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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
May 4, 2001
Seijas departs on deployment
PECOS, May 4, 2001 - Navy Fireman Apprentice Herman J. Seijas, son of Merced
J. and Edel J. De La Garza, of Pecos, recently departed on a six-month
deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf while assigned
to the guided missile frigate USS Curts, home ported in San Diego.
As part of the Middle East Force, Seijas' ship is participating in maritime
interdiction operations to enforce U.N. sanctions restricting trade with
Iraq. While inspecting vessels suspected of violating the sanctions, USS
Curts is playing a major role in maintaining U.N. policies.
Although the primary mission of Seijas' ship is anti-submarine warfare,
Curts is also equipped with guns for surface actions and anti-aircraft
missiles. Helicopters with sonar and torpedo capabilities are also embarked
Seijas is a 2000 graduate of Pecos High School of Pecos and joined the
Navy in June 2000.
OC student wins first place in state
PECOS, May 4, 2001 - Odessa College cosmetology students recently took
first-place honors and earned numerous awards at a SkillsUSA-VICA state
competition, qualifying one OC student as the state's only representative
for the national finals this summer.
SkillsUSA-VICA, formerly Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, is
a national organization serving over 245,000 high school students, college
students and professionals involved in training programs for technical,
skilled and service occupations.
At the Harlingen meet, the OC students competed in practical skills
and written examination categories, and submitted hair and makeup designs
utilizing mannequins, according to Lou Ann Hitt, cosmetology professor
and club sponsor.
In the skills competition, Kay Jones won first place and Bethany Potter
placed third. The skills competition examined competence in hair cutting,
hair roll-up (setting wet hair), preparing daytime and evening comb-out
With her first-place win, Jones will represent Texas at the national
finals June 25-29 in Kansas City, Mo.
Mendoza celebrates second birthday
PECOS, May 4, 2001 - Matilda Margueite Mendoza celebrated her second birthday
on April 15.
Matilda's and her cousins, aunts and family members had a great time
at her home in San Angelo.
She is the daughter of Fidel and Marge Mendoza of San Angelo.
Her grandparents are Marcos and Georgia Mendoza of Pecos and the late
Jesus and Carmen Rodriguez of El Paso.
`Voices of Faith' comes to Pecos
PECOS, May 4, 2001 - Voices of Faith of the Permian Basin will be in Pecos
at 6 p.m., Saturday at the Pecos High School.
The group will be sharing and spreading the love of Jesus through songs
The event is sponsored by St. James Baptist Church. The pastor for the
church is Joe L. Terry.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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