Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Marsh attends JP seminar
Judge J.T. Marsh was certified at the recent Twenty Hour Justice of the
Peace Seminar held Oct. 9-12, in Lubbock.
The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center,
a division of Southwest Texas State University, with offices in Austin.
The seminar is one of five held for elected Justices of the Peace so
they can fulfill their Continuing Judicial Education Requirements as set
forth in Article 27.005 of the Texas Government Code.
The seminar addressed topics such as Judicial Ethics, Creating a Bia-Free
Court, Justice Civil vs Small Claims, Traffic Laws, Inquests, Family Violence,
Magistrate Duties, Probably Cause and Search Warrants, DOT Regulations,
Landlord Tennant Issues, Minor In Possession, Attorney and Pro Se Litigants,
J.P. Office Procedure, and Financial Management.
Salinas on duty in Germany
Air Force Staff Sgt. Roger G. Salinas has arrived for duty at Spangdahlem
Air Base, Germany.
Salinas is a utilities system craftsman assigned to the 52nd
Civil Engineer Squadron.
He is the son of Juan S. and Florinda G. Salinas of Barstow.
His wife, Pam, is the daughter of Greg Nestaval of Georgetown, Tx.
The sergeant is a 1990 graduate of Pecos High School.
Longtime WTSS employee retires
It was with bittersweet emotions that friends and co-workers of West Texas
State School Juvenile Correction Officer Manuela Dunham came together on
Aug. 30, to bid her "Happy Retirement."
Manuela "Mona" Dunham served the Texas Youth Commission and West Texas
State School for more than 22 years. She began her career with TYC in 1979
working in the dormitories as what was then a "Houseparent" and is now
a Juvenile Correction Officer. Dunham worked in the Education department
for the last several years.
At a luncheon held in her honor, Dunham was presented with an engraved
clock, a silver charm pendant with earrings, and a plaque recognizing her
22 years of dedication and service to West Texas State School, the Texas
Youth Commission and the troubled youth of Texas.
"I know my co-workers join me in saying that you are an outstanding
woman to know and work with," said co-worker Marcela Marenco. "You have
made lifelong friendships through the years and it saddens us all to see
you go, but we know you're ready and anxious for the beginning of the rest
of your life," she said.
Dunham could always be counted on for a "Good Morning" and a smile.
Her vast experience and dedication to the Texas Youth Commission and West
Texas State School will be greatly missed.
Women's club plans Fall board meeting
The Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs will hold
their annual Fall Board Meeting in Pecos on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The Modern Study Club will be hosting the event at the Pecos Senior
Citizen's Center Building, 119 S. Cedar, for all the Western District ladies.
Western District stretches from El Paso to Coahoma and from Andrews to
Registration and the serving of refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m.,
with Nan Cate in charge of registering the club women.
Peggy Kelton of McCamey, President of Western District will give the
Call to Order and preside over opening ceremonies.
After a short break and awarding some of the door prizes, a business
meeting will be held. Other activities will continue until mid-afternoon.
The Senior Citizens Center will provide lunch.
An invitation to the 42nd Annual Spring Convention to be
held on April 5-6, in Fort Stockton, will be given and repeating of the
Club Collect will close the 2001 Fall Board Meeting.
President Catherine Travland of The Modern Study Club was joined by
several members of the club, for a detailed planning session with President
Kelton in early September. Since then all club members have assumed their
designated jobs to have the meting be a success.
The Modern Study Club says, "Welcome," to President Kelton and all the
Western District Clubwomen.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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