Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 3, 2002
Pecos fares well in recent UIL meet
Crockett Middle School fared well during a UIL Math/Science meet held
in Seminole recently.
"We were pleased with the results, the students worked hard and did very
well," said teacher Jim Workman.
About seven other schools participated in the meet, including Ralls, Brownfield,
Muleshoe, Crane and Colorado City.
Workman said that a big meet is planned in Pecos in January. "This will
be a math, science and literary meet," said teacher Olivia Herrera. "We hope
to get from 10-11 schools to participate, we want to make it as big as possible,"
At the Seminole meet, in Number Sense eighth grade, students that placed
include Amanda Natividad, third place, Jennifer Jurado, fourth place and
Vanessa Valeriano, ninth place.
In Number Sense, seventh grade, Adam Medina placed ninth.
Brittany Castaneda placed tenth in calculator seventh grade and in General
Math eighth grade, Amanda Natividad took first place and Jennifer Jurado
In General Math seventh grade, Adam Medina placed fourth; Brittany Castaneda
took eighth place and Eleanor Mason placed tenth.
In Science eighth grade, Mark Lyles was third and Luis Nunez placed fifth.
R.J. Guerra placed fifth in Science seventh grade.
Pecos scored 1,485 points for third place overall at the meet.
Bitolas named officer of month
Danny Bitolas has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month at
the Reeves County Detention Center II, for the month of December 2001.
Bitolas is a 1969 graduate of Pecos High School and the proud father of
Officer Bitolas began his employment with the Reeves County Detention
center on Sept. 29, 1993.
He currently holds the rank of Correctional Officer III. He is a veteran
officer who has proven himself to be both extremely reliable and a consummate
professional, according to his superiors.
"His work ethics and attitude are of the highest level and he is the epitome
of the kind of officers employed at the Reeves County Detention Center,"
said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.
"He accepts new challenges and assignments without hesitation and completes
his work without the need of supervision," said Franco. "He has stepped forward
as a veteran and helped to train and mentor the new officers at the facility,"
The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to recognize Correctional
Officer III Danny Bitolas as Correctional Officer of the Month.
His high standards, quality of work, performance, and self-motivation
have earned him this honor, according to Franco.
"It is a pleasure to be associated with an individual such as Officer
Bitolas, who exhibits such professionalism," said Franco. "We wish him continued
success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.
GED registration scheduled
GED registration will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 7, at
Lamar Alternative School.
Registration is for those individuals who would like to obtain their GED.
Classes will be provided by David Reyes.
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