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Thursday, February 21, 2002

Ybarra named Employee of Month at RCDC

Patrick Ybarra has been named Employee of the Month for the month of February at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Ybarra is a 1992 graduate of Pecos High School and the proud father of two children, a son, Justin and a daughter, Jasmine.

Officer Ybarra began his employment with the Reeves County Detention Center in 1992. He left and returned on May 7, 2001.

He has played a key role in the success of the facility, according to Reeves County Detention Center Warden Rudy Franco.

Ybarra assisted Unit Management during this assignment as a temporary counselor from Oct. 31 through Dec. 2.

His duties included assisting inmates to locate missing property and money transfers from other facilities. In addition, he assisted the Correctional Supervisors in relieving staff, standing Main Line during Mess Hall and providing guidance and supervision to new staff.

"Mr. Ybarra excelled in the performance of these duties and set an excellent example for new staff," said Franco.

The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to have Ybarra as an employee, according to Franco.

"We extend our congratulations to him and his family on this well deserved award," said Franco. "I am confident he will continue to exert his best efforts on behalf of this institution," he said.

"We take pride in recognizing Mr. Ybarra as Employee of the Month for February," said Franco.

Garcia completes basic training

Marine Corps Pvt. Ricardo A. Garcia, son of Elpidia O. and Ricardo Garcia of Pecos, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Garcia successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Garcia and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Garcia spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.

Garcia and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values _ honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.

Garcia and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solving evolution which culminated with an emotional ceremony in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp began.

Garcia is a 2001 graduate of Pecos High School.

Enchilda Plate sale planned

An Enchilda Plate sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 22, at Santa Rosa Hall.

Plate will contain three red enchiladas, with rice beans and a salad, for $4. Enchiladas with an egg on top will be $4.50.

Delivery will be made on four ore more plates.

The sale will benefit the youth group.

For orders call 445-2302 on Friday.

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