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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 25, 2002
Happy Birthday to Cruz Villareal
Happy Birthday to Angelica Prieto
Happy Birthday to Hujo Jasso
Belated Happy Birthday to Ashley Nicole Abila
Belated Happy Birthday to Roseanne Fierro
Happy Anniversary to Raul and Roseanne Fierro
Congratulations to Dori and Aaron Granado on the birth of their
Montoya, White announce April wedding plans
Thomas and Thelma White, of Saginaw, announce the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Barbara Jean White to Fernando Candia Montoya.
Montoya is the son of Tiodoso "Tio" and Alma C. Montoya of Odessa. He
is a 1997 Permian High School graduate, Texas Bible Institute Graduate
and is currently employed with Burchfield Ministries in Columbus, Tx.
The bride-elect is a 1998 Calvary Academy graduate, Texas Bible Institute
graduate and is currently employed with Burchfield Ministries in Columbus,
The couple plan to wed on Saturday, April 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Marruffo completes basic training
Marine Corps Pfc. Steven P. Marruffo, son of Hortencia and Israel Marruffo,
of Pecos, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Maruffo successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge
new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
Maruffo and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running
three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning
program, Maruffo 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.
Maruffo and other recruits also received instructions on the Marine
Corps' core values _ honor, courage and commitment, and what the words
mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.
Maruffo 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
Maruffo is a 2001 graduate of Pecos High School of Pecos.
OC students take top honors at exhibition
Odessa College students and faculty recently took top photography honors
at the Odessa Art Association's 44th Annual Permian Basin Art
Exhibition. The awards were presented at a reception Feb. 15 at the Ellen
Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin.
Student winners, all from Odessa, were S. C. Carlisle, first place and
honorable mention; Sally Osborn, third place; and Rodney Howard, honorable
mention. Adjunct photography and digital image instructor Beckwith Thompson
won second place.
Photography professor and department chair Steve Goff had two works
accepted for the exhibition, which concluded March 17.
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