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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Acosta is semi-finalist in poetry contest

Alonzo "Spiceman" Acosta was named as semi-finalist in International Open Poetry Contest sponsored by The International Library of Poetry.

Acosta's poem "Dare I" was certified by the Selection Committee who stated "…your poem was selected for publication, and as a contest semi-finalist, on the basis of your unique talent and artistic vision…"

Acosta also writes for "My Casting Call.Com Magazine" out of Houston, "La Raza" newspaper which originates out of Houston and San Antonio, for "The Permian Basin Entertainment Guide" out of Odessa, and for a new magazine that will start publication soon out of McCallen which is headed by Ace Advertisements.

As well as writing for these publications, he also writes children's stories and is busy on a book entitled, "Why Men Stray," which he hopes will be out by the end of this year.

He is co-writing a play with his son, Jacob Acosta, who is a drama student at Odessa College. The play which is entitled, "Just cause I'm your son," is about a Hispanic father attempting to guide his family in today's society.

Acosta also maintains a Website where he writes his insight on different topics. His website is

Carrasco selected Officer of the Month

Officer Angel Carrasco has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month for the month of April at the Reeves County Detention Center I.

Officer Carrasco is a graduate of Pecos High School, attended Odessa College and is working on obtaining an Associate's Degree as an Advanced Electric Technician.

He is married to Priscilla, also from Pecos and has two children, Devin Angel, 9 years old and Kerstin, 15 years of age.

Officer Carrasco is a certified welder, has a Class A Commercial Driver's License and enjoys working on automotive electrical systems.

He is presently working part-time for Oilfield Phone Service.

Officer Carrasco's part-time employment with the Oilfield Phone Service has been a definite asset for the Reeves County Detention Center, being that this company furnishes the facility with services on the inmate phone system.

He is on hand resolving any problems or complaints that the inmates might have with the phone system.

Officer Carrasco began his employment with the Reeves County Detention Center on May 6, 2001.

As a Correctional Officer, Carrasco's primary responsibility is to maintain security and control of the institution.

He has worked all pertinent posts and is dedicated to the operation of the Reeves County Detention Center, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.

"Officer Carrasco accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes all assigned tasks in minimal time with exceptional results," said Franco. "He has proven to be a very reliable and dedicated officer," he said.

Officer Carrasco displays all the qualities desired in a correction officer, according to Franco.

The Reeves County Detention Center congratulates Officer Carrasco and wishes him a long and happy employment at the facility.

Summer swimming sign-ups scheduled

Pecos High School will be offering summer swimming lessons and registration has been set for Monday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 22, at the Pecos High School Swimming Pool.

Registration will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and cost will be $25 per session, per child.

Session I will take place from June 3-14 and will run from Monday through Friday and session II will be from June 17-28, (Monday through Friday).

For more information contact Terri Morse at 447-7242.

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