Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, July 29, 2002
Valdez named Employee of Month at RCDC
Joel Valdez has been named Employee of the Month for the month of July
at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Valdez was born and raised in Pecos, is married and the proud father of
three outstanding children.
He has been employed by the Reeves County Detention Center since Jan.
Valdez started as a correctional officer on Jan. 13, 1994 and was later
promoted to the recreation department.
On Oct. 1997, Valdez was promoted to the maintenance department with the
title of Maintenance Officer III. He is a great asset to this department
due to his ability and skills in plumbing, electrical and appliance work.
Valdez's duties include supervision of inmate orderlies, accountability
of all tools on the job site, inmate safety talks, taking care of major and
minor plumbing projects, working on daily work orders and working on all
types of electrical projects.
In addition to his regular duties, Valdez rotates on a 24-hour call schedule
and also acts as an assistant supervisor during the absences of his immediate
Valdez performs all these functions in an outstanding manner, according
to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.
"The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to have Joel Valdez as an
employee," said Franco.
"We take pride in recognizing Valdez as Employee of the Month for July
for performing his duties so diligently," said Franco.
Photography contest open to residents
The International Library of Photography announces that over $60,000 in
prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Amateur Photography
Photographers from the Pecos area, particularly beginners, are welcome
to try to win their share of over 1,300 prizes. The deadline for the contest
is Sept. 30. The contest is open to everyone and entry is free.
"Everyone has at least one memorable photo that captures a special moment
in time," said Christina Baylon, Contest Director. "When people learn about
our free photography contest, they suddenly realize that their own favorite
photos can win cash prizes, as well as gain national exposure," said Baylon.
To enter, send one photograph in only one of the following categories:
People, Travel, Pets, Children, Sports, Nature, Action, Humor, Portraiture,
or Other. The photo must be a color or black-and-white print (unmounted),
8" X 10" or smaller. All entries must include the photographer's name and
address on the back, as well as the category and the title of the photo.
Photographs should be sent to: The International Library of Photography,
Suite 101-2614, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Entries must
be postmarked by Sept. 30. You may also submit your photo directly at
The International Library of Photography is an organization dedicated
to bringing the work of amateur photographers to the public's attention.
You can view the work of over 1.1 million amateur photographers at their
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