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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Grocery Stores, Radio Shack, open New Year's

Staff Writer

  PECOS, Tues., Dec. 31, 2002 -- As the last day of the year comes to an end local businesses, stores  and banks will remain open their regular hours but will take the first day  of 2003 off for the most part. 

Several organizations keeping regular hours today are City Hall, West Texas National Bank, Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce, Pecos Enterprise, United States Postal Service and the Reeves County Court House.

All of these businesses will be closed tomorrow, January 1, 2003.

Security State Bank and the Lucius D. Bunton Federal Courthouse closed early today and will also be closed tomorrow. The bank closed at 3 p.m. and the courthouse closed at noon.

La Tienda, Bob's Thirftway and Radio Shack will all be open on New Year's Day.

Several Catholic services have also been planned for New Year's Day.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. at Santa Rosa, 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine, both in Pecos, and at 11 a.m. at Christ the King in Balmorhea.

Locust street bust yields marijuana charge

  PECOS, Tues., Dec. 31, 2002 -- A narcotics search warrant turned up an illegal substance and landed one man in jail early this morning.

At approximately 8:14 a.m. today officers with the Pecos Police Department and the Reeves County Sheriff's Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 1115 S. Locust Street.

"Once the residence was secured by the SWAT Team, officers proceeded to search the premises," said Pecos Police Investigator Paul Deishler.

Officers completed their search of the premises and James Burciaga, 21, was placed under arrest for the offense of possession of a controlled substance marijuana, within one thousand feet of a school. The charge listed marijuana as the substance found by police.

Burciaga is currently in the Criminal Justice Center awaiting arraignment.

Agency on Aging Seminar Scheduled

  PECOS, Tues., Dec. 31, 2002 -- The Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission is sponsoring a mini seminar, from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at the Pecos Senior Citizens Center.

The seminar is titled, "Hands that Care."

This educational seminar will inform and empower family caregivers about issues surrounding family caregiving. The seminar is free and open to the public and is funded by the Texas Department on Aging.

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