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Thursday, January 16, 2003

Christian Home gets new director, new look

Staff Writer

The Christian Home of Pecos will have new amanagement and a new look in 2003, with the arrival of a new director and a new paint job planned for the building at 12th and Elm streets.

As of last Friday, Mark Polzin took over the management position with the departure of Bruce Dury, who resigned his post after getting married at the end of 2002.

A Louisiana native, Polzin said that he was just walking alongside the road when a man picked him up and asked him where he was going.

"I told him that I was headed where ever the Lord took me," Polzin said. "He then brought me to the home and asked if I would come work for them."

Not having anywhere to go, Polzin said that he decided to stay and help out.

In working with Dury for six months, Polzin said that he was asked to take over the management position by Dury for he already knew what plans they had for the renovation of the home and how things were run.

Currently Polzin and his crew are working on the installation of paneling, new floors and the painting of the rooms.

"Some of the items were donated," Polzin said. "Starkey Warren from Airlawn Furniture donated the carpet, Larry Windham for Gibson's donated the paneling and Olga Guebara from Wal-Mart donated the paint."

The Christian Home provides help to people who arrive in Pecos without any financial resources, and also operate a thrift store next door to their main building on West 12th Street. The Christian Home also sponsors the annual free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, which usually serve 300 to 400 local residents at the Reeves County Civic Center.

Polzin said that he wanted to tell the people of Pecos, "Do not worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)"

Livestock Show adds new events

Staff Writer

More participants and different events are planned for this year's Reeves-Loving County Junior Livestock Show and Sale, scheduled for this weekend at the Reeves County Civic Center.

The livestock show and sale will begin today with weigh-in set from 4:30-7 p.m.

Youth from both the Pecos and Balmorhea areas along with those from Loving County will participate in this weekend's event.

All sheep, goats and hogs will weigh-in at the Reeves County Civic Center starting this afternoon with the judging beginning with the goat show on Friday at 5:15 p.m., It will be followed by the Steer Show at 6:30 p.m. and the Lamb Show at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the Hog Show will kick off events at 8 a.m. and a barbecue dinner will be held late that afternoon. The Premium Sale will take place at 7 p.m. at the civic center.

A total of 250 animals validated for this year's show, according to Cookie Canon, one of the organizers of the event.

There will be 148 hogs, 40 lambs, 58 goats and four steers.

Canon said that the number of participants and animals was up from last year, which is really good news. "We're just very excited that we have more participate this year, that's a good thing and we're really happy about it," she said.

"There were 108 kids that validated," she added.

Canon said that there were 91 participants last year with 211 animals. "There's almost 40 more this year and we're really glad about that," she said. "We want this to be a big event."

Canon said that along with the increase in entries, some new things have been added to include the younger kids.

"We'll have a Pee-Wee showmanship with goats and lambs after the judging and a hog Pee-Wee showmanship after the hog judging," she said. Anyone not old enough to show, can participate in the Pee-Wee Show.

"A lot of them have older siblings that participate in the show and this way they can participate as well," said Canon. "It will be good practice for them and can be a family project."

All the kids that participate in the Pee-Wee Show will receive a ribbon.

A barbecue plate sale will be held Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. "Anyone who buys a ticket, we will have a drawing afterwards and the winner will receive a turkey fryer, the turkey and oil," said Canon. "The kid who sold the ticket to the winner will receive a pair of boots or a gift certificate from Desiree's Boutique."

Herb Stewart will be cooking the barbecue with the help of Hugh and Gail Box. The Reeves County Sheriff's Department is providing the potato salad and the Lion's Club will be serving.

D.J. "Cat" Hernandez will provide musical entertainment during the dinner. "He did this last year and everyone really enjoyed it, so we're going to do this again," said Canon.

Individuals can also come out and buy an animal and there will be meat processors on hand, according to Canon.

"The weigh-in is today and after they bring the animals in, they can't take them out," said Canon.

Canon said that security would be on the premises throughout the night at the civic center.

The Balmorhea Ag Boosters will once again be manning the concession stand and will donate a portion of their proceeds to the show. "They do wonderful work and they have been doing this for several years.

Announcer will be Harvey Ramsey, who has been doing this for almost 30 years. However, Canon said, "This might be his last year, because they are moving."

Auctioneer will be Mem Hall of Marfa; judges will include, John Kearney of San Angelo who will be judging the steers, lambs and goats and Josh Krohn, of Indiana, who will be judging the hogs.

Garlick, Bagley, Mondragon win Balmorhea show awards

Russell Garlick earned Grand Champion honors in the Swine Show, Adrienne Bagley took the Grand Champion award in the Lamb Show and Dailynn Mondragon did the same in the Goat Show this past Saturday in Balmorhea, as part of the annual Balmorhea Livestock Show.

The Balmorhea show is held each year the week prior to the Reeves-Loving County Livestock Show and this year's event was a huge success, according to the organizers of the event.

Winners in the Swine Division include:

Hampshire: 1st Russell Garlick; 2nd Joseph Dutchover; 3rd Tylene Barranday; 4th Julia Garlick; 5th Jay Sanchez; Champion Hampshire Russell Garlick and Reserve Champion Hampshire Joseph Dutchover.

OPB (Other Pure Breds): 1st Amber Cook; 2nd Levon Barragan; 3rd Amber Cook; 4th Joseph Dutchover; Champion OPB Amber Cook and Reserve Champion OPB Levon Barragan.

Lt. Weight Cross: 1st Robert Vasquez; 2nd Vanessa Garcia; 3rd Levon Barragan; 4th Sarah Matta; Champion Cross Julia Garlick and Reserve Champion Cross Robert Vasquez.

Heavy Weight Cross: 1st Julia Garlick; 2nd Tylena Barrandey and 3rd Ryan Bustamante.

Grand Champion Swine: Russell Garlick.

Reserve Grand Champion Swine: Julia Garlick.

Jr. Showmanship Swine: Ryan Bustamante.Sr. Showmanship Swine: Levon Barragan.


Finewool: 1st Adam Roman; 2nd Mayle McElroy; 3rd Adrienne Bagley; Champion Finewool Adam Roman and Reserve Champion Finewool Mayle McElroy.

Finewool Cross: 1st Adrienne Bagley; 2nd Adam Roman; 3rd Mayle McElroy; 4th Jamie Gallego; Champion Finewool Cross Adrienne Bagley and Reserve Champion Finewool Cross Adam Roman.

Medium Wool: 1st Adam Roman; 2nd JoGina Gallego; Champion Medium Wool Adam Roman and Reserve Champion Medium Wool JoGina Gallego.

Grand Champion Lamb: Adrienne Bagley.Reserve Grand Champion Lamb: Adam Roman.Jr. Showmanship Lamb: Adam Roman. Sr. ShowmaNship Lamb: JoGina Gallego.


Lt. Weight Goats: 1st Angela Fleenor; 2nd Gabriel Saenz; 3rd Brianna Rodriguez and 4th Lizzie Saenz.

Medium Weight Goats: 1st Mayle McElroy; 2nd Mayle McElroy; 3rd Brandi Machuca; 4th JoGina Gallego and 5th Jamie Gallego.

Lt. Heavy Weight Goat: 1st Adrienne Bagley; 2nd Joseph Dutchover; 3rd Mayle McElroy and 4th Justin Machuca.

Heavy Weight Goats: 1st Caitlin Hebbert; 2nd Adam Roman; 3rd Caitlin Hebbert and 4th Jalonnie Sanchez.

Heavy Heavy Weight Goats: 1st Dailynn Mondragon; 2nd Tyler Hebbert; 3rd Tyler Hebbert; 4th Jose Rodriguez and 5th Justin Machuca.

Grand Champion Goat: Dailynn Mondragon. Reserve Grand Champion Goat: Adrienne Bagley. Jr. Showmanship Goat: Adrienne Bagley. Sr. Showmanship Goat: Russell Garlick.

Corrections / Clarifications


The name of the guest speaker for the Annual Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet who was announced in a story in Wednesday's Pecos Enterprise was incorrect. The guest speaker will be Lemuel Phillips, not Manuel Phillips. He is from Texas A&M and is a motivational speaker and humorist.


A brief in the lower section of Wednesday's Pecos Enterprise stated that the Grand Opening for the Flat Top Farms Dairy, was to be held on March 9. The actual Grand Opening will be held Thursday, March 6. The dairy is located 20 miles southeast of Pecos.


An item in the Police Report which appeared in Monday's Enterprise stated that Ruben Hernandez, Jr. had been arrested on a Reeves County Sheriff's Department warrant. Hernandez' probation had been re-instated, but the warrant had never been lifted and he was mistakenly arrested. Hernandez was released that same evening after the proper paperwork was located.

Presidio man guilty of abusing girl

Staff Writer

A Presidio man faces up to 45 years in prison after he was convicted in U.S. District Court in Pecos of bringing a young girl into the country for illegal purposes.

United States Attorney Johnny Sutton announced that a federal jury in Pecos convicted 29-year-old Jorge Carrasco Sanchez of Presidio, for smuggling a minor female across the Rio Grande into the United States to engage in criminal sexual activity.

In all, the jury late yesterday afternoon convicted Sanchez of three charges: transport of a juvenile in foreign commerce to engage in criminal sexual activity, import of alien for immoral purpose and harboring an illegal alien. The jury found that on April 29, 2002, Sanchez transported a 16-year-old Mexican National from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Presidio. Subsequently, she became the victim of aggravated sexual abuse at the hands of the defendant.

The jury also found that Sanchez illegally harbored the girl for approximately one month during which time he repeatedly assaulted her and threatened to kill her. On May 20, 2002, the female managed to escape from Sanchez and sought help from authorities.

"Whenever the conduct violates federal law, this office is committed to prosecuting the offenders regardless of the victim' nationality," said Sutton, in noting that the defendant crossed an international boundary during commission of the crime.

Sanchez faces up to 45 years in federal prison and a maximum $750,000 fine. He remains in federal custody pending sentencing. No sentencing date has been set.

The United States Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Charlie Jenkins prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Seminar to offer retirement info

A pre-retirement workshop for all teachers and school personnel in the TRS System will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification between Midland and Odessa

The CEED Building is located on the southeast corner of the State Hwy 191-FM 1788 interchange, north of Midland International Airport.

The workshop will address questions and concerns before retirement.

Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Jan. 24. The workshop is sponsored and provided at no cost to participants by: District XVIII of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.

Mail registration form to: Martha Kallus, TRTA District XVIII President 2213 Shell Ave., Midland, Tx. 79705.

For more information contact the local Texas Retired Teachers Association Committee Chairman David Tiner at 915-558-2835.

High Wednesday 80. Low this morning 34. Forecast for tonight: Clear and cold. Lows near 20. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday: Sunny. Highs near 50. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Sunday: Mostly clear. Lows near 30. Highs in the upper 60s.

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