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Friday, February 14, 2003

Aguilar named Employee of the Month

Silvia Aguilar has been named Employee of the Month at the Reeves County Civic Center for the month of February.

She is a 1980 graduate of Pecos High School and the proud mother of two sons, Felipe and Daniel.

Counselor Aguilar began her employment with the Reeves County Detention Center in 1998. She was promoted to Counselor on May 29, 2001 and has played a key role in the success of the facility.

Aguilar has assisted Unit Management during the most difficult of times without hesitation.

Her duties include assisting inmates to locate missing property and money transfers from other facilities, maintaining sanitation in her unit, Inmate Counseling Programs, Inmate Financial Responsibility programs, and other pertinent inmate programs.

In addition, she assists the Correctional Supervisors in relieving staff, standing Main Line during Mess Hall and providing guidance and supervision to new staff, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.

"Aguilar excelled in the performance of these duties and set an excellent example for new staff," said Franco.

The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to have Silvia Aguilar as an employee.

"We extend our congratulations to her and her family on this well-deserved award," said Franco. "I am confident she will continue to exert her best efforts on behalf of this institution," he said.

"We take pride in recognizing Ms. Aguilar as Employee of the Month for February 2003.

Garcia Assaigned to assault ship

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Garcia, son of Hilario Garcia of Pecos, is currently on his fifth month of deployment while assigned to the amphibious assault ships USS Nassau, based in Norfolk, Va.

Garcia is one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group.

During this deployment, Garcia's ship supported the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and participated in training, humanitarian assistance and peace support operations in Spain, Italy, Kosovo, Kenya and Djibouti, Africa before patrolling the seas and skies in the U.S. Forces Central Command area of responsibility.

USS Nassau supports amphibious operations using Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs), which are specially-designed Hovercraft that deliver vehicles and equipment to the beach. The ship also has conventional landing craft and helicopters embarked, and is equipped with medical facilities staffed by Navy doctors, dentists, nurses and corpsmen.

Garcia is a 1999 graduate of Madison County High School of Madison, Fla. and joined the Navy in March 2000.

Pecos students get degrees from OC

Several students from Pecos graduated from Odessa College in December.

Graduates from Pecos include: Richardo Evaro, Robert Gerbert, Eloy Herrera, Miguel Machuca, Mark Marquez, Sylvia Mendoza, Juan Muniz, Crystal Valenzuela and Elsa Velasquez.

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