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Monday, April 28, 2003

Students receive awards at museum

West of the Pecos Museum sponsored the 16th Annual Student Art Festival and held a reception and awards ceremony to honor the students.

Ribbons and prizes were handed out during the special event held Thursday evening in the museum courtyard.

In first grade, Montgomery Miller placed first; second place went to Lara Gonzales; third place, Eric Garcia; honorable mentions went to Justin Johnson and Saydee Hannah.

Second grade winners were first place, Malainny Alonzo; second place, Marissa Elizondo; third place, Dominic Garcia; honorable mentions to Gabby Levario, Elias Ballard and Jesus Rayos.

Third grade winners: Marissa Tarango, first place; second place, Kelly Lease; third place Samantha Contreras; honorable mentions, Desiree Olivas, Michael Bautista and Joshua Hernandez.

Fourth grade: first place winner, Nigiel Lozano; second place, Marcos Beltran; third place, Joshua Ramirez; honorable mentions, Angela Fleenor and Steven Lopez.

Fifth grade winners: Markissa Campos, first place; second place, Robert Moore; third place, Cyndia Baeza and honorable mention, Kimberlee Orsak.

Sixth graders: first place, Lyndsay Chowning; second place, Brian Carrasco; third place, Bailey Hernandez; honorable mentions, Kelreen Darpolar, Yadira Mendoza and Lilianna Gutierrez.

Best of Show Awards for first through third Grade Division was Marissa Tarango and Best of Show fourth through 6th grade Division was Lyndsay Chowning.

Garcia selected as Officer of the Month

Officer Frank Garcia has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month for March at the Reeves County Detention Center I.

Officer Garcia is a resident of Fort Stockton and a graduate of Fort Stockton High School.

He has three children, Jaron, six years old, Rubina, 12-years-old and Albert, 21 years-old, who is presenting serving in the U.S. Army.

His hobbies include coaching Little League baseball, having outings with the children, and working on older motor vehicles.

Officer Garcia's work experience includes working for TDCJ Lynaugh Unit and in the N-5 Unit, located in Fort Stockton, for a year and a half.

He began his employment with the Reeves County Detention Center on July 6, 1999, and was promoted on July 2000, to Correctional Officer III.

Officer Garcia has worked all pertinent posts and is dedicated to the operation of the Reeves County Detention Center.

Officer Garcia willingly accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes all assigned tasks in minimal time with exceptional results, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.

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

"He has continuously executed this responsibility in the highest manner and always takes pride in his job as a correctional officer at the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

In December 2002, Officer Garcia was selected as Officer of the Month for his hard work and dedication.

He has been a member of the Disturbance Control Team for the past year and presently serves as Activity Officer for the evening shift.

The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to recognize Officer Garcia as Correctional Officer of the Month.

"His high standards, quality of work performance, and self-motivation have earned him this honor," said Franco. "It is a pleasure to be associated with an individual such as Officer Garcia who exhibits such professionalism," he said.

"We wish him continued success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

Program scheduled at OC

Odessa College's Adult Basic Education Department will hold its annual Program of Recognition at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, in Deaderick Auditorium.

The program will honor students who have completed the program for General Education Development (GED).

Awards will be presented to recognize outstanding students and staff for their achievements and contributions to adult education.

Following the ceremony, the department will host a reception in the OC cafeteria for students and their families and friends.

For more information, contact the Adult Basic Education Department at 333-7407.

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