Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
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
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,"
"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
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