Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, August 4, 2003
OC sponsors free program
Because Odessa College wants to help high school seniors and graduates
prepare for college, the college is offering a free program on Tuesday,
Aug. 12 called the Senior Scholar Experience.
Students and parents who sign up for the program will attend workshops
on how to choose a career, how to take standardized multiple-choice tests
and how to pay for college.
At 9:30 a.m., Career Services will help attendees explore how to choose
a career and decide what is important in the process. The standardized multiple-choice
test workshop will follow an hour later. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.,
and at noon, visitors will learn the ins and outs of paying for college
including federal financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans.
Attendance is limited to 50 students and parents. The reservation deadline
is at 5 p.m., Aug. 6.
To make reservations, call Rhonda Parsons at 335-6841.
Matta donates flag to museum
During the 39th "Old Timers" Reunion held on July 2, Lt. J.G.
Ernest Matta, Jr.,of the United States Navy presented to the citizens of
Pecos, a framed and documented American flag and photograph.
The inscription on the presentation reads, "This flag was flown over
Iraq from the Carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during operation Iraqi
Freedom. It is donated to the Town of Pecos, on behalf of all the brave men
and women who have, are, and will proudly serve in our country's military
to maintain freedom."
This young Pecos sailor and his family were on hand to join us in celebrating
our country's birthday as we enjoyed the West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade.
" The timing was perfect, for at the end of the presentation the color
guard came around the corner and we all "Celebrated Our Heritage" together,"
said museum curator Dorinda Millan. "When you see this family in the streets
and businesses of Pecos please be sure to congratulate them on the raising
of a fine American son," she said.
"We at the Pecos museum wish to commend the wonderful men and women who
serve our country proudly," said Millan.
The sacrifices made in every war and conflict for 225 plus years have
ensured us our rights, privileges and freedoms.
"An example of the pride these individuals hold in their hearts as they
serve the United States of America is apparent in the gift that they recently
left in the care of the museum," said Millan.
Barreno graduates from UTPB
Amy Barreno graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin
on May 10, with a Bachelor in Humanities Degree.
She received her Certification for Teaching Aug. 28.
Barreno is the daughter of Larry and Debra Martinez.
Her grandparents are Jim and Elidia Leonard and Linda Martinez.
Her brothers and sister are Marco, Chris, Amanda, and Larry Jr. who are
very proud of her.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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