Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
KOL to study service needs of community
By ROSIE FLORES
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 22, 2003 -- About 50 individuals discussed ways to
improve services to members of the Pecos community, during a pair of
"Customer Service" previews held Tuesday at the Pecos Community Center.
"We had a really good turnout and everyone was pleased," said Pecos
Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Gholson about the Customer
Service Free Preview, which was sponsored by the Pecos Workforce
Network, Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce, Pecos Main Street Program and
the Odessa College - Pecos Technical Training Center.
There were two workshops provided, one at 2 p.m. and the other at
"Most of the individuals were from businesses in the community,"
said Gholson. "We're pleased with the turnout."
Gholson said that everyone seemed to enjoy it and some wanted to
know if there would be another one held in the near future.
"The KOL (Key Opinion Leaders) group will receive the results of
this preview," said Gholson. "This was to give them a little preview of
ways that training can be used and ways to provide it," said Gholson.
The KOL group held meetings this past April and in October of 2002,
which were designed to help improve services to the Pecos community
under current manpower conditions.
Gholson said that there are a variety of ways to provide services in
the community and this was a little preview set up to do just that. "We
need to know what they need and what we can provide for them," she
One of the main items identified was customer service. "That's why
the process of customer service was provided first," said Gholson.
Odessa College took back the results of what the individuals wrote.
"They wrote down their needs and provided important input that Odessa
College took back with them," said Gholson. "They will then send the
results back to us and we will take them to the KOL retreat."
A second KOL retreat is scheduled for Nov. 8, in Balmorhea.
"These issues will be brought up and discussed at that time," said
"They did write down what they enjoyed the most about the preview
and what they felt was needed in the community," she said.
Barstow man lightens up over eight-year span
By BRENDEN BRIGGS
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 22, 2003 -- Three feet.
That is the amount of circumference that a Barstow resident has lost
off of his waist over the past eight years.
Since the passing of his wife, Ronnie Ryan has slowly, but steadily
lost 320 pounds.
"Really didn't have any particular reason, just maybe to keep the
handles from falling off of my coffin when my pallbearers go to lift me
up," Ryan quipped, "I'd hate to embarrass my family like that."
The weight loss it not due to any fad diet, he has just dropped the
amount of food he eats down to a manageable level.
"My dog eats a ham omelet every morning, while I have two pieces of
dry toast with one packet of sweet 'n' low between them."
"I still have the things I want though, I cannot resist my daily
serving of ice cream every afternoon at 3."
Going from 497 pounds and size 76 pants, to the current 180 pounds
and size 40 pants, Mr. Ryan has lost a lot of weight but says he still
has room to go.
"I'm aiming for 150," he said, "but even at 180 I am as small as I
was when I was 14."
"The only advice I have for people trying to lose weight is, go
hungry as hell. That is the way I do it and that is the only way I know
Suspect sought following Eddy St. pot bust
By ROSIE FLORES
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 22, 2003 -- Illegal drugs were uncovered and an
investigation is continuing by police following a narcotics search
warrant executed last evening at a home on South Eddy Street.
At about 9:11 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.21, officers from the Pecos Police
Department, Trans Pecos Drug Task Force, 143rd District Attorney's
Office and the Reeves County Sheriff's Department executed a narcotics
search warrant at the home of Janie Patino Ramirez, 1509 S. Eddy St.
"During the search of the residence a felony amount of a substance
believed to be marijuana was found inside the residence," said Pecos
Police Investigator Paul Deishler.
Deishler said that the officers had uncovered approximately a
quarter pound of marijuana at the home.
"We have a suspect that we're going to put out a warrant on," said
The suspect faces charges of possession of a controlled substance
with intent to distribute, within 1,000 feet of Pecos High School. No
arrests have been made as of late this morning in the incident.
Also found inside the residence was paraphernalia used with the
smoking of marijuana and the packaging of marijuana, according to
Arrest warrants are pending for the one subject that resides at that
residence, but who was not there at the time of the raid.
"He will be charged with possession of a controlled substance
(felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with it being so
close to the high school," said Deishler.
Tickets available for Eagles' game against Monahans
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 22, 2003 -- Tickets are currently on sale at the
Pecos High School Business Office for the Pecos Eagles' home game
scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday at Eagle Stadium.
The Pecos Eagles will face long-time rivals the Monahans Loboes.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Eagles.
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 22, 2003 -- High Tues. 95. Low this morning 47.
Forecast for tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows near 50. East winds near 10
mph in the evening becoming light and variable. Thurs.: Mostly sunny.
Highs 85 to 90. Light and variable winds becoming SE near 10 mph in the
afternoon. Thurs. night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s to the
lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs near
90. SW winds 10 to 15 mph. Fri. night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower
to mid 50s. Sat.: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s to the lower 70s. Sat.
night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the
lower to mid 40s.
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