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Tuesday, June 10

1997 Golden Girl Nominees

Cynthia Almanza

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Cynthia Almanza is the 16-year-old daughter of Enrique and Leticia
Almanza of Pecos.

She is being sponsored by Herrera Insurance Agency.

Miss Almanza is a student at Pecos High School. She is a varsity
cheerleder, UCA cheerleader, a member of Business Professionals of
America State Alternate, P.H.S. Mariachi-one state medal, two first
division medals and Student of the Month for October.

She has been an officer of the PHS band. Her hobbies and other interests
include playing the piano, guitar, singing and dancing. She enjoys
reading and participating with Santa Rosa Catholic Church Confirmation

She enjoys being around people, stating, "I like to talk a lot. I enjoy everything I do and will always give 101 percent in everything I do!"

Gabriella Bafidis

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Gabriella Bafidis is the 17-year-old daughter of Linda Bafidis of Pecos.

She is sponsored by Desert Rental and Sales, of Pecos.

Miss Bafidis is a member of the National Honor Society, one year; Mu
Alpha Theta, two years; band, three years; student council, three years;
UIL journalism, one year; yearbook, one year; newspaper, one year;
concurrent classes, Gifted and Talented/Enhanced Programs; Spanish Club;
Freshman Student of the Month; Sophomore Outstanding Student in Spanish
and an angel in the ANGELS program. She is an active member of the
Catholic church.

She has held the following offices: freshman, sophomore and junior
president of the student council; band vice-president (96-97); Sophomore
Spirit and Student Attitude Chairman (95-96); Junior Pride and Spirit
Chairman (96-97). She will be president of the Student Council for
1997-98 school year.

Softball, dancing, working on computers, playing the flute and sleeping
are some of her favorite hobbies.

Miss Bafidis plans to attend Texas A&M University and study civil engineering.

Rayos enters delayed program

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Dennis F. Rayos, Jr. has joined the United States Army under the Delayed
Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Odessa.

The program gives young men or women the opportunity to delay enlistment
into the Army for up to one year before reporting to basic military

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill,
travel and become eligible to receive as much as $30,000 toward a
college education. After completion of basic training, soldiers receive
advanced individual training in their career specialty.

Rayos, a 1994 graduate of Pecos High School, will report to Fort
McClellan, Anniston, Ala., for basic military trianing on June 24.He is the son of Yolanda and Dennis F. Rayos of Pecos.

Lopez chosen as Employee of Month

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Luis Lopez been selected as Employee of the Month for the month of June
at the Reeves County Detention Center.

His outstanding job performance has enabled him to be selected as the
monthly employeed.

Officer Lopez was nominated due to his continuous effort to provide
assistance to other departments.

Lopez is a veteran officer with the facility, since April, 1992, and in
his tenure with the facility he has always been dedicated and loyal.

"He serves the department well and for this we are grateful," said
Warden Rudy Franco.

"He has served the RCDC with loyalty, integrity and serves as an
excellent example of a correctional officer to the entire staff," said

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