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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997

Sixteen of September Queen Candidates

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Graciela Garcia

Graciela Garcia is the 17-year-old daughter of Eleuterio and Rachel
Garcia and is a senior at Pecos High School.

Graciela's activities at school are: feature editor of the school
newspaper, a member of the Eagle Band, the A.N.G.E.L.S Program and
Business Professionals of America.

Her community activities include, the Pecos Youth Advisory Council and
the Sheriff's Department Explorers Unit.

Graciela has also been named to Who's Who Among High School Students in
America for two consecutive years and has been nominated to attend the
National Youth Leadership Conference for Law in Washington, D.C.

Graciela said, "I am proud to be a part of this year's 16th of September
Celebration and to continue a family tradition of over 75 years, that
teach each of our generations, our history, tradition, culture, roots
and heredity."

Graciela thanks all the community for its strong support of the fiesta
this year and is proud to call Pecos home.

Debra Quiroz

Debra Quiroz is a 1997 candidate for the 16th of September Queen.

She is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cruz Quiroz, Sr.

"I am glad to be participating in this event because I love to help the
church and I think it will be a great experience," said Miss Quiroz.

The 16th of September Fiestas are the greatest, according to Quiroz.

"They remind me of our Mexican culture," she said.

Miss Quiroz is a member of the Barstow Choir and a member of D.E.C.A. at Pecos High School.

Rico chosen as Employee of Month

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Mariano Rico has been selected as Employee of the Month for the month of
September at the Reeves County Detention Center.

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

Rico has been selected because of his standard of excellence as shown in
the construction projects he has completed at the facility.

His dedication to his work and to the facility sets a high standard for
us all, according to Warden Rudy Franco.

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

Diaz completes course

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Marine Staff Sgt. Mario U. Diaz, a 1984 graduate of Pecos High School,
recently completed the Advanced Personnel Administration Course at
Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Service Support Schools,
Camp Lejeune, N.C.

During the seven-week course, senior non-commissioned officers like Diaz
learned office management procedures and administrative policies. Diaz
also studied the computer systems used for personnel administration
throughout the Marine Corps.

Pecos Enterprise
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