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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997

Metler ends basic training

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Army Reserve Pvt. Matthew L. Metler has entered basic military training
at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the eight weeks of training, the soldiers will study the Army
mission and will receive instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons,
map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid,
Army history and traditions, and special training in human relations.

Melter is the son of Steve and Chris Metler of Pecos.The private is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School.

Smith reunion held recently

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The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Smith held their bi-annual family
reunion, Aug. 15-17.

There was a total of 45 in attendance from Pecos, Odessa, Midland,
Lubbock, Toyah, El Paso, Barstow and San Antonio, O'Fallen, Mo., Sioux
City, Sa., Lewiston, N.Y. and Walton Beach, Fla.

The Smith children are Frankie Smith of League City, Tx., Maxine Wickson
of Pecos, Paul Smith of Midland, Doris Tims of El Paso and James P.
Smith of O'Fallen, Mo.

A picnic was held at Maxey Park on Friday, a barbecue held at the
Sheriff's Posse Barn on Saturday and activities were finalized with
attending church services at North Temple Church Sunday morning followed by lunch and farewells.

OC enrollment shows increase

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Odessa College's fall 1997 enrollment reached 5,056 students, a record
for the 51-year-old school and a 3.5 percent increase over fall 1996
when 4,886 students enrolled, college administrators announced.

The previous high enrollment for OC was 5,000 students in fall 1990.

"I am extremely pleased to note that the growth is widespread for our
system," Dr. Vance Gipson, Odessa College president said. "In fact, we
have growth both on campus and in our extension programs,"

Concurrent enrollment classes at Permian and Odessa High Schools showed
healthy increases. through concurrent enrollment, high school students
can receive both high school and college credit for the same class.

The fall enrollment reflects only students taking credit classes at
Odessa College. The college also enrolls about 8,500 people in one or
more non-credit courses every through its Continuing Education Division.
Non-credit courses include contract training for business and industry,
workforce education, adult basic education, GED preparation and English
for Speakers of Other Languages.

OC offers credit extension or non-credit adult education courses in 13
area towns and concurrent enrollment courses at 11 high schools.

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