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Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997

Baeza's tell of new daughter

Ruben and Mickie Baeza, of Pecos, announce the birth of
their daughter, Monica Daisy Baeza.

Little Monica was born Sunday, Dec. 7, Reeves County

She weighed seven pounds and 10 ounces at birth.

She was welcomed home by her brother, Ruben James.

Paternal grandparents are Ruben and Delilah Baeza of Pecos.

Maternal grandparents are Candelaria and Frank Ornelas of

Natividad has first birthday

Cheyenne C. Natividad celebrated her first birthday,
Saturday, with a party given in her honor. Her birth date is
Dec. 10.

The party was held at her aunt's home, Gina Martinez, and
was attended by many friends and family.

She is the daughter of Cheyenne and Lori Natividad.

Paternal grandparents are Augustin and Laura Natividad.

Maternal grandparents are Jesus and Anna Candia.

Digital classes now offered at OC

Odessa College is expanding its digital imaging classes this
spring by offering day and evening classes in Adobe
Photoshop. In digital imaging classes, students learn to
manipulate photos. This qualifies them to apply for jobs as
graphic artists, illustrators, photo retouchers and workers
in service bureaus (digital labs).

The digital imaging class previously was only available as
an evening class tuaght by Steve Goff, chairman of the OC
photography department, at the ECISD Career Center. The
class now will be available on the OC campus at two time
periods - 1-3:50 p.m. or 7-9:50 p.m. on Mondays and

OC's photography program is able to expand its digital
imaging classes thanks to the addition of 15 Power Macintosh
computers (8600s) that are being paid for by a Title III
federal grant and will be shared with the mathematics

The college also is adding $30,000 in software, advanced
film and flat-bed scanners and laser and ink-jet printers.
Software programs will include Adobe Illustrator, Adobe
Pagemaker and Quark Express.

According to Goff, digitizing a photograph makes it possible
for computer software to enhance and alter an image.
Examples of techniques provided by Adobe Photoshop are
retouching and resizing images; inverting a photograph;
lightening and darkening all or part of a picture;
seamlessly combining two or more images; and adding color
and editing portions of a photograph by adding or deleting

OC is applying to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board to offer an associate degree program in graphic arts,
beginning with a degree program that targets the printing
industry. If approved, OC would be the only college in the
immediate area offering this degree. Goff plans to later add
certificate programs for illustration and for photography
for digital imaging. He is working with the Ector County
Independent School District and the University of Texas of
the Permian Basin to make sure that OC's course mesh with
their programs.

For more information, call Goff at (915) 335-6497. OC will
be closed for two weeks beginning Dec. 22. Most offices will
re-open at 8 a.m. January 5, 1998.

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