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January 12, 1998

Fourth grader takes Grand Champion

Special to the Enterprise

PECOS, January 12, 1998 - Jaime Gallego showed the lamb and steer that won Grand Champion Lamb and Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Balmorhea FFA Livestock Show held Saturday. Jaime is a nine-year-old fourth grader at Balmorhea Elementary School who has taken the buckle for Grand Champion Lamb two years in a row.

In her first year, Jaime showed only her winning lamb. This year she showed two lambs, three pigs and a steer.

Jaime found the caring for the steer to be the most work. She says she enjoys feeding, walking and caring for all the animals. Although she does not have a favorite, she is proudest of her lambs. "Because you only just get to push them, just walk them," she explained.

Jaime and her sister Jo Gina, who went home with the buckle for Grand Champion Steer as well as the award for Showmanship, are assisted and guided by their father, Jimmy Gallego.

"It's just like practicing for a sport. They go out and work for about two to three hours a day with their stock, every day. There's no in between," said the senior Gallego.

Seven trials go to court

Staff Writer

PECOS, January 12, 1998 - Criminal jury week got underway in two Pecos courts this morning, with Senior Judge Lucius Bunton picking five juries in federal court and 143rd District Judge Bob Parks planning for two trials in state court.

Park's first trial, beginning today, is a heroin delivery charge against Raul Barrera, 28. District Attorney Randy Reynolds will prosecute, and Michael Swanson is attorney for the defense. Another jury panel is to report at 9 a.m. Tuesday in an unrelated case.

Barrera failed to appear Friday for pre-trial and was ordered to arrive at 8:15 a.m. today to prepare for trial.

In other Friday matters, Judge Parks heard not guilty pleas from Kenneth Christopher Salas, Skyler Avery Bechtel, Frank William Bechtel, Alta Ruth Bechtel at arraignment on indictments charging drug sale and/or possession.

Judge Bunton chose to start the first federal trial Tuesday, this for a possession of marijuana with intent to deliver count against Elizabeth Acosta, 38, of Loveland, Colo.

Three motions to suppress evidence, a revocation hearing and 11 sentencings were also on today's docket. Jury trials are expected to continue throughout the week, along with one bench trial.

School board to meet Tuesday

PECOS, January 12, 1998 - The regular meeting of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees for the month of January will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 13 in the board room at 1304 S. Park Street.

Agenda items include:

*Approval of minutes from the regular meeting on Dec. 11, 1997 and special meetings on Dec. 15, 1997 and Jan 6, 1998;

*Appoint a representative to the committee for the Wellness program;

*Appoint a representative to the committee to sell foreclosed property;

*Discuss/approve fuel bids;

*Discuss/approve 1996-97 audit;

*Discuss/approve engineer's solutions for Pecos High School Building A roofing problems;

*Pecos High School Building B roofing project update;

*Discuss/approve negotiations with Frank Spencer over PHS building B roofing project;

*Discuss/approve Policy CQ (Local);

*Discuss/approve 1997-98 budget amendments;

*Discuss/approve elementary attendance committees;

*Discuss/approve secondary attendance committee;

*Discuss/approve appointing Don Love as AEP/Expulsion Hearing Officer;

*Discuss/approve use of sponsorship days;

*Discuss/approve appointing Gome Olibas as the Title IX Coordinator;

*Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act;

*Discuss/approve job description for Athletic Director/Baseball Coach;

*Discuss/approve employment of Athletic Director/Baseball Coach;

*Discuss/approve advertising for Head Football Coach;

*Discuss/approve professional personnel: appointments, resignations, transfers;

*Tax report;

*Depository securities report;

*Cafeteria report;

*Commodities received;

*Payment of current bills and approval of financial report;

*Time for next meeting;

*Calendar of events;

*Request for items for next agenda; and



Ambrosia Gochicoa

Ambrosia Gochicoa, 101, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with Father Juan Narez officiating. Burial was in Santa Rosa Cemetery.

She was born March 22, 1896, in Mulato, Mexico, was a longtime Pecos resident, a retired business woman from tortilla factory and a Catholic.

Survivors include one brother, Juan Saenz of Las Cruces; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sudie Kingston

Sudie Kingston, 99, of Ruidoso, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 11, in the Balmorhea Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 15, 1898 in Menard, Tx., was a member of the Balmorhea Methodist Church and a homemaker. She married J.O. Kingston on March 3, 1920 and moved to Toyahvale, where she lived until the death of her husband 11 years ago. She then moved to Ruidoso.

Survivors include three sisters-in-law.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethsda, Maryland 20814.

LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso was in charge of arrangements.

Refugia Sauceda

Refugia Segura Sauceda, 79, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with Father Juan Narez officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born July 4, 1918, in San Antonio Del Bravo, Mexico, was a lontime Pecos resident, a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors include four sons, Manuel, Trine and Jose Angel Sauceda of Pecos, Eladio Sauceda of Mexico; four daughters, Vincenta S. Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico, Rosa S. Sauceda of Odessa, Elia Lujan and Maria Carmona of Pecos; two brothers, Patricio Flores of Phoenix, Ariz., Leon Florez of Odessa; two sisters, Josefa Florez of Los Angeles, Calif. and Victoria Florez of Los Angeles, Calif.; 40 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Willman

Ruth Zola Willman, 76, of Barstow, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in Pecos.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Barstow with Reverend Rod Peacock officiating. Burial was in Barstow Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 7, 1922, was a lontime Barstow resident, a homemaker and a Presbyterian.

Survivors include one son, William Carl Willman of Corpus Christi; one stepson, Jimmy Earl Willman of Roma, Tx.; one brother, Hugh O. McGinity of El Paso; one sister, Louise Cranfill of Barstow; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


PECOS, January 12, 1998 - Dense fog cut visibility across a vast area of North Texas before dawn today and forecasts called for the possibility of some freezing drizzle in West Texas tonight. Unpleasant weather was reported over much of the state on Sunday with several tornadoes sighted. One caused minor damage near Giddings where some sheds and trees were damaged. It will be partly to mostly cloudy over West Texas tonight and mostly cloudy on Tuesday. The chance of freezing drizzle will be in extreme southeastern sections of the Panhandle and in the low rolling plains.

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