Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998
Carrasco takes first place in pageant
Valerie Tera Carrasco, two-years-old, participated in the Kidz Pageant which took place at the Midland Center, Feb. 15.
Little Valerie won first place in the Royalty Division and was presented a trophy. She was also awarded the "Queen" title for her age class.
She also placed second in the Beauty Division and received a red ribbon.
She is the daughter of Ruben and Terry Carrasco of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Eva and Jesus Rubio of Pecos.
Paternal grandparents are Ruben Sr. and Olivia Carrasco of Pecos.
Daw aboard aircraft carrier
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Eric D. Daw, whose wife, Sonya, is the daughter of Alfonso and Guadalupe Villela of Pecos, is currently on a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Daw's ship recently set a Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet record for an aircraft carrier by scoring 94 on a maintenance and material management inspection. The carrier also received the Silver Anchor award for its exceptional command retention. This is the fifth time in the last seven years the carrier has been formally recognized for retention efforts.
Aircraft carriers, like USS George Washington are forward deployed around the world to maintain a U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and, if deterrence fails, offer the most versatile and powerful weapons available.
The 1987 graduate of Keokuk Senior High School of Keokuk, Iowa, joined the Navy in June 1987.
Financial seminar planned
"Back to Black," a seminar designed to help people gain control over their financial future, will be held by Odessa College Continuing Education from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Continuing Education Annex C, Room 113, at OC.
According to a recent news magazine article, the average babyboomer will need $1 million in savings for a $50,000 annual retirement income; however, the average 50 year-old has less than $2,500 in the bank. A person who learns to use money wisely can plan a better future.
Those attending the seminar will learn how to pay off their debts, including house mortgage, car payment, credit card and other consumer debt, in just five to seven years; how to regain control over their credit; and how to quickly and safely build savings.
This seminar, developed by a former Fortune 500 executive, has been offered to more than 70,000 people across North America and is based on a debt elimination plan that each participant will calculate with the assistance of the local seminar leader, Heather Eilers.
Seminar attendees will receive a comprehensive seminar workbook in which they develop their personal debt elimination plan. The take-home workbook is completed with a lifestyle to-do list, monthly savings tables, a debt-elimination time calculator form, case studies and more.
Tuition for the seminar is $59, which includes all study materials.
For more information, call OC Continuing Education at 335-6582.
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