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Monday, June 8, 1998

Booths available for Night In Old Pecos

Staff Writer
Booths are still available for any organization or
individuals who would like to show off their wares at the
Annual Night In Old Pecos and Cantaloupe Festival.

"Non-profit organizations can get a booth space free," said
chamber office manager Rachel Orona.

The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Saturday,
June 27 in downtown Pecos.

Activities planned for the evening include a dunking booth,
a car bash, Sarsaparilla in the Old #11 Saloon, a talent
show, arts and crafts booths, great food and ice cold sodas.

Anyone interested in participating in the talent show for a
chance at $50 first prize can contact the Pecos Chamber of

A 40' Kiddie Train will be providing rides to the younger
group, a Tae-Kwon-Do exhibition will be held, and the Golden
Girl of the Old West will be on hand to entertain the
audience with their production number.

Music will be provided throughout the evening by Cat the
D.J. That evening, two separate street dances will be hosted
by Black Gold performing the latest in country-western music
on Windmill Square and Imprezzion providing the best of
Tejano on the Oak Street Stage.

There is no admission to any of the events and the public is
encouraged to help Pecos kick off the 1998 Rodeo
Festivities, according to chamber director Tom Rivera.

For more information contact the Pecos Chamber of Commerce.

In conjunction with the Night in Old Pecos activities,
entries are still being sought for the Annual Fourth of July

The parade will be held at 10 a.m., July 1.

"We would appreciate entries as soon as possible, but we
will accept late entries the day of the parade at the
junction of Highway 80 (Business Loop 20) and Highway 17,"
said Orona.

"It would help us to know who wants to participate in this
yearly event, early, but we will accept late entries," Orona
said. "We want as many entries as possible," she said.

Gross increased slightly in final quarter

Gross sales in Reeves County increased slightly in the final
quarter of 1997, despite a drop of 44 reporting outlets,
State Comptroller John Sharp said.

In his analysis of sales for all industries during
October-December, 1997, Reeves County had 350 outlets,
compared to 394 in 1996.

Despite the drop in outlets, gross sales for the fourth
quarter were up 4.3 percent, from $31.4 million to $32.7

Use tax purchases totaled $195,876, while sales subject to
sales and use tax were $11.9 million.

Tiny Loving County gained reporting outlets, jumping from
four to five, and gross sales were up 24.2 percent. Sales in
the fourth quarter of 1997 totaled $14,375, compared to
$11,576 in the previous year.

West Texas counties with fewer outlets but bigger sales
figures were Winkler, down to 268 from 281, with 7.3 percent
greater sales; Presidio, down from 223 to 193, with 9.6
percent more sales;

Pecos County had 446 outlets, down from 495, with 3.9
percent more gross sales; Jeff Davis lost five outlets but
had 25.1 percent more sales; and Brewster County gained 12.1
in sales with 409 outlets, down from 446.

Ward County lost both outlets and gross sales, reporting
-32.6 percent less in sales from 396 outlets, down from 448.
Total gross sales were $38.5 million, down from $57.1
million in 1996.

Across the state, outlets dropped from 634,597 to 540,595,
but sales gained 4.7 percent for all industries.

Retail sales were up 3.5 percent, while the number of
outlets dropped from 348,039 to 296,067.

The only industries reporting a drop in gross sales were
general merchandise, -12.6 percent; and drug stores, -0.2

Jurors favored plaintiff in sexual suit

Staff Writer
Federal court jurors on Friday found in favor of the
plaintiff in a sexual harassment suit filed against Dollar
General Stores Inc.

Melissa Barnett is due $50,000 for mental anguish, $63,000
exemplary damages to punish the store and $34,000 for the
assault by her supervisor, Tracy Allen Crawford, the jury

Crawford assaulted Barnett while both were employed by the
local Dollar General Store, the jury found. Although the
store was not responsible for the assault, it did
discriminate against Barnett through a hostile work
environment, the verdict form states.

The jury also found that Dollar General retaliated against
Barnett for exercising her protected rights. She claimed she
was was fired after reporting Crawford's sexual advances.

Fifth Circuit Court Judge Emilio Garza from San Antonio
presided for the trial. He gave attorneys until June 10 to
submit an agreed judgment and seven days to file motions.

Bill Weinacht represented Barnett, while Denis Dennis
represented Dollar General.

Accident sends driver to hospital

An early morning accident that happened Sunday sent one
person to the hospital.

Police and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the 1600
block of South Eddy Street, at 1:54 a.m., Sunday.

The accident occured when the driver, Jose Alberto Adame, of
a 1982 Black Chevrolet Van, fell asleep.

The van was travelling south on Eddy Street, when it veered
to the right striking a school zone sign and a light pole,
causing the unit to flip over on its left side.

Failure to control speed, no driver's license and no
insurance were the charges against the driver.

Pecos Police Department Officer Ishmael Gamboa investigated
the accident.

Adame was transported to Reeves County Hospital by Pecos
Volunteer Ambulance and was treated and released.


Simon Patino

Services are incomplete for Simon Patino, 58, who died
Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward "Dub" Wall
Edward Warren "Dub" Wall, 76, died Saturday, June 6, 1998,
in a Kerrville hospital. Graveside services will be at 2
p.m. Wednesday in Sonora Cemetery, directed by Kerbow
Funeral Home.

Mr. Wall was born March 16, 1922 in Sonora and was a
lifetime resident. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Johnson Wall of Sonora;
five children, Linda Whitten of Big Lake, Betty Stallard of
Pecos, Debra Stimac of Battlecreek, Mich., June Carter of
Sonora, and Keith Wall of San Antonio; three brothers,
Robert Wall of Henderson, Eddie Wall of Ozona and Nig Wall
of Sonora; two sisters, Mandy Turk of Sonora and Louise
Olsen of Monahans; and 10 grandchildren.


Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected
across much of the northern half of Texas tonight and
Tuesday. There will be some showers and thunderstorms in
South Texas. It will be partly to mostly cloudy in West
Texas through Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms
expected in the areas east of the mountains tonight and
across the entire region on Tuesday. It will be mostly
cloudy across North Texas tonight with a chance of
thunderstorms in the northwestern two-thirds. It will be
windy in western sections. There will be a chance of
thunderstorms on Tuesday in northeastern areas of North
Texas and a slight chance elsewhere. It will be windy in
western and central areas. It will be mostly cloudy to
overcast across South Texas through tuesday. Lows tonight
will be in the 50s in the Panhandle and in the 60s and 70s
over the rest of West Texas, the 70s across North Texas and
in the 70s and 80s in South Texas. Highs Tuesday will be in
the 80s and 90s except in the Big Bend area of Southwest
Texas where readings will approach 105. Showers and isolated
thunderstorms were reported before dawn today in the
Panhandle, Big Country and Edwards Plateau of West Texas.
Thunderstorms moved across northwest, northern and
northeastern areas of North Texas Sunday afternoon and

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