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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Wilson celebrates 90th birthday

Elizabeth Hunt Wilson celebrate her 90th birthday on the
patio of the West of the Pecos Museum.

Wilson, known as "Betty" to many of her West Texas friends,
celebrated her birthday on June 6, surrounded by about 50
family members.

She and her guests enjoyed a light luncheon, birthday cake
and lemonade. The decorations featured four posters of
Elizabeth at age 10 and as a teenager.

She is an accomplished violinist starting violin study at an
early age, and a self-taught Bible scholar.

Soon after her marriage to John H. Wilson, in 1927, she came
to the Crosby Ranch near Pyote and has lived in West Texas
since then.

Wilson taught violin lessons and was violin soloist for many
social events in the area. She was recognized for her work
in Ward County 4-H Club activities.

As a member of First Baptist Church she has particularly
enjoyed Bible Study.

Now she enjoys friends and a large extended family.

Hostesses for the event were Sue Wilson Dawson, daughter, of
Kingwood; nieces Jenora Thornton Moore and Mary Ann Thornton
of Lamy, N.M. and daughter-in-law Lee Anne Wilson of Dallas.

Montoya celebrates with family

Pablo G. Montoya celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday,
June 27 at Maxey Park with friends and family.

He was born June 29, 1908 and married Esther Luna Montoya in
August of 1987.

Montoya's children include Andres Montoya, Elvira Mendoza,
Epifano Montoya, Emma Carrasco, Armida Rico, William
Montoya, Rojelio Garza, Benito Montoya, Otilia Valenzuela,
Teodoso Montoya, Delia Montoya and Ninfa M. Hernandez.

He also has 52 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and one
great-great grandchild.

He also has several children who are now deceased including
Guillermo, Sisto, Pablo II, Esperanza, Maria and Felipe
Montoya and Jose Barraza.

Rodriguez ends training

Marine Pfc. Osvaldo Q. Rodriguez, son of Ismael V. and Rosa
E. Rodriguez, of Balmorhea, recently completed basic
training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and was
promoted to his present rank.

Rodriguez successfully completed 12 weeks of training
designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically
and mentally.

Rodriguez and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m.
by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In
addition to the physical conditioning program, Rodriguez
spent numerous hours in uniform regulations, combat water
survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted
weapons training. They performed close order drill and
operated as a small infantry unit during field training.

Rodriguez and other recruits also received instruction on
the Marine Corps' core values - honor, courage and
commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and
professional conduct.

Rodriguez and fellow recruits ended the training phase with
The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solving
evolution which presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were
addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp

Rodriguez joins 41,000 men and women who will enter the
Marine Corps this year from all over the country.

He is a 1995 graduate of Balmorhea High School.

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