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Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Luna, Burge announce wedding plans

Maria and Johnny Hernandez, of Pecos, announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter,
Elizabeth Luna to Jimmy Ray Burge of Midland.

The future groom is the son of Mrs. Anne Burge and the late
Garland V. Burge of Midland. He gradauted from Midland High
School and is employed with Haley Properties.

The bride to be attended Pecos High School and is employed
with Kate Dental.

The couple plan to wed at 6 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Party
Station in Midland.

Herrera aboard aircraft carrier

Navy Seaman Eloy M. Herrera, son of Eloy D. and Mary A.
Herrera, of Pecos, recently visited western Australia after
leaving the Arabian Gulf on a six-month deployment aboard
the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

Herrera was one of more than 5,000 Sailors and Marines
aboard the ship who enjoyed the hospitality of the
Australians on a four-day visit to Perth and Freemantle. It
was their first visit to a place outside the Arabian Gulf.

During the visit, Herrera and crew members entertained
patients at a local hospital by performing acts dressed as

Herrera's ship spent a record 131 days in the Arabian Gulf
to support Operation Southern Watch, helping to enforce U.N.
mandates levied against Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.

Carriers, like USS John C. Stennis, 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

The 1993 gradaute of Pecos High school joined the Navy in
May 1997.

Grassy weeds can be controlled

County Extension Agent
Here in Reeves County, weeds in the lawn are always a
problem. Most people would like to have a weed-free lawn.
You can control winter annual grassy weeds, annual bluegrass
and other winters weeds by applying a pre-emergent herbicide
during September.

Pre-emergent herbicides prevent seeds from germinating. The
herbicide you use is not as important as the timing of the
application. Mature weeds are in lawns now and pre-emergent
herbicide should be applied before the weeds drop their

There are a number of different types of herbicides you can
use. Some of the brand names to look for are Team, Betasan,
Scott's Weed Grass Preventer, Dacthal and there are others
available as well. Pre-emergents should not be used if you
are planning on overseeding your lawn.

If you have a Fescue lawn, dry, hot summer conditions may
have caused it to thin and form clumps. Overseeding can
rejuvenate the lawn, giving it a thicker, more even look.
Before overseeding your Fescue lawn, mow the lawn to 1"
height and rake the clippings and debris away. Overseed with
fescue at a rate of two to three pounds per 1,000 square

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is the best time for seeding
Fescue grass or overseeding with Ryegrass. Only Bermuda
grass lawns should be overseeded with Rye. Do not overseed
St. Augustine lawns. Remember that Ryegrass and Fescue grass
are cool season grasses and must be mowed and fertilized
during the fall and winter.

If you need further help, call C.W. Roberts, County
Extension Agent, at 447-9041.

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