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Wednesday, October 7, 1998

Hometown cowboys get ready

Jeremy Florez and Guthrie Long will be trying to make the
whistle this Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., at the Buck
Jackson Rodeo Arena. The American Junior Bull Riding
Association will be in town with bull riders from around the
area competing to make their rides on their way to Regional
and State Competition. There will be mutton busters, calf
riders, steer riders and bull riders. Kids from age five to
19 years old will be trying to gather points in their
divisions. Jeremy is the son of Daniel and Isabel Florez and
Guthrie is the son of Curt and Laurie Long of Pecos.

Scott completes naval exercise

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Wesley K. Scott, son of Barney
G. and Carolann Lee of Pecos, recently completed Exercise
Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 1998 while aboard the aircraft
carrier USS Carl Vinson, home ported in Bremerton, Wash.

Scott was one of more than 25,000 Sailors, Marines, Airmen,
Soldiers and Coast Guardsmen from across the Pacific to
participate in the month-long exercise conducted near
Hawaii. More than 50 ships and 200 aircraft were involved in
RIMPAC including naval forces from Australia, Canada, Japan,
the Republic of Korea and the United States.

During the final evolution of the exercise, Scott's ship led
10 ships across the Pacific Ocean in front of Waikiki Beach,
Hawaii, for a pass and review.

RIMPAC was a large-scale, multi-faceted exercise conducted
to improve the interoperability of combined and joint forces
in tactics, command and control, logistics and
communications. RIMPAC 98 was the sixteenth exercise in a
series which began in 1971 as an annual exercise and became
a biennial exercise in 1974.

Aircraft carriers, like USS Carl Vinson, 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, including Tomahawkk cruise missiles,
tactical aircraft and combat-ready Marines.

The 1995 graduate of Wichita High School of Wichita, Kan.,
joined the Navy in August 1995.

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