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Monday, June 7, 1999

Orona named firefighter of the month

Melvin Orona has been named Firefighter of the Month for the month of February 1999.

Orona has been a member of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department since February of 1996.

He is a lieutenant on truck #305 and has been to A&M training school, participating in F.F.I.

"He exhibits great enthusiasm and is prompt to respond to the calls," said Fire Chief Roy Pena.

He is married and is employed by Pecos Valley Motors as a mechanic.

"We're very glad to have Orona on board with us, he helps out tremendously," said Pena.

The board is proud to recognize Orona as Firefighter of the Month for February 1999.

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Master's degree

On Friday, May 14, College of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M., graduated a record 166 students. Among that largest-ever graduating class was Carolyn Salinas Zubeldia, daughter-in-law of Herminia Casillas of Pecos.

Zubeldia, a 1976 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, received the Master of Science in Education degree in Counseling from CSW. In 1980, she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Justice from St. Mary's University in San Antonio. In 1979, Zubeldia was awarded the Associate of Arts degree in Law Enforcement from Odessa College, Odessa.

Zubeldia is crrently employed by the U.S. Department of Labor as a counselor in Carlsbad, N.M.

Because enrollment at CSW has more than tripled in the last decade, College of the Southwest has experienced a number of record graduations. Last year, a total of 155 students graduated from private College which is anchored in Christian principles and free enterprise education. College of the Southwest is one of only three private colleges in New Mexico.

Adult swimming lessons set

Adult swimming lessons will be held from 6-7 p.m., at the Pecos High School Pool during the month of June.

Lessons will be held June 14, 16 and 18 and June 21, 23, and 25.

Registration will be held on the first day of class.

For more information call Coach Terri Morse at 447-7242.

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