Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, June 7, 1999
Orona named firefighter of the month
Melvin Orona has been named Firefighter of the Month for the month of February
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,"
The board is proud to recognize Orona as Firefighter of the Month for
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.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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