Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, June 10, 1999
Scott completes mission abroad
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Wesley K. Scott, son of Barney G. and Carolann
Lee of Pecos, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western
Pacific and Indian oceans, and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft
carrier USS Carl Vinson, home ported in Bremerton, Wash. USS Carl Vinson
is the lead ship for the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group.
During the deployment, Scott's ship participated in two high profile
operations. During Operation Southern Watch, Scott's ship enforced NATO
sanctions imposed against Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War, which included
monitoring the no-fly zone over Southern Iraq and conducting maritime interception
In Operation Desert Fox, units from the battle group hit Iraqi military
targets capable of producing weapons of mass destruction. During the 70-hour
assault more than 300 Tomahawk missiles and 691,000 pounds of ordnance
were used in the aerial campaign.
While deployed, Scott and fellow crew members had the opportunity to
participate in a community relations project in Hong Kong and also visited
Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
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 Tomahawk cruise missiles and tactical aircraft.
The 1995 graduate of Wichita High School of Wichita, Kan., joined the
Navy in August 1995.
Bend selected officer of month
Jack Bend has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month for May
1999 at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Bend has been employed at the RCDC since July 15, 1990.
He is a Correctional Officer who can work on any post that is assigned
Bend is the proud father of three daughters.
"He is very dedicated, responsible and punctual," said RCDC Warden Rudy
Franco. "He is considered an exceptional employee who sets high standards
for the rest to follow," he said.
Bend's performance during this rating period has been exceptional in
all areas, according to Franco.
"He is an employee who can perform any assignment with the highest level
of competence," said Franco.
"I commend Mr. Bend for his devotion to duty and wish him continued
success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.
Edwards named employee of month
Billy Edwards has been named Employee of the Month for the month
of April at Freeport McMoran.
He started working in Tank Car Repair as a maintenance B, then moved
up to maintenance A as lead inspector.
Edwards became tank car repair foreman in 1990.
He has been a member of the supervisor safety committee from 1995 to
He has always kept safety first on the job and is always willing to
help on all safety projects, according to Freeport McMoran supervisors.
Shooting club welcomes members
The Shooting Sports Club is seeking boys or girls that are not involved
in other sports in school or out of school.
Youngsters will learn how to use a rifle safely and become a good marksman.
If you would like to become a member of the Reeves-Loving County Rifle
Club, contact, Luis E. Cardenas after 7 p.m., at 445-9049 or visit the
Reeves-Loving County Extension Office located at 700 Daggett, Suite E.
A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., July 8.
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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