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Tuesday, June 29, 1999

Williams, Rodriguez exchange wedding vows

Karen Suzanne Williams and Daniel Rene Rodriguez exchanged wedding vows on June 14, at the Sea Castles Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica with Reverend T.N. Gordon officiating.

The bride is a 1993 graduate of Bryant High School, in Bryant, Ark. and a 1998 graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She is currently employed by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD.

She is the daughter of Mary K. and Presley Williams of Benton, Ark.

The groom is the son of Lisa and Danny Rodriguez of Pecos. He is a 1991 graduate of Pecos High School and a 1996 graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. He is currently employed by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD as assistant high school swim coach, age group coach and kindergarten physical education coach.

The couple reside in Pecos.

Martinez named outstanding scholar

The United States Academy announced that Joel H. Martinez of Barstow, has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar.

The USSA has established the All-American Collegiate Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Collegiate Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade pointe average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA. These are awards few students can ever hope to attain.

Martinez, who attends Midland College, was nominated for this national award by Don Cates.

Martinez will appear in the All-American Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, winners of the All-American Collegiate Awards should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy.

Martinez is the son of Joe and Maria Martinez of Pecos and Marcella Martinez of Wickett.

Hamilton ends basic training

Marine Pvt. Dustin S. Hamilton, son of Charles E. Hamilton of Pecos, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Hamilton successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Hamilton and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Hamilton spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmaship, hand-to-hand and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.

Hamilton and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values - honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.

Hamilton and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solving evolution which culminated with an emotional ceremony in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp began.

Hamilton joins 41,000 men and women who will enter the Marine Corps this year from all over the country.

He is a 1995 graduate of Beechcroft Senior High School of Columbus, Ohio.

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