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Monday, July 12, 1999

Prewit attends scholars program

Briar Prewit, a student at Pecos High School in Pecos, recently took part in the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program in Washington, D.C.

Prewit joined nearly 400 high school juniors and seniors from 43 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Japan and Korea. The students spent a week meeting with government leaders and learning about the democratic process firsthand.

Highlights for the week included seminars led by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI); Mr. Buzz Hefti, vice president of congressional affairs, AlliedSignal Aerospace; and Mr. Gregory Shuckman, director of government relations and media affairs, American Association of Engineering Societies. The week also included a private tour of the White House and the National Security Agency, and small-group visits to CIA Headquarters, the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Students rounded out the week with appointments in the offices of their Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.

A non-profit nonpartisan civic education organization in its 30th year, Presidential Classroom offers four programs in 1999. These included the Presidential Classroom Scholars Programs, the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, the Future World Leaders Summit, and the Business, Labor and Public Policy Program.

For more information, contact Presidential Classroom at 119 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2015; toll free at 1-800-441-6533; or e-mail to

Card receives degree from Tech

More than 1,400 students at Texas Tech University received degrees during 1999 spring commencement exercises.

Graduating students included Jennifer Michelle Card, of Pecos, who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood and graduated Magna Cum.

Wilkinson ends deployment

Marine Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Wilkinson, son of Bill L. and Melody Wilkinson, of Mentone, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans and Arabian Gulf, while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked aboard the ships of the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.

During the deployment Wilkinson participated in the exercise Eager Mace, an exercise conducted to improve the interoperability between Kuwait and U.S. military forces. They also participated in Edged Mallet, a bilateral training exercise with the Kenya military.

Wilkinson conducted port visits to Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore and Thailand. While in port he had the opportunity to be involved in multiple community relations projects.

Wilkinson's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability to rapidly oranize for combat operations in virtually any environment. MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are a command element. With the combination of these teams, Wilkinson's unit supplies and sustains itself for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way for follow-on forces.

The 1997 graduate of Wink High School of Wink, joined the Marine Corps in August 1997.

Valencia in Bosnia with U.S. Army

Steven Valencia is stationed in Bosnia with the United States Army.

Valencia will be returning to the United States in September.

He is the son of Angie Mora and Thomas "Chero" Valencia of Jal, N.M.

He is the Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cruz Contreras of Pecos.

Health fair for migrants set

A Migrant Health Fair will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Reeves County Hospital. The health fair is sponsored by the Texas Department of Health, Reeves County Hospital and the Pecos Housing Authority.

TDH is spearheading the health fair in an effort to provide testing and screenings to migrant workers. Migrant workers, because of the type of work they do, rarely have an opportunity to take advantage of health education or health screenings. It is usually only in crisis situations that the adults seek medical attention.

All testing will be provided free of charge and any follow up testing required will be provided by the TDH. Testing provided by the hospital includes cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressures.

A display exhibit from the American Heart Association will be set up offering heart health literature in Spanish. The information covers a broad range of heart health topics such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise, heart healthy cooking and the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke.

Testing provided by the TDH includes tuberculosis testing, HIV testing, Syphilis testing and dental screenings. Other screenings include skin cancer screenings and breast health information.

For additional information, please call Nancy Ontiveros or L.G. Crawford at Reeves County Hospital (447-3551). If anyone would like to volunteer or assist in any way, we would appreciate your help.

Northside pool open afternoons

The Northside Swimming Pool is currently open. Hours are from 2-6 p.m., six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

Admission is 75 cents for children 12 and under and $1 for anyone 13 and over.

For party reservations call the recreation office at 447-9776.

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