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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Carrasco begins U.S. Army training
Army Pvt. Joseph M. Carrasco has arrived at the U.S. Army Infantry School,
Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., to begin One Station Unit Training (OSUT).
The training combines basic military training and advanced individual training
During basic training, the trainee will receive instruction in drill
and ceremonies, map reading, tactics, military customs and courtesies,
physical fitness, and first aid. The recruit will develop combat skills
and handle various weapons available to the infantry soldier.
During AIT, the soldier will receive instruction to qualify as a light-weapons
infantryman or an indirect-fire crewman assigned to a rifle or mortar squad.
Instruction will include weapons qualifications, tactics, patrolling, field
communications, combat operations, and survival during a nuclear, biological,
or chemical attack.
Carrasco is the son of Delma R. Navarrette of Pecos.
His wife, Christabel, is the daughter of Louis and Susie Ybarra of Pecos.
In 1994, Carrasco graduated from Pecos High School.
OC to offer weekend college
People interested in attending college classes on weekends may register
for Odessa College's Weekend College 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Thursday,
Aug. 26 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Students also may register
during fall semester registrtion, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 24-25.
Weekend College courses parallel those offered in the regular term except
they are compressed into a shorter time span. OC gives the classes full
academic recognition, and both the time spent and the credit earned are
equivalent to that of a regular session.
Classes offered in Session A are: Introduction to Comptuer Systems,
Composition and Rhetoric, Applied Psychology and Public Speaking. Classes
meet six Saturdays: Aug. 28; Sept. 11, 18 and 25; and Oct. 2 and 9. Hours
are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Classes offered in Session B are Introduction to Computer Systems and
Introduction to Psychology. Classes meet on five Friday evenings: Nov.
5, 12 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and five Saturdays:
Nov. 6 13 and 20; and Dec. 4 and 11 from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
Members of The Modern Study Club received a certificate of award for
the club yearbook for 1998-1999 which gleaned a superior rating in Category
II at the 102nd annual state convention of the Texas Federation of Women's
Club held in Lubbock.
The first place win in Western District Competition enabled the eligibility
of the yearbook for advancement to state competition.
Softball tournament planned
A Men's Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sunday,
Aug. 29, in Pecos.
The first place winner will receive $300 and second place will net $150.
Fifteen all tourney shirts will be given.
For more information contact Edwin Jaquez at 520-5133 or 520-2184.
Deadline is Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. and entry fee is $110.
OC late sign-ups start Thursday
Late registration for the fall semester at Odessa College begins Thursday,
Aug. 26. Students may enroll in a full load of classes until 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 31. The deadline to sign up for no more than two classes in 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3.
Late registration will be held in the registrar's office on the second
floor of the Student Union Building, Room 202, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday,
Aug 26; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday;
Aug. 30 - Thursday, Sept. 2; and 8:30 - 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
New students should go to the admissions office on the second floor
of the Student Union Building, Room 205, to be admitted before they can
For more information on late registration, call 335-6404.
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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