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A local man was arrested Wednesday night on drug related charges,
following a warrant search of his home last month.
Myron Nigiel Jenkins, 26, 902 E. Ninth, was pulled over by several
police units just before 10 p.m. in the 800 block of West Pinehurst
He was served a warrant charging him with possession of drug
paraphernalia and marijuana issued after a local entry team entered his
home on Oct. 11.
Police Narcotics Investigator Paul Deishler said earlier today that no
one was home when the search was conducted and a, "pretty good size of
marijuana," was discovered in a black plastic bag. Drug paraphernalia
was also found there, Deishler added.
"We seized the evidence," he said, before drawing up an affidavit and
getting the arrest order issued.
As of noon today, Jenkins remained in the Reeves County Jail on a $500
bond for the marijuana possession charge. Municipal Judge Phyllis Salyer
handed down $232 in fines for the paraphernalia charge.
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City trash trucks were emptying the dumpsters and taking them to Pecos
Valley Recyclers until the council entered an agreement with Wes-Tex
Waste to pick up and dispose of all solid waste.
Lawrence Kennedy, Wes Tex Waste vice president, said today that the city
was to have continued picking up the newspapers but have not done so.
Kevin Butts asked Wes-Tex Waste today to provide that service, and they
have agreed to do so, Kennedy said.
"We are going to work with Butts and try to help him out," Kennedy said.
"He has had problems getting rid of newsprint. There's a possibility he
won't even be picking it up."
Tino Vasquez, who has operated the recycling center for Butts over the
past week and a half, said he has received no newspapers from the
"The boss tells me there were supposed to be some trucks picking them up
today, because they are all full," Vasquez said this morning.
Vasquez said he is accepting only cardboard, newspapers and plastic
bottles at the recycling center.
Pecos City Council is in the second month of a three-month trial period
with Wes-Tex Waste picking up all solid waste from dumpsters and alleys,
hauling it to their landfill at Penwell.
The council is to consider on Tuesday whether to approve a five-year
contract with the company.
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Starting January 1, 1997, higher scores will be required by Texans
taking the GED battery to receive their certificate.
Currently, those taking the exam are required to earn a score of 40 or
above on each of the five tests <fn11>or <fn9>have an overall average of
45 on all of the exams.
Beginning with the new year, GED hopefuls will be required to earn a
score of 40 or above on each of the tests <Fn11>and <fn9>have an overall
average of 45 on all of the exams.
These scores are used to measure competency in writing, social studies,
science, literature and mathematics.
Presently, said GED Administrator Michelle Workman, there are 400 Pecos
residents that have not completed the GED but have passed one or more
Workman said she has scheduled for three separate testing periods
between now and Jan. 1, 1997 to allow these people or anyone else
wishing to earn their GED certificate the opportunity to successfully
complete all of the five exams before having to adhere to the new
The registration deadline for the first test session is Nov. 8. Test
dates are Nov. 11 and 12.
Registrations for the second test session must be in by Nov. 22. Testing
will be Nov. 25 and 26.
The third and final testing period for 1996 will be Dec. 7, 9 and 10.
Registrations must be in by Dec. 6.
For more information, Workman can be reached at 1304 S. Park or call
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Bessie Haynes Elementary School recently celebrated "Red Ribbon Week,"
with a host of activities, including guest speakers.
"It was a huge success thanks to the efforts and cooperation of our
students, faculty, staff, parent volunteers, and community agencies,"
said Principal Mary Lou Carrasco.
"We are especially thankful to the personnel who took time out of their
busy schedules to help forge our children's commitment to live a
drug-free lifestyle," said Carrasco.
Special guests included Emmit Moore with the Texas Department of Public
Safety; Paul Deishler, Pecos Police Department; John Deering, Texas
Alcohol Beverage Commission; Clayton McKinney and Floyd Estrada, Reeves
County Sheriff's Department; Ernie Van Der Lees and "Crasch" with the
Permian Basin Drug Task Force; Sandra Yaeger with the 143rd Judicial
District and Frank and Candy Ornelas with the Permian Basin Drug and
Bernadette Ornelas and Jim Adams were Red Ribbon Week Coordinators for
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Guest speaker for the worship service that morning will be John Barrett,
a former Fort Stockton pastor who now resides in Midland as the general
evangelist for the New Mexico Conference area of the Methodist Church.
"We are very fortunate to have John come to Pecos," said First United's
pastor, Derrell Evins. "He's looking forward to the visit, and we're
Pecos Methodists established Harvest Day more than 40 years ago as a
special thanksgiving for the harvest of crops. In more recent years, as
farming has decreased, Harvest Day has come to include celebration of
all types of blessings.
Moreover, Evins said, the annual celebration has become a "homecoming,"
as former church members return to Pecos to gather with current members,
guests and friends of the church in the community as well as with
members of Pecos' sister church, Toyah United Methodist.
"As one of our members pointed out, Harvest Day has become a harvesting
of souls, bringing souls together and rekindling friendships," Evins
Barrett began his ministry in his home state of Georgia, where he
pastored four Methodist churches from 1975 through 1984. Under Barrett's
leadership at United Methodist churches in Cloudcroft, N.M. from
1984-1985 and in El Paso from 1985-89, each church was honored with the
Bishop's Award for Excellence on Evangelism.
Barrett served the Fort Stockton United Methodist Church from 1989-1993.
He then served the Lovington, N.M. church until his appointment in 1996
as the first general evangelist for the New Mexico area conference.
Barrett also currently serves on the Sacramento Methodist Assembly Board
and the Odessa District Committee on Ordained Ministry. He and his wife,
Juleanne, have four daughters, ranging in ages from five to college age.
"Along with his many credentials," Evins said, "John has a special kind
of humor that he brings to his ministry. We know that he'll be a
blessing to our Harvest Day celebration this year."
Barrett will be speaking Sunday at the Toyah church during its 8:30 a.m.
service. At the Pecos church, Third and Elm Streets, the Harvest Day
celebration will begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Barrett will
bring the message during morning worship, beginning at 10:55 a.m.
The worship service will be followed by a covered dish luncheon in the
fellowship hall of the church. Members will bring vegetable dishes,
salads and desserts to accompany the meat provided by the church.
"We welcome all who would like to share in this Harvest Day," Evins said.
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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of
nine cents per common share, payable Dec. 1 to FTX common shareholders
of record at the close of business on Nov. 15.
The company also declared a dividend of $1.09375 per share on its $4.375
Convertible Exchangeable Preferred Stock for the period Sept. 1 through
Nov. 30, payable on Dec. 1.
FTX owns a 51.6 percent interest in Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners,
Ltd. which is engaged in the production and sale of phosphate
fertilizers and animal feed ingredients as well as the mining and sale
of phosphate rock through IMC-Agrico Company; the mining, purchasing,
transporting, terminaling and marketing of sulphur, and the exploration,
development and production of oil and gas reserves.
Freeport Sulphur operates a sulphur mine in Culberson County 40 miles
northwest of Pecos.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report is
obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves
County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, or other
agencies; and from interviews with officers of those agencies.
On Oct. 4, police investigated a two vehicle accident at the
intersection of Stafford and Missouri streets.
Lori Ann Carrasco Ramirez was cited for no driver's license, no
liability insurance and leaving the scene of an accident when the 1976
Chevrolet Silverado pickup she was driving struck a 1996 Toyota Camry,
driven by Melanio Deguzman Rubio, Jr., 16.
Both Ramirez and Deguzman were eastbound in the in the 1400 block of
Stafford when Deguzman attempted to pass Ramirez and she made a left
turn, striking the small sedan.
Marylou Johnson reported a burglary of a building to police on Oct. 14.
The scene of the crime was Austin Elementary and time span, sometime
between 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12 and 7:45 a.m., Oct. 14. Details of the
incident were not indicated.
Both parties were cited after police investigated a two vehicle
accident in the 1600 block of Missouri Street on Oct. 5. Randa Kay
Taylor, 16, who was driving a 1991 GMC pickup, and Maria Lujan Guzman,
40, who was in a 1984 Pontiac sedan, were issued tickets for backing
without safety and no insurance, respectively.
Adam Michael Natividad, 18, of Odessa, was arrested on Oct. 5 for
having no driver's license, no insurance, expired registration, and on
an Ector County warrant for possession of marijuana during a traffic
stop in the intersection of Eighth and Oleander Streets.
On Oct. 17, Aguedo Rubio, 27, 221 N. Cedar St., was arrested for
probation revocation. The arrest took place at the corner of Fourth and
Jenny Mendoza was arrested by police for outstanding fines totaling
$110 during a traffic stop at the corner of Sixth and Oak streets on
Oct. 17 at 8:45 p.m. Her age and address were not indicated.
On Oct. 18, police arrested Isidro Zermeno, 42, in the Bob's Thriftway
parking for being parked illegally and having no driver's license. He
was in a 1986 Oldsmobile Regency.
Venturia Muro Mendoza was arrested by police on Oct. 19 for public
intoxication and assault. He was discovered running from his residence
at 204 S. Eddy Street.
A cellular phone was taken from the vehicle of Leslie Armbruster on
Oct. 18, sometime between 10 and 10:15 p.m. She told police that the
vehicle was parked at 505 W. Third Street.
Octavio Munoz reported to police that sometime between Oct. 18 and Oct.
20 someone removed a heavy duty gas weedeater from his yard at 421 N.
Cedar St. The equipment was valued at $150.
Brenda N. Casillas reported to police that her purse was taken from her
vehicle while parked at 810 S. Eddy St. on Oct. 21, about 4:30 p.m.
Hector Rodriguez, 18, 1816 Washington St., and Justo Andres Rodriguez,
19, of Hobbs, N.M. were arrested for public intoxication in the 500
block of Locust Street the night of Oct. 22.
Jesus Martinez was arrested for burglary of a habitation on Oct. 27 at
1:14 a.m. He was taken into custody at 2128 S. Park St. His age and
address were not indicated.
Jesus R. Armendariz, 18, 1707 Alamo St., was arrested on the afternoon
of Oct. 27 for outstanding fines during a traffic stop in the 1000 block
of West Third Street.
Julian Rodriguez, 44, was arrested by police in the 200 block of Cherry
Street on a warrant for outstanding fines totaling $81.25. He was taken
into custody on Oct. 27.
Yolanda Salas was arrested for public intoxication and no driver's
license, while Narcedelia Garcia was arrested on a charge of public
intoxication on Oct. 16 at the Northside Park after police were called
to check out a possible fight. Their ages and addresses were not
Police arrested Richard Johnson on Oct. 17 for disorderly conduct. His
age, address and place of arrest were not given.
John Natividad was arrested for abusing aerosol paint in the 800 block
of Cherry Street the night of Oct. 17. His age and address were not
On Oct. 18, about 5 p.m., police arrested Guadalupe Lujan behind the
Girl Scout hut in the 700 block of Alamo Street for no driver's license,
expired license plate, no insurance and an expired motor vehicle
inspection sticker. His age and address were not given.
A female juvenile was taken into custody Oct. 19 in the 1600 block of
Pine Street for theft over $500.
Jenny Mendoza and Ida Flores were arrested at the Illusions bar for
disorderly conduct/fighting on Oct. 20. Their ages and address were not
Kary Shadburn was arrested for DWI by refusing to submit to a
breathalizer test on Oct. 20 during a police traffic stop. Her age,
address and place of arrest were not given.
Two male juveniles were taken into custody for burglary of a habitation
in the 400 block of Bois D'Arc Street on Oct. 20.
A female juvenile was taken into custody and turned over to the Reeves
County Juvenile Detention Center for aggravated assault, 2nd degree,
after police broke up a fight in the alley located near Fifth and
Mesquite streets on Oct. 23.
Tiedoro L. Jacquez was arrested for DWI, 2nd Offense, on Oct. 24 at the
intersection of Ninth and Walnut streets. His age and address were not
Cruz Salazar Jimenez was arrested by police after a Reeves County Grand
Jury indictment for burglary of a building on Oct. 25 in the 700 block
of East Eighth Street.
Mingo Jimenez was arrested on a warrant service in the 1800 block of
Eddy Street Oct. 25. His age, address and exact charges were not
On Oct. 4, Teresa Huffman reported to a sheriff's deputy that a window
of her daughter's 1985 Pontiac sedan was broken out while parked outside
Balmorhea High School.
Isabel Jurado reported to the Balmorhea sheriff's deputy that a green
van left the Fina I-10 gas station without paying for $25.01 in gasoline
on Oct. 4.
Lorenzo G. Carrasco, 39, 2300 Madera Road, was arrested by a sheriffs
deputy for assault under the Family Violence Act and resisting arrest.
Sheriff's deputies took into custody a male juvenile Oct. 12 for
abusing aerosol paint after he was spotted in the alleyway near Eighth
and Mesquite Streets.
Amy Salgado Rodriguez, 46, 2311 Sandia Road, was arrested by sheriff's
Deputies for revoking probation on an original charge of theft the
evening of Oct. 12.
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Marriages for September, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk's office:
Brian Gerald Swift and Jennifer Jay Millican
Mario R. Reyes and Sulema U. Mendoza
George Brian Gonzales and Barbara Duran Olguin
Robert Rodney George, Jr. and Beatrice Cobos Natividad
Jody Gomez Contreras and Lori Ann Roman
Rene Salgado, Jr. and Blanca Valles Nunez
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Divorces in September, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk's office:
Maria Barreno and Juan Inez T. Barreno
Adan T. Minjarez and Sally Martinez Minjarez
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Juanita Busby, 54, Loving County District Clerk, died Wednesday in
Midland Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 2
p.m. Friday in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel, with Lessie "Woody" Woodard
Burial will follow in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 14, 1941 in Menard and moved to Pecos as a child. She
was a Baptist, member of the Order of Eastern Star, Pecos Palette Club
and the County Clerk's Association. She was in her third term as
Survivors include her husband, J.W. "Buddy" Busby of Mentone; her
mother, Selma Carrell of Pecos; maternal grandmother, Retta Bishop of
Menard; two brothers, Wayne Carrell of Larue and Jimmy Carrell of Santa
Maria, Calif.; four sisters, Sharon Kielhorn of Ponca City, Okla., Helen
Roberson of Abilene, Nadine Smith of Pecos and Rhonda Winkles of Lubbock.
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High Wednesday 80, low last night 37. Tonight, clear. A light freeze
possible. Low around 30. Light wind. Friday, mostly sunny and warmer.
High in the upper 60s. North wind 5-10 mph morning becoming south during
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