Weekly Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Onion harvest in full swing
The annual onion harvest is in full swing at the Pecos Cantaloupe Co. packing shed on the Balmorhea Highway, and is expected to continue through mid-July.
Clay Taylor with Pecos Cantaloupe Co. said this year’s harvest is pretty normal, with workers harvesting the same fields as normal south and east of town.
“Here in the she we have about 60, and out in the field we’ve got 150,” he said of the workers employed in this year’s harvest.
The onion harvest will continue for about a week or two after the start of the 2004 cantaloupe harvest. “So far so good,” Taylor said about the prospects for Pecos’ best-know crop, the first of which should come in from the fields about the time of the West of the Pecos Rodeo during the opening week of July.
First Choice offering auto bank draft service
By ROSIE FLORES
Ever wish for a few extra moments during the day, maybe for that extra cup of coffee or even just to sit and relax?
At First Choice Power, it’s available now. Beginning June 14, customers who sign up for automatic bank drafting at the company’s local office will get a free T-shirt and will gain a few extra minutes each month that were previously spent paying bills.
“Automatic bank drafting truly does provide several benefits for customers who take advantage of it,” said Terry Beck, First Choice Power vice president of Sales and Marketing. “It’s free, it’s convenient and there’s never a concern about late payments,” he said.
The First Choice Power automatic bank draft program works with banks, credit unions or savings and loans to have payments for monthly electric bills automatically directed from a customer’s account on the day it is due.
In addition to the few extra moments’ relief from bill paying, Beck said First Choice Power’s automatic bank draft program frees customers from extra trips to the post office to purchase stamps and mail bills. “Now they can even have a free T-shirt to wear in that free time!”
To register for automatic bank drafting and get your free T-shirt (while supplies last), visit the local First Choice Power office.
Barbecue plate fundraiser set for Tuesday
A barbecue plate fundraiser has been scheduled beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at Saragosa Hall located at 6th and Peach Streets.
Barbecue plates will be $5 and will include barbecue with all the fixings. On orders of four or more, deliveries will be made.
An account has been set up for Johanna Martinez, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
The account is under Martinez Medical Fund at Security State Bank and the account number is 140651.
To order on Tuesday, call the hall at 445-5225.
For more information call Cindy at 445-3196, ext. 3.
Police alumni to meet
The Pecos Citizen’s Academy Alumni will meet at 7 p.m., June 10, at the Pecos Police Department.
Quilters to gather at center
West of the Pecos Quilters will gather to work on quilts, visit and swap quilting ideas, at 9 a.m., at the Pecos Senior Citizen’s Center, 119 S. Cedar.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 432-445-5475, FAX 432-445-4321
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.
Copyright 2003-04 by Pecos Enterprise