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Thursday, February 17, 2000

Munoz twins have birthday

Audrie LeAnn and Amber Raquel Munoz celebrated their first birthday on Sunday, Feb. 13, with a party held in their honor.

Theme for the event was "Tweety."

Guests were served hotdogs and hamburgers.

The twins favorite gift was a swing set given to them by their godmother, Nanette Ramirez.

Their parents are Rosie Flores and Ramon Munoz III of Pecos.

Maternal grandparents are Alfonso and Angela Flores of Pecos.

Paternal grandparents Ramon and Martha Munoz, also of Pecos.

Leonard departs for mission

One Pecos resident, Jimmy Leonard will be joining about 700 National Guardsmen for a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia.

The sergeant and his fellow guardsmen, members of the Abilene-based 111th Engineer Battalion departed on Thursday morning for Fort Hood, where they will spend two weeks before going to Bosnia for seven months. Before their departure, community members, civic leaders, guardsmen in their fatigues and their families gathered for a send-off celebration.

Leonard, a National Guard sergeant from Pecos, said he's tried to prepare his family for his departure. His wife, Amy, and their 2-year-old daughter, Samantha, joined him at the celebration.

"This will be the longest (deployment) since we've been married," he said.

Leonard said he's talked with his daughter about his mission, but doubts she understands that he is leaving. "She and I are real close," he said.

A former active-duty Army member, Leonard said he plans to attend college when he returns from Bosnia in the fall to pursue a teaching career. Both Leonard and his comrades said their wives have parents and other family support nearby while they are gone.

Members of the 111th will join 700 National Guardsmen from all over state who make up the Texas 49th Armored Division. The 49th is the first reserve unit to take over the U.S. Army's task force headquarters in Bosnia. The mission will be the first time a National Guard Division has been sent to an operational area since the Korean War.

The 111th will provide security for the task force headquarters. The guardsmen have spent a year training for this mission.

"They have trained so hard and sacrificed so much time," said Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Davila of Austin. "They're going to miss their family, but that's what it's all about. Serving your nation."

Open House planned

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will have an Open House, at 1901 S. Texas St., at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20.

Everyone is invited to attend.

The church will open and leaders from the different organizations will be present to answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

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