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Friday, August 25, 2000

Community bicycle rodeo and safety fair set

A Community Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Gibson's parking lot, 110 Walthall, just east of Eddy Street.

The event is for children ages 5-12 and parents are encouraged to bring their children, their bicycles, tricycles, helmets if owned, or walking shoes.

Come celebrate going back to school learning bike safety skills with the Pecos and Midland Police Departments.

The fair will include, bicycle equipment safety inspection, bicycle registration engraving, bicycle rally course and a chance to win a bike donated by Gibson's.

Certificate and other surprises are also planned.

For more information contact the Community Service Officer at the Pecos Police Department at 445-4911.

Vejil, Valle chosen for TYC All-State team

Two West Texas State School employees have been selected as members of the Texas Youth Commission's first All-State Softball Team.

David Vejil, WTSS Caseworker and Fane Valle, Juvenile Correction Officer were chosen for the team at the first annual TYC statewide Softball tournament held Aug. 12, in Brownwood.

The TYC All-State team is made up of outstanding players from each team selected by team coaches and the umpires at the conclusion of the tournament.

WTSS was one of seven teams representing Texas Youth Commission facilities throughout the state. West Texas State School team members organized this tournament in an effort to bring employees together from across the state once a year to relax and have some fun.

Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg took first place this year so they will be the host for next year's event. The team from WTSS placed third overall.

McCarty ends deployment

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Conor P. McCarty, son of Barbara Tarpley, of Big Spring, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the amphibious transport ship USS Denver, home ported in San Diego.

McCarty's ship participated in several multi-national exercises including Eager Mace, Eastern Maverick and Sea Soldier. These exercises focused on developing friendship, trust and teamwork between coalition nations and increased their combined military readiness for contingency operations.

During the deployment, McCarty's ship participated in the peacekeeping and humanitarian operations of the international forces in East Timor, Indonesia. Denver's visit, board, search and seizure teams boarded five ships in support of U.N. sanctions against Iraq.

McCarty's ship visited cities in Australia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Quarter, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, where Sailors had the opportunity to shop, sightsee and enjoy the local culture and cuisine. Crewmembers also participated in community relations projects.

USS Denver supports amphibious operations using landing craft air cushions, which are specially-designed Hovercraft that travel above land and sea surfaces and deliver vehicles and equipment. The ship also has conventional landing craft and helicopters embarked, and is equipped with medical facilities staffed by Navy doctors, dentists, nurses and corpsmen.

McCarty, a 1997 graduate of Big Spring High School, joined the Navy in February 1998.

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