Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Giraldo completes basic training
Air Force Airman Edixon A. Giraldo Gallo has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission,
organization, and customs and received special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is a 1994 graduate of Pecos High School.
Hernandez named collegiate scholar
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jesus Hernandez,
of Barstow, has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar.
The USAA has established the All-American Collegiate Award Program to
offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic
disciplines. The All-American Collegiate Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher,
grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other
qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other
awards given by the USAA. These are awards few students can ever hope to
Hernandez, who attends Odessa College, as nominated for this national
award by Dr. Miles Eckert.
He will appear in the All-American Collegiate Yearbook, which is published
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before
in America's history. Certainly, winners of the All-American Collegiate Awards
should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence
and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United
States Achievement Academy.
Hernandez is the son of Efrain Hernandez of Barstow. Grandparents are
Rosa Flores of Mission and Felix Hernandez of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Host families sought for students
Educational Merit Foundation, a non-profit, Texas-based, students exchange
organization is seeking volunteer host families for high school students
from Europe, Japan and Korea. These students will arrive in August to attend
local public schools for one or two semesters and are eager to experience
life in Texas.
They speak English, have their own spending money, medical insurance and
expect to share their host family daily life including household responsibilities.
Interested families are encouraged to apply early as many schools have limited
space available for exchange student's enrollment.
Families without children and single parents may apply. Give a student
the chance to learn firsthand about Texas and to realize a long time dream.
For more information visit our web page at www.emfusa.org or call
Marie-Claude Dijoud at 972-495-3868 or 1-800-467-3863.
OC will offer summer sports
Odessa College's community recreation department will offer a variety
of summer sports camps for youths.
The sports camps include coed basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis and
tae kwon do; girl's basketball, cheerleading, volleyball and twirling; and
boy's baseball. New this year are competitive-level boy's and girl's basketball
camps, tailored for athletic-minded youngsters.
Camp Gym Jam, All Sports Camps and Camp Runamuckus, all coed, offer a
variety of sports and other fun activities.
Complete class descriptions and tuition rates are listed in the OC Continuing
Education/Sports and Recreation Summer 2001 bulletin.
Due to the classes' popularity and limited size, director of community
recreation Betty Fredrickson encourages interested parents to enroll their
For more information, contact the Odessa College Sports Center at 335-6FIT(6348).
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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