Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, June 11, 2001
TxDOT hands out safety awards to local employees
Whether driving on the highways or working on the highways, Texas Department
of Transportation (TxDOT) employees know how important highway safety is.
And just as construction and maintenance activities on the state's highways
shift into high gear with the summer season, TxDOT employees in the 12-county
Odessa Disrrict paused for a moment to recognize its employees' outstanding
safe driving and safe work records.
"Safety is our top priority," said District Engineer Lauren D. Garduno,
who handed out safety awards at the annual district safety awards meeting.
Pecos and Balmorhea employees receiving safe operator awards included:
Pecos: Manuel Gonzales Jr., 20 years; Larry Levario, 18 years; Israel
Rubio, 18 years; Ruben Fuentez, 18 years; Guadalupe Rede, 14 years; Daniel
Reyes, 13 years; Gilberto Gonzales, 11 years; Arturo Vasquez, seven years;
Gilbert Herrera, six years; Oscar Martinez, five years; Alfredo Herrera,
four years; Hector Tarango, four years and Marcelino Munoz, Jr. two years.
Balmorhea: Fermin Rodriguez, 33 years; Jose Rodriguez, 26 years; Rosendo
Galindo, 21 years; Tommy Dominguez, 21 years; Samuel Natividad, 13 years;
Victor Mondragon, 13 years; Jesus Matta, 10 years; David Portillo, seven
years; Manuel Mendoza, seven years; Javier Lozano, seven years; Rigoberto
Garcia, four years and Joe Abel Rodriguez, one year;
Pecos Engineering: Lily Talamantez, 36 years; William Brown, 19 years;
Manuel Muniz, Jr. 18 years; John Salcido, 16 years; Gary Rumbaugh, 14 years;
Ben Hinojos, 13 years; Alain Gallego, 10 years; Kelli Revennaugh, 10 years;
Juan Muniz, five years; Eloy Varela, five years; Gilbert Ybarra, two years
and Cijifredo Zuniga, two years.
Geltemeyer, Davis announce June wedding plans
Carrie Lynn Geltemeyer and Dr. Anthony DeWayne Davis, both of Lubbock,
are planning to be married at 7 p.m., June 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in
Parents of the bride-elect are Jim and Gwen Geltemeyer of Midland. Grandparents
of the future bride are Jesse and Jean Bush of Pecos and Gladys Hollan of
Parents of the future groom are Arthur and Carolyn Davis of Midland. Grandparents
of the future groom are Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell of Odessa and Ludy Davis
Miss Geltemeyer is a 1996 Midland High School graduate. She graduated
in 2001 from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing with
a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She is employed as an ICU Nurse at Covenant
Medical Center in Lubbock. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
in Nursing and the Golden Key National Honor Society.
Mr. Davis graduated from Lee High School in Midland in 1990, and
graduated from Texas Tech University in 1994 with a Bachelor's in Molecular
Biology. He graduated from the Texas Tech School of Medicine in 1998.
He is employed with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Department of
Family Practice. He will be attending the College of William and Mary
School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the Fall.
OC student honored at convention
Odessa College student Sandy Sabedra was recently honored by the Texas
Junior College Student Government Association at its state convention in
Austin for serving as bulletin school representative.
OC was honored for acting as bulletin school.
Both the bulletin school and student representative serve on the TJCSGA's
executive board and are responsible for the TJCSGA's quarterly newsletter.
Also at the convention, OC was elected to serve as parliamentarian school
for 2001-2002, with Kara Burton serving as student representative.
"It's an honor and important responsibility to be elected to these positions
_ both for the college and the student," said Laci Box, student activities
coordinator and Student Government Association advisor.
In the TJCSGA, which represents 500,000 Texas junior college students,
member colleges are elected annually to its nine-member executive board.
For most board positions, the elected school's SGA members then select a
student representative who, with the aid of an advisor, fulfills the operational
and administrative responsibilities of the office.
Those responsibilities, particularly of the parliamentarian, are significant,
said Box, considering that TJCSGA's primary mission involves student representation,
leadership training and democratic fundamentals.
She added, "The Student Government Association develops important life
skills, and we are very proud of our students' involvement."
For more information, contact Box at 335-6403.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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