Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, July 26, 2002
Airport hosts annual Fly-In Breakfast next week
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Friday, July 26, 2002 -- The excitement of the wild blue will bring
area pilots to Pecos for the 17th Annual Pecos Fly-In Breakfast
at the Pecos Municipal Airport next weekend.
The breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m., on Sunday, Aug 4, and will give
area and local pilots as well as community members a chance to share experiences
and dreams of the vast skies.
The breakfast, which will be cooked by the Lion's Club, is scheduled for
7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and everyone is welcome.
Airport Manager Isabelle Blanchard said that this year more activities
are planned for the pilots and citizens including the annual Cantaloupe Bombing
The events of the day not only include the breakfast and the contest but
also a Young Eagles Program and an Aviation Safety Program.
Blanchard explained that the Young Eagles Program is for kids from the
ages of eight to 17 and gives them a chance to learn about aviation.
"They get a free flight around town," she said.
The last time the Young Eagles Program was offered locally was five years
ago, according to Blanchard.
She said that day approximately 78 kids participated in the program and
had the chance to take a bird's eye view of Pecos.
"It's a great program," she said.
To register for the program kids and their parents need to show up at
the airport the day of the fly-in and there is no charge to participate.
Blanchard said that the program was designed to provide exciting information
about aviation to kids.
"The idea of the program is that young children can be exposed to some
kind of experience with the idea that they might set their goals higher,"
The pilots also have the chance to attend a safety seminar provided by
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Blanchard said the seminar would be on aviation and aircraft safety.
She also explained that the pilots would have the opportunity to receive
a courtesy evaluation of their aircraft.
Blanchard said that the evaluation program would allow the FAA inspectors
to take a look at each pilot's procedures, records and aircraft and tell
the pilot if there are any problems.
"As a courtesy, they'll look at the pilot's certifications and other areas
for weaknesses without fear of punitive action," she said. "If they find
that anything is out of compliance they would simply let the pilot know."
All in all, Blanchard said that the morning would be a busy and exciting
one for the public as well as the visiting pilots.
Rotary hosting adult-youth golf Saturday, Sunday
PECOS, Friday, July 26, 2002 -- The Pecos Rotary Club will be hosting
its 10th Annual Wild West Golf Tournament this Saturday and Sunday
at the Reeves County Golf Course.
The format of the tournament will be an adult-youth scramble with an entry
fee of $90 per team. The fee includes green fees, cart and lunch for both
days. For more information contact Ken Winkles at 447-2100 or 447-4305.
You can also sign up at the Pro Shop at the Reeves County Golf Course.
PECOS, Friday, July 26, 2002 -- High Sunday 102. Low this morning 74.
Forecast for tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 70 to 75. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 104. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph. Saturday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Sunday:
Partly cloudy. Highs near 102. Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 70 to 75.
Highs 97 to 102.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report
is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves
County Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.
The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either
traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered
arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were
paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.
Raul Garcia, 29, was arrested at 5:10 p.m., on July 20 at Fourth and
Eddy Streets on two warrants for improper passing and violation of promise
David Gonzales Pando, 21, was arrested at 11:35 a.m., on July 19 at
Second and Pecan Streets on warrants for running a stop sign, no operator's
license and violation promise to appear.
Eloisa S. Rodriguez, 58, was arrested at 9:48 a.m., on July 18 at Bob's
Thriftway for theft under $50.
Javier Ponce, 49, and Rosalba Marino, 44, were arrested at 12:17 a.m.,
on July 18 at Third and Cedar Streets both for public intoxication.
Joanna Baca, 23, was arrested at 2:51 p.m., on July 16 in the 1000 block
of Oak Street for a Reeves County Sheriff's Office warrant for theft by check.
Sixto Navarrete and Frankie Smith
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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