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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Happy Birthday to Rosalina Alvarado

Happy Birthday to Rudy Falcon

Happy Birthday to Tiffany Jarret

Happy Birthday to Kayla Natividad

Happy Birthday to Manuel R. Armendariz

Canon receives FFA scholarship

When 70 Texas FFA members received a helping hand with their dreams of higher education through Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarships, John K. Canon, of Pecos, was among the outstanding recipients.

The Pecos FFA Chapter member plans to study agriculture engineering at Tarleton State University.

His parents are Jack and Mary Ann Canon.

The four-year, $10,000 scholarships were presented during the 2002 Texas FFA Convention July 11 in Fort Worth.

The scholarships presented to Texas FFA members are only one part of the Show's current annual commitment of more than $8.5 million. The Show also awards direct scholarships through the Texas 4-H and the Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, plus through the Show's Metropolitan, Opportunity and School Art programs. In addition, the Show funds research at 10 Texas universities, enhances educational opportunities through grants and supports the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501 © (3) educational charity and has committed more than $85 million to scholarships and educational programs since 1957.

Pecos resident to attend ITT Technical Institute

Bobby Sotelo, of Pecos, has enrolled in the Computer Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute, located at 5700 Northwest Parkway, San Antonio. This institute is one of a nationwide network of 70 ITT Technical Institutes operated by Indianapolis-based ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI).

The eight-quarter program, which begins September 9, will help Sotelo begin to prepare for career opportunities in various fields involving Computer Electronics Engineering Technology. Upon successful completion of the program, Sotelo will receive an associate's degree.

Established in 1998, the San Antonio ITT Technical Institute offers educational programs in Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Drafting and Design Technology and Information Technology/Computer Network Systems Option to 591 students.

The San Antonio ITT Technical Institute is operated by ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI), a leading private college system focused on technology-oriented programs of study. ESI operates 70 ITT Technical Institutes in 28 states which provide career-focused, coursework to approximately 27,500 students. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ESI has been actively involved in the higher education community in the United States since 1969.

OC offers classes at Pecos

Technical Training Center

During the 2002 fall semester, Odessa College is offering 31 classes in Pecos at the Pecos Technical Training Center.

Registration will be at the Pecos Center Monday, Aug. 19, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 28.

To speed up the registration process, new students are urged to submit an application for admission prior to registration.

Applications are available from the Pecos Technical Training Center in the OC catalog, and from the OC Admissions Office and Web site.

A wide variety of classes are available, including art, computer systems, math, history, welding and many others.

The OC Fall 2002 Bulletin of Credit Courses provides a complete list of courses and is available at the Pecos Center and online via OC's Web site.

Odessa College also offers a number of classes over the Internet. Students registering for these courses should have technology sufficient to access the World Wide Web.

Students may arrange to pay tuition with a short-term loan, allowing scheduled payments throughout the semester.

Loans include a $20 fee and require a 10 percent down payment.

Students who have completed at least 15 semester hours at OC may apply for federal loans.

Scholarships, state and federal grants, and college work-study also are available.

Students are encouraged to apply early for these programs. Funds for some programs do not become available until later in the semester.

Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment is required at registration to qualify for Texas resident tuition rates.

New students must furnish an official transcript and may be required to provide TASP scores depending on course requirements.

All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and TASP scores.

For more information, call the Pecos Technical Training Center at 445-5535 or visit the OC Web site at

OC schedules business hours

Starting Monday, Aug. 19, Odessa College will return to regular business hours, with most offices open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Continuing Education department will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on Friday. The Continuing Education Drive-thru Booth will be open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., on Friday.

For more information, contact Odessa College at 335-6400.

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