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Friday, September 20, 2002

Pecos students make Dean's list

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has announced students who qualified for the President's and Dean's honor roll list in the Summer 2002. Students who have a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 3.50 to 3.99 are listed on the Dean's Honor List. Students who have achieved a 4.0 GPA are listed on the President's Honor List. Students seeking their first bachelor's degree only are eligible once they have earned at least 12 credit hours at U.T. Permian Basin.

Pecos students named to the Dean's List include: Delia Dominguez, Linsey Hathorn and Dalila Valenzuela.

Venegas named employee of month

Alvaro Venegas has been selected as Employee of the Month for the month of September at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Venegas is a Recreation Specialist III at the facility.

He is the father of two children and a former president and member of the Pecos Evening Optimist Clubs. He enjoys riding motorcycles in his spare time.

Venegas began his career with the Reeves County Detention Center on May 19, 1999. He was promoted on Nov. 8, 2001, to his current rank.

"He is a veteran officer who has proven himself to be both extremely reliable and professional," said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "His work ethics and attitude are of the highest level and he is a prime example of the officers employed at the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.

Officer Venegas is dedicated to the operation of the Reeves County Detention Center, according to Franco. He is a heavy equipment operator and on several occasions has used his skills in our department saving the facility money.

"He accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes all assigned tasks in minimal time," said Franco.

As a Recreation Specialist, Venegas' primary responsibilities are to maintain security and control in the Recreation Department, making sure the inmates are conducting their recreational activities in a safe manner, and in general always keeping an eye out for anything that might hinder the program, according to Franco.

"Officer Venegas has continuously executed his responsibilities in the highest professional manner, and has always taken pride as an officer of the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to recognize Recreation Specialist III, Alvaro Venegas as Employee of the Month.

"His high standards, quality of work performance, and self-motivation have earned him this honor," said Franco. "We wish him continued success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.

PHS Eagle band having a fundraiser

The Pecos Eagle Band will be having their annual fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 21, at both Wal-Mart and Gibson's Parking lots.

This will be a free car wash and students will be going out into the community and asking everyone to make a pledge for each car the band washes. After the car wash they will return to collect the pledge.

When the students sell a product to the community, 60 percent of the profits go to the fundraising company that supplied the products. This project allows the students to earn their profits by working instead of selling and 100 percent of the money the community invests in stays with the band.

The goal this year is to wash 100 cars during the six hour car wash.

If the band were to have a regular car wash the fee would probably be $7.50 for a car and $10 for a truck or van. If you bring one of your vehicles to be washed you will have almost made back the amount of a 10 cent per car pledge.

Because the actual car wash is free the only way for the students to reach their goal is through your pledges.

Support their work by pledging and by bringing in your cars.

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