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Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Language classes offered at OC

Odessa College is offering community members the opportunity to learn to speak English for free.

Registration for the English for Speakers of Other Language classes is 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 1-18 and Jan. 5-6 in Continuing Education's Annex B, across from OC's main entrance on University Boulevard and Robertson Avenue.

For more information, call 335-6380.

Fall commencement planned at OC

Odessa College will host its Fall Commencement at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, in the OC Sports Center.

One hundred thirty-two candidates for graduation are scheduled to be recognized, 30 of whom plan to graduate with honors.

Dr. Ralph Ford, dean of enrollment management, will deliver the commencement address.

The OC Sports Center will close early at 1 p.m., to prepare for the ceremony, but will resume normal activities and hours Friday, Dec. 19.

For more information, call Odessa College at 335-6416.

Ramirez selected as Officer of the Month

Officer Ismael Ramirez has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month at the Reeves County Detention Center I for November 2003.

Ramirez is a 1991 graduate of Pecos High School and is married to Cecilia.

His hobbies include watching football games on Sundays as well as watching other sporting events.

Ramirez began his employment with the Reeves County Detention Center on Jan. 30, 2003.

He has worked all pertinent posts and is dedicated to the operation of the Reeves County Detention Center.

Officer Ramirez willingly accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes all assigned tasks in minimal time with exception skills, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.

As a Correctional Officer, his primary responsibility is to maintain security and control of the institution.

"Officer Ramirez has continuously executed this responsibility in the highest manner and always takes pride in his job as a correctional officer at the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to recognize Officer Ramirez as Correctional Officer of the Month.

"His high standards, quality of work performance, and self-motivation have earned him this honor," said Franco. "It is a pleasure to be associated with an individual such as Officer Ramirez who exhibits such professionalism," he said.

"We wish him continued success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

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