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May 6, 1997

TxDOT working on correcting ditch

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Staff Writer

PECOS, MAY 6, 1997 - A potential mosquito breeding place has been
created in a ditch across the street from Wal-Mart, but Texas Department
of Transportation officials are already working on the problem.

"We don't have an easement for that area and we are trying to get the
landowner to let us go in there and clean it out," said TxDOT Roadway
Maintenance Supervisor.

The ditch will need to dry out before anything can be done though,
according to Levario.

"The easement extends just so far and doesn't include this area," said
Levario. "We are aware of this problem and are working on it, as soon as
the ditch dries up we can go in there and correct the problem," he said.

The improvement project is coming along great, despite this problem.

A construction crew is expected to come in a few weeks to put in pavers
extending from Wal-Mart to McDonald's, according to Levario.

A new contract will need to be obtained to put in pavers extending from
Wal-Mart to Interstate 20.

"All this work is being done in sections," said Levario.

Only $100,000 in funds at a time is allotted for the construction work,
according to the supervisor.

"These funds only cover so much," he said.

Former patient sues Reeves County Hospital

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Staff Writer

PECOS, May 6, 1997 - Guadalupe Patino has sued Reeves County Hospital
for damages she claims resulted from a fall while taking physical
therapy in the hospital.

Patino said in the suit, filed in 143rd District Court Thursday, that
she was in the whirlpool in the physical therapy room in RCH as
prescribed therapy by Dr. William G. Reilly for a fracture to her left

As Patino was using the whirlpool, she fell on the slippery floor and
her right foot went back under her, causing her to break her right leg,
the petition alleges.

She claims the hospital employees were negligent in allowing the floor
to become wet and to warn her of the floor's condition. She seeks an
unspecified amount of compensation for medical care, physical pain,
mental anguish, physical impairment and loss of future earning capacity.

Scott Johnson, the hospital district's attorney, said this morning that
he has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.

Two incumbents win in Toyah council race

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PECOS, May 6, 1997 - In the May 3 elections in Toyah, six individuals
were seeking three available two-year seats.

Two incumbents were re-elected to their posts with one newcomer.
Incumbents Diana Tollett and Rose Barnes will be joined by Sharon

Sharon Sanchez netted 34 votes in that election; Diana Tollett, 25
votes; Rose Barnes, 21; Bart Sanchez, 20; Howard Dennett, 11 votes and
Jana McHorse, 5.

In the Balmorhea city council election, Richard Hoefs, Olga Mendoza and
Sammy Baeza will serve on the council for two years.

Richard Hoefs received 69 votes; Olga Mendoza, 84; Janell Ward, 38 and
Sammy Baeza netted 83 of the votes in that election.

In the Balmorhea ISD elections four candidates were seeking two
three-year terms. Incumbent Paul Matta and Reyes Castillo will serve on
that board.

Darrell Rhyne received 30 votes in that election; James Garlick, 64;
Castillo, 69 and Paul Matta 116.

Uncontested races were in Barstow where incumbents Olga Abila, Lucio
Florez and Salvador Villalobos will serve two-year terms on the council.

For Reeves County Hospital District, only voters in Precinct 2 and 4
cast their ballots. Both incumbents were unopposed for new two-year

RCH incumbent Marcella Lovett, Precinct 2 received 402 votes while
Precinct 4 incumbent Jeanette Alligood netted 243 votes.

Registration open for PHS summer school

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PECOS, May 6, 1997 - Registration is now open for summer school classes
at Pecos High School with registration forms available at Crockett
Middle School and the high school offices.

Registration will end June 4.

Summer school will be taught from June 3-July 1. First semester classes
will be taught from 7:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday,
and second semester classes will be taught from 12:30-4:45 p.m. Monday
through Friday.

Tuition for each ½ credit of class will be $70 payable upon
registration. A student will not be considered registered until tuition
is paid. A tuition is non-refundable after the first day of class unless
an insufficient number of students has signed up and the class does not

A minimum of ten students must register for a class in order for it to
be taught.

The following courses will be offered: English I, II, III, and IV; any
math class; Government; Economics; U.S. History; World History and World
Geography; Health; and Keyboarding, one semester.

Summer school is an excellent way for students to earn credits to get
ahead on their graduation plan or for students to make up lost credits
due to failure or excessive absences. There is no formal graduation
ceremony for summer graduates, but students can certainly complete
graduation requirements during summer school.

For more information contact the Pecos High School office at 447-7222 or
go to Crockett Middle School or Pecos High School for a registration


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Annie Bolden

PECOS, May 6, 1997 - Annie Bolden, 83, died Saturday, May 3 at the Hobbs
Health Care Center in Hobbs, N.M.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the
Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Garcia officiating. Burial
will be in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born March 23, 1914 in Centerville, La., was a member of West of
the Pecos China Painting Club and moved to Hobbs from Pecos in May 1996.
She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bolden; parents, Allen
and Annie Clausen Barman; brothers, Jake and Norman Barman and one
sister, Ora Powell.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ronald "Erie" Tate of Hobbs, N.M.;
one sister, Erie Fletcher of Natchitoches, La.; one grandson and one

Salvador Ortega

PECOS, May 6, 1997 - Salvador Ortega, 83, died, Sunday, May 4, at
Guadalupe Medical Center in Carlsbad, N.M.

Services were held this morning at Christ the King Catholic Church,
followed by burial at Balmorhea Cemetery under the direction of Martinez
Funeral Home.

Ortega was born on Nov. 10, 1913 in Balmorhea, and married Barbara
Millan on Aug. 23, 1938. The couple lived in Balmorhea most of their
lives, before moving to Carlsbad, N.M. several years ago.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Lionel Ortega and his
parents, Ciraco and Manuela Salcido Ortega.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Salvador Ortega, Jr., of
Carlsbad and Roberto Ortega of Fort Davis; three daughters, Lydia Payen
of Odessa, Maria Louise Riley of Carlsbad and Carolina Brijalba of
Marfa; one brother, Leonardo Ortega of San Bernardino, Calif.; four
sisters, Juanita Trujillo and Josie Alvarez of Pecos; Alvesa Gomez of
Balmorhea and Esperanza Gutierrez of Oakland, Calif.; 13 grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren.


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PECOS, May 6, 1997 - High Monday 98, low this morning 63. Tonight,
becoming mostly cloudy. A less than 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.
Low 60 65. South wind 10-20 mph. Wednesday, mostly cloudy morning,
partly cloudy afternoon. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High
around 90. South wind 10-20 mph.

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