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Monday, Feb. 16, 1998

Harkins to perform in Balmorhea

Corky Harkins will be performing a gospel concert of old
hymns at Balmorhea Methodist Church, at 7 p.m., on
Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Harkins was raised in the big sky, open ranch country of
Southeast Montana. There were six children growin up on the
ranch, being quite remote, the county school system gave
them a school of their own in the ranch bunkhouse.

Most of the ranch work was done with horses, including
branding, shipping, fencing, riding to school and even
bringing mail home from the mail box, which was four miles
from the ranch house.

By 1980, the Harkins family ranch had grown to nearly 50,000
acres. Harkins has been singing gospel concerts for the last
15 years and has sung in over 600 churches, 42 states, and
three foreign countries.

Brown completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Edwin M. Brown, son of Debra Brown, of
Pecos, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Brown completed a variety of
training which included classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting,
water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis is also placed on physical fitness.

Brown and other recruits also received instruction on the
Navy's core values - honor, courage and commitment - and how
to apply them in their military performance and personal
conduct. Brown joins 55,000 men and women who will enter the
Navy this year from all over the country.

Men and women train together from their first day in the
Navy just as they do abaoard ships and at shore commands
around the world. To reinforce the team concept, Brown and
other recruits also were trained in preventing sexual
harassment and ensuring equal opportunity.

Even as the naval service gets smaller over the next few
years, highly motivated young people like Brown are still
finding an opportunity to improve their knowledge and
education as they become part of the most highly technical
naval force in history. This year alone the Navy will have
more than 57,000 job openings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.

He is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School.

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