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March 20, 1998

Akins enters Army program

Christina D. Akins has joined the United States Army under
the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting
Station, Odessa.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to
delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a
new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as
$40,000 toward a college education. After completion of
basic training, soldiers receive advanced individual
training in their career specialty.

The recruit qualifies to receive a $2,500 enlistment bonus.

Akins, a student at Pecos High School, will report to Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training on July 7.

She is the daughter of Mary A. and Thomas J. Akins of Pecos.

OC to host rodeo events

More than 300 of the nation's top college athletes from 14
colleges and universities will compete in the National
Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Regional Rodeo
hosted by Odessa College Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
March 26-28.

The action will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the covered
arena behind the Ector County Coliseum.

One of the most respected and successful programs in the
country, OC rodeo is known for producing world-class
professional cowboys such as Jim Sharp, Ty Murray, the late
Shawn McMullan, Jerome Davis and brothers Adam and Gilbert

Rodeo events during the three nights of competition will
include steer wrestling, calf roping, saddle bronc riding,
bull riding, breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel racing and
team roping.

There will be a boot scramble each night for children 12 and
younger. Gift certificates will be awarded to the winners
each night.

Rodeo tickets are on sale in Odessa at Luskey's Western
Store, Woods Boots and Dollar Western Wear. Tickets also are
on sale at Luskey's in Midland and at the rodeo beginning at
6 p.m. each night. Admission is $5 for adults, with children
12 and under and adults over 55 admitted for $3, and free
with OC ID.

Deacon Jones will appear again this year as the rodeo
clown-bullfighter. He will be assisted by Rusty Rodriguez.

Phillip Schutts of Weatherford will fill the post of
announcer for the rodeo.

Principal's choice winners named

Lidia Bitolas' third grade class at Pecos Elementary School
was the recipient of the Principal's Choice Award for the
fourth six weeks of school. The students are chosen on the
basis of their behavior, attitude and overall performance
during the school day, by the principal. Pictured with the
class is Miriam Zubia.

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