Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, June 10, 1998
Barreno, Garcia plan June wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Raul T. Barreno are proud to announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy
Barreno to Rolando Garcia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo U.
Garcia, both of Pecos.
The bride to be is a 1996 Pecos High Honor graduate,
currently attending the University of Texas of the Permian
Basin majoring in accounting and information systems.
The future groom is a 1988 Pecos High graduate and U.S. Air
Force Desert Storm Veteran. He is currently employed by
Permian Mack Sales of Odessa.
The couple plan to wed June 27, at Santa Rosa de Lima
Catholic Church in Pecos with Father Juan Narez officiating.
They plan to reside in Odessa.
Taylor returns from Chile trip
Kella Taylor of Pecos was one of 16 Hardin-Simmons
University School of Business students who has returned to
Abilene following a May term trip to Santiago, Chile.
Accompanying the HSU delegation were Dr. Lynn Gillette, dean
of the School of Business and Jeff Turner, associate dean.
The travel course was designed to provide students with
real-world experience in management and professional
development, said Dr. Gillette.
The students visited several firms to observe the effects of
political, cultural, economic and managerial issues facing
Specifically, the students studied the effects of Chile's
free market reforms and the reform of their social security
system at each business they visited.
Dr. Gillette and Turner said that the trip provided students
with a broader understanding of business and helped them to
increase their skills in intercultural communication and
gain a greater cultural sensitivity.
Area students net scholarships
Texas-New Mexico Power Company has awarded five scholarships
in the West Texas area high schools.
Selected were Gabriella Bafidis of Pecos High School, Alma
Lopez of Sanderson High School, Raquel Yvonne Silvas of Butz
Education Center in Ft. Stockton, Jennifer D. Mills of
Kermit High School and Jess E. Hendricks of Ft. Stockton
"We are pleased to provide this financial assistance to
these students as they begin their college careers," said
Mya Surratt, TNMP Customer Relations Coordinator for the
West Texas area. "These students are the future of our
community, state and country. They are the leaders of
tomorrow. Each of these scholarship recipients has proven
they are up to the task of being a leader judging by their
high school endeavors."
"TNMP is proud to be a part of each of our communities and
we wish each and every senior the very best for a safe and
happy future," said Surratt.
Carrasco ends basic training
Navy Seaman Recruit Monica R. Carrasco, daughter of Ruben
and Yolanda Carrasco, of Pecos, recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Carrasco 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.
Carrasco 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. Carrasco 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 aboard ships and at shore commands
around the world. To reinforce the team concept, Carrasco
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 Carrasco 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.
She is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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