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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
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Monday, November 16, 1998

Oasis of West Texas

Special Correspondent
The Balmorhea Senior Center will have a bake sale on Nov. 21, at the
Senior Center from 9-3. This will be a great time to get some of that
holiday baking done!

This past week was Homecoming week in Balmorhea. There were different
dress codes for each day of the week concluding with a parade on
Thursday afternoon. Awards were given in three areas: Community,
Organization and Class. Placings are as follows: Community, first place
was Balmorhea Headstart, second place was Balmorhea School Board and
third place was Balmorhea EMS. Organization, first place was The Bear
Print, second place was a tie between Pals and BPA, and third went to
The Balmorhea Bears Cheerleaders. Class: 1st place went to the Pre-K and
Kinder float, second went to the grades first, second and third float
and third was a tie between the sixth and seventh grade floats.

The 1998 Homecoming Queen was crowned by the 1997 Homecoming Queen,
Noami Madrid, during half time ceremony in the school gym. The nominees
were Amy Garcia senior class representive escorted by Kriss Natividad.
Erika Apodoca was junior class representive escorted by Chris Cook. The
sophomore class elected Michelle Barrandey and she was escorted by Doane
Tarin. Keni Benavides represented the freshman class and was escorted by
Liberty Wofford.

Amy Garcia was crowned the 1998 Homecoming Queen. She was presented with
red roses, crown, blue robe and a a standing ovation.

The Bears took on the Sierra Blanca Vaqueros Friday night in a very
exciting game to decide the 7A runner up for the playoffs. The Bears
were victors with a score of 60-33. Travis Woodruff was outstanding on
offense as well as defense with for touchdowns to his credit. All
players should be congratulated for a job well done and we wish you good
luck in the playoffs.

Portillo named officer of month

Officer Chris Portillo has been selected as Correctional Officer of the
Month for November 1998.

Portillo has been employed at the Reeves County Detention Center since
May 18.

His job consists of being responsible for the custody and control of all
inmates within his duty station and is required to perform other duties
which are critical to the security of the institution.

He is assigned as the Front Lobby Officer where he exhibits excellent
communication skills in dealing with inmate visitors, the public and
representatives of other law enforcement agencies.

"He projects a neat professional appearnace at all times," said RCDC
Warden Rudy Franco.

"Mr. Portillo has always earned favorable comments from his supervisors
and consistently strives to improve his knowledge of the functions of
the custodial service. He is a versatile officer who exhibits the
potential for a very successful career with the Reeves County Detention
Center," said Franco.

Portillo is married to Lanette Portillo of Pecos.

He is a very dedicated, responsible and hard working individual and has
been an asset to the Reeves County Detention Center, according to Franco.

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