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Thursday, February 18, 1999

Martinez' tell of son's birth

Willie and Loretta Martinez, of Columbus, OH., are proud to
announce the birth of their new baby son, Wilfredo Martinez

Little Wilfredo was born Jan. 13, at 4:45 p.m., at Mount
Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH., and weighed six
pounds, three ounces and was 19 inches long.

Paternal grandparents are Wilfredo and Adela Martinez of San
Juan, Puerto Rico.

Maternal grandparents are the late Alfonso Bafidis and Linda
Bafidis of Pecos.

Wilkinson trains in Hawaii

Marine Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Wilkinson, son of Bill L. and
Melody Wilkinson of Mentone, recently completed sustainment
training in Hawaii while assigned to the 13th Marine
Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked aboard the ships of the
USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).

During the training, Wilkinson and fellow Marines refreshed
basic skills in performing helicopter raids, patrolling,
jungle warfare, tactical air control, demolitions training,
fire support training and live-fire training.

Wilkinson's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with
the ability to rapidly organize for combat operations in
virtually any environment.

MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are
divided into an infantry battalion, an aircraft squadron, a
support group and a command element. With the combination of
these teams, Wilkinson's unit supplies and sustains itself
for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way
for follow-on forces.

The 1997 graduate of Wink High School of Wink, joined the
Marine Corps in August 1997.

Mata nominated to Who's Who

Evelyn Nicole Mata, daughter of Elfida Tarin Alonzo of
Midland, formerly from Pecos, and Eddie Mata of Pecos, was
nominated to Who's Who Among American High School Students
because of her oustanding performance in National
Scholarship competition.

Mata has received been accepted into several universities
and is planning to attend Rice University in Houston, where
she has been offered a scholarship to study medicine.

She has been on the honor roll list where she is a senior at
Midland Lee High School. She is very active in the Hispanic
Club and was named Outstanding Hispanic Student at Lee High

Mata is a member of the Drama Club, participated in the
One-Act Play, and has held many offices in this group. She
is currently doing volunteer work through a senior program
at Lee High and through the Abell-Hangar Foundation.

Her volunteer job is with the Midland Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce as a receptionist/secretary. She must put in a
certain amount of volunteer work and is seeking a
scholarship from the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Maternal grandparents are Nereo Q. Tarin and Josefina L.
Tarin of Pecos. Paternal grandparents are Tomas Mata and
Edolia Mata of Odessa, formerly of Pecos.

Her family is very proud of her accomplishments including
her sister, Betzy of Midland and her brothers, Elias and
Eddie Mata Jr. of Pecos.

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