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Thursday, June 10, 1999

Scott completes mission abroad

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Wesley K. Scott, son of Barney G. and Carolann Lee of Pecos, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans, and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, home ported in Bremerton, Wash. USS Carl Vinson is the lead ship for the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group.

During the deployment, Scott's ship participated in two high profile operations. During Operation Southern Watch, Scott's ship enforced NATO sanctions imposed against Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War, which included monitoring the no-fly zone over Southern Iraq and conducting maritime interception operations.

In Operation Desert Fox, units from the battle group hit Iraqi military targets capable of producing weapons of mass destruction. During the 70-hour assault more than 300 Tomahawk missiles and 691,000 pounds of ordnance were used in the aerial campaign.

While deployed, Scott and fellow crew members had the opportunity to participate in a community relations project in Hong Kong and also visited Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Carriers, like USS Carl Vinson, are forward deployed around the world to maintain a U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and, if deterrence fails, offer the most versatile and powerful weapons available, including Tomahawk cruise missiles and tactical aircraft.

The 1995 graduate of Wichita High School of Wichita, Kan., joined the Navy in August 1995.

Bend selected officer of month

Jack Bend has been selected as Correctional Officer of the Month for May 1999 at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Bend has been employed at the RCDC since July 15, 1990.

He is a Correctional Officer who can work on any post that is assigned to him.

Bend is the proud father of three daughters.

"He is very dedicated, responsible and punctual," said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "He is considered an exceptional employee who sets high standards for the rest to follow," he said.

Bend's performance during this rating period has been exceptional in all areas, according to Franco.

"He is an employee who can perform any assignment with the highest level of competence," said Franco.

"I commend Mr. Bend for his devotion to duty and wish him continued success in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.

Edwards named employee of month

Billy Edwards has been named Employee of the Month for the month of April at Freeport McMoran.

He started working in Tank Car Repair as a maintenance B, then moved up to maintenance A as lead inspector.

Edwards became tank car repair foreman in 1990.

He has been a member of the supervisor safety committee from 1995 to 1999.

He has always kept safety first on the job and is always willing to help on all safety projects, according to Freeport McMoran supervisors.

Shooting club welcomes members

The Shooting Sports Club is seeking boys or girls that are not involved in other sports in school or out of school.

Youngsters will learn how to use a rifle safely and become a good marksman.

If you would like to become a member of the Reeves-Loving County Rifle Club, contact, Luis E. Cardenas after 7 p.m., at 445-9049 or visit the Reeves-Loving County Extension Office located at 700 Daggett, Suite E.

A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., July 8.

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