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Tuesday, September 21, 1999

Graham completes cadet training

Randall T. Graham recently completed the cadet basic training program at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. The training is designed to form new academy cadets into disciplined soldier-officers possessing personal pride, confidence, obedience to command orders, and dedication to duty.

During the six-week rigorous program, the cadet was trained in basic military skills, rifle marksmanship, field tactical maneuvers, physical fitness and endurance, military courtesy, drill and ceremonies, and academic instruction.

After completing the basic training program, the cadet is accepted into the U.S. Corps of Cadets at the academy. Consequently, upon graduating from the academy, the cadet receives a bachelor's degree and is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

Graham is the son of Randy J. and Leslie M. Graham of Pecos.

He is a 1999 graduate of Pecos High School.

Orozco makes Dean's List

David Lopez Orozco of Pecos earned a place on the Dean's Honor Roll for the Summer Quarter at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco.

Orozco is a student in the Biomedical Equipment Technology program.

The Dean's Honor Roll recognizes the scholastic achievement of students with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 for the quarter.

As the largest residential technical college in the nation, TSTC Waco offers over 40 exemplary instrucitonal programs ranging from advanced manufacturing in electronics and laser electrooptics to aerospace and information /presentation technologies.

Texas State Technical College in Waco is part of the only state-supported technical college system in Texas. Other campuses are located in Harlingen, Marshall and Sweetwater. With more than 40 instructional programs in critical and emerging technologies, TSTC is preparing a workforce to meet the demands of industries and businesses.

For more information, visit TSTC on the World Wide Web at or call toll free 1-800-792-8784.

Local office has name change

Commercial Credit office, located at 201 S. Oak Street, changed its name to Citi-Financial on Sept. 7. Mayor Dot Stafford served as the honored host at the Grand New-Naming Event in celebration of the 87-year-old company's new name.

As part of the celebration at the Pecos location, CitiFinancial also kicked off a "Change for Name Change" coin collection campaign to benefit the local "Christmas in Spring" program. Through mid-October, customers and the public are invited to drop their change in the collection container at the Pecos office.

Joining Mayor Dot Stafford at the sign unveiling and "Change for Name Change" kick off was Daisy Roquemore, president, of the "Christmas in Spring" program, who dropped the first coin in the collection container.

CitiFinancial is part of the Citigroup family, the world's most global financial services company which includes other companies such as Citibank, Travelers Property Casualty, Travelers Life and Annuity, Salomon Smith Barney, Primerican and others.

"We're pleased that we will now share the `Citi' name," said Branch Manager, Rosa Guerrero. "But what's most important is that, while we have a new name, we will still continue to provide our customers with the friendly, attentive service they've come to expect from doing business with Commercial Credit.

"We'll continue to be an active participant in the Pecos community and hope everyone will join us in donating to the `Change for Name Change' coin collection drive to benefit `Christmas in Spring' program," she said.

Through the foundation, CitiFinancial makes contributions annually to local organizations and projects dedicated to helping the communities where it does business have a better and brighter future. In 1998 alone, the foundation made grants to more than 2,000 organizations nationwide.

CitiFinancial is a consumer finance company specializing in personal and home equity loans for customers, with nearly 1,200 offices and 8,000 employees nationwide.

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