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marfa - Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library
The Mar fa coke bust
Airline open house, page 2
Ranches sell, page 2
New county jail? page 2
McDonald delay, page 2
Lawmen's memorial, page 7
Texana Dames, page 6
THE BIG
VOL. 59, NO. 8
In brief
Pierce
places
second
at state
AUSTIN, MARFA - Marfa
High School senior Eric Pierce
savored the most expensive
meal on the menu at Red
Lobster in Austin Friday after
earning second place at the state
UIL journalism competition.
—"FdeserveiiiC he said Monday with a wide grin, not
apologizing for ordering the
'Admiral's Feast.'
Pierce was second in feature
writing among 60 class 2A high
school students statewide.
"It's an honor for me and my
school," he said of the accomplishment. "I'm elated."
The 60 academic competitors
first interviewed Carey White,
a motion picture production
designer with credits including
'Lonesome Dove' and 'The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre.'
MAY 14, 1992
Life in prison for
Thompson, Chambers
PECOS - Former Presidio
"I v i o l a t e d t h e l a w , "
County Sheriff Rick Thompson Thompson said. "I apologize to
of Marfa was sentenced to life my friends, my family, to all
in prison without parole Friday law enforcement officers and to
for his part in smuggling 2,400 the officers who worked the
pounds of cocaine last Decem- case and who I've let down.
ber from the Texas-Mexico
"I'm guilty, I pled guilty and I
border in south Presidio County apologize to all law enforceto Marfa.
ment," the 46-year-old disCo-defendant and convicted graced sheriff said.
narcotics trafficker Robert
In February, Thompson pled
C h a m b e r s of Alpine and guilty to one of four federal
Presidio County also was sen- felony drug indictments against
tenced to life in prison without him, conspiracy to import more
than five kilograms of cocaine;
parole.
Thompson's family then,ad"I stand before you a guilty
man," Thompson told federal dressed Buchmeyer, pleading
Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of Dal- for leniency for their father and
las and a packed Pecos federal husband.
courtroom.
—
-—~
~ "He's a good man and has led
Thompson
corruption
began in
* 1986-87
MARFA, PECOS - The corruption of convicted narcotics
trafficker and former. Presidio
County Sheriff Rick Thompson
began in 1986 or 1987 when he
was "bought and paid for with
dirty money," Thompson admitted recently, according to
testimony at Friday's sentencing.
Thompson five or six years
ago began taking money from
convicted co-conspirator Robert
Chambers in exchange for information about law enforcement activities and their
whereabouts, said federal Judge
Jerry Buchmeyer of Dallas,
referring answers Thompson
gave in a recent polygraph exPierce said he finished his ar- amination.
ticle with a little over a minute
Thompson would pocket sums
to spare in the timed event.
of money amounting to $ 15,000
"I thought I did good con- to $18,000 at a time, eventually
sidering 1 didn't practice much totaling between $70,000 and
all year," he said.
$80,000, assistant U.S. AttorPierce placed first at district ney Tom Beery of Midland said
and second at regional in fea- Monday.
Beery and Alpine DEA agent
ture writing to advance to state.
Dale
Sti.nson said Thompson
The awards ceremony kept
told
federal
prosecutors and inPierce on pins and needles, he
saidA as the awards were an- vestigators he spent the money
nounced from sixth place to on a pistol, a horse, tack, feed,
a trailer house, a horse trailer,
first place.
meals and household items.
Pierce said he kept waiting as
Thompson took a polygraph
he sat with Doug Pustejovsky examination April 2 in Midof Abbott, a friend he met at land, as part of his plea bargain
Boy's State last year.
agreement with federal
"Theyannounced sixth place, prosecutors, Beery said.
fifth, fourth and third and I
That also was the day Buchturned to Doug and said 'I meyer revoked Thompson's
didn't even place,'" Pierce $5,000 personal recognizance
said.
bond and ordered him back to
Then the Marfan's named was jail.
called out. "I just sat there for a
With the help of Thompson's
minute until Doug nudged me inside information, the Cham-and-told me to go get m y ~t>ers drug trafficking organizamedal;" he Mid.
tion smuggled more then 20
He credited the help from tons of cocaine and marijuana
teacKers Martha Ryan Elms through the* Big Bend region
Wlllson and Jcttle Whitlocklhe over the past six years, accordpast two years for his success. . (Contlnued on pa& 9)
*«.\
50 cents*
a good life," wife Barbara Jean
Thompson said. "We've been
proud to walk beside him. We
hurt for him and we're disappointed.
"He messed up one time. If
we each look into our hearts,
every one of us has made mistakes. This will never happen
again. He'll walk straight, he'll
walk tall. It's time to rebuild,"
Barbara Jean Thompson said.
She said R i c k . w a s a
workaholic and spent less time
with their older children than
with their 9-year-old son, Tallian. "Rick finally took time
with Tallian, not so with our
older kids.
(Continued on page 9)
Rick Thompson
Moment
of truth
in Pecos
'Coke' trailer returned
The faded red horse trailer that convicted former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson
stashed the 2,400 pounds of cocaine in was returned to the Presidio County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday by the DEA and the U.S. Customs Service. It is parked behind the county jail.
Convicts await prison assignments
MARFA, PECOS - Rick
Thompson and Robert Chambers will know in about six to
eight v/eeks where they will be
spending the rest of their lives
in prison, assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Beery said this week.
Meanwhile, Thompson
remains in the Reeves County
Jail in Pecos, and Chambers at
the Midland County Jail in
Midland.
The Bureau of Prisons makes
the final determination where
federal inmates are housed,
Beery said.
At the request of Chamber's
defense attorney Rod Ponton,
federal Judge Jerry Buchmeyer
recommended that Chambers be
sent to the federal prison in Big
Spring. ,
During court Friday,
Thompson's attorney Barry
Crutchfield didn't make a
prison request for the exsheriff.
Beery said there only are
about four or five prisons in the
United States were Thompson
could be housed, since he is a
former lawmen. Those locations are in Kansas, Illinois,
California and Indiana.
The 'system' works, officials say
MARFA, ALPINE, PECOS - sent a message ... that drug than one year ago
Federal prosecutors and DEA trafficking won't fly," Alpine
"I'm satisfied with the job we
agents said this week that DEA agent Dale Stinson said.
did," assistant U.S. Attorney
Friday's Pecos federal court
He also noted, another recent Tom Beery said. "The DEA did
session a"d another
-caie-ln-whlch-Midland-and—i^ood-JobranreallygoodTobT
n
»
tencing shows that the system Pecos federal Judge Lucius People in law enforcement took
Bumon seoMnctd two Andrews care of It. We police ourselworks.
men
to life in prison for ves."
They also said the Marfa coke
Beery added, "It's always sad
bust Investigation will continue. transporting about 400 pounds
"The judge (Dallas federal of cocaine through the Marfa to see someone in law enfbrceJudge Jerry Buchmeyer) has ; Border Patrol checkpoint more (Continued on page 9)
PECOS - Presidio County's
days of agony were finally
winding down to a conclusion
last Friday in the Pecos federal"
courtroom.
The disgraced sheriff and his
cohort were going down and all
that was left to be decided was
for how long.
Sheriff Rick's supporters had
thinned out, both at home and
in the courtroom, and only his
family and a few close friends
were there to plead for mercy
and hope for a light sentence.
Some of Robert Chamber's
family members were there,
stoic and expecting the worst.
The courtroom was crowded,
the air was heavy, although it
was unusually cool for a May
day in Pecos.
Most of the viewers of this
real-life drama were lawmen of
one kind or another. The Marfa
Border Patrol was heavily represented. Their officers were
well dressed and exhibited a
very professional demeanor.
Anyone unfamiliar with the
past relations between Sector
Headquarters and Sheriff
Thompson would not detect the
sense of satisfaction they had to
be feeling.' Their suspicions
were about to be confirmed
again: the sheriff was guilty,
the sheriff was a dope smuggler.
The TV media people were
there in force, some well
coiffed and. correctly dressed.
Only in a place like Pecos
would they still be considered
stars instead of grief mongers.
The officers of the court, very
^muchiware of their-smail partin the unfolding drama, playtd
to the crowd. Plenty of back
slapping and loud laughter.
Robert Chamber's attonty,
Rod Ponton, looked smooth,
slightly offbeat but at eaa« with
(Continued on page 9)
t I
jyi Tha Bid Bf!Pri Santinah Marfa. Texas. Mav 14. 1992
Idea of building a new jail
kicked around by commissioners
Open house to inaugurate
airlines that takes off May 21
president and chief executive
officer, Philip H. Trenary, the
carrier will closely monitor the
boarding trends and load factors
in consideration of increasing
the number of weekly flights.
Trenary added, "If we continue to see the flights' advance
bookings sell out, then we will
respond accordingly and begin
to add flights."
Until now, persons wanting to
drawing will-be held for a travel to the Big Bend National
weekend at Prude Guest Ranch. Park area had to fly to El Paso
Lone Star's aircraft will be on or Midland/Odessa .and then
the runway apron for public in- drive for hours to the Texas
tourism focal-point.
spection.
_The new route will open both
Recently, Big Bend NationalAustin and Dallas/Fort Worth Park surpassed the Alamo in
international airports to West San Antonio .as the state's most
Texas and other attractions visited tourism attraction.
found throughout the Big Bend
Trenary stated that, "The Big
area.
Bend National Park area is realService will include two ly Texas' diamond in the rough
- \ f l i g h t s weekly that will and we hope to make it more
originate from DallaxXEurt- -accessible to the~public by ofWorth to Alpine, and back, fering this needed service. With
with one stop in Austin. The the natural beauty of the terservice connecting Alpine, to the r a i n . . . t h e Lajitas r e s o r t
two international airports will area...McDonald Observatory
operate on Thursday and Sun- and Fort Davis, Marfa and the
day afternoons.
Marfa Lights, we truly believe
Lone Star Airlines is an inde- that we will be providing a long
pendent regional carrier that awaited service."
currently provides service to 14
A l p i n e T r a v e l is t h e
cities in five states.
authorized ticket agent in West
According to Lone Star's Texas for the airline.
" We want to keep good relaMARFA - There wasn't much
tions
with Jeff Davis County,"
talk of specifics, but Presidio
Elms
said.
County Commissioners' Court
members agreed Monday on the, Underground water dirtrict
Commissioners approved a
concept: Explore the idea of
resolution
supporting the creabuilding a new county jail.
tion of a county-wide under-
ALPINE - Lone Star Airlines
will initiate scheduled passenger
airline service to Alpine and
Far West Texas, via Austin and
Dallas, on Thursday, May 21.
To inaugurate the new air service, an open house will be
. held at the Alpine airport from
2-5 p.m. Sunday, with a ribbon
cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served,
two bands will perform, and a
up recently failed an annual
l response
state inspection. A state Commission on Jail Standards in- to the city of El Paso's recent
spector cited 19 areas where the purchase of Antelope Valley
jail fell below minimum stand- Farms near Valentine as a future water source. The farm is
ards.
"We can't afford not to have located in Presidio and Jeff
The Brooks, Spted and Adams families gather in Shafter
1
one," Commissioner Jack Brun- Davis counties.
The resolution was sought by
son said of a county jail.
state
Rep. Pete G all ego, D-AlSaid County Judge Monroe
pine,
as he prepares legislation
Elms: "Either we renovate or
to
create
such a district.
come up with a new jail."
County
Attorney Pro Tem
We will continue to add more —Patching the jail could cost Dan Newsome and Brunson
SH AFTER - Members of the
about
$15,000,
Commissioner
Brooks, Speed, and Adams history to this memorial this
voiced their concern that a disFelipe Cordero said.
families all gathered together in fall.
trict
would be another taxing
Sheriff Abe Gonzalez said that
Shafter op the 12th of April to
Our plans are to add pictures
entity,
and county residents are
the average jail population has
work on the Shafter Memorial of the Presidio Tri-Centennial
already
taxed heavily.
simply "outgrown the jail."
and to put up signs.
"It
may
create another taxing
and some history and pictures
One of the deficiencies cited
We added more pictures and
district, but we may have no
of
Milton
Favor
and
the
resby
the
jail
inspector
was
a
lack
history of Shafter, and some
toration of the "Old Fort" at the of segregating prisoners into choice," Elms said. "Otherhistory on the Brooks Family.
three classifications, violent wise, we'll have no say in El
We welcome anyone coming Cibolo Ranch once,owned and
crime o f f e n d e r s , female Paso taking our water. We have
through Shafter to stop and visit operated by Milton Favor and
prisoners and non-violent to have an underground water
his wife.
this memorial.
criminal offenders, Gonzalez district to protect our water for
the people of Presidio County.
said.
Thej»ld jail simply doesn't We have to protect a lesource
haveWpAspace to do that, he we can't live without."
Newsome said there are other
said, nwwithout a major and'
ways
to fight El Paso, blocking
costly expansion.
PRESIDIO COUNTY - Three Lester Clark of Brackettville,
To also be in compliance, the easements for a pipeline that
major Presidio County ranch she said.
sheriff would have to add two will have to be built from
transactions have closed recentAnd El Paso attorney Mal- jailers to the staff,,at a total Valentine to El Paso.
Brunson said the resolution
ly, Presidio County Judge Mon- colm McGregor purchased cost of about $50,000 in annual
needs
to stipulate that voters
roe Elms and Presidio County from The Travelers Insurance salaries and benefits, Brunson
must
decide
on the district and
Group
the
Joe
Mitchell
Ranch,
Abstract Co. owner Ola Mae
said, adding that may have to
it's
taxing
authority.
just, south of Marfa and stretch- occur anyway.
Renfroe said this week.
Sheriffs, tax offices
MCDONALD
OBSERat Penn State University. With
The Petan Ranch in the Casa ing more than 80 sections to the
Commissioners talked about
Commissioners also approved
VATORY - Groundbreaking for inadequate funding, two univer- Piedra area sold to Odessa
southeast, Elms said.
limiting the jail population to
a
resolution calling for the
the giant new telescope at Mc- sities in Germany were included businessman L.R. French. The
McGregor collects vintage about 15 inmates, mostly locals
Donald Observatory likely will in the project - University of seller was Mars McLean Bow- aircraft, which he keeps at his and decline federal detainees, division of the currently combe delayed until June of 1993 Munich and University of Goet- man of San Antonio, Renfroe Upper Valley home in an ex- which the county gets $28 a day bined offices of sheriff and tax
until details and contracts have tingen.
clusive neighborhood with a for. The jail can hold a maxi- assessor-collector, and creating
said.
two separate offices.
been worked out among the
NOW it appears another
The land joins up with the landing strip. He also has a mum 31 prisoners.
That issue is expected to be
several universities involved in university in New Jersey and one French's Love Ranch in south home in the historic Sunset
But Gonzalez said once the
deciaedljy
vdtemn November^
thcproject:
;
jail
IosesTtTTederal
prisoner
~Heights~sectioTrofThe
SmTCifyT
irrCaiifornia"will be"added tolhe" county thaTincTiraeTXhinali
City
of
Marfa
"We're still at the pretty pic- conglomerate of schools funding Peak.
contract,
it's
hard
to
get
back.
Elms said McGregor wants to
Agenda item 11 called Marfa
ture state . . . it's frustrating." and using the site.
Commissioners are looking at
A l s o , Jeff Davis County build a hangar for his aircraft at
city
officials to discuss with
said Frank Bash, director of the
Rancher James Dyer of Fort Marfa Municipal Airport, a 48- or 96-bed jail, to be locommissioners,the.city
amDelays stem from the time it Davis p.urch%&ed.,SC
University of Texas facility, who
'hich JE|ras sjjd, bs.was;helping, cated -either on the same city
bulance,
fire
department,
golf
has hoped contraction would be takes to work out details and Ranch near Bunton Flat
block
as
the
existing
jail
or
on
McGregor expedite.
written contracts for the several,
underway by now.
county property east of town by course and library.
The city is currently strugBash was referrring to an schools.
the fairgrounds.
gling
with its finances.
"There's
no
doubt
that
having
artist's conception of the
Staffing for a 48-bed jail is the
City
representatives were a
Spectroscopic Survey Telescope. to deal with a variety of partners
same for a 10-bed jail, Brunson
PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, sales tax.
•
no-show.
planned atop Mount Locke at extracts a cost," said Penn State
noted.
JEFF DAVIS COUNTIES Marfa was rebated $8,513,
City Administrator Bobby
McDonald. That picture shows astronomer Larry Ramsey.
Elms suggested building a 48Retail
sales
tax
rebates
were
up
down
13 percent from a May
Martinez said later that he
the 320-inch telescope oirone * "We'll hopefully be breaking
bed
jail
that
can
be
expanded
in
didn't believe
side of the mountain, overlook- ground in June of 1993, with a in Presidio and Alpine but 1991, check of $9,827. Marfa's the future.
ing the observatory's 82-inch and completion date of sometime in down in Marfa this month, ac- year-to-date rebate totals
discussions would have been
Commissioners also asked
107dnch. the first built about 60 1996. -For me that will be 13 cording to the state Comptroller $33,733, down 8.5 percent
productive.
Gonzalez to explore future
from a 1991 year-to-date total detention contracts with the Tinted vehicle windows
years ago and the latter con- years from the development of of Public Accounts.
Alpine received a check for of $36,923. Marfa levies a 1.
structed in the 1960s.
At the request of Department
Border Patrol, the U.S. Bureau
the original concept," he said.
$53,661, up 24 percent from its percent tax.
Funding problems again have
^ f Prisons and the U . S . of Public Safety Trooper Mike
Cost of the project is expected May 1991, check of $43,259.
Campbell, commissioners apslowed the project, conceived in to rise from the current-59 milMarshal's Service.
Brewster County received
the early 1980s by astronomers lion figure to somewhere near Alpine's year-to-date rebate to- $22,376, up 20 percent from its
Commissioners skirted the proved the purchase of two
tals $213,841, up 17 percent
at University of Texas and later $10 million.
issue of funding the new jail, vehicle window tint meters at a
from the $182,414 it received May 1991, check of $18,618.
Year-to-date,
Brewster
County
but did agree to fund it themsel- cost of $216 each.
during the same period last
State law regulates the darkhas
received
$87,788,
up
22.5
ves.
year. The city of Alpine levies
ness of vehicle window tints.
Lease-purchase
agreements
a 1.5 percent retail sales tax.
percent compared with $71,658
Too dark a window tint is a
Presidio pocketed $22,614, up the county received during the with private jail builders driving hazard, making it hard
6 percent from the May 1991, same period last year. The h a v e n ' t w o r k e d o u t as to see.
evidenced by problems in Foit
money
have
been
seized
as
MARFA - On May 1. the
check of $21,295. Presidio's county levies a .5 percent tax.
Presidio County DPS troopers
Stockton and other locations,
Sierra Blanca Border Patrol well, including one seizure of year-to-date rebate totals
Jeff Davis County received
recently
hadaccess to a meter
commissioners
said.
"Station officially was reassigned $3.8 million.
$61,651, up 17 percent from $4,231 for a year-to-date total
and during a six-day period in
"Let's
do
it
ourselves
and
run
to the Marfa Sector from the El
Sierra Blanca is responsible the $52,669 it received during of $12,761. Jeff Davis levied a
late March and early April cited
Paso Sector, Marfa Sector for patrolling a large portion of the same period last year. 1 percent sales tax in October it ourselves," Cordero said.
Elms suggested retaining the 18 drivers for window tint
Chief Patrol Agent Dale Cozart Hudspeth County, reaching Presidio levies a 1.5 percent 1991.
services of an architect to come violations and assessing $900 in
said.
from the Rio Grande to the
up with plans and a cost es- fines. That also led to 15 other
The Sierra Blanca Station has New Mexico state line. They
timate, and possibly seek a traffic violations and related
been one of the forerunners in also operate the highly effective
bond election to fund the fines to the county.
the War on Drugs. These of- Border Patrol Checkpoint loNewsome noted that stopping
proposed
project.
ficers have arrested drug smug- cated on Interstate 10, several
vehicles
for possible window
Commissioners said they
g l e r s , m u r d e r e r s , a l i e n miles west of Sierra Blanca.
tint
violations
has been upheld
would meet later this month to
Patrol Agent In Charge Stansmugglers, criminal aliens and
continue
have also seized more than $50 ley Saathoff and his men were
million worth of narcotics in welcomed into the Marfa Sectot
Campbell said that once the
» a iir
by Cozart, his staff and the
the last five years alone.
meters are i n t h e D P S would
Large sums of narcotics Marfa Sector Supervisors.
'
Families gather in Shaffer
to workw^memorial, signs
Presidio County ranches change
hands during recent weeks
Delay in construction due
for telescope at McDonald
Retail sales mixed around area
Marfa Sector takes over
Sierra Blanca BP operations
CHINATI FOUNDATION
FUNDACION CHINATI
no longer has a jail, but
contracts with Presidio County
were
to house its local prisoners.
That agreement also came up budget.
After not having a secretary
at Monday's meeting.
for about two months, Ander-
el juguete popular mexicano
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Bigger Isn't Always Better
out between Jeff Davis Sheriff rent and' has helped collect
Harvey Adams and former almost $9,000 in outstanding
P r e s i d i o S h e r i f f Rick tickets,
Campbell said. "She's
When it comes to taking care of yourfinancialneeds
bigger is not better. A hometown, independent bank
always serves you best.
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soon!
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THE MARFA NATIONAL BANK
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highly educated, a food bookkeeper and is very organized."
prisoners.
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__Bojh_Elmt and Brunson said
"Tnat's not very falT&rus; no county e m p l o y e e has
Elmi said.
received a raise the put year,
Gonzalez suggested charging and most county employees,
Jeff Davis $25 a day for itt have been on staff longer than
Anderson.
prisoners.
It wouldn't be fair to the other
However, the issue was tabled
so more information could be employees, they said.
obtained.
The Big Bfind Sentinnl. Marfa Tft*» a . May -IA
Opinions
Write us. Box P, Marfa, Texas 79843
KANGRA
THEATRES
Let the healing process begin
The Marfa coke bust tore this community apart.
Who would believe a career law enforcement officer, a family
man, a youth leader, a local hero, would lead a separate life as a
dope-smuggler?
But it happened. It's now time for a fresh start.
Our former Sheriff Rick Thompson pled guilty in February to
importing 2,400 pounds of pure Colombian coke.
He reaffirmed his guilt at his sentencing Friday in Pecos federal
court.
'
He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
His friends and family believe the sentence was too harsh.
Others say it was proper.
The Sentinel believes the sentence was justified. It's just too bad
the family assumes the sentence as well. They don't deserve it,
and our heart and prayers go out to Barbara Jean, Alan, Wendi
and Tallian.
The sentence is proper because Rick betrayed his badge and the
public trust. The amount of cocaine - one ton and one-quarter also factors in to the sentence. That's almost 10 tons of death and
destruction by the time the drug would have been cut and sold on
the streets to our kids and young adults.
Barbara Jean, Alan and Wendi testified Friday that Rick is a
good man, a good father. They conceded he made a tragic and
gigantic mistake, but only one.
But what a mistake.
Rick's supporters could never believe what had occurred. Surely
he was framed, or this whole scenario was part of a bigger
federal plan to further drug interdiction in Far West Texas.
They were lied to, misled and abused by Rick.
There should be no grudges held against his friends - our
neighbors and fellow Marfa, Presidio and Presidio County
residents. We all should have friends like that.
It's time to find new heros and those we can look up to as
leaders. One by one, our former hercfe - law enforcement
officers, politicians, sports figures and religious leaders - have
fallen from grace.
New heros are out there. They are loving mothers and fathers,
raising and teaching their children well.
They say time heals all wounds. Let's hope so.
Let the healing process begin with understanding, open hearts
and prayers.
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Pet vaccination
clinic
Saturday
MARFA - A pet vaccination
clinic for rabies and other
animal diseases will be held
from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
at the Marfa Fire Station.
The annual clinic, with
reduced rates, is sponsored by
the Marfa Xi Eta Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
by JEFF KANIPE
May 24-30
Economic development group meets
Planets
* Mars is in Pisces and rises about 2.5 hours before the sun.
MARFA - The public is in- mission at 9:30 a.m Friday,
* Jupiter is the bright "star" high in the south at sunset.
vited
to attend the initial meet- May 22 at the courthouse.
* Saturn rises about midnight and is well up in the southeastern
ing
of
the Presidio County Presidio County Judge Monroe
sky at sunrise.
•Economic
Development Com- Elms said.
* Mercury is not visible this month.
* Venus is not visible this month.
Attorney turn-in number is toll free
Events
May 24: Last quarter moon.
AUSTIN - A n.ew_olld:ree —complaints against lawyers will— May-28^Mars-is-just south-otihejnoon_thisjnorning^_
Editor:
phone
number (1-800-932- be handled.
Say Hello to Some Summer Stars
Recently, a luncheon^style show was held at the First Christian
1900)
is
now available to per- "Offering a toll-free telephone
Looking toward the east this week after dark, we see a few bright
Church in Marfa for Hospice of the Big Bend.
sons
wanting
to know how to number is among the steps both
stars making their way into the sky. These belong to the first
It was a rousing success.
file
a
complaint
against a Texas the State Bar and the Texas
string of summer constellations that in another month will assume
There'werd oVeVI70Big Be\id ladies in attendance, and they- i>
Legislature felt would better inattorney.
theiftptace overrie*!, wliere the last of the spring star&'ard now. • '
were treated to:aTifst class show".
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form the public and expedite
The
service
is
designed
to
proOne of the -brFgh test of these is Arciurus", now well up by
I want to thank all that were responsible, especially the Rev.
the
complaint process." said
vide
the
public
with
information
nightfall. Arcturus is the orange-hued star lying off the handle of
AV.R. Plumbley, pastor, First Christian Church; The Iris Shop,
about how to file a grievance Lonny D. Morrison, a Wichita
the
Big
Dipper.
Astronomers
have
noted
that
Arcturus,
lying
25
Rena Ann Kelly, owner; the Marfa History Club, Barbara
light-years from Earth, is moving through space at the astonishing and what to expect from the at- Falls attorney who chairs the
Saunders, president; KVLF Radio; and Mildred Shannon and
Texas Commission for Lawyer
velocity of 90 miles per second. Because of its distance, we can't torney disciplinary system.
Cliff Johnson of our board of directors.
Discipline.
The
toll-free
phone
number
is
see this motion with our eyes. Nonetheless, astronomers estimate
. D'Ette Fowlkes opened the show with an impassioned speech on
part
of
an
overhaul
of
the
State
"Not every complaint against
that in 3,000 years the star will nip by the solar system on its way
what hospice care is all about.
Bar's
grievance
system.
New
a
lawyer in Texas will prove to
toward the other side of the sky. Another half-million years later,
Events such JS this get the word out to the area about hospice
disciplinary rules were adopted he a violation of the specific
it
will
fade
from
view.
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care and help our program grow. Again, thank you all so much
Coming into view around nightfall is Vega of the constellation by a statewide referendum of rules of professional conduct,"
for a beautiful program.
Lyra the Lyre. Vega is the brilliant blue-white star rising well the Bar's membership in late said Virginia Bowers of Dallas,
Sincerely,
.
above the treetops toward the northeast. Some 14,000 years ago, 1990 and will be implemented a public, non-lawyer member
J . Greg Jenkins
Vega was the "north star," until Earth's rotational "wobble" in May to clarify the ways that of the Commission.
Executive Director
oriented the pole toward another direction in the sky. Vega stands
Alpine
near one corner of a group of stars that form a parallelogram, Beta Sigma hosts Founder's dinner
which represents the lyre. Vega, some two and a half times the
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size of our sun, was the first star to be photographed in 1850. Xi Eta Omega Exemplar W. Ross was given by Liniouse
Editor:
Several years ago, a disk of coarsegrain dust was discovered Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held Henderson. The message from
Now that the professional basketball season is finally at an end,
surrounding Vega. Some astronomers speculate that this disk may its 61st Founder's Day Dinner Jack Ross was read by Ruth ElI've been reviewing my association with the game.
at 7 p.m. on April 30 at the mendorf. Presentation of our
be
a primordial solar system in the making.
In high school I tried to play basketball. We were issued
Charlie Henderson residence.
yearly awards was given by last
A
little
after
nine
thirty,
an
angry
red
star
rears
up
far
to
the
uniforms, but we had to buy our own shoes. I was actually put in
Jo
Gilly
conducted
an
officer
y
e a r ' s w i n n e r s . Liniouse
southeast.
This
is
Antares
in
Scorpius.
Antares,
Greek
for
"rival
to play in the first game. I was given two free throws, which I
installation
at
the
beginning
of
presented
the BSP Woman of
of
Mars,"
lies
at
the
heart
of
the
mythical
scorpion
and
was
one
of
missed. I never knew why I was given two free throws. The
the
evening.
The
officers
inthe
Year
award
to Carla Elthe
royal
stars
of
ancient
Persia.
In
China
it
was
known
as
the
coach never told us the rules of the game. I guess he knew. Then
stalled
were
President
Carla
Elmore.
Jo
Gilly
presented
Best
"fire star." This reddish star is classified a red giant by
someone stole my shoes. Since I could not afford to buy another
more;
Vice
President
Ruth
Program
to
Liniouse.
Best
Hosastronomers.
If
Antares
was
placed
where
the
sun
is
now,
it
would
pair, that ends my career.
E l m e n d o r f ; R e c o r d i n g tess was given to Ruth Howard
easily swallow up Earth.
Over the years I have watched a lot of college basketball. I
Secretary
Jo Gilly; Correspond- and Best Sister was given to.
Another
bright
summer
star
finally
breaches
breeches
the
horizon
watched from a partisal view. If we won it was a good game; if
ing
Secretary
Ruth Howard and Ruth Elmendorf.
around
10:30
p.m.,
local
time,
and
comes
fully
into
view
at
11
we lost it was bad luck. We went to see one team so much my .
Treasurer
Liniouse
Henderson.
o'clock. Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the
then twelve-year-old daughter developed a crush on the center, a
Carla Elmore presented the
A
special
round
table
was set
Eagle.
With
a
distance
of
only
16
light-years,
it's
the
nearest
of
big handsome team leader.
Chapters President gift to Jo
up
for
the
installation
covered
this
group
of
stars.
Altair
is
one
and
a
half
times
larger
than
the
As I have said before, I like to watch the Lady Lobos. For one
sun and ten times as luminous. Intriguingly, Altair rotates on its with a white lace cloth with a Gilly, a silver Galley Tray
thing they have to throw the ball into the basket. Players like
axis once every six and a half hours (compare this with the sun, gold underskirt, candles and engraved with her name and the
Vicki Vidana and Stephanie Edgar maintained their accuracy in
year she was president.
which rotates once every 25 days). Because of this rapid rotation yellow roses in a white vase.
the midst of all the pressures of the same.
Jo gave the greetings from Bill
Altair, as seen from a hypothetical planet in orbit about the star,
Founder's Day dinner grace
When I have voiced my dislike of professional basketball, elder
Ross and the announcement of
would
look
like
a
flattened
sphere.
was
recited
by
all
members.
son, who is a Spurs fan, says I do not understand the game. I'll
And if your sky is free of city light pollution, you should also be The salad supper was provided the 1992-1993 theme which is
admit I don't. I don't see why a person should be given points for
able
to make out the Milky Way, forming a kind of dusty by the membership. Welcome "Together We Grow."
pushing the ball into the basket. After I said a few months ago
"backdrop"jto the incredible summer stars.
and introduction of guests was
Ruth Elmendorf was in charge
that the basket should he raised at least three feet, people stopped
given
by
chapter
hostess
Carla
Jeff
Kamfe-is-e^itor
o/Star
Date
Magazine,
published
by
of
the exchange of Founder's
me on the street to agree with me. It is like narrowing the
McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin. Write Elmore.
Day Secret Sister gifts
distance between the goal posts in football, it demands more skill.
The Founder's Day pledge,
Social committee gave door
Ernest B. Speck to Star Date at 2601 University, Room 102, the University of
Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712.
lighting the candles and paying prizes of gifts of time such as a
Alpine
tribute to our founder Walter clock, a watch and a timer.
Letters to the editor
Congratulations
Leroy Valenzuela
upon your graduation from
Sui Ross State University,
——Saturday, May 16.
We love you,
Mom, brothers & sisters.
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WILL BE FROM
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
_____
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to FORT DAVIS - 8 blocks We*t on Court
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or call
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Fort Davis - (916) 426-3025
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(Disciples of Christ)
Invites you to Sunday worship services where
God's love is shared with a loving, caring
congregation.
Sunday School -10 a.m. 130 W. Lincoln St.
\Vorship - 11 a.m.
. W.R. Plumbley, Pastor
Sentinel classifieds pay off
Tha Bio Band SantinaL Marfa. Texas. May 14. 1992
Sports
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Satellites split with Alpine
Twinbill divided as Outlaws
open season in new uniforms
The Outlaws, sporting their
new uniforms, traveled to Alpine and split a doubleheader
against a strong Alpine team.
The Outlaws won the first
game 7 to 6 and lost the
nightcap 14 to 4.
In the first game, with Alpine
leading 5 to 1, the Outlaw bats
came to life as they scored four
runs in the third inning to-tie
the game. Scoring runs in that
big inning for Marfa were
Nelly Garza, Crystal Simpson,
Nancy Garcia and Anna
Sanchez. Getting outstanding
play from second baseman
Minerva Leos, shortstop Nancy
Garcia, left fielder Sandra
Granado, right fielder Liza
Marquez and the clutch pitching
of Linda Knight the Outlaws
held Alpine to just one run the
last three innings. With Alpine
leading by one run the Outlaws
came to bat for the last time to
win it in dramatic fashion.
Sandra Granado and Linda
Knight drew walks, Joan
Aguirre followed with an infield single to load the bases.
This brought up Nelly Garza
who laid off some very close
pitches to draw a very important walk to bring in the tying
run by Sandra Granado. Crystal
Simpson came to bat needing
just a hit to win the game. On
the first pitch she drilled a
sharp single to left field to drive-
in the winning run scored by
Joan Aguirre.
Winning pitcher for the Outlaws was Linda Knight.
In the second game, Viola
Villanueva was the starting
pitcher for the Outlaws with
Ellen Melvin doing the catching.
The Outlaws played very good
defense buy Alpine hit the ball
better in scoring a 14 to 4 triumph.
The score could have been
worse if it hadn't been for the
hustling play of sisters, Laura
and Sandra Granado who made
some great catches in the outfield. Amalia Garcia played a
strong game at third base as she
fielded some hard hits. Joan
Aguirre and Ellen Melvin also
played outstanding defense.
Scoring runs for the Outlaws
were Nancy Garcia, Sandra
Granado, Anna Sanchez and
Nelly Garza
Sylvia Zubiate, Lori Roman
and Betty Leos. Some daisy
defensive plays by Bertha Sbuffield and Sarah Villa preserved
the lead going into the bottom
of the last inning.
Alpine rallied with three runs
to make it 5 to 4 with two outs
and a runner on second. A hard
hit ball to the outfield brought
the runner toward home only to
find Linda Roman planted firmly in front of the plate with the
relayed throw. The collision
sent the gritty catcher sprawling
but holding on to the ball and
the umpire called the runner
out. The Satellites had their 5th
win against two losses for the
season.
Sandy Billingsley, who had
played third base in the opener,
picked up the win to go 4 and 1
for the season.
Marfa women go to 6-1
The Outlaws will be playing
through the summer and urge
Marfa SWTMG employees Marcos Pena and Armando,
all their fans to come and cheer found this snake in the Fort D.A. Russell area Thursday with hi
head stuck in the soda can.
them on.
Other players on the Outlaws
roster are Maria Elena Open roping and penning planned
Machuca, Elaine O'Donnel,
Aurora Dominguez, Belinda
Dominguez^and Rosa Villanueva. They are coached by
Sebastian Cervantes and Charles Simpson.
FORT DAVIS - It'll be up to
To kick things off, an open
Fort Davis team holds lead
as finals for ranch rodeo nears
MARFA - The Marfa Satellites ladies softball team picked
up their sixth win of the season
Tuesday night beating
Marathon 12-2.
An 8-run outburst in the first
inning highlighted by Cookie
Brisbin's first home run of the
season put the game away early
for Marfa.
Defensive pressure by Sandra
Nunez, Virgie Jurado and Betty
Leqs kept the Marathon away
from home plate until the 5th
inning. Maria Tarango's timely
shots as designated hitter and
Yvonne Zubiate's usual display
of power provided extra insurance as the Satellites coasted
to victory.
Marfa pitcher Sandy Billingsley picked up the win, and
Yvette Ontiveroz came on in
relief to preserve the victory.
Antique car sho w is May 23
: Cinnamon roll, fruit.
•
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Chicken tacos, Spanish
rice, lettuce, tomato, •
apple sauce.
•
Turkey, mashed potatoes
w/gravy, green beans,
hot roll, pudding.
j Friday
| Egg & chorizo
• burrito, juice.
the Fort Davis ranch team ranch rodeo is planned Saturday,
dubbed the Rockin' 69 Ranch to with barrel racing open to all
- A Big Bend Anti- a 50s combo from Lubbock.
: maintain its lead in Sunday's comers starting about 10 a.m. quALPINE
Admission to the car show is
e_&_Cl assJc_CaLShow-is
rPrudeRanch Rodeo^Signup for the ranch rodeoMrar
free.
There's a $10 entry fee to
:
scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5
11 a.m.
1 Series.
p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the show a car.
This weekend's activities at
Following the ranch rodeo Alpine Civic Center.
The event is sponsored by die
Prude
Ranch
mark
the
end
of
the
will
be an open team penning,
Big
Bend Car Club, the city of
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; •four-part ranch rpdeo series that 'with benefit^gomg to St. Jade's >>' •In'conjurictibn wrflVafe event,' ' >l6ine'and the Atone CfcJmWr'
has been so"popufar"since Childrens Hospital (see separate the Sonic drive-THwllrhbst"a" of Commerce." "~
j February.
story this page).
50s Night from 7-11 p.m.
Information: 837-2326 or
Members of the Fort Davis
The dance that evening runs Friday, May 22 with The Aces,
3290.
• team stand to win a long list of from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and feaj prizes for their work in events tures South Bound.
: including team penning, team
All day long look for a bit and
roping, team branding, bronc
j riding and wild cow milking. spur show as well as Capron's
'
: Team members are Curtis Evans, Cowboy Social Saturday afternoon
and
the
big
trade
blanket
: Alonzo Adame, Scott Mclvor,
• Tres McElroy and Rick Mdvor. both days.
On Sunday an open barrel race
i A total of 10 teams has competed
runs again, followed by the finals
in
rodeos
in
February,
March
j
April, with everything on the of the series starting with signup
j and
at 11 a.m.
line this weekend.
Hot dog w/chili, pinto
beans, salad, fruit bar.
j
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; Robinson Cafeteria menu
• Monday, May 18 - Friday, May z z .
j BREAKFAST
LUNCH
! Monday
j Dry cereal, toast.
Holly.
Juice.
••
Hamburger on bun,
lettuce, tomato, pickles,
French fries, ice cream.
• Tuesday
i Toast w/peanut
•butter & jelly, juice.
•
k
! Wednesday
| Sausage patty, hash
j browns, toast, juice.
! Thursday
Fish sticks, macaroni &
cheese, cole slaw, corn
bread, chilled fruit.
| (milk served with all meals; menus subject to change)
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The Marfa Satellites won one
of two games last Thursday
night, losing the opener 7 to 5
and taking the nightcap 5-4.
The opener was a power
hitter's game. Alpine blasted
three home runs over the Coffield fence. The Satellites, led
by Yvonne Zubiate, Cookie
Brisbin and Gina Rivera, battled back to tie the game in the
third. Two crucial fielding errors opened the door for four
more Alpine scores and Alpine
chalked up the victory.
Yvette Qntiveroz took the
loss, evening her record at one
and one and Ruth Portillo was
the winning pitcher.
Game 2 was played under
threatening skies and cold
winds. The Satellites moved out
to a 5 to 1 lead in the third on
the strength of key hitting by
'
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Saturday, May 16
Fire Station
BIG BEND ANTIQUE & CLASSIC
CAR SHOW
Sponsored by: Xi Eta Omega Chapter Beta Sigma Phi
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May, 23
Alpine Civic Center
$10 entry fee to show cars
General admission: FREE
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ATTENTION
The absolute deadline for T-Ball
and Little League applications is
May 15, 1992.
50s night at the Sonic in ALPINE
Friday, May 22 - 7-11 p.m.
Pre-register for car show.
The ACES, live 50s music
Contact Alpine Chamber of Commerce at
915/837-2326
Highland Exxon
Ludy's Tavern
For all your gas and tire needs,
batteries and balancing.
24-Hour Wrecktr Service
Coldest Beer in Town!
Pizza & Hot Sandwiches
with or without homtmtd* chll* due*
729-8181
729-8177, Lucy Qallndo, owner.
Contact Glenn Garcia at 729-4344
or Luis Madrid at 729-4001 for
details.
Cross Pharmacy
FRIDAY: Marfa
Shorthorn baseball
team vs. Presidio Blue
Devils, a district game
and regular
season-ender for the
Horns, 4 p.m.,
Presidio.
SUNDAY, MAY 24:
The Marfa Silver
Bullets Old Timer's
baseball team opens
the season with a
doubleheader vs.
Pecos, 1p.m.,
Vizcaino Park/Lara
Field, Marfa.
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your family pharmacy
803 N. Austin, Marfa
729*4222.
729-3418 or 729-4677
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COMING UP:
Schedules for the
Marfa Little League
Association and T Ball
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The Big Bend Sentinel. Marfa. Tnxas. May 14. 1992 (5> ,
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President D r . Thomas Kim announced. ;
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To be eligible.for a Presidential Scholarship, a Student must
graduate in the top 25 percent
of his or her class and score a
22 or above on the ACT college
entrance exam or 900 of above
sphere II, a self-contained environment in the Arizona
desert. Biosphere I, of course,
is planet Earth.
The Marfa students will meet
via satellite with the group
beginning at 3 p.m. today at the
junior high.
Piano students in recital
ALPINE - Seven piano students of Sul Ross State University music teacher Ellen Boyd
performed in a Mother's Day
recital Sunday to close out a
year of lessons.
The pianists included Richardx
Nichols, Kendra DeHart,
Daphne Garcia, Alisa and
Amanda Havens and Michael
Boschetti, all of Alpine, and
Miriam Halpern of Marfa.
Boschetti, Boyd's most advanced student, performed
'Sonata quasi una Fantasia,
Adagio Sostenuto, Op. 27, No.
2,' byBeethoven, and *LfAvalanche,' by Stephen Heller.
Silva, Aguilar compete
Reuet Armendariz, 4, scooted up Highland Avenue last week.
He is the son of Ruben Armendariz of Marfa.
Early childhood screening
offered by area educators
Marfa Elementary School and ' f o ' m ? . t i o n a b ° u t K t h e K c . h " d > 1 8
'-»i«« is c^..-_.:__ o.'.T'
abilities would be helpful.
MARFA, ALPINE - Two
Marfa coeds were,participants
Sandra Silva represented La children ages three to flve'on
Tejana gift shoppe of Marfa, Monday, May 18 at the First
v"nd.I|PJ№ A«4fMar .represented,
'testa Queen:pageant Welsh!*.Supermarkets of A1-.
pine, Marfa and Van Horn.
last week-in Alpine. '
identify children who might
benefit from early educational
intervention or from medical
treatment.
PAL students celebrate
A is for Apple Week here
Mrs. atepnens related tne importance that the apple has
played in other cultures, "In
Hungary, eating a pig with an
apple in its mouth will give you
a lucky year. In Israel, apples
dipped in honey will bring
sweetness into the new year.
The ancient Romans had a
celebration on November 1st
each year in honor of Pomoma,
the goddess of the orchards.
Early Germans developed the
custom that many people observe of Halloween - Apple
Bobbing."
PAL spokesperson Melissa
Klein concluded the Apple
celebration with these tart comments, "No matter how you
Mrs. Eppenauer related exact- slice it, the apple has played an
ly how the first apple trees important role in the life of this
came to America, "Thefirstap- country. In order to better
ples harvested in America were honor this fact we will now
from English trees planted by learn how to string apples like
the .Pilgrim Fathers at the Mas- the early American settlers
sachusetts Bay Colony. Several did."
years later the Dutch settlers in
A is for Apple Week was not
New,York began their own only a success in the classroom
apple cultivation and the Apple for the Kindergarten students, it
became an important part of the. has become a vivid part of the
American diet. The surplus ap- vocabulary of the students. A is
ples were used for cider and for Apple Week is part of the
vinegar while the majority of food for thought curriculum
apples were dried. Dried apples developed especially to relate
was a favorite food of the early well with kindergarten age stuAmerican settlers."
dents.
With only two weeks remaining in school, the PAL students
celebrated what children all
over the world have been doing
for the past several centuries: A
is for Apple Week May. 14-21.
PAL Spokesperson James Shelton explained, "This week has
been set aside to honor one of
the most important fruits in our
country - the apple. Apples
have played an important part
in American History ever since
a missionary named John Chapman, A.k.a. Johnny Appleseed,
roamed from Pennsylvania to.
Iowa'dressed in a grain sack
planting hundreds of miles of
apple seeds."
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The screening will be held at
the First Christian Church from
Developmental screening is a
1 - 5 p.m. Parents may bring
brief check of a child's eyetheir children any time during
hand coordination, language
those hours. Eacn child should
abilities, and motor control.
be able to complete all phases
Most children develop in these
of the screening in an hour. If
areas at a rate which is within
you have any questions about
the usual range for their age:
the Early Childhood Screening,
For some children, the screen- p l e a s e call the Elementary
ing may indicate that more in- School at 729-4602.
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His agricultural program consists of raising HerefordBraham crossbred cattle. Following graduation, Sam plans
to attend an agricultural related
university.
'
As this year's winner, Sam
receives a pin and certificate,
and his name will be inscribed
on a special plaque displayed in
the Agriculture Science building. The DEKALB Award,
often considered the highest
honor a vo-ag student can
receive on the local level, is
presented at nearly 3,000
schools annually.
A long time supporter of
youth activities, DEKALB has
presented Ag Accomplishment
awards,sin-'e 1947. In addition,
the company sponsors the National FFA Proficiency Award 'Placement in Ag Production and college scholarships for
study in certain Ag careers.
Based in DeKalb, Illinois,
DEKALB is an international res e a r c h e r , producer and
marketer of corn, sorghum,
soybeans and alfalfa seed.
High school will kick off
just say no to drugs week
With a general school assemb- that they are truly not. They are
ly in t h e H i g h S c h o o l not necessary to use in order to
A u d i t o r i u m , Marfa High have a good time. By saying
School and the Marfa Inde- No, a person is actually saying
pendent School District began yes to a much better life."
Senior Class President Eric
their own personal celebration
Drugs—Pierce^xplainedr-^The-Just-SayWeek, May 10-17. The as- No event originated with "Just
sembly was held last Tuesday Say No" International, the orand it featured several speakers ganization behind the Just Say
discussing the importance of No Clubs. "Just Say No" Clubs;
are composed of grougs of stu-,;;
'fiayoig no
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dents ages 7-14 years old who"' '
Marfa I.S.D. Superintendent are s t r o n g l y committed to
explained his strong commit- making their schools and comment to this cause by explaining munities drug free."
With the help of "Just Say
that Just Say No Week is a
great way for students to make No" International everyone can
a positive statement about not help our students build a world
" using drugs. "Far too often in without drugs and a world that
our society today drugs and al- would be a far better place to
'cohol are seen as something' live.
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MARFA - Sam Stephens, son
of Mr. and M r s . M . L .
Stephens of Marfa, was recently named winner of the 1992
DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.
The award, sponsored nationwide by DEKALB Plant
Genetics, is presented to the
outstanding senior agriculture
student demonstrating superior
scholarship, leadership and supervised agricultural program.
Presenting the award was Mr.
Andres Hernandez, Agriculture
Science Teacher.
Sam attends Marfa High
School, where he has been
President of the local FFA
Chapter and student council
vice president, senior class vice
president, Area II FFA vice
president, voting delegate at
National FFA Convention,
competed at state FFA Leadership contest in Parliamentary
Procedure, as well as other
l e a d e r s h i p c o n t e s t , and
qualified for Texas High School
Rodeo Association state finals
to be held in Abilene June 5-14
on the SAT college entrance
exam.
McMurry University, a fouryear liberal arts institution
which opened its doors in 1923,
is owned and operated by the
Northwest Texas and New
Mexico Conference of the
United Methodist Church.
McMurry has an average enrollment of 1,500 students from
diverse heritages and backgrounds.
Lopez is the son of Del fin and
Corina Lopez of Marfa.
Marfa science students plan
exchange with Biosphenans
MARFA - Marfa Junior High
School science students will
have an audio-visual exchange
of. ideas with Biosphereians
today! teacher Robert Black
said.
The Biosphereians, since last
year, have been sealed in Bio-
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as outstanding ag student
to receive^ degree
with honors
ABILENE, MARFA - Marfa
High-School^Senior Michael
Lopez is one of 60 graduating
high school \seniors named to
receive Presidential Scholarships^ McMuny University in
Abiletie this fall,'university
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Texana Dames to open
summer concert series
The Texana Dames
ine I exana uames
Soviet views through eyes
of children opens at museum
The Texana Dames from Austin will kick off the Chinati
Foundation '92 outdoor summer concert series on Sunday, June 7.
Time and place will be announced soon.
Charlene Hancock, Traci Lamar and Conni Hancock form the
nucleus of a band whose musical mastery ranges from traditional
country to Cajun, R&B, polkas, conjunto, salsa and rock 'n' roll,
with a strong core of original material.
Now based in Austin • where they have placed high in the
prestigious Austin Chronicle magazine music poll for several
years - the Texana Dames have cultivated a loyal following across
the Southwest, and recently released their first recording in
Europe (on Sonet Records) and the United States. Although this
offering is the first Texana Dames release, the family trio are
veteran performers and recording artists with seven albums as
The Supernatural Family Band.
Individually and collectively, the Texana Dames are talented
musicians, songwriters and performing artists. Charlene Hancock,
who along with husband, Tommy, is cited by former Cricket
Sonny Curtis as "a.strong influence on Buddy (Holly) and us all"
has been performing and recording for more than 30 years. Conni
Hancock, a player/performer since her teens, was a finalist in the
Austin Songwriter Competition and plays pedal steel, guitar and
mellobar. Conni's growing repertoire of original music uses to
best advantage the distinctive harmonies of this group. Traci
Lamar, another strong lead singer, plays synthesizer and
accordion, and specializes in Latin/Mexican music. Traci has
recorded an entire album of her Spanish-influenced material.
The Partners of the Americas invited the band to tour Peru in a
cultural exchange program.
The trio will be joined by fiddle and guitar player Eric
Hokkanen and drummer Paul Mills.
The summer outdoor concert series is partially funded.by Cross
Pharmacy of Marfa and Marfa TV Cable.
If you would like to be a sponsor of the summer outdoor
concerts, please contact the foundation at 915/729-4362.
ALPINE - A new exhibit at
at American schools.
schnnU In thU
exthis exthe Museum of the Big Bend hibit, children from the ages of
captures the way that children four to twelve, show how they
The Chinati Foundation recently hosted a group, of European
look at the world, not only here have developed their artistic
visitors. The tour was organized by Christian Bernard, director of
in America, but also in the talents.
former Soviet Union. The
Complementing this exhibit, is the. Villa Arson in Nice, France. Villa Arson is a villa where
artists work, exhibit their art and also is an art school.
show, "Soviet Views Through an art contest featuring the
The Eyes of Children," con- artwork of students of Alpine
The group consisted of 20 persons, among them Michel Troche,
tains artwork created through a Elementary, grades three
who is with the French Ministry of Culture, Paris.
unique cultural exchange, spon- through five. In their drawings
Other recent visitors to the foundation include Bill Wright of
sored by the Children's Art Ex- anfl paintings, Alpine students'
Abilene, who is on the visual arts review panel for the Texas
c h a n g e , o f M i d d l e b u r y , show how they view their Commission on the Arts. He organized a trip to visit the
^Vermont.
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foundation and was accompanied by-11 other persons. Joining this
tour was Emily Little, president of the board of directors of the
S i n c e 1 9 8 3 , u n d e r t h e judged by Sul Ross Professor of
guidance of the Exchange, Art, BobHext and ribbons and Texas Fine Arts Association and her friend, Debby Elliott.
school children in the United prizes will be awarded to the • British artist David Tremlett visited the foundation also. He will
..;,«<-. be working on a project in Terlingua sometime in October.
States and the Soviet Union top three works of art.
(have been sending each other
The Children's Art Excl " " '•^BotfHtixtrpfefdwfrbf'art from Sal RossState•University/*brought a group of about 35 students to tour the foundation.
artwork, enabling them to learn is a non-profit organization
about each other. In their paint- which links American and
Many area students and their teachers have come to see our
ings and drawings, the children Soviet (Russian) children exhibition "El juguete popular mexicano." Marfa elementary and
speak to each other about their through arts, education and junior high students visited with their teachers. Alpine
families, communities, schools,
third-graders came and so did the Alpine Montessori school.
people to people exchanges.
friends, and dreams.
View this unusual exhibit now Presidio second-graders were our most recent visitors to this
In the Soviet Union, children- through the end of May at the exhibition. We are very happy to see such a great attendance.
have at least one art class per museum, Tuesday through
If you have not been by to visit this exhibition, please do so.
week and belong to Art Clubs,
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and The exhibit will be in Marfa until Saturday, May 30, conveniently
and are given more ridged forSunday, l,to 5 p.m. Admission located at the foundation's Marfa Locker Plant Gallery, next to
mal instruction than that of
the library. To set up an appointment, please call 915/729-4362.
is'free.
Study to focus on rail line
Researchers at the Texas
Transportation Institute are conducting a study of the impact
rait line abandonments on affected communities and businesses.
The focus of the study is on
the Texas Orient Railroad Line
between the Texas-Oklahoma
border and the Texas-Mexico
border. The recent attention
given the potential abandonment and sale of the Texas
Orient Line, which includes
some 5 8 0 miles of railroad
serving seventeen West Texas
counties, points out the need to
a s s i s t shippers and local
government-entities in the
preservation of rural rail freight
service.
The U.S. railroad industry is
going through a transition
period. As labor and energy
costs .have continued to increase
and the trucking industry has
become more competitive, large
segments of the rail system are
no longer economically viable.
Wfch the relaxation of Federal
regulations for the abandonment
of light-density rail lines, the
major U.S. railroads have identified thousands of miles of
track for either sale or abandonment. Although the best alternative use of most rail line
segments being offered for sale
is the continuation of freight
service, this is frequently not
the final and best use madeof
the properties.
There is an increasing demand
for used track structure material
with the increasing number of
shortline railroads, making the
alternative to scrap the acquired
rail properties a more attractive
reason for purchasing the rail
facilities than the continuation
of rail service on the line.
T h r o u g h t h e s t u d y , researchers will determine the social, economic, energy and
environmental impact of abandonment and identify state
agencies that have the resources
to assist local governmental entities in the evaluation of alternatives for the preservation of
local rail freight service.-
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Brewster, Perry to say vows
in wedding ceremony June 13
Perry of San Angelo.
Twyla attends Sul Ross State
University and is employed by
Van Horn Motor Co.
Her fiance is band director for
Twyla Ruth, to Forrest Perry of the Marfa Independent School
Marfa on June 13.
District.
Forrest is the son of Mr. The couple plan to make their
Edwin Perry and the late Valeta home in Marfa.
Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Brewster
of Van Horn announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Smith plans town meetings
in Alpine and Lajitas
ALPINE, LAJITAS - Congressman Lamar Smith, D-San
Antonio, announced he would
hold two town meetings Saturday in West Texas. The public
is invited to attend.
The first meeting is from 9 9:45 a;m~SaturdayrMay~16 at
Alpine City Hall, 309 W. Sul
Ross Ave.
The second meeting is from
noon - 12:45 p i
May 16 at The P^'
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Needleworks Etc.
037-3085
the restaurant in Lajitas.
"Town meetings are at the
heart of representative government," Smith said. "These
meetings provide the face-toface contact that make our
government work.
"I urge everyone to attend
these town meetings. They are
a vital part of our democratic
. process.. Ilppk forward^ hear-
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Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ventura Herrera.
Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Lena Ontiveroz. Maternal
g r e a t - g r a n d m o t h e r is C o n c h a V i l l a n u e v a . Paternal
great-grandmother is Abelena Ontiveroz, all of Marfa. Paternal
great-grandparents are Alfredo and Elfida Granado of Fort Davis.
Lisa Nicole Newman, girl, born May 12, 1992, to Robert and
Kathy Newman of Marfa; 7 lbs., 7 1/2 oz., 20 inches.
Gregory Tholen Martinez, b o y , born April 2 7 , 1992, in
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Bonilla says Bustamante should
reveal amount of kited checks
MARFA]
FORT DAVIS *
Henry Bonilla, Republican candidate for. the 23rd Congressional District Seat; said
Tuesday in Marfa and Fort
Davis that Congressman Albert
Bustamante should reveal the
dollar amounts of the bad
checks he has written to the
now-defunct House Bank.
Recently, the House Ethics
Committee disclosed that Bustamante bounced thirty checks,
contrary to the Congressman's
claims.
"First, Bustamante said he
only had a-couple of bad
checks, then it was 15\Jhen
257. and heTblanTed the^ bad
bookkeeping on his wife. Now,
we find out he bounced 30
checks," Bonilla says. "So why
should we believe him when he
says the checks total less than
$10,000?"
Odessa couple arrested at Marfa
checkpoint with marijuana
Bonijla says Bustamante
should reveal the dollar
amounts of the checks, when
they were written, to whom
they were written, and when
they, were cashed.
WUhout this information the
American people cannot determine if any member of Congress violated ethical or
criminal statutes, like bank
fraud or. undisclosed personal
loans to their campaigns, Bonilla says.
"Bustamante expects everyone
to take his word, but the voters
want to know how and where
thj^pubjic official is spending
his money - especially since it
is money coming out of a bank
that was ridden with abuse.
They are entitled to full disclosure," Bonilla says.
"If he has nothing to hide,
why doesn't he show it all?"
U.S. Border Patrol agents in or marijuana in their possession
Presidio County have arrested when their vehicle was stopped
an Odessa couple on charges of at the checkpoint on U.S. 67
possession with intent to dis- south of Marfa last Monday.
The two appeared before U.S.
tribute .marijuana.
Magistrate
Judge Katherine
Aldo Eloy Carbajal-Orona.
23, and Nancy Salazar-Segovia. Baker in Alpine and are being
30. allegedly had 72.5 pounds , held in Brewster County Jail.
Lawmen's memorial day Friday
MARFA - The Presidio Coun- 'Hank' Hamilton and Ottis W.
ty Sheriffs Office will host a Morrow.
Peace Officers Memorial SerAll active and retired law ofvice at 3 p.m. Friday on the ficers are invited to attend.
courthouse lawn.
___fhe_public_alsoiis invited to
_ The^service is in conjunction attend;
with National Police Week.
May 11-17. and Peace Officers
Memorial Dav. Friday.
Special recognition will be
George Grubb Jr. of Fort Davis was honored Saturday as Fort given to lawmen killed in the
Davis National Historic Site volunteer of the year by site line of duty, including former
Superintendent Kevin Cheri.
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Presidio-Redfordl group,
goat meat at Alpine festivities
Real McCoy wins top prize\
at Texas Beef Cook-off
A food lover's "Real McCoy," human palates. She added it to
- beef and potatoes - won the the recipe because during her
1992 Texas Beef Cook-Off career she noticed professional
people to overwhelmingly
April 24 at Wichita Falls.
The award-winning recipe was selected blue cheese dressings
entered by Merline McCoy, a for their salads.
McCoy's recipe was one of
housewife at Village Mills,
more
than 300 entered in this
T e x a s . The championship
year's
Texas Beef Cookoff. Berecipe featured marinated,
broiled top sirloin surrounded sides the overall championship,
she also won the "Budget Cess
by new potatoes.
The contest's panel of five than $2 per serving) Beef
judges rated "The Real McCoy Meals" and "Best under 300
Steak" tops among 15 finalists. • Calories per Serving Beef
They praised the recipe as a Recipe" categories. Her total
return to the comfort foods of winnings mounted to $5,000.
Her championship also won
days-gone-by with the nutrition,
convenience and flavor for the I her the right toj;epresent Texas
at the 1992 National Beef
1990s.
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"I'm always playing in the C o o k - o f f Sept. 17-19 at
kitchen to make good-tasting, Sacramento, Calif.
Dr. Loanne Chiu of Fort
low calorie, healthy foods,"
Worth
won second place in this
McCoy said. "My husband
likes beef, and so I focus on year's Texas Beef.Cook-Off
that. We feel if you have a with her "Waikiki Ribs in Fruit
good meat, you can add the Orchard." Her recipe uses lean
beef chuck ribs, a low cost cut,
other accompaniments easily."
that
is marinated for flavor and
The recipe takes five minutes
to prepare, two hours to tenderness.
Chiu's recipe was praised by
marinate and 25 minutes to
broil to medium-rare doneness. one judge who said: "This dish,
Its nutritional analysis shows it accompanied by inseason fruit
has 192 calories, 7.3 grams of in a tangy dressing, was just
fat and 77 milligrams of gorgeous. You know it was
good just by looking at it."
cholesterol per serving.
Chiu also won the "Meals that
"The recipe is good tasting
and low calorie," McCoy said. Kids Like" and "Beef Recipes
"Anyone serving it just needs to for Entertaining" categories.
add a salad, a vegetable, hot Chiu took home $4,000.
Lisa Stephens of Richardson
bread and a glass of milk.
You've got a nutritious, deli- also won $1,000 for the "Most
Convenient Beef Recipe"
cious, balanced meal."
The recipe's unique flavor category with her "Sizzlin*
come from the natural taste of Chuck Eye Steaks Sonora."
The Texas Beef Cook-Off is
beef and a marinade based on
garlic, pepper, salt, soy sauce, sponsored by Texas Cattleinstant coffee, Worcestershire Women with support from the
sauce, blue cheese and cooking Texas Beef Industry Council.
o i l . T h e retired D'up.ont
Locally, the contest is sponemployee said the blue cheese sored by the West of the Pecos
-almost universally pleases CattleWomen. ------ - - —
Mrs. Ruben Baeza, Jose Saenz,
Cornelia Skinner, Olivia Spencer, Gloria. Aco*l^,. Joe Bto^n
ana Aurora Hernandez^froin,
Teriingua Mr. and Mrs. Don
Bryant; and from Alpine Dr.
and Mr*. George Floro, and the
Coors Distributors. Leo liber
who helped from AJpine won
third place in the contest for
barbacoa. _ _
', !."The Greater Presidio Valley
Income^firom the safe» went to
research and development the research and development
group operated a stand co-spon- organization that is committed
sored with the Big Bend Dairy to the Greater Presidfo Valley
Goat Association. People who from Candelaria in tbe north to
contributed to this effort in-^ Redfbrdin the southrAurora
eluded: from Presidio Mr. and Hernandez is its executiveMrs. A dan Hernandez, Mr. and secretary. .
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The Presidio-Redford Valley
Research and Development
Center was an invited participant in the Cinco de Mayo
celebration at Kokernot Park in
Alpine.
The Alpine Chamber of Commerce is promoting goat meat
prepared in authentic regional
ways.
Celebrating Clnco de Mayo at Kokernot Park In Alpine on
Sunday, May 10, Aurora Hernandez and others set up a stand
co-sponsored by the Presidio-Redford Valley Research and
Development Center and the Big Bend Dairy Goat Association.
Mahle elected national director
ALPINE - The National
Propane Gas Association
recently elected Bobby Mahle
to the NPGA board of directors, representing the Engine
Power section.
Mahle is owner of Sierra Gas
Products Inc. of Alpine.
As a member of the Propane
Engine Fuel Education Standards Committee, and ad-hoc to
the NPGA Engine Power Committee, Mahle announced 2*
proposal for a standardized
training program to the Alternative Fuels Research Education
Division (AFRED) and the
revision of Guidebook 6 (Carburetion) of the NPGA training
program.
It is being introduced to the
state of Texas because of its
successful checkoff fund contributed by its own propane industry. This fund, under the
auspices of AFRED, is dedicated to the training of propane
technicians and to further fuel
sales in Texas. Members of this
division were appointed by the
Texas Railroad Commissioners.
Gas Association employee J.K.
Anderson has been hired as assistant director and Dan Kelly,
Director of AFRED.
During the weekof-March 16,
members of the Propane Engine
Fuel Education Standards Committee met at Amarillo College,
Amarillo, Texas to discuss curriculum needs for training and
revisions of Guidebook 6.
Propane Engine Fuel Education
Standards-Committee represents
a cross-section of the industry
c o n s i s t i n g of equipment
dealers, distributors, fleet
managers, technicians and instructors.
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Bill Pinkerton, director of the
Alternative Fuels Project,
Amarillo College, states his approval in the direction o £ a
standardized training program
and the commitment to safety.
Because of state and federal
mandates and Clean A i r
Amendments of 1990, both
Mahle and Pinderton believe a
mobile training program needs
to be implemented with instantaneous expedition.
Mahle feels once the program
* AFRED has accumulated a is established in Texas, it can
fund in' thesstate Treasurytoarj;be implemented expediently
and'refreshments, followed by.: is' protected ^rbhr'diVeirs^^
ALPINE - .
Foreign Wars Commander E. luncheon, a general member- ' state law. Former TexasLP andCanada.
Earl Lord will be guest of ship meeting, a memorial serhonor at the District 27 VFW vice and a business meeting.
Toastmasters
District 27 is composed of
spring convention Sunday in
posts in Pecos, Fort Stockton,
meet here
Alpine.
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The convention is being Fort Davis, Marathon, Sanderhosted by Alpine VFW Post son, Study Butte, Teriingua and ' next Tuesday
7207 and current District Com- Alpine's two VFW posts.
MARFA - The next meeting
Alpine Post 7207 is located at of Paisano Toastmasters will be
mander Johnny Sotelo of Al605 E. Ave. F, one block west Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at
pine.
The convention begins at 9 of Jackson Field.
the Federal Land Bank office in
Information: 837-2898.
a.m. Sunday with registration
Marfa.
All who are interested in imMinority businesses to be honored proving communication skills
are most welcome to visit with
EL PASO - The U.S. Small firms are evaluated and selected -the group.
Business Administration, in to be honored locally or nationCall Gloria Applegate at 729coordination with the Small ally based on th^business suc- 3349 or Daileen at 426-3462.
Business Consortium, is seek- cess and contributions to the
ing nominations for Minority community.
Enterprise Development Week,
Personal
which will be celebrated during
AH nominations and referrals
the month of October.
can be made by calling (915)
Mrs. Royce Newton of Ozona
spent Mother's Day weekend
During this occasion minority 540-5581 before May 15.
with her mother, Mrs. Lyle
Koonce of Marfa.
Texas commander will speak
Here this week
Hospice sponsors training
workshop at Marfa church
M A R F A - Training for
Hospice of the Big Bend volunteers will be held at the First
Christian Church in Marfa this
Friday and Saturday.
The session will begin at 6
p.m. Friday with a Get Acquainted Bingo.
The rest of Friday night's session: 6:15-7:15 Introduction to
Hospice; 7:15-7:30 BreakRefreshments; 7:30-8:30 Communication Skills; and 8:30-9
Opportunities for the Hospice.
The Saturdav session runs
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: 9-10 Concepts of death, dying and grief;
10-10:15 Break; 10:15-11 Care
and Comfort Measures; 11-12
p.m., Understanding Diseases
arid conditions; 12-1 p.m.,
Lunch break on-your own; 1-2
Psychosocial and spiritual
dynamics of death and dying;
2-3 Humorous health tips for
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Life in prison
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"Rick has worked with youth
His demeanor suitably somand still has a lot to offer.
ber, Chambers, brow furrowed
Please don't make an example
and sporting a jail bouse tan,
of him," she told Buchmeyer.
looked amazingly innocent. He
In his plea to the judge, eldest
wore a tan suit, giving him a
son Alan Thompson said his
neutral presence amidst the sea
father "screwed up. I know he
of navy blue around the judge's
screwed up."He told me and we
bench.
cried together."
TheJ)EA,j^oirboys with
Alan Thompson told Buchbeards and long hair on the unmeyer he has followed his
dercover ones and estabFormer Presidio County Justice of the Peace Abe Gonzalez, left, father's footsteps in law enforl i s h m e n t s u i t s on t h e
was sworn in as sheriff by Judge Alex Gonzalez of the 83rd State cement. Alan Thompson is a
supervisors, were out in force.
Judicial
District after Rick Thompson was suspended as sheriff jailer for the Midland County
Alpine DEA Agent-in-Charge
in
January.
Sheriffs Office. "I'm still in
Dale Stinson, obviously a man
Defense attorney Barry
law enforcement and I believe
with a mission, stared into the Crutchfield, small and tightly
in the system."
crowd and at the defendants wound, introduced to the judge
with cold clear eyes. Today Allen,-Wendi and Barbara Jean,
Wendi Thompson Toddy told
would be his day. All too often who made impassioned pleas of (Continuedfrompage 1) • • • •
Buchmeyer
she's always been
the judicial process tended to leniency for their father and ment go bad, but that's as old proceed, I don't know. But able to call on her father for adblow painstakingly built cases, husband. The family's tarn!rhed as the Bible. Good men go there will be more indictments vice, including problems she
bad," Beery said.
presented."
but not today.
had with the chain of command
pride and hurt came through in
"My
heart
goes
out
to
his
When Chambers took the each statement. Allen: "My
He said Chambers continues when she was stationed in Ger(Thompson's) family. They are
stand, his eyes seemed dead father lived for the law."
to
cooperate with federal many in the U.S. Army.
good people," Beery said.
with a straight-ahead focus. He
She added, "I'm worried
prosecutors
and law officers,
Wendi: "My little brother
He said the Marfa coke case
answered most questions with a needs guidance now."
about
my little brother."
investigation will continue. less so with Thompson.
simple yes, no, yes sir, no sir.
Thompson's
attorney, Barry
Barbara Jean: "He's a good "This isn't going to be the end
"But my door is always
Judge Jerry Buchmeyer. man and good with children ... of it. At what pace we'll open," Beery said.
Crutchfield, told the judge his
studied the defendants with an You read my letter, you know
client "is not a career criminal.
air of command and control. He what this man means to me."
Mr. Thompson made a serious
was ready for his part, yet
Then, the moment of truth,
judgment in error. He is
patient. Twice he ordered the moment to close an ordeal
punishing himself more on a
Chambers to raise his voice. He that began back in December.
daily basis than anyone knows.
ordered the air conditioner off .Rick addressed the judge: "I
There's no doubt, no question,
to hear Thompson's address to stand before you as a guilty
he's made severe errors.
the court. The crowd wilted, man."
"Mr. Thompson walked in
but listened to every word uthere
like a man and he'll walk
tered by the ex-sheriff.
And then his Mea Culpa,
out like a man. He's willing to
During Chamber's final plea apologies all around, except as
assume his responsibility,"
for leniency, while Ponton one Marfa Border Patrol agent
Crutchfield said.
rambled on about equality of later pointed out, to God.
But C r u t c h f i e l d s a i d
Rick apologized again. That's
sentencing and the sentences of
Thompson no longer is a threat
convicted junk bond dealer all he has left, he said. Someto society nor would he be in
Michael Milkin and convicted how its not enough, and it
the future.
corporate inside trader Ivan doesn't explain why. Money?
"Accept the plea bargain
Greed?,Powerr ....
agreement," he told BuchThe sentence: Life in prison.
sfeme clae to explain his his- without parole.
Former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson, right, addresses In Thompson's plea bargain
tory. The judge later said he
Rick stood tall and silent, reporters at his news conference in December. "Cops and agreement with federal
didn't buy Ponton's argument.
facing the judge, no body lan- criminals are the same, except one has a badge,1' he said, a prosecutors, assistant U.S. AtSeveral law enforcement of- guage to read from behind. And statement that may haunt him forever.
torney Tom Beery recomficers cast knowing glances at then he's gone. Court recesses.
mended that Thompson be
each other, while being careful
In the smoking area outside
sentenced to the minimum 10
not to appear unprofessional.
the courtroom there was an unyears in prison and no fine.
Robert accepted responsibility easy silence, then static, nerv- (Continuedfrompage 1) I
, Buchmeyer then referred to alfor his actions, sort of, saying ous conversation. The air
most 200 letters written to him
he neverjvanted things to work turned heavy with smoke. Most ing to a news release from the • ber 3, 1991, Thompson made by Thompson supporters and
out Ufisway, saying that young people seemed to be a little em- Drug Enforcement Administra- three trips from south Presidio from persons advising the judge
County to Marfa in the sheriffs
people should think before ac- barrassed at being there. Nerv- tion handed out Friday.
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ting. His voice cracked as if he ous glances are exchanged
managerial
position
in
the
contransport the 2,400 pounds of on the ex-sheriff, including letcouldn't get enough air.
among lawmen.
traband'conspiracy, and pure Colombian cocaine to the ters from current and former
The judge set Chambers' senCourt re-convenes. Chambers
Texas sheriffs.
tencing after the sheriffs and appears ashen. Ponton makes a T h o m p s o n "acted as an Presidio County Fairgrounds in
Buchmeyer also read a portion
employee and partner with Marfa, placing the drug in a
after lunch.
final.plea with the judge, who
of
a letter from a 9-year-old
Chambers"
during
the
lifetime
horse trailer that had been forBy 1:30 p.m. Friday an air of is courteous but speaks in a
girl
barrel racer. " M r .
of
the
smuggling
operation,
the
feited to the sheriffs office,
impending doom has settled serious tone.
Thompson is a nice man. He
DEA
said.
Stinson
said.
over the courtroom. SurThe sentence: Life, in prison.
Thompson's hands-on narThompson and Chambers told me not to do drugs.'"
rounded by U.S. marshals,
The nightmare in Presidio
Buchmeyer said it was that
Sheriff Thompson was brought County is winding down. So cotics trafficking career, how- were to have split SI million letter that affected him most.
in, sans handcuffs and legirons. many people have been hurt ever, lasted about one month, for transporting the cocaine, acThompson was given a chance
cording to past testimony.
He sat quietly at the defense and betrayed, and the area's Beery said.
to address the letter writers. "I
The
DEA
said
its
investigation
table, his body racing more for- society and system threatened.
Two of the three loads of coke let a lot of people down. I don't
revealed that Thompson helped
ward than any other direction.
Justice has been served and
were
brought up during daytime know how to tell the 9-year-old
Rick was noticeably grayer and the guilty now ... will pay the Chambers smuggle 297 pounds hours. Thompson on one trip barrel racer you let her down,
of marijuana from the Texasexhibited none of the charac- price.
Mexico border in early Novem- drove up U.S. 67 and passed but I did and I admit it. I
ber 1991. The drugs were through the Border Patrol apologize from the bottom of
seized on November 4, 1991, checkpoint five miles south of my heart and that's all I have
in Monroe, La., by Louisiana Marfa. The other two trips left to give."
were on Pinto Canyon Road,
In attendance at Friday's senS
Police.
Stinson said,.a road with Bor- tencing were five Presidio High
Around Thanksgiving of last der Patrol sensors on it.
School seniors students and
year, Thompson assisted in the
Charles Hensley, deputy chief their government class teacher,
delivery of 561 pounds of
patrol agent in charge of the John Ferguson, who also is
marijuana near Presidio. That
Marfa Border Patrol Sector, Presidio mayor.
smuggling incident wasn't sucsaid Tuesday' the agency has
Ferguson said he was one of
cessful at that time, But on
since "reviewed our whole the letter writers asking BuchNovember 29, 1991, the cache
operation.
meyer to pronounce a fair but
of marijuana was seized in Al-"Our checkpoints aren't set up s u b s t a n t i a l s e n t e n c e on
buquerque, N.M., by the DEA,
the U.S. Customs Service and to catch law enforcement of- Thompson.
Texas Department of Public ficers,* Hensley said. "We Ferguson said he was conSafety narcotics officers, the have re-evaluated our sensors tacted by Buchmeyer's court
and operations and have coordinator, Judy Sebesta, and
DEA said.
doubled
and re-doubled our ef- asked to attend with some of his
A third marijuana load that
Robert Chambers leaves the Pecos federal courthouse in Thompson helped smuggle last forts."
students.
Hensley said it wasn't just the
December wader the watchful eye of a U.S. marshal after his November apparently made it
"I was invited on the basis of
bemd ami deteatit* heariag. Bead was denied and Chambers has
to its New York City destina- public that was deceived by being a teacher and working
Thompson. "It was Border with the youth of our comia custody to this day.
tion, Stinson said.
On December 2 and Decem- Patrol agents, too."
munity," Ferguson said Tuesprocess.
teristic bluster, arrogance and
swagger. Time stood still for a
moment. Rick's left hand raised
to his temple, blocking his face
from sight to the packed
courtroom, and perhaps the
courtroom crowd to him.
His family sat on the first
row, quiet and strong: Alan,
Alan's wife, Barbara Jean, Tallian and Wendi; BafbaTaTarm
wrapped t i g h t l y around
Tallian's small shoulders. Adversity had brought the family
together.
'System' works
Thompson corruption
day. "We'll have to deal with
this for a long time."
He said he students were
deeply affected by what they
saw and heard.
Just before he passed sent e n c e , B u c h m e y e r told
Thompson that the sentencing
guidelines in his case-went off
the scale," based on the amount
of cocaine involved, that
Thompson was a lawman who
broke the public trust and how
that impacted the community
and its children and that a
Thompson had his sidearm with
him when he smuggled the
drugs.
Buchmeyer sentenced
Thompson to life in prison
without parole, assessed no fine
and dropped the three other
charges against him.
Thompson showed no emotion
or displayed no body language
when he heard the sentence.
Then he was led away by U^.
marshals.
^
Thompson's family was silent
but hugged each other.
Buchmeyer said he would consider a reduction in
Thompson's sentence if he
cooperated in the future with
federal prosecutors.
Beery said he's made no
recommendation to the court to
have Thompson's sentenced
reduced.
During Chambers' sentencing,
defense attorney Rod Ponton
objected to numerous points in
his client's pre-sentence report
that enhanced the severity of
the sentence.
Buchmeyer denied most of
Ponton's objections.
Alpine DEA agent Dale Stinson testified that more than 20
guards armed with automatic
weapons employed by Chambers were present when Chanv
bers and the confidential
informant crossed the drugs
from Mexico into Texas.
Ponton called Beery to the
stand to testify that Chambers
in the past had been an informant for the Border Patrol and
anti-smuggling agent Wayne
Weimers.
Beery also testified that
Thompson and Chambers once
talked to an assistant U.S. attorney in Waco seeking past,
present and future immunity
from prosecution for Chambers.
"Many law enforcement officers have been helped on both
sides of the border" by Chambers, Ponton told the judge.
Chambers statement to Buchmeyer was brief. "I didn't want
thing to work out this way. I'll
pay my debt (to society)."
Just before he was sentenced,
Chambers added, "I'm sorry. I
love my family."
He also said young people
should think before they act
Then Buchmeyer sentenced
Chambers to life in prison
without parole, no fine and dismissed the other three charges
against him.
Thompson and Chambers
could have been fined up to $4
million each.
The judge told Chambers he
was responsible for the "corruption of Sheriff Thompson."
Beery said he's recommend to
the court a downward departure
in Chambers sentence, and
Buchmeyer said he would coesider that motion shook! Chamber continue to cooper^a.
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(Museum Musings
Interested in being a fort volunteer?
by Pat Godbold
May means graduation. From
the Museum archives The Shorthorns give us a look into
Marfa High School's graduations from the past.
From the May 1, 1929 issue:
"Mary Lee Harper Wins
Highest Honors In School.
Average for.last two years is 96
13-32
"Mary Lee Harper won the
highest honor awarded in high
school which was that of
valedictorian.
"Helen Briam is one of the
honor students of Marfa High
S c h o o l . She won the
salutatorianship with an average
of J?4 15-48 for the years of
1928 and 1929.
"Since the Honor Scholarships
must go to one girl and one
boy, Sam Marsh will receive
the salutatorian scholarship. He
had an average of 93 5-8 for his
last two years."
From the May 10, 1940, copy
of The Shorthorn:
"Honor students were made
known for this year's graduating c l a s s w h e n t h e announcement was made that
Elaine Gregg and Dorothy
Bauer won the distinction of
valedictorian and .salutatorian
respectively. They were determined as honor students by
their Junior and Senior years'
graces. Elaine's average was A
while Dorothy's was A-."
The Senior Class was: Neva
June Gottholt, Elaine Gregg,
Hart G r e e n w o o d , Jimmy
Dezendorf, Joe Parks, Amelia
T e r c e r o , Dora Cabezuela,
Dorothy Bauer. Mayola Wickizer. Ada May Gottholt, Jesus
Valdez, Juan Lujan, Floyd Lee,
Henry M e n d i a s , R.B.
Dempsey, Waymond McVey,
Raymond Wheat, Charles Edwards, Jack Shirey.
From the May 15, 195U issue:
"Matthews, Campos Earn Top
Grades To T a k e ' G r a d u a t e
Honors for Class.
"The five top honor students
from the 1950 graduating class
include three boys and two
girls: Bill Matthews, Delores
Campos, Gloria DeAnda, Jesus
Jacquez and Frances Wheeless.
"Bill, with an average of .
95.25 was named valedictorian
with Delores as salutatorian
with a 94.61 average."
Graduating in 1950 were:
Ruben N a v a r r e l t e , Hilda
Nunez, Reymundo Roman,
Willie Russell, Richard Bassham.-Joe Tom Bishop, Hector-Vasquez, Luciana Vasquez,
Frances Wheeless, EUen&Williamson, Margarito Calderon,
Delores B. Campos, Jerry
Glenn, Robert Greenup, Lucas"
Herrera, Jesus Jacquez, Bill
Matthews, Ernest Minjares,
Victorina Samaniego, Charles
Shannon, David Sotelo, Ricardo Sotelo, Travis McFarland,
Catherina Alvarado, Adalberto
Calderon, Norma Tevis, Nellie
Jacquez, Lucile Jiner, Ruben
Leos, T r i n e Luna, Eliseo
Flores, Betty Fuller, Raul
Chavira, Gary Darr, Gloria DeAnda, Joanne DeVolin, James
Dod and Jimmy Edwards.
The paper said 40 gfaduates
but only 38 were pictured and ,
named.
Last week we were delighted
to have Pat Ryan bring Bud
Miller of Alpine, Mr. and Mrs.
CHIAPAS.MEXICO - Fort "Aguacero, Chiapas.
Groh of Albuquerque to tour
Davis entomologist Terry Taylor
the museum.
Named in honor of his
Carolyn Humphreys Stevens made scientific history recently daughter, Lisa Ann Taylor, for
from Alaska was another with the discovery of a new her help and enthusiasm in field
former Marfa citizen to stop by species of tiger beetle in Chiapas, work and the study of insects, the
for a visit. Carolyn was in Mexico.
new species has been titled CicinMarfa preparing for her parents
Taylor, who with his wife dela lisaannae.
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Diana owns Combined Scientific
on Sunday.
which supplies insects and reTaylor's find has been pubsearch
on
entomology lished in a recent edition of
worldwide* discovered the new Cicihdelidae, Bulletin of
species near the Rio Venta at El Worldwide Research.
Taylor makes discovery
of tiger beetle in Mexico
Fort Davis National Historic many of Friday's sessions.'
On Saturday and Sunday a
'Site is needing volunteers to
keep open and interpret refur- Camp of Military Instruction
nished buildings and participate will be held. This training, with
in special demonstrations and Bill Gwaltney as main instructor, will consist both of classprograms this summer.
room
and hands-on training.
Specifically, volunteers are
Although primarily directed toneeded to work in the enlisted
men's barracks, commanding those who will be portraying
officer's quarters, and officer's the roles of enlisted men in the
kitchen and servant's quarters. frontier army, many of the sesIn addition, 'new recruits' will sions will be open to all volunbe conscripted for the cavalry teers both male and female.
and small arms programs. All
Each year, volunteers play a.
new volunteers will be properly
major role in bringing the hisoutfitted in the civilian or
tory of Fort Davis to life for
military dress of the 1880s and
thousands of summer visitors.
will receive both class room
Volunteering can be a very enand on-site training.
j o y a b l e and rewarding ex-Training for new and return- perience. It is an excellent way
ing volunteers, as well as for to meet people and to learn
s u m m e r e m p l o y e e s , is more about the role played by
scheduled for May 19 through Fort Davis in the settlement and
May 24. On Tuesday, May 19, development of West Texas.
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conducted on Wednesday, May
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James Goss of Texas Tech
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sessions that are of most interApaches. Friday, May 22,, will
be devoted to,the "Nuts and est and will be of the most
benefit for them.
Bolts of Interpretation." Bill
Gwaltney a former Park Ranger
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volunteer
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Serrano
S * THE CLASSIFIEDS
Steve Wilson, Mike Wilson,.
Charles Mangrum, Kevin
Trlppe, Joe Abbott and Greg
Johnson.
HELP WANTED
Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation will be accepting
applications for a Natural Gas Serviceman through June 5, 1992.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Individual hired will be given on-job training in all phases of gas
The Rio Grande Council of
distribution,
meter reading, trouble shooting, leak investigation
Governments will hold a public
and
detection,
appliance conversion, etc. Starting salary
meeting ori Monday, May 18,
S6/Hour,
Negotiable
with appropriate experience. Work week 40
1992, in Marfa at 5 p.m. at
hours,
plus
alternate
week night and weekend on-call duty.
City Hall. This public meeting
Employment
will
begin
July I, 1992, at the corporate office, 111
will present the current draft of
North 2nd Street, Alpine. Texas. Applicants must live in Alpine,
the Municipal Solid Waste
Management Plan as it pertains
or be willing to relocate to Alpine. Applications are available on
to Marfa and Presidio County.
request from the Alpine or Marfa offices. Completed
This public meeting will inapplications must be submitted with a resume, and submitted in
clude a d i s c u s s i o n of the
person at the above address, or by mail to P.O Box 659,
Regional Goals, Objectives,
Alpine, Texas 79831. The top five applicants will be interviewed
and Priorities; presentation of
June 17-19. 1992. Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation
demographic, economic md
operate under a federally mandated drug-free program. The top
geograpji ic co nd it i<>ns Tor J
applicant mustbe drug tested, and certified drug negativeTaTa
Presidio County and its urban
condition of employment. Bilingual applicants and non-smokers
band, Reymundo Serrano Sr. of areas; and a presentation of a
preferred.
Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation is an
Marfa; four sons, Reymundo waste stream characterization
Equal
Opportunity
Employer.
Serrano Jr, of Valentine, Mario and waste stream projections
Serrano and Javier Serrano both for the County.
All citizens are invited to atof Marfa and Larry Serrano of
Licensed Professional Coun- BARTENDERS/CASINO
Midland; three daughters, tend and offer suggestions and
selor
for the El Paso State Cen- WORKERS/DECK HANDS/
opinions
regarding
this
Plan.
Gloria Lujan and Sandra Salter
Child/Adolescent
Program. HOSTESSES, ETC.
Citizens
unable
to
attend
the
gado both of Marfa, and Norma
Positions aboard cruise ships.
M u n o z o f O d e s s a ; t h r e e public meeting may submit Interviews persons requesting
services
to
obtain
social
and
S
3 0 0 / S 9 0 0 WKLY. Free
brothers, Thomas Tarango of their views and comments to
developmental
histories.
PerTravel.
Caribbean. Hawaii,
•the
Rio
Grande
Council
of
El Paso, Roberto Tarango and
forms
crisis
intervention,
clinic
Bahamas.
No experience necesGovernments,
c/o
Laura
BalenManuel Baeza both of Marfa;
13 grandchildren; two great- tine, 1014 N. Stanton. Suite based counseling, school based sary. 1-206-736-7000. EXT.
counseling, treatment plan 9087N4
8-ltp
100. El Paso, Tx., 79902
grandchildren.
.development,
and
continuity
of
Monroe Elms
Pallbearers were George SalCounty Judge care for children, adolescents
gado, Danny Watts, Johnny
and their families. Participates
S a n c h e z , Juan Nunez Jr.,
in diagnostic conferences for
Robert Lee Nunez and Martin
RGCOG-May 14, 1992
RELIABLE LADY needed as
the development of ARD and companion to older lady in
Alvarez,
i
treatment planning. Refers to Marfa. Light cooking, must
HELP WANTED
other community social services drive and be willing to take her
resources agencies for assisClerk III for the El Paso State tance with identified problems. to church, meetings, grocery
Julie Elizabeth Wilson, 25, of
store, etc. In general, a help
Stafford, Va., and formerly of Center Child/Adolescent Pro- Requires master's degree in mate. Before May 20 mail
Marfa, died Saturday, May 9, gram. Performs complex cleri- counseling, psychology, social name, telephone number and
1992, in Fairfax, Va., from in- cal work. Requires familiarity work, or related field. Must be q u a l i f i c a t i o n s to HELP
juries received in an automobile -with TXMHMR Community licensed or eligible for licensure WANTED, Box P, Marfa, TX
Standards. Assists in preparing as a Licensed Professional
accident.
79843. ,
7-tlb
Funeral services will be at 2 a community needs assessment Counselor. Should have two
p.m. today at the Presbyterian for the program. Prepares or years of full-time paid exH E L P W A N T E D - Have
Church in Fort Davis with the assists in preparing monthly, perience in an agency with opening for shop foremanRev. Jim Miles and the Rev. annual and quarterly reports to recognized standards of prac- partsman combination, some
the'State and Community tice. Annual salary $27,552.
Dale Powell officiating.
experience preferred, also
Burial will follow in Marfa Management Teams. Organizes
salesman. Pierce Motors,
Send
resume
to
El
Paso
State
Cemetery, under the direction and maintains statistical data. Center Outreach, 808 North Marfa. (915)729-4336. 8-2tb
of Memorial Funeral Home of Coordinates interagency.plan- Fifth St., Alpine 79830. (915)
ning activities. Performs related
Marfa.
837-3373. /
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*n Odessa, and was a 1985 tions: One year clerical ex=•
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Marfa High School graduate. perience; Graduation from an
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She also attended North Texas accredited high school or GED
Statewide Classified \ ^ Advertising Network
State University in Denton.
supplemented by courses in
Advertise In 295 Texas newspapers lor only $250.
She was a newswriter and typing and business practices.
Reach 3 MILLION Texans. Call this newspaperfordetails.
producer for Visnews Interna- S k i l l in standard office
PIZZA MN B EXPANDING in Texas. * Easy 6 •Teams 27-31* HncsntMe •Benefts •Mrimum
tional in Washington, D.C.. machines especially word open a opera*' 160 now franchise* in №e last 12 age 23 *siigle 19-22* East coast pay. 1-800-441and was a member of the Pres- processing.-Ability to under- month*' Single & muttHjnitfranchiseopportunity. 4394.
Cal 1-£00-880-9965. in Dates 214-701 -9855.
YOU HAD a tfcone breast implant? For
byterian church.
stand and carry out complex FHENDLY HOMEPAHnES has operingstor dem- HAVE
WormUion on yourright*."Waldman * Smalwood
Survivors include her mother, oral and written instructions. onstrators. No cash investment No sarvica charge. • Grossman "Carpenter Attorney* at Law. 1 -800Madelyn Collier of Shatter; her Ability to meet and deal effec- High commission and hostess awards. Two cata- 8334121. -Board Cerifed. • Not Board Cerrted.
father, James Wilson of Hous- tively with the public, com- logs, over 600 items. CU 1-800-48*4875. . GET OUT Of DEBT. Let us oombina al_o( your
NORTHEAST COUJNGSWORTHCOUKTY(East- dftbtt into on* Mty pBynwnt. Dott contoidaflon .
ton; a brother, John Wilson of munity professionals, and make am
Panhanole) ranchland, mostly grasa. 2.367 ftvel With credrt restoration. GCC 9AWUf. NonAustin; her fiance, Enrique minor decisions in accordance acres, 0*4,000. Terms. Also northwestern Mon- profit. 140*382-^019.
Durand of Stafford, Va.; two with rules, regulations, and tana rawrt area. 100* Ftathead Ukethort. PIONEER STEaBUtWNGS:24X24X10.j2J95;
$105,000, Owner 415-591-0919.
$3,144:30X40X10, K350-.40X7SX12.
grandmothers, Bertha Cochran procedures. Annual salary WE BUY NOTES Mcured byrealasaia. Have you 24X30X10,
$8,795; 50X100X14, $12,995 and 100X100X16,
•and Vivian Wilson, both of $14,544. Send resume to El sold properly and financed the saletorthe buyer? $25,195. Al sias. Erectionratable.Mn-itorage
1400437-5414.
Odessa; and several aunts, un- Paso State Center Outreach, Turn your note in ta cash. 1-800-969-1200.
DEBT CONSOUOATION FREEI wift e r e * serDfBVERMXCEUfNT
STARTING
pay.
great
cles and cousins.
808 North Fifth St., Alpine, benete, quarterly bonuses, modern airridttic- vice
$2,000to$50,000. Cut msrtNy Daymen* to
Pallbearers are Lee Cochran, TX 79830 (915) 837-3373.
SOVKCClnoivfrott) 1400-2264190 est.
torvweoWy pey wit) advances, a&signed dopatfier,
8-ltb good traffc lanes tiat get you home. Celadon PAINT-LESS DENT repair systems. Tools and
Margarita Serrano, 6 2 ,
longtime resident of Marfa died
Friday, May 8, 1992, in.Odessa.
Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic
Church with funeral at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at the church with the
Rev. Allen Hunter officiating.
Burial followed at Merced
Cemetery under the direction of
Memorial Funeral Home.
She was born March 1, 1930,
in Marfa. She was a housewife
and member of the Catholic
Church.
Survivors includeher
PUBLIC NOTICES
Wilson
Memorial
Funeral
Home
YARD WORK WANTED boy or man with own tools.
Call 729-4404, if no answer
leave message.
6-ttb
H E L P W A N T E D - Need
semi retired person to clean and
maintain picnic areas and litter
barrels in Jeff Davis County.
Work 16 to 32 hours weekly.
Must have own transportation,
capable of hauling off trash in
plastic liners to landfill. Call
collect after 5 p.m. 915/5912659 Sam.
7-2tp
Thoughtfully dedicated to
families in Jeff Davis .
and Presidio Counties
Marfa, Texas 79843
(915) 729-4422
* Funeral Prearrangemcnts 'Monuments
Member The Order Of The Golden. Rule
Big Bend Regional
Medical Equipment
Suppliers of
Medical & Home Care
Equipment
Hospital Beds, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Oxygen
Equipment & Supplies, Blood Pressure &
Glucose Kits, Nebulizer Suction Machines
' Accept Assignment of Insurance
On Call 24 Hours/Day • 7 Days A Week
801 East Brown Street
837-3447 (ext. 15) Pager 364-2738 837-2956
A WONDEiTUL FAMLY EXPEWENCt Scandtrwrian, Eurepaan, Sown nnw iau i, JituarMM I «yn
tchool aichinge students anMng in August Become a hosttenty/Aftetxankitaraibraf Student
Enhanga. Cal Best** 817-467-4619 or 1-800.SSUNG.
REKT FME LAKE TEXOMA housaboaa. Ktiv
am, AiC, B8Q, ski boats M l Enjoy Tenant's great
baacha* and com. Wfcw Springs Mama.ft.1
Box 279, Mead. OK 73449.406-924-6240.
800-676-7065.
DRIVERS • GREAT PAY and banetikl T t t to a
company that puts its money where ramouft is. We
paytoryour O.T. R experience^ to $028 par mie.
Cal a i Hunt 1-800-2JB4«JNT. EOeSul^aci to
drug screen.
HAPPY JACK MANGE L0TDM: Promotes healing »rta»growti to arw manga, hot sort, lungus on ,
dogsfth e n * wrt*m csrftona. M Farmrand CoOps.
ARE YOU COUECTWG PAYMENTS on real •»• LOSERS WANTED: We pay youtolose 10-180
tat* you've sold? Wei grva you cash nowfcrthat* (os. Cal John or Rhonda al 214-496-429*.
payments! Cal NatenalRdaiiy CorporeJion today)
ADOPTO N: WE W AKTtogrve a preekw baby a
1-&&64-1072.
happy, bving. Inancialy
at* secure
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KF722.
AUSUNIWOIFFTANNMG BEDS: New comnear U oosm Lwalant achaoax Ptaase cal
rMfdaHnma unit*ton$198. Lamps,tokens,accetaoriea. Monty paynanft low ss 111. Cal today. FFttr€Wcc*rcatalog,1-80M2M292.
ADOPTION: A L R ol happnats
your
MACMMST: CMC FOREMAN • lead man, lul baby.We^ayoung,ln*ndaly»ean
benete. Martt Machine Co, h e B Campo, 409- wanttoshare oyr home wtfisiiewborfiCtpenie*
54M204,
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COVENANT TRANSPORT: Kring tador ttifcr
dnVan. Ntw aqufpmanl coming in) «1 yc. O.TJI
Happy Birthday
Chumel
May 19.
W« Appreciate And Need Your Business
FOR SALE - Eight cows, 3
heifers heavy bred, with calves.
Call Bryan at 915/729-4336.
8-2tb
Statewide
Classified
Network
AXexas-sizc bargain
Kor ;ii little a s S'-!:V). you r . u '
run your < Lu>sihnJ ad in new-.
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MISCELLANEOUS
In f.irt. y o u r .itl will 1>< s< e n u\
niori' t h a n 3 n i i ' l i ^ n n-.n'i
W A N T E D TO BUY - 2
gentle horses for my kids. Can
p i c k up M e m o r i a l D a y
weekend. (214)942-4839.
8-2tb
i-
Interested?
Ciill t h i s !>ew>>pa;xT for l i i t a i i s .
FOR SALE
WINDSHIELD and auto
glass wholesale to the public.
Installed in your driveway.
New factory glass. 25 years experience. '73 to '87 full-size
GM pickups, blazers, suburbans, S139 installed. Insurance,
claims welcome. Call: 1 (800)
967-2429.
52-4tp
MISCELLANEOUS
HEADS-UP IRRIGATION
AND SPRINKLING CO., installations, repairs and remodeling. Excellent work. RON
BRIDGES, Tex. L i e . Fort
Stocklon^J) 15/336-6475 or I800-231-6448
3-8tp
ELECTROLUX, SINGER
others, since 1952, Sew-Vac
Sales and Service, Nita and
Stan Dempsey, 520 N. Austin,
vMatfa. 729.-AZ.92.. PJO>JBOK
487;'
tfp
WANTED
WANTED - BAT-GUANO.
Attention ranchers, I am looking to mine some bat-guano, if
you have a cave or a guano
deposit or know of one please
contact George Smiley at Big
Brushy Ranch. Fair Prices
Paid. Call 915/376-2219 after
6 p.m.
5-4tp
if \}**
RENTALS
WINCHESTER
ARMS
APARTMENTS
Golf Course Road
New Rates!!
Rental Assistance
Availabe Now
Ml Klwtric
Modern Appliance*
Cratnd llr.it & Air
Laundry Room & l'l.iy Area
— One Bedroom
. Minimum - $220
Maximum - $234
Two Bedroom
Minimum -$267
' Maximum - $284
Office - 729-4490
or
729-3308
REAL ESTATE
WANTED TO BUY - Antique furniture. Call 800-2488589, anytime.
5-8tb
MOBILE HOMES
Trucking 1-800-729-9771
trainingtomake you t* leader in Ms profitable
US. POSTAGE STAMP supply routefarsale. industry. ($1004200 houny potential) 1400-398Ra9jiramar«fc>KKlOlDt36.000invasimant-Cv DENT.Mr.Srwely.
• M 0 htv par week. Benefits: ExceSent financial NOW WRING SALES lepresantelrmfarnational
return. No seing, tfgn income potential. Cal 24hrs. party plan company. Choice of product ine*. Free
1-80048B-54a0.
training and support which sate*teamdefeated to
MANAGOeKTOPPORTUNmESINTEXAS.Be your $ucce$t 1400^68-5906.
sponsored dreettotatettgrowng party ptancom- EARN EXTRA CASK: UnN December, demon-'
panr, Partytila. lailuring colonial candte ol Cap*
Cod. Corporal* support ExceJent incoma. Cal 1 • daivary. Free samolet and taring. RatMe nous,
83046M620,EXL5424.
gnat hostess pita Adv«wam«nt opportunroes. 1 -
FOR SALE
57 HTJD
Single wides and doublewides.
Low down payments. Call
Nationwide, Midland, Texas,
1-800-583-8944.
.
7-»tb
New 4 b e d r o o m 3 bath
Doublewide $310. per month.
15% down, 300 months 11.50
A.P.R. Homes of America.
4750 Andrews Hwy - Odessa 1'800-725-0881 or 915-363-0881.
8-2tb
$166.99 per month buys NEW
16 wide 3 bedroom 2 bath
Mobile Home. 10% down 240
months 11.50 A.P.R. Homes of
America, 4750 Andrews Hwy Odessa, 1-800-725-0881 or
915/363-0881.
8-2tb
FOR SALE OR RENT - 3
bedroom two bath adobe house
on four lots in Marfa, across
from «.choo|. call 729-4')27_or
358-4637 for more information.
8-tfb
H O U S E FOR S A L E IN
MARFA - Nice 5 bedroom. 2
bath, large den, large living and
dining area, big and spacious
kitchen. Close to school. Only
interested People need answer
ad. Call 729-4903.
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Historic Home For Sale By
Owner - Brick/metalroof - 3
BR, large living room, dining
room, breakfast room. 2
fireplaces, solar heat - 1/2 city
block. Remodeled, deluxe 3
room guest house/tile bath Phone (915) 729-3118.
8-tth
FOR SALE - Good lot across
fronf Marfa elementary. For information, call (915) 447-4751.
1
First time buyers, limited
FOR S A L E OR RENT - 3
credit OK easy to qualify for a
bedroom
house in downtown
Mobile Home. Call Homes of
Mar^a.
Pecan
trees. S385 a
America - Odessa 1-800-725month.
Call
729-3310.
ask for
0881 or 915/363-0881. . 8-2tb
Bonnie.
•
I -tfn
$6,995. b u y s 2 b e d r o o m
Mobile Home. Extra nice and
clean. Must see. Homes of
America, 4750 Andrews Hwy,
Odessa 1-800-725-0881 or
915/363-0881. 8-2tb
$615. Down buys 2 bedroom
2 bath Mobile Home with new
carpet and drapes. $206.26 per
month 11.99 A.P.R. for 84
months. Homes of America Odessa 1-800-725-0881 or 915363-0881.
8-2tb
FOR^SALE - Nice 3 bedroom
2 bath home in Marfa. Large
fenced yard. Storage. 511 W.
Murphy. $50,000. Please call
or write Marilyn Wells, P.O.
Box 987, Alpine. TX 79830. 1915-364-2484.
6-tfb
ALAMITO REAL ESTATE
CALL
Carolyn Remroc, broker
729-4264 or 729-3280
FOR
residential, commercial & rancft
listings
• -v •
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