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: Jan. 11, 1976 Issue: RECORD BROKEN - Dale Burger, senior captain of the Blue Wave Swim Team, finally surpasses his goal by breaking the 100 yard butterfly record held at Fort Stockton High School for seven years by Jody Ferrante. He set a new record time of 1:00.9 at the Andrews meet. This has been one of Dale’s goals since his freshman year.

PCMH creates vaccine hotline

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Beginning this past week, Pecos County Memorial Hospital started a COVID-19 vaccine hotline for those wanting to get the Moderna vaccine who meet the Phase 1B criteria set out by the state of Texas. If you are age 65 or older, have medical conditions that put you at high risk and would like to be on a COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List, please call Pecos County Memorial Hospital’s new COVID Vaccine Hot Line at 432-336-4293 and your name and contact number.
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PECOS COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW

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Fort Stockton’s Wallace Vazquez shows a heifer during the Pecos County Livestock Show on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Pecos County Coliseum in Fort Stockton. Vazquez won the BOPB Gilt Breed Champion over the three-day event that took place Jan. 7-9. Over 70 participants were rewarded for showing a variety of animals including rams, lambs, hogs, heifers, and Herefords. The event held its premium sale on Saturday, Jan. 9, which was open to the general public. The first two-days of the event was not open to the general public. Due to COVID-19, the show was unable to hold its food, photography, ag mechanics, pet or technology shows/competitions.
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A total of seven

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A total of seven Pecos County elected officials were sworn into office on Friday, Jan. 1 at the Pecos County Courthouse. To view the ceremony, visit the Fort Stockton Pioneer Facebook page. Photos by Nathan Heuer
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Jan. 13, 1966 issue: HOSPITAL GIFT – The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles last week presented a grouping of lounge furniture to Memorial Hospital. Howard Salisbury, hospital administrator, formally accepted the gift on behalf of the hospital. Auxiliary members pictured (L-R) are Mrs. Wayne Giles, conductress and project chairman; Mrs. Everett Carr, secretary; and Mrs. Gene Shackelford, vice president. Mrs. James Lauterbach, past president, was also present for ceremony. The furniture consists of four chairs and a table.