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Karnes/Wilson Juvenile Probation Department is seeking the following positions: Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. Position is year round supervising juvenile offenders, making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Attendance/Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. The Attendance Officer works same hours as the school districts providing prevention services to children and parents who have issues with truancy. Juvenile Probation Officer will manage a small caseload of juvenile offenders making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Position is year round.  Individual must be versatile and able to separate prevention from intervention skills. Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor within the environment of the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Follows JJAEP school calendar. This is a quasi-military program, so prior military experience a plus. Degreed individual preferred with experience working with children. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or be able to obtain the certification. Administrative Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor but takes on administrative assistant role to the Assistant Chief within the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Position will include direct contact with the child and parent. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or able to obtain. Prefer degreed individual. Must have knowledge of military procedures. To apply send resume to n-schmidt@kwjpd.com.
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1954-2014

Joyce Ann Smith Ruks, a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 5:05 a.m. in the Mission Trail Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, at the age of 59 years, 4 months, and 5 days. Joyce was born Sept. 10, 1954, in San Antonio, the daughter of Joyce Wade “J.W.” and Veronia McInvale Smith.

After graduating from Highland High School in San Antonio, Joyce worked as a nursing home receptionist for many years. Joyce married James Wesley Ruks on Aug. 2, 1974, in San Antonio.

James, Joyce’s beloved husband of more than 23 years, preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Veronia McInvale Smith.

Joyce is survived by her son, James Wade Ruks and wife Melanie of San Antonio; her grandchildren, Marshall Wyatt Ruks, Cody James Ruks, and Austin Wade Ruks, all of San Antonio; her father, Joyce Wade “J.W.” Smith of San Antonio; her brother, Larry Dean Smith and wife Sharon of San Antonio; her brother-in-law, Kenneth Ruks and wife Angela of Castroville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville.

A funeral service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mark Davis officiating.

Interment followed in the Marcelina Cemetery in Wilson County.

Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Finch, William Ruks, Keith Sample, Glen Connor, Brandon Boone, and Charlie Wayne McInvale.
 

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