Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, January 5, 2000
Athletic boosters plan meeting
The Pecos Athletic Boosters will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in the
Pecos High School Cafeteria.
New members are always welcome and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Mitchell nets BS degree
Mary Denise Rodriguez-Mitchell of Fort Bragg, NC received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Methodist College,
Methodist is a four-year liberal arts college now serving 1,967 students.
Ladies auxiliary plans activities
The Pecos Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary met recently and elected
new officers for the 1999-2000 year.
Serving as president of that organization is Tencha Mena; vice president,
Anita Ybarra; secretary, Hermelinda Prieto; treasurer, Gloria Gomez; chaplain,
Trina Mena; parliamentarian, Lisa Lara and reporter, Hilda Mendoza.
"We want to introduce these ladies to the community, officers for the
Pecos Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxliariary," said president Tencha
"We want to also invite all the wives of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department
to join in with us," she said.
The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 17, at 1212 S. Hickory.
"We are an organization to help the community when help is needed,"
During the Christmas holidays, the group helped out a less fortunate
family with clothing and personal necessities and plan to have more fundraisers
to help out more families in the community.
"We are here to help out and lend a helping hand in times when needed,"
Mena stated that this is a small community and everyone knows the families.
That are less fortunate that others. "This is one of the reasons we organized
this auxiliary," she said.
Wives, sisters, mothers, daughters of firemen, who are active or retired,
are invited to join the organization. "We'll be having different activities
and fundraisers to help other people," Mena said.
Carbohydrates always needed
Low-carbohydrate diets may be all the rage but many dietitians warn that
skimping on this nutrient could rob your body of energy, especially during
"Carbohydrates are one of the basic nutrients that supply energy to
the body," said Dr. Rebecca Reeves, a registered dietician with Baylor
College of Medicine's Behavioral Medicine Research Center in Houston. "This
is the energy source the body looks for, and it is what it burns when a
person starts exercising."
The body transforms carbohydrates into glucose and transports it to
the cells for energy. Carbohydrates also replinish spent muscle-glycogen
stores. If your body is not well stocked, your workout could suffer.
To get the most of this energy source, choose complex carbohydrates
like dried beans and peas, whole grain foods, and cereals like oatmeal.
The duration and intensity of a workout will dictate carbohydrates needs.
Most recreational athletes need 50 to 55 percent of carlories from carbohydrates,
which is the same as the recommended daily intake for non-athletes. Elite
athletes, however, will require more.
The bottom line, says Reeves, is to remember that cutting carbohydrates
means cutting energy sources.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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