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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, January 14, 2000
Scholarship deadline set
High School students with a grade point average of `B' or better and college
students with a GPA of `B+' or better are eligible for a $1,000 college
scholarship (U.S. citizens only). All requests for applications must include
the following: student's name, permanent home address, city, state, zip
code, name of current high school or college, approximate GPA, and year
in school during the 1999-2000 academic year.
To receive an application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , paper mail Educational
Communications Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5012, Lake Forest, IL 60045-5012,
or fax 847-295-3972. Requests must be received by March 16, 2000.
Applications will be fulfilled by mail only, on or about April 7, 2000.
Two hundred and fifty winnes will be selected on the basis of academic
performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and some consideration
for financial need. A total of $250,000 will be awarded.
Herrera arrives in Germany for duty
Army Pvt. Adrian M. Herrera arrived for duty at the Vilseck-Grafenwoehr
Military Community in Germany.
Herrera is an armor crewman assigned in Vilseck.
He is the son of Alfredo G. and Hazel A. Herrera of Pecos.
The private is a 1999 graduate of Pecos High School.
Eating a Folate diet is helpful
Eating a diet filled with plenty of folate will help mothers-to-be build
a good defense against birth defects.
"Folate is a water-soluble vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects,
of which, spina bifida is the most common," said Joan Carter, a dietitian
with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College
of Medicine in Houston. "If a woman has plenty of folate in her body at
the time of conception, she can reduce the risk of delivering a child with
a neural tube defect by 50 to 70 percent."
Mothers-to-be are encouraged to consume at least 400 micrograms of folate
a day. Folate can be found in orange juice, lentils, black and pinto beans,
spinach, asparagus and broccoli.
Parents need to think of children
Parents who are divorced need to put aside their differences for the sake
of the children,.
"Parents need to keep their feelings about one another to themselves
and look at life from the child's point of view," said Dr. Jennifer Hays
with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
When parents scream and yell and criticize each other, they not only
hurt the child's love to the other parent, they are also indirectly criticizing
the child. Hays says it's important to reassure children the divorce was
not their fault, that both parents will always be there for them, that
both parents love them, and that things will get better with time.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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