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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Parent's Night Planned
An Eighth Grade Parent's Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., today at the
Pecos High School Cafeteria.
Topics will be: course recommendations, high school graduation requirements,
programs at Pecos High School (earn high school and college credit) and
three graduation plans.
The seminar will be sponsored by the high school counselors, Eva Arriola
and Pat Cobos.
Solis, Connolly announce February wedding plans
Tony Solis of Laredo, along with Karen and Don Horn of Chickasha, announce
the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristi Michelle
Solis, to 2nd Lt. Jon Patrick Connolly, son of Stephen and Lisa
Connolly of Granite City, Ill. and Janna Connolly of Marlow.
The bride-elect's maternal grandparents are the late Leroy and Sue Carpenter
of Snyder. Her paternal grandparents are Gilbert and Socorro Solis of Pecos.
The prospective bridegroom's grandparents are Lucille Kocher and the
late Raymond Kocher of Portland. His paternal grandparents are William
and Virginia Connolly of Granite City, Ill.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Chickasha High School and is currently
employed at Aggreko of Chickasha.
The prospective bridegroom is a 1996 graduate of Marlow High School
and is also a 1999 graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
where he received a bachelor's degree in political science. Jon is a 2nd
Lt. in the United States Marine Corps and is currently employed as a lieutenant
at the Grady County Sheriff's Office for the Community Corrections Program.
The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 3:30 p.m.,
at Holy Name Catholic Church of Chickasha. All friends and family are invited.
Gene mutation doesn't always mean disease
Although hereditary genetic diseases can occur when a defective gene is
passed from parent to child, having a gene mutation doesn't always mean
someone will develop the disease.
"It's important to talk to a genetic counselor or a clinical geneticist
about the pattenr of inheritance in your family," said Dr. Raye Lynn Alford,
a genetic researcher in otorhinolaryngology at Houston's Baylor College
of Medicine. "It is vital to know which family members have been affected
to determine who else might be at risk for inheriting or developing a particular
Some genetic diseases, like myotonic dystrophy and Huntington's disease,
are dominant, which means some form of the disorder occurs if someone has
inherited a mutation in a single gene. Other's such as cystic fibrosis
and Tay-Sachs disease, are recessive. They develop if someone inherits
two mutated genes. If someone has one gene mutation for a recessive disease
but the other copy of the gene is normal, they won't develop symptoms.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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