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Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Valentine's Day Benefit Dance set

A Valentine's Day Benefit Dance will be held from 8:30 p.m., until 12:30 a.m., at the Tumbleweed Inn, in Verhalen.

The event will benefit the F.E. Estrada Scholarship Fund.

Byron Bunce, will be the DJ for the special occasion and a $5 donation per person at the door will be charged.

Snacks will be served.

For donations call, Elia Estrada at 375-2380 or Annabel Coleman at 375-2580.

Lee makes Dean's List at Tech

More than 3,700 Texas Tech University students qualified for academic honors lists at the end of the fall semester.

Students on the President's List earned a 4.0 (A) grade point average while enrolled in 12 or more semester hours of class work. Students who earned 12 ore more hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 qualified for the Dean's List.

Area students making the honor rolls included, Stephen Quinn Lee of Pecos, who made the Dean's List. Lee is majoring in Chemistry.

Granado brothers complete training

Pvt. Arnulfo L. Granado, III has completed Basic Training for the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Ga.

While there he was awarded an expert medal for rifle and grenades weapons training. Pvt. Granado graduated Jan. 27, 2000. He is currently attending AIT training in San Antonio, at Fort Sam Houston. He is training for Medical Specialist.

Raul. L. Granado completed his Basic Training in the Marines at MCRD in San Diego, Calif. He was also awarded expert in rifles in the weapons division. Raul graduated Jan. 7, 2000. He continues his AIT training in weapons.

Arulfo is married to Erica Granado of Odessa.

He and Raul are the sons of Arnulfo and Mary Jane Granado, Jr., now living in Hereford are former Pecos residents. Younger siblings are Angel and Laura Granado.

Grandparents are Arnulfo and Ramona Granado, Sr. and Pedro and Fidencia Lopez, all of Pecos.

Ice is best bet for early treatment

Heat might sound more soothing, but applying ice to an injury is the best way to keep swelling to a minimum.

"Ice should be placed on the area immediately after the injury occurs," said Dr. Lon Castle, a sports medicine specialist at Baylor College of Medicine. "Heat actually increases the number of inflammatory cells in the injured tissue."

Ice should be applied two to three times a day, for 15-20 minute periods, as long as the area remains swollen. Castle warns, however, that applying ice improperly can actually do more harm than good. To avoid frostbite, place a thin cloth or other protective layer between the ice and your skin. Skin that is red, painful and tender to the touch could signal a problem.

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