Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, March 16, 2000
Free checklist offered
Many parents find themselves frustrated and deeply concerned about their
child's lack of effort and motivation in school. Parents often know their
child has the potential to do better in school and are looking for help.
Now, a free checklist by Dr. Michael Whitley describes 18 characteristics
of an "underachiever" and can help detect their child's problems in school.
Whitley has also developed a special report entitled, "Why Smart Kids Make
Bad Grades" explaining why these problems exist.
The checklist and report are based on Whitley's over 20 years of counseling
parents of underachieving children. Dr. Whitley is a nationally known child
psychologist and hosted his own PBS special called, "The Discouraged Child."
To receive a free copy of the "underachiever" checklist and special
report by mail, send a long self-addressed stamped envelope to: Free Checklist,
2003 Hwy. 114, Suite #400, Trophy Club, Tx. 76262. To view the checklist
and report on their Web site go to www.underachievingchild.com.
Armstrong, Harrison plan April wedding
Mr. and Mrs. David Brantley announce the engagement and approaching marriage
of their daughter, Amy Armstrong to Peter Harrison.
Harrison is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Wade.
The couple plan to wed at 5 p.m., April 1, at Maxey Park.
A reception will be held at Sheriff's Posse Barn, following the wedding
The couple plan to make Oklahoma their home.
Lopez named Officer of Year at center
Joe Lopez is the 1999 Correctional Officer of the Year at the Reeves County
Lopez has been a Correctional Officer since March 14, 1997. His selection
was based on his exemplary performance, good work ethics and excellent
Lopez served as a Transportation Officer for most of the year and during
this period, his sacrifice and dedication shown in working long hours,
without complaint, contributed to his selection.
On two occasions, during inmate medical emergencies, Lopez has been
first to respond and perform CPR.
He is also a squad member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team
and Disturbance Control Team.
Lopez is married to Priscilla and is the proud father of three children.
He puts the needs of the organization above his own and is truly a valuable
asset to the Reeves County Detention Center.
"I sincerely would like to congratulate him on an outstanding performance,"
said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.
Cancer can be controlled through diet
According to the American Cancer Society, environmental factors may well
account for half of all cancers. While we cannot control some of these
factors, such as carcinogens in the environment, many of these factors
are directly under our control.
Evidence suggests that one-third of the 500,000 cancer deaths that occur
in the United States each year is due to dietary factors. Another third
are due to cigarette smoking. Therefore, eating well and not smoking cigarettes
are the most direct ways to cut your risk of dying from cancer. You can
make a different for yourself and your family.
Here are some guidelines set forth by the American Cancer Society for
1. Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. These can be
breads, cereals, grain products, rice, pasta, or beans.
2. Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
3. Limit your intake of high-fat foods, particularly from animal sources.
Limit your consumption of meats, especially high-fat meats.
4. Be physically active: achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Be at
least moderately active for 30 minutes or more on most days of the week.
5. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages, if you drink at all.
6. Avoid tobacco use.
These guidelines offer some of the best information currently available
on how to reduce your risk of cancer. For more information on cancer risk
reduction, please contact your county extension office.
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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