Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Quick TASP Test planned
A Quick TASP Test will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Saturday,
April 29, at the Crockett Middle School Cafeteria.
Material needed for testing include two sharpened #2 pencils and a driver's
Register by mail or stop by the Pecos Community College Center of Odessa
College on Monday, April 24, from 4-5 p.m., at 320 S. Oak, Suite 4.
A check or money order of $29, will be required during registration.
Lozano named employee of month
Shonah Lozano has been selected as Employee of the Month for February at
the Reeves County Detention Center.
Lozano has been employed at the RCDC as a Licensed Vocation Nurse since
Feb. 15, 1999.
She performs a wide range of assignments, along with maintaining a high
level of medical service, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.
"She handles the medical technician responsibilities in addition to
her normal nursing obligations," said Franco.
"Shonah's performance during this rating period has been exceptional
in all areas especially in responding to medical emergency situations,"
She is an employee who can perform any assignment with the highest level
of competence, always looking for new ways to improve the medical service
of the institution.
Lozano is married to Fred Lozano and the is proud mother of two children.
"I commend Mrs. Lozano for her devotion to duty and wish her continued
success in her career with the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.
Good posture is important
When it comes to computers, most parents are concerned with what their
children are doing, how they are doing it. But children, like adults, should
employ good posture and technique and use workstations that are properly
Here are some recommendations from Dr. Adrienne Tilbor, a physical medicine
and rehabilitation specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
When setting up the computer, make sure the keyboard is in line with
the monitor toavoid twisting the body or turning the head. Light should
be adequate without creating a glare on the screen. Your child should be
able to look at the screen without raising or lowering his or head.
Good posture is also important. Get your child a chair that helps him
or her maintain an erect spine. When using the keypad or mouse, wrists
should not arch up or rest on the pad.
Set time limits when using the computer and remind your child to periodically
look away from the screen to give the eyes a rest.
Skateboarding can be hazardous
Children under 15 are most susceptible to skateboard injuries, according
to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Sprains, fractures, bruises
and cuts are the most common injuries.
Before your child takes off, make sure he or she is outfitted with a
helmet, slip-resistant shoes and padded clothing to reduce the severity
of injuries. Check the board for hazards and defects such as loose parts
or cracked wheels. Restrict skateboarding to safe areas with smooth riding
surfaces. Children should never ride with or around motor vehicles.
"Learning how to fall can help prevent serious injuries," said Dr. Joseph
Chorley, a sports medicine specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
"It's best to crouch down on the board and roll off, rather than using
the hands and arms to absorb the fall," he said.
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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