Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, June 6, 2000
MDA sponsors event in Pecos
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be in town to "incarcerate" it's
fine citizens and "volunteer" inmates will be raising money to help send
children with a muscle wasting disease to summer camp.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., June 14, at the Pecos
Community Center, 508 S. Oak.
For more information contact MDA-Midland, at 915-570-4970.
Rodriguez has eighth birthday
Donovan Rodriguez, Jr. celebrated his 8th birthday with a party
held in his honor at Maxey Park on May 28.
Friends and family, including his baby sister, Samantha were on hand
to help him celebrate.
Theme for the event was Pokemon.
Guests were served brisket, fajitas, potato and macaroni salad and Pokemon
Jr. received many gifts including Pokemon clothing, videos and Nintendo
64 Pokemon Stadium.
He is the son of Donny and Laura Rodriguez of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Johnny and MaryAnn Varela and Peter Maldonado.
Paternal grandparents are Charles and Gloria Waight and the late Panfilo
Pecosites net degrees at Tech
More than 2,000 students at Texas Tech University received degrees during
2000 spring commencement exercises.
Graduating students included, Stephen Quinn Lee, who earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Chemistry, Cum Laude and Randy Martinez Tercero, who
earned a Bachelor Science degree in Chemistry.
Water helps keep your body healthy
If your mental alertness, physical appearance, endurance and energy levels
aren't up to par, you might need more water.
"Most people need at least eight glasses of water each day," said Becky
Gorham, a research dietitian with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research
Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "But the amount of water
needed can be affected considerably by body size, activity level, altitude,
physical health, caffeine and alcohol consumption, air temperature, humidity
and the amount of fiber in the diet," she said.
Good hydration helps give skin a healthy look, cushions joints and prevent
constipation. On the other hand, poor hydration can impair physical performance
and mental alertness and increase the risk of kidney stones and other health
According to Gorham, signs of good hydration include:
· Urine that ranges from clear to straw-colored. Dark urine is
a sure indication of poor hyrdation.
· Regular urination. Healthy individuals should be able to urinate
every hour or so. Less than that suggests your body is desperately hanging
onto every drop of fluid it can.
· Regular bowel movements. Although certainly not the only factor
in bowel health, poor hydration can cause constipation.
To keep well-hydrated, never ignore thirst, limit caffeine and alcohol
use and get in the habit of drinking water, even when not thirsty, Gorham
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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