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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 cake.

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 Rodriguez.

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 problems.

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 said.

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