Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, July 10, 2000
West Park sponsors VBS
West Park Baptist Church has scheduled its annual Vacation Bible School
for July 24-28, said Rey Carreon, pastor.
Children ages 4 through school grade nine are invited to attend the
morning sessions from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Early birds video will be shown from 8 to 8:30 for those whose parents
need to drop them off on their way to work. Children who stay until 12
noon will have adult supervision.
Theme of the school is Ocean Odyssey, and classes in Bible, missions,
music, crafts and recreation will carry out the underwater theme. Snacks
will be served at mid-morning.
Carreon said that children who attended VBS last year were pleased with
their classes and have been asking when the school would be held this year.
"We hope everyone will mark these dates on their calendar now so nothing
will interfere," Carreon said.
Sotelo celebrates first birthday
Mark Anthony Sotelo celebrated his first birthday with a party held in
his honor at Maxey Park.
Theme for the event was Winnie the Pooh.
Guests enjoyed a water day with a slip `n slide, sprinklers and the
His favorite gift was a monster truck given to him by his brother, Jerrick.
Parents are Daniel and Maria H. Sotelo.
Grandparents are Damaso and Emilia Holguin.
ADHD can impact development
One out of 20 children develops some form of attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (AD/HD), according to Dr. Kevin Krull, a neuropsychologist with
the Learning Support Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. It
is the single most common disorder to affect children.
AD/HD is a brain-based disorder, which appears to have a heriditary
predisposition. Symptoms can last into adulthood but can be managed by
lifelong treatment or adjustment. Krull urges parents to visit a pediatrician
if they suspect their child is having difficulties with self-control, distractibility
or general attention problems.
"If AD/HD goes unrecognized or untreated it can seriously impact a child's
development," said Krull. "It can put children at risk for impaired socialization
skills, lower IQ, higher school dropout rates and an increased likelihood
of drug or alcohol abuse," he said.
Nasal plastic surgery can wait
Most medical textbooks advise postponing nasal plastic surgery until at
least the age of 16. But doctors are Texas Children's Hospital in Houston
say extreme cases can, and should, be handled with surgery during the preteen
and early teen-age years.
"It's our opinion and experience that nasal surgery should be done earlier
if the child has chronic nasal obstruction, deformities secondary to injury
or an excessively large or small nose," said Dr. Samuel Stal, chief of
plastic surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Children are extremely conscious of their physical differences, which
influences their self-image. As they become teens, they experience rapid
growth spurts and hormonal changes.
"The increased development of the face at this age also might increase
the prominent position of features, including the nose," said Stal. "This
can be a source of embarrassment for youngsters who consider their noses
to be abnormal," he said.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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