Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, August 17, 2000
OC to offer weekend classes
Students interested in attending college classes on weekends may register
for Odessa College's Weekend College 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday,
Aug. 22-24, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25.
Weekend College courses parallel those offered in the regular term except
they are compressed into a shorter time span. OC gives the classes full
academic recognition, and both the time spent and the credit earned are
equivalent to that of a regular session.
Classes offered in Session A are: Introduction to Computer Systems,
Applied Psychology and Public Speaking. Classes meet six Saturdays: Aug.
26; Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
Introduction to Computer Systems is offered in Session B. Class meets
on five Friday evenings: Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.;
and five Saturdays: Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9 from 9 a.m. _ noon and 2-5
New students _ those who have never attended college or have attended
a college other than OC _ first should go to the Admissions Office in the
Student Union Building, Room 205, to be admitted before they can register.
They should bring an official transcript of the schools previously attended.
Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment
is required at registration to qualify for Texas residency tuition rates.
For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432
or visit the Odessa College Web page at http://www.odessa.edu.
Ornelas completes basic training
Justin Ross Ornelas completed basic training and participated in a naval
graduation ceremony at the Navy Recruiting Training Command in Great Lakes,
Illinois, on Aug. 4.
He is a 2000 graduate of Pecos High School.
Ornelas is currently in Pensacola, Fla., and will be stationed in Oklahoma.
He is the son of Yogi Ornelas of Pecos.
Grandparents are Elisa Ornelas and the late Jesus G. Ornelas of Pecos.
Reid retires after 26 years of teaching
Martha Slack Reid retired from teaching the second grade at Ripley Elementary
School in Ripley, Mississippi, at the end of the 2000 school year.
She had taught at Ripley Elementary School for 26 years and had seen
several of her students graduate from high school.
Reid received her degree from Blue Mountain College and did her graduate
work through Mississippi State, University of Mississippi and Mississippi
She was born in Pecos, and because her grandmother attended Blue Mountain
College in 1915, she wanted to attend Blue Mountain College.
Her honors this year include, being in the 6th Edition of
Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2000. The edition will be available
in October. She received the Outstanding Teacher of The Year Award, and
the school yearbook was dedicated to her this year.
She was honored with several parties on her retirement. She received
a silver tray at a dinner party and a roast in her honor.
Her assistant teacher gave her a party in her room and presented her
with a beautiful album with photos. The second grade teachers took her
out to lunch and presented her with gifts. Her former principal, Regina
Gandy, and Sherri Hudspeth gave a party in her honor.
Reid stated that now that she is retired from teaching she plans to
travel and visit her mother in Pecos. Her mother has cancer and Reid feels
that she needs to be able to spend more time with her.
Reid is married to John Reid, who is self-employed in Internet computer
marketing. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is a student at Mississippi
State University where she is majoring in International Marketing and Business
with a minor in French. They have a son and daughter-in-law, John Frank
and Heather. John Frank is employed with his father in the Internet computer
marketing. Heather is an RN at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Reid is the daughter of Sis and Walter Holcombe of Pecos and the late
Beef can be part of healthy diet
You don't have to say bye-bye to beef to maintain a heart-healthy diet.
"We've found that it's okay to include meat in your diet as long as
it is lean," said Lynne Scott, director of the Diet Modification Clinic
at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
To be considered lean, three ounces of cooked meat should have less
than nine grams of fat. Scott suggests choosing cuts that have most of
the fat trimmed. Cuts with the word "loin," such as tenderloin, top loin
and sirloin, are usually leaner choices. The grade of meat is also important.
"Select" is the leanest grade, followed by "choice" and "prime," which
is the highest in fat.
In addition, it's important to grill, broil or roast the meat. Do not
use fat, like butter or shortening, when cooking and trim any visible fat.
Washing food is healthy habit
Thoroughly washing raw fruits and vegetables before you eat them can help
you avoid a serious illness.
"Unwashed fruits and vegetables are loaded with things that can make
you sick," said Dr. Herbert DuPont, an infectious disease expert with Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston.
Be wary of imported fruits and vegetables some countries use human waste
as fertilizer. DuPont recommends soaking these items in soap and water,
washing them carefully, then rinsing them in hot water.
Food poisoning, chronic diarrhea, and in some cases hepatitis are some
of the illnesses a person might contract from eating unwashed fruits and
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