Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, September 25, 2000
Special exhibits on display at OC
Odessa College art students' recent works are on display at Student Art
Space, OC's new exhibition area for student art, in Sedate Hall, Room 111.
The exhibits "Design a Meal" and "Cubism" will be on display 9 a.m.-3
p.m., Monday-Thursday, until Thursday, Oct. 5.
For more information, contact Professor of art Barry Phillips the Elder
Orona has second birthday party
A second birthday party was held in honor of Elyzabeth Hope Orona on Sept.
16, at Maxey Park.
A Blue's Clues party was given by her parents, Florence Polanco and
The cake was given to her by her godparents, Anthony and Jennifer Baeza.
Her favorite gifts were a Cozy Coupe Car and Activity Desk.
The party was attended by many friends and family.
Elyzabeth has one brother, Javier E. Orona.
Maternal grandparents are Seferina T. Polanco and Mike Polanco.
Paternal grandparents are Tomasa Orona and the late Jose Orona.
Preteens need to boost calcium intake
When it comes to the beverage of choice, too many girls are choosing soft
drinks instead of milk an may be suffering significant consequences as
"The dietary choices girls make when they are in their preteens and
teens can have a profound impact years later," said Dr. Kathleen Motil,
a gastroenterology and nutrition specialist at Texas Children's Hospital
in Houston. "Girls should consume 1,300 mg of calcium a day and engage
in weight-bearing activities such as walking or jogging to build and maintain
To increase calcium intake, experiment with low-fat cheeses, yogurt
and milk in food preparation, select calcium-fortified juices and products
and include high-calcium vegetables such as broccoli. Calcium supplements
also may be helpful for girls who do not receive enough calcium from dietary
Simple tips can keep kids healthy
Keeping children healthy during the school year can seem like an impossible
feat, but parents can take steps to decrease those inevitable sick days,
according to Dr. Nancy Kelly, a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital
"One of the best things parents can do is to ensure their children receive
recommended immunizations and have regular checkups," Kelly said. "Parents
also can make sure children get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals and
maintain a balanced schedule that allows time for study, household responsibilities
and recreational or sports activities."
When children are at school, remind them to wash their hands often.
Tell them never to share combs, hats or hair accessories to reduce exposure
to head lice. Instruct your child not to sit close to classmates who are
coughing or sneezing.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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