Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Study club plans meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for
an Arts Department Program with department chairman, Paula Fuller in charge.
The First United Methodist Church is the meeting site.
The program, "Quilting _ A Folk Art," will be presented by Rosie Arnold
of Pecos, an accomplished quilter.
Roll call will be answered by the naming or showing of a quilt pattern.
The thought-quote for the gathering is _ "All that is good in Art is the
expression of one soul talking to another, and is precious according to
the greatness of the soul that utters it."
Project emphasis for this bi-monthly meting is the maintenance of the
West of the Pecos Museum Bridal Suite and contributions to the West of
the Pecos Mueum.
Pearl Gustafson and Margie Williamson will serve as hostesses.
Natividad nets Master's degree
Tarleton State University conducted two commencement exercises on Friday,
Aug. 11, in Wisdom Gym in the Health and Physical Education Complex on
Commencement speakers for the summer exercise included Dr. Marshall
Hill, Assistant Commissioner for University and Health Related Institutions
for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Dr. Wright L. Lassiter,
Jr., President of El Centro College in Dallas. Greetings from The Texas
A&M University System were delivered by Anne Armstrong of Kenedy County,
a member of the TAMUS Board of Regents.
Tarleton President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe introduced nine students who
were honored as Departmental Outstanding Graduates for the summer 2000
exercises. Departmental Outstanding Graduates are selected by the administrators
and faculty from their major departments based on academic excellence and
Pecos native Abel R. Natividad was one of the recent graduates from
Tarleton. Natividad received a Masters in Criminal Justice degree.
Fiber guidelines for children
"Age + 5," is a dietitian's rule of thumb for the daily fiber needs of
children ages 3 to 18, say nutritionists at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition
Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
"To calculate a child's daily fiber requirements, add the child's age
to the number five," said Dr. Karen Cullen. For example, an 8-year-old
needs 13 grams of fiber a day.
Eating the recommended minimum five or more servings of fruit and vegetables
and one or more serving of whole-grain food each day is a healthy way for
kids get all the fiber they need.
Other fiber-filled tips include:
· Look for the word "whole" before the name of the grain on food
labels and ingredient lists. Some brown-hued breads are simply white bread
· Leave the peeler in the drawer when preparing potatoes.
· Served blended fresh, canned or frozen fruit as smoothies.
· Keep ready-to-eat "dip-able" vegetables on child-accessible
shelves in the refrigerator.
· Toss extra vegetables and into soups. Sprinkle beans or lentils
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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