Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, October 9, 2000
Bake sale planned
The Friends of the Museum is having their Annual Bake Sale beginning at
9:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 13.
A great assortment of delicious baked goods will be available for sale.
Come early for best selections. Proceeds will go to support the West
of the Pecos Museum.
OC offers special session of classes
Odessa College is offering a special session of eight-week classes. Registration
will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Oct. 9-12, and 8 a.m.-noon Friday,
Most classes start Monday, Oct. 16.
The eight-week 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.
Courses offered are Art Appreciation, Administering Microsoft Windows
NT, PC Operating Systems-Windows, Intro to Computer Systems, American Regional
Cuisine, Intermediate Food Preparation, Advanced Pastry Shop, Composition
and Literature, Survey of British Literature I, Survey of World Literature
II, Electrical Test Prep-Master, Intro to Keyboarding, Photography II,
Portraiture II and Introduction to Psychology.
To speed up the registration process, new students are urged to submit
an application for admission prior to registration. Applications are available
in the OC catalog and from the OC Admissions Office and Web site.
Students may arrange to pay tuition with a short-term loan that requires
a 10 percent down payment and a $15 fee.
Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment
is required at registration to qualify for Texas resident tuition rates.
All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and TASP scores.
For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432
or visit the Odessa College Web site at http://www.odessa.edu.
Signs help detect fatal genetic disease
Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United
States _ affecting more than 30,000 children and young adults.
According to Dr. Peter Hiatt, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center
at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the disorder causes the body to
produce thick, sticky mucus impacting the normal functioning of the lungs
"The most common symptoms include salty skin; persistent coughing, wheezing
or pneumonia; and excessive appetite but poor weight gain," Hiatt said.
The standard diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis is a simple and painless
test called a sweat test which measures the amount of salt in sweat. Parents
who suspect their child may have cystic fibrosis should contact a physician
immediately for an evaluation.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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