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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, November 10, 2000
Tarango wins bike in contest
Marissa Tarango, of Pecos, was the winner of a bike recently. Sara Drainer,
safety manager and Christine Anderson, manager of Sam's in Odessa presented
the bike to Tarango, which she won during an art contest held at the store.
The drawing had to be on safety and the winner was awarded a bike.
Carr academic applications accepted at ASU
Applications from high school seniors are being accepted by Angelo State
University for Carr Academic Scholarships for 2001-2002.
Over 300 Carr Academic Scholarships for 2001-2002, ranging in value
from $1,500 to $6,000, are available to qualified high school seniors.
During the current year nearly 1,000 students from throughout Texas and
the nation, as well as numerous foreign countries, are attending Angelo
State University on Carr Academic Scholarships.
In order to be eligible, students must normally be in the top 15 percent
of their high school class, and present a combined math and verbal score
of 1140 or higher on the SAT1 or a composite score of 25 or higher on the
Enhanced ACT Assessment. Financial need is also a criterion for selection.
Supported by a growing $49 million trust established by the late Robert
G. and Nora K. Carr of San Angelo, the undergraduate scholarships may be
renewed annually by the University for students who maintain the required
academic record and personal standards.
The priority deadline for submitting applications and all supporting
materials is Feb. 1, 2001, although completed applications from outstanding
students may be considered up until June 1, 2001, to the extent that funds
are still available.
Application materials and information regarding the Carr Academic Scholarships
can be obtained by contacting or writing to: Financial Aid Office, San
Angelo State University, Box 11015, ASU Station, San Angelo, Tx. 76909
or call 915-942-2246 or toll free 1-800-933-6299. Additional information
and the application form are available through the Angelo State University
web site on the Internet at http://www.angelo.edu.
Fitting in child's physical schedule
Time is precious and finding time to raise healthy, active kids can seem
like a challenge. But according to Dr. Pat Vehrs, exercise physiologist
and director of the Texas Children's Hospital Wellness Center in Houston,
encouraging activity in kids is not so much a matter of time as a matter
"Parents who are trying to instill healthy, active lifestyles for their
kids need to be committed to that idea," he said. "It only takes about
30 to 40 minutes a day for parents to encourage physical activity in their
As a guideline, kids should be physically active as a part of school,
play and chores at least five days a week, said Vehrs. In addition, vigorous
physical activity should be encouraged at least two to three days a week.
Parents can help by being flexible, providing resources, planning noncompetitive
activities, serving healthy foods and becoming actively involved.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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