Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, December 7, 2000
Quilt workshop planned
A Quilt Workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1-3 p.m.,
on Saturday, Dec. 16.
The workshop will be held at the Reeves County Extension Office.
Bring that quilt you haven't finished, your own lunch and a friend (if
they have the time to spare).
Tips help survive holiday stress
Although the holidays are known for bringing people together in the spirit
of joy, cheer and goodwill, they are also recognized as the most hectic time
of the year. People are rushing to get somewhere and then are stuck in long
lines to buy presents, food for the holiday meal or just to get to their
final destination. It's no wonder that frustration and tension are becoming
synonyms for year-end celebrations.
It happens to the best of us. Nonetheless, it is important to practice
safety when you're behind the wheel. Stressed drivers with sore feet and
spent pockets can lead to a holiday tragedy, when not concentrating on the
task at hand. Progressive Insurance provides these tips to all commuters
out on the roadways this season.
Going to grandma's house:
It's best to leave early, allowing more time to reach your destination.
Make sure everyone has had something to eat and drink before a long drive.
Hungry or thirsty passengers can elevate stress levels when you're stuck
Do not speed, it causes stress for you and other drivers, more so when
roads are congested.
Wear your walking shoes. Wherever you go, you will probably have a long
hike from your parking spot.
Expect crowds. You can try to dodge some of this by shopping during non-peak
hours, such as weekdays.
Don't weigh yourself down with packages. Make trips to the car to store
your purchases safely in your trunk.
Parties should be approached responsibly:
Appoint a designated driver and keep an eye on him or her.
Inquire about office policies providing car or cab service for employees
attending a company affair. Taking a cab can be the best investment you can
make for yourself and others.
Attend gatherings that offer a safe ride home.
Never drink and drive.
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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