Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Pecosites net degrees at OC
Omar Salgado and Amy Chabarria received an Associate of Arts Degree in
General Studies from Odessa College during Spring Commencement held at 7
p.m., Friday May 11, in the OC Sports Center.
The ceremony honored 179 graduates. Odessa College President Dr. Vance
Gipson delivered the commencement address.
Omar is the son of Rene and Lorenza Salgado and graduated from Pecos High
School in May 2000.
Amy is the daughter of Benny and Becky Chabarria and graduated from Pecos
High School in May 2000.
They will both continue their education at the University of Texas at
the Permian Basin where they will pursue a Bachelor Degree in education.
Summer course offered at OC
Odessa College photography professor Steve Goff will teach two courses
for the New Mexico Photography Field School this summer.
The Possibilities of Format: Making Photographs With Large, Medium and
Panoramic Cameras (June 4-10) will explore the uniqueness of large, medium
and panoramic camera formats as they can be applied to creative photography.
Daily field trips will include exploring the possibilities of camera format
while making pictures of exceptional locations and peoples in northern New
Photographing Enchantment: A Joint Workshop With the Texas Photographic
Society (July 23-29), is open to non-TPS members. The goal of this workshop
is to understand and portray the power and magic of northern New Mexico,
an amazing place that continues to draw artists from all over the world.
Fee for each workshop is $745, plus New Mexico sales tax.
For details, contact the New Mexico Photography Field School at 505-983-2934
(firstname.lastname@example.org and www.photofieldschool.com).
Ordinary foods provide benefits
Children who drench their food with ketchup may be on to something. Ketchup
and other tomato products are part of a group called functional foods.
This new category encompasses common, as well as fortified and enhanced
foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition.
"Research is discovering new beneficial compounds in ordinary foods every
day," said Claudia Conkin, a registered dietitian and director of food and
nutrition services at Texas Children's Hospital. "As families focus on providing
health meals for their children, they need to realize what is added to meal
plans may be more important than what is eliminated," she said.
Although the advantages of functional foods may not be realized until
later in life, introducing these healthy foods at an early age can have long-term
benefits, some of which are unknown today, Conkin added.
Here are some examples of functional foods:
· Tomato products, such as fresh tomatoes, spaghetti sauce
and picante sauce, contain lycopene, which reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
· Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta glucan that helps
to reduce cholesterol.
· Purple grape juice provides polyphenolic compounds that promote
healthy cardiovascular system.
· Fruits and vegetables are important because of the various
phytochemicals that reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
· Juices fortified with calcium reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Functional foods can be incorporated into meal plans quickly and easily
to meet individual preferences, nutritional needs and active lifestyles,
· Color your plate. Many compounds that give food their rich
color are the same nutrients or compounds that offer functional benefits.
For example, carotene makes carrots orange and neutralizes free radicals,
the oxidants that damage cells and tissues.
· Go for the whole. Whole fruits, vegetables and grains have
plenty of vitamins and minerals and are packed with heart-healthy fiber.
· Be adventurous. A families' horizons and palates can be expanded
by experimenting with a variety of foods and preparation methods.
"No single food can provide all the nutrients needed for optional health,"
said Conkin. "The American Dietitic Association reminds parents they can
provide a healthy eating," she said.
Shrimp Festival planned in Balmorhea
The 1st Annual Shrimp Cookoff and Festival will be held on
Saturday, May 26, in Balmorhea.
For more information contact Pat Brijalba, 915-375-2323; Norman Roman,
915-375-2206, after 5 p.m., or Kelly Rowden, at 915-375-1119.
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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