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Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Hunter, Beeks announce church wedding

Roy and Susan Hunter announce the engagment and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Kay Lynn Hunter to Robert Lee

Beeks is the son of Robert D. Beeks of Abilene and Jeneen
Bolin of Harrison, Tenn.

The bride to be grew up in Pecos and attended Pecos schools.
She graduated from Permian High School in 1994 and will
graduate from McMurry University in Abilene with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in sociology on May 9. She is currently
employed at the McMurry library and MHMR. Her parents are
former longtime Pecos residents.

The future groom graduated from Clyde High School in 1995
and will graduate in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in
music education degree from McMurray University in Abilene.
He works in the McMurry music department and Aldersgate
Methodist Church.

The couple plan to wed May 16, at Aldersgate United
Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Wingert officiating.

Lifestyle changes help heart attack patients

Simple lifestyle changes can help people who have had a
heart attack get their cardiovascular system into shape.

"Moderate exercise and proper nutrition strengthen the heart
and improve overall fitness too," said Dr. Ryan Neal,
director of cardiac rehabilitation at Baylor College of
Medicine and The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

A 12-week cardiac rehabilitation program might include
aerobic exercise, muscle toning, nutritional instruction,
counseling and medical monitoring, with patients exercising
three times a week on treadmills, stationary bikes and
rowing machines. Each patient should be prescribed a unique
rehabilitation program based on the patient's level of

Teaching patients how to manage their heart condition and
prevent recurring heart attacks and coronary-artery disease
is a critical part of rehabilitation.

"Our ultimate goal is to help patients develop a
home-exercise program and lifestyle modification, including
stress management," Neal said. "In many cases, they can
return to or surpass their prior level of activity."

Neal said patients in good cardiovascular health feel and
look better and have a greater sense of well-being. "They
realize that heart disease doesn't have to limit their
potential and that exercise is a stepping stone to improving
their quality of life."

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