Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, July 24, 1998
Birthday group celebrates
Several people celebrated their birthdays at the Pecos
Senior Center recently with a birthday cake, punch,
games and fun. Those celebrating a birthday in July at
the center included, Elizabeth Schmidt, Estella
Villareal, Ruby Jenson, Beatrice Ray, Levi Garrett and
Qualah Jo Silvers.
Griffis joins U.S. Navy
John Allen Griffis II has recently been inducted into the
U.S. Navy and is now stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.
He is the son of Jesse Griffis of Ft. Davis and the grandson
of John Allen and Clara Griffis of Pecos.
He is a 1998 graduate of Ft. Davis High School.
Drinks help children not dehydrate
The summer heat can leave children dehydrated, especially if
they are active.
"Kids can become dehydrated very quickly in the sweltering
heat," said Dr. Robert Shulman at the USDA/ARS Children's
Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in
Houston. "The best thing to do is to fill kids up with
plenty of water before they go outside to play."
Shulman says in addition to water, sports drinks and fruit
juices are also good to give children in moderation. It is
best to stay away from drinks that contain high levels of
caffeine. Caffeine is known to increase the flow of urine,
so instead of replenishing the body, it can contribute to
"Dehydration can cause a child to become dizzy or drowsy,
develop headaches and a dry mouth, and in severe cases
become unconscious," said Shulman, a professor of pediatrics
at Baylor and director of the nutritional support team at
Texas Children's Hospital.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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