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Wednesday, January 5, 2000

Athletic boosters plan meeting

The Pecos Athletic Boosters will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in the Pecos High School Cafeteria.

New members are always welcome and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Mitchell nets BS degree

Mary Denise Rodriguez-Mitchell of Fort Bragg, NC received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Methodist College, Dec. 17.

Methodist is a four-year liberal arts college now serving 1,967 students.

Ladies auxiliary plans activities

The Pecos Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary met recently and elected new officers for the 1999-2000 year.

Serving as president of that organization is Tencha Mena; vice president, Anita Ybarra; secretary, Hermelinda Prieto; treasurer, Gloria Gomez; chaplain, Trina Mena; parliamentarian, Lisa Lara and reporter, Hilda Mendoza.

"We want to introduce these ladies to the community, officers for the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxliariary," said president Tencha Mena.

"We want to also invite all the wives of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department to join in with us," she said.

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 17, at 1212 S. Hickory.

"We are an organization to help the community when help is needed," said Mena.

During the Christmas holidays, the group helped out a less fortunate family with clothing and personal necessities and plan to have more fundraisers to help out more families in the community.

"We are here to help out and lend a helping hand in times when needed," said Mena.

Mena stated that this is a small community and everyone knows the families. That are less fortunate that others. "This is one of the reasons we organized this auxiliary," she said.

Wives, sisters, mothers, daughters of firemen, who are active or retired, are invited to join the organization. "We'll be having different activities and fundraisers to help other people," Mena said.

Carbohydrates always needed

Low-carbohydrate diets may be all the rage but many dietitians warn that skimping on this nutrient could rob your body of energy, especially during exercise.

"Carbohydrates are one of the basic nutrients that supply energy to the body," said Dr. Rebecca Reeves, a registered dietician with Baylor College of Medicine's Behavioral Medicine Research Center in Houston. "This is the energy source the body looks for, and it is what it burns when a person starts exercising."

The body transforms carbohydrates into glucose and transports it to the cells for energy. Carbohydrates also replinish spent muscle-glycogen stores. If your body is not well stocked, your workout could suffer.

To get the most of this energy source, choose complex carbohydrates like dried beans and peas, whole grain foods, and cereals like oatmeal.

The duration and intensity of a workout will dictate carbohydrates needs. Most recreational athletes need 50 to 55 percent of carlories from carbohydrates, which is the same as the recommended daily intake for non-athletes. Elite athletes, however, will require more.

The bottom line, says Reeves, is to remember that cutting carbohydrates means cutting energy sources.

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