Colored Rock Map of Texas at I-20 in Pecos, Click for Travel Guide

Pecos Enterprise


Pecos Country History
Archive 62
Archive 74
Archive 87
1987 Tornado Photos
Rodeo Photos 88
Archive 95
Archive 96
Archive 97
News Photos 1997
Rodeo Photos 97
Archive 98
News Photos 1998
Rodeo Photos 98
Parade Photos 98
Archive 99
Photos 99
Archive 2000
Photos 2000

Area Newspapers


Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas


Tuesday, April 4, 2000

Quick TASP Test planned

A Quick TASP Test will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 29, at the Crockett Middle School Cafeteria.

Material needed for testing include two sharpened #2 pencils and a driver's license/ID card.

Register by mail or stop by the Pecos Community College Center of Odessa College on Monday, April 24, from 4-5 p.m., at 320 S. Oak, Suite 4.

A check or money order of $29, will be required during registration.

Lozano named employee of month

Shonah Lozano has been selected as Employee of the Month for February at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Lozano has been employed at the RCDC as a Licensed Vocation Nurse since Feb. 15, 1999.

She performs a wide range of assignments, along with maintaining a high level of medical service, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.

"She handles the medical technician responsibilities in addition to her normal nursing obligations," said Franco.

"Shonah's performance during this rating period has been exceptional in all areas especially in responding to medical emergency situations," he said.

She is an employee who can perform any assignment with the highest level of competence, always looking for new ways to improve the medical service of the institution.

Lozano is married to Fred Lozano and the is proud mother of two children.

"I commend Mrs. Lozano for her devotion to duty and wish her continued success in her career with the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.

Good posture is important

When it comes to computers, most parents are concerned with what their children are doing, how they are doing it. But children, like adults, should employ good posture and technique and use workstations that are properly set up.

Here are some recommendations from Dr. Adrienne Tilbor, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

When setting up the computer, make sure the keyboard is in line with the monitor toavoid twisting the body or turning the head. Light should be adequate without creating a glare on the screen. Your child should be able to look at the screen without raising or lowering his or head.

Good posture is also important. Get your child a chair that helps him or her maintain an erect spine. When using the keypad or mouse, wrists should not arch up or rest on the pad.

Set time limits when using the computer and remind your child to periodically look away from the screen to give the eyes a rest.

Skateboarding can be hazardous

Children under 15 are most susceptible to skateboard injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Sprains, fractures, bruises and cuts are the most common injuries.

Before your child takes off, make sure he or she is outfitted with a helmet, slip-resistant shoes and padded clothing to reduce the severity of injuries. Check the board for hazards and defects such as loose parts or cracked wheels. Restrict skateboarding to safe areas with smooth riding surfaces. Children should never ride with or around motor vehicles.

"Learning how to fall can help prevent serious injuries," said Dr. Joseph Chorley, a sports medicine specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. "It's best to crouch down on the board and roll off, rather than using the hands and arms to absorb the fall," he said.

Search Entire Site:

Pecos Enterprise
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

Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.

Copyright 2000 by Pecos Enterprise