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Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Training center to offer program

Pecos Technical Training Center of Odessa College, Continuing Education Department will offer a Nurse Assistant Training Program.

Students can register before Aug. 15, at the Pecos Technical Training Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Bible school featured stories, puppet shows

Sixteen children attended a day-long Vacation Bible School on Aug. 12 that was hosted by First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches of Pecos.

The children were divided into two groups. The younger ones, from age 4 through third grade, were led by Terri Spence and Audre Schiller. Fourth through sixth graders were led by Karen Hill.

Each group learned a Bible story, made puppets, and presented a puppet show of their story to parents and friends in the afternoon. Both stories were about faith and courage, and the power of God. The younger group learned about Daniel in the Lion's Den, and the older children learned about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace.

Those attending Vacation Bible School enjoyed a pizza luncheon as well as refreshments after their presentations. Kevin and Cindy Duke provided games, and children also enjoyed a sing-a-long led by youth.

Youth from both churches assisted in crafts, refreshments and in making background "scenery" for the puppet shows. Youth helpers were Kattie Davis, Ashley Horsburgh, Bill Moody, Jeffrey Seaman, Lindsey Shaw and Shanna Tredaway. Karen Oglesby helped with the youth activities.

Breakfast helps kids behavior

Making sure kids eat breakfast could mean fewer behavior problems in school.

"Hungry children have more difficulty concentrating and are more likely to be described as depressed, anxious, fidgety, or irritable by parents and teachers," said Dr. Debbie Demory-Luce, a registered dietitian with the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center.

They also have more trouble thinking clearly, suffer more fatigue, and are more likely toe end up in the nurse's office complaining of tummy aches and dizziness.

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