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Thursday, August 17, 2000

OC to offer weekend classes

Students interested in attending college classes on weekends may register for Odessa College's Weekend College 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 22-24, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25.

Weekend College courses parallel those offered in the regular term except they are compressed into a shorter time span. OC gives the classes full academic recognition, and both the time spent and the credit earned are equivalent to that of a regular session.

Classes offered in Session A are: Introduction to Computer Systems, Applied Psychology and Public Speaking. Classes meet six Saturdays: Aug. 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Introduction to Computer Systems is offered in Session B. Class meets on five Friday evenings: Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and five Saturdays: Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9 from 9 a.m. _ noon and 2-5 p.m.

New students _ those who have never attended college or have attended a college other than OC _ first should go to the Admissions Office in the Student Union Building, Room 205, to be admitted before they can register. They should bring an official transcript of the schools previously attended.

Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment is required at registration to qualify for Texas residency tuition rates.

For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432 or visit the Odessa College Web page at

Ornelas completes basic training

Justin Ross Ornelas completed basic training and participated in a naval graduation ceremony at the Navy Recruiting Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, on Aug. 4.

He is a 2000 graduate of Pecos High School.

Ornelas is currently in Pensacola, Fla., and will be stationed in Oklahoma.

He is the son of Yogi Ornelas of Pecos.

Grandparents are Elisa Ornelas and the late Jesus G. Ornelas of Pecos.

Reid retires after 26 years of teaching

Martha Slack Reid retired from teaching the second grade at Ripley Elementary School in Ripley, Mississippi, at the end of the 2000 school year.

She had taught at Ripley Elementary School for 26 years and had seen several of her students graduate from high school.

Reid received her degree from Blue Mountain College and did her graduate work through Mississippi State, University of Mississippi and Mississippi College.

She was born in Pecos, and because her grandmother attended Blue Mountain College in 1915, she wanted to attend Blue Mountain College.

Her honors this year include, being in the 6th Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2000. The edition will be available in October. She received the Outstanding Teacher of The Year Award, and the school yearbook was dedicated to her this year.

She was honored with several parties on her retirement. She received a silver tray at a dinner party and a roast in her honor.

Her assistant teacher gave her a party in her room and presented her with a beautiful album with photos. The second grade teachers took her out to lunch and presented her with gifts. Her former principal, Regina Gandy, and Sherri Hudspeth gave a party in her honor.

Reid stated that now that she is retired from teaching she plans to travel and visit her mother in Pecos. Her mother has cancer and Reid feels that she needs to be able to spend more time with her.

Reid is married to John Reid, who is self-employed in Internet computer marketing. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is a student at Mississippi State University where she is majoring in International Marketing and Business with a minor in French. They have a son and daughter-in-law, John Frank and Heather. John Frank is employed with his father in the Internet computer marketing. Heather is an RN at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Reid is the daughter of Sis and Walter Holcombe of Pecos and the late T.C. Slack.

Beef can be part of healthy diet

You don't have to say bye-bye to beef to maintain a heart-healthy diet.

"We've found that it's okay to include meat in your diet as long as it is lean," said Lynne Scott, director of the Diet Modification Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

To be considered lean, three ounces of cooked meat should have less than nine grams of fat. Scott suggests choosing cuts that have most of the fat trimmed. Cuts with the word "loin," such as tenderloin, top loin and sirloin, are usually leaner choices. The grade of meat is also important. "Select" is the leanest grade, followed by "choice" and "prime," which is the highest in fat.

In addition, it's important to grill, broil or roast the meat. Do not use fat, like butter or shortening, when cooking and trim any visible fat.

Washing food is healthy habit

Thoroughly washing raw fruits and vegetables before you eat them can help you avoid a serious illness.

"Unwashed fruits and vegetables are loaded with things that can make you sick," said Dr. Herbert DuPont, an infectious disease expert with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Be wary of imported fruits and vegetables some countries use human waste as fertilizer. DuPont recommends soaking these items in soap and water, washing them carefully, then rinsing them in hot water.

Food poisoning, chronic diarrhea, and in some cases hepatitis are some of the illnesses a person might contract from eating unwashed fruits and vegetables.

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