Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Open House planned
Open House will be held at Pecos Elementary School beginning at 7 p.m.,
on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Parents and community members are invited to come out and meet the teachers
and the staff.
Ramirez has second birthday
Noah Samuel Ramirez celebrated his 2nd birthday with a party
held in his honor at McDonald's.
Helping him celebrate were his sisters, Sydnie Erinn and Jaymie McKenzie
Family and friends were also there to help with the special occasion.
Noah is the son of Kimberly Orona and Jaime Ramirez.
Maternal grandparents are Lupita Orona and Ray and Elva Orona.
Great grandparents are Ben and Ernestina Natividad and Tomasa Orona.
Paternal grandparents are Francisco and Paz Ramirez, all of Pecos.
Boyd returns from deployment
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Bryan Boyd, son of Ira Boyd, of Big Spring, recently
returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian
Gulf while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),
home based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Boyd's unit participated in several multi-national exercises including
Dynamic Response and Dynamic Mix. These exercises focused on developing
friendship, trust and teamwork between coalition nations and increased
their combined military readiness for contingency operations.
Boyd's unit visited cities in Italy and Spain, where Marines had the
opportunity to shop, sightsee and enjoy the local culture and cuisine.
Marines also participated in community relations projects.
Boyd's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability
to rapidly organize for combat operations in virtually any environment.
MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are divided into an
infantry battalion, aircraft squadron, support group and command element.
With this combination, Boyd's unit supplies and sustains itself for either
quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way for follow-on forces.
Boyd, a 1998 graduate of Big Spring High School, joined the Marine Corps
in October 1988.
Think safety when selecting pacifiers
While some parents are opposed to offering their babies pacifiers, others
find that pacifiers can appease babies after or between feedings or help
them fall asleep.
Once a decision has been made to use a pacifier, parents need to make
appropriate selections said Dr. Teri Turner, a pediatrician at Texas Children's
Hospital in Houston.
· Select a one-piece model that has a soft nipple and is the
right size for your baby's age. Try different shapes until you find the
one your baby prefers and keep several on hand.
· The shield should be made of firm plastic with air holes and
measure at least 1 ½ inches cross.
· Look for pacifiers that are dishwasher-safe. Follow package
instructions and either boil or place the pacifier in the dishwasher before
use. Use these cleaning methods often until your baby is 6 months old to
lessen exposure to germs. Also was the pacifier if it is dropped or used
by another child.
· Never tie a pacifier around your baby's neck or hand or to
"Inspect pacifiers regularly and if you notice any wear, throw them
out," said Turner.
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
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