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Monday, September 25, 2000

Special exhibits on display at OC

Odessa College art students' recent works are on display at Student Art Space, OC's new exhibition area for student art, in Sedate Hall, Room 111.

The exhibits "Design a Meal" and "Cubism" will be on display 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, until Thursday, Oct. 5.

For more information, contact Professor of art Barry Phillips the Elder at 335-6490.

Orona has second birthday party

A second birthday party was held in honor of Elyzabeth Hope Orona on Sept. 16, at Maxey Park.

A Blue's Clues party was given by her parents, Florence Polanco and Tommy Orona.

The cake was given to her by her godparents, Anthony and Jennifer Baeza.

Her favorite gifts were a Cozy Coupe Car and Activity Desk.

The party was attended by many friends and family.

Elyzabeth has one brother, Javier E. Orona.

Maternal grandparents are Seferina T. Polanco and Mike Polanco.

Paternal grandparents are Tomasa Orona and the late Jose Orona.

Preteens need to boost calcium intake

When it comes to the beverage of choice, too many girls are choosing soft drinks instead of milk an may be suffering significant consequences as a result.

"The dietary choices girls make when they are in their preteens and teens can have a profound impact years later," said Dr. Kathleen Motil, a gastroenterology and nutrition specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. "Girls should consume 1,300 mg of calcium a day and engage in weight-bearing activities such as walking or jogging to build and maintain bone mass."

To increase calcium intake, experiment with low-fat cheeses, yogurt and milk in food preparation, select calcium-fortified juices and products and include high-calcium vegetables such as broccoli. Calcium supplements also may be helpful for girls who do not receive enough calcium from dietary sources.

Simple tips can keep kids healthy

Keeping children healthy during the school year can seem like an impossible feat, but parents can take steps to decrease those inevitable sick days, according to Dr. Nancy Kelly, a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

"One of the best things parents can do is to ensure their children receive recommended immunizations and have regular checkups," Kelly said. "Parents also can make sure children get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals and maintain a balanced schedule that allows time for study, household responsibilities and recreational or sports activities."

When children are at school, remind them to wash their hands often. Tell them never to share combs, hats or hair accessories to reduce exposure to head lice. Instruct your child not to sit close to classmates who are coughing or sneezing.

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