Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 2001 Page: 2 of 6
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The Rio Grande Herald-Thursday, Februaiy 22, 2001, Page 2
Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship check
The Starr County Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship checks annually to school districts in Stan
County to be allocated to graduating seniors wishing to study medical-related fields at th^ college level.
Auxiliary President Sara G. Cruz is pictured presenting a $500 scholarship check to Zenaida Ramirez of the
San Isidro 1SD. Also pictured is Auxiliary Treasurer Alicia Clarke, tar right.
Starr Hospital Auxiliary
holds regular meeting
The Starr County Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary met for their
regular meeting at the Hospital
Conference Room for a luncheon as
guest of the hospital.
The meeting was called to order
by the president, Sara G. Cruz. The
auxiliary prayer was read. After the
meal, reports were given.
The treasurer's report was given
by Alicia Clarke. She reported on
payment of S7300 for the purchase
of recording resusci CPR manikins
donated to the hospital for CPR
training. She also reported on the
three scholarships of S500 presented
to graduating seniors for education
in some medical-related field from
Roma ISD, Rio Grande City C1SD
and San Isidro ISD.
The Gift Shop report was given
by Delia Sanchez and a check for
$3000 was presented to the General
Volunteer hours were reported and
bars were presented to the
Benilde Barrera, 4498 hours;
Gloria Barrera, 2233 hours; Alicia
Clarke, 1583; Sara Cruz, 2375;
Elma Doyno, 603; Dina Duran,
6791; Aguedita Gonzalez, 3352;
Elma Gonzalez, 3506; Marta
Gonzalez, 1589; Fela Ireland, 3101;
Wilma LaGrange, 4813; Lily
Lopez, 72; Ella Montemayor, 327;
Dora Perez, 3120;-Gloria Ramos,
388; Ma. Ofclia Saenz, 443; Olga
Saenz, 312; Delia Sanchez, 982;
Ella Saldana, 173; Angela Silva,
2200; Hortencia Silva, 788; Luisa
A report was given on attending
the Rio Grande Valley Council of
Hospital Auxiliaries in January at
the Cimarron Club in Mission,
hosted by the Mission Hospital
Auxiliary. Officers were elccted for
the coming year as follows:
President- Sara G. Cruz (Starr
County Hospital); Vice President-
Leona Scott (Valley Baptist
Secretary/Treasurer- Barbara Kruger
(Valley Regional in Brownsville);
Parliamentarian- Helen Hare
(Mission Hospital). Installation
will be on May 4, 2001 in Rio
Grande City, hosted by the Starr
County Hospital Auxiliary.
Volunteers are needed to work at
the Gift Shop. Interested persons
should contact any Auxiliary
member or call the Gift Shop at
487-5561, extension 2266.
Interested persons may volunteer
two or more hours. Everyone is
encouraged to be a volunteer and
serve their community.
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Roque Guerra students learn 5-A-Day
Roque Gueira Elementary students are currently celebrating "5-A-Day", which stresses the nutritional
importance of consuming at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The 5-A-Day theme was
incorporated into a pep rally on Monday, Feb. 19 that focused on TAAS testing. Pictured left to right arc
Maria E. Rdz Hernandez, Assistant Food Services Director; Emiliana Guerra, Dietetic Student Intern; Edna
R. Ramon, Food Services Director; and Cannen Barreto, Roque Guerra Cafeteria Manager. (RGCCISD
Roque Guerra Elementary
celebrates 5-A~Day nutrition
RGCCISD News Release
The 5-A-Day promotion
encouragcs the consumption of five
or more servings of fruits and
vegetables daily to reduce the risk
of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Rio Grande City CISD strongly
supports this proactive nutrition
education campaign. It encouragcs
healthier eating to prevent cancer
and improve one's health. To
students, it is particularly important
to teach the importance of fruits and
vegetables in their lives now so
they can begin practicing healthy
eaiing habits at home and at school.
A week full of fun and educational
activities all encourage participants
to include five servings of fruit and
vegetables in their daily meals.
"5-A-Day" gives students a
reason and a way to take an
important first step toward
improving their health. Hopefully,
students will see how simple it is
to eat their 5-A-Day for one day,
then through one week and
eveitually for life. Nutritional
education is critical to the
development of lifelong, healthful
eating habits in school age children
and adolescents. This program is an
excellent chance to teach children to
begin practicing healthier eating
On Monday, Feb. 19, Roque
Guerra Elementary began the
celebration with a pep rally
incorporating 5-A-Day with the
TAAS test. The event started with a
pair of karate trainers exhibiting the
importance of maintaining a
focused mind and attitude.
Moreover, the pair encouraged the
kids to cat their fruits and
vegetables, followed by the Roque
Guerra cheerleaders team with an
encouraging cheer for the fourth
As the event progressed, IMAN,
a popular local band consisting of
six young men represented by
Honcio Garza, took over the
celebration by encouraging the "5-
A-Day" theme. Between the
musical event, the coordinator,
Emiliana Guerra, assigned by Mrs.
Ramon to organize this event, took
over the stage to briefly explain
why eaiing fruit and vegetables is
important to their growing bodies.
The musical group IMAN
entertained the students with
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Roque
Guerra was scheduled to have a
coloring contest for all grade levels.
The coloring contest will consist of
fruit and vegetables prints. Prizes
will be awarded to all first place
winners of each class followed by
grade level champion. The winners
will be given fruit baskets on
Friday. All pictures will be
displayed at the library so that
parents and students can view them.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, all fourth
graders will be invited for a food-
tasting party at the cafeteria. This
party will allow students to
experience various fruits and
vegetables. Also, second and third
graders will participate by giving
them out "5-A-Day" hands. These
hands will be worn during lunch so
as to award them with stickers.
Stickers will be given to them for
eaiing their serving of fruits and
vegetables by several managers in
the school district and the
coordinator of the "5-A-Day
On Friday, Feb. 23, fruit baskets
will be distributed to the prize
winner of the coloring contest. The
RGCCISD Nutrition and Food
Department is committed to serving
healthy, nutritious meals, and to
entourage students. The district is
continually striving to serve more
fresh fruits and vegetables, and to
encourage students to make
healthier choices that help meet the
goals of five servings of fruits and
(RGCCISD Press Release)
The Grulla Middle School IIOSI
program wants to recognize two ex-
ceptional ladies from Mission, Texas.
Betty (,'ampbell and fran Kunkel are
Winter Texans and v, ill be in the Val-
ley another month. Eioth decided to
volunteer their time to the HOST pro-
gram in Rio Grande City. They travel
to GMS every Tuesday to mentor tor
Kunkel for their hard work and dedi
Se piden 3 milagros imposibles.
Rece nueve Ave Marias durante
nueve dias, al octavo dia. publi-
carse y aunque usted no tenga fe
se le cumplen milagrosamente.
Gracias por los favores recibidos.
I.e doy gracias por el favor con-
ORACION A SAM A (LARA
Se piden 3 milagros imposibles.
Rece nueve Ave Marias durante
nueve dfas, al octavo dia, publi-
carse y aunque usted no tenga fe
se le cumplen iri'lagrosamente
Gracias por los favores recibidos
Le doy gracias por el favor con-
ORACION A SANTA CLARA
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lax resume to 956-787-1635. Home Health experi-
cial workers for the Rio Grande City, Roma area.
Full-time and contract positions available. Office in
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GMS HOSTS program
recognizes 2 Winter Texans
( hey have made such a difference
for the in the program. "The kids
show their appreciation right away,"
said Mrs. Yolanda Saenz. HOST
On behalf of the Grulla Middle
Sc hi<•.>l Principal, Al Solis. the 11( )S I
program and the students we would
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Roberts, Kenneth. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 2001, newspaper, February 22, 2001; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195808/m1/2/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.