Dr. Khavar Dar to treat symptoms and issues after contracting COVID-19
ODESSA, TEXAS – A local pulmonologist, Dr. Khavar Dar, and his team are operating a post-COVID clinic at Medical Center Health System to help patients who have contracted COVID-19 and are dealing with lingering after effects. Dr. Dar and his team are hosting the clinic at the Wheatley Stewart Medical Pavilion on the MCHS campus.
As a pulmonologist, Dr. Dar is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, carries a subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He has treated many COVID patients during and post-infection. Many patients who have contracted COVID continue to struggle with symptoms, even after infection, including: headaches, joint pain, cough, shortness of breath, “brain fog”, heart palpitations, chest pain, skin issues, and more.
Appointments are mandatory to be seen. Call (432) 332-5557 to make an appointment. All insurances are accepted and affordable prices will be made available for those who do not have insurance.
2022 PROJECT GRADUATION
When Spring rolls around, only one thing is on the minds of high school seniors across the country: GRADUATION! As a rite of passage, graduation night is unequaled in the eyes of youth. It is a night to be proud, to celebrate past achievements, and to look forward to the future. But some teens mistakenly think that the best way to celebrate on graduation night is to drink alcohol. In the past, graduation parties involving alcohol have left some graduating seniors with hangovers, embarrassing memories, and in trouble with their parents, friends, and/or the police. Some others were not so lucky. The name “Project Graduation” was coined thirty years ago by planners in Maine, where a total of eighteen people had died during two graduation seasons due to alcohol-related crashes.
Project Graduation is a parent-lead event through the schools to give the students a safe alternative to celebrate their accomplishments with friends in a safe environment. Thanks to the parents who volunteer their time, the sponsors who contribute in-kind and monetary donations, and the community support this event would not be possible. This event is a lock-in event at Odessa College that starts right after graduation and will last until 6:00am the next morning. There will be raffle prizes and plenty of games and food to keep them busy and having fun all night.
Odessa – This summer, ECISD School Nutrition will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.
“Odessa children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said Jieun Pando, School Nutrition Director. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”
This summer, meals will be served at the locations listed in the attachment. Dates and times vary for each site. For more information, contact ECISD School Nutrition at 432.456.9749 or visit https://www.ectorcountyisd.org/Domain/177.
ECISD School Nutrition is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:
• Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
• Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
• Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304
Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.
Summer meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
UT Permian Basin is hosting several different summer camps in the coming months. We have a variety of different camps for parents to choose from including a several different sports, music, theatre, engineering, cyber security, biomedical research, and more!
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., officers with the Midland Police Department responded to Midland Memorial Hospital in reference to an injured infant. The infant was pronounced dead the following day.
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Sarah G. Wroe and Byron Brown were arrested for Capital Murder in connection with the infant’s death. The investigation is on-going.