Pleasant Valley FCE meets
Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Six members were present and answered roll with their favorite kind of pie. Answers included coconut, caramel, cherry, chocolate and chess.
The thought for the day — “Cheerfulness is contaigous but don’t wait to catch it from others; be a carrier” — was shared by president Virginia Yarbrough. The FCE creed was led by Catharine Williams.
Devotional also given by Ms. Williams. She quoted several verses about being a light from which God can shine.
She told of a boy who desired to become a teacher but lacked the funds to go to school. He began to earn money as a service station attendant. He pumped gas, washed windows, checked oil and tires. He gained notariety with the elder ladies and was soon called a troublemaker by the other men who worked at the station and was fired. Business fell off and the owner, who was about to lose his station, rehired the boy. His light continued to shine by caring about others.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin presented the program. She talked about eating foods high in antioxidants to increase brain function, saying the darker the fruit the more antioxidant. Blueberries, black plums, blackberries, sweet cherries, avocado and navel oranges are the best to eat, she said.
Published in The Messenger on 10.02.07