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Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
The meeting was called to order by president Virginia Yarbrough, who also gave the thought for the day. “You can’t get much done by starting tomorrow.”
The devotion was given by Catharine Williams. She recited a poem about Fall. “A haze is on the far horizon. The infinate tender sky, the rich ripe tints of the corn field and wild geese flying high over upland and low land. The charm of the golden rod. Some call it Autumn, others call it God.” Members were reminded of the beautiful colors nature displays in the Fall of the year and how they need to take time to enjoy them.
University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin presented a program on breast cancer and ways to lower the risk. She said members should be aware that risk factors include age, weight and family history. Some things members can do to help prevent breast cancer include exercising 30 minutes each day, eating fruits and vegetables, eating less fat, performing self-exams and getting mammograms. She said members can call 1-877-969-6636 toll free for information about a screening of breast or cervical cancer. Mrs. Giffin said members should be aware of changes in their bowel or bladder, indigestion or swallowing differently, a sore that does not heal, a change in a wart or mole, a nagging cough or hoarseness.
Eight members were present and answered roll call by naming their favorite Halloween costume. Hobo, mime and a finely dressed princess were some of the answers.
It was noted that a former member has died and several members were to attend calling hours.
Published in The Messenger on 10.24.07

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