Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:43 pm

The Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Virginia Yarbrough brought the meeting to order. The roll call was performed with members answering the question, “How do you honor the flag?” Most of the answers were by showing respect to the flag, by saluting the flag, by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and by seeing that the flag is properly taken care of. The thought for the day was “The American flag, may it wave forever.” Catharine Williams gave the devotional taken from I Corinthians 12:4, “Now there are diversities of gifts but the same spirit.” She said a preacher once introduced his sermon by saying, “There is a campaign spreading to speak no evil.” He then asked the congregation a series of questions including how people would describe their next-door neighbors or their mothers-in-law. He did not include husbands or wives. One person in the congregation asked why not include them. The answer was “You may not speak kindly of them. The point is to be kind to all people and concede that we each have a treasure in us.” University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin presented a program entitled, “Money Crunch Ways to Make the Most of Your Money.” Americans waste most of their money in automobiles. She suggested staying away from car payments. A way to budget money is to use an envelope system to pay for groceries, recreation, clothes and eating out. When the money runs out in each envelope, then that is it for the month. She also suggested that members don’t buy things they don’t need, especially if it’s only to impress people they don’t like. Another way to save money is to turn the home water heater down to 145 degrees. The Obion County Fair duty was discussed. A reminder was given that fair entry day is Aug. 2 for most items. Culinary is Aug. 11. The special category for this department is four small pieces of pie arranged on a decorative plate. The next meeting is Aug. 20 and is a club outing. Published in The Messenger 7.22.08

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