Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 8:19 pm
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STRAIGHT TALK — During the month of September, Obion County Extension agent Una Baker and nurse practioner Melissa Hurst teamed up to provide three Girl Talk sessions to participants from Obion and Weakley counties. These classes were held in the Union City Elementary School library. This series of sessions allowed mother and daughter teams to open the lines of communication about puberty and other pre-teen issues. Ten mother-daughter teams have been served through the September classes. Teen statistics for Obion County related to these classes can be found online at http://www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi?action=profile_results&subset=TN&areaid=66. The Woman’s Clinic provided class supplies for these important meetings. The Woman’s Clinic, along with Union City School System Health Coordinator Kristen Miles and members of Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, provided meals for the classes, which lasted about 1 1/2 hours each night. Teen participants were provided with hygiene bags, donated by the Junior Auxiliary. Members of the class included (standing, from left) Mrs. Hurst; Kalia Fowler, daughter of Akila Mitchell; Alex Parks, daughter of Kelly Parks; Megan Hightower, daughter of Jennifer Cox; McCall Whaley, daughter of Vicki Whaley; Ivey Westbrooks, daughter of Tracey Westbooks; Cailee Sinclair, daughter of Chris Sinclair; Stacie Herrell, president of the Junior Auxiliary; (seated) Kalani Fowler, daughter of Akila Mitchell; Makayle Hazlewood, daughter of Mandy Lelcesona; Kalie Beth Crowell, daughter of Tammy Crowell; Chante DeBerry, daughter of Marcia DeBerry; Millie Critchlow, daughter of Heard Critchlow; and Emily Kizer, daughter of Tracey Kizer.
Published in The Messenger 10.10.08