Mason Hall FCE Club holds June meeting
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:03 pm
The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club met recently with 15 women and five men members, and a visitor, Rana Buchanan, present.
The meeting area was decorated for a warm summertime get-together by hostesses Nancy Tankersly and Betty Luton.
President Frances Allen welcomed everyone and read the thought for the day — “People rarely succeed unless they enjoy what they are doing” by Dale Carnegie.
Mrs. Luton’s devotional was from Psalm 103:3 and she gave a reading, “A Time With Daddy,” about how God does take care of us.
She also read “Daddy’s Gifts,” in which a father tells a child material gifts are not the most important ones but being a good person and doing what is right would be the greatest gift. The writer says she made a pledge to her dad to do at least one kindness a day and this has made her closer to God.
Former club member and longtime schoolteacher Imogene Trimm Bradford died recently and was remembered by the club.
The sick were also remembered and Mrs. Luton offered a prayer.
Roll call was answered, with members naming one thing they want to do, but have never had the opportunity to learn. Some wanted to learn to play golf and one wanted to play the piano.
Communications were read from Reelfoot Rural Ministries, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Obion County Reading Railroad, the faculty at Ridgemont Elementary School and Brandon Sanford.
Mrs. Buchanan spoke of her candidacy for county property assessor and her years of experience and her intentions of fairness and honesty.
In the afternoon, University of Tennessee Extension Service intern Anna Beth Cox distributed booklets titled, “A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety as Related to Severe Storms and Hurricanes.” It was about food safety during an emergency — ways to care for food during power outages and when it is exposed to flood waters, removing odors from refrigerators and freezers and when to save and when to throw out refrigerated foods.
UT Extension agent Benita Giffin distributed “Top Health,” the health promotion and wellness newsletter, and she talked about summertime favorite foods and a quick guide to brown bag lunches and about unintentional injuries being the No. 1 cause of death in Americans ages one to 41. The incidence appears to be increasing and the accidents occur in and around the home. She told the top three dangers — falls, accidental poisoning and fires and burns — and what people can do.
Vernelle Sturdivant closed the meeting with a time of recreation as she read, “The Bridge Builder.”
The next meeting will be held on July 1.
Published in The Messenger 6.17.10