Pleasant Valley FCE club meets
Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:01 pm
The Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
The meeting was called to order by president Barbara Parker.
The thought for the day was read — “People rarely succeed unless they enjoy what they are doing.”
Mrs. Parker reported on sick members and cards were signed and sent to them. Roll call was taken with members answering one thing they would like to do but haven’t done yet. Answers included taking a vacation on a cruise ship, going on a mission trip to Ghana, taking a trip to a Scandinavian country and filling out an address book.
The minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Ella Nunley and approved. Serena Williams gave the treasurer’s report.
Catharine Williams gave the devotion from Ephesians 4:2. She noted how much violence and bad news is heard on the TV and said she just shuts it off. There are still some good people and good things happening in our world today, she said. She told how a few years ago the polio scare was a danger to healthy individuals. Some were tragically afflicted by this disease. There was a girl who had it and was taken care of and helped to walk with the aid of a tree part as a brace and encouraged to walk. “We can all use encouragement at times and also give it to others,” she added.
The dress review, which was held June 17, was discussed.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin introduced her intern, Anna Cox. She then presented a program on how to prepare for storms involving food safety points. The booklet “A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety in Severe Storms,” was her source for information. She said to be prepared by having bottled water. She said putting distilled water in the freezer is a good idea.
Mrs. Giffin said if the electricity goes out or flooding occurs, it’s best to protect the freezer and refrigerator by setting them at a lower temperature and putting foods in plastic bags that are sealed. This will preserve them and keep them from contamination. She also said when flooding occurs, ground contaminants are a problem and residents should boil water and wash dishes, pots and pans in a little water with Clorox or hydrogen peroxide.
The club’s next meeting will be July 21.
Published in The Messenger 6.23.10