Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 8:02 pm

The Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Union City.
The club is meeting at a new time: 10 a.m.
The meeting was brought to order by president Barbara Parker.
The thought for the day — “May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door” — was read.
The minutes were read by secretary Jo Ann Nunley. Roll was called with members naming the luckiest thing which ever happened to them. One member answered that she had been allowed to travel a lot, while another stated her son was ill as a child and was blessed by his health being restored. He is now a minister. A third member said she had shared moments on stage with the Lettermen and John Davidson.
The treasurer’s report was given by Serena Williams. who also led the Home Demonstration club prayer.
Catharine Williams gave the devotional about a woman who was always fault finding and negative. She said one day her heat went out in the house. The woman called the repairman and he said it would be late afternoon before he could fix it. “Well this meant no hot coffee and no hot oatmeal breakfast,” Mrs. Williams said. She thought of when attending church in the cold how she had wrapped up in thick clothing so she said that she thought she would do the same until the heat was repaired. “As she had time to ponder and reflect upon her attitude, she came to realize that she needed a change and decided to have a better outlook on life,” Mrs. Williams said. She told the members they need to learn to rejoice in what the Lord gives to them.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin led the program. The first topic was on health and included the kinds of food members should be eating. Mrs. Giffin said when shopping they should visit the produce section; load up on beans, rice and lentils; and obtain ingredients to mix up a soup or stew.
Another topic Mrs. Giffin covered was dry eyes. She said don’t rub them or it may enhance the problem.
She also dealt with some cancer facts. Cancer is caused by the breakdown of healthy cells dividing at a regular pace. She stated that doing certain things can cause an increased cancer death rate. Tobacco use (30 percent) and obesity (30 percent) were the top contributors. She said to avoid cancer, eat healthy, avoid use of tobacco and alcohol, stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
The next meeting will be April 20 at 9:30 a.m. — 30 minutes early so members may make cards.
April 4 will be Cultural Arts Day at the Obion County Museum in Union City.

Published in The Messenger 3.25.11

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