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Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Pleasant Valley FCE meets

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:01 pm

The Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met recently in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Union City.
The meeting was brought to order by president Barbara Parker. The thought for the day was  “Plan ahead: Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”
Roll call was taken with members telling their favorite seasons and why they liked them. Some answered “spring,” saying everything is in bloom. Others answered “fall” for the harvest and an opening to the coming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The minutes from the March meeting were read by club secretary Jo Ann Nunley. Serena Williams gave the treasurer’s report.
Catharine Williams gave the devotion taken from Psalm 89. “We are to remember how short time is and the length of our life,” she said. She recalled her childhood and how short the life of a brother was. His life was suddenly disrupted when he was listed as an MIA in France. Later, the family found out that he was captured and killed. She also reflected on how she met her husband —a true romance. Her tragedies, the loss of two children by miscarriage, also reflected the brevity of life. She ended by telling members to make the most of their lives and live each day as if it were their last.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin gave a program on “Your Hair and You.” She also covered some facts from “Top Health,” including “Autism and Family Stress” and “Strike Out Skin Cancer.” The article indicated that tanning beds are not good and if members are out in the sun, they should apply sunscreen SPF30. She said they should also take advantage of free skin checks.
Mrs. Giffin said members should try to massage their heads when shampooing because massaging activates the hair follicles. She suggested they take vitamins, especially B complex, and, if they have longer hair, they should wear it up more often. She also said members should get their hair trimmed, even if they think they don’t need it.
The next meeting will be a combined meeting with Crystal FCE Club on May 11 at the Obion County Public Library with speaker Polly Brasher, coordinator of collections for the Obion County Museum and Discovery Park of America, speaking about the DPA project.

Published in The Messenger 4.28.11

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