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Mason Hall FCE meets

Mason Hall FCE meets

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club met recently at the community center, which was decorated for the July 4 celebration. Hostesses were Linda Holder and Jean Malone.
President Frances Allen welcomed 17 women members, eight men members, six visitors and Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin.
After recitation of the club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance, Mrs. Allen read the thought for the day, “Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots and gilly flowers.” Roll call was answered with members naming their favorite ice cream flavor.
In Betty Luton’s absence, Mrs. Allen gave the devotional using Proverbs 4:20-21. She told a story of learning to ride a bike where the lesson learned was the value of looking ahead. The writer of Proverbs shows how. She read a reading listing nine blessings and closed with a prayer.
Sarah Allen reported on a recent visit to the Dyer Nursing Home. Members Mary Davis, Nancy Tankersley, Bennie Patterson, Frances Allen, Nettie B. Moore, Jean Malone and Sarah Allen visited and gave lap quilts to five patients there and two more in their homes in Mason Hall.
The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Communications included a thank-you from the family of Joann Pierce and an invitation to the telephone office annual meeting. There was one social service reported for the family of Ms. Pierce. Members reported for the Good Neighbor Report.
Mrs. Davis reported on the recent fashion revue. She told of the winners and participants and that a good time was enjoyed by all.
Danny Jowers gave an interesting talk of his upcoming race for state senate, which covers six counties.
Kathy Page reported on meeting with Nathan Hodge, who owns Nathan Hodge Iron Works from Yorkville, about the sign design to install the club’s quilt square. Ms. Holder made the motion for Hodge to do the work and Mrs. Davis seconded and all voted “yes.”
Members were reminded the Obion County FCE Council was to meet on Monday and that mini conference will be on July 27 in Jackson. First- and second-place winners are to enter.
Members discussed entry dates and members who are needed to work at the Obion County Fair, which is set for Aug. 13-18. Information can be found on the fair’s website, www.obioncountyfair.net. Samantha Davis will represent Mason Hall FCE Club in the beauty pageant.
The club’s outing for August was discussed and plans were made to go to the Front Porch in Green Frog in the Alamo area on Aug. 1.
Mrs. Giffin’s program in-cluded: “Ways  to  lower your risk of Breast Cancer” from “A Wellness Publication,” written by Barbara Clarke, PhD, RD professor public health education from the University of Tennessee. “Only you are responsible for your breast health,” she said, adding women and men should learn self care skills and make lifestyle changes to lower their risk of breast cancer.

Published in The Messenger 7.12.12

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