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Crystal FCE Club holds meeting

Crystal FCE Club holds meeting

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 8:00 pm

June Bennett, hostess for the March Crystal Family and Community Education Club, opened the meeting with an amusing story of how to have a “long marriage” from the book “Shoebox.” She also read a short devotional entitled “Thanks for Everything.” Roll call was answered by members telling their favorite spring flower.
President Nadine Killion reminded members of the Achievement Day luncheon and the annual dress review. Everyone was encouraged to bring an entry. She also reminded the group the cultural arts event will be Monday at the Obion County Farm Bureau building in Union City. Entry forms were distributed.
Mrs. Killion announced the Wilson family of the Crystal community had lost their home and all belongings to fire. It was decided the club would purchase towels for the family. There will be an iPad workshop on April 10 at the Obion County Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Tamera Hall from Extended Care Home Health attended the meeting and checked everyone’s blood pressure. She also discussed the various services her group has to offer senior citizens. She told everyone they could receive physical therapy at home from her group when necessary. Also, they can do regular blood drawing at home, advice patients about planning healthy meals and assist with the grocery list. They also assist with patient hygiene and medical advice. There is a registered nurse on call 24 hours a day to answer questions for the elderly if a clinic seems to take to long getting back to patient. She also said those who live alone should seek some type of lifeline service. These are devices one wears on their person  and one can push a button if they fall or cannot reach a home to request help.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin gave some tips about lead poisoning in Tennessee. There is lead around everyone everyday but some simple steps can be taken to avoid getting it into your body. Lead-based paint is a leading fear in children since this was used in building houses until 1978. Simple repainting with today’s paint can help avoid this problem since trying to remove lead paint by scraping can create dust which is more dangerous to a child and adults. Adults experience more problems from work-related experiences. Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable. Keep floors, window frames, window sills clean with soap and water and wash hands before meals.
After refreshments served by Mrs. Bennett, Mary Ann Beacham and Ms. Hall, the club made string art note cards. There were 35 items collected for Lake Road’s exceptional children’s class.

Published in The Messenger 3.29.13

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