MAYSVILLE EH CLUB

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - By Gwen Sin­gle­ton

MAYSVILLE — The Maysville Ex­ten­sion Home­mak­ers Club mem­bers met at the com­mu­nity build­ing Sept. 22 for the reg­u­lar meet­ing. Bert Ball­man was host­ess for the lunch of bis­cuits and sausage gravy. The meet­ing was called to or­der and the wel­come was given by Pres­i­dent Or­pha Ward­law at 1 p. m. Melinda Craw­ley led us in a song en­ti­tled “Hello.”

We all love to hear the word “hello” spo­ken to us wher­ever we may go. It’s full of friend­ship and good cheer and warms the heart up so! So when e’er we meet like friends, let’s greet each other with hello!

Af­ter the Pledge of Al­le­giance, Melinda gave an in­spi­ra­tional read­ing en­ti­tled “Frag­ile Mo­ments.”

Bert Ball­man gave the les­son en­ti­tled “Make Your Meals Yummy Us­ing Herbs.” There is no ques­tion that what we eat af­fects our health. Years of re­search have shown that. A high fat diet in­creases the risk for heart dis­ease, stroke, di­a­betes and obe­sity. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pres­sure in some peo­ple. Healthy peo­ple over the age of 2 should limit di­etary fat and sodium in­take. An easy way to re­duce fat and salt in your diet is cook­ing with herbs to add fla­vor. The art of us­ing herbs and spices is in learn­ing how to add and how to mix fla­vors. It is best to start with a tested recipe. Then add more or less to suit your taste. The fla­vor of herbs and spices be­comes weaker if cooked for a long time. When a recipe will be cooked for an hour or more, add sea­son­ing about 45 min­utes be­fore it is done.

Bert talked about the dan­ger of basal cell car­ci­noma (a type of skin can­cer) and the im­por­tance of reg­u­lar ex­am­i­na­tion of the skin for any new or un­usual growths or changes in the size, shape or color of an ex­ist­ing spot, which are keys to find­ing and treat­ing skin can­cers early. If you find any­thing sus­pi­cious, you should dis­cuss it with your pri­mary care physi­cian or a der­ma­tol­o­gist.

Gwen gave an eye opener on root­ing tomato vines for fall-win­ter toma­toes. Laura Kin­ney told how to grow more Ro­maine let­tuce by cut­ting off the bot­tom of let­tuce and plac­ing in wa­ter. In about three weeks, you will have a new head of let­tuce. Nikki Craw­ley told about a planter made from pal­lets. Cul­tural art, given by Bert Ball­man, was pump­kins dec­o­rated for the ta­ble with col­or­ful rib­bons and tape. Or­pha Ward­law showed quilt blocks she was mak­ing at quilting class. Robin Re­ichardt demon­strated mak­ing beads from pieces of dried pota­toes and then paint­ing them.

Sec­re­tary Gwen Sin­gle­ton called the roll, which was an­swered by 13 mem­bers. Min­utes were read and fi­nan­cial re­port given. Vol­un­teer hours and meet­ing re­ports were turned in. Re­ports were given on the county fair, Au­gust out­ing ( Sky­line Print­ing tour and lunch at Maysville Handi- Stop) and by­laws meet­ing by Jane Wil­ber. Jane read the old by­laws. Then Ginger Yocum gave the com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tions for re­vi­sions or dis­con­tin­u­ing out­dated ones.

Pres­i­dent Or­pha gave re­minders on up­com­ing events: Fundraiser Bean Sup­per on Oct. 1, Crafts and More Fair Oct. 7- 8, Cul­tural Art work­shop Oct. 20, Club Project Work­shop Oct. 25, Writ­ing Mem­oir Class Oct. 29, County Coun­cil Nov. 18 — Dianna Afu­vai vol­un­teered to make our club’s cen­ter­piece. We dis­cussed a project for the Chil­dren’s Shel­ter. Ginger Yocum will con­tact the shel­ter for more in­for­ma­tion. Meet­ing ad­journed with a bene­dic­tion.

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