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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 26, 1999
T.R.E.E. Organization plans meet
The T.R.E.E. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Eastside Community
The group will meet every second Tuesday of the month and new members
are welcome to attend.
Health program sponsored by Modern Study
The Modern Study Club met on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m., in the home
of Joyce and Donald Morton, 2004 Hackberry. The thought-quote for this
meeting was "Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value
it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we
mortals are capable of; a blessing money cannot buy." Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Life of Donne (1640).
Pearl Gustafson, chairman of the Home Life Department introduced Pharmacist
John T. Rediger, presentor of the program "Preventive Care-Diabetics Education."
Rediger spoke concerning the three types of diabetes, the first two types
being Type I, the insulin dependent diabetic and Type II, the non-insulin
diabetic. He told how important it is to seek good medical and nutritional
therapy for diabetes. People should be aware of the symptoms of diabetes
as it affects 16 million people a year. Diabetics can be inherited from
your family, and your race is a factor. The Pima Indians have a 70 percent
rate of this disease. Another factor of diabetes is when the pancreas fails
and the person must use medication to control blood sugar. The third type
is Gestational Diabetes and it appears in the third trimester of pregnancy
and it usually goes away after the baby is born, but can reappear in about
Rediger described the types of medications available today and how they
worked along with stressing the need for a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes
can affect the eyes, kidneys and the feet. Patients must monitor the blood
sugar, watch for hypertension, and keep check on cholesterol. Diet, exercise
and medication all play a very important, and somewhat equal part in the
control of diabetes.
President Lena Harpham conducted the business meeting. The Club Collect
was led by Nan Cate and the Pledges to the United States of America Flag
and the Texas Flag were led by Doris Moorman, as members repeated all in
The minutes of the previous meeting was read by Bobbi Lang, secretary.
Pearl Gustafson, treasurer, presented a report of club finances.
Nan Cate, Federation chairman, spoke of requirements for the scholarships
for the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, discussed at the Western District
Fall Board Meeting. She told of an interesting and entertaining meeting
37 ladies present for the event which was held in McCamey. Several others
who attended also told of highlights of the gathering. Margie Williamson
described the celebration of the Woman's Study Club of McCamey's 70th
Birthday and the delightful birthday décor which was the Fall Board
Meeting theme. A lovely decorated cake provided dessert after the singing
of Happy Birthday and serving of an array of delicious salads and trimmings.
Hazel Barmore, Ways and Means Chairman, discussed the upcoming fund
raiser bake sale slated Oct. 29 at Security State Bank. Funds will benefit
The Modern Study Club Pecos High School Senior Scholarship for 2000.
Hostesses Joyce Morton and Lena Harpham served sandwiches, chips, nuts,
Butterfinger pie, candy pumpkins, punch and coffee to guest John Rediger
and members Mary Barfield, Hazel Barmore, Nan Cate, Paula Fullre, Pearl
Gustafson, Bobbi Lang, Doris Moorman, Laura Teal and Margie Williamson,
using a beautiful fall theme.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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