Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 17, 2003
Women's health issues discussed at club meeting
A Home Life Department Program entitled, "Women's Health Issues," was
held by The Modern Study Club in the home of Martha Jay. Etta Sullivan,
Home Life Department Chairman, planned the program.
The thought-quote selected for the program was "Happy is the woman
who can laugh at herself; she will never cease to be amused," from Daily
Splashes of Joy, Barbara Johnson.
Michele Cser, PA-C of Pecos Valley Health Clinic, made the program presentation.
She talked of self-examination of breasts, hormone therapy, menopause and
it's consequences, mammograms and pap smears and their necessity, the need
of calcium with vitamin D for women as well as men to fight osteoporosis,
told of two prescriptions that helps with bone density/restoration, and
talked of the benefit of having a bone density test and the importance of
keeping a trim body weight to fend off any health difficulties or to lose
excess weight if already having health problems. She said that usually bone
and arthritis pain are helped with proper calcium with vitamin D and with
Cser said that the mind was to be kept busy read, do word puzzles,
watch word games on television, play dominoes, bridge or other card or word
games. She said for bowel health one should eat a well balanced diet with
lots of vegetables, fruits and roughages and have a colon scope every five
years as they get older. Cser also talked of diabetes and said if either
parent has it your chances of having it is 50 percent. She also spoke concerning
ovarian and cervical cancer and gave some opinions about heart disease.
She continually emphasized the importance of proper diet, maintenance
of proper weight, getting proper exercise and especially reminded the group
to be sure and read product labels for salt, sugar, fat and protein content.
President Joyce Morton presided during the meeting. During opening ceremonies
the Club Collect was led by Iris Reddick and the pledges to the United States
of America and the Texas flag were led by Pearl Gustafson, as all in attendance
were repeated in unison. Shirley Shaffer read the minutes of the previous
meeting in the absence of secretary Paula Fuller.
Joyce Morton, Western District Arts and Crafts Chairman urged everyone
to be preparing their arts and crafts of the art show at Western District
Spring Convention of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs to be held in
Monahans on April 11-12.
Margie Williamson, Scholarship Chairman, reported that the applications
of Allan Chappell and John Chappell for consideration for the Western District
Alma Van Sickle Scholarship, were nearing completion. The Modern Study Club
Pecos High School Senior Scholarship was discussed and will be presented
at PHS Senior Day in May.
Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, gave her report from the General
Federation of Women's Club's GFWC Clubwoman magazine watching Washington
article entitled, Identity about how these thefts often go unnoticed until
several unusual purchases have been made. One in five families are affected
by identity thefts. Careful handling of personal information including date
of birth, social security number, and mother's maiden name, is urged. These
things are often stolen through credit cards, driver's licenses, ATM cards
and computer hacking. One agency reported a 53 percent increase in these
crimes in the past year alone. Legislation designed to protect consumer
rights, restrict access to personal information and assist victims is urged
by Linda Foley, executive director of Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).
It was also told that this theft is a low penalty crime.
Hostesses for the meeting were Lena Harpham, Martha Jay, Pearl Gustafson
and Juracy Ray.
Roll call was answered by giving a health problem of women today. The
bi-monthly project for this meeting was to contribute to the Texas Federation
of Women's Clubs Scholarship Funds and to support the Western District Standing
Pageant seeking contestants
Applications are now being taken for girls in Kindergarten and First
Grade, who would like to participate in the 2003 Little Miss Cantaloupe
Applications may be picked up at the Pecos Chamber of Commerce Office,
111 S. Cedar St.
The deadline to register is March 31.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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