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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 Center.

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 10 years.

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 unison.

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.

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