Living Well In Yalobusha County

October Zumba Class Gets Underway With Big Participation

By Pamela Redwine


The weather didn’t exactly cooperate with us for the Celebrate Coffee-ville festival but we still had a good turnout. We had 29 quilts/afghans in the quilt show.  The cold and dampness outside helped attract visitors to the quilt show, which was located inside the fire station.  
Deborah Bourn, Cindy Fernandez and I worked the quilt show and had a good time. Cindy and I really enjoyed leaning more about quilts from Deborah and our very knowledgeable out-of-town judges.
We also enjoyed hearing each quilt’s story, especially the heirloom quilts and their histories. Quilt show winners are:
Special Category
1.  Elsie Rose – Ripple crocheted afghan
2. Elsie Rose – Rose Granny Square crocheted afghan
3. Bethel Baptist Church – Prayer Quilt – Tan, Ma-roon Plaid
Hand Sewn Quilt
1. Billie McCracken – Log Cabin- Streak of Lightening
2. Billie McCracken – Stars and Stepping Stones
3. Billie McCracken – Jewelry Box/Buckeye Beauty
Machine Quilted
1. Lynn Roberson – Rooster
2. Deb Bourn – Baby Quilt
3. Lynn Roberson – Blue and White
Heirloom
1. Jan Dean Wortham -Quilted by: Jan Dean’s Aunt – Mattie Johnston-Grandmother’s Flower Garden
2. Sarah Saucier – Quilted by: Sarah Saucier – Iris
3. Pamela Redwine – Quilted by: Pamela’s great grandmother Lillian Snider Richards- Blocks
Billy McCracken won Best of Show with her hand quilted Log Cabin Design called “Streak of Lightening.”
Mrs. Sarah Saucier won our new category Viewer’s Choice with her “Iris” quilt. Everyone really seemed to enjoy our new category where they got to vote for their personal favorite.  
Zumba Class
The Zumba Class is going well. At our first class last Friday we had 18, which is a room full! We are looking forward to doing Zumba each Friday at 9 a.m. during the month of October. Come join us!  Each class is $5.  We are also still doing our Healthy You Exercise class every Monday and Wednesday starting at 9 am. These classes are free.
Holiday House
We are still taking vendors for the Holiday House up until October 15. So if you have not gotten your registration form and fee to me, you need to do it by Monday. The Holiday House is really shaping up to be a fun event. We have lots of vendors signed up,  great food, and some great holiday demonstration programs.
Make your plans to attend this event at the Multi-Purpose Building on Saturday, November 3.  Watch this article for more details in the next couple of weeks.

Recipe of the Week

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

Ingredients

3 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes
2 1/2 cups 2% reduced fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced ham
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (2 ounces) 50% less fat shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion


Directions

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Stir in ham and pepper; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 11 minutes.  Mash potatoes slightly using the back of a spoon; stir in cheese and green onions.  
Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Per Serving: Cal 192, Fat 5.2g, Pro 12.2g, Carb 24.8, Fib 2.4, Chol 26mg, Iron 0.3mg, Sodium 416, Calcium 228mg
Recipe Source: Weight Watchers: Five Ingredient 15 Minute Recipes, March 26, 2010

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