By Pamela Redwine
I enjoyed the MHV Program on Thursday presented by Renasant Bank representative Ann McMil-lian. There are four trips scheduled for 2013 including: Mackinac Island, an Alaska Cruise and tour, the Italian Vistas and New York City at Christmas. Each trip sounds very interesting and should be a lot of fun. We had a good crowd to attend this meeting. A special thanks to William Jeffreys and Lisa Byford from the Coffeeville Branch of Renasant Bank for providing the speaker and the tasty lunch served afterwards.
Last week was a really busy week for me and I didn’t get to exercise with my Healthy You Exercise Group that meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Still made time to exercise each day, but it just wasn’t the same. There is just something about exercising with a group – you are more accountable, you workout harder and it’s just more fun.
If you are looking for a group to exercise with, check us out. And for those that attend the exercise class, don’t forget, Wednesday, February 13 at 8:45 a.m. the nurses will be available to test glucose and blood pressure. So, please make sure to arrive a little earlier if you want any of these test done.
On Thursday, February 7 from noon to 1 p.m. we will have a lunch and learn. Lynette McDougald, from the University Florist on the MSU Campus, is our guest. The program topic is: “What is Your Favorite?”
We all have an opinion on flowers and which one is our favorite. Do you go for color, size, shape, or fragrance? Lynette will talk about the facing and the spacing of popular blossoms. This program is free and open to the public. Please call 675-2730 to reserve your spot.
Calling all youth – ages 10 to 18 – we will be starting a new 4-H Club which will hold it’s first meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 4 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. This will be a really important meeting because we will be naming our club, electing officers and setting some club rules as well as discussing club projects and activities.
For more information call me at the Extension Office at 675-2730.
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