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By Jo Ellen Dale
Tuesday, Jan. 28, Kiwanis Club held a regular noon meeting at the 19th Hole restaurant. The speaker was Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Gruber, who brought us up to date on Kiwanis programs and progress. The monthly evening meeting was also held at the 19th Hole, but the attendance was disappointing. It was hoped that meetings in the evening would attract members who are unable to attend at noon and possibly some members of the Richmond High School Key Club. The program was given by Tammy Kugler, who spoke of her work with middle school students.
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At the business meetings, it was announced that the second-annual Richmond Business Expo would be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Richmond Middle School. The event, sponsored by the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, is a way for the community to talk with area business owners and see what Richmond and the area have to offer. Richmond All-Sports Club will serve biscuits and gravy in the morning; Richmond Masonic Lodge #57 will serve lunch. Another event to remember is the city-wide clean up the last Saturday in April. And of course, don’t forget the Kiwanis chili-soup event Feb. 8 at United Christian Presbyterian Church. Come one, come all.
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Wednesday morning I again went out to Our Place but none of my breakfast friends was able to come. Marlene Skyles kept me company and it is always fun to visit with her. It may be such bad weather Wednesday (Feb. 5) that I will not be able to go either.
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Last Friday, I attended Rotary Club and heard a very interesting program given by Shelleen King and Jay McClintick on strokes and heart attacks. They passed out sheets containing the symptoms of a stroke and the need for fast action in the treatment of one. The sheets also listed ways to prevent a stroke and asked questions evaluating one’s risk of one. A few of these are blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, A-fib, diet and exercise. It pays to know your risk especially if there is a tendency in your family. They also pointed out the different types of strokes and that symptoms may vary especially between men and women. I was very interested in their remarks having had a mild stroke myself years ago, but thankfully little damage and no recurrence.
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Monday I volunteered as usual at Ray County Memorial Hospital and enjoyed breakfast and lunch there. I did get in my walk at the United Christian Presbyterian Church before going to the hospital. I try to get a walk in every day and am convinced it helps my general health.
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I have just received some information from Tim Connealy, restaurant manager at Shirkey Golf Club about coming events there. On Friday, Feb. 28, the Bank of Orrick will hold a retirement party for bank president Richard Good in honor of his long and faithful service. Then on March 15, Steve Minnick is having a wedding reception at the 19th Hole.
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I also would like to remind everyone that the Kiwanis Club chili-soup luncheon I mentioned previously will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 beginning at 11 a.m. at the United Christian Presbyterian Church. Their food is always delicious and the price is right. Come and bring a friend. I will be helping and I look forward to seeing many of you there.
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Once again I remind you that the Rotary Reverse Raffle will be held Feb. 22 at the Veterans’ Building on Clark Street starting at 6 p.m..
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Hope you didn’t get snowed in. I am sure that I have bored you enough with talk of the weather but it does seem that Tuesday we may be inundated again so be careful if it is necessary for you to be out.
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