SHARON POPLER, LECTURER
3640 E. Bath Road
Morrice, MI 48857
(989)634-5748
gma4hugs@hotmail.com
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 GRANGE NEWS

Creative Writing — Something your Grange did this year that they’ve never done before
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

​Creative Writing — If your were a vegetable, pick one and tell us about your life in the Garden.
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

Creative Writing — Favorite Season and Tell About it
1st Place: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

Handcrafted Art Contest — Christmas Wreath
1st Place: Luanna Swainston, Kinney #754
2nd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
3rd Place: Dale Moore, Studley #1174

​Handcrafted Art Contest — Christmas Wreath
Juniors — 9-11
1st Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marc Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Handcrafted Art Contest — Something made with pinecones
1st Place: Barbara Johnston, North Adrian #721 - Best of Show
2nd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

Handcrafted Art Contest — Something made with pinecones Juniors — 9-11
1st Place: Marc Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325

Handcrafted Art Contest — Recycle an Old Purse into Something
1st Place: LaDonna Kurburski, Harbor Springs #730
2nd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
3rd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

Handcrafted Art Contest — Decorate an Easter Basket
1st Place: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd Place: LaDonna Kurburski, Harbor Springs #730
3rd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

Creative Writing — Make something with kitchen towels
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd Place: Lois Hicks, West Oshtemo #1630

Art Contest — Adult Coloring Book
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Phyllis Warren, Burns #160
3rd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

​Photography — A single Wildflower
1st Place: Terri Sheffer, Burns #160
2nd Place: Luanna Swainston, Kinney #754
3rd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

Photography — A single Wildflower — Juniors 9-11
1st Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marc Johnston, Burns JG #325

Photography — A court House
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd Place: Dale Moore, Studley #1174

​Photography — A Pet
1st Place: Janice Merten, Oceana Center #1047
2nd Place: Connie Johnston, Burns #160
3rd Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

Photography — A Pet — Juniors 9-11
1st Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marc Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Photography — A sunset
1st Place: Joanne Normand, North Adrian #721 - Best of Show
2nd Place: Timothy Johnston, North Adrian #721
3rd Place: Luanna Swainston, Kinney #754

Photography — Your Grange members working together at something
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174

Photography — Black & White
1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Connie Johnston, Burns #160
3rd Place: Terri Sheffer, Burns #160

​Photography — Black & White— Juniors 9-11
1st Place: Marc Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Certificates for Reporting: Pomona Granges
​Mid Michigan #61, St. Joseph/Cass/Kalamazoo #4

​Certificates for Reporting: Subordinate Granges
Harbor Springs #730, Oceana Center #1047, Fern #803, Pittsfield Union #882, Community #1675, North Adrian #721, Studley #1174, Burns #160,

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 GRANGE NEWS

Learning Something New
Well, you’ve heard the old saying, You learn something new every day. Well I learned something a few days ago and I had never heard of it.
​I love corn on the cob, and every time I clean it, I hate having to work at all the silk, getting it off the corn and then cleaning the mess I’ve made. But loving corn the way I do, I get over it. Then I heard that for each strand of silk I have to take off, it represents a kernel of corn. Yeah!!!! Right !!!!! Well I looked it up and sure enough its true. Corn is a monoecious plant, which produces both male and female flowers on the same plant. The corn silk growing out of the ear is the female part of a corn plant, and the tassel growing out the top of the corn stalk is the male part. As the pollen matures, it is released and carried by the wind to the female stigma of nearby corn plants. The pollen then travels down the style (silk) and then fertilizes the ovary (kernel) on the fruitcase (cob). This develops into a kernel of corn at the other end of that strand of corn silk. If all ovaries have been fertilized, the ear of corn is completely filled out with kernels. If there are a few kernels missing or they are poorly formed, those ovaries were not fertilized or were aborted during development.
Long story short, I’ll never complain about the silk again!!! As long as all those strands of silk keep producing delicious corn on the cob, I’ll clean everyone of them.

​Recently I was at the Dr. office and I asked him about an article I had read, to see if there was any truth to it. He said that he had been to an informational seminar and had heard of this. He also didn’t have any real info on it. I told him what it was for and he thought it would be something good to know though. So here it is.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE?
​Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. Always call 911 first.  However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated
about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart can also help it regain normal rhythm. ​​