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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 GRANGE NEWS BAKED GOODS Doctored Up Cake— 1st: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174 2nd: Lena Young, Community #1675 3rd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160 Cookies made with Cake Mix— 1st: Jackie Bishop, Home #129 2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160 3rd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160 HOMEMADE CANDIES Any type Fudge — 1st: Barb Johnston, North Adrian #721 2nd: Melody Conrad, Community #1675 Any Other Type of Candy — 1st: Ladonna Kurburski, Harbor Springs #730 CANNING Jams and Jellies — 1st: Lena Young, Community #1675 Any Variety of Canned Pickles — 1st: Barb Johnston, North Adrian #721 2nd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160 Any type of Canned Vegetables— 1st:Michelle Barnes, Home #129 2nd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160 KNITTING Scarf and Mittens— 1st: Lois Hicks, West Oshtemo #1630 Any Other Knitted Item — 1st: Russell Hoag, Community #1675(Best of Show-Fam.Act.) 2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 CROCHETING Afghan — 1st: Darlene Reeser, Plymouth/Westland #389 2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 QUILTING Tied Quilt— 1st: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350 2nd: Alice Martinez, Burr Oak #1350 3rd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 Machine Quilt— 1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 2nd: Helen Mudd, Studley #1174 Group Project— 1st: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350 2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 CROSS STITCH Plastic Canvas — 1st: Kevin Young, Community #1675 Any Other Crossed Stitched Item 1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 2nd: Tracie Frazier, Colon #215 3rd: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350
RECYCLED CRAFT Any item made out of Blue Jeans 1st: Joanne Normand, North Adrian #721 2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160 3rd: Sharon Strebbing, Plymouth/Westland #389
ANY ITEM OF YESTERYEAR USED IN THE KITCHEN 1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350 2nd: Marshall Bishop, Home #129 3rd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160` JUNIORS — BIRD HOUSE — AGES 9-11 1st: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325 2nd: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
GRANGERS MAKING 50 OR MORE TOYS Ted Mudd, Helen Mudd, Studley #1174
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS: Mid Michigan Pomona #61, St. Joseph/Cass/Kalamazoo Pomona #4, Plymouth/Westland #389, Community #1675, Mosherville #1351, Studley #1174, Summit City #672, Kinney #754, Burns #160, Oceana Center #1047, Burr Oak #1350, North Adrian #721, Colon #215, Gratiot #1898, Barnard #689
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 GRANGE NEWS
And here we are, just a few weeks from our State Grange convention. So much to do, so little time! Hope everyone has been busy throughout the year getting ready with their entries and reports. Please issue that final appeal for entries in your Grange, to insure our displays and contests are competitive. We need to make those judges work!! And don’t forget, the quilt contest is open to members, and non members (prospective members). Our Family Activities/Community Service Project for this year is a mitten tree. Gloves, mittens, hats & scarves are all welcome and your help in decorating the tree is appreciated. Articles may be hand made or purchased.
All articles that are collected at the convention will be given to West Oshtemo Grange for their own mitten tree, and then donated to the Deacon’s Conference in Kalamazoo for distribution to the needy in the Kalamazoo area prior to Christmas. With the convention coming up, there is usually quite a lot of time spent sitting, so here are some exercises you can do while sitting to tone you up. To exercise leg muscles and restore circulation you should place hands on top of upper thighs, press feet firmly to the floor. Push on your hands as if trying to get up. Hold, as you count to 3, relax, and repeat.
To relieve cramping, straighten knees and extend legs as much as possible. Press heels against the floor. Hold, as you count to 3, relax and repeat. To improve circulation in your feet, put your heels on floor, knees bent. Turn soles of feet inward. Visualize grasping an object with the feet. Press soles together. Relax, and repeat. To relieve neck and shoulder tension, stretch one arm up high as if trying to reach an overhead light. Repeat with other arm. Just be careful with that last exercise, it might appear you are volunteering to help! Healthy Living: Watermelon. A wonder fruit? Hydrates—We know that drinking water is important for health. With watermelon being 92% water, it helps to hydrate and helps us to feel full! Contains Nutrients and beneficial plant compounds —One cup of watermelon provides the following recommended daily intake: Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI Potassium: 5% of the RDI Magnesium: 4% of the RDI Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI Beneficial antioxidants in watermelon include Vitamin C, which according to the article, prevents cell damage; Carotenoids, which are converted to Vitamin A; Cucurbitacin E which has an anti-inflammatory effect; and Lycopene, a wonder plant compound with its own list of benefits. May Help Prevent Cancer– Some plant compounds in watermelon, including Cucurbitacin E and Lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent cancer. May improve Heart Health—Several factors suggest that watermelon my help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce stiffness and thickness of artery walls. May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative stress — Watermelon may help lower inflammation and oxidative damage as it is rich in the anti-inflammatory antioxidants Lycopene and Vitamin C. My Support Eye Health — The presence of Lycopene my prevent age-related macular degeneration. May help relieve muscle soreness — Watermelon juice has some potential as a recovery beverage after exercise. Is Good for Skin and Hair — Several nutrients in watermelon are good for your hair and skin. Some help keep skin supple while others protect against sunburn. Can help improve digestion — Watermelon contains lots of water and a small amount of fiber —both of which are important for healthy digestion. And while we’re at it, let’s add one more, possibly the most important health benefit of them all: Can increase Socialization (and put a smile on your face) — Cut into a watermelon, and it can easily draw the attention of those around you for a little impromptu gathering, creating plenty of opportunity for bonding, laughter, and summertime reminiscing. That really does make it a wonder fruit.