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South Fork Homemakers, Jan. 2010 meeting

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The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Delores Bale and Amanda Gatewood serving as hostesses.

The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.  Also present were Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Hazel Hodges, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Julie Devore.

The Club agreed to cater the annual County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet.

Bingo games were enjoyed after the luncheon.

The area mailout: "Environmental Pollutants and Nutrition: Nuts and Seeds" discussed exposure to environmental contaminants that may contribute to an increased risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Adding plant proteins, like nuts and seeds, to your meal plan contributes phytonutrients, fiber, vitamin E and magnesium, which can reduce the risk of chronic diseases. We need to include creative ways to include them in our diet.

The next meeting is 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15. New members are always welcome. This is an area club and all are invited to join.