Sunday, May 6, was Parish Nursing Sunday at the Methodist church, and a good crowd was present to hear Mrs. Tina Rockhold, from Health For Life at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She brought an informative message on osteoporosis and talked about prevention and treatment. She encouraged daily exercise and proper diet to strengthen the bones. Her statement was, "That if your grandmother had osteoporosis, you will probably have it also later on." She demonstrated weight bearing exercise that should be done daily to stay strong.
The Rev. Joel Dunn brought the message, "Being Obvious Disciples." Following church, all gathered in the fellowship hall of the church to enjoy a carry-in dinner.
Dewaine and Beverly Geiger and Joel and Norma Dunn attended a meeting of the Bourbon County Parish Monday evening held at the Devon Church.
The Uniontown United Methodist Women met Wednesday morning at the church, with nine members attending. Janice Ramsey had prepared a bundt cake and a meat and cheese tray along with coffee for the enjoyment of the group. Patti McClenahan presided over the business meeting. The purpose was read in unison. Devotions were given by Lavon Middleton who took her thoughts from Proverbs 20: 11.
Nine members answered roll call by telling of a Mother's Day memory. The minutes of the April 11 meeting were read and approved.
A thank you card was received from Alice Ramsey thanking our president Pat for the hostess gift that she brought to her brunch which in turn was won by Alice.
Pat McClenahan attended the Spring District Meeting which was held in Paola. This brave lady left home in 2 1/ 2 inches of snow and ice, and it worsened as she drove north. She took with her the collections of children's underwear and teddy bears which had been requested. She stated that there are 1,800 foster children needing homes. Youthville can always use items including plastic bags and money. Children ages l7 through 20 are helped to build life skills.
It was suggested that when the new church kitchen is complete we should have a kitchen shower.
Janice Ramsey will chair the next Ruritan dinner with Margaret Hartman assisting on May 21.
Janice Ramsey brought many clippings from the files of her mother Nellie Clark to share with the group. One church program was dated 1922.
The next meeting will be June 18 and will be an evening meeting.
Dewaine and Beverly Geiger were in Topeka over the weekend to attend graduation services for Kevin William Brown, from Washburn University, on May 12. Kevin is the son of Joe and Becky Brown, rural Augusta. The Geigers and Browns were overnight house guests of Mrs. Elda Brown at her apartment at Aldersgate. Friends of Kevin gathered for a cookout to celebrate their graduation at a friends home in Topeka.
Later in the evening they attended a family gathering arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Hirt, Waverly, the parents of Jessica Hurt, at the Club House in Topeka, to celebrate the acceptance of their daughter, Jessica Hurt, to the University of Kansas Medical School. Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average, and will begin studies near July 1, at the KU Medical Center.
On Sunday Elda Brown entertained with a Mother's Day dinner at a private dining room at Aldersgate Care Center. Guests arrived to see the tables laid beautifully with white linen. A bouquet of mixed spring flowers centered the table. Invited guests were Elda's immediate family and Dewaine and Beverly Geiger.
At the close of the meal, the hostess presented each lady attending with a long stemmed red rose.