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Starlite F.C.E. Club learns about sleep

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On Jan. 15, 14 Starlight F.C.E. members joined 21 ladies from Cavalry Crossing for a lesson called, "Sleep: Want It, Need It, Get It." This lesson was presented by Nancy Schuster, Anderson County Home Extension Agent, while dressed in her stylish nightwear.

Some of the highlights of the lesson included facts concerning sleep and our health. Every person requires sleep to feel renewed and invigorated plus sleep is important for healing of injuries and diseases. Amounts of sleep may differ with age. For example, infants usually require more sleep than senior citizens. On average, a person should sleep about 7 to 9 hours each day. Lack of sleep can affect a person's health as well as his or her mood, and capability of memory, skills, and procedures. Sleep also helps the immune system fight infections. This applies to school-age children as well as adults. Sleep can be affected by obesity, certain medications, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, late naps and other life-style behavior. Schuster ended with a quote. "Rest is not laziness. Rest is building breaks into our lives before we collapse, so we don't collapse."

The Starlite unit thanks the residents of Cavalry Crossing for the delicious refreshments.

Starlite President Joan Isaac, opened the business meeting by leading the unit in the Flag Salute and the Club Collect. Betty Johnson, unit secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting.

Roll call was answered by reporting the number of hours spent doing volunteer work since the last meeting. 140 hours were reported.

Clarice Russell, unit treasurer, gave the treasurer's report. Betty Johnson read some correspondence. Council Member, Doris Ericson, gave an update on planning for the 2009 Statewide F.C.E Conference.

The next Starlite meeting will be held in conjunction with the Thursday Night Live F.C.E. unit. It will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The meeting will be held at the Community Christian Church's Fellowship Hall.. The lesson will be about "Smart Money" led by Joy Purkeypile, Linn County Extension Agent. Finger food will be provided by Wilma Endy and Betty Johnson. Joan Isaac, Doris Ericson, and Jackie Warren will help with hostess duties.

A planning committee for the Southeast Kansas Recognition Day in 2010 will meet after the Feb. 26 meeting. This committee consists of Marge Stringer, Nolene Whiteside, Joan Isaac, and Jackie Warren, as well as, the Council and Ann Ludlum, Bourbon County Extension Agent.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Marge Stringer. Doris Ericson seconded the motion.

The meeting was adjourned. All F.C.E. meetings are open to the public. For more information call (620) 223 3720 or (620) 223 5215.

-- Submitted by

Betty Johnson

Ann Ludlum
FCS Agent, Southwind District
Editor's Note: Ann Ludlum is a K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences and 4-H extension agent assigned to Southwind District -- Fort Scott office. She may be reached at (620) 223-3720 or aludlum@ksu.edu.