Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club presented new officers for 2017-19 at a recent meeting at the White Hall Library.
New officers include Karen Needler, president; Sarah Payton, vice president; Peggie Barbaree, secretary; Marnette Reed, treasurer; and Cheri Aronowitz, parliamentarian. Reed presented outgoing officers a gift of appreciation from the club.
Current President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone. Members present were: Aronowitz, Needler, Payton, Jo Ann Carr, Marnette Reed, Dee Kindrick, Peggie Barbaree, Catherine Atkinson, Sue Medlock, Donna Stevenson and Elizabeth Wall.
Guests include Mary Ann Kizer, Family and Consumer Sciences agent and county advisor to the Extension Homemakers. Special guests of Barbaree were Gracie and Madison Kimbrell.
Barbaree, community service chairwoman, reported that Trinity Village has requested that the club teach a craft there. Members voted to do a craft with them every other month. She also reported she and Sue Medlock delivered 25 cot sheets to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Kids First. Pillows and caps for Arkansas Children’s Hospital are being worked on and turbans for Arkansas Cancer Institute in Pine Bluff will be ready this fall. Cereal was collected for White Hall Food Pantry.
Carr, education chairwoman, reminded members to sign up for Christmas in July which will be Thursday, July 27, at the County Extension Office. This is the kickoff event for Holiday Foods and every one was encouraged to bring recipes. She also announced a Fair Judging School will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the county Extension Office. The registration cost is $15 and the deadline is Tuesday, July 18. Carr passed out forms for the Mountain View Retreat e Nov. 1-3 at the Ozark Folk Center.
Dee Kindrick, Recreation Leader, said Y Mountain is open and they are selling cut flowers. The Delta Rivers Nature Center has several upcoming events and 4-H has several events for youth this summer.
Carr presented the program on “Physical Activity.” She said current exercise guidelines recommend that adults regularly engage in three types of physical activity:
1 — Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises: It is recommended that adults engage in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. These should be performed in time increments of at least 10 minutes.
2 — Strengthening Exercises: These should be done two or three times each week targeting all major muscle groups and should not be performed on consecutive days. Stretching or Flexibility Exercises: These can be performed every day and should be performed after completing cardiovascular or strengthening exercises.
3— Balance Exercises: These are recommended for older adults to help prevent falls and can also help improve balance. A hand out on Deskercise - Sit, Stretch, Strengthen was given to everyone.
Carr also announced a Get Fit Exercise Class is held each Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the County Extension Office and a Medicine Ball Exercise Program is help at the Salvation Army Gym on Monday and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Each class cost $12 a year. New members are welcome.
Details: Mary Ann Kizer, at 870-534-1033.