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Mason Bluebonnet Study Club
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 • Posted April 27, 2011

Members and guests of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club were privileged to hear two excellent speakers at their April 18 meeting held at the Richard Eckert Civic Center. The subject being explored was better health through better diet and lifestyle.

The first speaker, Margaret Durst of The Greenhouse told the group that she had become involved in natural ways to a healthier body because she had an illness herself. Prior to that time she paid little attention to health while growing up on a ranch. By informing herself about natural remedies of Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and a diet friendly to her body, she got back her health. Because she had become a true believer and wanted to share her knowlege with others, she began more study and eventually she and her husband opened The Greenhouse. She also stressed diet and how it can make one ill because of allergies to certain foods and invited her audience to talk further with her about individual dietary choices.

The second speaker, Ann Scarth is a Wesley Nurse who has recently moved to this area. She explained that caring for communities of individuals is her mission. Wesley Nurse Health ministries was founded for the purpose of better serving the healthcare needs of local communities by living among the ones they serve. One subject that Scarth covered in her talk was stroke and how to recognize it, how to give immediate help, and to call 911 as soon as possible. Knowing what to do in an immergency can empower those around one in need of help and save lives. Mrs. Scarth said that she hopes to provide that knowlege to this community.

A business meeting was gaveled to order by club president Sabin Nelson following the speakers. A decision to give a $500 scholarship won unanamous approval. The 42 Tournament recently held was a success and helped in this area. A discussion of having this activity on a regualr basis was tabled for the time being until the busy spring schedule is over.

The next meeting will be at the Richard Eckert Center on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. Jane Hoerster will give a program that she had prepared for February when she fell ill and was unable to deliver it at that time. Early black settlers of this area is the subject.

Refreshments were served by hostess Tommie Luckenbach. Attending were club members Betty Meyer, Mary Hemphill, Tanya Lamoreaux, Mary Ellen Merkel, Brinda Pape, Sabin Nelson, Carol Jordan, Mary Carlman, and Maudi Bergmann. Sherie Clarkson was welcomed as a new club member. Guests were Margaret Durst,Ann Scarth, and Roger Luckenbach.

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