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A Cowboy’s Faith: Another driver crashes fence

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“A vehicle has gone through your pasture fence and the wires are down so livestock can get out.”

It was the sheriff’s dispatcher just after daylight informing of what this time was already known. Minutes before looking out the window, three law enforcement vehicles with patriotic flashing lights were at the north corner. There was a fourth vehicle with yellow caution lights blinking.

Fairly certain of what had occurred, decision was made to drive up the road to find out more details. Upon arrival, only one county sheriff car was still at the scene. That lawman was busy measuring tire marks and whatever else from one side of the road to the other.

Obviously the other two counties’ sheriff offices decided to let the remaining officer do the paperwork. That caution-vehicle must have also concluded its service was no longer needed.

Through the broken fence to the southwest 150-yards in the brome field was a white economy car, frontend bashed in.

Slowly driving past commenting out the window, the working lawman was queried: “Another fatality this time?”

Congenial as likely possible for a dedicated deputy: “No the driver was disillusioned, didn’t know where he was.” Further details on the reckless motorist aren’t known but fortunately evidently he wasn’t injured.

Such incidences are actually common as there’ve been similar situations a handful of times in the past half century. Two major highways intersect on the three-county-line.

Drivers from the east are going too fast, half asleep, or not paying attention. They run the stop sign, cross the other north south highway, through the fence, and out into the pasture.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Weather has own mind

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“It really is dry.” “Sure is wet.” “It’d be good if the rain would stop.” “Sure be nice to get some of that rain.”

Those comments were all heard within just a few minutes of each other last Friday morning.

Conversations all depended on location sometimes just a few miles down the road and others from the state’s borders.

While areas pleaded for raindrops out of all the crashing thunder, lightning, fierce winds, very little came from the sky. Meanwhile with identical weather predictions, neighboring counties were being warned about flash flooding.

Weather forecasters are certainly the most popular airwaves stars. Well at least the best known, anticipated, listened to, talked about. When right they’re patted on the back, but more often remarks aren’t very nice because predictions are frequently wrong.

Credit given when due, the forecasters are just human doing the very best they can. Despite all historical records and technical modern-day devices, only the Supreme Power knows what the weather’s going to be. And He keeps changing his mind all of the time

One thing for certain: “It always has rained.” Sometimes too late, sometimes too early, but in all of history moisture has arrived at some time.

Interesting how dry winter and spring were with prayers for moisture to fill ponds, get creeks running, and make plants grow. Then some received the rainfall, while many were still quite shy.

Happy Fourth of July! Where are the fireworks?

Wondering where to watch fireworks this Fourth of July in Osage County?

Consider Pomona State Park, where Friends of Pomona State Park have scheduled a fireworks watch party at the front entrance to the park.

The fireworks will begin at dark, and will be shot from Lamont Hill Resort, across the road from the state park entrance. Spectators can park on the nearby roads, or join the watch party in the park. The Friends will pass out glow in the dark goodies and offer refreshments for sale, beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors are advised that no fireworks are allowed in the state park.

The park’s marina will also host activities during the weekend, with live bands playing 8-10 p.m. July 2, and 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 3, at the marina. Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4:45 p.m. will be the annual Fourth of July patriotic boat parade. In addition, a variety of food trucks is scheduled to be at the marina during the weekend. Boaters on the lake and anyone near Pomona’s north shore might also be able to see a scheduled fireworks show at Royal Pines subdivision on the Fourth.

Overbrook is another place to watch fireworks on the Fourth. The city is holding its annual Independence Day celebration, starting with a kids bike parade in the morning and ending with the fireworks finale at the City Lake at dark. Parking is available at the ball diamonds. Everyone is invited to walk down, sit in bleachers, or bring chairs or blankets to sit on, and to remember to practice safe social distancing. No alcohol is permitted on park grounds.

And for those who can’t get enough fireworks, next weekend, Saturday, July 10, the Osage City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fireworks display as part of the Osage County Fair. The display will be at the Osage City fairgrounds at Jones Park, where spectators can watch from lawn chairs, their cars or the football stadium.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Ornery Shorty was talented

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Best known as Shorty, or Short, grinning ornery Marven Brabb towered above most with diverse abilities.”

Last week Shorty, a New Year’s Day baby in 1928, passed away at 93 years of age. Until a few months ago, Shorty had continued daily care of his straight Hereford cow herd. Time had taken toll, but Shorty with walking canes remained himself, jovial, mischievous, knowing, heartfelt concerned.

Then serious health incapacitated Shorty, forcing him off his beloved farm into a care home. For a while, Shorty would visit briefly when called, but lost interest in what was happening “back home.”

His cattle were dispersed and then machinery, a large assortment of tools and household were sold at auction. Uncertain if Shorty was even aware, but difficult time for friends watching his life’s toil going under the gavel.

It must be 45 years since first meeting Shorty, who enjoyed off farm work for the lumberyard. Anything needing built or repaired; he had the ability and always seemed eager to do the task.

At a purebred Hereford sale, Shorty with his big smile bought a top bull. Sadly the ring man who he’d done a number of jobs for didn’t even know his name. It’d always just been “Shorty,” but Marven Brabb was never forgotten after that.

The old barn had two grain bins, milk cow stanchions, three workhorse stalls and a lean-to. Shorty renovated them into nine riding horse stalls with his uniquely-designed two-by-six gates inside Dutch doors.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Grass turned into hay

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“At least livestock will have some feed next winter.”

Certainly lots of swathers and hay balers were moving at fast pace in recent days.

Pleased having what appeared to be a bumper crop, it was urgent getting dried brome grass wrapped before rains came.

Not a top student in crops and soils classes, lessons are learned best when it dips into the pocketbook. Tame grass production is most dependent on two things: fertilizer and weather.

Considerable less expense when brome isn’t fertilized, but experience has proven there’s very low yield without added nitrogen.

Yet even when all soil testing and fertilizer recommendations are followed, Mother Nature still has overriding power.

Agronomists may have a different philosophy, but seemingly weather can also be a double edged sword. Ample rainfall at the precise time needed is quite important coupled with spring temperatures not too hot too soon. Earthlings have absolutely no control over those influential factors, despite numerous ill-fated scientific attempts through the ages.

Oh there are other problems which can often reduce brome grass yields with something new showing up quite regularly. Diseases have tried to create havoc, and other vegetation like bluegrass and wild bluestem attempt overpowering.

High yields require heavy foliage, not just long stems with seed heads on them. However, tall thick grass can be readily flattened by wind and rain, creating additional hard work for harvesters.

When brome grass is crushed down and doesn’t have time to straighten back up, a windrower will frequently become clogged. With temperatures higher than 100 degrees and record humidity, that’s a major job to clear out.

Eat Well to Be Well:How to build a delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie

You may think building a healthy smoothie is easy. Grab a blender and throw in a bunch of fruit, add sweeteners, and milk or juice, and call it good. But think again. When done right, smoothies can indeed be very healthy. Plus, they’re a convenient and easy way to pack in essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants all in a drinkable form.

However, when done wrong, drinking what you perceive as “healthy,” might backfire. When packing smoothies with a bevy of ingredients, a super healthy smoothie easily becomes a disastrous overload, pushing in excess of 500 calories plus and a surplus of sugars sabotaging attempts at both weight loss or keeping blood sugar under control.

Could you be making these same “smoothie mistakes” and not know it? If so, you’re not alone. Smoothies are a commonly made concoction in many households and often used as a meal replacement. But to avoid bungling a smoothie, learn the right way to build a delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie, keeping everything in balance.

Common smoothie mistakes to avoid

To understand the art of healthy smoothie-making, it’s important to know mistakes to avoid. See if you might be guilty of any of the following:

Putting in too much fruit: I’ve listened to plenty of clients who proudly describe in detail the overabundance of fruit they add to a smoothie recipe. More is better, right? Wrong. Fruits are a mainstay of smoothies offering a variety of nutrients your body needs. But remember, moderation is key. Too much of a good thing will disrupt the balance between calories and carbs. The rule of thumb is to use about one cup of no more than one to two fruits per smoothie.

Adding in too many sweeteners: A sugar is a sugar, no matter what form it’s in.  If you like sweetening-up your smoothie by adding in honey or maple syrup or coconut sugar, as examples, a heavy hand will up the calorie and carb ante – a lot. Whatever fruit you’re using should be “sweet enough” without needing to rely on added sugars.

Drinking a smoothie with a meal: Most smoothies are consumed early morning for breakfast. A high protein, fruit and veggie-packed smoothie can be a nutritious way to begin your day, and likely has sufficient calories to meet your needs for that meal. But if you’re also having that smoothie along with a bowl of cereal or oatmeal or a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast, either cut out the smoothie or significantly lighten it up to still enjoy it alongside your other foods.

Going overboard with nutrient boosters: Some smoothie zealots like to “beef up” the nutritional value by adding in extras like protein powders, peanut or almond butters, or chia seeds. While these can be used, if amounts are unchecked, calories add up quickly. Consider that just one tablespoon of peanut or almond butter contains 100 calories. Again, moderation rules.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Parades are fun time

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Everyone loves a parade.”

It’s fact whether participating on horseback, in the band, riding a float or watching from the sideline. Missing a parade when there’s one in town or even on television leaves a certain feeling of disappointment.

While impossible to be everywhere at the same time, a horseshow conflicted with this year’s rodeo parade. However fond memories from decades of parades gone by kept returning throughout the day.

Marching with the grade school band in the centennial parade six decades ago came to mind as a frustration. Waiting in Durland Park for when to move into the Main Street lineup gave time to watch the horses. Oh, to just be riding a horse instead of with the “dumb band” was the little boy’s aspiration.

Dream came true a year later when wannabe cowboy finally had his own horse and got that chance. An old local cowboy could sense the other’s desire to ride in the big rodeo parade. He was taking his horse and asked the kid to bring his horse and come along.

Rain was pouring down almost impossible to see loading the flatbed pickup with stock racks at the old railroad stockyards. Parade lineup at Swope Park started not long after dinner as downpour continued.

No letup in cloudburst yet when the Fort Riley Band marched out of the fairgrounds gate followed by several hundred horses. From Cottonwood Falls to Strong City and into the rodeo grounds, everybody was drenched through and through.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Increasing length of life

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Time of death has been predetermined the day one is born.”

Aunt Freda made that comment six decades ago during breakfast at her house before heading out to hunt pheasants. It rang a bell of sorts that morning and has been remembered and recalled ever since, especially on Memorial Day.

With no proven reasoning behind people’s longevity “many die before their time.” Some pass suddenly very young, others middle-aged from accident or heath intrusions, and many simply die from old age. Everybody dies, and there’s no way getting around it.

Nobody knows when their final day living as a body on Earth will be. Yet certain lifestyles seem to bring an earlier death.

Centenarians and others not quite as mature usually have similar philosophies about living to be old, although without medical substantiation.

Three biggies taking young lives are tobacco, liquor and food, yet there are vast exceptions in every case.

Majority of the population used tobacco of some form in earlier years, and many suffered from it, going early to their graves. Several friends over consumed liquor and passed away years ago, while limited alcohol intake has been proclaimed advantageous.

Everybody must have food, and generally enjoys eating, but overconsumption or malnutrition, either may lead to early fatality.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Remembering one special rider

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Mary White was a heroine then and has been ever since.”

Certain childhood readings leave a lifetime impression and Mary White’s story in the third-grade primer did that.

Author of the writing didn’t mean anything then, but renowned editor William Allen White, Mary’s dad, has become a mentor.

A century ago, in the Emporia Gazette, May 17, 1921, Mr. White printed his 16-year-old daughter’s editorialized obituary.

“The Associated Press reporting of news about Mary White’s death declared that it came as the result of a fall from a horse. How she would have hooted at that! Mary never fell from a horse in her life.

“Horses have fallen on her and with her. ‘I’m always trying to hold ’em in my lap,’ Mary used to say. Mary was proud of few things, one that she could ride anything with four legs and hair.

“Mary’s death resulted not from a fall but from a blow on the head which fractured her skull. The blow came from the limb of an overhanging tree on the parking.”

A present-day editorialist surmised: “The accident did not surprise anyone who knew her. Mary was a rambunctious girl who rode horses and drove cars with the same reckless intensity.

“On that Tuesday afternoon, Mary was riding a skittish mare named Hardtack. Having changed to her riding khakis, Mary aimed as usual for country roads north of Emporia.

“But about where the Emporia State University Library parking lot is now, Mary was distracted. A school friend delivering the Emporia Gazette rode by on his bicycle.

“Mary turned to wave with her bridle hand. This caused Hardtack to dart from the road and plunge beneath a catalpa tree. Still turned to wave, Mary may not have seen or could not avoid collision with the fatal branch.”

Eat Well to Be Well:Rethink your drink with refreshing beverages healthier than soda

If soda has been your go-to for quenching your thirst, it’s time to rethink your drink. Drinking sugary soda is simply a bad idea for supporting good health. Multiple studies have found time and again that consuming soda, including artificially sweetened or “diet” soda, can be harmful to your health. This finding was published in a 2019 JAMA Internal Medicine article that showed people who drank two or more glasses of diet or regular soda had higher risks of dying from cardiovascular disease including stroke. Besides increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, the study also found consuming beverages sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners is positively associated with all-cause deaths, raising the risk of premature death by 17 percent compared to those who sip them less than once a month.

What other studies have found

This is far from the first time research has shown a link between soda’s subtle and insidious effect on human health. For instance, obesity is often linked to individuals who consume soda, as found in a 2017 study published in QJM, an International Journal of Medicine. Another study published in the journal Appetite found an association of sweet cravings being triggered by drinking soda leading to a vicious cycle of eating other sugar laden foods and beverages.

Then, there’s a major study published in the journal Circulation which followed more than 118,000 men and women for 30 years. At the end of the study, researchers concluded that each daily 12-ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage – including soft drinks, lemonade and other sugary fruit drinks – raised the risk of death by seven percent, including a five percent increased risk for cancer death, and a 10 percent increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease. This same study also concluded that “sugary drinks lead to weight gain and anything that leads to weight gain increases risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers.”

Bottom line, there are few if any health benefits from drinking soda. Soda is devoid of any nutrients other than offering calories. Consider the fact that the average soda beverage will contain at least three to four tablespoons of sugar in a 20-ounce container. It’s doubtful any of us deliberately would add that amount of sugar on our own to a glass of water with flavoring. But also take into consideration an interesting study in the journal Diabetologia that found that swapping one sugary drink a day for an alternative healthier drink such as water, coffee, or tea, may reduce a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.

Try healthier ideas to replace sugary and artificially sweetened beverages

So, what can you do to curb soda consumption? Look into healthier, alternative beverages replacing soda for good. However, it’s vital to refrain from simply replacing soda with other beverages high in sugar too, such as sweetened tea, sugary coffee drinks, or high-sugar fruit juices. These beverages still offer just as many (if not more) sugar and calories as sodas do and defeat the purpose of cutting back on overall sugar intake.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Cowboy friends for lifetime

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Grade school kids with matching cowboy dreams grow old fulfilling youthful inclinations.”

Living in a rural community, students in the olden days walked to and from school, including going home for dinner. Dennis is a couple years younger, yet friendship quickly bonded during the daily joint jaunts nearly a mile each direction.

Neither had horses, but cowboy boots and snap-yoked shirts revealed certain commonness. Without perfect attendance shared Sunday school class further enhanced camaraderie of Western life.

Wednesday was afternoon off for grocery store carryout boy, frequently joining another cowboy dreamer fishing the nearby river. Then aspirations began to materialize.

Two acres with a barn in the city limits allowed for the older horse fascinator to get his own Spot. Dennis went to work as exercise rider for the trainer at a racetrack the community had just built. Saddle club’s arena infield the oval track became evening get together for the young horsemen.

Cowboy bond strengthened during high school in youth agriculture organizations with both envisioning rodeo successes. Saturday nights on the town began when stopping to get Dennis at home playing his electric guitar singing cowboy songs.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Time for bovine romancing

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“The bull is the most important part of a profitable cow-calf operation.”

Cowmen have various opinions about that statement, first analyzing a bull’s conformation, structure, bloodlines, performance data, etc. Yes, those factors can and generally do have an impact on cowherd profit.

Yet they are not the most critical element of making money with cows. First and foremost essential is a bull that does what he’s supposed to do: breed cows.

Cows will not have a calf unless there is a bull with them. That bull must romance every cow for her to have a calf. Those calves are what pay the bills.

Regardless of the color, looks, weight, disposition of their dad, a calf must be born and go to market.

A small, light muscled, mixed breed, poorly structured, ugly bull that gets every cow in calf has definite value. While the “best bred,” highest priced, superior performance, “perfect” phenotype bull can have little worth. If cows do not get with calf during mating season that “great bull” becomes a money loser. He’d be much more valuable as a steer.

Bull fertility, breeding ability, and desire to do their job outweigh every “highly promoted” aspect of bull selection and ownership.

The point has come to realization in recent days. Bulls that are ready to breed cows need to be out with cows in early May. Then calves should come at the first part of next February and be ready for market as weanlings in mid-October.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Stalled vehicles major ordeal

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“It won’t start.”

When the rodeo clown says that about his funny car he can’t get out of the arena, everybody laughs.

Yet when somebody’s own vehicle “won’t start,” it’s far from a funny matter.

Just about everybody has been in such a predicament and typically there’s quite an ordeal getting the vehicle going again.

Likely the most common issue is a dead battery. More than once long years ago, the pickup battery went dead in the hayfield waiting for bales to load. It was the young hay handler‘s fault because he was listening to the radio when the truck wasn’t running.

Without more than a scowl the first time, Dad pulled the tractor with square baler alongside the pickup. It was an easy task to jumpstart the truck so the boy could get the hay loaded. There was more than a frown the second time it happened.

Jump starting from another vehicle when there’s a dead battery is very common and generally works well. Yet, it’s not always safe. That lesson was learned a half century ago, when the old pickup was hooked to the 1939 John Deere B tractor. Uncertain the reasoning behind it, but the tractor battery exploded.

Of course, sparks fly when the positive cable is hooked to the negative but whenever there’s fire it’s best to try another method.

Sometimes, the car dies and won’t start because it’s out of gas. That’s not too much of a problem, even when one must walk a couple miles to get the gas can filled.

But when driving to judge a horseshow 300 miles from home and the fuel goes dry, it’s a more serious issue. Fortunately that nearby farmer was nice, kindly providing gasoline out of his farm tank.

Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club: April meeting makes May flowers

Making May Day baskets at the April meeting of the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club are Morgan Young, Allie Kneisler, and Kendall Young. Courtesy photo.

By Morgan Young, Club Reporter

The Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club had a fantastic meeting at 4:30 p.m. April 11, 2021. The 4-Hers made May Day baskets for the care home facility in Osage City. They used their creativity to make flowers out of paper.

There were three project talks presented at the meeting. Grayson Wine showed us how to make peppermint candy ornaments. He even ate some afterwards. Gage Kilgore told us how to rig a fishing pole. Kendall Wine demonstrated how to make a paper airplane. It was flying around for the rest of the meeting.

Members who participated in district club days were recognized, including Ethan Kneisler (blue), Tyler Williams (purple), Grayson Wine (purple), Allie Kneisler (purple), and Kendall Wine (blue). Some of them got to move on to regionals, too, including Ethan Kneisler (red), Tyler Williams (blue), Grayson Wine (blue), and Allie Kneisler (blue). Good job guys!

There will not be a meeting in May. We will be doing a project showcase for the June 13 meeting. There will be a farm tour with potluck following.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Snake unappreciated rancho visitor

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“There’s a snake eating the sliced apple on the kitchen cabinet.”

Don’t think that doesn’t make hair on the neck cringe. Charging toward the varmint not really knowing what was going to happen, it almost instantly slithered behind the refrigerator.

Snakes are friends of very few, yet not that uncommon on ranches. Still it’s the first time in half-century one came into the home.

Actually a day earlier, the three-quarter-inch diameter, more-less 18-inches long reptile showed up in the mudroom. As show halter with shank was hung on the doorknob, that scaly creature appeared similar to the leather lead. Attempted stomp at the swishing-tongued head missed as bright-eyed serpent squirmed under the storage shelf. Closely watching for reappearance nothing was seen again with hopeful assumption basement was invisibly-moved destination.

Then vermin reappeared the next day in the kitchen only to disappear, despite flashlight and yardstick prods to locate. Hardware store snake deterrent was spread around outside perimeter of the ranch house.

Restless sleep visions were that the snake might wiggle into bed for coziness. That didn’t happen unless curling was unnoticeable. Next midday, the snake slinked from the office down the hallway to “demise” from the mate’s hard striking barn stick. It was thrown outside the back step, so rainfall washed away smashed head blood while barn cats kept their distance. Better there than crawling inside a wannabe cowboy’s jean leg when doing office work.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club shows their know-how at district club days

By Bella Reeser
MJH 4-H Club Reporter

Like everything in our current world, District 4-H Club Days were modified due to COVID-19. Participants were to video their presentation and have it submitted to the district office via YouTube by March 1, 2021. On March 15, Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club members found out how astonishing their skills were. Presenting demonstrations were:

  • Allie Reeser presented a demonstration on making Cinnamon Applesauce Delight; she received a top purple.
  • Bella Reeser presented Rub-A-Dub Dub, Who’s Duck is in the Tub; she received an alternate top purple.
  • Braelyn McNally demonstrated how to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins; she received a top purple.
  • Gradey McNally presented a demonstration on making Bubble Bread; he received a top purple.
  • Justin Brinkley gave a speech on private property; he received a top purple.

All top purple participants were to resubmit their presentations to the 4-H district office by March 19 to compete at Regional Club Days.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club updates: Springtime brings renewed activities

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at Fusion Bowling Alley, Ottawa, Kan., in conjunction with the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club.

At 3:05 p.m. the MJH meeting was called to order by President Braelyn McNally. The club began their meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Braelyn. Secretary Amelia Arb called roll; members and parents were to answer with, “If you could be any Disney character, which would you be?” There were 20 members and 11 adults present. Amelia then read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read.

Vice-President Justin Brinkley read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.

Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted one article to the newspaper. In historian report, Historian Allie Reeser shared 4-H memories from John Harsh and Lara Combes-Shoup, both former MJH members.

In council report, council representative Braelyn reported the council was looking for ideas for community service projects.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser reminded members to read over the meeting notes sheet, and asked all members (MJH and Lyndon Leaders) to stand and share what they did for District Club Days. Lastly Lisa reminded members Blue & Gold orders would be in on Tuesday, please remember to pick them up.

Janae McNally then shared with the clubs there will be in-person 4-H camp, with details still to come.

In unfinished business, it was moved and seconded to table the farmers market until next month. In new business; it was discussed then moved and seconded to have an alternative Easter egg hunt for the students in the district. Details will be determined after speaking to school administrators. At 3:36 p.m. it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Melvern Community Center. Club members then together enjoyed refreshments and bowling provided by the clubs.

Eat Well to Be Well:Learn the truth about 5 food myths

Discerning between food truths and food myths is really hard sometimes. From excellent nutrition advice to extremely bad to downright dangerous nutrition advice, what’s a consumer to do? Since all of us have to eat and all of us are consumers of food, knowing the truth of how to follow a healthy, nutritious diet can get lost in the shuffle of nutrition myths – which have grown exponentially over the years.

Unfortunately, there will be those who, without any nutrition degrees or backing of science, feel compelled to enlighten us on their opinion on what a healthy diet should be. But don’t be swayed. Here are some common diet and food myths you deserve to know the truth behind the tale:

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