Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers

Carol White gave a lesson on colds and the flu when Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers Club met Oct. 27 at First Presbyterian Church.

White handed out recommendations of things to do and not to do when one has these respiratory diseases or foodborne illnesses.

She told members not to rely on sight, taste or smell as indication food is safe to use but to abide by the rule of thumb, “When in doubt, throw it out.”

President Sandi Hall reminded members of the fundraiser bake sale Saturday and the Fall Fling at 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Those wanting to share rides to the Fall Fling will meet at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Aryss Beebe led in singing “Shine on Harvest Moon.”

Roll call response of favorite place in Indiana to view fall foliage indicated members are fond of Jackson County.

Jean Auffenberg was congratulated for completing a “bingo” on the page listing ways to help others that was distributed last month.

Carol Wait reported on the situation awareness program conducted Oct. 22 at Cornerstone Community Church. Indiana State Police Trooper Tami Watson encouraged women to be proactive, to take charge of their own safety and to not be perceived as easy targets.

Anna Mills read the citizenship lesson Navy Day, which was established in 1775.

Meals on Wheels will be delivered Nov. 10 by Mary Miller and Mary Ann Seaney.

Wait, the hostess, served cake, cider and trail mix snacks to 13 members.

The hostess gift went to White.

The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Norma Pollert’s home.