Wednesday, September 17,2003 FAMILY Page 17 Coming events Anita Church of the Nazarene Will hold a revival meeting today through Sunday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Evangelist the Rev. Silas West of Apollo will preach nightly, and Leona Betton, song evangelist, will minister nightly. Other singing and special music will be performed nightly. All are welcome. Kickoff luncheon For the Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management will be held Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rustic Lodge in White Township. The group's first monthly luncheon meeting for 20032004 will feature guest speaker Alan Anderson, vice president of consulting services for The Lytle Group. His presentation is "Dollars and Sense: Ingredients for a Successful Compensation Recipe." Area human resources professionals, students and guests are welcome. For more information, call (724) 465-4830. Employees of the former Brady's Will hold a Dutch-treat lunch at Hoss's restaurant at noon Saturday. Call Howard Abrams at (724) 349-3607 or Marge Juart at (724) 4656078. Rabies clinic Will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Sportsmen's Building in Mack Park, Indiana. The cost is $9 for dogs or cats. The clinic is sponsored by the Indiana County Sportsmen's and Conservation League. Peroghi sale Will be sponsored by St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church on Sept 29-30. • -The order deadline is Sept. 25. Call (724) 479-2718 to place orders. Roast beef dinner Will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Glen Campbell fire hall. The dinner is hosted by the Glen Campbell United Methodist Church. The cost is a minimum donation of $5 per meal. Proceeds will benefit the church's social hall addition. Chevy Chase Center's 11th annual Community Celebration Day Will be held Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. at the center. Barbecue, entertainment, a mini flea market, three-on- three basketball, informational booths, smoking cessation information, health screenings and more will be on hand. Call (724) 463-0674 for more information. Roast beef dinner Will be held Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at the Spring Church Lutheran Church on Route 56 northeast, four miles east of Apollo. The dinner includes, roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, Italian bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children between 6 and 12 and free for children under 6. Take-out will be available. Reunions 48th Livermore reunion Will be held Saturday at the Blairsville Grange. Doors open at 3 p.m., with a picnic dinner at 5, a business meeting at 7 and square dancing at 9. Bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be provided. All friends and'fam- ily from Livermore are invited to attend. Sheiocta Borough/ Armstrong Township School reunion and Parkwood picnic Will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Parkwood Grange building. Bring table settings for your family and a covered dish. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (724) 465-2819 or (724) 726-8293. The Indiana County 4-H horse bowl team recently won first place at State 4-H Achievement Days. From left: Blannie Bowen, professor and head of agricultural and extension education at Penn State, Hannah Caldwell, Erin McKinney, Joe Risinger, Josh Risinger and Christy Bartley, State 4-H Program Leader. This team and the hippology team will both represent the state this fall at two national 4-H events. The Indiana County senior hippology team was named the winner at the recent state contest. From left: Blannie Bowen, professor and head of agricultural and extension education at Penn Slate; Katie Lampert; Sarah Miller; Briana Taylor; Jill Ferringer, coach; and Christy BarHey, State 4-H Program Leader. Absent from the photo is Janelle Hegland. r"™* I f ^ • *M • ( 4-H Achievement Days 4-H members win state awards Two Indiana County 4-H teams won first-place awards during the recent State 4-H Achievement Days at Penn State University. Several individuals among the 37 county r ^err}bers. attending also^re..' ceiyed bj^^acings. „ J, p |, q v Trie senior" nippoldgy • team won first place and qualified to represent the state at two national 4-H events this fall. Team members and their individual placings were Jahelle Hegland, second; Sarah Miller, third; Katie Lampert, ninth; and Briana Taylor. Kim Domer, Ethel Coleman, Lauren Ferringer, Ralph Thomas and JUl Ferringer coached the hippology teams. The horse bowl team also placed first, and will also represent the county at two national events this fall. Team members were Joe Risinger, fifth; Hannah Caldwell, sixth; Josh Risinger, ninth; and Erin McKinney. Coaches for this team are Ethel Coleman, Ralph Thomas and Pam Nealer. Other horse teams also placed well at, the event. The senior horse, judging team won ., -fourth, place^ .with', team rnem- " b.ers 'Stacie Domer, Meliah Brooks and Ashley Lichtenfels. The junior horse judging team finished in eighth place. Team members were Samantha Krall, Ashley Brooks, Alissa Oliver and Katie Dixon. Ralph Thomas and Ethel Coleman coached the judging teams. The junior hippology. team won the eighth place award. Team members were. Katy Miller, Breanna Sisitki, Termara Duncan and Brian Thomas. In the engineering events, RJ. Kopczyk placed third in large tractor driving, and Eric Freeman, sixth. In compact tractor driving, Jeff Masoner placed ninth, and Chad Barclay, 10th. The foods and nutrition team won seventh place. Team members were Rebecca Allman, Kelly Allman, Johanna Runyan, and/Mary Miller?Taylor-Ritchie w pj£ced;secphcl. in the chicken., ^jttjjeique contest. " "-T^pwii : '-Bethany Stewart placed third' individually in. the textile science contest, and won third place as a team with her teammates Angela Compton and Stephanie Compton. They were coached by Kitty Eget, who also served as a member of the contest management team. Brianna Robertson represented the southwest region in the state fashion revue. Tony Miller competed in junior livestock judging. Participants in shooting sports competition were Drew Robertson, junior shotgun; RJ LaVan and Grant Shannon, senior shotgun; and Nick Jew- art in senior rifle. William Farmery coached all the shooting sports participants and attended the event as a leader. Ashley Sloan was named the second winner of the junior division of the Small Animal Essay Contest, and she also won red ribbons for her entries in the state poster and photography contests. Hannah Barclay won an honorable mention award for her entry in the state photo contest. Josie Tidwell also entered the photo contest and won a red ribbon. This event brought together more man 1,000 4-H members from across the state to compete in judging, communications and skillathon contests. Chaperones .for the event were Kitty Eget, Harmony Ritchie, Jill Ferringer and Carol and Gene Schurman. Phil Kopczyk assisted with the tractor contests. Alcohol abuse can affect potency By DR. PETER H. GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. DEAR DR. GOTT: I always enjoy your column and hope you will do one on impotence. DEAR READER: I receive a constant stream of letters inquiring about impotence (now known as erectile dysfunction, or E.D.), one of mankind's most ubiquitous ailments — the inability to achieve (or sustain) an erection. The causes of E.D. are legion and range from circulatory deficiencies to psychological factors. In my practice of general internal medicine, the most frequent cause of E.D. is prescription medication. Almost any drug used for hypertension, heart ailments or depression can affect sexual functioning, often with disastrous consequences to an intimate relation. Consequendy, my standard approach for such patients is to alter, stop or change the drugs. Often, potency returns in a matter of days. . Another surprising cause of E.D. is alcohol abuse. I'm not referring to the skid-row bum. In contrast, I see perfectly normal, successful men who are "social drinkers" — with sexual problems. Many of these men are retired, and it is in this group that the effects of moderate alcohol can be most damaging, because, as we age, we become less tolerant of the substance. In a male of 70, a couple of stiff drinks before dinner followed by a nightcap at bedtime can have a disastrous effect on potency. Therefore, in such situations, I urge them.to cut down on ako-. hoi (or, better yet, eliminate it) for a few days. This can produce astonishing results. Of course; many cases of E.D. are due to severe circulatory problems, such as the premature arteriosclerosis seen in male diabetics. In these instances, referral to a urologist is prudent because special therapy — such as vascular surgery or penile implants —• may be necessary Finally, there is no doubt that Viagra has revolutionized the treatment of E.D. The prescription drug is safe and effective, but should be avoided by men who take nitrate drugs for cardiac conditions. The good news: Most cases of E.D. are treatable, even curable; which therapy depends on the cause. . DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother suffers from what she calls "nervous sores" on her scalp and back. Her dermatologist doesn't think this is unusual, and actually has admitted it is quite common. Please help us understand her problem. DEAR READER: In some people, the skin is especially sensitive to emotional upset and stress. Called "neurodermatitis," this harmless condition is relatively common, as your mother's doctor confirmed. The affliction is marked by periodic outbreaks of a scaly, itchy rash on various parts of the body. The cause is unknown, but neu- rodermatitis, can often be relieved by the combination of counseling, anti-anxiety medications (such as Ativan or Xanax), and the local application of steroid cream. Ask her dermatol- - oglst to coordinate the various aspects of therapy. . Club news Bridge Club names winners The winners of the Indiana Duplicate Bridge Club's recent meeting: tied for first were the partners of Marian Creps and Esther Sain and Batty Clay and Wayne Obitz; and tied for third were the partners of John Stonebraker and Ron Sain and Gail Kevenk and Bud Kury. Births Astrid Amaya Muir Handy Muir Jr., and Kari Ritchey of Johnstown announce the birth of their daughter, Astrid Amaya Muir, on Aug. 28,2003, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19'/2 inches. Her grandparents are Randy and Phylis Muir of Vintondale, DA. Michaela of Lilly and Lynn Ritchey of Seward. Ella Elizabeth Burkhart Devin Michael Burkhart announces the birth of his sister, Ella Elizabeth Burkhart, on Sept. 7, 2003, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 . pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19'/2 inches. They are the children of Mike and Michelle Burkhart of Blairsville. Their grandparents are Bruce and Mary Beth Pontani of Penn Run and Tom and Janet Burkhart oflndiana. Their great-grandmothers are Elizabeth Bernat of Clymer, Geraldine LaPaglia of Indiana and Eleanor Burkhart of Pittsburgh. Lillian Grace Conger William and Kelly L.B. Conger of Rochester, N.Y., announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Grace Conger, on Sept. 12, 2003, at Highland Hospital. She . weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches. She was' welcomed home by her brother, Eli, and sister, Naomi. Her grandparents are William and Judith Conger of Dilltown and Lorraine Blattenberger of Robinson. She is the great-granddaughter of Fred and Frances Knowlton of Port Allegheny and Norval Duncan of East McKeesport. BENEFIT BAKE SALE - Memory Walk 2003 is trying something sweet. On Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Indiana Mall, Chara Brubaker-Thomas, volunteer donation coordinator for the Memory Walk, will hold a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Memory Walk 2003, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at Blue Spruce Park. Thomas, holding her son, Brennan Thomas, 22 months, was joined by Michele Skultety, chairperson for the walk, for a taste test of the goodies to be sold. (Gazette photo by Tom Peel) What do you think? SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE EDITOR TO THE INDIANA GAZETTE, P.O. Box 10, INDIANA, PA 15701 PAULAHILL-WEISS and MICHAEL ALIERS Engagement Paula Hill-Weiss, daughter of Edward and Peggy Hill of Indiana, and Michael L. Aliers, son of Kenneth and Cheryl Aliers of Saint Amant, La., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School andTampaTech- nical Institute. She is employed at the Baton Rouge School of Computers. The future groom is a graduate of Redemptorist Diocesan Regional High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is employed by Plant Performance Services. They are planning a Nov. 8 wedding at the Aliers family home in Saint Amant. Family page guidelines Items submitted for publication on the Family page must follow these guidelines: • Items must be submitted at least one week prior to the requested date of publication. • All submissions must include a daytime phone number. • Submissions are subject to editing for space and content.
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