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April 28, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 7

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THE BAYTOWtf SUN Monday, April 2t, lit* 7-A IMENSION Taking Care Living with arthritis can be made easier PINEHURST CHOICE PINEHURST GARDEN Club's April Yard of the Month belongs to A.W. Schneider, 10103 El Chaco. ( Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey ) Club news Pinehurst Garden Club The next meeting of Pinehurst Garden Club will be held in the home of Renee Van Matter, 7323 Dogwood. Elaine Rhodes will co-host. Officers will be elected. Ten members and a guest. Joan Dipple. attended the April meeting of Pinehurst Garden Club at the home of Louise King. Roy Forrester, horticulturist instructor at Stewart Career Center, presented a program on plant cuttings. The club's fund-raising project will be a cake sale beginning at 9 a.m. May 10 at O.J.'s Country Cupboard Grocery Store on Highway 146. Crosby Sorosis Club Crosby Sorosis Club president and past presidents were honored at a regular meeting in the home of Betty Ecles in Indian Shores. Honored were Lucille Noonan. president: Eunice Bowen. Louise Reynolds. Ethelene Davis and fdell Anderson. They were each presented a vase and a yellow rose, the club's flower. The club, a service organization, was organized in 1938 and was federated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs in 1939. Some club projects include "adopting" a girl from Girlstown. providing scholarships for senior students, volunteering for hospitals and donating items to M.O. Anderson Hospital and Houston's Veterans" Hospital: supporting the March of Dimes Mothers' March for birth defects, heart diseases. Muscular Dystrophy, local school projects. Harris County Branch Library in Crosby and the Texas Sesquicentennial. University Women Wanda Brown, president of the Baytown branch. American Association of Univeristy Women, attended the 32nd Texas AAUW convention in San Angelo. The theme of the convention was • lion." Featured speakers included Association president, who spoke on • Women" at the opening ceremonies. Delegates also heard Elizabeth McDaniel of Southwest Texas State University discuss "McDaniel vs. SWTSU. A Legal Advocacy Fund Case." The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund has just adopted Ms. McDaniel's case. Ms. McDaniel is a member of the San Marcos Branch of AAUW. AAUW promotes equity for women, education and self- development over the life span, and positive societal change Membership in the organization is open to all women holding a baccalaureate or higher degree. For information on the Baytown branch contact Wanda Brown at 428-2675. Top Ladies Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.. will host a program May 4 in honor of Mattyebelle Durkee. who has been a music teacher in Baytown for 39 years, at the Baytown Junior School auditorium. The program, titled, "A Tribute to a Lady." is open to the public. Tickets may be obtained from members of TLOD or by calling 426-3620. Preceptor Zeta Chi Preceptor Zeta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the home of Margaret Newman, 2003 Bruce. The executive board will meet at 7:15 p.m. Barbara Wilson, representative for the Founders' Day banquet, announced the chapter was represented 100 percent at the banquet. Woman of the Year was announced. In attendance were Betty Elliott, Mrs. Hayes, Sandra Harp, Margaret Neuman, Sharon Nichols, Wanda Vinson, Barbara Wilson, Dorothy Sherman and Linda Ferguson. The early April meeting was held in the home of Mrs. Nichols. Mrs. Vinson presented the program. 'Education. Equity. Ac- Sarah Harder. AAUW 'Some Leaders are Born By CHERYL JENSEN Arthritis can't be cured — but that doesn't mean that nothing can be done for people who have arthritis. "You have to go for the next best thing," says Sheryl Frantz, who is in charge of community health education for the Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, Calif. Ms. Frantz says the "next best thing" is to make living with arthritis easier, which is the aim of the arthritis self-help courses that are offered in Castro Valley and many other communities. "It's a lot better than when people used to say, 'There's nothing you can do about it — you're going to have to suffer in pain and grit your teeth, and that's the way life is," says Ms. Frantz. "But what we're learning," she adds, "is that that isn't always the way life is. There's a lot more that we know now both about pain management, as well as simple little techniques — exercises — that will make things easier." Arthritis affects 50 to 75 percent of the population over 60. Therefore, the self-help classes fill a real need by helping pr >le with arthritis to manage -His disease and lead more comfortable, enjoyable and productive lives. "There are a lot of people out there who don't know they can do that," says Ms. Frantz. People with arthritis often mention their pain and loss of mobility, says Ms. Frantz, "so for people to find out there are ways of reducing the pain and making mobility much easier — its a gift." Class participants say that the group setting enables them to learn from those who have similar problems. One woman told Frantz that 1; I was glad to finally meet others in the same boat." Classes run from one to two hours and usually are held once a week for six weeks. They cover the disease itself, exercise, pain therapy, stress management and relaxation, medications, nutrition and emotional issues. The program, developed at Stanford University, was first offered in 1979 at the Stanford Arthritis Center. Since then, rrysre and more communities have offered it, generally through local chapters of the Arthritis Foundation. These classes are just a start, since it's estimated that if 10 percent of the current arthritis patients attended patient- education classes, it would take 19,000 courses a year for 20 years to meet the demand. "I'm the type of person who likes to help myself." says Dorothy Tepper. who attended classes last summer in Cleveland, Ohio, and found the CA THOLIC DA UGHTERS SCHOLARSHIP JENNY KEETON, center, Ross S. Sterling High School senior, accepts a $250 scholarship from Nancy Heintschel, left, regent, and Debbie Kinsey, right, scholarship chairman, of Court Mary St. John, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. (Sun staff photo by Angie Bracey) Ruth Richers Texas Pilot officer Ruth Richers of Baytown. member of the Evening Pilot Club of Baytown since 1979, has been elected third lieutenant governor of the Texas District of Pilot International. She was elected to the office at the April 18-20 Pilot convention inLubbock. In adri; <: jn to serving as assistant coordinator and coordinator of the projects division, she has been area leader for membership, Pilot information, patriotism and public relations area leaders. Other offices which she has served in are treasurer and president. On the district level she has served as district safety area leader in 1984-85 and designed a CAPPI Suite (Compass, Anchor, Pilot Pixie International) that is the Pilot International Safety symbol. The outfit was used to promote safety and CAPPI in the district. Mrs. Richers also serves as president of the Insurance Women of Baytown and has served as secretary and treasurer in the past. She is employed by C. Frank Terry of Terry and Co., as administrative technical service manager. A member of Baytown's Business and Professional Women's Club for two years, she has been active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority since 1963. She began in the Nu Phi Mu degree, advancing to Ritual of Jewels, Exemplar and Preceptor degrees. She has served in most offices in each degree level and for a time was advisor for a Ritual of Jewels chapter. A native of Monroe, La., she lived there until 1966, when she married Gus C. Richers from Bay City. He is employed by Brown & Root. The couple lived in Bay City until 1970, when they moved to Baytown. They have a son, Ralph, a junior at Ross S. Sterling High School. They are members of San Jacinto Baptist Church, where Mrs. Richers serves on the youth advisory committee and- is chairman of the flower committee. COSMETOLOGIST WANTED Experienced, follow ing preferred. Excellent working conditions. Good potential for right person. MARSHA'S Town Gt Country Beauty Salon & BoutiqueV (713) 573-1005 6236 Hwy. 146 . 383-2154 Baytown. Texas relaxation exercises helpful. "Relaxation takes away the stress," she says, "and sometimes that eases the pain. When you're uptight, everything aches you." "I came because of my frustration with my disease," says Pat Jarchow of Euclid, Ohio, who also attended classes in Cleveland, "The most frustrating thing was finding out what I had and how to handle it. "Most doctors are too busy to sit down and tell you the proper exercises," she says. "You get a prescription, but you're not sure what it is. You read articles about arthritis and you hear that if you just take a tablespoon of honey and vinegar all will be well, so you wonder. You're walking around and hurting and wondering." Ms. Jarchow says that the stretching exercises helped her hands a great deal, and some women participants began to walk for exercise, which "helps tremendously." "I learned so much about what was wrong with me and why it was wrong with me," she says. "I came out of it knowing much more." To learn whether the course is given in your community, contact your local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Cheryle Jensen is a columnist for 'Newspaper Enterprise Association Names & notes Natasha Smith, who attends Horace Mann Junior School, has been named a United States National Award winner in science. She was nominated for* the award by Vicki Kirk, a science teacher at the school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. • Cecil A. Gardner of Crosby. D'Anna Kotal, 6-year-old daughter of Albert and Mae Kotal of Kenefick, formerly of Baytown and Crosby, recently participated in the West Brook Twirling Festival and Hampshire-Fannett twirling contest. She won a total of nine trophies including the twirl-off at West Brook. She attended United States Twirling Association State competition April 5-6 in Huntsville, where she won first place in two- baton and second place in one- baton military routine. 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