Edgar County HCE news
In This Issue
- May Meetings
- SPECIAL NOTE
- ***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
- Newsletter Articles
- WORDS FROM PRESIDENT MARGE HOUGHLAND
- WORDS FROM CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PEGGY CLINE
- Master Gardener Plant & Bake Sale
- Minor Lesson May, 2017-A Few Ideas For Spicing Up Summer Salads
- 80TH YEAR EDGAR COUNTY HCE ANNUAL MEETING
- Beyond Hosta - Perennials for the Shade Program
- Bountiful Backyards: Berries, Brambles and Beyond
May 4 1:00 pm Redmon Nite Joan Brown
May 8 7:00 pm Happy Homemakers Martha Fox
May 9 2:00 pm Bell Ridge Peggy Cline
May 25 7:00 pm Chrisman Nite Cora Jean Froman-Hostess
Glenda Milam-Major Lesson
May 23 1:30 pm Stratton Pat Brazelton
July 17-20 6:30 pm NVON Conference Raleigh, NC
Please send list of members, officers and hostesses to Pat Brazelton, 2nd Vice President and to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace, St. Louis, MO 63117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
President – Beth Sablotny...................................................email@example.com
First Vice – Paula Coombes, 465-4057……………..……...
Second Vice – Pat Brazelton, 463-2217.................................firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR THE REMAINING 1 YEAR OF TERM
Treasurer – Dana Stites, 251-9297…………………………. email@example.com
Int'l/Family Issues/Public Relations, Martha Fox, 217-822-0115
Cultural Enrichment/Community Outreach -- Peggy Cline.... 463-4685
Ways & Means – Dona Hoult.................................................
If you see an article you would like to share with the membership at large, please send to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace St., St. Louis, MO 63117. Or firstname.lastname@example.org (P.S. Unit news should be sent to the same address.) Due date is still the 12th of each month. Thanks for your cooperation in making HCE the best it can be!
WORDS FROM PRESIDENT MARGE HOUGHLANDIn reading the By-Laws, I discovered that the first objective was "To bind together the units of the County." I hope and pray that as we go forward under new leadership that we can do this. We have such a great organization and I would like to see us all work together so that we can grow and increase our membership and participation.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your President. I wish the very best to Beth (as I hope all members do also) as she assumes her new duties. Congratulations to the new Board Members and best wishes to all the Board.
Marge Houghland, Retiring President
" The most important trip you make in Life is meeting people halfway." Henry Boye
WORDS FROM CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PEGGY CLINE
Congratulations to Marge Houghland who received Best of Show on her vest during the IAHCE State Convention in March, 2017.
On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the 4-H building from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, we will be partnering with 4-H to make Christmas stockings. These will be sent to a center in Peoria that will fill them and send them to our service men and women who have been deployed.
If you are able to participate and can sew, bring your machine, sharp scissors, pins, thread, etc. If you do not sew, there are stockings to be cut, pinned or pressed. There is something for everyone and all are needed.
We are in need of Christmas fabric if anyone would like to donate. The stockings can also be made out of blue jeans. Please contact Peggy at 463-4685 or Rebecca Schiver at the extension office at 465-8585 if you need a place to drop off fabric or have other questions.
Master Gardener Plant & Bake SaleSaturday, May 6
8 – 10:30 a.m.
Clark County Extension Office, 15493 N. State Highway 1, Marshall. Everyone is welcome to buy or sell.
Minor Lesson May, 2017-A Few Ideas For Spicing Up Summer Salads
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When the sun shines hot and the temperature rises, it is not just the pool or sitting in front of a fan that can keep us cool. In summer, we can cool down with the recipes we make.
Throughout July, the "Healthy Eats and Repeat" blog through University of Illinois Extension is featuring a different summer salad, complete with recipe and a quick how-to video. (Simply search us online.)
Salads can go beyond the typical leafy greens you might picture. From a side to main dish, many salads can be made in advance and refrigerated for several days for you to eat.
Nothing easier than opening the fridge to find lunch or dinner made, or in need of some grilled chicken on top or to pair with a burger. This summer, from more popular lettuce, fruit, meat (tuna salad, for example), dessert, potato, and pasta salads, consider swapping in recipes for grain, bean, and vegetable and herb salads too. Who knew there were so many options!
Whatever you decide to make this summer, consider health of your salads when you make them:
— Pick a healthier fat for your dressing. Nothing wrong with fat. Having some fat in dressings helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins in many salad ingredients, like fruits and vegetables. Dressings made with plant oils (canola, olive, corn, etc.), nut oils (sesame seed oil, peanut oil), and avocado have more heart-healthy liquid fats than creamy dressings made with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and other high-fat dairy, which have less heart-healthy solid fats. When swapping to healthier fats, give dressings more flavor with herbs, low-fat or fat-free yogurts, vinegar, lemon juice, or a combination of these.
— Pick a lower sodium dressing. While heart-healthy fats are a bonus in dressings, sodium is not. Many pre-bottled dressings or dressing packets (where you add oil) are high in sodium, particularly when part of low-fat or fat-free dressings. Making your own and not adding salt as a dressing ingredient allows you to control sodium. If you buy dressing, look for lower sodium versions.
— Serve up whole grains. In your grain and pasta salads, pick whole grains, which will add fiber and other healthful nutrients. Whole-grain pastas, brown rice, barley, quinoa, bulgur, and other grains make tasty, hearty salads.
— Go minimal on your toppings. Lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and most vegetables are very low in calories, high in fiber, and can help keep you full. The toppings on many lettuce salads can tip the calorie scale up high: croutons, shredded or cubed
cheese, nuts, dried fruit, and other ingredients. (Olives tip the sodium scale up.) These ingredients have intense flavor in just a small amount, so add them if you like, but only use a little bit.
— Makeover your dessert salads. What comes to mind with dessert salads? Some combination of gelatin, whipped topping, graham cracker, cookie, or pretzel crust, marshmallows, pudding, etc. Not the healthiest options. Some recipes fortunately add fruit, which improves the nutritional value. If you want to reduce calories in your recipe, buy low-fat and low-sugar or sugar-free variations of your ingredients. Or make the recipe as usual and cut only a small portion.
Try this great summer salad. If you have fresh sweet corn, consider cutting it off the ear. Frozen and thawed corn works well too.
1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup diced red onions
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream OR nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise/salad dressing
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
In a large mixing bowl, combine corn, green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Mix well. Pour dressing over vegetables and mix. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 100 calories, 3 g fat, 280 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein
Source: University of Illinois Extension, Let's Eat for Health, Illinois!, Corn Salad
Caitlin Huth is a registered dietitian and nutrition & wellness educator serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt counties. She teaches nutrition- and food-based lessons around heart health, food safety, diabetes and other topics. Contact her at 217-877-6042 or email@example.com.
eese, nuts, dried fruit, and other ingredients. (Olives tip the sodium scale up.) These ingredients have intense flavor in just a small amount, so add them if you like, but only use a little bit.
80TH YEAR EDGAR COUNTY HCE ANNUAL MEETING
APRIL 11, 2017
The 80th Annual Meeting of the Edgar County of Home and Community Education was celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Special guests were District 5 Director, Kathleen Emery, Stacy Woodyard, County Director and Mary Liz Wright, Nutrition and Wellness Educator.
A delicious meal was prepared by Catered Elegance and served by Mayo Leadership Club.
The ECHCE Scholarship recipient is Chelsea All-LaBaume. She is attending Eastern Illinois University with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences.
A very interesting program was presented by Martha Fox on "Behind the Scenes of the Rose Bowl Parade.". She told what about the procedure of decorating the floats and had many wonderful pictures of the thousands of beautiful flowers used.
Following the business portion of the meeting and memorial by Marilyn Daughhetee, the nominating committee report by Peggy Cline and Paula Coombs was presented. They had only 1 person to fill a position. Dana Stites, Treasurer, agreed to run for second term as treasurer. Officers needed were president, 2nd vice president, public relations and ways and means. After much discussion, Beth Sablotny volunteered to be president leaving a 1 year term on her 2nd term as secretary.
The following were approved as new officers--Beth-President; Pat Brazelton-2nd Vice President; Public Relations-Martha Fox; and Dona Hoult as Ways and Means.
Kathleen Emery, District 5 Director, installed all of the following officers: President-Beth Sablotny; 1st Vice President-Paula Coombs; 2nd Vice President-Pat Brazelton; Treasurer-Dana Stites; International/Family Issues/Public Relations-Martha Fox; Cultural Enrichment-Peggy Cline; and Ways and Means-Dona Hoult.
President Marge Houghland announced the Blue Ribbon Club for 2016--Bell Ridge. Congratulations to Bell Ridge members.
Beth Sablotny, CVH Coordinator, announced the top volunteers of Edgar County HCE:
Top 5 Volunteers: Beth Sablotny 1,480
Dana Stites 1,460
Wanda Tingley 1,135
Nancy Harper 1,104
Marge Houghland 902
Beyond Hosta - Perennials for the Shade ProgramTuesday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m.
30+ years ago what were our choices for a shade garden? Hosta & impatiens! Shade plants were hard to find. As landscapes matured and trees grew, gardeners were faced with SHADE! The industry responded and now we have so many to choose from. Martha Smith, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator will entice you with some of her favorite shade perennials looking beyond Hosta. She will also cover site selection and first year maintenance-both critical to a shade garden success.
This free, interactive webinar will be held at University of Illinois Extension, Edgar County, 210 W. Washington St., Paris, IL. Everyone is invited!
Bountiful Backyards: Berries, Brambles and BeyondGrowing your own small fruits has become increasingly popular to families for the fresh taste and diverse cultivars available. bountiful Backyards, taught by Extension Horticulture Educator, Bruce Black, will cover the basics from selection and planting, to management and pruning for longevity and best producing small fruits. This program will be offered at two locations and times.
Tuesday, May 16, 1:30 p.m., at University of Illinois Extension, Edgar County, 210 W. Washington St., Paris. This program will also be offered at the Paris Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris at 6:30 p.m. This free, interactive webinar is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.