Club Notes: Taylors FCE Kaye Smith discusses water conservation at April 2 meeting
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Taylors Family and Community Education Club met April 2 at the home of Mary Bagley, who was hostess along with Judy Bowlin.

The noon meeting was opened by Oleta Ownby with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pauline Cartwright called the roll which was answered by “What is a talent you have others do not know about?”

Bennie Jenkins gave the blessing before the meal.

Kaye Smith, Extension agent, presented a program on “The Importance of Water” and water conservation.

She said the average male needs 12 cups of water per day and the average female needs 9 cups.

Several factors increase the body’s need for fluid such as exercise, high temperature, low humidity and caffeine consumption.

Water is a lubricant for joints and cushions vital organs and tissues. It is important for healthy mucus membranes in the lining of the moth, lungs, nose and intestines.

It is also important to conserve water, she said. A washing machine with a full load uses an average of 40 gallons per load; the same load in a high-efficiency washer uses only 20 gallons.

Drips lose gallons over time and should be fixed to conserve water, as also low-flow toilets help conserve water.

Smith gave an update on the Ram Clinic on June 1 and 2. Items for breakfast can be brought to the Extension office.

Volunteers are needed for Friday to set up and Saturday and Sunday to serve.

Others present were Swanola McKeehan, Mary Ann Cornelius, Vergie Toomey, Linda Brown, Rhetha Odom, Joan Bryson, Brenda Carder, Mary Lou Wood and Cathy Besing.

Also present were guests Helen Riden and June Parks.