Shop, eat, get in holiday spirit at Christmas Cottage

Stop by Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 for shopping and eating at the annual Christmas Cottage. The Milam County Extension Education Association Members and the Family and Consumer Sciences Committee are sponsoring the event to get you in the mood for the Holiday Season.

You will be able to shop at a variety of craft, decorating, and gift booths from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a come and stay as long as you can Christmas Cottage that is sure to get you in the mood to prepare for the holidays.

The Extension Education Club members will have a variety of delicious lunch, snack, dessert items for you to enjoy. You can select from stew, chili, stuffed baked potatoes and a variety of homemade desserts.

We still have a few spaces available, cost is $20 for a table. Contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Milam County office for additional information, 254-697- 7045 or 7047.

HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE—Make plans to attend the 17th Annual Holiday Gift Idea Exchange on Nov. 21 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. 4-Hers will be showing how to make a variety of craft, decorating and food ideas. The public is welcome to come and enjoy this free program to help get you in the Holiday Spirit.

When you attend the program, you will receive a handout with instructions and recipes for the demonstrations. Door prizes and refreshments will also be prepared by the 4-Hers for you to enjoy. Come out on Monday, Nov. 21 and get new ideas for the holiday.

DIABETES EXPO—Those interested in finding out if they are at risk for diabetes, how to better manage their diabetes or how to provide better care for their loved one with diabetes should make plans to attend the Central Texas Diabetes Expo in Gatesville on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service, along with Cooperative Extension Service of Prairie View A&M University in Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Bell counties have joined forces to conduct a conference.

A full schedule is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Diabetic Expo for Nov. 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Gatesville (2600 East Main Street, Gatesville, Texas 76528). The event will not only feature speakers, but health screenings such as blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure.

Speakers that will be heard throughout the day include:

• Facts vs. Myths with Dr. Jill Clay, MD., Coryell Memorial Healthcare

• Ask the Doctor with Dr. Deepika S. Reddy, MD (Endocrinologist), Scott and White Healthcare

• Guilt Free Holidays by Marlene Richter, Care Improvement Plus

• Carbohydrate Controversy with Lisa Hoelscher, Registered Dietitian • Neuropathy and Foot Care with Dr. Dustin Smith, DPM, Coryell Memorial Healthcare

Cost of the event is $15 which includes lunch, screenings, and much more! Pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 254-697-7045 or go to the web at (under events).

More than one million Texans have been diagnosed with diabetes and another half million are believed to have undiagnosed diabetes. Risk factors for diabetes include:

• Member of a high risk group: African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American

• Family history of diabetes

• High or low blood sugar

• Overweight (over 20% ideal weight)

• Limited physical exercise

• Age 45 or older

• Previous diabetes with pregnancy or you’ve had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth.

Because diabetes can lead to blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, amputations and death, those suffering from diabetes should stay current on the latest information related to the disease.

By doing so you can prevent or delay complications from diabetes by eating healthy meals, exercising regularly, controlling your weight, monitoring your blood sugar, taking the medicine your doctor prescribes and living a healthy lifestyle. Join us at the conference on Nov. 17 and the get the latest information to help you manage your diabetes.

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