FYI 1-13-13

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Editor's note: The FYI about the Messiah Choir's performance has been corrected.

Saint Francis hosting breast cancer support group

Saint Francis Medical Center is hosting a six-week breast cancer support group from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Topics to be discussed in the sessions include: chemotherapy, radiation, nutrition, exercise, sexuality, beauty tips and more. Group members will also be encouraged to share individual stories. At its conclusion, participants who attend a minimum of five meetings will receive a complimentary three-month membership to Fitness Plus. There is no cost to participate. To register or learn more, call Saint Francis Womancare at 573-331-5209, ext. 2.

HealthPoint to hold Mini Munchkin Camp

HealthPoint Fitness will hold its Mini Munchkin Camp Camp from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The camp is for children ages 2 to 5 and will be held at the Jackson location. Activities will include games, music, crafts, snacks and more. The cost is $15 per child or $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 243-2211.

Southeast Hospital to host weight loss surgery support group

Southeast Hospital hosts monthly meetings for the Bariatric Support Group for people who have undergone or are considering weight loss surgery. The next meeting is scheduled for 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Health Point Fitness in Cape Girardeau. The sessions cover a variety of topics, including medical management, meal planning and nutrition, behavior change and motivation, and exercise and fitness. For more information, call Raina Childers at 986-4440.

HealthPoint hosts healthy cooking class

HealthPoint Fitness will host a healthy-cooking class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 21. This month's theme is "Mediterranean Meals for Your Health." Registration is requested and can be done by calling 986-4440. The cost is $3 for HealthPoint members and $5 for nonmembers.

Journeys Cancer Support Group to meet Jan. 22

SoutheastHEALTH Journeys Cancer support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Nurse Terri Stuckey will discuss "Managing the Effects of Illness and Treatment." The group will also cover topics from the American Cancer Society's "I Can Cope" series. For more information, call 573-519-4754.

Southeast Weight Management Center to hold informational session

Southeast Weight Management Center will hold a free informational session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at HealthPoint in Cape Girardeau. Surgical and nonsurgical options as well as individualized programs will be discussed. For more information, call 986-4406.

Ag Expo 2013 Pageant to be held Saturday

The Ag Expo 2013 Pageant will be Saturday at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Age divisions and schedule are as follows:

* 9:30 a.m., Baby Girl, birth to 12 months;

* 10 a.m., Toddler Girl, 13 to 23 months;

* 10:30 a.m., Petite Miss, 2 to 4 years;

* 11 a.m., Tiny Miss, 5 to 7 years;

* 11:30 a.m., Little Miss, 8 to 12 years;

* Noon, Junior Miss, 13 to 15 years;

* 12:30 p.m., Miss Ag Expo, 16 to 20 years.

Cost to register is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the pageant. To register, call 573-686-8064 or contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, 222 North Broadway, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 63901. The pageant follows the rules set forth by the Missouri State Fair Pageant Association.

Photography contest Friday and Saturday

An agricultural photography contest will be at Ag Expo 2013 on Friday and Saturday at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The contest is open to anyone and entries must be photography related. Judging will be held on Saturday and contestants may pick up their entries after 2 p.m. Contestants may enter one photo per division: people, animals and landscapes/buildings. The photos will be judged on theme, creativity and technical quality. Entries can either be 5 X 8 or 8 X 10 and must be framed. For more information contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, 222 North Broadway in Poplar Bluff or call 573-686-8064.

Oak Ridge School to hold chili/stew supper

Oak Ridge School is hosting a chili/stew supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Menu includes choice of chili or stew, hot dog, desert and drink. Tickets are $5 in advance or $5.50 at the door and are available by calling the school at 573-266-3232. Takeout and delivery are available at no extra cost. The Homecoming basketball game against Greenville will follow at 6 p.m.

Messiah Choir to perform Hanel's Messiah

The Messiah Choir, a group of local singers representing area churches, is performing Handel's Messiah at 2:45 today at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Jackson, 223 West Adam St. The Youth Bell Choir of St. Paul Lutheran School also will be performing. A free-will offering will be taken and a reception will follow the concert.

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