May 11, 2008

May 11, 2008 Happy Mother’s Day
Dear GHD Member,

The Get Healthy DeSoto Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for May 16th at Raintree Country Club. Tee-time is 12:00 noon. Cost to enter 4 person team is $260.00 and hole sponsorship is $75.00. Between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon we have Traci Hardin, a licensed Massage Therapist, available to give chair massages to help relax your muscles and prepare you for an afternoon of enjoyment. A light dinner will be provided for all participants at conclusion of tournament. We do have room for a few more teams, so if you can make this date, please call Debby at 586-4570 to reserve your team space. I’m looking forward to a beautiful and warm spring day to have our golf tournament. Hope to see you there.


DeSoto High Fitness Center is open to the public from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings and from 5:30-7:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.

P.A.C.E. (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the DeSoto Public Library. One time fee of $5.00 includes an exercise booklet from the Arthritis Association. Class instructor is trained by the Arthritis Assoc. Call Debby at 586-4570 for more info.

Walking Club meets at the southern end (the cul-de-sac) of Walther Park every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. Contact Cliff at 586-2343 for more information. Walk at your own pace.

Indoor Walking Track at the DeSoto Senior High School is open to the public every weekday morning from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

May 13th Student Wellness Club at DeSoto High School 2:45p.m.-3:45p.m. in Mrs. Petry’s room. This week’s topic is preparing a “Healthier Pizza”. Demonstrator is Carrie Weatherholt, RD from JCHD.

Ingredients are donated by Chartwell’s.

May 13th “Getting What You Need” 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Alzheimer’s Association, Area Agency on Aging and the Department of Health & Senior Services are sponsoring this free informational seminar to learn about resources to help you care for a family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia. Call 1-800-980-9080 to reserve your space. Caring for a family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia is a challenge.

May 14th Healthy Lunch and Learn 12:00 -1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church located at 1004 Rock Road. Topic: “Living with Diabetes” Speaker is Carrie Weatherholt, RD LD Get Healthy and Active DeSoto grant coordinator from JCHD. Healthy lunch served. Cost is $6.00 To make your reservation or for more information call Debby at 586-4570 or church office at 586-2472.

May 17th 2nd Annual Comtrea “Strides for Rides” 5K/1 Mile walk/run. 9:00 a.m. at the Arnold City Park
Entry Fee is $16.00 if postmarked by April 18th; $20.00 after that date and on race day. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information contact Brad Kinnear at 931-2700 ext. 323 or Leigh Counts ext. 114.

June 7th Kid’s Health and Safety Fair 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in DeSoto. Fair is sponsored by Valle Ambulance, DeSoto Rural Fire Department and GHD. Fair is being held in collaboration with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Spring Fest. Contact Debby at 586-4570 for more information.

Did You Know? May is Missouri Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month

Dr. Howard Pue, State Public Health Veterinarian says “The old saying ‘an ounce of prevention being worth more than a pound of cure’ certainly holds true when talking about tick-borne disease” He says that preventing the illness is much easier than curing it. Effective prevention measures suggested are:
1. Reduce tick habitat around the home and avoid heavy brush and tall grass.
2. Keep ticks off your skin.
3. Perform tick checks.
4. Promptly remove attached ticks.
5. Prevent family pets from bringing ticks indoors.

Lemon Cheesecake Cups (Lite Delight)

1 pkg. (4-serving) Lemon Flavor JELL-O Brand Sugar Free Gelatin
¾ cup boiling water
½ cup cold water
3 oz. light Neufchatel cheese, softened and cut into cubes
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
½ cup thawed COOL
WHIP Whipped Topping
(Graham cracker crumbs, lemon slices and Mint leaves optional)

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water in blender container; cover. Blend at medium speed 1 minute. Add cream cheese. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add cold water and lemon rind. Cool slightly. Blend whipped topping into gelatin mixture. Spoon into dessert dishes. Chill 1 hour. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.

Serves 6.
Nutritional info per serving: Calories 60;
Fat 5g;
Sodium 100mg;
Cholesterol 15mg.

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GHD Christmas Tour Tickets on Sale First State Community Bank, Pogolinos De Soto, Drummonds Florist, Cherished Memories, Nature’s Aglow, Mona Lisa. & Library & DeSoto
Chiropractic. Tickets are $15.00.

November 12th
Toys for Tots Christmas Craft Fair 9:00-4:00 De Soto Armory Come by the Get Healthy DeSoto and De Soto Farmers’ Market Booth for great gift ideas. Cookbooks, umbrellas, cutting boards & knifes, raffle tickets on original Pastel Work of Art and GHD Christmas Home Tour Tickets.

November 19th
GHD Hiking adventure at St. François Park. Gather at 9:00 a.m. at the De Soto Public Library and then travel to the park. Walk will be approximately 2 hrs. leader: Brenda Eaves 314-954-1578

November 26th
Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour 9:00-3:30. 8 homes on tour. Tickets are $15.00 in Advance. $18.00 day of tour. For more info contact Elaine at 586-8335 or Debby at 586-4570.


Dear GHD Member:

This is such an exciting time for Get Healthy DeSoto. Our membership is growing and we are spreading the enthusiasm to surrounding communities. We have some significant projects under consideration for DeSoto. As a member I know you understand and appreciate the accomplishments GHD has made so far. I would like to update you on a couple of projects we are working on at this time.
Walking/Bicycle Trail in Ritcher Park
This would enable people to better utilize Ritcher Park in a healthy active way. The trail would cost approximately $13,500. At this time GHD has $2,500.00 on deposit with the City of DeSoto to go toward this project.
Walking Pocket Maps
Some of you may have seen the maps we currently have for three different courses throughout DeSoto. Our goal is to print seven additional courses. The total cost of the project is $3,099.50. This would give us 2,000 copies of each new map, reprint 1,000 copies of the three existing maps and would provide 10 outdoor plastic map holders.
Get Healthy DeSoto is proud to be able to provide the free membership that gives you access to the many educational sessions, newsletters and activities hosted by GHD. Our intention is to maintain this free membership.
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution toward the projects listed above please make your check payable to “Get Healthy DeSoto” and mail to Get Healthy DeSoto, c/o Debby Campbell, 431 Johnston Drive, DeSoto, Mo. 63020. All donations are appreciated. We hope you will consider becoming a vested member in these projects.
Thank you for your participation in making DeSoto a healthier and active community.

Cathy Boyer
Secretary of Get Healthy DeSoto