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Yates Inducted into Buchanan County Hall of
Longtime GFWC Grundy Woman's Club Member
Peggy Yates was recently inducted into the
Buchanan County Hall of Fame during the
annual banquet of the Buchanan County
Chamber of Commerce. A three-time cancer
survivor and decades-long volunteer for the
Relay for Life, she dedicated her life to
advocacy and awareness, encouraging women to
get regular breast exams and reminding the
newly diagnosed to stay positive. Over the
course of her life, she's been diagnosed
with breast and lung cancer, as well as
cancer in a stray lymph node in her
shoulder. Through it all, she's been a
bright light, approaching each diagnosis
with a great sense of humor and the reminder
of how she's been blessed. Peggy is the
second consecutive Grundy Woman's Club
member to be inducted.
--Photo by Betty Sheilds
Historic Hanover 2017 Calendar For Sale
Pamunkey Woman's Club
Pamunkey Woman's Club has released their
Historic Hanover 2017 Calendar for sale at
$10 each. These calendars feature
original pen and ink drawings by local
artists of historic buildings in Hanover
County, Virginia. Some of the featured
buildings include Borkey's Store, Aspen
Hill, Washington-Henry High School, Redd
House, Powell House, Beale House, Dunn's
Chapel, Gwathmey House, Willow Way Farm and
Garthwright House. Proceeds benefit
various projects supported by the Pamunkey
Woman's Club including scholarships to
Hanover High School, Lee-Davis High School
and Atlee High School.
Janice Sadler to arrange pickup of your
Take a Bite out
of Lyme Disease
GFWC Vinton Woman's Club
Members and friends of GFWC Vinton Woman’s
Club (VA) are Taking a Bite out of Lyme
Disease and we are challenging everyone to
join us. We want to encourage awareness and
hopefully more research into the diagnosis
and treatment of Lyme Disease. There is so
much misinformation out there regarding
Lyme’s Disease and its long time effects on
1. Children are at the highest risk of
contracting Lyme Disease and are more
vulnerable to central nervous system
2. Transmission of Lyme Disease and other
infections can take place in a matter of
minutes, particularly if the tick is not
3. Lyme Disease has been called “The Great
Imitator” and can be mistaken for ALS, MS,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia,
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and other
4. Studies show that standard laboratory
tests recommended by the CDC to diagnose
Lyme Disease miss approximately half of
actual cases, leading to misdiagnosis and an
infection that is more difficult to treat.
5. Over 63% of patients treated for Lyme
Disease continue to suffer symptoms, which
can be debilitating.
6. The CDC estimates that there are 300,000
new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the
7. Lyme Disease has been reported in every
state except Hawaii and has been found on
every continent except Antarctica.
8. Lyme Disease has 6 times more new cases
each year than HIV/AIDS, yet it receives
less than 1% of the funding.
9. Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme
Disease recall a tick bite or any rash.
10. Ticks can carry many different types of
bacterial, viral and parasitic infections –
some life-threatening – which can further
complicate tick-borne disease diagnosis,
treatment and recovery.
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of children on this website.
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