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You are cordially invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of the MOPH Chapter
351 scheduled for 2 NOV 2009. Lunch will be served at 1200 and the meeting will take place after the meal at 1300.
We will be presenting Retired Marine Corporal Blake Johnson with a specially equipped crossbow that will allow him to hunt
though disabled. He and his wife LeAnn will be in attendance. If you plan to
be at the luncheon, please RSVP myself or MAJ Ken Bourgeois so that we may inform the hostess of our plans. MAJ Bourgeois’s
email is email@example.com.
I would like to welcome Patriot Eddie J. BRADFORD and his wife Lisa to our Chapter
351.Eddie served in the US ARMY during the conflict in the Republic of Vietnam.
The 2010-2011 Academic Year Military
Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Informationand Application
package has been posted to the MOPH website: www.purpleheart.org. To download a copy,
select “Purple Heart Programs” from the homepage, then “Scholarships.” You will then be directed to
the package. If you prefer to have a copy sent by mail, contact MOPH Headquarters at (703) 642-5360 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for a direct
descendent (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or great grandchild) of a Purple Heart recipient to be eligible to
apply, the recipient must be (1) a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or a member in good standing at the time
of death or (2) a veteran killed in action or who died of wounds and did not have the opportunity to join the Military Order
of the Purple Heart. A complete list of eligibility criteria can be found on the first page of the application. The deadline
for receipt of scholarship applications at MOPH Headquarters is , February 16, 2010. No exceptions will be granted
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read. This is
one paragraph that should be in every book in every school room in every city in every state in our great Union ... Our
educators should make a lesson plan on this one statement and instill these words in the minds of all students.
1.You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the
wealthyout of prosperity.
2.What one person receives without working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3.The government cannot give toanybody anything
that the government does not first take from somebodyelse.
4.When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to workbecause the other half is going to take care of them, and when the otherhalf gets the
idea that it does no good to work because somebody else isgoing to get what they work for, that
my dear friend, is the beginning ofthe end of any nation..
5.You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it
Adrian Rogers, 1931
John Newton is the
author of the lyrics to Amazing Grace. Newton was born in 1725 in LondonEngland. Despite the powerful message of Amazing Grace, Newton’s religious beliefs initially lacked conviction.
After a brief time
in the Royal Navy, Newton began his career in slave trading. The turning point in Newton’s spiritual life was a violent storm that occurred one night while at sea. Moments after he
left the deck, the crewman who had taken his place was swept overboard. Although he manned the vessel for the remainder of
the tempest, he later commented that only the grace of God could save him. That was his first step in accepting the grace
and his 1750 marriage to Mary Catlett changed Newton significantly. On his slave voyages, he encouraged the sailors under his charge to pray. Nevertheless,
it would be another 40 years until Newton openly challenged the trafficking of slaves.
Of all the songs
of the church, Amazing Grace, sums up all the grace of God. Eph 2; 8 say’s, for by grace are ye saved through faith:and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Newton said in his song, that it was amazing
that God could save man from all his sins. He was lost, he was blind, now he could see and he was not lost anymore.
Except God Amazing
Grace through Faith and be saved.
At your service:
PASS THE WORD
In recognition of your service to our country, all veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to eat
free at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Restaurants this Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.As you may
recall, Applebee's launched a pilot program last year on Veterans Day offering free entrees to military service personnel
and veterans. Because the response was so overwhelmingly positive, Applebee's is extending the invitation throughout the country
this year.We would appreciate your help in spreading the word. Please help
us share details across your various communication channels.
All U.S. veterans and active duty military with proof of current or former military service will
eat free at all Applebee's nationwide on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S.
Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph
in uniform or wearing uniform.
NWLA Veterans Home will be celebrating the Monthly
Birthday Party 3Nov09.The cake is provided
by your Ladies Auxiliary and the ice cream is provided by the Marine Corps League. We urge you to come out and participate
in this fun activity. The party starts at 1400 until 1500.
NOVEMBER, 2009 BIRTHDAYS
Leslie T. WILLIAMS 11/12/49
Walter GEORGE JR. 11/6/23
Earl PICKEREL 11/10/23
Kenneth WILKERSON 11/15/45
Clifford EICHLER 11/21/18
Ralph WALLS 11/23/46
Dock S. HARRIS 11/25/46
Gardner ADAMS 11/23/43
Jim MOORE, JR.
CHAPTER SERVICE OFFICER:
Prevent Swine Flu - Good Advice Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS, DRM, DNB (Intensivist
and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital,
Bombay Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Tata Memorial etc.. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical
Centre, Malad (W). The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all
to know The
only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid
coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation
is. While you are
still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and
development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be
practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tami flu): 1.
Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications). 2.
"Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. *Gargle twice a day with warm
salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tami
flu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method. 4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils
at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a
day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*
5. *Boost your natural
immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make
sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption. 6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you
can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses
from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
Our next regular meeting of Chapter 351 will be on 2 November, 2009, at the HighlandCenter.If you
need a ride you may contact any of the Officer’s listed below and request assistance.Please call Johanna THAXTON (318 868 6305) and
let her know if you plan to share lunch with us at 1200 on the 2nd
of November, 2009, followed by our regular meeting.