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February 17, 2013

Students put their hearts into jump rope marathon

By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – Hope you all had a memorable Valentine’s Day, and are working on good heart health.

As February is National Heart Health Month, Millsap Elementary School students recently participated in their Annual Jump Rope for Heart-Athon.

This event has been a part of the Millsap Elementary P.E. program for around 20 years, and teacher Mike Humphrey is diligent to keep the tradition going. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association, which encourages good habits that are key for good health.

A local organization that has a program to support heart health is Millsap VFD. As is periodically mentioned, the department offers American Heart Association CPR classes free of charge. They will endeavor to fit a class to any schedule for anyone interested. For more info email millsapfd@embarqmail.com or call Mark Anderson at 940-452-2467.

Lastly, although most are aware of the signs of heart attack it never hurts to review. They are listed by the AHA as chest discomfort; discomfort in one or both arms, the neck,the back, jaw or stomach; shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort; breaking out in a cold sweat; or nausea, vomiting or lightheadedness. Hope this info encourages, or helps, someone.

With more about health, a reminder that the School Health Advisory Council will host the Third Annual Millsap Community Health Fair at the high school on Feb. 21, 5:30-8 p.m., and it’s free. A myriad of booths will be set up and some health screenings will be available, as well as flu shots. Plans are to have dentists, chiropractors, optometrists and other health care providers on site. You can also eat dinner there as the junior class is sponsoring a baked potato supper with a cost of adults $6; and kids under 9 years $4. There will be door prizes an a theme basket raffle at the fair, so why not plan to take advantage of something that could be very beneficial and fun?

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