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FCE council members informed on proper prescription drug disposal

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

There are three ways to dispose of unused prescription drugs. Missouri Association for Family & Community Education (FCE) Health Issues Chairman Vivian Cody made this comment at the meeting of Lincoln County FCE Council in Troy. There are some medicines that can be flushed down the sink or toilet to help prevent danger to people and pets in the home. This list can be obtained at the web site or by contacting your pharmacy. Some medications may be thrown in the household trash; but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out by checking with your pharmacy or the FDA web site. A real good way to dispose of unused prescription drugs is to take advantage of community take-back programs that allow the public to bring unused drugs to a central location for proper disposal. The drug label may have specific disposal instructions on the label or patient information that comes with the medication. Before throwing away an empty medicine container scratch out all identifying information or make it unreadable on the prescription label.

Lincoln County FCE Public Policy Chairman, Ramona Irvine reported on some legislation that has been worked on by legislators in Jefferson City. There is a Right to Farm constitutional amendment, upon voter approval, affirms the right of farmers and ranchers in Missouri to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. A bill prohibiting Missouri state courts from using or recognizing Sharia Law, which is the religious law of Islam, passed the Missouri House April 17. Sharia Law keeps popping up in the United States and it is in conflict with the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution. SS HB 253, a bill that would change taxation in Missouri was delivered to Governor Nixon on May 30 and he vetoed the bill on June 5. Lincoln County FCE members were asked to be alert on public policy as sometimes things are presented in a way that may not be yes when it should be no, and visa versa.

The business meeting of Lincoln County FCE Council was presided over by president, Vivian Cody.Secretary Katherine Wilson, read the minutes, and Treasurer, Audrey Ehlmann gave a treasurer’s report. Character Counts!, 4th Grade Essay/Artwork contest material s were given to Chairman Mary Jo Sandell. Peggy Jost will help with the contest. The word for Lincoln County 4th Graders to think about is Respect, and the contest will begin in September 2013. Layer cake recipes were given to the FCE members and the testing will be done on June 12, 2013 at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy. Spring Creek Busy Bodies FCE Club was hostess for this meeting held at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy. . There were five Spring Creek Busy Bodies FCE Club members and one Millwood Culture FCE club members in attendance. All enjoyed lunch at Zadocks Restaurant.