By Jessalu Lorck The McCulloch County Retired Teachers Association met at Barbara’s Party Pantry Jan. 8 in regular monthly session. Vice President Eileen Kitchens opened the meeting at 11a.m., leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Program chairman Marilyn Powell introduced R.N. Ed Williams, who gave helpful information on health and how to stay healthy. Following Mr. Williams’ well-received talk, the minutes from the December meeting were read and the treasurer’s report given. Membership chairman Kay Holloway mentioned preliminary plans for distributing cookies to McCulloch County schools to honor 2008 retirees. Community volunteer chairman Ruth Carson requested that members submit their volunteer hours and their steps or miles walked to her as soon as possible as they are due this month in the state office. Information and protective services chairman Frances Huntington reminded the group to “be aware” and “shred” to protect against identity theft. Vice President Kitchens requested that someone serve as legislative committee chairman to fill the unexpired term of Eloise Ficke, who has moved to another city. Mildred Weatherman graciously accepted. Mrs. Holloway and Mary Bates will serve on the nominating committee for 2008. Members present were: Mildred Weatherman, Eileen Kitchens, Marilyn Powell, Ruth Carson, John Hartley, Ivie Spiller, Mary Bates, James Bates, Frances Huntington, Lamonte Wells, Helen Bitters, Diana Tate, Dolores Barton, Kay Holloway, Glenda Middleton and guests, Chris Huffman and Leroy Wells.