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7 Page B-8, The Tuskegee News, December 9, 2010 Second Chehaw School Reunion By FLORA MOSS Special to The 7bskegee News Most of us have heard the echo of the phrase "Oh, What A Time," and it was ever so reminis- cent on Saturday, November 27 at the Tuskegee Municipal Complex as Chehaw Ele- mentary Alumni and Friends celebrated their Second Chehaw School Reunion. Alumni and friends of the local area, as well as others from as far as Atlanta and New York, gathered for an evening of entertainment and fun. The evening was filled with fellowship as everyone mingled and caught up on the pres- ent. Beginning with a delicious meal, the evening continued with excitement. The floor was opened to the audience for reflections that brought about responses from tears of joy to outbursts of uncontrollable laughter. It was amazing that so many memories were cap- tured and shared among the group: Reginald Buchanan was the keynote speaker and his message was delivered in good taste with an appreciation of what attending Chehaw School meant to him and gratitude for having the experience. He shared many mem- ories that took those in attendance back to the days of when school and home were so much of the same. Sophia Crittenden Jeffries, who wrote the skit "Chehaw Elementary School Chalkboard Confessions" as a tribute to Jesse K. Crawford, an outstanding teacher at Chehaw Elemen- tary, was in attendance. Jeffries performed the skit during the re- union, amazing the audience with the scenar- ios she captured and presented. Now, you don't know the meaning of uncon- trollable laughter until you have seen the lady in the fat suit dance to the tune, "I Won't Dance No More With No Big Fat Woman." Playing the role of the dancer was Miriam Scott Ellerbe, who initiated the end of the evening as we all danced the night away to music by DJ Alfonso Kendall. As an alumni of Chehaw Elementary, I look forward to each and every reunion, and encour- age others to join the fun. Health and Fitness Tip of the Week .Quick and effective workouts By DAVID HENDERSON T/me For A Change Fitness We hear almost everyone we know talk about how busy they are, and most days we probably say something to that extent as well. However, we have to realize that amid the excuses, each day can be broken up into hour, 30- minute, 15-minute and even five-minute time frames. Each can be an opportunity to improve your health and fitness. Of course your diet is'critical- because you truly are what you eat -- but exercise also largely contributes to how healthy you actually are, how well you feel, and how long you will live. Try these quick, effective workouts: Legs -- Stairs: At work, it's a no-brainer that the Stairs burn more calories than the elevator. Taking the' stairs will strengthen your legs and back. This exercise will give you a short cardioboost that in- creases your heart rate and res- piratory rate, whichs strengthens your heart and lungs. At home, go up the stairs, then hold on to the rail and come back down backwards. Repeat this a few times until you feel like you've been challenged. After walking around to catch your breath, put each foot on a step and lean down slowly towards it to stretch. Abs -- Chair Lean Back: In a chair, slide your hips all the way front and then lean back, similar to a slouching posi- tion. Then, raise your knees, bring- ing your feet off the floor a few inches. You should feel your abs tighten, and hold it for at least five to 10 seconds. Repeat at least five times. Do this daily and you'll watch your midsection get in better shape a little more and more every week. Arms -- Chair pushups: Stand behind a chair and make sure it won't slide. Then, lean forward and bring your chest to the top of the chair and push back up. Repeat at least 10 times, up to 20 and watch the back of your arms start to shape up progressively, one week at a time. Alright, well on days you can't make it to the gym, try these and see how they work... Have a healthy week! Editor's note: David Hender- son, owner of the Tuskegee busi- ness Time For A Change Fitness, writes afree column each week in The Tuskegee News. To con- tact him, call (334) 727"4123 or stop by Time For A Change at 209 N. Elm Street in Tuskegee. Jule Collins to host works of Reverend Howard Finster AU News Bureau The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host the exhibition, "Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster," from Dec. 2010 11 through March 11, 2011 in the Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C. The museum is one of only five venues nationwide selected to host this traveling exhibition of objects, paintings, and documentation that provide an in-depth s urrvey of the native Alabama artist's career. An evangelistic preacher in paint and self-proclaimed Man of Vi- sions, Reverend Howard Finster became one of the most widel known and prolific self-taught artists, producing more than 46,000 works of art before his death in 2001. Finster's preaching experience and showman-like personality helped shape his public persona and celebrity. Finster extended his visionary message far beyond the multimedia installation, Paradise Garden, at his home in Pennville, Ga. He exhibited internationally, designed album covers for rock bands such as R.E.M. and Talking Heads and appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. "Stranger in Paradise" features nearly 200 objects created by Fin- ster, with subjects ranging from historical figures and cultural icons, such as George Washington and Elvis Presley, to apocalyptic landscapes and futuristic vistas. In programming related to the exhibition, Art Rosenbaum -- fel- low artist, Grammy-award-win- ning musician and friend of Finster  will present a slide show and talk on February 17 at 5 p.m. Rosenbaum is a professor emeritus and Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art. lul'l'uo I, tmluo 2809 A MLK Hwy 334-725-1711 "Winterize" Your Vehicle! Get belts, hoses, radiator, battery and antifreeze checked for just $9.99 NUFFLEN Tiiskegee Ulifller 907 East MLK 334-727-51 lvy 18 Years Experience All Work garunteecl Exhaust Work is all we do! i Get $20 off installation of your Muffler. 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