60 women attend annual Female Fall Fling Nov. 11

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Melanie Thiessen demonstrates a self-defense move vs. an "attacker" while instructors Chris Rangel and Jenna Rangel watch.?

About 60 women attended the third annual Female Fall Fling/Women?s Health Night Nov. 11 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

The event was hosted by Parkside Homes, PMA Hillsboro Family Practice Clinic, Hills?boro Community Hospital, Woods Wellness and Greenhaw Pharmacy.

Three presenters addressed health issues of interest to women. Chris Rangle, a martial arts instructor for Bethel College, and daughter Jenna gave tips on self-defense and had three members of the audience to defend themselves against an ?attacker.?

The presentation by William Good of Quality Chiropratic Care addressed fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

DeVona Roble, an occupational therapist from Hillsboro, talked about techniques to improve reading and memory skills.

Esther Pankratz, Hillsboro, won $120 in Hillsboro Chamber Bucks for having 12 businesses sign her invitation.

Ten businesses set up displays. Local merchants also donated door prizes, which were awarded to the following winners: Melanie Thiessen (Thee Bookstore), Beverly Richards (Hillsboro Furniture), Robert Isaac (Woods Wellness), Irma Groening (Quick Flick), Annelle Jost (Molly?s On Main), Joan Jost (Mary?s Mats & More), Kathy Woelk (Little Pleasures), Morganne Hamm (Brenda?s Bloomers), Doris Dalke (Odds ?n Ends), Norma Cabeen (Anderson Health Care), Helen Hagen (Nancy?s Fashions), Kathy Decker (Kessler?s Kreations), Flo Rahn (Quilts & Quilt Racks).

Parkside Homes donated cookies for refreshments and PMA Hillsboro Family Practice Clinic, Hillsboro Community Hospital, Jess?s Tresses and Supreme Clean contributed financial support.

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