Heart health, hunting season focus of program


Local resident Mary Johnston is planning another educational and fun program from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the West Virginia Museum of Glass on Main Avenue in Weston. There will be two aspects of the program.

The first part will be a presentation by a West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officer, who will speak about hunting season rules and the importance of the Natural Resources oversight. For example, the warden will be able to speak to the group about what to do about people who dump trash out in the country.

The second will be a presentation by dietitian Pearl Saucier of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Food Services Program. She will speak on diet and good heart health. Proper nutrition is one of the most important aspects to keeping one’s heart healthy.

Saucier received her bachelor of science in FACS/Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arizona, in 2006. She successfully completed an undergraduate degree in an accredited didactic program in 2006, a graduate degree in nutrition in 2009 and successfully completed a dietetic internship in May 2012. She completed and passed the Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians in 2012.

She has been a practicing dietitian for almost five years in a variety of fields. She has experience in all levels from work in a retirement residence, to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital System, to most recently working at the Fairmont Regional Medical Center.

There will be a Longaberger basket door prize and light refreshments.

Johnston has taken an interest in providing self-improvement programs in cooperation with the Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee in anticipation of the eventual creation of some sort of arts center for the area. If interested in participating in the program please call the city of Weston at 304-269-6141 and leave your reservation.