Fraternal Order of Eagles
Big Walnut F.O.E. #3261
1623 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 861-9073
Click Here to download and print a full-color version of the November 2017 Calendar.
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that may change throughout the month.
Boy Scout Troop #279
Boy Scout Troop #279 meets at the Big Walnut F.O.E each week. We are proud to help our local scout troop with our place to meet!

Troop Meetings every Monday night 7-8:30 pm (September 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2018)
Crew Meetings 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month 7-8 pm (September 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2018)

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Click Here to download and print the Committee Meetings Schedule
Click Here to download and print the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) Meetings Schedule
Click Here to download and print the Camp Out Schedule
We send out a big Welcome to all American Legion members who are members of our Eagles or visit our Aerie often. Those visitors include the 12th District Council located here in Columbus, Ohio.

You can read more about The American Legion, 12th District Council by visiting their website at:
Don't stay home alone during the holidays
Make the holidays a special occasion this year by getting out to the local senior center, volunteering, or just enjoying activities in your area.

According to the AARP, the number of Americans who say they're lonely has doubled since 1980 from 20 percent to 40. What's more, about one-third of citizens over the age of 65 are living alone while half of those over 85 do so.

Social isolation has been linked to immune system issues, depression, disrupted sleep, higher levels of inflammation and stress hormones, and even increased risk of heart disease and stroke. All of these issues are serious on their own and some of them, such as depression, can lead to other problems like cognitive decline and dementia which contribute further to a cycle of poor health and isolation. All told, according to a recent study at Brigham Young University involving 3.4 million people, isolation and loneliness showed about a 30 percent increased likelihood of dying from any cause over the next seven years. This effect was most pronounced in middle-aged people and carried over into the aging population.

Health issues can affect whether a person gets out and about. So can changing friendships and social status.

Participating in activities is important. Even if you can't participate for a long period, do what you can. Vow to take advantage of the activities offered at church and senior centers. You'll feel better for it!
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The nut that is never sold in a shell
It may never have crossed your mind: In the bags of mixed nuts in the shell, none of the nuts are cashews.

In fact, cashews are never sold in the shell -- for a very good reason.
The cashew nut is actually a seed surrounded by a double shell. The shell contains oils related to the same chemical in poison ivy that causes skin rashes, according to The Nutcracker Museum. The toxic oils are easily roasted off, usually in outdoor settings since, like poison ivy, inhaling the burning oils causes severe lung irritation.

The toxic exterior of the cashew is not the only thing that makes it unique.
A cashew tree first flowers with a small, delicate green, then pink, five-petaled flower, less than an inch long. The cashew nut grows on the flower. Above the nut grows a juicy, pear-shaped, red or yellow pseudo-fruit up to four inches long. The cashew apple is popular in tropical countries where the cashew tree grows, but its waxy outer layer does contain skin irritants that must be steamed off then washed.

The cashew apple has never been suitable for export since its skin is easily damaged.
The evergreen cashew tree can grow up to 46 feet tall. The oldest and largest cashew tree in the world is found in Brazil. It covers an area of about 2 acres. The branches of the tree bend to the ground under an immense canopy of leaves. Each branch takes root where it touches the soil, making it difficult to see the main trunk of the tree. Thought to be about 1,000 years old, the ancient cashew tree produces about 60,000 fruits each year.