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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clarke County

As time seems to fly by don't forget that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is available with research based information for you. Be sure to check out the latest edition of Words on Wellness for the latest in nutrition and fitness.As always our office is open if you have any questions be sure to give us a call! See what Extension can do for you!

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

June 6, 2014

The Madison County 4-H/FFA will be hosting an Open Horse Show on Saturday, June 21st at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Winterset.  Registration begins at 8 am and show starts at 9 am.  For more information, call Kalli Hildebrand (641) 344-6368 or Jana Peters (515) 462-4177.  

June 6, 2014

Eco-Healthy Child Care online series is going to be offered in June.  This series will be online where child care center directors learn how to create a healthy environment to benefit the health and well-being of the children in their care.  Cost is $45 for 3 sessions.  The sessions will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm June 12, 19, and 26.  This series is approved for 4.5 hours of DHS group training credit.  Register on the DHS Training Registry by clicking on the Eco-Healthy Child Care.  For more information contact Malisa Rader at mrader@iastate.edu or (515) 708-0622.  

May 27, 2014

The 2014 Day Camp schedule has been released.  Activites this year include Fizz, Tick, Boom; Let's Travel Around the World; Christmas in June; Iowan Safari; Bug Mania; Masters of Disasters; The Great Outdoors; Crafty Creations; Swim, Stay, & S'more; and Summer Fun.  Camps are for kids who have completed grades Kindergarten - 6th Grade.  Due to overwhelming popularity be sure to contact the Clarke County Extension office for the camps that are still available (641) 342-3316.

September 10, 2012

Are your kids looking for a new adventure?  If your kids are grades 4th – 12th then 4-H may be just for them!  Youth get to pick a club of their choice, create projects that interest them, and overall get involved in an awesome organization, 4-H!  Club members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts.  Members participate in hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment. 
If you are a new family to 4-H follow the New 4-H Family Enrollment instructions to get enrolled in 4-H Online!  If you already have a family member in 4-H but this is the first year for them you will need to follow the “Returning 4-H Member Enrollment Help Sheet” process through 4-H Online.  
There is a $10 Enrollment Fee due for those new members in grades 4th – 12th.  Once you have completed all the information in 4-H Online, stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your fee and let the adventure begin! 
If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her jpollard@iastate.edu!

August 31, 2012

Are you ready to continue your adventure in 4-H?  Returning 4-H members can start the reenrollment process in 4-H Online.  Use the Returning 4-H Family Enrollment help sheet to complete the enrollment process through 4-H Online.  Just log in to your 4-H Online account and follow the steps included on the help sheet.  Don’t forget to stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your $10 Enrollment Fee. 
Don’t forget to check out the latest 4-H Newsletter for more details.  If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her jpollard@iastate.edu!

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Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

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