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December 1, 2016

Check out the December Newsletter from the Dickinson County Extension Office!  It is designed to share out upcoming educational programs, as well as address the latest local questions, happenings, and helpful information for our communities. This edition includes Holiday Tips, as well as information on youth, families and agriculture program opportunities.

Identity Theft Wordal
November 28, 2016

Learn how to protect your identity, detect suspicious activity and defend against identity theft. This program is designed by ISU Finance Specialists and offered at the convenience of your own computer with a lunch and learn format. Register and receive log on instructions and materials for the December 8th program. Cost is only $5. See the Log On & Learn Flyer for details.

Burlap Wreath with ISU colors
November 28, 2016

Join us Saturday, December 10th at 9:30 AM in the Extension Office and make your very own all seasons burlap wreath! These wreaths can be decorated for the Holidays, a hobby, or your favorite sports team. Do you have bobbers, antlers, bells, or bows you'd like to attach? Bring them along and we'll provide the rest. Wreath base, burlap,feathers, ribbon, and wires will be provided. Cost of the workshop is $10. Stop in or call to register by December 8th at (712) 336-3488. Workshop is for youth in 4th - 12th grades but adults are encouraged to attend.

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November 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Dickinson County Public Health are sponsoring a training on Wednesday, December 28th from 8AM - 3PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milford. Youth ages ages 11-15 are encouraged to attend. Come learn how to be a trustworthy, responsible, caring, competent, and capable babysitter. Space is limited. Register by Dec. 27th. Cost is only $15. See the Babysitter Flyer for more details.

String Art Snowflake
November 22, 2016

Looking for something for you and your friends to do over winter break? Check out our string art workshop on Thursday, December 29th from 1-4 PM at the Extension Office. Choose one of four winter designs, or make one of your own. Wood, nails and string provided. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration needed by December 27th to insure materials. Call now to register (712) 336-3488. Check out the String Art Flyer for more details.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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