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Dates to Remember:

  • February 18 Spend Smart Eat Smart from 1 to 2pm.
  • February 19 North Iowa Ag Summit @ILCC Emmetsburg 9 to 4
  • February 21 Babysitting Clinic 9 to 4 @ Office
  • February 23 Better Kid Care--Improving Transition Time 6:30 to 8:30 pm @First United Methodist Church
  • February 25 How To Improve My Credit Score Noon to 1 Cost is $5 with lunch--West Bend Public Library
  • February 26 Family Storyteller 6:30 to 7:30pm West Bend Public Library
  • March 3 Beef Feedlot Facilities Workshop @ ILCC 9:45 am to 3:00pm
  • March 5 Family Storyteller 6:30 to 7:30pm West Bend Public Library
  • March 9 Better Kid Care---Parents Friends or Foes?? 6:30 to 8:30pm @ First United Methodist Church\
  • March 11 FSQA training @ office 7pm
  • March 12 Family Storyteller 6:30 to 7:30pm West Bend Public Library
  • March 16,23,30 Annie's in Armstrong from 9am to Noon
  • March 17 Serv Safe @ Extension Office 8 to 5
  • March 19 Family Storyteller @ West Bend Public Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • March 25 Financial Spring Cleaning Noon to 1pm @ West Bend Public Library
  • March 26 Family Storyteller @ West Bend Public Library 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • March 27 Clover Kid Lock-in for Palo Alto  & Emmet 7pm to Midnight @ Wellness Center

County News

February 24, 2015

If you are a 4-Her or FFA member and planning to show livestock at the 2015 Palo Alto County Fair or Iowa State Fair, check out the updated rules for identifying and exhibiting your animals.

February 20, 2015

Clover Kids from Palo Alto and Emmet are invited to a Clover Kid Lock-In on Friday, March 27th from 7:00-midnight at the Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg.  Cost is $10 per member - no non-Clover Kids, please.  Chaperones will be needed.  Pre-registration is required and is due by March 25th.     

February 20, 2015

Join us for our annual 4-H Bowling Party on Saturday, March 21st from 2:00-4:00 PM at Family Fun Zone in Pocahontas, IA.  This is for all 4-Hers in grades 4-12.  Cost is $15 and will include 2 games of bowling, pop, and pizza.  Pre-registration is required so the teams can be determined before the event.  Transportation will not be provided - carpooling is encouraged.  Prizes will be awarded for each of 3 grade divisions - Juniors (4-6), Intermediates (7 &8), and Seniors (9-12).   

February 13, 2015

This is a five week, one hour program to help families learn reading strategies and the love of reading to their children. It will be held at teh West Bend Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 on the following dates Febraury 26, March 5, 12,19,&26. Call Palo Alto County Extension to Register 712-852-2865b or West Bend Public Library 515-887-6411. Limited to 10 families so register early!! Don't miss out on this fun event and you get a free book and activity pack each week!!! Reigster today!!

February 13, 2015

This workshop will be held at ILCC- Emmetsburg Campus Room 17 by Wellness Center from 9:45 to 3pm. Cost is $20 includes lunch, refreshments and materials. Call Palo Alto County Extension to register. Limited to 25 so register early!!

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