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 Dates to Remember:

  • April 21 - Raising School Ready Readers at West Bend Public Library 6-7:30pm
  • April 23 - Bike Safety Clinic at Palo Alto County Fair Grounds 9:30 to 11am
  • April 27 - Financially Fit @West Bend Public Library 12 to 1pm
  • April 27 - Reading Makes Cents @ West Bend Public Library 1:45 to 3pm
  • April 28 - Raising School Ready Readers @ West Bend Public Library 6- 7:30pm
  • April 30 - Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh-In - 9:00-11:00 AM @ fairgrounds
  • May 1 - Jr. Clippers 4-H Club Mtg. - 4:00-5:30 PM @ office
  • May 1 - Deadline for accepting new enrollments to be eligible to show at the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair
  • May 2 - Clover Kids after school - Graettinger group - 4:00-5:30 PM
  • May 2 - Exploring With Lego Robots - 4:00-6:00 PM @ office
  • May 3 - Clover Kids after school - Ruthven group - 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 5 - Raising School Ready Readers @ West Bend Public Library 6- 7:30pm
  • May 10-12 - EPAK at the Fairgrounds

County News

April 7, 2016

This is a program for kids in K thru 5th to learn how to save money and the value of money. We will be using Children's literature to help teach the concepts of money. Joins us for a fun afternoon on Wednesday, April 27th from 1:45 to 3:30pm at West Bend Library.

April 7, 2016

Do you need help getting started to be financially fit? Would you like to learn some strategies to pay off bills and save money? Join us Wed. April 27th from 12 to 1 at West Bend Public Library.

April 1, 2016

County Wide Bike Safety Clinic Saturday April 23, 2016 at the Palo Alto County Fair Grounds. From 9:30 to 11am. All Ages and All bikes welcome. Door Prize drawing if you attend all four sessions. Door Prizes are helmets, reflecting tire spokes and 2 free bikes. Bring your bike and get it check out for safety before the summer beings!!!

March 23, 2016

Join us on April 18th and May 2nd from 4:00-6:00 PM for a fun time learning about robots and their importance in our modern world - in medicine, industry, military, and even in our homes!  Participants will begin by using Lego kits to build robots.  They will then learn to program them using a computer to make them accomplish specified tasks.  This is open to all interested 4-Hers.  Space is limited - first come, first serve.  Pre-registration is required.  Participants should plan to attend both sessions.   

March 22, 2016

This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair!  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit! 

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