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County News

Older man and women
September 18, 2018

Planning in case you have an ER visit, talking to health care providers and having family dischussions about your future care. Learn what you can do now to make emergencies and changes in life happen with less stress and confusion.

Man in wheel chair with caregiver
September 17, 2018

Caregiving involves more than just medical problems. Helping your loved one manage his or her finances can ensure that he or she will be able to pay for needed care and live more comfortably.

Family caregiving can have a big impact on a family’s finances and on the family caregiver’s ability to work and retire. Although financial resources are sometimes limited, there are a variety of resources available to help caregivers in financial need. 

Garfield Sluggers 4-H club
September 4, 2018

We are excited to announce: The Garfield Sluggers is a new community club for 3rd-12th graders.  They will be meeting approximately once a month at Duncan Hall.  Check them out at their kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00pm at Duncan Hall on Hwy 18.  Hot dogs, s'mores, and popcorn provided by Mycogen Seeds for the kickoff party.  Parents and siblings invited to please join your potentialy interested 3rd - 12th grader for the kickoff.     

August 27, 2018

All 4-Hers in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to serve on a County Youth Council.  Being on County Council is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the 4-H program.  Applications are available now.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 5th, 2018.  For more information click here.

Cool Kids Club brochure image
August 24, 2018

New for 5th-6th graders (starting in Garner as pilot): Cool Kids Club

The Cool Kids Club will meet monthly from October - May on early out Wednesdays.  Each session will include a snack, team building, and hands on fun educational activities.  Click here for additional information, the brochure, and to sign up.

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Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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