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Jasper County Fair Queen

Applications for the Jasper County fair queen contest are available for pick up at the Jasper County Extension and Outreach office or click here.  The application will be due on May 17th by 4:30 pm and a parent meeting will be on Friday May 18th at the extension office at 6:30 pm.  An award of $250 will be presented to the 2018 Jasper County Fair Queen.  

2018 Jasper County Fair Book

The fairbook is viewable online here.  The printed book will be back from the printers soon and is the official copy.

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County News

June 13, 2018

Many students recently marked a big milestone by graduating from school.  Looking back, what words of wisdom regarding personal finance would you like to have received when you left high school?

Personal finance does not have to be boring!  The National Endowment Financial Education – www.nefe.org has a couple resources to help your graduate be an independent young adult.

June 12, 2018

A well-timed plan, and the ability to stick with the plan for several years, is critical to being able to improve the health and appearance of a yard. A new extension publication provides a management and action plan that runs from March through November, giving instruction for yard maintenance activities for spring, summer and fall

May 31, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a herbicide resistance management field day on June 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the A. Knaphus farm located 1.5 miles south of McCallsburg on County Road S27.

May 31, 2018

A big thank you is in order from Iowa consumers to the Legislature, Governor Kim Reynolds, and Attorney General Tom Miller for passage and enactment of Senate File 2177  . Beginning on July 1st you will no longer be charged fees to use a “freeze” on your credit report.

The Equifax Breach put many individuals in a pool of consumers whose personal information was compromised. Faced with potential misuse, one step to limit damage was freezing your credit report at the three credit reporting bureaus, but the cost was $30.  In passing the new law, Iowa government officials reasoned that consumers should not be forced to bear the cost when a reporting bureau is negligent.

May 22, 2018

My brother recently attended a medical conference in which a lawyer spoke about the physician’s responsibility when providing care for someone who is unable to make medical decisions for themselves.  If a patient has not completed a Power of Attorney for Health Care, the doctor is required to listen and weigh the concerns of all family members when caring for the patient. Speaking from our personal experience, my brother and I did not struggle while communicating with caregivers and making decisions for dad; we knew what dad’s wishes were and the two of us shared dad’s values and faith. Additionally, as Dad’s POA for Health Care,  it made it easier for me to say “no” when a family member made a request that was clearly not in line with his wishes…even when there was support from a fourth sibling for that request.


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