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County News

August 7, 2019

)- In this age of technology, we are constantly bombarded with information and videos of the recent mass shootings.  We each have our own way of responding to these traumatic situations.  You may be looking for ways to manage the stress to better care for self, your family and your community. 

August 7, 2019

Do you want to learn how to preserve food safely at home?

What You’ll Do…
 Be introduced to boiling water canning
 Receive food preservation handouts
 Learn how to make jam
 Practice filling jars
 Learn how to prepare your jam for exhibit at the county fair
 Take two jars of jam home to enter at the county fair
August 6, 2019

Why should I do it? How will it help me? These are questions that 4-H'ers often ask. Record keeping is a process that can be used throughout life in many ways. Record Books and Award Applications due to your LEADER: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019!

August 5, 2019

The first day of school is fast approaching and many families may be facing a transition to a new school. Careful preparation for beginning at a new building or a new district can help minimize effects on children – academically, socially and emotionally, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Clark specializes in family life issues and offers these tips to help children get used to their new setting.

August 1, 2019


This month’s newsletter includes information about:

  • Putting Mindfulness on Your Plate
  • Fair Food Safety
  • Make Waves for Your Health’s Sake
  • Recipe-Asparagus with Mexican Corn Salad

You will also find details about programs planned for the next month 

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