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Input Needed For Adult Classes To Offer

By Pamela Redwine

    Thanks for all of the interest in the upcoming computer classes that the Extension Service will be offering March 5 and 26. The classes are pretty much full. If you signed up for the classes and haven’t paid, please do so this week or call to let us know if you will not be able to attend.  
    If you are interested in taking the class but haven’t signed up yet, we are keeping a waiting list and this will help us to determine if we need to offer another class. If you have other suggestions for computer classes let us know that too. We try to offer programs that meet the needs of our clients.
    The 4-H Clover Buds club (formerly the FCS Club) will meet at the Extension Office on Thursday, February 21 at 4 p.m. This group is open to all youth ages 5-9. Call us at 675-2730 to let us know you will be coming.
    The Healthy You Exercise class will meet each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you haven’t joined us, you should. Wear cool clothes, comfortable shoes and bring some water to drink, because you are going to sweat!
    The United Y. C. MHV Club will meet on Thursday, February 21. The business meeting will be at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 10. This month Mrs. Reba Bland, Area Leadership Agent with MSU-ES will be our speaker. She will be discussing how to keep up with your Secretary Record book.  The public is invited.
    Members from each of the MHV clubs are invited to attend an interactive planning meeting for the upcoming North Central Area MHV meeting.  The meeting will be held on Monday, February 25  at 10 a.m at the Extension Office is Coffeeville.
    We are trying to get some adult classes planned for the next couple of months.  Several things we are looking at are crocheting classes, sewing classes, canning classes and a possible quilt club.  If you are interested in any of these things let us hear from you.  You can email me at pamelar@ext. or call the office at 675-2730.  Your input is greatly appreciated.
    Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at MSU- Yalobusha County Extension Service to keep up with our upcoming events.
Suggestive Selling
    “Would you like an apple pie with that?”
    I am sure you have heard something like that when you order your food at a fast food restaurant. Fast food restaurants are not the only ones that use this suggestive selling. It is BIG in many restaurants as well as retail stores. In restaurants servers suggest appetizers, specialty drinks, and of course decadent desserts.  Many servers don’t just mention foods, they use tempting descriptive words that can make your mouth start to water.
    Does it work?  Of course!  Books and articles galore promote “suggestive selling” to improve sales. But, if you’re fighting your weight (and let’s face it, two thirds of all Americans are currently overweight), there’s no need for you to fall victim to the trap.  If you enjoy dining out, but want to stay in control try these tips:
    • Check the menu online and read the nutritional information.
    • Decide what your ONE priority will be for the meal. Be honest with yourself – if you’re going to get the margarita or creamy chocolate dessert, select something light for the meal.
·   • Make a plan for what you want to order and stick with it.
    • Stay in charge at the table. You’re paying for the meal, so don’t feel guilty about being assertive. Place that picture appetizer menu on an empty chair and ask them not to bring the dessert card.

(Article Source:, February 2013.

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