By Pamela Redwine
The Extension Service will be closed Monday, September 2 to observe Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3 at 8 a.m. We hope that everyone will have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Our crochet group has such a good time and we would love for you to join us! We will meet again on Thursday, September 5, at 10 a.m at the Extension office in Coffeeville. This is a free program and is led by volunteers Liz Bowman and Karol Jarmon. Bring a crochet hook and some yarn and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and learn a new craft.
We will have a floral design program titled “A Change of Season” on September 5 from noon until 1 p.m. The presenter will by Lynette McDougald, Instructor and Manager of The University Florist at MSU. This program will be presented through interactive video. During this program, Lynette will show us how to create autumn door and centerpiece designs. The program is free and there is a supply list if you would like to join along with Lynette. Please call the Extension office at 675-2730 to register to attend and if you would like a supply list.
Attention 4-H Members and volunteers! MSU football will soon be here and once again this year they have teamed up with 4-H to offer a 4-H Day at MSU football. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 21st. MSU will be facing Troy State University.
Tickets are $15 and includes: game day ticket, t-shirt and tailgating. Tickets can be purchased thru the Yalobusha County Extension Office. Checks must be made payable to MSU 4-H. The deadline to purchase your tickets is Friday, August 30. Members and volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from event. (Please note: we were just notified that there are a limited number of tickets so please contact me ASAP to let me know you want tickets. We must receive your payment before we order.)
The Healthy You exercise class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. The class is free and is open to the public. Please wear cool comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and bring water to drink.
I put this in last week’s paper and several people have already contacted me about these programs, but I wanted to run it again this week. Several months ago I attended a training on Alzheimer’s Disease which was presented by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association. I have heard of the disease all of my life. I have even known people that had the disease. But this training was such an eye opener to this terrible disease.
If you have a group that would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, I have two presentations that I will be glad to present: Know the 10 signs –
This presentation was designed for an audience interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. It is for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss or other unaccountable changes in behavior that makes them think that something is different or is wrong with their health.
The second program: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – This program was designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Each program is approximately one hour long. I will begin scheduling these programs for September. Please contact me, Pamela Redwine, at 675-2730 or pamelar @ext.msstate.edu to schedule one of these programs for your group.
Guidelines for Saving
Putting money aside from present earning to provide for the future is an important part of financial health and security. But almost 70 percent of Americans live from paychceck to paycheck and do not save. Many are courting disaster if their income is suddenly reduced or stopped. Americans save much less than people in other industrialized nations, currently less than four percent of household income
Saving is a personal financial choice that requires a spending plan. If you wait to save what is left over, you will never find money to save. Involve your family in making goals for saving for short-term as well as long-term wants and needs. Make savings a part of your monthly spending plan.
The golden rule of saving is to pay yourself first. By setting aside money before you spend it, you may not even miss it! Having savings deducted from your paycheck and automatically deposited in a savings account may be the most painless way to save. If you save a small amount each pay period, your savings account will grow steadily.
Reasons for saving include emergencies, periodic expenses, and reach goals. Saving for education or retirement may take even longer, a whole child’s or adult’s lifetime. Some goals you may reach in a short time.