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Adult Volunteers Needed For New 4-H Sewing Club

Now that Labor Day has passed, it won’t be long until autumn begins.  The official date of Autumn is September 22, and although the warm temperatures will probably still be with us for a while, it is time to start thinking about your fall decorations!
Floral Design Program September 5th

With fall decorations in mind 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.
Crochet Group Also Meeets September 5
Also on Thursday, September 5, our Crochet Group will be meeting at the Extension office in Coffeeville at 10 a.m. 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.
Adult sewing volunteers needed! We have the machines and we have the kids now all we need is YOU! We are currently trying to start a 4-H Sewing club. We need adults who can sew to help with this club. If you are an adult who can sew and you want to find out more about this or if you would like to help, please attend an inte-rest/organizational meeting on Monday, September 23, at 4 p.m. at the Extension Office Located inside the Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville. You can also contact me at 675-2730 or for more information.
Upcoming 4-H Meeting
Our next 4-H Meeting for both the older group (ages 10-18) and the clover buds (ages 5-9) will be Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. Please remember that we will be collecting pet care items to donate to the Oxford Lafayette Human Society.
We will also start collecting items to make our sun catchers for the nursing home. We will need: translucent pony beads in variety of colors, silver floral or jewelry wire, medium size metal cookie cutters in variety of shapes (we can just borrow these) and small to medium size suction cups with hooks.
4-H Day At The Mississippi State Fair
The Mississippi State Fair will be held in Jackson, October 2-13. As a thank you to all our 4-H volunteers, 4-H members and their immediate families, Saturday, October 12 is being observed as 4-H day.    All 4-H volunteers, members and their immediate families can get in free on October 12 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m! You do have to have a ticket and you can get your free ticket by contacting me at the Extension office by September 27.
Exercise Classes
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.
Teaching Children About Money
According to Mary Linda Moore, Financial Management Area Agent with the MSU-ES, financial experts agree that it is never too early to start teaching children about money.
Children who are not taught these lessons pay the consequences for a life-time.
You may want to start by teaching them how to count money. Next, teach the value of saving.  Unexpected things come up and it is good to have money saved.
It is important to discuss the difference between a want and a need.
What are the basic needs in life?  Food, clothing, and shelter.
There are always grey areas like vehicles.
You need a car to get to work to make the money to pay for the basic needs.
Explain the difference between extravagant and moderate.
Do you really need an expensive sports car or would a nice economy car serve just as well?
Is a television a need or a want?  Most children would say it is a need.
Ask the question:  Can you survive without it?
Children need to understand about choices.
If you use your money to purchase one item, then you are eliminating other options.
Give the scenario that you have $10 to spend.  You decide to go to the movies.
The next day, a friend invites you to go skating.  You have already spent your money and cannot go.  That was a choice you made even though you may not have realized it.  
Be sure when you decide to spend your money that it is something you really want or need.

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