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Living Well In Yalobusha County

By Pamela Redwine

Wow! What a great week we have had!
On Saturday, Sept. 21 we had a group of 29 youth and their families travel to Mississippi State to attend 4-H Day with MSU football.      
We enjoyed tailgating with other 4-Hers from across the state at a tailgate event sponsored by MSU-ES Administration. A special thanks to Dr. Gary Jackson and Dr. Paula Threadgill for such a nice event.  The tailgate was originally planned in the Junction but as rain chances moved in it was moved inside Bost Extension Building.  While there, we enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and MSU ice cream.  
We also received new 4-H t-shirts to wear to the game.  After we finished at the tailgate we ventured over to Barnes and Noble to get the normal game day items: face tattoos, pom poms and of course, the must have, COWBELLS!
After that, we enjoyed watching the kids play football in the junction and walked over to the inflatable slides and jumpers. The weather was beautiful and we couldn’t ask for a better day. And it never hurts to end the night with a win, as MSU defeated Troy. This event is held each year and is an awesome opportunity for many 4-Hers to go to MSU for their first visit.
4-H Sewing Update
On Monday, Sept. 23 several interested sewing volunteers gathered to organize and plan what we call Sewing 101. The course will be a starter sewing workshop for youth, ages 8 to 18.  Our first workshop will begin October 7 at 4 p.m. and workshops continue each Monday in October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28) from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.      
Based on our equipment and volunteer numbers, our first workshop is available for 6 students only. When you register your child for this workshop, it is important that you check your schedule and make sure that they will be able to attend ALL four sessions. The fee for the workshop is $10 per child and should be paid when registering for the workshop. During this class students will learn skills including: identifying parts of a sewing machine, correct sewing tool names and uses, how to thread a machine, how to wind a bobbin, how to cut a straight line, how to sew a straight line, seam allowances, how to sew a hem and more, depending on time.
To attend future sewing workshops at the Extension Service, all 4-Hers will first need to attend the Yalobusha County Extension Service’s “Sewing 101 workshop” (other Sewing 101 workshops will be held in the coming months). Call 675-2730 or email me at to register your child.
MHV Area Meeting

On Thursday, Sept. 27 the Yalobusha County Homemaker’s hosted around 50 MHV Members and guests from five counties at their North Central Area Meeting.  Yalobusha County’s own Jo Davis, Senior Director, led the meeting. We appreciate Tommy Vaughn welcoming all of our guests to Yalobusha County. Betty Langston, State MHV President from Leake County, and Dr. Paula Threadgill, Associate Director gave an Extension update. Joe Sablich from Windsor Foods in Oakland was our guest speaker
Reverend Stacy Douglas from Coffeeville United Methodist Church entertained us with his beautiful voice and we enjoyed a delicious meal catered by B&B Barbecue.
Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease Signs
On Tuesday, October 8th, I will present “10 Warn-ing Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease”. The 10 steps we will discuss during this program can help you recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s. This program is free and will be held in Oakland at the Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. We hope  you will join us.
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.

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