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Extension Service Can Help With Your Job Search

By Allyson Coleman

Are you currently unemployed or looking for a new job?  
The MSU Extension Service is here to help with a special class on how to search for jobs online scheduled Tuesday, August 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m at the Yalobusha County Extension Office.
This training will help participants identify where to look for job postings online and how to make sure that they are legitimate positions. The class will also allow participants to ask questions about which search engines are best for job searches; as well as  where to look for state or government current job postings.  
The instructor will be Duan Walker from the Extension Delta Region and the Center for Technology Outreach. The class is free but you must call the Yalobusha County Extension office to register due to limited space. For questions regarding this or any other program please contact me at the Yalobusha County Extension Office.
Keep in mind that MSU Extension Services’ offers assistance to local businesses and local community organizations in areas of social media marketing, technical support, website development, creating business plans, and more.  We have already started working with two very important businesses in the county through our VIP program.      


If you are interested in learning how you can make legitimate money by working from home online, come join us Thursday, August 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Extension Office. Extension specialists will teach a program on how to make money from home on your computer. The cost is $2 which covers light refreshments.  We hope that you will join us and begin your journey to making extra money from home. Space is limited, please call the Extension Office to register for this program.
Instagram Class
Social Media Classes are still being offered at the Extension office over the next few months. We had a great turn out at the Facebook training on July 17, and we hope that you will join us for the next training next week!  
The second class in this Social Media Mini-series will be on Instagram at the Yalobusha County Extension Office. If you are interested in learning what Instagram is and how it works, come join us- Thursday, August 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class cost $2, which covers light refreshments.  Mrs. Lara Bowman of the Center of Technology Outreach will be conducting the class.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn the ins and outs of social media.  In these classes participants will learn how to set up Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, and learn the interface and basic privacy and security settings of these services. Participants will become proficient in the latest Instagram features, including how to control content that others post on your newsfeed, and find out how to make your Instagram accounts private for this program.
Farmers’ Markets
Are you looking to boost your summer recipes with fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables?  
Don’t forget about our fabulous local farmers’ markets!  Shopping in local farmer’s markets will give you a sense of security in knowing exactly where the food you put in your body comes from.  The vendors are very knowledgeable about organics and other popular health trends in produce growth.  We currently have two local markets; one in Water Valley and the other in Oakland.  The Water Valley market is located on Main Street right across from D&D Barbecue.  
The Oakland market is located in the library parking lot. If you are looking to boost the amount of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables in your home this summer, visit one of your local markets.  
Both markets are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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