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Extension Specialists Schedule Forums In County To Evaluate Economic Trends

By Allyson Coleman

Spaces for our iPhone/iPad training are quickly filling up.
Have you signed up? If not, call us at the Extension Office at 675-2730 if you plan to attend.and reserve your spot while they last!  iPhones and iPads can both be great tools with wonderful special features, but sometimes they can be difficult to figure out.
If you are having difficulty learning how to use your iPhone or iPad and all the special features that come along with it, we have the training for you!  
Jamie Varner, Extension Instructor with the Center for Technology Outreach, will show participants how to use their iPhone or iPad, how to take advantage of all the special features they provide. Jamie will also work hands on with you and your device during this class.  
So, bring your iPhone or iPad and come learn with us, on Friday, September 26th from 10:15 a.m. to noon.  The class will be held at the Yalobusha County Extension Office. The cost for the workshop is $2, which covers light refreshments. Fees must be paid to be considered registered for the class.  Space is limited. Please call and sign up by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24.
We also have training scheduled Thursday, Octo-ber 2, for internet safety and security at the Multi-Purpose Building. The class is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. We will learn how to protect ourselves from identity theft while browsing the internet safely. In this training participants will observe how to identify potentially harmful websites and email scams.  You will also become familiar with terms such as viruses, phishing, malware, etc.; and learn what and why we use cookies and browsing history.  Cost of the training is $1.  Fees must be paid in order to be considered registered for the class.  Space is limited.  Please call and sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30.
Mark your calendars:  Mississippi State Extension Specialists will be in Water Valley Tuesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. Join us to learn all about the economic impact analysis that we have run on our town. At this community forum specialists will discuss where our town is at economically and how we can improve these findings.  The location of this meeting will be announced soon.
In the next few weeks I will be attending a conference in Greenwood on rural tourism, so I just wanted to share this information with you in case you or someone you know might be interested in attending.  This organization recognizes that tourism is a vital part of a community’s economic development.  
The Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is a collaborative effort focused on assisting smaller communities in bolstering tourism. Dynamic speakers will present innovative ideas and relevant information that attendees will find useful in facing the unique challenges of promoting rural tourism with limited budgets.
We even have one of our very own participating in the conference; Mickey Howley, will be giving a speech on rebuilding a community–the Water Valley story.
If you are interested in this conference and would like more information, please visit http://www. or call me at 662-675-2730.

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