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Living Well In Yalobusha County

You Can’t Make Jam Without Sampling It

By Pamela Redwine

Wow!  What a busy week we have had at the Extension Service! Our morning time Create Club (shown below) met on Tuesday, May 12, and made teracotta pot wind chimes. 

On Wednesday, May 13, our nurse Brandi, from Arrington Medical Clinic, came to our Healthy You exercise class to take our monthly blood pressure and glucose readings, a perk for Healthy You exercise participants. Also, on Wednesday, a group of five ladies (shown below) met to learn how to can strawberry jam. You can’t make strawberry jam without trying it, so we did – on biscuits and it was delicious! 

Then on Thursday, May 14, Mary Linda Moore, Extension Agent from Alcorn County, and I went to Davidson Ele-mentary in Water Valley to conduct The Real World Program with fifth and sixth graders – what an eye opener that program is to young people on how important smart financial decisions are in the real world!

On Thursday night the p.m. Create Club met to make DIY wind chimes.  On Friday, the Yalobusha Extension Staff and I traveled to MSU for Staff Appreciation Day.  This is always a fun day, but we didn’t stay long because we had much to do to prepare for the next week when several of our MHV members and I will be attending MHV State Council at Mississippi State University. 

We are excited to be taking 13 cultural arts items to be judged against the other 81 counties! 

If you aren’t attending programs at the Extension Service in Yalobusha County then I only have one question for you…Why?  We have programs for everyone, and if we don’t, tell us what you are interested in and we will see what we can do!

Here are some things we have coming up this week.

• Our crochet group will meet on Thursday, May 21. at 10 a.m. This is a laid-back group that enjoys sharing patterns and helping each other learn to do new projects – from baby blankets, to shawls and from beanies to scarfs they are all trying new and different things. Yearly dues are $6 and you will need to bring your choice of yarn and hook.

• Our Yalobusha Buddies and Clover Buds 4-H Clubs will meet on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m.  Our program will be a magic show presented by Ms. Patricia Meek of Southaven. Ms .Meek will share lots of magical moments with the 4-H members.  The program is free.  Please call 675-2730 to let us know your child will be attending.

• Our Sewing 101 for youth ages 8-18 is Tuesday, June 2, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. During this class youth will learn sewing basics such as parts of a sewing machine, sewing tools, how to sew straight line and curved line as well as many other things.  They will end with a final project. Lunch and snacks will be served. The cost is $10 per participant and is limited to five. Call Pamela at 675-2730.

• Our Healthy You exercise classes are free and meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. 

• There will be a Forestry Meeting on Thursday, May 21.

MSU Extension Service will provide accommodations to persons with disabilities or special needs.   Please contact our office at 675-2730 prior to a program or event to request reasonable accommodations. The Extension Service will be closed on Monday, May 25 to celebrate Memorial Day.


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