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Living Well In Yalobusha County

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday House!  Wow!  That is really all I can say!  This year’s Holiday House was great!  We had over 238 people to attend! Thank you to the vendors for renting a booth space and taking the time to come to our event.  Thank you to all the 4-Hers and parents for being so creative and making our one vote in the Decorated Pumpkin contest so hard to make because all of the pumpkins were so very well decorated (winners pictures will be in next week’s paper)!  

Thank you to the MHV ladies for submitting your precious masterpieces in the Cultural Arts Contest.  Thank you to the demonstrators who came and shared such creative holiday ideas with us and thanks to those of you who sat in on the demonstrations. Thank you to everyone who came to Holiday House and for supporting the vendors and 4-H clubs.  And a very special thanks to Mary Caldwell for decorating our foyer so beautifully and helping us all to get in the holiday spirit.

The Create Club will  meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m. Rita Hugueley will be the project leader. The project is a pinecone Christmas tree.  For more information or to let us know you are coming please call the Extension Office at 675-2730.

The Crochet MHV Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.

Our Healthy You exercise classes are free and meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Make sure that you wear cool, comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and bring some water to drink. The nurse is back!!  The nurse will be here on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8:45 to 9 a.m. to take glucose and blood pressure readings. All Healthy You exercise participants are encouraged to come and take advantage of this free service. 



Safety Tips

•Go only into familiar neighborhoods, and stop only at houses that are well lit.

•Carry flashlights and use reflective tape on clothing and bags.

•Walk, do not run, on sidewalks, not streets. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.

•Slow down when approaching driveways to avoid exiting or entering cars, and do not run out between cars.

•Discard commercially produced candy if the wrapper is loose or the seal has been broken.

•Examine the outside of fruit for any suspicious cuts or holes. Wash and slice it into small pieces, checking for inedible objects.

•If anything is suspicious about treats, report this to the police or other appropriate authorities.

•When in doubt, throw it out.

Alternatives to Candy Treats

•Baseball cards or other sports cards

•Coloring books, crayons, magic markers

•Holiday pencils, pens, or erasers

•Snack coupons to a local fast food or ice cream shop

•Modeling clay



•Card games

•Kites and planes

Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

•Neighborhood party (provide games and activities, such as apple-bobbing or movies)

•Haunted house party or parade

•Storytelling (can take place anywhere and is perfect entertainment for children and adults)

•Harvest fairs and festivals


Reminders for 

Children’s Parties

•Choose foods that children will enjoy.

•Furniture, food, and decorations should be child-sized.

•Have plenty of supervision. One adult can handle about 10 children; use two adults if the children are in a setting outside the home.

•Remember that something that is scary and fun for adults might not be fun for children.

Article Source: MSU Extension Publication M0915

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