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Living Well iIn Yalobusha County

Even though it is hot outside, we have plenty of activities scheduled to keep your summer refreshing.  

A tomato canning workshop will be held on Monday, July 30, at 5 p.m.  The cost is $5 to participate and space is limited. The deadline to register is Friday, July 27.  Please contact the Extension Office to find out more information.

Our Healthy You exercise classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Extension Office.  The classes are free.  Make sure to wear cool comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and bring some water to drink

Crochet MHV will meet on Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. The group is led by volunteer Karol Jarman.  You will need a crochet hook and yarn.  The Crochet MHV (Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers) is open to the public.

The MHV Family Cookout will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m.

The FCS 4-H Club will meet on Thursday, July 26, at 4 p.m. at the Extension Office.  We will be working on our Christmas cards for the nursing home.  


Nothing says “summer” like fresh peaches.  Did you know that Georgia is officially known as “the peach state” in the US?

• Peaches come in two varieties: clingstone and free stone and originated in China.

• One peach contains just 59 calories!

• Peaches may have white or yellow flesh. White flesh peaches tend to be more expensive and are sweeter and less acidic than yellow.

• Saturn peaches have a flatter shape, similar to a donut, and they are easy to eat out of hand.

• Peaches are an excellent source of cancer-fighting beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as potassium and fiber.

• Peaches can be eaten alone as a snack, chopped and added to salads or cereal or cooked into delightful pies or cobblers.

• One large peach provides about 70 calories and 3 grams of dietary fiber.

• Buy your peaches in a variety of ripe states from ready to eat right now to a little less ripe. You will have some to eat now and some to eat later.

Article Source:  Communicating Food for Health

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