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Healthy Habits Can Save You Money

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health–and wealth–in 2015. 1. Stop (or don’t start) […]

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Healthy Screen Use for Families with Toddlers

In most American households, screens now outnumber family members. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions are part of everyday life for many families and children. With screen media playing a bigger role in our lives, how can parents know how much, and what kind of screen time, is healthy for their young children? Recently, a team […]

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4-H Weekly Update

After our frigid temperatures at the beginning of the week, I hope you are all enjoying a break from the artic blast!  Please make note of our 4-H opportunities this week…think about inviting a friend to join in the fun! Monday, January 19, 2015 *LEGO-Robotics Project Meeting – 6-7:30 p.m. *Cloverbud Project Leader Planning Meeting […]

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Healthy Habits Can Save You Money

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health–and wealth–in 2015. Stop (or don’t start) smoking. […]

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Are You Interested in Becoming a County Fair Judge?

There will be a webinar for County Fair Judges.  The 2015 Fair Judges Training Webinar will be held on March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. and is geared for new county fair judges as well as judges that would like to be updated on the general principles of what it takes to judge at Wisconsin County […]

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Make Changes to Healthcare.gov Insurance Plans by February 15

People who bought health insurance in 2014 on the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov can make changes to their plans until Feb. 15. Anyone who purchased insurance last year has been automatically re-enrolled in their plan for 2015. “While it’s easy for busy families to let things happen automatically, we strongly recommend that people log […]

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Pick Up Your Trails End Camp Counselor Packet Today

Are you interested in being a camp counselor at Trails End Camp in Bruce, WI this year?  The 2015 Camp Counselor Packet is ready for pick-up.  If you are interested in being a Junior Camp Director, Cabin Counselor, Resource Counselor or a Lifeguard, this is exactly what you need!  Stop in today for a printed […]

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Canning Homemade Soup

Canning soup at home is an excellent way to preserve your vegetables with or without small portions of meats or seafood. The key to canning a safe, high quality soup is to follow directions provided by a reliable science-based source like USDA or the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Vegetable-based soups are usually mixtures of low-acid ingredients […]

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Food Safety: Pickled Eggs

With football playoff season here, I receive many questions about another family favorite – pickled eggs. Pickled eggs are peeled, hard-cooked eggs in a solution consisting basically of vinegar, salt, spices, and perhaps other seasonings. Some people prefer to use red beet juice (from canned beets) as part of the liquid for a rosy pickled […]

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