March 26, 2015
Vol. 3 Issue 2


In This Issue

We're off to a great start in the Wildcat District!

Walk Kansas began across the state on
March 15th and will run through May 9th.

Celebration events scheduled within the Wildcat Extension District:


Crawford County Participants
Friday, May 8th 6:30 pm

Greenbush Education Service Center
947 W 47 Highway - Girard

Activities:  Night Hike Lesson, Every-Day Astronomy Lesson,
Complimentary Dinner & Giveaways!
 
RSVP by Friday, May 1st at 620-724-8233 
Do You Have an Emergency Fund?
Kylie Ludwig, Family Resource Management & Community Development Agent 

Having an emergency fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

...complete article

"Poultry 101: Basic Principles for Your Backyard Flock" to be held in Girard 
Chuckie Hessong, Family & Child Development Agent

Spring is in the air and that inspired folks to start a garden. However, if you are like me, you might be thinking about starting chicks instead. ...complete article

Poultry 101
Thursday, March 26th 6:30 pm
Girard High School Vo-Ag Building
West Cedar Street - Girard, KS

Kansas Legal Services to offer assistance on various programs

Health Care Decision Day
Thursday, April 16th - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Wesley House - 411 E 12th Street - Pittsburg, KS


Local lawyers will meet with low-income Kansans to discuss health care decisions and prepare forms, including Advanced Directives and Powers of Attorney. Clients are encouraged to call in advance to schedule 620-232-1330 to schedule an appointment and avoid waiting. There will also be a community education presentation on debt collection and consumer rights.

Am I Disabled? Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits
Wednesday, April 22nd - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Columbus Public Library - 205 N Kansas - Columbus, KS

Am I Disabled? Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits
Wednesday, April 29th - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Pittsburg Public Library - 308 N Walnut - Pittsburg, KS

Kansas Legal Services will provide a free community education presentation on Social Security Disability Benefits for adults and children. Learn about what Social Security Disability Benefits are and what Disability means.
The Aging with Attitude Regional Expo promotes positive attitudes about aging and educated older Kansans on issues that support physical, mental and financial health.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 
9 am - 3:30 pm 
First Church of the Nazarene 
816 E Quincy Street 
Pittsburg, KS

Registration: $15 per person, includes lunch, FUNercise activity, prizes and resource fair. Advance registration is due by April 13th.

Speaker:  J.T. Knoll 
Prevention and Wellness Coordinator, Pittsburg State University 
Columnist, Pittsburg Morning Sun 
Keynote Topic:  "Getting Older: Laughter Really is the Best Medicine"

Breakout Sessions:
  • Aging and Mental Wellness
  • Art and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dogs Adapt to Attitude and Needs
  • Gardening in the Golden Years
  • Medicare for Boomers and Beyond
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tips
  • What Do I Say? What Can I Do?
  • Oral Care for the Ages
  • Pharmacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Shifts in Perspectives: Alzheimer's Care
Event Flyer 
ServSafe Food Handlers Training
Presenter: Barbara Ames, Nutrition, Health & Food Safety Agent

Utilitizing materials from the National Restaurant Association, this program promotes food quality and helps participants understand and control foodborne illness risk factors.

Course content includes:
  • Food safety hazards
  • How to provide safe foods
  • Receiving and storage
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Proper personal hygiene
  • Purchasing
  • Preparing, cooking and serving

Monday, April 27th

1 pm - 4 pm

Wildcat Extension District Independence Office

410 Peter Pan Road

Independence, KS 

 

Training cost: $10 per person

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 13th

 

For more information or to register, call or email: 

620-331-2690

bames@ksu.edu  

 

Event Flyer 

What
When
Where
Poultry 101
Thursday, March 26th
6:30 pm

Girard High School
Vo-Ag Building
West Cedar Street
Girard, KS

Health Care Decision Day
Thursday, April 16th
1 pm - 4 pm

Wesley House
411 E 12th Street
Pittsburg, KS


Am I Disabled?
Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Wednesday, April 22nd
12 pm - 1 pm
Columbus Public Library
205 N Kansas
Columbus, KS
Aging with Attitude
Regional Expo
April 24th
9 am - 3:30 pm
First Church of the Nazarene
816 E Quincy
Pittsburg, KS
ServSafe
Food Handlers Training

Monday, April 27th
1 pm - 4 pm
Wildcat Extension District
Independence Office
410 Peter Pan Road
Independence, KS

Am I Disabled?

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Wednesday, April 29th
12pm - 1pm
Pittsburg Public Library
308 N Walnut
Pittsburg, KS

Meet Our Agents

Barbara Ames
Nutrition, Health & Food Safety
Phone: 620-231-2690
bames@ksu.edu

Chuckie Hessong
Family & Child Development
Phone: 620-724-8233
chuckiehessong@ksu.edu

Kylie Ludwig
Family Resource Management & Community Development
Phone: 620-784-5337
ludwigk@ksu.edu

Martha Murphy
Foods & Nutrition for
Limited Resource Families
Phone: 620-232-1930
mmurphy@ksu.edu



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