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  • Hillsboro Club April 16, 5pm; Hillsboro Church Treasures of the Heart April 16, 6pm; FCEO Country Neighbors April 19, 6pm; FCEO Young At Heart April 10, 7pm; FCEO Helping Hands Apri 10, 6pm; FCEO Circle of Love April 20, 1:30pm; Comm. Room Neighborhood Kids April 12, 6pm; FCEO Yarn Club April 3, 6pm; FCEO Quilt Club April 9, 6pm; FCEO

    FLEMING COUNTY

    APRIL, 2017

    Cooperative Extension Service Fleming County P.O. Box 192 Flemingsburg, KY 41041 Phone: (606) 845-4641 Fax: (606) 845-6311 E-mail: dfryman@uky.edu extension.ca.uky.edu

    LIVING WELL MONTHLY SERIES

    April 5th at 11am in the

    Hillsboro Christian Fellowship Hall Topic: Let’s Get Moving

    Recipe: Parmesan Chicken Contact Extension Office

    for more details and register.

    Ireland

    Adventure Fleming County Extension Homemakers Annual

    International Dinner/Program Presented by: Gwen O’Cull

    Fleming Co. EFNEP Assistant Tues., April 17th, 6:00 p.m.

    Fleming Co. Extension Office. Registration is open to all.

    Just call by April 13th Bring a prepared dish typical of Ireland. Many delicious recipes

    are available at the Extension Office or Internet or Library.

    FLEMING COUNTY HOMEMAKERS

    ANNUAL MEETING Come join in the fun

    celebration for the Homemakers annual meeting. It is scheduled for Friday, May 4th at 6pm at the Fleming County Extension office. The theme for the evening is Run for the Roses.

    We have a special guest for the evening, Laura McCartney. She is going to share with us her program called Nantanka’s Wish for rescued horses.

    We will have a traditional derby day dinner featuring hot browns and pie catered by Terra Vice.

    Each club is to decorate their own table using the theme. Also there will be a hat decorating contest. Please register by April 27. Registration fee is $12.

  • BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST BAKE Makes 8 servings Serving size: 1 cup

    1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups skim milk 1 tablespoon sugar

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 6 egg whites

    1 loaf (12 oz.) French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes 3 ounces fat free cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup chopped almonds Honey, if desired

    Generously grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Beat flours, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs and egg whites in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir in bread cubes until they are coated. Pour bread mixture into baking dish. Top evenly with cream cheese, blueberries and almonds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 24 hours. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Uncover and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with honey, if desired. Nutritional Analysis: 420 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 860 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g sugar Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand. Source: https://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/recipe/blueberry-french-toast-bake

    Each day I get down on the floor and have a special playtime with my young child. I take my cues from her, doing whatever she wants. We have lots of fun together.

    - KEYS TO GREAT PARENTING

    FLEMING CO. HOMEMAKER SCHOLARSHIP Any Fleming Co. High School senior can apply for the 2018 Extension Homemaker

    Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is a great way to start a successful post-secondary

    degree. The scholarship application can be picked up at the FCEO or go directly on-line

    to http://ces.ca.uky.edu/fleming/ and download an application and rules; call the Fleming County Extension Office at 845-4641

    for questions or help.

    All applications must be at FCEO by Monday, April 2nd at 5pm.

  • Make It, Take It, Try It April class: April 5, 6pm

    The topic will be “Spring.” The project will be a Painted Sign that can be displayed outside on your porch. It will also be reversible to use for other occasions and holidays. Details to come. Please note: an afternoon session of the event will be held starting at 1pm for those that cannot attend in the evening.

    May class: May 3, 6pm The topic will be “Mother’s Day.” Sign up now to take the Canvas Button Tree Picture, by calling the office. $ 7 class fee. Each participant will receive a piece of

    canvas, buttons, paint and a brush. You will be able to pick the background paint color of your canvas as well!

    Homemaker Volunteer opportunity 4-H Jr. Garden Club, April 26th, 3 - 5pm FCEO

    Enjoy Gardening! The landscape is bursting with color, including many shades and tints of green. As we enjoy our gardens, consider the following tips:  Avoid working the soil wet because this will compact the soil making it hard for the roots to grow.  Wait to prune the crepe myrtle plant until late April to early May. This plant leafs out late. When pruning a branch, the rest of the buds below the pruning site begin grow making them less hardy. Those buds could be damaged by a frost and shorten the height of a plant.  Tomatoes do not tolerate a frost. It is best to wait to plant them until after April 20 which is the average frost free date in the spring. However, be prepared to cover the plants with sheets if there is a threat of frost. Source: Daviess Co. Horticultural Agent – Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, News -April, 2016

    Area Homemaker Lesson

    “Pinterest Party”

    How to Make Your Money Go Further

    This is an “Area” Lesson training –

    Thursday, April 12, 5:30 pm Mason County Extension

    - OR - April 25th 10am

    Montgomery Co. Extension This lesson is all about

    Pinterest! Participants will gain understanding of Pinterest,

    learn how to access/use it, how it can benefit your club,

    connect with others who use it, and exercise internet safety

    while using Pinterest. Leaders will also make a simple

    craft from Pinterest. Please contact the Extension office if

    you plan to attend. Several may want to carpool.

  • CEC Meeting (Fleming Co. Cooperative

    Extension Council) Meeting – April 26

    6:30pm FCEO

    FINANCIAL PLANNING Good Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely Title: Bankrate.com URL: http://www.bankrate.com

    Description: This site offers a variety of information and interactive activities relating to credit. It includes articles on personal finance, financial calculators, and definitions.

    Evaluation: This site is very useful and informative, but also very commercial.

    Title: SpringBoard NonProfit for Consumer Counseling URL: http://www.credit.org/

    Description: This site provides credit and spending tips, as well as information for consumers. Sections of interest include "Avoid Being a Debt Head," "Credit File Correction," and "Tips for Using Credit and Credit Cards."

    Evaluation: Great tips for consumers. Easy to follow lists and categories.

    Title: National Consumers League URL: http://www.natlconsumersleague.org

    Description: This site keeps consumers on top of the latest information on cramming, slamming, and other news that is related to scams. This page also has updates on other issues that are important to consumers. It offers valuable information that can be downloaded for free.

    Evaluation: This site provides great information for helping consumers from being victims of fraud, cramming and slamming.

    Title: Debt and Credit URL: http://www.nolo.com/encyclopedia/dc_ency.html

    Description: This site provides information on topics dealing with credit and debt. These include debit and credit cards, student loans, and bankruptcy.

    Evaluation: This site offers good and useful information.

    Title: Credit Card Survey URL: http://www.consumer-

    action.org/archives/English/CANews/2005_Credit_Card_Survey/index.php

    Description: Excellent website for surveys related to credit card use and changes by credit card issuers.

    Evaluation: Great site because it can help all those who have a credit card avoid paying extra interest and fees.

    Source: Univ. of Kentucky website http://www2.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/hsfp/talink4.htm

    Free Yourself Through the Practice of Presence

    You know the feeling: Partway through a conversation, you realize you have

    no idea what the other person is saying, or even what the two of you

    are talking about. How can you respond when you haven't been

    paying attention? Most of us know that being mindful and paying attention is

    important; but, even so, we spend most of our time on "automatic pilot,"

    hardly appreciating the wonders around us. Mindfulness is the key: Tuning into the present moment

    brings greater vitality to your life, and it frees you to be more fully yourself.

    Whomever you are with, give the person your undivided attention. Admire the individual's positive

    qualities. Treat the person as if he or she is the most important person in

    the world, knowing that the uniqueness of this precious moment will never again present itself. When you are fully alive to the wonder and opportunity of each moment, anxiety dissipates, fresh possibilities arise,

    and a peaceful, fundamental happiness emerges. Yo