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  • “Falling” in love with 4-H
    Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 AM
    October is almost here which brings cooler weather, fun fall activities, and pumpkin everything. The change in calendar to the month of October also signals a new 4-H program year. Beginning October 1st, 4-H enrollment for the 2021-2022 year starts. This is an exciting time to gain new members, to watch our Mini 4-H members from last year move to “regular” 4-H this year, and see new program ideas come to life! 
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  • Must have shelf-stable food items
    Friday, September 10, 2021 4:00 AM
    Are you tired of not knowing what to cook after a long day? Or coming back home and find out that you forgot to do your weekly grocery shopping and have nothing to eat? Whenever these situations happen, we tend to go for the easier option- order delivery/take out. Ordering foods from restaurants can increase our salt and fat intake and reduces our vegetable and fruit intake. I want to provide you a list of stable food items that you can have in your pantry and freezer, in case you forgot to go to the grocery store or just want to make a quick and nutritious meal.
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  • Celebrating our past and looking to our future
    Friday, September 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    The 2020-2021 Montgomery County 4-H program year is slowly coming to an end. While some may believe that 4-H is just the fair, our program year actually starts October 1st annually and ends on September 30th. While the past year has been difficult with many up’s and down’s, the Montgomery County 4-H program has so much to celebrate. This past year there were 575 youth in grades K-12 enrolled in 4-H and 30 ten-year members.
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  • What is a heat advisory? - and a fond farewell
    Friday, August 27, 2021 4:00 AM
    Heat advisories in our area are issued by the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis. Their criteria for issuing this cautionary statement include one or both of the following:
    • High temperature of 100F or above expected
    • Heat index value of 105F or above expected
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  • Cooking for just yourself (and maybe a spouse/friend)
    Friday, August 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you recently become an empty nester with kids off to college? Or maybe you are the college student where cooking for one is the norm. By the time you get done with work or school you are ready to eat and don’t want to waste an hour cooking a meal and then have another 15 minutes to clean up. Even with a bank of nutrition knowledge, I find myself settling for a bowl of cereal or PB and J. That’s not too fun…or sustaining. 
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  • Bridging the digital divide with 4-H Tech Changemakers
    Friday, August 13, 2021 4:00 AM
    It is no secret that many rural areas in our county, as well as across the state and nation, face challenges when it comes to reliable Internet connectivity. This can also lead to a lack of digital skills which contributes to a growing opportunity gap in other aspects of life such as education, employment, healthcare, and more. 
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  • Weathering the dry spell during this August
    Friday, August 6, 2021 4:00 AM
    Our climate outlook for the first half of August is looking cooler than normal and drier than normal, according to Beth Hall, our Indiana State Climatologist. So while temperatures won’t be as high as they usually are, we can still expect our farms, gardens, and lawns to be using a lot of soil moisture. 
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  • Getting started with home food preservation
    Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 AM
    We received a great deal of rain last week and now my garden is producing more veggies than I can eat. This weekend I will be spending some time dusting off the canner to pickle my favorite, cucumbers! Home food preservation is a fantastic way to preserve it now and enjoy it later. But, before I start, I must stop and ask myself, “What methods are safe?” 
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  • Why does my crabapple look like that?
    Friday, July 9, 2021 4:00 AM
    Every year by the beginning of July, my crabapple trees start to take a turn for the worse. Leaves start to turn yellow and some look diseased. The fruit still hangs on, but in a few more weeks leaves will start to drop, eventually leaving the trees bare before even a hint of fall sets in.
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  • Ensuring a healthy and safe Montgomery County 4-H Fair
    Friday, July 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County 4-H Fair is just around the corner and we are so excited to welcome back our community members for 2021. The 4-H Fair is a great community event where family and friends can come and celebrate our youth and all they have learned and accomplished throughout the last year. While the last year has been difficult, our 4-H youth have been resilient and have continued to participate in 4-H events, make adjustments to the “normal” 4-H program year, and complete their projects.
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  • Montgomery County Homemakers host Open Class
    Friday, June 25, 2021 4:00 AM
    It’s that time of year again…fair season! Montgomery County Homemakers are hosting open class. Don’t know what the open class is? Well, the open class is an opportunity during the Montgomery County fair for everyone to bring in a project or projects and have them judged. Open class is a great opportunity to show the community of Montgomery County what your passions or hobbies are.
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  • A new decade comes for men’s health
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you know that June is National Men’s Health Month? National Men’s Health Month was established in 1994 and has been recognized within the month of June ever since then. The theme for this year is a new decade. As we enter a new decade, it is the perfect time to make changes and start out this decade on the right foot. This is especially true for men. 
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  • Explore 4-H mission areas at the fair!
    Friday, June 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County 4-H Fair is just around the corner and we are so excited to welcome back our community members for 2021. It is our hope that community members will help celebrate our 4-H youth and what they have learned and accomplished within the last year. 
    While we plan to bring back many of the same sights and sounds that fairgoers are used to, we are also adding a few new features. 
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  • Black vultures spotted on county roads
    Friday, June 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    Recently, I’ve been seeing more black vultures in Montgomery County. On a recent drive into the southwest part of the county, I spotted some flying above the forest surrounding SR 234. This species, which historically ranges only into the southernmost parts of Indiana, is becoming more prevalent in more northerly areas of the state, which presents some challenges for both livestock producers and folks who own cars.
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  • Your mental health matters
    Friday, May 28, 2021 4:00 AM
    Has this past year taken a toll on your mental health? I am going to go out on a limb and say that the global pandemic has forced all of us to cope with situations we never expected to happen and had no control over. Because of this, many of us have struggled with our mental health. The good news is that there are tools and resources at our fingertips to help us support our well-being and mental health. 
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