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13th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference
February 12-14 at the Charleston Civic Center
For everyone interested in the future of local food and sustainable farming in West Virginia.Information and Registration
February is Heart Health Month
Register for our Free Heart Health Luncheon on February 14, Tuesday, Noon-1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. We will treat you to lunch, share heart smart lifestyle tips, have door prizes and giveaways, and lots of fun!
What’s Your Risk? Take a quick quiz to find out your risk of a heart attack. Included is additional information on the risks and warning signs, and six steps to lower your risk.
Local Summer Employment Opportunity for College Students – Apply by March 1st…..Application and More Info
We are looking for Energy Express AmeriCorps Members. Energy Express is an award-winning, eight-week summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities. Doddridge County Energy Express site will soon be hiring several mentors and community coordinators. The Doddridge County Extension Service coordinates this program through state, grant, and local funds and partners, and serves approximately 40 children.
Mentors serve directly with children. College-student mentors making learning fun for small groups of school-age children by creating an enriching environment focused on reading, writing, drama, and arts. They also eat breakfast and lunch with the children, which is a valuable time to develop strong bonds.
Community coordinators serve directly with volunteers, raise awareness, and involve parents and the community with children’s learning. They recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to read with children and engage in other activities at the site.
AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $1,850 subject to state and federal taxes, valuable training before and during the program, a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award voucher for $1,195 (available October 2017), and an opportunity earn college credit.