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Recognizing Learning Disabilities in Teens

Learning disabilities are a type of neurological disorder often described as a difference in the way someone’s brain is “wired.” Learning disabilities do not affect a person’s intelligence, but can make the use of traditional learning techniques for reading, writing, information recall and organization more challenging. Just as it can be difficult for your teen […]

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Reality Check Volunteer – Sign Up!

Are you able to volunteer? Please Sign Up! If you are able to volunteer, please complete the VOLUNTEER FORM and return this form as soon as possible to Pierce County UW-Extension Attn: Katie Feuerhelm, 412 West Kinne Street, P.O. Box 69 Ellsworth WI 54011 OR fax: (715)-647-273-6859 OR e-mail: kathryn.feuerhelm@ces.uwex.edu We expect the schedule for the day to […]

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Tips for Preparing Your Holiday Turkey

The biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints.   Download the Handout: Tips for preparing your […]

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Preserving Venison

Venison adds variety and flavor to the fall and winter table. When handled properly it can make an excellent meat. It can be frozen as meat cuts or sausage. It can also be preserved by canning, curing, or drying. Aging Venison Aging the carcass will help dissipate the game taste and permit naturally occurring enzymes to […]

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Leadership Day: December 3, 2016

Lead-er-ship (noun) Definition of LEADERSHIP: 1 : the office or position of a leader 2 : capacity to lead 3 : the act of an instance of leading 4 : LEADERS  <the party leadership> Ever wanted to improve your leadership skills? A retreat will be held to enhance these skills as well as teach you many […]

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2017 Careers in Agriculture Scholarship

Nov 14, 2016 (Shoreview, Minn.) – WinField United is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in […]

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Raising Your Spirited Child Class

The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is “more” – more intense, more persistent, more sensitive, and more uncomfortable with change. The spirited child can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and ineffective. For more information about the class and how to register, please see the Brochure Classes are November 3, […]

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Fair Premium Checks Q&A – Fall 2016

To download this post as PDF, click HERE. When do we get our checks? Premium checks will be handed out at the schools this year. Please see the 4-H Newsletter for the schedule. ANYONE can come to the River Falls Public Library to pick up their checks if the time/school doesn’t work for the family […]

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Clean Sweep & Prescription Take-Back

Katie Feuerhelm, UW-Extension Pierce County Most Pierce County youth have not misused prescription drugs. What can you do to help this continue? Parents and other adults should talk with children about the risks of misusing medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.  Students have reported that their parents are one of the most believable sources of information […]

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