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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County HCE

LaSalle County HCE

Our mission is: To enhance the lives of individuals and families through quality educational programs and experiences, and to encourage responsible leadership and service to the community.

Our units are as follows:

* Farm Ridge

* Handy Homemakers, Grand Ridge

* Marseilles Morning

*No Township, Ottawa

*Seneca Morning

One may become a member of a unit which meets monthly from September through June to become informed on topics researched by the University of Illinois Extension Educators, exchange ideas among members, and socialize. Units are inner-generational with an unending wealth of knowledge to be gained.

Some units meet at night to accomodate those with daytime employment, and others meet during the day. You will find all of our units eager to welcome new members.

Our lessons focus on issues concerning: Health & Fitness; Family; Education; Consumer Awareness; Aging; Children; Foods and Nutrition; International Understanding; Interior Decorating; Family Finances; Horticulture; and Leisure Activities.

Our programs for the 2013-2014 year are as follows: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables, Parenting 101, Finance Tips for Retirees in Today's Economy, Stand Up to Falling, Wrap It Up, Native Prairie Wildflowers, Living Your "Bucket List", Beverages - Empty Calories or Not. We also have an annual dinner/potluck representing a different country every year. In March every other year, our program sponsors "Cabin Fever Reliever". This is a one day workshop where the participants have a choice of different workshops (45 minutes each) to choose from.

If one can not afford the time and energy to be a part of a unit, they may receive all of the educational programs through the mail, and thus you are a mailbox member. Mailbox members are encouraged to participate in county-wide activities when their schedule allows.

Membership dues are $15.00 per year, with some units assessing an additional fee to cover local expenses.