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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties
Main Office (Jackson County)
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Franklin County)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Branch Office (Perry County)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Randolph County)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Branch Office (Williamson County)
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Hours: Mon - Thu, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
Master Gardeners are University of Illinois Extension volunteers that provide the community with gardening service and support. The training runs one day a week from January 31 to April 18, 2017. Apply for the program by December 11, 2016.
Welcome to University of Illinois Extension, serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson counties! Our Extension Educators bring you practical research-based information in horticulture, local food systems and small farms, youth development, and community and economic development. These programs are geared toward enabling people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Call us at (618)687-1727 for more information.
Tip of the Week
Holiday stress statistics show that up to 69 percent of people are stressed by the feeling of having a "lack of time," 69 percent are stressed by perceiving a "lack of money," and 51 percent are stressed out about the "pressure to give or get gifts." Source: All One Health
Here are some tips to help deal with Holiday Stress:
· Be realistic. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well.
· Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.
· Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities.
· Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity
· Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.
· Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.
· Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Questions? Contact Susan Sloop, Extension Educator, Family Life at firstname.lastname@example.org