Edgar County HCE news
In This Issue
- Unit November Meeting Schedules
- A Special Note
- ***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
- Newsletter Articles:
- It's Dues Time
- FROM THE PRESIDENT:
- FROM MARILYN, Newsletter editor:
- RECIPE FOR SALAD DRESSING
- Info. from State Newsletter Editor….
- November, 2016 Minor Lesson - Helping Military Families
- Take Control of Diabetes Program
- Food Safety Manager Training & Certification Exam
Unit November Meeting Schedules
Date Time Unit Hostess
Nov 3rd 1:00 pm Redmon Night Joan Mattingly
Nov 14th 7:00 pm Happy Homemakers Donna Herrington
Bell Ridge No Information Available
Nov 22nd 1:30 pm Stratton Pat Brazelton
Chrisman Nite No Information Available
Nov 7th 6:00 County Board Meeting Pat Brazelton
A Special Note
SPECIAL NOTE: Help me get all info in newsletter! ASAP!
Please send list of members and officers to President Marge Houghland, 221 Clark, Paris, IL 61944 ASAP and a second list including meeting dates/times/hostess to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace St., St. Louis, MO 63117 or email@example.com
***Edgar County H.C.E. Board Members***
President – Marge Houghland, 463-7610……………………………….firstname.lastname@example.org
First Vice – Paula Coombes, 465-4057………………………………...
Second Vice – Please Volunteer……………………………………….
Secretary – Beth Sablotny 822-3883………………………………….. email@example.com
Treasurer – Dana Stites, 251-9297……………………………………... firstname.lastname@example.org
Int'l/Family Issues-Martha Fox, 217-822-0115………………………...
Public Information –Please Volunteer………………………………….
Cultural Enrichment/Community Outreach – Peggy Cline, 463-4685
Ways & Means – Please Volunteer…………………………………….
If you see an article you would like to share with the membership at large, please send to Marilyn Daughhetee, 1205 Claytonia Terrace St., St. Louis, MO 63117. Or email@example.com (P.S. Unit news should be sent to the same address.) Due date is still the 12th of each month. Thanks for your cooperation in making HCE the best it can be!
Thank you to the County HCE Board in allowing me to help the Edgar County HCE by assigning me a position that I can assist the county. HCE is a great organization to be a part of. I look forward to hearing from all the units with their reports.
It's Dues Time
All memberships of $12 should be sent to Dana Stites, 2038 E 900th Rd, Kansas IL 61933. Thank you for your help in keeping the membership and officers list correct. (For memberships running from January until
May 1st, only $6 should be collected.)
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Fall has arrived! This is probably my favorite time of the year. I love the colors and the decorations that have been displayed everywhere. When you receive this, our HCE Week will be over, but I'm writing this the week before. I hope you all attended the activities that so much planning was put into making them happen.
We have one more Board meeting this year. It will be on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm at Pat Brazelton's home. If your unit has not attended one of the meetings, you are encouraged to do so.
For some reason the information on school supplies did not get in last months newsletter. I did not notice this until too late to get it to the units for the International Night. We are again collecting school supplies to be delivered after the first of the year. Some suggestions are pencils, glue sticks, hand sanitizers and facial tissues. Get them to me or to the Extension Office before the first of January.
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
FROM MARILYN, Newsletter editor:
I am so sorry there was a mix-up on my email address. My old address was put in last newsletter, so I do not have any reports from County Officers or units. Please remember to delete my old address and add my new address: firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to send to me by November 12, especially let me know what is being scheduled for December and January as the next newsletter will be combined for 2 months.
Look forward to hearing from all the units and officers.
RECIPE FOR SALAD DRESSING
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon Djon Mustard
1/8 teaspoon celery seed.
Stir together; then enjoy. Store leftover in refrigerator.
Info. from State Newsletter Editor….
The IAHCE newsletter can be read for free online at IAHCE.org. However, if you would like a copy mailed to you, please send a $9.00 check, payable to IAHCE. Newsletters are mailed in May – August – December. Mail to: Pat Hildebrand, 302 N. Hutton Drive, Newton, IL 62448
(Please write or print neatly)
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November, 2016 Minor Lesson - Helping Military Families
Military Personnel and their families are rooted in the heart of communities across the country.
Research from the National Military Family Association shows 70 percent of military families live in civilian communities—not on military installations.1 Every day, these men and women answer the call to serve our country and support whatever mission they are assigned. Military families can face intense challenges under normal circumstances. According to the Family Resiliency Training™ for Military Families by FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™), additional stressors come along with separation, such as concerns for the safety of a deployed loved one and the well-being of those left behind.2
When service members return from deployment, the challenges don't end. Families may encounter mixed feelings, and these emotions can make reunions both joyful and trying. Whether service members are single, living alone or with parents, married, with or without children, they rely on support networks to help ease the anxieties involved. Assistance from extended family, friends and neighbors is critical and can have a lasting impact on service members and those closest to them.
Did you know?
Indiana is home to approximately 21,500 military members, 20,400 of whom are in the National Guard or Reserves. In addition, more than 501,000 veterans live in Indiana, 5.3 percent of whom are women.
Since 9/11, the Indiana National Guard has mobilized and deployed more than 23,200 soldiers and airmen to combat terror at home and overseas. Some have experienced multiple deployments.
More than 70 percent of military families around the country currently live "outside the gate" of military installations. This is especially true in Indiana, where most military personnel reside off-base.
Studies have linked better mental health outcomes with increased levels of social support, which includes relationships with extended families, friends, neighbors and others.6
Combat deployments have exposed troops to extreme physical and psychological stressors, while families deal with their own deployment-related experiences.
Tell the soon-to-be deployed service member and family how and when you can help them during the deployment.
Offer a specific type of assistance, such as offering to watch the children once a month or change the oil in the family's vehicles. These small gestures bring a sense of security and allow the family to minimize any potential crisis situations through pre-planning.
Research shows that maintainig a child's normal routine helps with coping, so offer to help with children's transportation to school and extra-curricular activities.
Send a care package or letter to the deployed military member.
Be sensitive when discussing personal views on war or the military. Service members deploy as part of their
commitment, regardless of the political landscape.
Deployments can be long and family members will go through many highs and lows during this time. Reach out to the service member's family periodically during the deployment just as you did when the deployment began and follow through with any assistance offered.
Understand that reintegration is a process, and is different for each service member and family.
Allow the family some time to be alone and get reacquainted. Competing for attention can be
counterproductive and stressful.
Large events with many people may be stressful for some returning service members. Make sure they are comfort-
able with any celebration plans and be understanding if they choose to leave early. The transition back to civilian life takes time and patience.
Do not push service members to discuss what happened during their deployment. This discussion should occur only when and if they are ready and initiate the conversation.
Tell the military member and family you appreciate their service and sacrifice, and would like to offer assistance and support.
How to Help Military & Veteran Families
FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
The commitment and support by families, friends and neighbors is critical to keeping military families strong. Building a support
system bridges the gap between military families and those they can turn to for help. Sometimes, just knowing that assistance
is a phone call away is enough to help ease stress and create a sense of empowerment and self-confidence. Families, friends
and neighbors also help smooth the transition when the military member returns home and begins to reconnect with family and
readjust to life at home.
If you do not have a military member in your neighborhood or family, you can still help military families. Volunteer with an
organization that provides support for military families or connect with Veteran Service Organizations within your community.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
American Red Cross, www.redcross.org
Blue Star Families,www.bluestarfam.org
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness,www.militaryfamilies.psu.edu
Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach, www.dcoe.health.mil/24-7help.aspx or call 866-966-1020
Families OverComing Under Stress,www.focusproject.org
Joining Forces Initiative,
Military Child Education Coalition, www.militarychild.org
National Military Family Association, www.militaryfamily.org
National Resource Directory,www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov
Operation Homefront, www.operationhomefront.net
United Services Organizations, www.uso.org
Take Control of Diabetes Program
Just in time for the holidays!
Healthy Eating and Reducing Diabetes Risk
Can you prevent the onset of diabetes and other diseases with what you do or do not eat?Surviving the Holidays
Tuesday, November 15th
Topics to be covered include types of diabetes and ways those who have diabetes can eat healthy to help reduce risks for complications of diabetes. Mary Liz Wright, Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, will cover these topics, give you ways to enjoy all of those celebrations without letting your numbers get out of control & more.
The program will be held at:
Marshall Public Library
612 Archer Avenue, Marshall IL
Register for this free program online at: www.marshallillibrary.com or by calling 217-826-2535
University of Illinois • U.S. Department of Agriculture • Local Extension Councils Cooperating
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217.826-5422
Food Safety Manager Training & Certification Exam
January 27 : 5:00-9:00pm
January 28: 8:00am-12:00pm
January 30: 5:00-7:30pm
University of Illinois Extension, Clark County Office
15493 N IL Hwy 1, Marshall, IL 62441
Instructor : Mary Liz Wright
Nutrition and Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension
To register, call 217-826-5422 or go online to: