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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Effingham County
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Clay County
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fayette County
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Jasper County
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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On behalf of University of Illinois Extension and the staff serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties I want to personally thank you for your continued support.

During the past year Extension embarked on the questions of “what do we do and why does it matter?”  I can answer those two questions by stating that our commitment remains strong to bring you relevant, reliable and responsive education to improve lives and economies throughout the communities we live, work and play.  University of Illinois Extension continues to adapt to meet the local needs of our clientele and will continue to serve our local communities for years to come.  Extension is part of the solution to the challenges we face in Illinois, and we are looking forward to addressing those challenges with our local partners. 

Visit our website often for upcoming programing, calendar of events, new releases and additional research based information.  I look forward to our continued relationship as we build for the future. 

Recipe of the Month

Melon Berry Banana Fruit Salad


1/2 cantaloupe, cut into cubes or balls
1 banana, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup low-calorie salad dressing (we recommend poppyseed or sweet mayo-like dressing)
2 tablespoon fruit juice
1/4 teaspoon dried mint (optional)


1. Combine all fruits in a large bowl.
2. Blend salad dressing with fruit juice and mint.
3. Gently stir dressing into fruit.
4. Refrigerate until served

Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 4.00 Calories 120.00 Fat 2.00 g Sodium 85.00 mg Total Carbohydrates 25.00 g Fiber 3.00 g Protein 2.00 g

Questions? Contact Erin Maxwell, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at

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Extension Council
Tuesday May 29, 2018 • 6:00 PM

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