Hardy County 4-Hers Set to Represent West Virginia
Kirklin Delawder, Jaclyn Cleaver, JoBeth Delawder and Jesseca Walker and their Coach Dave Workman will represent West Virginia at the National Poultry Judging Competition in Louisville, KY on November 19-21, 2013. If you see them, wish them luck!
WVU Extension Unveils New Stress Management Program
Stress becoming a gateway to emotional and physical problems is a near universal experience. For Hardy County residents, West Virginia University Extension Service Families and Health has a new course designed to teach stress management techniques and improve mental well-being. Stress Less with Mindfulness teaches the mindfulness technique to reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Mindfulness is a psychological practice focused on teaching its students to pay attention to the present moment non-judgmentally. The five week program is modeled after research at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
In 2010, Jane Riffe, WVU Extension specialist for family and human development, reviewed West Virginia low scores in the mental health and life evaluation sections of the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. The numbers inspired the project, Riffe explained. I am not going to be able to make the state richer, but I can help West Virginians experience a calmer state of mind through mindfulness. WVU Extension Service Families and Health agents are being trained to provide public mindfulness courses across the state. The public classes are free, and West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) participants may qualify for a reduction in their insurance premium upon completion of the course.
The course is designed to be presented over five-weeks, but can be presented in one day-long session. Its available in Hardy County through Elizabeth Metheny, WVU Extension Agent-Families and Health. For more information, contact Elizabeth Metheny, WVU Extension Agent-Families and Health at 304-530-0273
ARE YOU PREPARED?!
Storm season is upon us and its no secret that we’ve had a very wet Summer.
Please think about how you are prepared for a flood, snow storm, and/or power outage. Below
are a sample of basic items you should have on hand to make it through a weather emergency
Water – 1 gallon per person per day, 3 day supply of food, Battery operated or hand crank radio with NOAA, Flash light, extra batteries, First Aid Kit, Moist Towelettes, garbage bags,
A basic home tool kit, Can opener , Dust mask, Whistle, Local Map
For more information on protecting yourself, your family, your home, and your pets during an emergency please visit