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MISSISSIPPI COUNTY CELEBRATES EHC 100 YR ANNIVERSARY AT SPRING COUNCIL MEETING

May 10, 2012

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Pamela Pruitt, Baxter County FCS Agent 

The 2012 Mississippi County Extension Homemakers Spring Council Meeting was recently held at the Mississippi County Public Library in Blytheville. The theme was “100 Years: Safe and Strong.”

Randy Carney, Mississippi County Judge presented the officers and members with a Proclamation declaring April 4, 2012,  Arkansas Extension Homemakers Day in honor of the 100th anniversary of  the founding of Arkansas Extension Homemakers.

Blytheville Chief of Police, Capt. Ross Thompson, was the featured speaker.  He provided information on safety practices in the home and community.

The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council is a volunteer organization associated with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, which offers the latest research-based information in the areas of family and consumer sciences, agriculture, and community development.

Mississippi County has several Extension Homemakers Clubs which give assistance to a variety of worthy causes.  Anyone interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers Clubs in Mississippi  County, contact Pamela Pruett, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at 870-762-2075 or ppruett@uaex.edu.

Photos above show:   (1) Randy Carney, Mississippi County Judge, with Carolyn Smallwood, Miss. Co. EHC President. at the Miss. Co. EHC Spring Council meeting holding the Proclamation honoring the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.  

(2) Capt. Ross Thompson, Chief of Police, with Carolyn Smallwood, Miss. Co. EHC President, and Marilyn Shearin, Miss. Co. EHC Parliamentarian.  Thompson was the featured speaker at the Miss. Co. EHC Spring Meeting.

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