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4-H Newsletter December 2014

 THE GREATEST GIFT That greatest gift is the Joy of a gift shared; That giving of ourselves, Our time, Our encouragement, Our resourcefulness. That greatest gift is the giving Of ourselves to a worthy other, So that special one can enhance The value and number of his or her Gifts to the world. So let […]


Let’s Talk Turkey!

Perhaps the biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Holidays bring families together to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether you choose a fresh or frozen turkey is up to you,” […]


Family Stories a Special Holiday Gift for Kids

Research shows that sharing family stories may be as beneficial to children as reading to them; in fact, storytelling may even provide additional bonuses. “When parents tell detailed family stories to their children, kids tend to view their family as stronger and have higher self-esteem, lower levels of anxiety or nervousness, and fewer behavioral problems,” […]


Holiday Traditions May Change to Meet Family Needs

Families develop many holiday activities, events and rituals over the years. Some activities become family traditions and others fall by the wayside. As children get older, the schedules and demands of school, jobs and sports may affect their feelings about time-honored family traditions. One way for parents of teens and preteens to ensure that holiday […]


Northern District Horse Show

The Northern District 4-H Horse Show Committee has approved an offer from Washburn County to host an event in 2015. The goal is to provide an educational opportunity to all youth in the District. The Committee will be looking for suggestions on clinic topics, clinicians, and show judges through December 22, 2014. Please submit any […]


Cultural Arts Day 2015

Culurural Arts Day will take place on Saturday, February 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. This day includes: Talent Explosion, Foods Revue, and Clothing Revue. This annual 4-H event showcases the rich artistic talents of Washburn County 4-H members. Any 4-H member is encouraged to participate regardless of whether you are enrolled in a […]

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Leadership Washburn County Newsletter November 2014

WELCOME to Leadership Washburn County Class of 2015! This year we have eleven participants from the private and public sectors. The Class of 2015 include: Dawn Cornelissen, Whitney Korthof, Jennifer Danielsen, Sharon Kindle, Jim Schmitz, Lisa Burns, Andi Neubich, Tasha Hagberg, Clint Miller, Brent Rapos, and Rachael Schmidt. To date, the class has particpated in […]

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Home Canning Information and Pressure Gauge Testing

Have you had your pressure canner dial gauge tested this year? Accuracy of the gauge can make the difference between over or under processed jars in your canner. All low-acid food, which includes all vegetables and meats, must be processed in a pressure canner to kill the spores that can cause botulism toxin in sealed […]


Financial Coaching Available

No matter how good our intentions, we sometimes need a little help to adopt better habits. When money matters are a concern financial coaching is gaining attention as a way to help people put their good intentions into action and improve their financial security. Financial coaches team up with individuals to develop goals, establish plans […]

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Junior Leaders Shoebox Recycling Fundraiser

Do you have old, unwanted shoes dying for a new home? The Washburn County Junior Leaders are willing to take them off your hands! This is a fundraiser for the Washburn County 4-H Junior Leaders. The more pairs of shoes you donate, the more money our group will get! We get $.50 per pound of shoes […]