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Scholarships available from Indiana Homemakers

The Indiana Extension Homemakers sponsor two scholarships annually. For a copy of the applications contact Purdue Extension – Whitley County office at (260) 244-7615 or 625-3313 or email cbarnett@purdue.edu.
Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship
This memorial scholarship of $500 is offered for the purpose of fostering educational development of women.
The applicant must be a woman and a legal resident of the USA who shows financial need and ability to complete her education.
The one page application must also include two reference letters, school transcript and a picture.
Applications must be returned by February 15.
Career Advancement Scholarship
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association, is an organization affiliated with The Cooperative Extension service and Purdue University and is interested in furthering education, leadership and community volunteerism. IEHA is offering eight $500 scholarships to Indiana homemakers who are 25 years or older.
This scholarship is to be used to complete education or upgrade vocational skills. One must be admitted to, or cleared for admission, to an academic or vocational school, which is state-licensed or accredited. Preference will be given to a person studying at an undergraduate level. Scholarships will be awarded with regard to financial need, and former winners may apply again.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2010.

The Indiana Extension Homemakers sponsor two scholarships annually. For a copy of the applications contact Purdue Extension – Whitley County office at (260) 244-7615 or 625-3313 or email cbarnett@purdue.edu.

Whitley County AARP news

The Whitley County Chapter AARP met January 5 at the Woodlands.  President Pat Loe welcomed all present. Virginia Wright led in the pledge to the flag and Mike Hazen led the group in prayer.
There were two guests present, Barbara Hawn and Carol Gregory.
The minutes were read and approved and Jeanette Zumbrun reported the balance in the treasury.
Wilma Bender reported that her sister, Vesta Bennett, is now at Miller’s Merry Manor and will be there for at least the next two months. It would be nice if the group would send her a card.
Betty Mink said the first Bear Creek Farm’s trip would not be until June.  The production will be “South Pacific.”
Bonnie Hazen had a reading entitled, “The Farmer’s Nagging Wife.”
The health report was given by Pat Loe on “Healthy Bones.” People should drink plenty of milk, take caldium-D, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Marge Kite made a motion to change the monthly meetings starting in 2010. From now on, we will not meet in January, but will meet in August. Motion carried.
Betty Mink made a motion to donate $200.00 to the Senior Center. Motion carried.
There being no further business the meeting was closed.
Cookies and punch were served by the Hazens and those who wished stayed and watched a video.

The Whitley County Chapter AARP met January 5 at the Woodlands.  President Pat Loe welcomed all present. Virginia Wright led in the pledge to the flag and Mike Hazen led the group in prayer. There were two guests present, Barbara Hawn and Carol Gregory. The minutes were read and approved and Jeanette Zumbrun reported the balance in the treasury.

Enrollment forms for Whitley County 4-H due soon

The 4-H enrollment forms for members to enroll in the 2010 4-H program will be mailed towards the end of January. If you know of a prospective third grade 4-H member, please call Kay at the Whitley County Extension Office to add them to the mailing.
The 4-H forms change each year for both members and for livestock. If you submit an old form, it will be returned, and a 2010 form must be submitted. Forms without the required parent/legal guardian and member signatures will also be returned.
Members of 4-H and animals are enrolled on separate forms. Animal forms are not mailed from the Extension Office. Please note: After your member enrollment is turned in by April 1 and you have enrolled in an animal project (other than Cat or Dog), a separate animal form is also due. March 1 is the 2010 due date for Beef Steers or Heifers or Dairy Steers and you, as a 4-H member, must still have turned in your member enrollment form by April 1. Whitley County Bred, Born & Raised forms are also due for Beef and Dairy Steers on March 1 to the Livestock Leader and this includes the nomination fee and all signatures.
New for 2010: A liability release which must be signed just as it’s written on the enrollment form in order for the 4-H’er to be enrolled in the Whitley County 4-H Program.

The 4-H enrollment forms for members to enroll in the 2010 4-H program will be mailed towards the end of January. If you know of a prospective third grade 4-H member, please call Kay at the Whitley County Extension Office to add them to the mailing.

Be thinking about 4-H now

The Noble County 4-H program is now busy enrolling youth in grades one through 12 (as of January 1, 2010).  Enrollment forms are due to the township leaders by March 1.
When youth become 4-H members, they may find something new. It may be a skill, a sense of belonging, or being useful. The projects and programs are based on real life. It’s adult life in the making.
In 4-H clubs, under the guidance of a volunteer adult leader, members learn about conducting a business meeting, planning programs and activities, and socializing and sharing ideas.  Clubs start meeting in February, and meet monthly or bi- monthly until the Noble County Community Fair, July 17 to 24. An achievement meeting is held in the fall to recognize each 4-H member’s accomplishments.
Noble County has over 60 project areas for members to select from. The 4-H’ers may select as many projects as they wish to complete.  Many of these projects have 10 different levels, so that a member can advance and learn more in their project each year.  A wide variety of projects, able to suit almost any interest, is available.
Many 4-H’ers pursue a career in their adult lives that they have started in their 4-H years.  Photography may lead to a studio career or photo journalist; electrical engineers have gotten their start in the 4-H Electric project; and careers in environmental science may have their roots in 4-H Forestry, Wildlife, Soil & Water Conservation, Weather, or Entomology.  Skills learned in 4-H may help you in furthering your education, finding a job, or pursuing a hobby.  Often, just being able to organize your ideas and finish a project is hard to do, and 4-H can help.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Noble County Extension Office at (260) 636-2111 or 1-800-601-5826, or stop in at the Extension Office in the Noble County Office Complex South on State Rd. 9 in Albion.

The Noble County 4-H program is now busy enrolling youth in grades one through 12 (as of January 1, 2010).  Enrollment forms are due to the township leaders by March 1.

Senior Center information

For information on the Whitley County Senior Center/Council on Aging, go to www.whitleycountycouncilonaging.com or call (260) 248-8944 or from Churubusco…