Extension Updates by Sarah Purcell

Sarah Purcell, Extension Educator for Otoe County writes monthly articles that are published in the local Syracuse Journal Democrat, Nebraska City News Press and The Voice newspapers and on B103 Radio Station out of Nebraska City.  These articles cover a variety of subject matter relating to families.  Read any of these articles from the past few years.
The articles published in 2020 are:

March 13 Hand Sanitizer Recipe  

February 28 It's Never Too Late To Make Friends

January 31 Sibling Relationships – Friend or Foe

January 3 Parenting Teenagers

The articles published in 2019 are:

December 6  Holiday Weight Gain

November 9 Holiday Spending

October 13  Making Friends

September 13  Volunteering Can Benefit Youth and Society

June 21 The 2019 Mosquito Season

May 23 How to Set Your Kids Up for Success

March 29 Better Breakfast

Nebraska Extension Flood Resources

February 1 Preparing for the Future

The articles published in 2018 are:

December 28 Wipe Out Those Cold and Flu Germs

November 9 Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

October 12 Keep Your Kitchen Ready for the Health Inspector

September 14 Diets High in Fiber

August 24 Listening to Kids with Your Heart

June 22 Encourage Children to Read

May 25  Summer Grilling

April 27 Tips for Improving Parenting Skills

March 30 Keeping a Positive Attitude

March 3 Teach Children to Be Creative

February 3 Making Committed Relationships Work

The articles published in 2017 are:

December 16 Laundry Solutions for Holiday Stains

November 27 Keep Stress from Being a Holiday Tradition

November 3 Focus on Fitness

October 13 Detectors Important in Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 23 National 4-H Week

September 1 Enhancing Mid Life Marriage

July 21 Give Favorite Old Recipes a Modern Food Safety Update

July 1 Summertime Grilling

June 9 Fathers Make a Critical Difference

May 20 Enduring Marriages

April 7 Kids Home Alone in the Summer

January 30 Keep Super Bowl Parties Super Safe

January 13  Involve Teens in Decision Making

The articles published in 2016 are: 

December 22   Winter Offers Easy Ways to Stay Healthy 
December 2  Seasonal Food Safety: Buffets
October 21  Proper Handling of Game Meat will Lower Risk of Foodborne Illness 
September 10    Laughter is Good for Body and Soul
August 19   Seven Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness at the Grocery Store
July 8          Making Vacation Fun for the Whole Family
June 20       Being a Great Dad 
May 27         Limit Sodium Intake to Lower Blood Pressure 
May 6           "It's Not Fair"
April 15        Mind Your Manners
March 21      Food Safety for Easter
January 22  Testing 1, 2, 3 ...
January 1     A Happier New Year