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 2018 are:

February 3 Making Committed Relationships Work

January 5 Screens and Children

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

Articles published in 2015 are:

December 11     Food Safety at Holiday Parties
November 20   Develop an Emotional Bond with Appreciation and Affection
October 28        Taking the Temperature of Your Refrigerator and Freezer
October 9           Making Friends
September 17    Don't Clash Over Cash 
September 3      
Five Food Habits You Can Fix

August 7             Parental Involvement Makes A Difference in School Success

June 25              The Body's Need for Water in the Summer

June 5                 Selecting a Dehumidifier

May 15                Protect Food from Spoilage

March 26            Food Safety with Easter Eggs

March 6              It's Never Too Late to Make Friends

February 13        No More Whining

January 23         How to Catch the Big "Phish"

January 2           Winter Offers Easy Way to Stay Healthy