IRS Tax Filing Extension Ends Tuesday

The extension for filing your taxes has almost run out.  When the April 15th tax deadline came around, did you file for an extension?  If so, that filing is due October 15th…  that is next Tuesday! The IRS reminds you it is still possible to file electronically.  The IRS Free File program is still available through October 15th. Filing electronically […]

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Think Safety When Considering Halloween Costumes For Kids

Selecting the perfect costume for your child’s Halloween trick-or-treating should be more than just the character…  Safety needs to be a consideration when selecting or creating the costume.  Richard Beard of Utah State University Extension says ready-made costumes offer many advantages Beard says you need to think ahead and plan for possible weather.  If your child is bundled up under […]

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Everyone Drink! (Water!)

With temperatures forcast to be in the 90s this weekend, officials say it will be important to stay hydrated if working outside. Sarah Wood is a nutrition and health specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Service. Wood says dehydration makes your blood thicker, making it more difficult to flow through your body. That makes it tougher for your body […]

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Take Care of Yourself First

As we all know, these are hectic times with dramatic changes potentially taking place every day in our everyday lives. Jessica Trussell with the University of Missouri Extension Service says it is important to take care of yourself first before taking care of others. She says you can also say yes to yourself. She says saying yes to you means […]

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Tax Deadline – April 15th

The deadline for filing your state and federal income tax return is April 15th.  IRS Spokesman Michael Devine says there is still plenty of time to file, but if you don’t think you can file your taxes by the deadline, you need to file an extension. Devine says if you have completed your return and find you owe, make sure […]

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MU Extension Offering Mental Health First Aid

The University of Missouri Extension is offering Mental Health First Aid training in Chillicothe.  This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. The program will be held at First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan […]

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Prescribed Burn Program January 5th

Proper methods for using fire to control brush, remove accumulated cover and improve growing conditions in pastures and hay fields is called a controlled or prescribed burn.  A FREE Workshop will be offered in early January near Linneus to discuss the planning and process for a prescribed or controlled burn.  Valarie Tate from the University of Missouri Extension Program says […]

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Extension Specialist Jessica Trussell Elected To Serve NEAFCS

The Livingston County Extension Human Development Specialist, Jessica Trussell, was recently elected, Secretary of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) at the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in San Antonio. NEAFCS educates and recognizes extension professionals in fields such as food and nutrition, health and lifestyle, home and workplace safety, financial management, and families and relationships.  

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