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Faithful Families Thriving Communities presents Rising Above program

FCS News - March 29, 2021

Diabetes Alert Day Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day event to encourage people to take a diabetes risk test. Type …

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FCS News March 15, 2021

Spring Cleaning The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and the house still feels like it’s stuck with winter …

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FCS News March 1, 2021

March is Extension Living Well Month Saying YES is the ultimate commitment. It means agreeing and acknowledging that your health …

2021Med Instead of Meds program flyer

FCS News - February 15, 2021

Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way? Med Instead of Meds is a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Family & …

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FCS Newsletter January 19, 2021

A New Year Has Arrived “2021” As we begin the year 2021, we often reflect on the things that happened …

Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series: Cheetie Kumar flyer invitation with info and registration link

FCS News December 7, 2020

This Holiday Season Help Friends & Family Avoid Scams When you talk with friends and family over the holidays, you …

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The Wonderful Crops of Fall

Fall is here! When it comes to the fall season fall foods, mostly known as comfort foods instantly come …

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FCS Newsletter October 12, 2020

Discover Caregiving Relationships Over 34 million people in the U.S. are caring for someone over the age of 50. …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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FCS News September 14, 2020

Prevent T2 Virtual Program Due to COVID-19 we have restructured the Prevent T2 program into a virtual experience. If you …

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FCS News - August 31, 2020

Prevent T2 Virtual Program Due to COVID-19 we have restructured the Prevent T2 program into a virtual experience. If you …

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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

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Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …