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Summer Cookouts Basic Food Safety

FCS News - July 2021

Summer Safety Tips Summertime is here. While having fun in the sun be sure to follow the safety tips below. Beat …

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FCS News - June 21, 2021

June-National Fruits & Vegetables Month Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber — while remaining …

Text FOOD to 877-877 flyer

FCS News - June 7, 2021

Hope Program Accepting Applications The HOPE Program is once again taking applications for rental and utility assistance. Visit the Hope Program …

You Are Not Alone; #NotAlone;

FCS News - May 10, 2021

We Want to Hear From You – Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment To ensure that we are meeting the health …

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 …

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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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