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Extension events on tap

Published on -10/10/2013, 4:10 PM

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The Ellis County Extension office offers two upcoming opportunities for Extension participation. Join us for a noon-hour program on real estate issues Tuesday, and then be sure to cast your vote in Thursday's Extension council elections.

* Life changes, and so do the answers to life's questions. The Extension Community Development program committee is offering a Community Education Series on the theme "Knowledge for Life's Concerns." The first program on aging issues was in September.

The second session of the series focuses on real estate concerns and is set from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Extension Meeting Room, 601 Main, Hays. Enter the rear door from the north parking lot. Speakers from Heartland Realty, Sunflower Bank and RE/MAX Realty will provide information on home financing, reverse mortgages, downsizing and tips for first-time home buyers.

The Community Education Series programs are free. Register with the Ellis County Extension office, (785) 628-9430. Bring a lunch to enjoy during the meeting if desired. Educational materials, refreshments and door prizes are included.

The final session of the series Nov. 19 will focus on fraud protection and cyber security. The Hays Police Department and Document Resources will speak on electronic privacy, identity-theft protection and securing personal documents. Mark your calendar and plan to attend both informative sessions.

* Plan to vote in the annual Extension council elections Oct. 17. New members of the Extension council are elected publicly each year to serve on program committees in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, community development, and 4-H and youth. Extension council members assist agents in identifying targeted issues and developing educational programs to meet local needs.

Voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ellis County Extension office. The voting will continue from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KSU Agricultural Research Center in Hays in conjunction with Farmer Appreciation Night. The election closes at 7 p.m. Any Ellis County resident 18 or older can vote.

Linda Beech is Ellis County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences.

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