Guthrie County Extension Notes | Lifestyle – The Audubon County Advocate Journal


Take a ride on the “WILD” side and mark your calendars to attend Camp Wild, June 8-10 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid. Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2019. Experience adventure and excitement during three days filled with 4-H camp traditions and favorite activities, including nature hikes, challenge course, creek walk, rock wall, archery, swimming, camp songs, crafts, and campfires. Bring a friend with you and make new ones while you are there too! Camp will run from Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. until our closing ceremony, starting at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Registration will open online soon. Registration Deadline will be May 15. Register before May 1 to secure your spot and receive our $200 registration early bird price, $230 for non-4-H youth. Registration costs $220 after May 1 and before May 15, $250 for non-4-H youth.

Rockin’ & Rollin’ Seniors is for anyone over the age of 50 who wants to help strengthen their mind and body to stay healthy. Some of the content and information will be determined after our first meeting when the group decides what they would like to focus on.  Program will be held at the Panorama Library on June 4, 11, 18, and 25. Contact the Guthrie County Extension office at 641-747-2276 to register or with any questions. Free to attend!

Guthrie County Extension and Outreach will be hosting dog obedience classes taught by Pat Wyatt. Classes meet weekly for 10 weeks. They begin May 28, no dogs, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office. The remainder of the classes will be at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds with dogs. The last class will be on July 30 if there are no cancellations. This class is open to all youth and adults. Dogs must be at least five months old. For more information visit our website at

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Guthrie County Extension and Outreach will be doing two summer projects that we are needing assistance from the community to make possible. Guthrie County Extension will be collecting donations throughout the month of April. The two projects are Youth Summer Kits with STEM related activities youth can do at home. These kits will be sent home with youth from our programs this summer. Our other project is Guthrie County 4-H Day of Service. Guthrie County 4-H Day of Service will be held June 19 for Guthrie County 4-H’ers to help create six projects to be donated to local organizations. These projects include: tie blankets for New Opportunities and 3C’s. Hospital care kits for Tori’s Angels. Bed time bags for Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office and local fire departments. Military care packages for local soldiers currently deployed. Braided dog toys for local animal shelters and door decorations for local nursing homes. Collection boxes will be available through the month of April at the following businesses: Guthrie Center- Hometown Foods and Dollar General, Panora- Hometown Foods and Ben’s Five and Dime and Stuart- Hometown Foods. Donations can also be dropped off at the Guthrie County Extension Office. For any questions call us at 641-747-2276.

Iowa Concern is a program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program began in 1985 as a toll-free number serving the agricultural community. Today, Iowa Concern serves both urban and rural Iowans. Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. Contact the Hotline – toll-free at 1-800-447-1985. Iowa Concern has access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services for a wide variety of topics. Times have been tough lately, reach out if you need help with anything. Again, the number is 1-800-447-1985.

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