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2B Â· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Sept. 22, 1974 FAYETTtVllH, ARKANÂ»AÂ» Asked By County Homemakers Home Extension Economists Provide Many Of The Answers By JANI NOGGLE TIMES Staff Writer a family budget or what is the I answer it. best way to spray house plants, chances are your county ex- WORKING WITH BEADS ...Mrs. Catherine Hatfield learns new skill And if they don't know the answer to your question, in Washington County Mrs. Mary G i l b e r t , home economics leader, and Mrs. Nina Coffee, home economist, will look up the information and call you back. ' ' P r o b a b l y thousands of people this summer inquired at this office about food preservation--how to make cottage cheese, beef jerky, dry persimmons, root cellars--not counting those who just dropped by to pick up pamphlets," I'frs. Gilbert said. But even with that number of people making inquiries at the extension office, both agents feel many more persons need to be informed of the service. In trying to reach more honiema'kers, the home economists keep within a busy schedule planned for the year and work with groups, individuals and through the mass mer 1 Â·. "As an extension branch of the University of Arkansas, our responsibility is to educate people not formally enrolled in the area of home economics. All of the things we do are in the education field," explained Mrs. Coffee. INSTRUCTION FREE AH the instruction and publications available through the Extension Service, which is a cooperative funded through federal, state and county governments, is free of charge. Services offered include areas of home economics, agriculture, youth and community resources. In the area of home economics, .Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Coffee work primarily with family members--both men and women, young and old, single or married. One method used by the economists to reach the greatest number of persons is group instruction. Any group interested in learning more about any home economics skill may make an appointment for a demonstration and program. "Certain subjects do take morij time, such as pattern alternations," a d d e d Mrs. Gilbert. This may involve what the economists refer to as a 'short course," an in-depth study course requiring a minimum of eight hours of instruc- tion. Group counseling also may be in the form of group leader training, special interest (in one particular urea) or workshops such as clothing construction where persons actually make something. AREA COUNSELING. The home economists also counsel individuals in areas such as home remodeling. "Many persons have the misconception that we work 'only with 4-H and extension clubs," said Mrs. Gilbert, who emphasized that any interest group may schedule a session with the agents. Working with extension clubs is a facet of the job and six leader training meetings have been set up in conjunction with the clubs. The meetings are open to anyone interested as is membership in the extension homemakers clubs. A 12-month plan of work Is scheduled at the beginning of each fiscal year. The majpr study area is suggested by the Family Living Committee comprised of members from various geographical locations throughout the county. Committee members study Delights UA Gymnastics Coach Canadian Canoeing Trip the county situation and prob- ems, then recommend special areas to be dealt with by the extension home economists throughout the year. STUDY AREAS Food preservation, nutrition and health care were selected as major areas of study by the committee this year due mainly to the continued increase in the cost of living, explained Mrs. "ilbert. In addition to their duties as nstruclors, the two women also attend special training sessions set up . through the extension agency in the major study areas. Publications are another method used by the service to update and inform area residents on home economics. There are over 300 pamphlets available at the extension service office (located in the court- liouse annex building) in areas r a n g i n g from agricultural engineering to home management. - | In addition to these informa- ';"_ By NORMA CONNER Nancy Lowe, women's gym- pasties coach and an instructor in health, physical education . and recreation at the University o'l! Arkansas, spent a portion of this past summer on a 21-day ! canoe trip in the wilds of Cana- 'da. Accompanying her were three Â·UA students, Kathy Hatfield of M i n n e a p o l i s , Minn., John ' Mattice of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Lee Kypcr of Arkadelphia. : -The t a n n e d . vivacious University instructor was still excited in recalling recently the trip on the Churchill River in Northern Saskatchewan with her companions, a law student and two doctoral candidates. "It really served as an excellent laboratory and 'gave me additional experience in preparing to teach canoeing and sailing, two new basic courses which have been approved by the College of Education for the 1S75 spring semester," Miss Lowe said. The canoeists were flown 240 miles into bush country from a little place on Otter L a k e called Missinnipe. "When 1 say bush country that is exactly what I mean," Miss Lowe said. '"We saw no people during those 21days with the exception of a few pilots flying high above us." "Because there was no one to help us if tragedy struck, we were unusually cautious and careful to not get hurt or to lose any of our gear," she said. "We knew it would be at least 2JT; days before anyone would cJBne looking for us. The air sjjfvice knew within three days ag to when we were to be picked up at the end of our float. Until then,' no one would consider us missing or think we needed help." Canoeing and floating on the river was a great challenge, since it was the highest it had been in 40 years and the canoeists had to make 16 portages. "The rapids were quite fierce and we had to portage around them," Miss Lowe said. "We shot the rapids called 'Silent Rapids' and we were caught in whirlpools that were very difficult to get through. We were expecting the whirlpools but we had not realized the rapids to bÂ£as brg as they were. I think that is probably the most ex- MISS LOWE . . . examines gear used in special courses INSTRUCTION IN HOME PRESERVATION OF FOOD ... given by Mrs. Coffee (right) to Brenda Stallings, Penny Storms and Jean Flint. CTTMESphotos by Ken Good) Senior Girl Scouts To Visit State Fair And Other Points A visit to the Oklahoma State air plus oilier trips and pro- cts were among activities lanned for S e n i o r Girl couts by the S e n i o r lanning Board at its first iceting in Siloam Springs.' Senior high girls interested in mining the Fayetteville troop re invited to call Sylvia Bly- older at 442-8410. Representing Fayelteville on ie Senior Planning Board are ianne Cross and Trina Page, elegates. and Patty Homer, otty Heiliger and Suzy Ste- phens, alternates. In addition to "recruiting" new members, the Senior Scouts also are seeking adult leaders to help with this year's program. Volunteers may call Miss Blyholder or Mrs. Charles Turner at 442-4507. New officers or the Fayetteville troop are Cindy Philips, president; Lynn Â· Jones, first vice -'president; Tensy Kirby, second vice-president; Laura Lane, secretary-treasurer; and S y l v i a Blyholder, publicity chairman. Towel To Kittens Cut out and sew loose fittiijL mittens from Ihe best part of a wornout turkish towel. Use them when. giving baby a bath. They make holding a wet. squirming baby much easier. live publications, newslsttert arc sent to anyone who expresses the desire to be on tha mailing list. The newsletters include information on food with economical recipes, toplci of interest to young families and singles, and men's wear. Junior Civic League To Have Card Showing It's that time of thÂ» year again! Members of Junior Civic League are busy at work get ting ready for their annual Christmas card snowing. This year's event will be held at the City Library on Oct. 2. The hours will be from 9:39 a.m. until 5 p.m. Those serving on iht committee with Mrs. Troy Hendricks, chairman, are Mrs. Roy Allen, Mrs. Eugene Lee, Mrs. Bill Cannon and Mrs. Claud* Prewitt. Â·HUMinniiuiiuiiM^^ Daily Calendar of Events Today Duplicate Bridge Ciub, Legion Hut, 1:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, VA Hospital, 7 p.m. Al-Anon. VA Hospital, 7 p.m. SMITH'S Communication 2-Way Radio Tour 2-war radl* hsadquarteri to electronics Â·*Â» 1KE 530 N. Colltjt Â· 443-ZOJ [ For Your Prescription Nt*dÂ« i QUAKER DRUG 12 E. Center - 44Z4IU City Parking Lot IB Reir Easier On Knees Large sponges placed in plas- ic bags and held in place with ubber bands make useful knee pads to use in doing housework. They will slide as you slide, ;tay dry and are comfortable. Tire'd of shaving, fweezing, and using depilitorles? Have un-feminine hair removed by electrolysis (the only medically approved way). Call 521-3540 for free consultation without obligation. LEIGH'S CLINIC 1765 N. College Fayetteville Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday until noon Bring this ad for free 15 min. treatment 1 . Mo., always have canoed and floated on the Elk and Indian Rivers in Missouri. They never left my three sisters and me; they always took us with them." In Arkansts, she likes to float the Buffalo, Piney and Mulberry Rivers. Kappa Alumnae Have Annual Dessert Party K a p p a Kappa Gamma Alumnae had the annual pledge .r. -.. - , - ,-,"-,-,-,---- -- dessert party last week in the citing time of pur float." homc o F ' M r * j. B . Hfiys She described the vivid .. ,.. , . . Northern Lights each evening,'. At , thls ,Â£ vent , eacl ? m TMÂ» er ana "the excitement of being ^ " V ^ t ^ dessert of her in3he midst of wildlife- bears! (ch Â°'?. c ' , Mrs ' ?" bar f S \ v a L z ' moose, pelicans, loons, grouse pre f ldcnl ' .welcomed Pledges and riipfctj Tho n r i e n l a n d special guests, Mrs. and ducks. Ihe crisp M a r n e t t Gammill, housemother. and Miss Robin Wrenn, pledge wfcfe a real paradise," she said. 3)1 preparing for the trip, Miss Lqjye and her companions pljnned menus to carry them through the 21 days. They caught one 10-pound northern pike, the largest fish caught, business meeting, trainer. At the attended by 32 persons, it was decided to as Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club members to participate in a Duo Monmoulh aria they ate fresh wild blueber- wilh thcm at the Oct - 9 meeting riSs every day. at ' Pm - ln 'he home of Mrs. Pitching tents presented some Bob Marlin - prSblems since they could 'not bejset up in the "conventional ;vay". The shore of the river is solid granite an( j t ne t ents had to be propped up with rocks. Their food, carefully stored in waterproofed buckets, was "hung up" at night and protected by Announcements * Chi Omega Alumnae will entertain Psi Chapter pledges c h a t e r d y t Lowe would be chosen to teach the new courses at the University. She has had her Red Cross instructor's certificate in small craft safety since she was 18, the minimum age for earning it. She can't remembT her first and for further information may call 521-5321. Daughters of Demcler will hold the first meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arkansas Union. Speaker . , . L i " ... 1-Jtk. l.lnlul^uo LJ1IIUII. .]IJUdltÂ£L canoe trip or her first sailing W ill be Dr. Charles E. Bishop .expedition. [president of the University of Â·} grew up loving the water," I Arkansas. Reservations may be Â·he said. ' My parents, Mr. and made by calling Mrs. Laverne; Mrs. J,C. Lowa of Carthage, I Yearian at 443-4218. MOM...Start a Pictorial Record of\bur Child... only 49* ^^^F with ^^ this ad (frame not included) 5x7natural color portrait 6 DAYS ONLY OFFER ENDS SAT., SEPT. 28 Â· No appointment necessary. Selection of poses. Limit: one special offer per family. Second child photographed individually at 88(1. Age limit: 3 v/eeks to 14 years. 880 charge for each additional person in groups. the Children's Photographer portraits for penntes loday.,. Inat will be priceless tomorrow. PORTRAITS Â« PASSPORTS Â« COPY RESTORATION Northwest Arkansas Plaza Fayetteville, Ark. Ph. 442-8885 McCAIN MALL N. little Rock, Ark. 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