Harvey County

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment will officially start October 15 and will last until December 7 this year. All drug plans will then take effect January 1. Now some people think, “I do not need to review my options, I like my plan and I will stick with it.” What if I could tell you that by making an appointment, starting in October, and reviewing your options you might be able to save anywhere from $25 to $130 dollars or more! (All savings depend on what plan you were on, what plan you switch to and what medication you are taking. Everyone’s savings are different) Continue reading “Open Enrollment”

Medicare Changes

Lots of changes are happening in the Medicare world, and it is hard to navigate them all, let along understand them! Great thing your local Extension Agent is here to help!

First off, all Medicare card holders will be getting a new card starting this coming April and the Government with be distributing them until December 31, 2019. I think this is great because a lot of our older Medicare card holder numbers are their social security numbers! Yikes! That would be an easy way to get your identity stolen! BUT, with the change of cards, there will be a lot of fraud happening. If you are a Medicare card holder or you know someone who is, please let them know to NOT give their number out to anyone! The Government wouldn’t release who is getting new cards, so how would the person on the phone know you are a card holder? They wouldn’t! Continue reading “Medicare Changes”


These days it seems like we are seeing more couples ending their relationship than staying together. There can be many reasons for that decision, but one of the main problems is communication between the couple. Communication can help you become closer with your partner and make your partner seem like your best friend. Continue reading “Communication”

Champion Gluten Free Cookie

Have you eaten or made a flourless cookie? Most people haven’t and don’t think to even try that, but if you are gluten intolerant, then you would be thinking about this all the time! If you do have this intolerant, then you are in luck! We had a Champion Gluten Free option at the County Fair this year and I have included the recipe in this article. Continue reading “Champion Gluten Free Cookie”

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The whole family should be encouraged to eat breakfast. Breakfast gives you energy, makes you feel better, keeps you from getting hungry later in the morning, and helps you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Children who eat breakfast do better in school. Children may be able to get breakfast at school – check with the school food service to find out if it is available in your area. Continue reading “The Most Important Meal of the Day”

Champion Food Preservation Recipe

This year’s Champion Food Preservation went to Dominique Schutte; she made Pickled Banana Peppers. When she sold it at the Foods and Livestock Auction she paired it with the fixings to make pizza, it looked very yummy and I wanted to buy it myself. Continue reading “Champion Food Preservation Recipe”