Category: February 2018

Get Growin’ Garden Series

Spring is just around the corner, planning your garden and landscape can start today! Join us for this three-part garden series, Fridays in February at the Beloit Municipal Building Trail Room from 12:10-12:45pm. Contact Cassie Homan at your local Extension Office for more details.

For complete details follow the link:

http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/news/Feburary%20Garden%20Series.pdf

By: Cassie Homan

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is coming to Beloit and Jewell

This eight-week program can help you get started on the road to better health.  The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength-building Exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind.  It’s not difficult or complicated, you will start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over 50.  All equipment is provided.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Sessions will be held at the following two locations beginning February 21st through April 23rd.

Jewell Christian Church
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

NCK Wellness Center
Monday & Wednesday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost for 16 sessions is $20. No class will be held on March 26th or April 4.

Please call (785) 738-3597 for more information or to register before February 16th.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Preserving the Family with Estate Planning

Upcoming Workshops in Phillipsburg and Great Bend

Mark your calendars now to attend one of K-State Research and Extension’s “Preserving the Family with Estate Planning” workshops set for two locations in northwest Kansas in February: Phillipsburg and Great Bend.

Thursday, February 22, will be the date for the workshop in Phillipsburg, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Phillips County Fair Building; Monday, February 26, the workshop will be presented in Great Bend, also from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Recreation Commission – Burnside Room. A meal and materials are included in the $20 registration fee, and family members can attend for an additional $15 each if registered at the same time. Early registration is due February 16th. Meals and materials cannot be guaranteed if registering late.

The Estate Planning workshops will have sessions with attorneys and experts from K-State as well as a Q & A session at the end. Sessions will cover several topics including Getting Started with Estate Planning, Estate Planning Basics, and Farm & Small Business Succession.

For more information go to www.northwest.ksu.edu under “Events” or call the Phillips-Rooks Extension District – Phillipsburg Office at 785-543-6845 or the Cottonwood Extension District – Great Bend Office at 620-793-1910.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers

If you are gifting or receiving Valentines flower this year, follow these tips to keep them fresh.

  1. Keep the vase filled or floral foam soaked with warm water. Add fresh, warm water daily. If possible, recut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.
  1. Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72°F), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or near radiators.
  1. If a rose starts to wilt, remove it from the arrangement, and recut the stem under water. Submerge the entire rose in warm water. The rose should revive in one to two hours.

By: Cassie Homan

Walk Kansas is Almost Here!

Post Rock District is gearing up for Walk Kansas 2018, are you ready? We are excited to announce some changes and additions to this year’s program! This year Walk Kansas will provide a focus on stretching exercises and the many benefits a stretching program can provide including: a decrease in chronic pain, better circulation, improved joint mobility, efficient muscular function and enhanced posture.

Participants and teams will have the choice of registering for the challenge only for $8, registering for any challenge and a t-shirt for $17, or any challenge and a new baseball style t-shirt for $22.  These are new styles of t-shirts so samples will be available in each office once registration opens on February 22nd.  Your registration gets you access to the interactive Walk Kansas website, weekly newsletters to keep you motivated and on track with your goals, and chances to win Walk Kansas prizes!

This year we are adding Poker Walks in each Post Rock District county so be sure to watch for updates in our next newsletter!

Registration will begin Mid-February. Find the Walk Kansas Event on the Post Rock Extension Facebook Page to stay in the know!

For more information about this motivating health program visit http://www.walkkansas.org/ or email Ashley at asvaty@ksu.edu

By:  Ashley Svaty