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4-H Youth Development Program Assistant position opening

Thirty (30) hours per week.  Required qualifications: High school graduate or GED equivalent. Assist in the management and support of 4-H Youth Development program in assigned geographic area, under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Specialist. Starting salary $9.15 per hour. Benefits included. Training provided. Travel required. Must have transportation. Mileage paid. Application MUST be obtained online. Online job description and application: http://extension.missouri.edu/careers/positions_available.html Vacancy in Poplar Bluff: Program Assistant Vacancy 14858. Applications wil be accepted until Monday, December 7, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled later.

Youth Mental Health First Aid to be offered Monday, December 22, 2014 (Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer.pdf)

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds
understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Description of the Program: This 8-hour course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, ADD/ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance abuse disorder.

Master Gardener Core Training

The Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners will host a core training course for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener.  Master Gardener volunteers educate community members on proper practices for growing plants.  The Poplar Bluff group includes Master Gardeners from Butler, Carter, New Madrid, Ripley, Stoddard and Wayne counties.  The first session on the agenda (PDF) begins February 24, 2015.  If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener contact the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064 or print the application (PDF) and bring it to the office.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church in Poplar Bluff. Childcare is provided at no charge. Call for more details 573-686-8064. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren flyer (PDF)

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