Food Preservation Series Coming to Ridgeway

Janet Hackert will bring a series of classes to Ridgeway and the surrounding community, offering hands-on learning in various food preservation methods. Each session covers a specific preservation method to use for the highest quality and safety in home preserved foods. Hackert will also be available to answer questions about each topic. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

Session 1: April 8, 2014
     Topic: Home Canning the Safe Way - participants will pressure can green beans
Session 2: April 15, 2014
     Topic: Boiling Water Canning - participants will make and preserve salsa
Session 3: April 22, 2014
     Topic: Freezing and Dehydrating Produce - participants will freeze garden produce

Each session will be:
Where: Ridgeway School Kitchen/Cafeteria
When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session per person, scholarships may be available.

Registration/information: Contact Janet Hackert at 660-425-6434 or to register or fill out the form and mail or bring to:

Harrison County Extension Center
1505 Main St. Court House Basement
Bethny, MO 64424
FAX: 660-425-3772

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Course Offered in Ridgeway

A Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions (pdf) course will be offered at Ridgeway School in Mrs. Wallace's room in May through June, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. This six-week course helps those who live with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, cancer and others, manage their conditions and live a healthier life. Participants learn to manage pain and fatigue, communicate with their family, friends and medical team about their condition(s), deal with anger, fear and frustration related to their condition and much more.

The course is free, but registration is required.

Contact Janet Hackert at 660-425-6434 or or Sarah Linthacum at 660-425-6324 or to register or for more information.

Updating history of extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,   We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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