Extension Get Fit
The Extension Get Fit program (formerly known as Strong Women) is a program designed
- Improve strength, balance and flexibility
- Reduce the risk of falls
- Help maintain independence
- Increase energy
- Help manage your weight
- Decrease pain
- Help you feel better
This fitness class meets twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Each class includes a warm up, strength training exercises, cool down stretches and
a balance exercise. Our program provides a supportive group environment and is appropriate
for most fitness levels.
For more information, contact your local county extension office. Come join in on
Photo: Fitness class in session
Independence County Master Gardeners
The mission of the Master Gardener program is to provide community service garden
projects, educate others about gardening in Arkansas and beautify the state.
The Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the
Independence County Extension Office Conference Room. To learn how to become a Master
Gardener, call the Extension Office at (870) 793-8840.
Master Gardener Officers 2016
President- Sue Kibbe
Vice President- Charlene Morrison
2nd Vice President- Gayla Griffin
Secretary- Cathy Shonk
Treasurer- Rita Clark
Photo: Master Gardener plant sale.
Independence County 4-H
Three Independence County 4-H members were recently selected to take a trip to New
Orleans for the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition. The county team
was chosen to represent Arkansas in the cook-off where the team prepared a Seafood
Lasagna. Arkansas did not place in the top 3 but it was a great experience for all
involved. The participants were all members of the 4-H Cooking Club where they learned
the essential cooking skills needed to compete in the cook-off.
If you are interested in your child joining the 4-H program in Independence County,
call your local Extension Office today.
Photo: 4-Her's preparing for the start of the competition