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
Day at the Capitol
Governor Asa Hutchinson, a former 4-H member, kicked off the event at 10:30 a.m. in
the Capitol rotunda. Speaker of the House Jeremy Gilliam, Lieutenant Governor Tim
Griffin, Senator Bruce Maloch, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Arkansas Land
Commissioner John Thurston were scheduled to follow.
4-H members had the opportunity to visit both the State Senate and House of Representatives
chambers, as well as other offices in the Capitol.
Independence County brought 7 4-H’ers and was able to visit with State Representative
James Sturch while he gave our 4-H’ers a tour of the Capital grounds and the Old Supreme
Court Chamber. “It was a very good day for our youth to see how our government works
and know they have the chance to make a difference in their future” say Linda Latus,
Independence County 4-H Program Assistant.
For more information or to get involved in the 4-H program, call the Independence
County Extension Office.