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Nov/Dec 2017

Dear Friends:

Living Well: Eating Right, Spending Smart, Enjoying Home and Sharing Time. Extension makes a difference in the lives of people, families, and communities.

Check out the newsletter for a variety of educational programs and items! If you know of someone who would like to be added to our mailing list please give us a call!

Maryellen Garrison

Henry County Extension Agent
For Family and Consumer Sciences

Club Community Service Projects:

Country Ladies provided 122 items in August for the Help Center, 4 large bags of items for the community service projects in September, and 5 bags for the October project; Town and Country Club brought in 3 large bags of items for the community service project in September and 4 bags for October, Busy Bees made a $25 donation to the Crusade for Children no name! So thanks to whoever did that, sorry I can't give credit to a club.

Fall Session of Living Well

The Living Well Club is designed for improving the quality of life of those over 50! We cover balance, coordination, fall reduction and chronic disease with an emphasis on Living Well. Classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Henry County Extension Office-call the Extension  Office to get a schedule of classes-we will meet about 25 times before Christmas! Stop by any time to see if Living Well is for you. We also have a group that meets to play Sequence at 9:30 on Fridays before class!  Come join the fun and brain activity that playing games brings!  games brings!

Pinterest Club

We are hoping to get a Pinterest Club started. The way it would probably work is that members would meet and each member would take a month to volunteer to teach something they found from Pinterest, letting members know what supplies to bring or how much each program would cost. This could be either a day time or a night time group, or perhaps if there was enough interest there could be two! Call us to let us know if you are interested and if you prefer a day or night group.

TUESDAY EVENING Adult Sewing Groups

Master Clothing Volunteer Alice Newman is holding sessions at the Extension Office on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00, call Alice for more information (845-4287). Ethel Baker and Marcia Potts our other two Master Clothing Volunteers have offered several classes, for more information call Ethel at 655-5551 if you are interested or have question.

Henry County Homemakers Don't forget that you can now also sign up on email to receive your newsletter: We are creating a mailing list to deliver your newsletter right to your email address but first we need to know would you be interested? Email is more economical for us and faster for you. So if this sounds interesting either email me at mgarriso@uky.edu.

80th Anniversary Extension Homemaker Print Available:
We bought a copy to remain in the Extension Office.
Stop by and see it and if you would like to purchase a copy
here is the information.


Now find us on Facebook too!

The new Homemaker Club for the younger generation, the HOMEMAKERS IN PROGRESS is meeting at the Extension Office on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. unless noted. They also have a FaceBook page. Just look up "Henry County Homemakers in Progress!"

November 22 (4th Wednesday)
Homemaker Book Club

--come join us to hear about what others are reading. Take a few minutes to share a book you have enjoyed and take home a list of others you might be interested in! Only lasts about an hour! We meet the fourth Wednesday at 1:30 at the Extension Office. Everyone is welcome.

Note: There will be no book club in December.

Country Ladies-flower arranging lesson & fall candle holders!

Homemakers in Progress make fall wreaths!

      Halloween at New Castle Nursing:

We all Know it is Halloween but did you Know that Second Wind Dreams is helping to sponsor Halloween at New Castle Nursing and Twin Oaks Assisted Living. -he event tales place that night-probably will start about 5:30 and run till about 700. You can help by donating a bag of candy! This is the second year we have helped and the residents, staff and volunteers said. That it was one of their Favorite events! The residents LOVE seeing the children in their costumes and handing out candy! Drop the candy off here at the Extension Office and we will be sure that They get it!

November 9- 411 Reality Store:

This event is truly an eye-opening -experience for our students from both Henry County and Eminence as they learn that money really doesn't grow on trees and the true reality of the cost of living. As always we need volunteers. The event is held from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Henry County Middle School gym. Breakfast and lunch are both provided and we guarantee you will have an enjoyable experience. Please call us at 84-5-281I to volunteer. No experience necessary!

November 10-Dist. 3 Extension Council Meeting: This will be held at the Spencer County Extension Office. Our delegate will be County President Linda Noel.

November 11-Extension Holiday Bazaar:

This will be the 25' Annual Holiday Bazaar at the 4H Fairgrounds Building from 9:00 to 4:00! Special recognition to long time Extension Leader Joyce Meyer who first had the idea, the leadership and the energy to start a Bazaar! We still have a few booths available. Cost is $25 for an in-side booth and $15 for an outside booth. Call the Extension Office for more information. Special thanks to the Country Ladies Homemaker Club who will be serving a delightful lunch.

Although our records for 25 years ago may not be completely accurate we believe that we had about 20 booths that first year. One person, Edith Tennill a member of the Farmerettes Club and a Lifetime Member has had a booth at our bazaar for the past 25 years and one group, the Town and Country Homemaker Club has also had a booth every year to raise funds to benefit needy Henry County children at Christmas!

There is something for every price range and if you can't find a gift from this listing of booths it probably doesn't exist So go ahead and mark your calendars now and don't forget to attend!

Currently those renting booths include:

Debbie Hargrove (hand painted items)
Charlie Sevier (plastic canvas, soy candles, Para cord bracelets, Christmas items)
Janet Herrell (jewelry, and leather goods)
Edith Tennill (handmade crafts, children's books, hot dish carriers, purses, towels)
Morgan Bohannon (soy candles and crafts)
Mary Ann Holmes (yarns, crafts, raw fiber, soaps and lotions)
Paula Shields (jewelry)
Suzanne Nelson (wood decorations, books)
Darrell & Pam Moore (stained glass, wood working)

Second Wind Dreams (Knitted hats and scarves)
Shannon Rucker (handmade bath and body and wood art)
4H Means Business (Goat milk soap and lotion, notecards/crochet items)
Grace Adams (hand and neck heating pads, organizers, coasters, hats and scarves)
Lois Stickler (handmade handbags from reclaimed materials
Mary Ann Johnson (Homemade soap/Jam)
Courtney Donner & Saundra Smith (embroidery)
Karen/Bruce Nethery (woodworking/turned wood & Christmas Decor)
Sharon Silvers (paintings/painted furniture/ ornaments)
Malissa Beatty (paintings/Santa Dolls, Holiday Decorations)
Steven Stivers (hand turned wooden bowls, spoons and cutting boards)
Karen Shannon (wool felted items & ornaments)
Earl Fortner (leather belts, wallets, money clips, knife sheaths)
Betty Coen (pumpkin rolls)
Jennifer Algier (jewelry/nic nacs)
Rotary Club (Country Ham Raffle)
Town and Country Homemakers with their chances on theme baskets for the Family Christmas program.

November 14 (Second Tuesday) Second Wind Dreams Committee: The Second Wind Dreams committee meets at The Henry County Extension Office at I:50 on the second Tuesday of the month. We have granted over 400 dreams for Senior Citizens. Everyone is welcome to attend!  It is a fun group!  Our chair is Debbie Rhineheart Brocious.

November 17 Healthy Holiday Cooking @ Shelby County Extension Office: Learn about healthy diets, cooking demos, samples, free recipes.

9 a.m. Mini health fair
10 a.m. Managing Diabetes: "It's not Easy But It's Worth It." Diane Davidson, RN, CDE
12 Noon Food Sampling

The Program will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office located at 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville KY, 40065. Please R.S.V.P. for this FREE Program by November 10th to Shelby County Extension Office @ 502 633 4593.

November 17: Cake Walk at New Castle Nursing: This event is being planned to provide a dream for a resident who loves Cake Walks! If you would like to donate a cake, cookies or cupcakes just have them there by 2:30!

November 26-Henry County Pride in the Arts:
This wonderful event showcases the amazin3 talent that we have in i-ienry County. It will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Eminence Christian Church. Special thanks to Martha Tarry Simpson for the amazin3 idea to host such d 3reat event each year! Arrive early to Set n seat. 1-iomemakers can use this event as for their perfect attendance award.


December 1- Area Homemaker Council: The Area Council will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the John Black Center located in Oldham County. Delegates from Henry County include, County President Linda Noel, Area Management Chair Cynthia Dare, and Area International Chair Jeanne Morgan will attend.

December 20: Elvis Holiday Show at New Castle Nursing Home: Second Wind Dreams has scheduled Elvis to provide a holiday concert for the residents at 2:30.

Let's Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey    
Thawing Your Turkey: There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely — in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave oven.

In the Refrigerator (40 F or below)
Allow approximately 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds
4 to 12 pounds 1 to 3 days
12 to 16 pounds 3 to 4 days
16 to 20 pounds 4 to 5 days
20 to 24 pounds 5 to 6 days

Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on a tray or in a pan to catch any juices that may leak. A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.

In Cold Water
Allow approximately 30 minutes per pound
4 to 12 pounds 2 to 6 hours
12 to 16 pounds 6 to 8 hours
16 to 20 pounds 8 to 10 hours
20 to 24 pounds 10 to 12 hours

Wrap your turkey securely, making sure the water is not able to leak through the wrapping. Submerge your wrapped turkey in cold tap water. Change the water every 30 minutes. Cook the turkey immediately after it is thawed.

In the Microwave Oven
• Check your owner's manual for the size turkey that will fit in your microwave oven, the minutes per pound and power level to use for thawing.
• Remove all outside wrapping.
• Place on a microwave-safe dish to catch any juices that may leak.

Cook your turkey immediately. Do not refreeze or refrigerate your turkey after thawing in the microwave oven.

REMINDER: Remove the giblets from the turkey cavities after thawing. Cook separately.

Roasting Your Turkey

• Set your oven temperature no lower than 325 F. Place your turkey or turkey breast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
• For optimum safety, stuffing a turkey is not recommended. For more even cooking, it is recommended you cook your stuffing outside the bird in a casserole. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. The stuffing must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 F.
• If you choose to stuff your turkey, the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time; however, keep wet and dry ingredients separate. Chill all of the wet ingredients (butter/margarine, cooked celery and onions, broth, etc.). Mix wet and dry ingredients just before filling the turkey cavities. Fill the cavities loosely. Cook the turkey immediately. Use a food thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 F.
• A whole turkey is safe when cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 F as measured with a food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook turkey to higher temperatures.
• If your turkey has a "pop-up" temperature indicator, it is recommended that you also check the internal temperature of the turkey in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast with a food thermometer. The minimum internal temperature should reach 165 F for safety.
• For quality, let the turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving to allow juices to set. The turkey will carve more easily. Remove all stuffing from the turkey cavities.

Timetables for Turkey Roasting- (325 F oven temperature)
Use the timetables below to determine how long to cook your turkey. These tare approximate. Always use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your turkey and stuffing.


4 to 6 pounds (breast)

Not usually applicable


6 to 8 pounds (breast)

21/2 to 31/2 hours





8 to 12 pounds

3 to 31/2 hours





12 to 14 pounds

31/2 to 4 hours





14 to 18 pounds

4 to 41/4 hours





18 to 20 pounds

41/4 to 43/4 hours





20 to 24 pounds

4% to 51/4 hours


4 to 8 pounds

11/2 to 31/4 hours



8 to 12 pounds

23/4 to 3 hours



12 to 14 pounds

3 to 3% hours



14 to 18 pounds

3% to 41/4 hours



18 to 20 pounds

41/4 to 41/2 hours



20 to 24 pounds

41/2 to 5 hours

It is safe to cook a turkey from the frozen state. The cooking time will take at least 50 percent longer than recommended for a fully thawed turkey. Remember to remove the giblet packages during the cooking time. Remove carefully with tongs or a fork.

United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
For more information about food safety (in English and Spanish), call: USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, (1-888-674-6854)

Second Wind Dreams Committee: The Second Wind Dreams committee meets at the Henry Count Extension Office at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month. We have granted 369 dreams For Senior Citizens. Come join us as we work to begin the Music and Memory program!

Second Wind Dreams We have completed OVER 369 dreams for residents of Homestead since we started the program! If you or a group you belong to hasn’t had the opportunity to experience the joy of participating call Sue Barnett-Committee Chairman or the Extension Office. Dreams come in all sizes!

Second Wind Dreams Project


Please see the PDF file for MoneyWise and
December Family CareGiver
January Family Caregiver

February Family Caregiver

March Family Caregiver
April Family Caregiver
May Family Caregiver

Some other interesting things to explore!

Area Homemaker Web site: If you are on-line you may want to check out the Area Website for Extension Homemakers at:


State Homemaker Web site:


Also don’t forget if you would like you can receive your newsletter via email. Just email me at: mgarriso@uky.edu

Important Note: After the ice storm disaster it became apparent that we need a listing of county residents who might need some special attention. So in preparation for natural disasters, Henry County Disaster and Emergency Service would like to take a survey of Henry County Citizens who are medically disabled. Examples include being confined to a wheel chair, being on oxygen, etc. If you are medically disabled, or know of someone who is please fill out the form (at this link) and mail it to: Henry County DES, PO BOX 202, New Castle, KY 40050

(502) 845-2811 FAX (502) 845-2829

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