Family and Consumer Sciences Johnson County

Cooperative Extension Service
Johnson County
826 F. M. Stafford Avenue
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-8108
Fax: (606) 789-8113
Family and Consumer Sciences
Johnson County
Inside This Issue:
July-September 2010
Welcome Cindy Wheat,
Paintsville and Johnson
County’s new Tourism
Director. Cindy comes to us
from nearby Pike County,
while Tony Tackett joins Pike
County Tourism as Director.
It is so important that our
region is represented well as
tourism dollars play a strong
role in our economic well
Pg 2– Captain Fit; Awards , Gwenda Adkins & State KEHA
Pg 3– Quilting and Ernestine
Pg 4– FCCLA Awards and Beekeeping
Pg 5– Heritage Days & Inter. Ghana Project
Pg 6– Quilt Show at Mountain Home Place & Piecemakers
Pg 7– OSCAR Happenings
Pg 8– Quilt Block Mural Update
Pg 9– Johnson County Extension Council and Farmers
Pg 10– Calendar of Events and Taste of Kentucky Food
Pg 11—UK Mountain Ag and Energy Week
Pg 12– Johnson County Extension Homemakers County
Annual Meeting and VSU’s (Volunteer Service Hours)
Pg 13– Farm and Home Field Day
Pg 14– “Plate is Up” Recipes
Pg. 15– Blue Hydrangea Tea Party Invitation
Pg 16– Message from Brenda
Pg. 17– Registration for NEA Annual Meeting
Farm and Home Field Day
Mark Your Calendars!
August 27 at the River Community Center!
“More Than Music”
Saturday, August 7
10:00—5 p.m. at OSCAR
 OSCAR artists demonstrating skills
 The Country Music Highway Driving Tour
 Rt. 23 Country Music Highway Mugs
 Arts Competitions:
Kentucky Wildcats
Johnson County Extension Homemakers
And that’s not all!...
(Visual, music, dance and performing)
Free admission, everyone is welcome to come!
Enjoy the local talent, bring your arts and crafts
and see if you win a ribbon!
Call 789-8108 for more information.
Four taught Captain Fit in a recent
health program. Cindy Blair, Judy
Vaughn, Kathryn Sparks and Amy
Chapman each presented sessions to
students at Highlands Elementary.
Physical activity, heart health, nutrition,
strong bones, and the digestive system
were all parts of the program. Cindy,
Judy and Kathryn are all retired teachers
from Highlands, still giving to the
children to create better health! Good
Job ladies!
Congratulations Gwenda Adkins!
Elliott County Family and Consumer Sciences
Agent! Gwenda was one of the top three
candidates for the Martha Layne Collins
Leadership Award.
Left to Right:
Son: Josh Adkins
Dean of Extension: Dr. Jimmy Henning
FCS Agent: Gwenda Adkins
Director of School of Human and Environmental
Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences:
Dr. Ann Vail
Janet Halloway, Executive Director of Women
Leading Kentucky
Johnson County Extension Homemakers President Tammy Penix and County and Area Treasurer
Sharon Fannin represented Johnson County well at the State meeting in May held in Lexington. Sharon
received a state award for her role in community development which includes such efforts as Holiday
Happenings and the Mini-Grant Program. Funding has been provided through that for quilt block murals
throughout the county, not to mention signs, flower beds, community cleanups, and other projects to assist
tourism efforts in putting Johnson County’s best foot forward for visitors as well as ourselves. Hats off to
two great leaders!
Quilting is a highly valued tradition in Kentucky and many parts of the nation. Almost everyone has at least
one hand made quilt tucked away in their closet or storage chest. Quilts have so much to tell when you dig a
little deeper, particularly the older ones– those made from scraps of old clothing, clothing that loved ones
wore, favorite fabrics, your Sunday best, or perhaps the only thing left from a worn out favorite garment. The
story doesn’t stop there of course; the patterns and shapes go on to tell of times gone by, of warm thoughts of
family, or just nature at it’s best, (the Flower Garden, Oak Leaf, …) , each design with their multitude of
colors, warm the heart, and cheers us along the way. The quilt block mural below was modeled after a quilt
made by Ernestine Vanhoose’s mother. Ernestine served as the Johnson County Extension Office secretary for
42 years! This pattern was popular for the past 100 years, changing names and shapes from time to time. In the
30’s it was known as “Colonial Lady”, locally referred to as Sun Bonnet Sue and other names.
This quilt block will be hung at the Extension Office in
honor of Ernestine, which is a small token of the
wonderful talent and dedication she brought to the
organization. Landscaping will be supported by
Extension Homemakers and the Extension Office as
“Thank You Ernestine for all you have done!
We truly have appreciated it!”
To learn how to quilt see the “Johnson
County Piecemakers”, and to learn how to
paint quilt block murals get on the OSCAR
mailing list.
FCCLA Scholarships!
Johnson County Extension Homemakers and the Family and Consumer Sciences Program at Johnson Central
team up to present six student scholarships for (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) FCCLA
students. Homemakers raised $800 to give toward the cause.
Bees– the quiet workers that bring life and success to the garden...
Brian Jeffiers assists state specialist Phil Craft, State Apiarist with Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture.
The program was called “Inside Your Hive” held at Mike Jude’s farm. A bee keeping exhibit is being
planned for Mountain Home Place for the public to be able to observe. For more information on this and
other Agricultural topics contact the office. (Bee keeping support is offered through USDA. Come to Farm
and Home Field Day and learn more!)
Appalachian Community Theatre
Performed Willie Wonka
And will again be producing the play at Heritage Days.
Heritage Days at Mountain Home Place
Mark your calendars for September 2, 3 and 4th, don’t miss it!
The Kentucky Academy in Ghana is our International project. We are also working with a group to learn
textile design seen above. These pieces were created using a batik technique. Johnson County Extension
Homemakers will be developing the green and pink piece through a “challenge” to all those interested in
participating. You will receive a fat quarter -piece of fabric and from that piece you can make anything you
want. We will have an exhibit of these items by International Day. Boyd County Homemakers have begun
developing the blue piece of fabric. All original designs will be shared with our affiliates in Ghana so that they
can make and produce them to help create additional income. Contact the Johnson County Extension Office for
more information, or International Chairs Pat Layton and Nellie Caldwell. Dr. Ann Vail pictured.
Mountain Home Place Quilt Show
Featuring some of the area’s best quilters…
Johnson County Piecemakers meet at the Johnson County Extension Office once or
more per month. The next meeting will be August 9th from 2-9 p.m.
The group provides quilting classes, fellowship, and one- on- one mentoring; feel free to join the fun!
This program is free of charge and led by volunteers. Call 789-8108 for more information.
Johnson County Piecemakers, the County quilting organization,
worked to make this beautiful event happen. Special thanks to Betty
LeMaster for taking the lead, Jane Boggs, Sandy Salyers, Alice
Conley, and Pike County Homemaker Karen Gibson, for such a
nice event. Thanks Mountain Home Place and Reva Rose as well!
Winners were: Applique’-Carol Bailey, Baby Quilts-Laurie Gault,
Hand Quilting-Laurie Gault , Miscellaneous– Betty Lemaster,
Machine Quilting –Susie Hueseman, Wall Hanging-Sandy Salyers,
Quilts of Yesteryear– Johnson Co. Quilt Guild, Whole Cloth : Elsie
Ferguson, Best of Show: Laurie Gault.
Chicken Art
October 13
10 a.m.—
12 noon @
Ext. Office
1-3 p.m.
@ the
Call Ext.
Office to
Wednesday, September 8th
10 a.m.—12 noon @ OSCAR
Nine Patch
Stained Glass
Sept 29th
10 a.m. 12 noon
Call Ext.
to pre-register
Classes, events, tourists, and
family reunions!
Call the office to be placed on
the mailing list or to get involved!
A. Keith Whitley
B. Ag Loop
C. Crystal Gayle’s Quilt
E. Red Bush Club and others
D. Flat Gap Club
A. Music Quilt Blocks are for
Keith Whitley (will be located
in Elliot County).
B. Located on the Ag Loop at
the Chandlersville School
House, and painted by Amy
C. The block for Crystal
Gayle was done by the Red
Bush Club, to be located at the
Country Music Museum.
D. The Flat Gap Club made
this beautiful block.
E. The Red Bush Club and
three leaders were trained on
how to make blocks miniature
style, used in flower gardens.
F. Ratchel Vaughn painted
one for the Neva Mae Sparks
farm, and the Flat Gap Club
painted one as well. Many
Quilt Block Murals are
already out in the community.
G. Jean Vanhoose made the
flower garden quilt block hung
at the Community Center in
honor of Mary Mae Kazee, the
oldest remaining charter member
of Johnson County
Extension Homemakers.
G. Jean Vanhoose
King Addition Club
F. Flat Gap Club member Ratchel Vaughn painted
this mural for the family of Neva Mae Sparks
Johnson County Extension Council
Discusses Farmers’ Market
As the council begins planning a new four year plan of work, upcoming programs were reviewed. The group
celebrated Ernestine Vanhoose for 42 years of service to the University of Kentucky Johnson County Extension
Service. The upcoming Farm and Home Field Day and Farmers’ Market were also some of the other topics
discussed. The group strategized as to how to reach more people with much needed information designed to support
the family farm and farmers of the region.
2010-11 Homemaker Leader Lessons: (We ask that you call and register for all activities and events.)
(Extension Homemakers– Mark your calendars and the information will be in your handbook).
Party for a Cause: Blue Hydrangea Tea Party, August 23, 2010
Nuts and Seeds: September 13, 2010
New Home Options for the 31st Century October 25, 2010
2010-2011 Ext. Homemaker
Grandparents and Grandchildren Together (winter mailout)
Enrollment &
Safer Housing for the Elderly (winter mailout)
Homemaker Handbooks
Couponing January 26, 2011 , 1 pm
Enroll for the new year at your Sept.
Fishy Facts February 23, 2011
club meetings. Enrollments to Sharon
Consumers Beware in Tough Economic Times March 23, 2011
Fannin before Nov. 1. Handbooks are
to be picked up at the Extension Office
Don’t Let Falls Get You Down April 20, 2011
by club presidents before Sept. Club
Convection and Induction Cooking (Summer Mail Out
meetings. At-Large Members are
encouraged to pick up all info. at the
office as well.
Upcoming Events:
August 7, Festival of Artists
August 19th, Taste of Kentucky Food Show
August 23, Party for a Cause
August 25th, Apples, Apples Everywhere-OSCAR, stained glass
Computer Class for Homemakers
August 27th, ECHO meeting daytime (those interested in regional
August 17 starting at 10 a.m.
cultural preservation)
Please call to register.
August 27th, 3pm-8pm, Farm and Home Field Day at River, Ky.
August 31rst, Arboretum Trip, Environmental chairs– County and club.
2010 NEAHomemakers
September 2-4th Heritage Days at Mountain Home Place
Enrichment Camp
September 11th– Mural Painting workshop (Deborah Burchet-1-3, OSCAR) @ Camp Caleb Sept 14-16
October 1,2 Apple Days (quilt block contest, apple dipping…)
October 10– Second Sunday
October 22-North East Area Extension Homemakers Annual Meeting (Call to sign up for riding van)
October 23– Impressionistic flowers, mural painting workshop (Deborah Burchett 1-3)
October 27-29 Women in Agriculture –Carter County
November 5-6 Holiday Happenings
Taste of Kentucky Food Show
August 19th, Johnson County Extension Office
2-4 p.m.
Presentation on ―Plate it Up‖
Tasty Recipes for Kentucky Fruits and Vegetables
(presented by Brenda Cockerham FCS agent)
Fall Crops (Brian Jeffiers Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent)
Competition: Desserts, Entrees, Vegetables, Breads, Salads
Tasters Choice
Winners receive Cash Awards
All donated proceeds go towards the FCS Youth Scholarship Fund
The Johnson County Farmers’ Market from 4-6
(If you are 60 and over and on a limited income you may be eligible for
Farmers’ Market Senior Vouchers. Call the Ext. Office for more info.)
UK Mountain Ag and Energy Week
Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability
Quicksand, Kentucky
Tuesday, September 28, Pumpkin Day 1 for Preschool and Headstart Classes
Wednesday, September 29, Pumpkin Day 2 for Kindergarten and First Grade Classes
Teachers and Home School families contact Martha Yount at (606) 666-8812
or email [email protected]
Thursday, September 30— Youth Natural Resources Field Day
Schools must pre-register — contact: Jackie Allen at (606) 666-2438 or email [email protected]
Saturday, October 2—10:00 am—4:00 pm
Mountain Ag and Energy Field Day
Contact: David Ditsch at (606) 666-2438 or email [email protected]
Tours, Demonstrations, Quilt Show, and 4-H Talent
All Events are Free
Free Meal (served 11:30 am—1:00 pm)
Tours Include:
Goat Production
Basic Horse Management
Pasture Renovation
Robinson Forest SMZ Study (limited to 40 participants)
Cutting Board Making Workshop (limited to two sessions of 10 participants)
High Value Fall Crops & Farmers Market
Beef Cattle
Grapes, Vineyards and Wine Making
Small Flock Pasture Poultry Production
Beekeeping and Honey Production
Sweet Sorghum
Energy: Sources, Efficiency and Economic Opportunities
History of Quicksand and the Impact of the Robinson Station on the Region
Brenda Cockerham
County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences
Phone (606) 789-8108
E-mail [email protected]
Johnson County Extension Homemakers
2010 County Annual Meeting
Wow! You reported 44,187 volunteer service hours!!! That is more than double of what you reported in
2007, and in 2008 you reported 27,649 hours. Good job homemakers!!!
At Large: 10,325
Community 2,640
Flat Gap 3,739
King Addition 6,308
Oil Springs 12,425
Red Bush 2,347
Thelma 10, 901
Whitehouse 6,232
Apple Dipping Volunteers
If you plan to be a volunteer for
this year’s 4-H Fund Raising
Apple Dipping Project,
contact Connie Scarberry
by calling
Thank you for your dedication to both
the organization and Johnson County!
SUMMER LESSONS: ―How to Protect Nursing Home Residents‖ was given out this month at Officer Training.
As of today, we have not received the summer lesson ― Becoming an Informed Citizen”. WE WILL GET IT TO YOU
Johnson County Extension
2010 Farm and Home Field Day
LOCATION: River Community Ctr.
on KY Rt. 581 at River.
3:00 p.m.
Farm Tours: 3, 4 & 5:00 p.m.
James Maynard Farm
Presentations: 3, 4 & 5:00 p.m.
Agriculture and Natural Resources:
Goat Parasite Mgmt. Presentation & FAMACHA
Training with Terry Hutchens, UK Ext. Associate for
Goat Management
Exhibits: Roll over tractor, farm and ATV Safety
USDA Meat Processing Information by Paul Marsillett
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
River Bridge Speech
Family and Consumer Sciences:
Food Competition Cookies and Cakes Make your
favorite cookie and/or cake recipes for
Judging Ribbons will be given.
4-H Youth Development:
Note: Pre-registration by August 19th required on all 4
-H Activities. CASH PRIZES for Livestock Categories.
Rolled Fondant Demonstration
Chicken Little Poultry Show—Bring your favorite
chicken (in a cage, please!) It can be a baby bitty or a full
grown fowl!
Operation Life Saver Elder Care
Rabbit Round Up– Bring your bunnies and participate in
the Youth Rabbit Show
History Tours: Walks to Jenny Wiley Grave
Ag Loop Booth Exhibit
Coloring Books & Pencils
Goats Galore– What kind of young show person are you?
Younguns age 9-18. Bring a goat and circle the ring!!!
Desert Dish Garden– Learn secrets of being a “green
Corn Hole Game
OSCAR Face Painting
Activities and to let us know how many will
be coming with you as this helps with food
ALL activities, demonstrations and food are FREE and
everyone is welcome !!!
Note: Some Farm and Field Day Activities and Demonstrations
are tentative and subject to change.
“Plate It Up” Recipes
These new recipes were developed by UK students enrolled in Human Environmental Sciences
Food Science and Nutrition courses. Agents, students, faculty, in cooperation with the Ky.
Department of Agriculture’s “Kentucky Proud” program We have produced “Plate it Up”, a
marvelous resource for Extension FCS Agents use. Color recipe cards are available and you’ll hear
much more about this as we develop seasonal recipes featuring Kentucky fresh produce.
Green Beans with Feta Cheese and Dill
2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4 cup low fat Italian dressing
1/4 cup traditional Feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup almonds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Steam green beans in a small amount of water for 5 minutes or until tender
Rinse with cold water. Drain.
Place the cooked green beans in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
Toss to coat
Serve immediately or chill to serve later
Yield: 10, 1 cup servings
Nutritional Analysis: 100 calories, 4 g fat, 170 mg sodium, 10 carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber
Fresh Corn Salad
5 ears of fresh corn
1/2 cup diced red onion
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped basil
Shuck and remove silks from corn. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the corn for 4 minutes.
Drain. Cool by immersing in ice water. When corn has cooled, cut the kernels off the cob
 Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the red onion. Combine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Pour over corn and gently toss.
 Chill to allow flavors to blend. Just before serving, add fresh basil
Yield: 10, 1/2 cup servings
Nutritional Analysis: 70 calories, 5 g fat, 101 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber
(If you are 60 and over and on a limited income you may be eligible for
Farmers’ Market Senior Vouchers to purchase fresh produce from the Farmers’ Mkt.
The will be given on a first come/first serve basis to those who are eligible.
Call the Ext. Office at 789-8108 for more info.)
Special Invitation to All
Homemaker Members and
Blue Hydrangea Tea Party
August 23rd @ 10:00 a.m.
Johnson County Extension Office
Please join your fellow Homemakers for this day of getting re-acquainted,
―planting seeds‖ of enjoyment, new ideas, yearly club projects and activities.
Come join the fun and learn how to: ―sprout‖ new ideas, host an effective
Blue Hydrangea Tea Party, raise awareness of ovarian cancer, brew the
perfect cup of tea, and fellowship with friends!
(Wear your favorite hat!!!)
Registration deadline is August 16th.
Please Call the Johnson County Extension Office
at 789-8108 to register.
Cooperative Extension Service
Johnson County
826 F. M. Stafford Avenue
Paintsville, KY 41240
Fax: 606-789-8113
Mercy Me, I don’t know if it is just my problem
or if time is moving at warp speed and no one
told me!
[email protected]
July-September 2010
We are on the web.
Check it out for this
newsletter and
other helpful
information about
upcoming FCS, 4-H
and Ag events as well!
We’re on
the web at
Public Notification of Procedure
for Filing a Complaint
The Cooperative Extension Service
prohibits discrimination in its programs
and employment on the basis of race,
color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. To file a complaint of
discrimination, contact Rosemary
Veach, UK College of Agriculture,
Lexington, KY 40546 or the Secretary
of Agriculture, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.
We have many recipes for food preservation as
well as great recipes for summer and fall
crops! So “Plate it up!” and join us for the
many opportunities coming up that we have
planned to learn and fellowship together.
Festival of Artists, Taste of Kentucky Food
Show, and Heritage Days are on the horizon!
Today is a joyful day, and one to be
celebrated. It is time to enjoy it now, because
it definitely moves fast!
Brenda Cockerham
Johnson County Agent for
Family and Consumer Sciences
Ph: 606-789-8108
E-mail: [email protected]
on your engagement
Cindy Cockerham and
Kevin Curtis Morris II. My
how time flies!
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Send $10 to Sharon Fannin
P.O. Box 716
West Van Lear, Kentucky 41268
Contact the Johnson County Extension Office for brochures and details. 789-8108
“It’s Luau Time”
2010 Northeast Area
Homemakers Annual Meeting
October 22, 2010
10:00 a.m.
Registration/Cultural Arts check-in 9:00—10:00 a.m.
UK Franks Boyd Extension Building
Ashland, KY
Enjoy our guest speaker: Dr. Amelia Brown: “Celebrating: Life”
Registration cost: $20.00
(includes both continental breakfast & lunch)
Luncheon menu:
Pig Roast
Hawaiian Chicken / Sweet Potatoes / Green beans
Salad / Rolls / Assorted Cakes & Pies
Wear your muumuu!!!
If you would like a pattern to make your muumuu, we will send you one.
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West Van Lear, KY 41268
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