UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due Carla Due has worked for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in Miller County as the Family & Consumer Sciences agent for 29 years.
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The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer educational programs that have immediate and practical applications. Carla Due Hadley has worked in Miller County for over 26 years where she delivers research based educational programs in the areas of foods and nutrition, financial management, family life, aging and health.

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Now you know!!!
09/19/2020

Now you know!!!

When it comes to buying beef for your home, how much do you know? On this Monday morning, we're sharing with you just how much space you will need in your freezer when your purchase meat directly from the butcher or producer for your home.

Not all #trauma is inflicted by sudden events such as violence or storms. Sometimes the cause is more insidious, subtle ...
09/18/2020

Not all #trauma is inflicted by sudden events such as violence or storms. Sometimes the cause is more insidious, subtle or of long duration, such as #COVID19. @uaex_edu’s Brittney Schrick has guidance to help you and help children understand the #emotional impact and cope with those feelings. https://bit.ly/2ZicubS

Mailbox alert! County clerks are beginning to mail out absentee ballots for November’s election to voters who have alrea...
09/18/2020

Mailbox alert! County clerks are beginning to mail out absentee ballots for November’s election to voters who have already requested one. Be on the lookout for your ballot.

Haven’t made your request yet? It’s not too late to ask your clerk for the paperwork. Contact your county clerk for info about requesting your application AND submitting your absentee ballot.

Clerk contact info here:https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/ARCountyClerks.pdf

#ARballot @uaex_edu #Voting #Absentee

Wondering what Arkansas ballot issues are left to decide after recent court rulings? 👩‍⚖️🏛️⚖️Look below ⬇️ for the 3 rem...
09/17/2020

Wondering what Arkansas ballot issues are left to decide after recent court rulings? 👩‍⚖️🏛️⚖️
Look below ⬇️ for the 3 remaining proposals and read more about them in our neutral voter guide at ➡️ www.uaex.edu/ballot.
#ARballot

Are you home schooling or is your child learning remotely? Organize their supplies in a binder to keep supplies organize...
09/17/2020

Are you home schooling or is your child learning remotely? Organize their supplies in a binder to keep supplies organized, easy to find, and clutter free. This creates less stress and helps keep kids focused on learning. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

Are you interested in working with kids and teaching them nutrition? Contact the Miller County Extension Office 870-779-...
09/17/2020

Are you interested in working with kids and teaching them nutrition? Contact the Miller County Extension Office 870-779-3609 or respond in the comments below.

Do you love peanut butter cups, but don't want the added calories and carbohydrates? Here's a yummy treat to satisfy you...
09/17/2020

Do you love peanut butter cups, but don't want the added calories and carbohydrates? Here's a yummy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and ... no need to heat up the house. Substitute the chocolate syrup with low-fat or sugar free fruit filling or top it with a slice of banana. Easy! https://bit.ly/2FCbtVm At Home with UAEX #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

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09/17/2020

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😷👌Your cloth mask has been working hard to keep #COVID19 and other germs away from other people all day. Be sure it gets...
09/17/2020

😷👌Your cloth mask has been working hard to keep #COVID19 and other germs away from other people all day. Be sure it gets cleaned on a regular basis! The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has recommendations to be sure your cloth mask is fresh and clean every time you use it.

➡️ http://bit.ly/MaskCleaning

#DontWearADirtyMask #CleanYourMask

A referendum on a new state law that allows optometrists to perform additional procedures in Arkansas is on the November...
09/16/2020

A referendum on a new state law that allows optometrists to perform additional procedures in Arkansas is on the November ballot. Issue 6 is a referendum on Act 579, which the state legislature passed in 2019.

Read our voter guide on Issue 6 to find out what medical procedures are included in the state law and what supporters and opponents of the law have to say about it. Find the voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue6

In a referendum, a FOR vote keeps the law. An AGAINST vote repeals the law. Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue6 #Referendum #ScopeOfPractice #BallotIssues #Voting #ArkansasConstitution

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Even if you aren't a fan of brussels sprouts, you may be after trying this recipe for Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts....
09/16/2020

Even if you aren't a fan of brussels sprouts, you may be after trying this recipe for Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Brussels Sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable and are full of phyto-nutrients which may help protect against cancer. Read more - https://bit.ly/2Rn3qhw

Changing how primaries are conducted for Arkansas’ statewide and congressional offices and allowing voters to rank the c...
09/16/2020

Changing how primaries are conducted for Arkansas’ statewide and congressional offices and allowing voters to rank the candidates in the general election may be on the November ballot.

Sponsors have asked a federal judge to keep Issue 5 on the ballot after a recent ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court disqualified it. Because of the uncertainty and the timing of our publication, we included Issue 5 in our voter guide.

Read Issue 5’s ballot title, learn about the single ballot primary system the proposal would create for specific offices and how ranked choice voting would work in our voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue5. You’ll also find information about the instant primary process that would be created, along with what supporters and opponents have to say about Issue 5.

We will update the website and voter guide PDF after the court rules. Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue5 #Top4Primary #RankedChoiceVoting #BallotIssues #Voting #ArkansasConstitution @uaex.edu

Changing who is responsible for drawing Arkansas’ legislative boundaries after a census may be on the November ballot.Sp...
09/15/2020

Changing who is responsible for drawing Arkansas’ legislative boundaries after a census may be on the November ballot.

Sponsors have asked a federal judge to keep Issue 4 on the ballot after a recent ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court disqualified it. Because of the uncertainty and the timing of our publication, we included Issue 4 in our voter guide.

Read Issue 4’s ballot title, learn about the Arkansas Citizen’s Redistricting Commission it would create, the criteria they would follow to create new districts for state legislators and U.S. House of Representatives, along with what supporters and opponents have to say about Issue 4 in our voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue4.

We will update the website and voter guide PDF after the court rules. Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue4 #Redistricting #BallotIssues #Voting #ArkansasConstitution

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Changing the citizen-initiative ballot issue process in Arkansas is on the November ballot.Read Issue 3’s ballot title, ...
09/15/2020

Changing the citizen-initiative ballot issue process in Arkansas is on the November ballot.

Read Issue 3’s ballot title, learn what would differ for the citizen and legislative ballot issue processes, along with what supporters and opponents have to say about Issue 3 in our voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue3

Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue3 #CitizenInitiatives #DirectDemocracy #BallotIssues #Voting #ArkansasConstitution

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COVID-19 fighter, Kristen Gibson, associate professor of food safety and microbiology, investigates the effectiveness of...
09/14/2020

COVID-19 fighter, Kristen Gibson, associate professor of food safety and microbiology, investigates the effectiveness of monitoring for pathogenic microorganisms. She is leading a multi-institution research team in a U.S. Department of Agriculture-NIFA funded project to develop tools and procedures to make foodservice establishments safer for dine-in customers. Read more - http://bit.ly/CovidFoodResearch

Changing term limits for Arkansas senators and representatives is on the November ballot.Read the Issue 2 ballot title, ...
09/14/2020

Changing term limits for Arkansas senators and representatives is on the November ballot.

Read the Issue 2 ballot title, learn more about the details involved in ending life-time term limits and implementing a new 12-year limit with required breaks, and what supporters and opponents have to say about Issue 2 in our voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue2

Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue2 #TermLimits #Voting #ArkansasConstitution

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A permanent 0.5% sales tax for state, county and city road work is on Arkansas’ ballot in November.Read the Issue 1 ball...
09/14/2020

A permanent 0.5% sales tax for state, county and city road work is on Arkansas’ ballot in November.

Read the Issue 1 ballot title, how the tax revenue would be split and what supporters and opponents have to say about Issue 1 in our voter guide at www.uaex.edu/issue1

Our voter guide provides a neutral source of information about all of the statewide ballot issues. Find the complete guide at uaex.edu/ballot

#ARballot #Issue1 #SalesTax #Voting #ArkansasConstitution

The losses from the #COVID19 pandemic are more than a death toll. The pandemic has brought an enormous sense of loss — t...
09/14/2020

The losses from the #COVID19 pandemic are more than a death toll. The pandemic has brought an enormous sense of loss — the loss of normalcy. No family gatherings. No back-to-school reunions. No weddings. No vacations. We’re all grieving about the huge holes in our social routines. @uaex_edu’s Brittney Schrick offers some tactics to help us cope with the complex feelings we are experiencing during this pandemic: https://bit.ly/2ZiaWyl

Elaine Sutherland, Jamie Teague & Donna Newcomb your Genoa Central Food Service Professionals passed the nationally cert...
09/11/2020

Elaine Sutherland, Jamie Teague & Donna Newcomb your Genoa Central Food Service Professionals passed the nationally certified ServSafe Food Managers Certification exam. This certification encompasses hours of instruction & a proctored exam. Citizens of Genoa, Arkansas, teachers, parents & administrators give them a high five when you see them. This certification is a very big deal! University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Get a #COVID19 test for FREE from your local Arkansas Department of Health unit, even if you don’t have insurance. Getti...
09/11/2020

Get a #COVID19 test for FREE from your local Arkansas Department of Health unit, even if you don’t have insurance. Getting tested can protect yourself and others in your family and workplace. Get the facts from @arhealthdept at https://bit.ly/2AFI21F, and visit uaex.edu/covid19 for more resources.

Hágase GRATIS la prueba de #COVID19, en su unidad de salud local del Departamento de Salud de Arkansas, incluso si no tiene seguro medico. Hacerse la prueba puede protegerlo a usted mismo, a su familia y a sus compañeros de trabajo. Obtenga los datos de @arhealthdept en: https://bit.ly/338o7Dj y visite https://uaex.edu/covid-recursos para obtener más recursos.

September 11, 2001, the days lives of Americans were impacted. We held our families a little tighter after that & Americ...
09/11/2020

September 11, 2001, the days lives of Americans were impacted. We held our families a little tighter after that & American Patriotism was obvious everywhere. Where were you when it happened? I was driving to jury duty.

Congratulations to @Alley Whitaker  Schlotzsky's (Richmond Rd - Texarkana, TX) for passing her ServSafe Food Managers Ce...
09/11/2020

Congratulations to @Alley Whitaker Schlotzsky's (Richmond Rd - Texarkana, TX) for passing her ServSafe Food Managers Certification. This means she is dedicated to providing the safest food safety experience for her customers! This is a national exam that is tough to achieve! Look for her certificate in the store! Congratulations Alley!!

So much about 2020 has been hard on us. We feel frustration, stress and anxiety because we want to do the right things a...
09/11/2020

So much about 2020 has been hard on us. We feel frustration, stress and anxiety because we want to do the right things at a time when nothing is familiar. Instead of being hard on yourself, there’s no better time than now to show yourself a little kindness. Self-compassion is simply the notion that, regardless of success or failure, you are human and worthy of kindness. @uaex_edu’s Brittney Schrick offers tips on caring for you. https://bit.ly/3jlkXTh

Self Service at restaurants has moved to COVID phase 2 in Arkansas. Read what you will be required to do to visit self s...
09/11/2020

Self Service at restaurants has moved to COVID phase 2 in Arkansas. Read what you will be required to do to visit self service restaurants below in the link.

🍴 INCREASED OPTIONS FOR SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANTS 🍴

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is increasing the options for restaurants.

In the directive, which was modified today, self-service and buffets are now included and are under Phase 2.

According to the directive from ADH, “Self-service operations, including, but not limited to, salad bars, buffets, and condiment bars may operate with the following requirements:
https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/pdf/directive__restaurant_dine-in_modified.pdf

6️⃣ Capacity of the buffet area will be dependent on the ability of customers to maintain six (6) feet physical distance from each other at all times
🧑‍🍳 Facility should provide an employee to monitor physical distancing of six (6) feet
😷 Masks are required for all persons within the customer self-service area
🧴 Hand sanitizer and single-use food service gloves shall be located at all entrances to the customer self-service area along with signage stating: ‘Use of hand sanitizer and food service gloves is required for all patrons in this area- Please use a new plate and a new glove for each trip to the buffet/salad bar.’
🍴 Serving utensils shall be replaced every sixty (60) minutes and/or every time a food item is replaced on the buffet

Another ServSafe class completed for Miller County & surrounding restaurant managers. Congratulations to all who complet...
09/10/2020

Another ServSafe class completed for Miller County & surrounding restaurant managers. Congratulations to all who completed the class with a commitment to food safety for their customers. Couldn’t provide this service without the help of Miller County Department of Health & Environmental Health Specialist Sundee Braley. University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) #StillOnTheJob #MillerCountyFCS

UPDATE - Our 2020 Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide is ready for download!Go to uaex.edu/ballot to download your copy!Sh...
09/10/2020

UPDATE - Our 2020 Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide is ready for download!

Go to uaex.edu/ballot to download your copy!
Share the guide with your friends and family.
Let them know it’s a neutral, research-based resource to help them figure out their votes on the proposed constitutional amendments and state laws.
This full-color PDF explores all the ballot issues voters will decide Nov. 3. We have included proposals that are currently in court due to the timing of our publication being printed. This digital version will be updated after court rulings.

What will you find in Extension's ballot voter guide?

A worksheet you can print off and write notes on to help you remember later how you want to vote on the issues.
How the proposal will appear on the ballot
Answers to some basic questions about each issue
Reasons why people may support or oppose the proposal
Did you know? These fact sheets go through a vetting process that includes reviews by law school professors, subject matter experts and issue supporters and opponents.

*Printed versions will be ready in early October at your local County Extension Office.

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#ARballot #Arkansas #Voting #Elections #Issue1 #Issue2 #Issue3 #Issue4 #Issue5 #Issue6 #VoterGuide #Vote #YouDecide

There is something about cleaning a head of lettuce for a salad. It allows your mind to wander and your daily stress and...
09/09/2020

There is something about cleaning a head of lettuce for a salad. It allows your mind to wander and your daily stress and worries to melt away as you wash and tear each leaf into bite size pieces ...
😌😌 - or if you are in a hurry and don't need the stress relief, bagged salad greens are available. https://bit.ly/33bGgjI. Read more about making a salad for dinner tonight while making food safety a priority. There is also a recipe for Fiesta Chicken Salad. It's full of vegetables and chicken and loaded with flavor. Plus it can be made in less than 30 minutes. Now that's a winner in my book!

09/09/2020
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Want a fun workout? Join my friend Kasandra Guilbeau as she leads you through a Drums Alive workout.

Join us for a Drums Alive session below. It's fun and includes music and rhythm with exercise.

SLOWLY BUT SURELY, personal income and spending have grown for three consecutive months; however, wages, salaries and re...
09/09/2020

SLOWLY BUT SURELY, personal income and spending have grown for three consecutive months; however, wages, salaries and rental incomes still lag below pre-COVID-19 levels, according to the latest Bureau of Economic Analysis “Personal Income and Outlays” report. (Division of Agriculture graphic.) Read more - https://bit.ly/33aS45B.

Have you added Election Day to your calendar yet? This year, the general election takes place Nov. 3, and voting locatio...
09/05/2020

Have you added Election Day to your calendar yet? This year, the general election takes place Nov. 3, and voting locations will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Here are some other important dates to keep in mind too for this year’s election:

Oct. 5 – Deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election
Oct. 19 – Early voting starts in Arkansas
Oct. 27 – Last day to request an absentee ballot
Oct. 30 – Last day to transfer your voter registration from one county in Arkansas to another county
Nov. 2 - Last day for early voting
Nov. 3 – Election Day

#ARballot @uaex_edu #Voting #Arkansas

We are all doing the best we can to handle stress during this pandemic. We are balancing work, school, home life ... and...
09/04/2020

We are all doing the best we can to handle stress during this pandemic. We are balancing work, school, home life ... and let’s face it, we are stressed! But these challenging times provide us with opportunities for growth. Managing Stress: Turning Challenges Into Blessings https://bit.ly/32WTGQq is a workbook that can help you turn challenges into blessings.
#PandemicParenting #Parenting #UAEX #MillerCountyFCS #Stress #ManagingStress #Gratitude #AuthenticHappiness #blessings #challenges

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Hi, my name is Carla Due and I am your Miller County Extension Agent-Staff Chair and Family & Consumer Sciences. I have worked in Miller County Arkansas, (Texarkana is the county seat for reference) for over 29 years. I love when I have the opportunity to deliver research based educational programs in the areas of foods and nutrition, financial management, family life, aging and health. In the old days we would have called it Home Economics and there is a new term going around “adulting”. Well, we have been here over 100 years teaching that.

What could I help you with most? Cooking? Food preservation? Finances? Message me and let me know!" I’ll answer your question through messenger and possibly make a post for everyone to learn from.

You can also follow my pages to read my weekly Texarkana Gazette foods articles I have written for 23 years. I told y'all I’ve been here a while! https://www.uaex.edu/counties/miller/news/fcs/

You can learn more about what we do at: https://www.uaex.edu/about-extension/what-does-arkansas-extension-service-do.aspx

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer research based, educational programs that have immediate and practical applications.

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Is there an Extension Get Fit program in Miller County, and if not how do we go about getting one? I have a friend who is "Walking Across Arkansas" with me, and she set a goal to be a certain size in time for a cruise early next year. She's hit a plateau and walking after work (she's on her feet most of the day) has become harder. Of course she knows to check with her Dr first, but we were discussing her starting with a few simple strength exercises, this might be a great motivator for her.
What is the best place to find out the most current Food Cottage laws for Arkansas. I am considering baking and selling cakes and cookies from home, but I am finding that many cities and/or counties require a business licence for this, however other items that can be sold at a Farmer's Market don't require this.
I thought it was only last year 3.1417 ?
Your articles are the best!