Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)   The 2017 tax filing season is beginning and this year the UF IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office is working with United Way to offer free tax preparation at the Jefferson County Library.  This free Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax preparation service is called VITA …

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Diabetes – are you at risk?

Recently, I attended a workshop on diabetes.  One of the handouts they gave was a short risk assessment quiz.  At 26, I didn’t think my risk would be very high. After taking the quiz, I realized that while I don’t have an official increased risk, I scored more points than I had anticipated. According to …

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How’s Your Credit?

Money

  Your credit score is used for more things than you might realize, and finding housing is one of them.  Whether you are renting or buying, credit comes into play.  Many people, such as landlords and lenders, will check your credit and use it to judge how reliable or risky you are.  When it comes …

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New Dietary Guidelines

New dietary guidelines has been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health. The new guidelines recommend we eat less salt, added sugar, solid and trans fats, statured fats, fast foods and refined grains. It also recommend we eat more seafood, grains, lowfat dairy, healthy oils, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. The new dietary …

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Home and Community Educators

The Jefferson County Home and Community Educators (HCE) had a busy and productive year. We started the year by planting seeds for the Jefferson County Elementary students’ rise-bed gardens. We attended the state Home and Community Educators conference in Ocala. We saw old friends and met new friends. It was meetings…. meetings and fun… fun, …

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Blueberry Jelly Class

The Jefferson county extension office will offer a Blueberry Jelly class. The class will teach how to make blueberry jelly using the water bath canning method. The class will be held on May 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The address is 2729 W. Washington Highway. The cost for the class is $20.00; which …

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Children Cooking Class

How often do you hear your child/children ask, “I want to help cook?” The Jefferson County Extension Office will often a Children Cooking Class. The class will be held May 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Topics include Cooking Safety, Hand Washing, Mixing Skills, Reading a Recipe, Food Preparation Skills and Using Small Appliances. …

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Sugar In Our Foods Lunch and Learn

  According to the Florida Department of Health, in 2004 53.2% of Middle/High school students in Jefferson County are obese. The state average is 28.2%. Therefore healthy eating is a top priority. In our March Lunch and Learn participants will learn how much sugar is found in various foods we eat everyday, a beverages. They …

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Save Your Tax Refund

Save Your Tax Refund Shirley Bouie Income tax filing is here. So often we plan how we are going to spend our return. This year think about saving your refund. Too often the refund is spend before paying off bills or placed in saving. American Save$ (Start Small, Think Big) program suggests the following: • …

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Identity Fraud Lunch and Learn

Identity Fraud is crime that everyone should be aware of and learn how to avoid it. More and more people are using on line shopping which can expose one’s financial information. Even some in-store purchases have not been secure. It is Tax Season which also opens doors of opportunity for thieves. A Lunch and Learn …

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