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Equine Herpes Virus-1

You may call me and my horse "unlucky" because he is stabled at the barn where the first positive test result came back for EHV-1 in Montana. I honestly call myself lucky because I know they are taking care of all the horses in the barn AND keeping me up to date. Many of you may have gone to the fairgrounds last night for a discussion led by the Montana Department of Livestock. I, however, couldn' make it because I had puppy obedience class.

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Get your Free Blood Pressure Wallet Card at the Gallatin County Extension Office
Get your Free Blood Pressure Wallet Card at the Gallatin County Extension Office
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All Shook Up: With Too Much Salt

I'm wierd. I don't use salt. I never use it when I cook, unless a recipe calls for it (but then again I don't follow recipes often). I never add salt to my meal once it is on a plate. I don't know why, but I don't have the salt craving like most of the population. I also don't have high blood pressure.

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Healthy Lunch
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FREE LUNCH: Excerpts from Extension

I'm serious. We're giving away a FREE, healthy lunch. Gallatin County Extension and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are partneting up to help you get healthy. We're hosting a FREE one-hour workshop on the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan on June 28th in the Bozeman Fish Technology Center's Conference Room at 12 NOON. AND if you're feeling up to it, we'd love to go on a short walk around

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Campfire (2010 4-H Summer Camp)
Campfire (2010 4-H Summer Camp)
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4-H Summer Camp: Sign up TODAY

You have GOT to check this out! Our registration deadline (with no late fee) is TODAY!. I honestly wish I was a 9-13 year old, because this camp is going to be fun. At least I work with 4-H so I get to go...How luck am I? Read on for vital 4-H Summer Camp information.

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“High-Pressure” Job? -Excerpts from Extension

Hypertension: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Controlling your blood pressure may not be at the top of your to do list. However, according to heart health experts, it probably should be. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is often called a ‘silent killer’ because it often doesn't have symptoms and many people don't even know they have it.

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Image from annetaintor.com
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Montana Volunteers Rock! – Excerpts from Extension

Stop me before i volunteer again!!
I recently gave my friend a magnet that says “Stop me before I volunteer again” and was thinking I should get one for myself. If I’m not working, riding my horse, or playing with my dog, I’m usually volunteering somewhere.   Walking dogs at Heart of the Valley, raising money for The National MS Society, teaching first aid classes for the Red Cross... Volunteering is just something that has always been a part of my life. The national volunteer rate went up to 26.8% in 2009, with 63.4 million volunteers donating approximately 8.1 billion hours of services across the country (volunteeringinamerica.gov). Apparently there are other people that feel the same way.

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Excerpts from Extension

 Scholarship Application Writing Tips

Many high school students are graduating soon. Are your children applying for college or college scholarships? Do they need advice and help with what to write? Not only have I written multiple college and scholarship applications, I’ve been able to sit on committees that help disperse funds. Most recently, I was on a committee that read over 80 applications for college scholarships and I began to see a few trends. Here are some easy tips that may help your child stand out (or not stand out--depending) to those people reading the applications.

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Excerpts from Extension

Operation: Military Kids is an outreach effort supported by the Army's Child and Youth Services in collaboration with National 4-H, Boys and Girls Club of America, American Legion, Military Child Education Coalition, NACCRRAA, and other state or local organizations. OMK serves youth from all branches of the military.

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Excerpts from Extension

Good day! I am so excited to join the blogging team on XLCountry.com. While I’m addicted to email and Facebook, I have never blogged-so be patient with me. My name is  JoLynn Miller and I work for Gallatin County 4-H in two capacities: 1. as the 4-H  Military Program Coordinator and 2. as the Montana 4-H Mentorship Program Site Coordinator. I’ll explain my roles and get you more familiar with the programs I run in later blogs.  Before that though-you need to know the basics about the Extension System and 4-H.

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