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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2014 Community Shred
and Operation Medicine Drop

Two popular events, Community Shred and Operation Medicine Drop will join forces next month to give citizens a no-cost, one-stop opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft and prevent accidental poisonings.  The two events are scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014 and will be held at the new Walgreens store parking lot located at 821 Westwood Way in Laurinburg, adjacent to US 15-401 Bypass.  Operation Medicine Drop will be held from 10 am until 2 pm. The Community Shred event is scheduled for 10:30 am until 1:30 pm.  The New Year usually brings about thoughts of change and improvements.  Many times we promise ourselves to be better organized and reduce the clutter we have accumulated throughout the past year.  However, we can easily become overwhelmed as we sort through paperwork, old receipts, forms, documents, etc., that occupies valuable space in our homes.  The Community Shred, sponsored by Scotland County Cooperative Extension and ECA (Extension and Community Association) provides citizens a safe way to dispose of confidential information in an effort to prevent identity theft.   This service is offered free of charge for individuals only with a limit of 4 boxes or 100 pounds per person. Scotland County citizens and those living in surrounding counties are encouraged to participate. Pro-Shred, a company that specializes in secure document management will provide the shred service.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist participants with transporting their boxes to the shred truck.  “We are excited to have the Community Shred event back in 2014”, shared Sharon English, Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.  “I get phone calls every week about this program and I know our citizens will be equally happy to see it return.  I would like to thank Walgreens for their sponsorship and support of both the Community Shred event and Operation Medicine Drop”.  The Community Shred will begin at 10:30 am and will end at 1:30 pm or when the truck is full, whichever comes first.  Citizens will not have to remove staples, paper clips, or plastic sleeves as the equipment can shred these items along with the paper.  The 5th Annual Operation Medicine Drop, sponsored by the Laurinburg Police Department, Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, Scotland County Committee - Safe Kids Mid-Carolinas Region and North Carolina Safe Kids provides citizens an opportunity to safely rid their homes of unwanted over the counter and prescription drugs. Many significant problems are associated with unused and expired drugs in the home. Drugs often are left unsecured in cabinets and on counters. Improper use of drugs may cause an overdose and drug interactions. Accidental poisoning from ingestion of drugs among children and pets often occurs in homes where medicine is easily accessible. For example, about 40 percent of poisoning among children occurs in grandparents’ homes. Furthermore, the disposal of unwanted drugs as household trash or by flushing them down the sink or toilet is unwise and dangerous to the environment, potentially contaminating the water supply.  “We want to encourage citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of unused and expired medication”, shared Corporal J. Byrd of the Laurinburg Police Department. “The ultimate goal of this program is to reduce accidental poisonings, prevent drug abuse and protect our waters. Citizens will not be questioned about the medication or how they obtained it”.  Walgreens Store Manager, Jennifer Crump added, "We are very happy to be partnering with Scotland County Cooperative Extension and the Scotland County Committee – Safe Kids Mid-Carolinas Region to provide this service to the community.  Walgreen's is committed to helping people get, stay and live well and we believe this service is in line with that commitment.  We hope that everyone in Scotland County will take advantage of this opportunity!" For more information on the Community Shred event, please contact Scotland County Cooperative Extension at 277-2422. For more information on Operation Medicine Drop, please contact Corporal J. Byrd, Laurinburg Police Department at 276-3211. 2014 shred day flier-Community Shred & Operation Medicine Drop-1

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4-H Pet Club - Join
Today!

Do you love animals? If so, this is the PURRRfect club for you! It's FREE! Join Today! 4-H Pet Club Recruitment

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The Scotland County
Vision

Scotland County Center gives our county's residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Scotland County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.

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Scotland County 4-H
2014 Calendar of Events

Check out the link below to view the upcoming events for Scotland County 4-H through May 2014. 4-H Calendar of Events Jan_May2014

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4-H County Activity Day

4-H County Activity Day will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the NC Cooperative Extension-Scotland County Center, 231 East Cronly Street, Laurinburg, NC. 4-H members, ages 5-19 will participate MORE »

4-H Day Camp

4-H Day Camp will beheld July 21-25 for youth ages 9-15 at Millstone 4-H Center in Ellerbe, NC. The cost of camp is $135, which will cover lunch and snacks. Parents may begin MORE »

Cloverbud Camp

Cloverbud Camp will be held July 6-8 at Millstone 4-H Center in Ellerbe, NC. Youth ages 5-8 may be registered at the cost of $135. Parents may begin payment of $45 per month MORE »

4-H Residential Camp

Camp layaway began in February, allowing parents to pay $48 the first Friday of each month until the camp cost of $240 has been paid in full. We will travel to Betsy Jeff MORE »

4-H Teen Retreat

4-H Teen Retreat will be held April 4-5 at Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville, NC. Registration is $35 per student (covers costs of Lodging, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday, MORE »

4-H STEM Leadership Camp

Thursday, March 20th, an upcoming deadline regarding the 2014 STEM Leadership Camp is rapidly approaching. The 2014 STEM Leadership Camp will be held June 15-20 at Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center in MORE »

Community Shred & Operation Drop Off

Two popular events, Community Shred and Operation Medicine Drop will join forces next month to give citizens a no-cost, one-stop opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft and prevent accidental poisonings.  The two MORE »

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Scotland County NCCES Centennial CelebrationThu May 1, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, West Church Street, Laurinburg, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
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