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Achievement Night and Officer Training

4-Hers, leaders and families are invited to this year’s 4-H Achievement Night and Officer Training School which will be held at Pocahontas County High School Tuesday, October 2. Pizza will be served in the PCHS cafeteria at 6 p.m. 4-H clubs will supply beverages and healthy snacks.  Officer Training School and a Leaders Association Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Achievement Night.  There will be activities and classes for 4-Hers who are not officers, and a 4-H project book expo for parents.

Pocahontas Producers

Special Calf Sale – Friday, September 28, 7 p.m.

Special Calf Sale – Friday, October 5, 7 p.m.

Regular Sale – Saturday, October 6, 2 p.m.

For more information, call the WVU Extension Office at 304-799-4852 or Manager Sherry Sullenberger at 540-499-2718.

Extension offers blood pressure self-monitoring station 

West Virginia University Extension Service has made it easier to check your blood pressure with a self-monitoring station in Pocahontas County. Simply come in to the Pocahontas County Health Department in the basement of the courthouse in Marlinton, follow the instructions, get your numbers, take information and be on your way. It’s free and no appointment is necessary. 

Before your visit, there are a few key tips to note about getting an accurate reading. While exercise is great, it could potentially cause an inaccurate reading, so wait 30 minutes after exercising to check your blood pressure. Additionally, avoid smoking, eating heavy meals and drinking caffeinated beverages before your reading. Wearing clothing with sleeves that are easily rolled up is necessary to place the cuff against the skin to get an accurate reading as well.

For questions regarding the program in Pocahontas County, please call the WVU Pocahontas County Extension Service office at 304-799-4852.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

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