Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
This week's recipe is called "Corn Chip Bars." You will need the following ingredients: 1 (14.5) oz. bag of corn chips, slightly crushed, 1 C. sugar, 1 C. light corn syrup, 1 C. creamy peanut butter, and 1 1/2 (11.5 oz) pkgs. chocolate chips. Pour Fritos corn chips into a lightly-greased 10 X 15″ pan and spread evenly. In a medium saucepan at medium heat, bring sugar and light corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Pour the mixture over corn chips and spread evenly. Place chocolate chips over the hot mixture and allow several minutes to melt. Once chocolate has melted, smooth evenly. Let cool before breaking into pieces. Serve and enjoy!
For some great ideas in the kitchen, visit the UGA Extension's "FoodTalk" website at https://foodtalk.org. It has great ideas on how to keep your family healthy by making nutritious food choices on a budget.
We had all hopes of being able to have a face-to-face awards program in late July or early August, but the odds don't seem to be in our favor at this time. The 4-H staff is working on putting together a virtual awards program and will get information out to 4-H members when it will be online. 4-H members will have to pick up their awards at the 4-H office when it is safe to do so.
Also, our five State Congress participants are busily preparing for their contest, which also is gone virtual this year. Our five participates include Ashton Ates, Candice Pace, Adrianna Rivero, Alexandra Rivero, and Ishika Sadarangani. Each participate will submit a video of their DPA project and will participate in an online interview. Good luck to all five of these bright students.
Please remember to continue to safe practices of social distancing until it is safe to resume a normal lifestyle and the threat of COVID-19 has passed.
If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.
Seeking AmeriCorps Member
Coffee County Extension is accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps State member. AmeriCorps is a federally-funded national service program modeled after the Peace Corps. For more information: www.nationalservice.gov. This is a temporary, national service position, no a traditional employment position. A one-year commitment is required.
AmeriCorps State members provide 4-H positive youth development programming under the direction of the County Extension Agent. This is a direct service position that requires transport of youth and some night and weekend hours. Members also assist with program planning, development, and volunteer management. Other activities include required trainings, monthly reports, administration of surveys, and data entry.
This position is available September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. This is a full-time AmeriCorps member position. The member is required to log 1,700 hours of service (35-40 hours/week) by August 31, 2021 to successfully complete the term of service.
AmeriCorps members receive a variety of benefits: monthly living allowance ($1,250), free health insurance, education award ($6,195). To qualify for the education award, the member must complete the hour requirement. Other benefits are available based on eligibility (childcare assistance, loan forbearance).
High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license are required. Experience providing youth development programming and a general knowledge of 4-H is preferred.
To apply: http://ugajobsearch.com. Use Keyword AmeriCorps to find open positions.
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