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Extension series brings knowledge

9/4/2014

This month, the Ellis County Extension office will kick off the first of three programs in it's new Community Education Series.

This month, the Ellis County Extension office will kick off the first of three programs in it's new Community Education Series.

"Knowledge for Life's Concerns" is the theme for this year's series. Three programs will focus on bringing the latest resources to community members on several topics.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Register with the Ellis County Extension office, (785) 628-9430, by the Friday before each program in order to ensure adequate materials and supplies. Bring a lunch to enjoy during the meeting if desired. Educational materials, refreshments and door prizes are included.

The first session focuses on "Technology for Seniors" and is set for noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Extension meeting room, 601 Main. Enter the rear door from the north parking lot. Presenters from Nex-Tech and Eagle Communication will be on hand to share technology tips especially for seniors.

Mark your calendars now for the remaining programs of this series:

* Noon Oct. 15, "Fraud Prevention." Learn do's and don't's for electronic privacy, identity-theft protection and securing your personal documents. Speakers from law enforcement and a document privacy firm will share information on scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.

* 6 p.m. Nov. 13, "Technology for Parents." Learn what children are doing online these days and how to keep them safe in the cyber world.

Life changes, and so do the answers to life's questions. Learn about the latest resources to help you make informed decisions about technology and protecting yourself from fraud and cyber-safety concerns.

For more information, see the Ellis County Extension website at www.ellis.ksu.edu and call (785) 628-9430 to register.

Linda K. Beech is family and consumer sciences agent for the Ellis County Extension.

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