September 8, 2014
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September is National Preparedness Month
  • Disasters affect thousands of people every year in the United States and worldwide, disrupting daily functions and leaving lasting effects, but the American Red Cross reports that only 65 percent of Americans have emergency preparedness plans in place. 

      

    September is National Preparedness Month, a great time for people to begin designing a family preparedness plan. Click here for information.


Save the Date    
  • Utah Prepare Conference and Expo, Sat., Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Click here for information.
             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese 
Natural Resources Field Days
  • Natural Resources Field Days are held Sept. 8-12 and 15-19 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Guinavah-Malibu Campground in Logan Canyon. Fourth grade students from Cache County participate in the event and have the opportunity to learn about plants, water, soil and wildlife. Volunteers are needed to assist with lessons and general coordination. Click here for information.
Free Relationship Education Courses Offered 
  • USU Extension, in partnership with Department of Workforce Services, offers relationship education classes this fall in many Utah counties. Three class topics are offered at varying locations and times and include "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerk-ette," which is designed for singles and dating couples and teaches steps for building high-quality, long-lasting relationships; "Couple LINKS," which is for committed and married couples and is designed to enhance and deepen relationship skills; and "Parenting with Love and Logic," which teaches parenting skills and methods for raising responsible children. Click here for further information on classes.
Tech Tip
  • Sometimes the easiest way to show someone what you are doing on your screen is to do a quick screen capture. This is especially helpful when trying to explain a problem to tech support. Here's how:
  • On a PC:  Select the Print Screen button on your keyboard to capture an image of your entire screen and copy it to the clipboard. Or go to the Start menu and open the Snipping Tool - available in most editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you use the Snipping Tool, you can choose the shape of the snip, adjust the snip boarder, then save the snip as a file on your computer.
  • On a Mac:  Press Command + Shift + 4 and drag the +-shaped cursor over the area you want to capture. This will save the screenshot to your desktop. Or press Control + Command + Shift + 4 to save the screenshot to your clipboard, which you can then paste into another program.
  Tech Tip provided by Dennis Hinkamp
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