‘Tough times’ focus of seminar

'Tough times' focus of seminar "Dealing Successfully with Tough Times" is the theme of a free Cooperative Extension seminar, co-sponsored by local financial institutions, to be held March 1 at the Scotland United Methodist Church of Christ, and March 2 at the Viborg Community Center.

Registration will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Judy Stratman, WNAX farm broadcaster, will present the keynote address "What Makes Us Tick?" at 7 p.m. A panel of financial professionals will address "Pathways to Financial Health" at 8 p.m. Topics to be included are insurance coverage, dealing with bankers and credit counselors and ways you can help your situation when times are tough.

Other speakers are scheduled to address "Steering Down Life's Rocky Road" at 8:45 p.m. Mary Kay Healy, MSW, and Patty Ribbe, MSW, from Lewis & Clark Behavior Health Services, will address ways to handle the losses that occur in life, including loss of job, health, relationships, dreams or loved ones.

The events will be summarized at Scotland by Jim Woster, associate editor of the Tri-State Neighbor and spokesperson for Avera McKennan Hospital as well as popular South Dakota public speaker, and at Viborg by Sister Mary Carol Curren, executive director of Catholic Family Services in Sioux Falls.

To pre-register for this free program, call the Clay County Extension Office at 677-7111 by Feb. 24.

The program has been organized by Extension Educators from Bon Homme, Clay, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Turner, Union and Yankton counties. Co-sponsors include First National Bank, Community First State Bank and First Dakota National Bank, all of Vermillion.

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