Parents and children will participate in reading and language activities

Cooperative Extension is offering a parent/child interactive literacy series at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center this winter. Family Storyteller is a six week program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children. Registration is online through the Henderson Recreation Centers.

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Children participating in the Family Storyteller program at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center model their Chef’s Hat after reading the “The Wolf’s Chicken Stew” book.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free test kits statewide

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Radon Test Kit

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the ground. It accumulates in homes and can cause lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning or house fires.

Radon-caused lung cancer is preventable. A simple three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem, and winter is an ideal time to test a home for radon. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed. Find out more and get a free test kit at a presentation in your community:

Find your nearest Cooperative Extension office to pick-up your free Radon Test Kit.

Office Closed SignAll Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of President’s Day. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 17.