Boost Your Brain and Memory

Monday Starting June 11, 2018 2 pm - 3 pm

The class uses a whole-person approach that helps you form new habits to live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, pay closer attention and regulate your emotions. Each participant will receive a workbook including memory exercises, tips on nutrition and exercise, and summaries of evidence-based research on brain health at the University of Missouri Extension Center.  Registration form (PDF) can be downloaded and printed.  The form and the $35 registration fee covers the 8 week workshop must be returned by June 8 to 614 Lindsay Ave, Poplar Bluff, MO or call 573-686-8064.  There is a maximum of 15 seats.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Level 1

Monday and Thursday Starting June 18,2018 9 am- 10 am

This program is designed to increase aging adults’ access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program. Over 9 weeks, participants learn exercises to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. During each session, a prescribed set of 8 upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done along with warm-up and cool-down stretches. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.  The class will be held at the Holy Episcopal Church 420 N. Main St., Poplar Bluff, MO from 9 am to 10 am.  For more information or to register call the University of Missouri Butler County Extension Center at (573)686-8064 ask for John or Pam.  You can visit us at 614 Lindsay Ave. Suite 3 for your registration form.

Summer Programs for Youth 

Butler County University of Missouri Extension is providing day programs for youth ages 5-18 to spend the summer learning and having a blast! July 30-August 6 topics include arts and crafts, robotics, chess and cooking. Youth will do hands on activities and will get prizes to take home. Classes are from 9:00 am– 3:00 pm, July 30-August 6 (no classes on August 1). Cost is $20 per topic or $75 for all five days.To register contact University of Missouri Extension 614 Lindsay Ave Suite 3 in Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 or call 573-686-8064 or email You do not have to be a 4-H member to come! Enrollment is limited so don’t wait to register! For the full flyer visit 


Food Safety Training

For those needing to comply with the food safety modernization act please see this link ( for upcoming training. 

Pesticide Applicator Training 

A grower can obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the University of Missouri Extension Center by call 573-686-8064 to arrange a time.  Training runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm by appointment.


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