====Southwest Living Dec. 28, 2020 Pt.-1====
We’ve all spent a lot of time with family and friends living in our pods during the coronavirus pandemic and looking for creative, positive ways to spend that time together.
Extension professionals from Kansas State University have been in the same situation with their families. As a result, they’ve created a series of virtual programs, titled Living Well Together, as a way for individuals and families across the state to capitalize on that time.
"Just like other families, we in extension have been spending a lot of time with our families during COVID-19,” said Sharolyn Jackson, family and consumer sciences specialist for northeast Kansas. “Since we're in the business of helping families every day through our work in extension, it made sense for us to put our heads together – virtually, of course -- and figure out ways to help other families make the most of their time together."
====From Dec. 23, 2010====
• Leader & Times
When a task is somewhat simple, an old saying goes that it’s “as easy as one, two, three,” but Wednesday, Liberal’s Justin Varnes made winning as easy as “three, four, five.”
Three days before Christmas, after drawing the fourth envelope, Varnes took home five grand in cash from the Leader & Times in the paper’s Christmas cash giveaway.
The news came as somewhat of a surprise to Varnes.
====Southwest Living Dec. 21, 2020 Pt.-2====
====Southwest Living Dec. 21, 2020 Pt.-1====
Most people know that exercising regularly and eating healthfully is directly connected to aging well, and Kansas State University aging specialist Erin Yelland certainly agrees.
But, she says, those two factors alone are not enough.
“So many times when we hear about health, we’re hearing about those specific health behaviors that we should be doing: eating right and exercising,” Yelland said. “Of course those play a huge role in our health, but when you look at all the things that contribute to our length and quality of life, those specific health behaviors only contribute 30%. The other 70% relates to external factors different from eating well and exercising.”
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====Southwest Living Dec. 15, 2020 Pt.-1====