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Wayne County Families & Health

WVU Extension Service experts are at the forefronts of health and relationship education in West Virginia communities. For parenting tips, relationship education and information about family programs, visit our youths and families webpage. For nutrition advice, heart health information, fitness tips and more, visit our food and health webpage.


Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)

A statewide club supporting West Virginia since 1914

Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million hours of service for communities in need.

Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members have helped to strengthen individuals, families and communities across the state of West Virginia since 1914.

Supported by the WVU Extension Service, CEOS program areas of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence.

Wayne County CEOS Club Meetings

  • The CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.
  • The Buffalo CEOS Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Ceredo.
  • The Wayne County CEOS Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m., at the Extension Office.

For more information about these clubs or the CEOS program in general, contact Cathy Smith at the Wayne County Extension Office.

Learn more about the West Virginia CEOS Program.

Cathy Smith, Program Assistant
Julie Tritz, 4-H & Family Extension Agent

Wayne County CEOS News

CEOS Garden Club Learns About Succulents

The Wayne County CEOS Garden Club had their meeting on Tuesday October 9. Club members learned about succulents as part their meeting. The CEOS Garden Club always welcomes new members. To learn more, call the WVU Wayne County Extension Office at 304-272-6839.

CEOS Garden Succulents 10-2018

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CEOS Members Participate in BP Station Open House

The Wayne County Extension Office hosts a Blood Pressure Station at its office. An official Open House was held on October 9 for the public to learn about the program and to each take their blood pressure. CEOS members Donna Ferrell (left) and Trish Harris, both participated in the event. Members of the public can come in anytime Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to avail of this service.

To learn more, please call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Open House

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Blood Pressure Station Available at Extension Office

Blood Pressure Station

The West Virginia University Extension Service has made it easier to check your blood pressure with self-monitoring station in Wayne County.

Simply come to our office, located at 27572 East Lynn Road in Wayne, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Kenova Breast Cancer Awareness Event

The Buffalo Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) Club held their annual breast cancer awareness event at the Kenova Gazebo on Tuesday October 2, 2018. CEOS members as well as members of the public came out to mark the occasion and help increase awareness of the importance of early detection when it comes to breast and other forms of cancer. Many thanks to City of Kenova Mayor Don Bias and Gordon Jones for supporting this event. To learn more about the WVU Extension CEOS Program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Kenova Breast Cancer Awarness Event 2018

Kenova Breast Cancer Awarness Event 2018

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Wayne Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Wayne Breast Cancer Event Oct 2018

Members of the public, including women from Marie's House in Wayne, came out to support the Wayne County CEOS Breast Cancer Awareness event held Monday October 1, 2018. Many thanks to David Pennington, Wayne County Commissioner who declared it Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Wayne County.

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Family Nutrition Program

What is the WV Family Nutrition Program (FNP)?

The Family Nutrition Program is comprised of numerous nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youths, and adults improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. FNP encourages the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors by:

  • Teaching nutrition education using the USDA’s MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines
  • Providing food demonstrations
  • Improving access and availability to local community resources
  • Helping participants to stretch their food dollars, plan menus and read food labels
  • Encouraging participants to devote more time to being physically active
Lisa Bell, Health Educator