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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 Makes Spring Wreaths

The Wayne County CEOS Garden Club made beautiful spring wreaths at their January meeting. The CEOS Garden Club has interesting speakers or hands-on activities. They are always interested in new members. The members who made wreaths include (L-r): Sarah Marcum, Trish Harris, Nancy Crockett, and Donna Ferrell. To learn more, please call the Wayne County office at 304-382-3204.

CEOS Makes Spring Wreaths

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CEOS Partners with Marie's House

We are thrilled that the Wayne County CEOS Quilt & Fiber club will partner with Marie’s House in Wayne to teach women recovering from addiction the wonderful skill of crocheting in the hopes that in turn they will make crocheted items for people in need. Those who were able to attend include (l-r): Heather Humphrey's and Misty Martin from Marie's House and Resa Files, Trish Harris, Nancy Crockett, and Donna Ferrell from CEOS. To learn more about this project, please call the Wayne County office 304-272-6839.

CEOS Partners with Marie's House

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Highlights from Quilt Club Meeting

The CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club met December 11, 2018, and held a show and tell. These beautiful works of art are by Club President Trish Harris! The quilt features the "Woolly Christmas" pattern and the wall hanging features the "lacy snow" pattern.

To learn more about the great work and projects of the CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club, please call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Quilt December 2018

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CEOS Garden Club Makes Suet Cakes

The Wayne County CEOS Garden Club made suet cakes on December 11, 2018, as part of their monthly meeting. Many thanks to Nancy Crockett for the demonstration. To learn more feel free to call our office and we'll put you in touch with a club member to learn about bird feeding basics.

To learn more about all the great opportunities with the Wayne County CEOS, please call our office at 304-272-6839

Suet Cakes

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Highlights from Fall Fun Day

The Wayne County Community Educational Outreach Service held its fall fun day on November 16 here at the Extension office. The members had a potluck, a CEOS council meeting followed by a wreath making demonstration. Below are a few photographs from the day. To learn more about the CEOS program, please contact the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

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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