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Wayne County Families & Health

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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.

WVCEOS is a voluntary, nonprofit organization functioning in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service. It is one of the largest educational organizations in the nation.

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

Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members strengthen individuals, families and communities across West Virginia.

In West Virginia, the first club (then a Farm Women’s Club) was established on December 14, 1914. Today, more than 3,500 members participate in this outstanding program, available in all 55 counties.

Members of WVCEOS are people like you!

Together, members conduct and participate in motivating educational activities that help members continue education, gain leadership skills and inspire community involvement.

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 Members Make Dish Clothes

The CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club made 23 dish clothes for a person going on a mission's trip to Guatemala later this spring. The members made various colored dish clothes. The club is always seeking new members. To learn more, please call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Dish Clothes for Gautelmala

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CEOS Members Learn about Orchids

The CEOS Garden Club had Loretta Wright (far right) speak on growing orchids on April 9, 2019. Other CEOS members present include (l-r): Patricia Harris, Sarah Marcum, and Nancy Fry. To learn more about orchids, check out "Beautify Your Home with Orchids" by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. The CEOS Garden Club always welcomes new members. To learn more, call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

CEOS Members Learn About Orchids

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WV CEOS Scholarships

The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service, in cooperation with the WVU Extension Service, seeks to increase knowledge and understanding about our world, to encourage youths to learn life skills and become leaders, and to promote study in the family and consumer sciences and helping professions. Download the WV CEOS Scholarship Brochure to learn more.

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Cross-Stitch Work by CEOS Members

The CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club held their bi-monthly meeting at the Extension Office on Tuesday March 12, 2019. A member showcased her cross-stitch work featured below. Members were also working on tea bag wallets in preparation for the Charleston Area meeting that Wayne County will host on April 27 in Wayne. The club is always seeking new members. To learn how you can join, call our office at 304-272-6839.

Cross-Stitch Creations Made by CEOS Members

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CEOS Members Make Elderberry Syrup

Members of the CEOS Garden Club made elderberry syrup. Cooperative Extension has resources that provide information on this edible plant. All Wayne County CEOS clubs welcome new members. Please call our office at 304-272-6839 to learn how you can join!

CEOS Members Making Elderberry Syrup.

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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