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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 Program Host Student from Cameron

Our CEOS program had the pleasure of hosting Line-Audrey from Cameron from May 29-31. Donna and Brent Ferrell of Genoa hosted her. Line-Audrey is the CEOS International Student scholarship recipient and during the summer, she travels the state to speak about her country and culture. On May 30, Line-Audrey spoke to 3rd-5th grade classes at Wayne Elementary about Cameroon, West Africa. To learn about about the CEOS Program in Wayne County, call our office at 304-272-6839

2018 CEOS International Student Line-Audrey stands in front of Wayne Elementary School building

Read about CEOS Program Host Student from Cameron


CEOS Garden Club makes Garden Aprons

The Wayne County CEOS Garden Club held their monthly meeting on Tuesday and made garden aprons. The club features a wide variety of speakers and hands-on activities such as this. To learn more or to join, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

hand-made garden apron white with mint green patterned pockets

Read about CEOS Garden Club makes Garden Aprons


CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club makes Kaleidoscope Quilt Block

Members of the CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club made Kaleidoscope Quilt Block during their last club meeting. During each meeting, members learn how to make a quilt block. The club is always looking for new members. To join or to learn more, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

quilt block with light green border, black purple green and red centerquilt block with red border, floral center

Read about CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club makes Kaleidoscope Quilt Block


Wayne County CEOS set date for next Council Meeting

CEOS Logo

The Wayne County CEOS Council will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at noon at the Wayne County Extension Office. All CEOS members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the WVU Wayne County Extension office at 304-272-6839.

Read about Wayne County CEOS set date for next Council Meeting


CEOS Members Encouraged to Vote on May 8

Wayne County Board of Education logo

Since the 1950s, Wayne County voters have continuously supported the excess levy, which is renewed every five years. This levy does not raise taxes , but simply continues the rate that has been in place. This levy supports several organizations in the county, including the WVU Wayne County Extension Office. Early voting starts April 25 and runs through May 5, 2018. Voting day is May 8, 2018.

For more information see the Wayne County Schools website.

Read about CEOS Members Encouraged to Vote on May 8


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