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February 19, 2013

4-H Veterinary and Animal Science Exploration (V.A

The 4-H Veterinary and Animal Science Exploration (V.A.S.E.) program provides opportunities for youth to develop life-long skills while exploring the science behind the pets and animals in their lives. This program, designed for youth in grades 3-5, will give youth the ability to identify different breeds of animals, interpret an animal’s behavior, describe the different roles of animals, recognize the need for specific nutrients in feeds, understand the purpose and function of body systems, make your home safe for pets, and explain what veterinarians do while describing the tools they use. The two day program will take place at the Oneida County Extension Office in Oriskany on Monday, February 18th from 8:30 a.m. to noon. On Tuesday, February 19th the program will be held in Herkimer County at the Herkimer Veterinary Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Some transportation for youth may be necessary as tours of two veterinary clinics (Herkimer Veterinary Clinic and New Hartford Animal Hospital) have been organized. Youth will have the opportunity first hand to watch a veterinarian in action! Cost of the program is $15 for youth enrolled in 4-H and $20 for youth not enrolled in 4-H. To register go to or call Kristi Cranwell at 736-3394, Ext. 122 or email For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and the 4-H youth program visit our website at

Snowman Building Contest

12:00PM 2:00PM

Corporate teams compete to build the best snowman at Val Bialas Sports Center. Our Wish kids will be judging the snowmen for the most creative, biggest and most wish inspired. This will be a fun free event for the whole family to enjoy!

Accessing Medicaid & Veterans Benefits

1:00PM 2:00PM

Accessing Medicaid & Veterans Benefits to Help Pay for Care. Emmaus Room PResbyterian Home for CNY 4290 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY Presented By Donna H. Sweeney, Founder and Sr. Advocate at ElderNet. To Register for this Presentation, Please Contact Rose Marie Taylor at (315)-732-6302.