At supervisors—Three entities present annual reports/budget requests

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors received three annual reports and funding requests for fiscal year 2020 at its Dec. 30 meeting. Budget requests will be considered later.

Cherokee County 4-H Youth Coordinator Debbie Erpelding provided information about programs provided to 1,730 Cherokee County 4-H members in 2019. After-school and summer programs had 1,100 youth participants.

4-H members Rebecca Jochims and Olivia Jochims described how participating in 4-H has helped them gain new skills for their everyday lives, including being better prepared to take on leadership roles in their peer groups.

Megan Combes, director of Aurelia Day Care and Jennifer Marshall, Aurelia three-year-old preschool teacher, reported on services provided to area families and difficulties in maintaining staff, due to a shortage of available funding. The licensed childcare center has a waiting list and would be able to accommodate another room for babies, if funds were available to equip the room and hire additional staff. A building at Alta-Aurelia (Aurelia) Elementary School grounds and a room at the school are used

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