November 2023 FCS Newsletter

November 2023 FCS Newsletter

November 2023 FCS Newsletter

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Holiday Online Shopping Savvy
The holiday season is quickly approaching and many of us will shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart about when and where you shop online can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime.

Only shop online when you know you have a secure internet connection. Shopping with an unsecure connection may make you an easy target for cyber thieves who can steal your credit card information. Remember public internet connections are not always secure, even if you are on your own device, and the public network’s security software may not always be up-to-date.

When buying online, look for a padlock symbol on the page and shop from sites that start with https:// web address. The "s" after "http" shows that the website encrypts your information as it processes the transaction.

Use credit cards instead of debit cards to make online purchases. The Fair Credit Billing Act limits your responsibility to the first $50 in charges if your credit card is used fraudulently, and many credit card companies will not hold you responsible for any fraudulent online charges . Review your statements and report any suspicious transactions to your credit card company. You may also request a free credit report from the three credit reporting agencies Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.

Create strong passwords and PIN numbers. Use different combinations of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols to make your passwords hard to crack. Do not use personally identifiable passwords such as your address, birthday or name in your passwords, as these are easy for thieves to figure out. Keep your passwords private. Do not share them with others or keep them in your wallet or purse as these can be stolen. Try to use different passwords for each of your online accounts.

Automatically set updates on your device, apps, browsers and computer operating systems to keep them current with the latest security features. Password protect your home internet connection to keep your personal network secure.


Calendar of Events


FCS Programs:

Holiday Meal Planning

Low Impact Fitness 

Cooking Through the Calendar

Seasoning With Spices

Hat Class


Upcoming Homemakers Classes

Thanksgiving Painting

Christmas Door Hanger Painting

Creative Gift Wrapping

Christmas Planners



Membership Dues

Blanket Making

Thanksgiving Office Hours

Bunco Club

Passport Opportunity

Quilt Fundraiser


Holiday Bazaar


Health Bulletin Insert


Book of the Month: Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900's to the 1980's by B. Dylan Hollis

Travel back in time on a delicious trip decade-by-decade as Dylan shows you how to bake vintage forgotten greats. With a big pinch of fun and a full cup of humor, you’ll be baking everything from Chocolate Potato Cake from the 1910s to an Avocado Pie from the 1960s.

This book has the best recipes from the 1900’s to the 1980’s. You’ll travel back on a delicious trip decade by decade. Dylan shows you how to bake the vintage forgotten recipes. He has baked hundreds of recipes from antique cookbooks and selected only the best for this cookbook. You’ll read and maybe want to try 101 recipes that will take you on a journey through the past. If you like recipes books, this is a must for your collection.

Jackie Thomas: Mailbox Member and Taylor County Homemaker President

This book is on the KEHA Booklist under Family and Consumer Science. It is not at the TC Library; but, go ask the librarian to borrow it from another library. Or, order and buy it for your own collection.


Country Ham and Broccoli Grits Recipe

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