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Sept. 24, 1999

The Pima County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences is offering the Master Consumer Advisor Program where participants will volunteer 36 hours of their time to the Extension program after completion.

Participants will sharpen their telephone techniques and problem-solving skills with workshops beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13. The workshops will meet every Wednesday through Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 36 hours of training includes a training binder (in exchange for 36 volunteer hours), information on financial and house management, food and nutrition, food safety, food substitutions, food preservation and demonstrations, food tasting and "hands-on" experience.

Besides taking phone calls, volunteer opportunities may include additional community outreach with Money 200 personal finance and Bone Builders osteoporosis prevention programs.

Class size is limited to 12. A registration fee of $45 covers class materials, handouts, food and beverages. Registration closes on Friday, Sept. 8. For more information or to register, contact Linda Block or Joyce Prentice at 626-5161.