BRANSON -- Recently several members of the Oregon County Heath Department attended the Bi-Annual Missouri Women's, Infants' and Children's (WIC) Association Conference in Branson. Those from Oregon County attending were Sharon Wrenfrow, Sheila Risner, Shauna Huckabee and Sheila Russell, Oregon County Heath Department administrator.
All women reported the conference was informative regarding the upcoming changes for the program.
The speakers for the conference included the chief of the bureau and director of the WIC and senior Farmers' Market nutritionist, Victoria Warren, and Douglas Grennaway, director of the National WIC Association.
Wrenfrow currently sits on the Missouri WIC Association Board in Jefferson City and was involved in presenting the conference. She also served as moderator for Warren. Wrenfrow currently serves as Oregon County's Farmers' Market coordinator.
"Things are getting ready to start in June for our local farmers' market nutritional program. In June WIC participants will begin receiving their farmers' market checks," Wrenfrow said. She added that in April WIC guidelines increased and a family of four can earn $555 weekly or $34,040 annually and still be able to participate in the program.
For applications of additional information on the WIC program or information on the Farmers' Market program call Wrenfrow at 417-778-7450 or 417-264-3114.