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Vol. 10 – No. 4
February 26, 2010

Current Events

Rainwater Harvesting Training Slated March 8: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and OSU-OKC are offering a training event on Rainwater Harvesting. This education event will take place March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma County Extension Center, 930 N. Portland. The training will include a live ASCE Web/Teleconference Seminar entitled “Engineered Rainwater Collection and Case Studies for Sustainable Water Management.” In addition, participants will take a tour of the new rainfall harvesting system at OSU-OKC. For more information please visit http://lid.okstate.edu/events-1/engineered-rainwater-collection-and-case-studies-for-sustainable-water-management.


Willis Johnson to Run in Oklahoma City Memorial MarathonWillis Johnson retired from OCES in 1997 after serving 23 years in Extension, the last 10 years as District Extension Director for the Northwest District.  Willis will be participating in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on April 25 to raise money for diabetes research through the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).  During his tour in the Vietnam War, Willis was exposed to Agent Orange which led to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 1992.  He has been able to keep the diabetes under control by running on a regular basis.  This spring he hopes to finish his second Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and asks for your support.  Under Oklahoma law, anyone who makes a tax deductible donation to OMRF may claim a tax credit equal to half the amount of their donation (up to $4000) on their Oklahoma state income tax return.  Follow the link www.omrf.org/go/teamorange to learn more and to make a donation on his behalf.

Condolences to: Alan Parnell, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, on the death of his mother. Phyllis Brummett Parnell passed away Feb. 11. A memorial service took place Feb. 16 in Porter. Cards may be sent to Alan at 17217 S. 417th East Ave., Porter, OK  74454.



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Title Changes/Transfers

Edmond L. Bonjour, Director, OALP, DASNR Administration, effective 4-12-10


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February 26: Child Development 3-12, Part 4: Influences, Risks, Resilience, and Resources Core In-service (Centra)

February 27: Southeast District Science Museum Camp-In (Oklahoma City)

March 2: Finding Data to Make Your Case In-Service (Centra)

March 4-5: Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Stillwater)

March 11: Crop Production Clinic (Goodwell)

March 16: Southeast District OHCE Meeting (Tishomingo)

March 17-20: Kansas City 4-H Global Conference (Kansas City, Mo.)

March 19: Southwest District OHCE Meeting (Lawton)

March 26: Northwest District OHCE Meting (Fairview)

April 1: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 1: State 4-H Record Books Due (Stillwater)

April 5: State 4-H Record Book Judging (Stillwater)

April 6: Southeast District Livestock Judging Contest (Tishomingo)

April 7: Healthy Oklahoma Impact Team Meeting (TBA)

April 7: Growing Strong Families Impact Team In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 7: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 7-9: OEAFCS State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 14-15: Northeast/Southeast Districts Spring In-Service (Wilburton)

April 16: Child Care and Early Childhood Education In-Service (Stillwater)

April 24: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest – Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery (McAlester)

April 30: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy – Part 1 (Norman)

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