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Vol. 2 —  No. 11
May 31, 2002

Current Events

Recognition Dinner: A recognition dinner for Gerrit Cuperus, Regents Professor/Extension IMP Specialist, is scheduled June 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall of the Wes Watkins Center. He will be leaving OSU at the end of June after a significant career of service. Tickets for the event are $12 per person and reservations should be made by June 14. Everyone is invited to write a note or letter for the memory book that Gerrit’s colleagues and friends are assembling. Feel free to send photos or other items of memorabilia. If you send a written letter, please format it with a 1.5 inch left margin. Reservations and letters can be mailed to Tom Phillips, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, 127 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Hereford Conference:
Oklahoma State University’s Department of Animal Science and the Hereford Association are hosting the “Hereford Directions Summit” conference slated June 20-22 at Stillwater. For more information, contact John Evans at jle@okstate.edu or 405-744-6060. Interested parties also may contact the American Hereford Association at www.herreford.org , or 816-842-3757.


Powell Receives Recognition: Claire Powell, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Oklahoma County, has been awarded the “Continued Excellence Award” by the National and Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The award is based on proven leadership and outstanding service in the Cooperative Extension Service. Powell has been with OCES for 29 years and is recognized state wide as an expert in food and nutrition safety issues.

Web Site is “Among the Best”:
The web site for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services’ Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) is “Among the Best.” Tufts University Nutritional Navigator’s online rating guide for nutritional web sites recently awarded the title. The CNEP web site can be viewed at http://www.fcs.okstate.edu/cnep . This online rating guide was launched in October 1997 and is the first that evaluates nutrition web sites based on accuracy, depth, and usefulness of information.

New Address:
The Choctaw County Extension Office has a new mailing address. All items should now be mailed to 415 E. Rena, Hugo, OK 74343. The correct fax number is 580-326-3456.

OK Steer Feedout Update:
Following each OK Steer Feedout, meetings are scheduled to discuss the Feedout data and review the cattle. This is a great opportunity for cattlemen interested in the program to see the data that has been collected. In addition to cattlemen, Extension Educators are encouraged to attend and update themselves on the program. The program had 270 spring born and 55 fall born steers last year. Upcoming meetings will take place Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Creek County Fairgrounds, 17806 W. Highway 66 at Kellyville; and Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, 316 E. Oxford, at Enid. Please RSVP by June 14 to Kent Barnes at 918-687-2482, or Greg Highfill at 580-237-7677.

Condolences to:
Karen Coggeshall, Office Assistant in the Altus Area Office, on the death of her father, George F. Fox. He passed away May 19. Funeral services were held on May 22 at the Geschwendt Funeral Home in Schuylkill Haven, PA.

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Coming Events

June 3-8: Oklahoma Youth Forestry and Wildlife Camp (Beaver’s Bend State Park)

June 4: Peach and Grape Field Day (Perkins)

June 6: Northwest District P-Card Training (Woodward)

June 7-9: Southwest District 4-H Horse Show (Lawton)

June 8: Northwest District 4-H Horse Show (Freedom)

June 11-12: Extension Administrative Group Meeting (Campus, 139 Ag Hall)

June 13-15: CNEP Statewide In-Service (Stillwater)

June 13: 4-H Day at Big Splash (Tulsa)

June 18: Southwest District CED Meeting (TBA)

June 20: In-Service—Sugars and other Sweeteners (Stillwater)

June 20-22: State 4-H Horse Show (Enid)

June 22: Lane Field Day (Lane)

June 23-25: Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Annual Meeting (Shangri La Resort)

June 25-26: Oklahoma Greenhouse Growers’ Conference (OSU-OKC)

June 27: Healthy Cooking—Quick and Easy (Duncan and Lawton)

June 28: In-Service—PowerPay (Watonga)

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