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Vol. 2 —  No. 2
January 25, 2002

Current Events

Environmental Expo: The Oklahoma Environmental Expo will take place February 7 at Metro Tech in Oklahoma City. This event is an opportunity to get new ideas for environmental programming for county Extension offices and 4-H programs. Extension Educators are encouraged to attend. More information about the program can be obtained at http://okaee.org/eeexpo/. Travel and registration will be covered for the first four Extension Educators who apply. For more information, contact Pat Bridger at 405-744-5653.



Address  for Dr. James White: For those of you who may not know, James White, Professor, Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development, is in Houston undergoing treatment for cancer. Faculty and staff who would like to send a card may do so at the following address: Dr. James White, c/o Hospitality Apartments, 7219 Cecil Street, #10, Houston, TX  77030

New Fax Number: Oklahoma State University’s Extension Forestry and Wildlife office has a new fax number. It is 405-744-3530.

Deadline Approaching: February 8 is the deadline to register to participate in 4-H Day at a Cowgirl Basketball Game. The OSU Cowgirls will take on Iowa State University on Sunday, February 17 at Gallagher Iba Arena. Forms and more information can be downloaded from the 4-H web page at http://www.clover.okstate.edu/fourh/.

New Grants: Mike Schnelle, Extension Ornamental Floriculture Specialist, and Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Growers, received a $7,500 grant from the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Poteau, for Specialty Bulb Production in Oklahoma.  Schnelle and Farris will serve as the principal investigators. In addition, Schnelle, along with Pat Bolin, Assistant Extension Specialist, will serve as principal investigators for a $25,000 grant from Southern Region IPM Special Grants Program for A Systems Approach to Provide Ornamental IPM Training Using Conventional and Electronic Delivery Methods. Kathleen Kelsey, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development, will serve as the project evaluator.

Condolences to: David Freeman, Extension Equine Specialist, on the death of his father, Johnny Freeman. He passed away January 9. Funeral services were held January 11 in Gatesville, TX.

Condolences to: The family of Phil Kennedy, retired Mayes County Extension Educator, who passed away January 15. Funeral services were held January 18 at the First Baptist Church in Pryor. Cards or letters may be sent to Mrs. Phil Kennedy, Rt. 2, Box 45, Pryor, OK 74361.

Personnel Actions


Leigh M. Harrison, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H, Grady County, effective February 1, 2002.


Ronald E. Masters, Associate Professor, Forestry, effective January 31, 2002.


James P. Thompson, Ext. Educator, Ag/4-H & CED, Hughes County, effective January 15, 2002    (was Extension Educator, Ag/4-H, Hughes County)  




Coming Events

January 25: In-Service – Getting the Most Out of the 4-H Experience – 4-H Volunteer Core Comp. Training (Stillwater)

January 25: In-Service – Reducing Risk in 4-H (Stillwater)

January 25-26: Southeast District 4-H Omniplex Lock-In (Oklahoma City)

January 29: Northwest District Livestock Judging Contest (Enid)

January 31: In-Service – Stream Trailer Training (Kingfisher)

January 31: Delaware County Litter Marketing Event (Grove)

February 2: Southeast District 4-H Share-the-Fun (Ada)

February 5: In-Service - Service Learning vs. Community Service (Stillwater)

February 6: In-Service – Lifestyles and Heart Health (Stillwater)

February 6-7: County Extension Director In-Service (Stillwater)

February 7: Winter Ambassador Board Meeting (Oklahoma City)

February 9: In-Service – Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Training (Stillwater)

February 12: Co-Parenting Through Divorce Class (Blackwell)

February 13: Snow Date for Winter Ambassador Meeting (Oklahoma City)

February 16: OSU Horse Judging School (Stillwater)

February 16: Beef Groomers Training for OKC Spring Livestock Show (Stillwater)

February 17: 4-H Day at Cowgirl Basketball (Stillwater)

February 20: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

February 21: In-Service – Food Safety in the Home (Oklahoma City)

February 21: In-Service – Lifestyles and Heart Health (Oklahoma City)

February 22-23: Southeast District 4-H Teen Lock-In (Poteau)

February 25-March 1: Kay County Jr. Livestock Show (Newkirk)

February 26: In-Service – Money Management (Altus)

February 27: In-Service – Family Economics Well-Being Basic Training (Clinton)

February 28: In-Service – Family Economics Well-Being Basic Training (Okmulgee)


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