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Vol. 3 – No. 5
March 7, 2003

Current Events

Cut Flower Workshop Rescheduled: Winter weather has caused the Cut Flower Workshop to be rescheduled. The new date is March 27. Registration deadline is March 19. The event will still take place at the Holiday Inn in Stillwater. The workshop will focus on the production of cut flowers. For more information, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404 or steph@okstate.edu .


State 4-H Leadership Conference: The annual State 4-H Leadership Conference will take place July 18 and 19 in Stillwater. This year’s theme is “The Ever Ready Volunteer.” The conference is designed for 4-H parents, adult volunteers, club leaders, and extension educators. Two NEW tracks of programming have been added for 4-H’ers who are 12-19 years old. The camps will run simultaneously with the conference schedule. The new tracks are “Design Camp for Youth – Experiences in Apparel and Interior Design,” and “Science Camp – Exploration of Various Fields In Science and Technology.” A tentative schedule of workshops is available at http://agweb.okstate.edu/fourh/volun02/Edoupp.htm. Counties may print a final version for duplication and distribution beginning March 24.

It’s Party Time: Everyone is invited to attend a “come-and-go” retirement reception for Arletta Webster on April 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 102 Ag Hall. Arletta is retiring from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service after serving 12 years as Senior Financial Coordinator for Fiscal Affairs. Anyone who wishes to send a card or contribute money toward a gift may do so by sending to Peggy Armstrong, Extension Finance, 258 Ag Hall, by March 28. Please make checks payable to Ag Employees’ Fund and specify for Arletta Webster Retirement Fund on the memo line.

Name Change: Please make a note that Amy Armstrong, Washington County Extension Educator, is now listed as Amy Bull in the Personnel Directory. Her email has changed to abull@okstate.edu .

Reminder: March 31 is the date for the Oklahoma Beef Inc., bull sale. For more information, contact John Evans, Extension Animal Breeding Specialist at 405-744-6060 or jle@okstate.edu .

Congratulations to: Bart Cardwell, Kay County Extension Educator, and his wife, Judy, on the birth of their daughter, Abigail K. She was born February 28, weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Congratulations to: Marty New, Noble County Extension Educator, and his bride, Janette Nickell. They were married February 14 in Guthrie.

Condolences to: The family of Jerry Dennis, former County Extension Director in Johnston County. He passed away February 24. Funeral services were held February 27 at the Wapanucka School Gymnasium.

Condolences to: N.B. Thomas, retired State Cotton Specialist, on the death of his wife, Patricia Joan Thomas. She passed away February 27. Funeral services were held March 3 in Altus.

College Corner

Networking Workshop: CASNR Career Services is coordinating a Networking and Professionalism Workshop on March 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in 102 Ag Hall. Special guest speakers and CASNR Career Services staff will present information and facilitate discussion about professional dress, telephone etiquette, dining etiquette, and successful networking and business conversation strategies. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through simulated networking situations and dilemmas. Students must sign up in 136 Ag Hall by March 11. Students also may sign up via email at ajgaz@okstate.edu .

Awards Banquet: The CASNR Awards Banquet is slated April 4 in the Student Union Ballroom. A reception for freshmen will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Personnel Actions


Suzanne McNatt, Senior Financial Coordinator, Extension Finance, effective 2-28-03


Gloria J. King, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Beckham County, effective 2-25-03 (was Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)


None to report

Coming Events

March 11: Financial Champions (Pawnee)

March 11: Replenishing the Caregiver (Perry)

March 12-15: Kansas City Global Conference (Kansas City)

March 12: Microsoft Access Training (Enid)

March 13: Replenishing the Caregiver (Stillwater)

March 13: Microsoft Access Training (Woodward)

March 18: Southeast District OHCE Annual Meeting (Wewoka)

March 19: Master Naturalist – Basic Ecological Processes (Tulsa)

March 20: Southwest District OHCE Annual Meeting (Lawton)

March 20: Women-Specific Health Issues (Lawton)

March 25: Northeast District OHCE Annual Meeting (Afton)

March 27: Northwest District OHCE Annual Meeting (Guthrie)

March 28: Master Naturalist - Basic Ecological Processes (Oklahoma City)

March 29: Northwest District 4-H Meats Contest and Educational Day (Enid)

March 29: State 4-H Horse Hippology Contest (Stillwater)

March 31: Women's Health (Ardmore)

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