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Vol. 3 – No. 6
March 21, 2003

Current Events

Early Retirement Incentive Update: Final approval for federal early retirement authorization has not been received. We remain in contact with the CSREES person assigned to our request. He remains optimistic that approval is forthcoming. Meanwhile, it is now clear that we must adjust the date by which persons wishing to take early retirement must notify Sue Bonner’s office. We will set that date as soon as federal approval is received.

OEAFCS Annual Meeting: The annual OEAFCS meeting will take place in Norman on April 9-11. The event will be held at the Villager Inn, 1200 24th Street. All OEAFSC members should have received
registration letters by now. The deadline for registration is next Friday, March 28. Please be sure to wear your OSU nametag. For more information contact Micah Treadwell, Tillman County Extension Educator, at 580-335-2515.


National Certification: Several extension educators recently earned the Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences Credential from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. This certification provides assurance to others that these extension educators have the current knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional practice in family and consumer sciences and is recognized nationwide. Extension educators earning the certification include Karen Armbruster, Woods County; Melanie Clark, McIntosh County; Brenda Gandy, Garfield County; Arlene James, Texas County; Janna Kelley, Pontotoc County; Gloria King, Beckham County; Ranel Lasley, Caddo County; Carol Laverty, Harper County; Brenda Medlock, Kiowa County; Brenda Miller, Okmulgee County; Gena Mobly-Alexander, Marshall County; Radonna Sawatsky, Custer County; and Pam Varner, Cotton County.

Maples Earns Credential: Jan Maples, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Okfuskee County, recently earned the Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) credential from the National Council on Family Relations. This certification recognizes that she has the skill and knowledge to enrich individual and family life through areas such as interpersonal relationships, human sexuality, family resource management, and parent education.

Summer Classes Offered: The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications & 4-H Youth Development announces several graduate classes offered this summer. The courses include:
1. AGED 5202.211 Grantseeking (CID#13258) will be offered MWF 1:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. from May 19 to June 6.
2. AGED 5990.211 Volunteer Leader Development (CID#13259) will be offered M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May 19-23.
3. AGED 5863.231 Methods of Technology Change (CID#13255) will be offered M-Th 8:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. June 9 to July 4.
For more information about these or other courses, please contact Bonnie Milby at 405-744-5129.

Wrong Number: Please make note in the 2003 Personnel Directory that Janice Cranor’s telephone number in the alphabetical listing on page 44 should be listed as 918-287-4170.

Oklahoma Litter Market: The Oklahoma Litter Market is designed to help buyers connect with sellers to move litter out of nutrient-sensitive watersheds to places where it is needed. Extension educators with agricultural responsibilities are encouraged to spread the word about the Oklahoma Litter Market and its website. The address is http://www.ok-littermarket.org . The website provides a listing of sellers, buyers, and haulers. There are two ways to join the Oklahoma Litter Market: 1. Use the website; or 2. Call the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s Litter Hotline at 1-800-583-7131. The Litter Market website and the free soil test were advertised in the March issue of the Farmer-Stockman, so Extension Educators may start receiving calls about this issue.

Congratulations to: Jennifer Sconyers, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services, and Christian Adsit. They were married on March 8 in Yale.

Congratulations to: Tim Propst, Extension Engineer, and his wife, Rebecca, on the birth of their son, Colby Tait. He was born March 9, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Colby is welcomed home by big brother Dillon.

Condolences to: Robert Oehrtman, Professor, Agricultural Economics, on the death of his wife, Anne. She passed away March 15. A reception and celebration of Anne’s life will take place on Saturday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. This public celebration will be in the small fellowship hall of the First Christian Church in Stillwater.

College Corner

Work is Nearly Complete: The computer labs in 226 Ag Hall and 126 Animal Science have been completed. Some detail work remains but classes are underway. Workstations are being installed with start-up as soon as possible thereafter. New chairs have been ordered to replace the existing chairs in 105 and 226 Ag Hall.

Transfer Days: April 10 and 11 have been scheduled for Transfer Days 2003. This is the earliest opportunity for transfer students entering OSU for the summer and/or fall semesters to enroll. CASNR is anticipating a large number of students to enroll during this two-day program.

Personnel Actions


None to report


None to report


Yolanda P. Campbell, Extension Educator, Special Projects, Muskogee County, effective 3-11-03


Coming Events

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)

April 3: Core Curriculum: Age Related Physical Changes in Older Adults (Stillwater)

April 3: Age Related Physical Changes in Older Adults and Living with Arthritis (Stillwater)

April 3-4: OHCE Board of Directors and Award Book Evaluation Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 4: 4-H Livestock Project Leader Development (Stillwater)

April 4: Diabetes – Addressing the Young and Elderly

April 5: Farm Safety Day Camp (Enid)

April 5: OSU Animal Science Department Banquet (Stillwater)

April 8: Hispanic Culture and Food/Food and Nutrition (Oklahoma City)

April 8: Regional Ag in the Classroom Training (Canadian County-TBA)

April 8: Replenishing the Caregiver (Enid)

April 9: The Role of Extension Educators in Oklahoma Water Controversies (Stillwater)

April 9: Microsoft Outlook Training (Enid)

April 9: Family Resiliency Impact Team (Norman)

April 9-11: OEAFCS State Meeting (Norman)

April 10: Parent University (Mangum)

April 11-12 Southeast District Omniplex Lock-In (Oklahoma City)

April 12: State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 15: Role and Use of Pasture Legumes in Eastern Oklahoma (Eastern Research Station)

April 16: Northwest District 4-H Youth Program In-Service Update (Woodward)

April 17: Southeast District 4-H Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 17: Southeast District “Oklahoma Volunteer Management System Update” and “Introduction of Oklahoma Club Management System” (Ada)

April 18: Master Naturalist – Urban Ecosystems (Tulsa)

April 19: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 22: 4-H Wonderwise (Watonga)

April 22: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 23: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 24: 4-H Wonderwise (Okemah)

April 24: Home Canning Techniques (Watonga)

April 25: Master Naturalist – Urban Ecosystems (Oklahoma City)

April 25-26: 4-H Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

April 25-26: Shooting Sports Certification Training (Stillwater)

April 26: Animal Science CDE Judging Contest (formerly FFA Interscholastics) (Stillwater)

April 26: State 4-H Meats Judging Contest and ID Contest (Stillwater)

April 26: State Land Judging Contest (Stillwater)

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