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Vol. 4 – No. 25
December 17, 2004


2004 a Successful Year for DASNR: 2004 has been an eventful year for Cooperative Extension and indeed, for all of DASNR!  We made huge strides in getting the initiative funded for enhancing field staff. Most of the positions are filled and this is an exciting time for OCES with an infusion of new talent and enthusiasm. Thanks to all of you for your commitment to the citizens of Oklahoma and to OSU.  I look forward to working with you in the coming year. Best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season and a great new year!

                                                                                                                                    D. C. Coston



Educational Leave and Fee Waiver Information Now Online: Information regarding educational leave and Faculty/Staff Fee Waivers is now available online at: http://intranet.okstate.edu/staff_development. At this site you will find the policy regarding faculty/staff fee waivers and educational leave. Educational leave request forms and instructions can be printed as needed. These forms will no longer be available at Ag Mailing.  Please destroy any educational leave forms that you currently have in your files. If you need the Faculty/Staff Fee Waiver you must contact Ag Mailing at 405-744-5823 to obtain a copy. If you have any questions about educational leave forms or tuition fee waivers call Joyce Martin at 405-744-7969.

Congratulations to: Melinda Evett, Senior Secretary, Cleveland County, on the birth of her son, Logan Duane Duke. He was born December 14, weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He joins big brother Bryce.

Condolences to: The family of Bill Ashburn, longtime supporter of Extension, who passed away December 11. Funeral services were held today, December 17 at the Grace United Methodist Church, 6313 N. Tulsa St., Oklahoma City. Bill resided in Oklahoma County and was an active member of the County Advisory Committee, a longtime member of the District Advisory Council and was elected to the State Advisory Council in May 1999.  He also helped with the Listening Sessions held in 2002/2003. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Bill (Velma) Ashburn, P.O. Box 721547, Oklahoma City, OK  73172.

Condolences to: The family of Lucille Clark, longtime Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences. She passed away December 15. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., December 18 at the Tishomingo Methodist Church, 202 N. Neshoba in Tishomingo. Lucille began her employment with Extension in 1936 in Latimer County and worked in McCurtain, Seminole, and Hughes counties before being promoted to a housing specialist. She retired in 1976 but is well remembered as the person who has attended most of the OEAFCS state meetings since 1940.



Dr. Craig McKinley, Forestry Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist recently received the Oklahoma Division - Society of American Foresters "2004 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award".



Jamie M. Mundy, Coordinator, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Delaware County, effective 11-22-04

 Aarika D. Holt, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciiences/4-H Youth Development, Nowata County, effective 12-6-04 

Mitzi R. Pate, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciiences/4-H Youth Development, Jackson County, effective 12-6-04

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report


Rita Pine, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Pottawatomie County, effective 11-30-04

 James A. Friesen, Applications Engineer, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 1-3-05

 Sarah C. True, Assistant Extension Specialist,, Agricultural Economics, effective 1-3-05

 Sarah J. Miracle, Extension Educator, CNEP Coordinator, Pontotoc County, effective 1-14-05


December 21: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies – Units 1,2,3 In-Service (Stillwater)

January 5-10: Denver Western Roundup (Denver, Colo.)

January 10-14: Using Prescribed Fire (Stillwater)

January 11: Extension Administrative Group (Stillwater)

January 11-12: 5th Annual Oklahoma/Arkansas Turfgrass Short Course (Little Rock, Ark.)

January 12: Alternative Agricultural Conference (Chickasha)

January 19: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

January 20: Strengthening Programs to Reach Diverse Audiences (TBA)

January 24-28: Using Prescribed Fire (Stillwater)

January 25: 4-H Club Management Service (Oklahoma City)

January 29: Southwest District Volunteers Conference (Lawton)

January 31-Feb. 1: Southeast District FCS In-Service (Durant)

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