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Vol. 7 – No. 23
November 15, 2007

Current Events

Holly-Day at the Garden: The OSU Botanical Garden is the setting for an upcoming holiday event. Holly-Day at the Garden will take place Dec. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a variety of demonstrations including holiday cooking, wreath making and indoor decorations. In addition, participants can stroll through the Oklahoma Gardening studio garden on a guided tour to see plants and structures that add beauty and interest to the garden during the winter months. Children are invited to take a walk through the garden and gather natural materials from various stations to make a craft project such as a pine cone bird feeder or a pine cone ornament. Children also will be able to decorate a sugar cookie. There is a suggested donation of $5 for an individual and $10 for a family. For an additional fee, participants may make a wreath or a door swag.


Changes Coming to the Centra System: Centra, DASNR’s web-based conferencing system will be upgraded and a new address installed on Nov. 16. Centra will move from a capacity of 165 concurrent users to approximately 1,000 concurrent users. The new address will be changed from http://centra.tamu.edu/main/oces to http://webconferencetamus.edu/main/oces . All past recordings and previously scheduled events will stay in the system under this new address. Aside from the capacity upgrade and address change there should be few other visible modifications. Please contact Dwayne Hunter at 405-744-5536 with questions concerning Centra.

New Fact Sheets Posted to Print on Demand: Several new publications have been added to Print on Demand as of Oct. 1.


AGEC-245 Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma-Part 1, by Clem Ward

AGEC-246 Cow-Calf Production Practices in Oklahoma-Part 2, by Clem Ward

AGEC-247 Costs and Benefits Associated with Preconditioning Calves, by Clem Ward

AGEC-560 Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle: Base Prices and Premiums-Discounts, by Clem Ward

AGEC-576 Fed Cattle Market Simulator Applications, by Clem Ward

AGEC-585 Cattle FeedersĀ¹ Marketing and Pricing Practices, by Clem Ward

AGEC-611 Extent and Value of Retail Beef Brands, by Clem Ward

AGEC-1006 Using Broadband and E-commerce to Enhance a Rural Retail Sales Store, by Brian Whitacre

ANSI-3684 Swine Showmanship, by Rusty Gosz

CR-969 Estimating 2007 Federal and State Income Taxes, by J.C. Hobbs


L-323 Understanding Your Irrigation Water Test Report, by Mike Kizer


E-999 Profile and Challenges of the Emerging Oklahoma Grape Industry, by Eric Stafne

Congratulations to: David Adams, Urban 4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, and his wife Jamie, on the birth of their daughter. Meleah Nicole was born Nov. 8. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and is 17 inches long.

Congratulations to: Nicole Nielson, CNEP Coordinator, Comanche County, and her husband Tommy, on the birth of their son. Cooper Michael was born Nov. 10. He weight 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Condolences to: Kevina Green, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Caddo County, on the death of her grandmother. Beatrice Chandler passed away Nov. 9.  Funeral services took place Nov. 13 in Paris, Tenn. Cards of sympathy may be sent to Kevina at the Caddo County Extension Office, 201 W. Oklahoma, Anadarko, OK  73005.



None to report

Title Changes/Transfers

Tommie M. James, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Bryan County, effective 12-3-07 (was in Choctaw County)


Patricia Hood, Administrative Assistant, Ag Conferences, effective 11-1-07

Sarah B. Sponsel, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washington County, effective 11-2-07


November 23-27: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, Georgia)

November 26-28: New Extension Educators’ Orientation (Stillwater)

November 29: Crossroads of America Agriculture Conference Series (Slaughterville)

December 1: Northwest District 4-H Share-The-Fun Contest (TBA)

December 1: Southeast District Horse Judging Clinic (TBA)

December 4: NW/SW Livestock In-Service Training (Clinton)

December 6: Crossroads of America Agriculture Conference Series (Norman)

December 7: Southwest District Holiday In-Service (Weatherford)

December 13: Oklahoma Cucurbit Vegetable Meeting (Chickasha)

December 13: Crossroads of America Agriculture Conference Series (Lexington)

January 9-13: Denver Western Roundup (Denver, Colo.)

January 12: 4-H Mall Day (Enid)

January 22-24: OCES Conference (Stillwater)

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