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Volume 16, Number 20
December 2, 2016



Retirement Party Slated for Green: After a 34-year career with Extension, Clara Green, Extension Administrative Support Specialist in Grady County, is set to retire. Please join the celebration Dec. 9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grady County Extension Office, 828 W. Choctaw, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Laverty Set to Retire: Following an Extension career that began in 1972 and covered several counties, Carol Laverty, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development Specialist, Harper County is retiring. A retirement reception to celebrate will take place Dec. 15 at the Harper County Extension Office, 1001 N. Hoy, Buffalo, Oklahoma, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Dec. 9 to Araine Cash at 580-735-2252, or via email at araine.cash@okstate.edu.


Horticulture Judging Contest Expanded: Starting next year, the identification part of the Horticulture Judging Contest will be expanded to include a new category, Turfgrasses and Weeds, as well as additional specimens in the other categories. The updated list is on the OSU Horticulture and Landscape Architecture webpage here. The contest occurs in the fall each year, in conjunction with other 4-H contests in Entomology, Agronomy, and Consumer Sciences. Junior and senior 4-H youth compete in horticulture identification and judging and then go over the correct answers before going on a tour of the OSU teaching greenhouses. Participants will conclude with a fun, hands-on activity. For more information, contact Shelley Mitchell at 405-744-5755.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • CR-2173 Economic Viability of Grain Sorghum and Corn as a Function of Irrigation Capacity
  • NREM-9214 Midges, Mosquitoes and Ponds
  • VTMD-3976 Controlling Common Internal Parasites of the Horse

Revised publications include:

  • E-958 Suggested Herbicides for Roadside Weed Problems

Congratulations to: Lani Vasconcellos, Southeast District Family and Consumer Sciences Program Specialist, on her marriage to Paul Williams. The couple were married Nov. 12. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Williams!

Condolences to: Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist, on the death of her mother. Jerrine “Jerry Reed passed away Nov. 18. Funeral services took place Nov. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gardner, Kansas.

Condolences to: Shannon Hill, Administrative Support Assistant in the Southeast District Extension Office, on the death of her father. George Heck passed away Nov. 20. Funeral services took place Nov. 25 at the First Baptist Church in Coalgate, Oklahoma. Cards may be sent to Shannon at 11895 County Road 1550, Ada, OK  74820.



    Debbie Sharp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Murray County, effective 11-10-16

    Title Changes/Transfers

    None to report


    None to report


    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Alfalfa County

    4-H Youth Development

    None at this time


    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Logan County

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

    Area Agricultural Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

    Internal Applicants Only

    Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Adair County

    Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Kay County


    December 5: Kids Helping Kids Registration Due (Stillwater)
    January 14: Air Pistol and Rifle FUN Shoot (Stillwater)
    January 17: In-service: Marketing/Communications Tips from Ag Communications Services (Adobe Connect)
    January 18: Canola College (Enid)
    January 21: Horses, Heifers, and Hounds (Stillwater)
    January 21: State 4-H Indoor Archery Contest (Stillwater)
    January 24: Northwest District Ag Educator In-service (Kay/Noble County Area)
    January 27: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    January 31: Career Ladder Training (Adobe Connect)
















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