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Vol. 11 – No. 1
January 14, 2011

CURRENT EVENTS

Speaker Slated Jan. 26: OSU's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is hosting a speaker Jan. 26. Blake Newton, 4-H Entomology Specialist at the University of Kentucky, will present “4-H Entomology, Watch it Grow.” He will be detailing the highly successful 4-H Entomology Program at UK. The event will take place in room 207 of the NRC at 3:15 p.m.

Turfgrass and Landscape Management Workshop: A one-day Turfgrass and Landscape Management Workshop is slated Feb. 4 at Murray State College in Tishomingo. This is a cooperative effort among county, area and state Extension Educators and is designed to benefit turfgrass and landscape managers in lawn, parks, grounds, athletic field and golf course care. The course will emphasize sound research-based fundamentals in turf and landscape management for Oklahoma. Registration fee is $35 and is due by Feb. 1. To register please call 580-371-9533.

Announcements

Condolences to: Jim Stiegler, retired department head, Plant and Soil Sciences, and his wife, Connie, on the death of their son and daughter-in-law. Chris and Jennifer Stiegler passed away Dec. 24, 2010. Funeral services for the couple took place Jan. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater. Memorials may be made to a fund established for the couple's daughter, nine-month old Emily Grace Stiegler, c/o Citizens State Bank, 4611 W. 6th St., Stillwater, OK  74074, or c/o the OSU Foundation, 368 Ag Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK  74078. Condolences may be sent to Jim and Connie at 1005 S. Shumard Dr., Stillwater, OK  74074.

Condolences to: Mary Nowlin, Extension Senior Secretary, Dewey County, on the death of her mother. Lola Ruth Hanson passed away Dec. 24, 2010.  Funeral services took place Dec. 28, 2010.  Condolences may be sent to Mary at P.O. Box 3, Thomas, OK  73669

Condolences to: Denise Menke, Extension Senior Secretary, Carter County, on the death of her father. Melvin Vernon passed away Dec. 25, 2010.  Funeral services took place Dec. 28, 2010. Condolences may be sent to Denise at 16 Sandy Lane Drive, Ardmore, OK  73401.

Condolences to: Tom Peeper, Professor, Weed Control and Small Grains, Plant and Soil Sciences, and his wife, Marilyn, on the death of his mother-in-law. Lena Graumann passed away Dec. 29, 2010. Graveside services took place Jan. 3 in Granite.

Condolences to: Dee Cooper, Northwest District Extension Director, on the death of his father. Charles J. Cooper passed away Dec. 30, 2010. Funeral services took place Jan. 4 in Casa Grande, Ariz. Condolences may be sent to Dee at Route 1, Box 263 B, Ringwood, OK  73768.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

None to report

Title Changes

Charlotte Richert, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Tulsa County, effective date 12-1-10. (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)

Janelle Maples, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Okfuskee County, effective 1-1-11 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development)

Separations

Mickey Hoeltzel, Computer Specialist, DASNR Technology and Support, effective 12-9-10

Debra L. Walters, Extension Educator, CNEP Area Coordinator, Pittsburg County, effective 1-18-11

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 20-21: Statewide 4-H/FCS In-Service (Stillwater)
January 26: Northwest District Livestock Judging Contest (Enid)
January 29: Southwest District 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference (Lawton)
January 29: Southwest District 4-H Speech Contest (Lawton)
February 4: Turfgrass and Landscape Maintenance Program (Tishomingo)
February 5: Horse Topic Communication Contests (Stillwater)
February 12: Southeast District Share The Fun (Wetumka)
February 19: OSU Horse Judging School (Stillwater)

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