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Volume 13, Number 6

March 22, 2013



 Workshop Presenters Still Needed for 4-H Roundup: July 24-26 marks the 92nd State 4-H Roundup at OSU. The State 4-H Office and the Roundup committee continue to look for people to present educational workshops to youth ages 13-19. The workshops need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat, and age appropriate. 4-H Roundup is an excellent recruitment tool for OSU. Tracy Beck, Events and Activities Coordinator in the State 4-H Office, said surveys have shown the majority of 4-H’ers attend OSU because of their positive experiences as a Roundup delegate. Her goal is to have at least one workshop from every department within DASNR. Please contact Beck at 405-744-8891 if you have questions or need additional information.


Condolences to: Radonna Sawatzky, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Custer County, on the death of her father. Jimmie McPhearson passed away March 20. Funeral services will take place tomorrow, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ, 1701 Pine St., Weatherford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Church of Christ Building Account. Cards may be sent to Radonna and her family at the Custer County Extension Office, Box 170, Courthouse, Arapaho, OK  73620.



Congratulations to: Donna Curry, 4-H volunteer leader in Pittsburg County, who was recently recognized as the southern region recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Regional 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Program award. As a regional recipient, Curry received $200 to be donated to the 4-H program of her choice, along with a $400 travel scholarship to attend the Regional Volunteer Forum.




Overall Wins Award: Lisa Overall, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, won the John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award for the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Each year the award is given to an outstanding graduate student from each branch of the ESA.  Overall will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the annual meeting of the ESA in Austin, Tex., a $100 cash prize, and a certificate.  She is studying under the direction of Eric Rebek, State Extension Specialist for horticultural insects.





Malarie Gotcher, Extension Associate, Horticulture/Landscape Architecture, effective 2-26-13

Loren Sizelove, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Beaver County, effective 3-29-13


Title Changes/Transfers

Sonya McDaniel, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Pottawatomie County, effective 3-7-13 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Pottawatomie County)

Brenda Brantley, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Payne County, effective 4-1-13 (was: Extension Secretary, Comanche County)

Lynn Null, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Comanche County, effective 4-1-13 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Jackson County) 



None to report



March 22: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Perry)
March 26: Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit (McAlester)
March 27: Entomology and Plant Pathology In-Service (Ada)
March 28: Individual Pathways to Aging (Centra)
March 28: Entomology and Plant Pathology In-Service (Enid)
March 28: Canola College (Enid)
March 29: 4-H STEM Community Action Teams: A Revolution of Responsibility (Centra)
April 1: Bed Bugs (Stillwater)
April 2: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
April 2: Health Care Reform Update (Okmulgee)
April 3: Community Snapshots: Health Edition (Norman)
April 3: Early Season Cotton, Weed, Insect, and Crop Management (TBA)
April 3: Monthly Home Energy Information (Centra)
April 3-4: Beef Cattle Hands-On and Research Tour (Stillwater)
April 4: Tractor Safety, Community Lead Instructor Training (Norman)
April 5: CASNR Week Golf Tournament (Stillwater)
April 9: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
April 9: Southeast District 4-H Livestock and Entomology Project Training (Tishomingo)
April 10: Issues in Energy Development: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas (Stillwater)
April 10: Nutrition Basics: Lactation (Centra)
April 11: Entrepreneur Communities, Part 1: What Are They? (Centra)
April 12: Cooperative Conversations, Excel 2010 – Basic Spreadsheets (Centra)
April 13: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 16-17: Northeast District Ag In-Service (Gore)
April 17: April Horticulture Update (Centra)
April 18: 2013 4-H Curriculum In-Service (Stillwater)
April 22-24: OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp (Tishomingo)
April 24-25: Team Building and Leadership Using Low Element Challenge Activities (Stillwater)
April 24-26: OEAFCS Conference (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Brain Wise, 10 Ways to Stop and Think (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Building Entrepreneur Communities, Part II: How Do You Build It? (Centra)
April 30: OK Youth Beef Quality Assurance (Okemah)


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