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Volume 13, Number 9

May 3, 2013



State 4-H Roundup Registration Deadline: State 4-H Roundup is just around the corner. Slated July 24-26 on the OSU-Stillwater campus, please take note of the 5:00 p.m. June 21 registration deadline. Below is some information regarding 4-H Roundup. Roundup registration information and forms have been posted to the 4-H Website here.  Due to delayed campus mail delivery, registration that is mailed must be postmarked by June 17. Counties whose registration fails to meet this deadline may not be accepted. If they are accepted, they will be assessed an additional $10 fee per delegate. This is a VERY FIRM deadline!

  • Roundup registration forms are entered  in the order they are received! To make sure your delegates get the workshops they want, please send early!
  • Wednesday lunch will be on your own. No meal will be provided in the Dining Hall.
  • Registration times will be Tues., July 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Wed., July 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Counties will be REQUIRED to bring a corresponding chaperone for each gender of youth they bring. If the county has male delegates, it must bring a male chaperone. If a county has female delegates, it must bring a female chaperone.
  • Groups may choose to stay in either Kerr Drummond or the Village Suites again this year. Registration cost will be based upon that choice ($111 for Kerr Drummond and $125 for Village Suites). Counties must choose only one housing location (i.e., cannot split group). Note: Res Life will do housing assignments for the Villages. Therefore, we cannot guarantee location, who you are next to, etc.
  • Beds in the suites are full size. Beds in Kerr Drummond are XL twin.
  • There will be a Partial Linen Service option offered for $5 per person per night. This charge will not be included in registration; however, reservations must be made in advance. If you choose this option, you will pay Residential Life upon arrival, and it must be for your ENTIRE group. Partial Linen Service means that Residential Life will provide linen packets at the end of each bed, and the delegates make up their own beds. Linens included are sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, and a bar of soap for the duration of the camp.
  • The cost for Tuesday Night Out is $21 for Kerr Drummond and $28 for the Village Suites. This does not include linens. To make arrangements for Tuesday Night Out, please call Residential Life at 405-744-4771 before July 12. Payment must be made by check upon arrival. They are no longer able to accept cash. Checks need to be made payable to OSU. Make sure to ask for a receipt.

If you have questions, please contact Tracy Beck at 405-744-8891.


Garden Ambassadors Recognized for 20 Years of Service: Wyche Murphy, Lynn Hughes, and Olen Thomas were recognized recently for their combined 60 years of service as Ambassadors for The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. With the inception of the Ambassador Program 20 years ago in 1992, the trio each has dedicated 20 years of faithful service to The Botanic Garden at OSU and the Oklahoma Gardening studio garden. Their dedication, time, and resources in promoting and making The Botanic Garden an outstanding garden for Stillwater, OSU, and the state of Oklahoma is greatly appreciated.

New Address: The Rogers County Extension Office is now open in the new courthouse. The address is 200 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd., Claremore, OK  74017. Phone and fax, respectively, are 918-923-4958 and 918-923-4511.

Congratulations to: Danielle Wells, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Carter County, and her husband, Robert, on the birth of their daughter. Erin Sean was born April 15, weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Emily.

Congratulations to: Joshua Keele, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grant County, and his wife Sara, on the birth of their daughter. Elizabeth Marie was born April 22, weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Condolences to: Ronnie George, retired district extension director, on the death of his mother. Readeece George passed away April 18. Funeral services took place April 22 at the Bradley Belltower Chapel in Muskogee. Cards may be sent to Ronnie and his wife, Patty, at 401 South 13th St., Muskogee, OK  74401.

Condolences to: The family of William “Bill” Whitenton, former Rogers County CED. He passed away April 28 at the age of 98. Funeral services took place May 1 at the First Presbyterian Church in Claremore.



Lively Receives FCCLA Award: Congratulations to Cheryl Lively, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Greer County, for her recent State FCCLA Award. She was one of two recipients of the Oklahoma FCCLA Honorary Alumni Award. Cheryl received her award at the 67th Annual Oklahoma FCCLA State Convention held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The award was given in recognition of outstanding service to the state Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.




None to report

Title Changes/Transfers

 J.J. Jones, Area Agricultural Economics Specialist, and Interim CED, Murray County, effective 4-15-13 (was: Area Agricultural Economics Specialist)

Tom Manske, 4-H Foundation Development Manager, effective 5-20-13 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County)


Chad Godsey, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, effective 5-3-13

Kourtney Coats, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Lincoln County, effective 6-13-13



May 4: Building a Fairy Garden – The Botanic Garden Kids Look, Learn, See Them Grow Series (Stillwater)
May 7: Composting and Rain Water Harvesting (Norman)
May 8: Economics Development – What is Extension’s Role? (Norman)

May 8: Food Safety Workshop (Rose)
May 9: Finance Issue Team Core Training (Stillwater)
May 10: USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Field Day (El Reno)
May 10: Cooperative Conversation, Excel 2010 – Advanced Spreadsheets and Data (Centra)
May 13: Youth Entrepreneur Building a Pipeline (Centra)
May 14: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
May 14: Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamily Formation (Arapaho)
May 14: Soil Treatment of Key Contaminants in Agricultural and Domestic Wastewater (Online)
May 15: May Horticulture Update (Centra)
May 15: Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A) Curriculum (Stillwater)
May 16: Oklahoma AgrAbility: Promoting Success in Agriculture for Farmers, Ranchers, and Families Experiencing Injury, Illness, or Disabling Conditions (Oklahoma City)
May 21: Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamily Formation (Okmulgee)
May 21: Community Snapshots: Health Edition (Norman)
May 22: Economics and Resource Management for Forest Landowners (Idabel)
May 28-29: Leisure Education for 4-H Camps and Workshops (Stillwater)
June 1: LID Field Trip (Red Rock)
June 3: Advanced Cow Camp (Muskogee)
June 4: Current Challenges in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Stillwater)
June 5: Monthly Home Energy Info (Centra)
June 6: Plant Tissue Testing and Forage Quality Analysis (Online)
June 6: Entrepreneur Communities Series: Program Evaluation (Centra)
June 7: Cooperative Conversation: Tables for Extension – Which to Choose? (Centra)
June 12: June Horticulture Update (Centra)
June 12: Beef Improvement Federation Annual Meeting and Research Symposium (Oklahoma City)
June 13-14: State Master Gardener Continuing Education Conference (El Reno)
June 13-23: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
June 14: 4-H Field Day at OSU Vet School (Stillwater)
June 14: Disaster Recovery with Focus on Finance (Centra)
June 20: 4-H Community Action Program/STEM Institute 1 (Stillwater)
June 20-22: State 4-H Horse Show (Shawnee)

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