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 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020 

COVID-19 shows importance of emergency financial plans

STILLWATER, Okla. – The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the importance of financial management and emergency savings accounts, said Cindy Clampet, assistant family resource management specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension. It...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 5, 2020 

Immune system tips offered

STILLWATER, Okla. – While medical researchers worldwide race to develop a cure for COVID-19, people can work to strengthen their immune systems and stay as healthy as possible, said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Extension nutrition...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 29, 2020

Family members with coronavirus should be isolated at home

STILLWATER, Okla. – As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise across the state, people must educate themselves about the symptoms and how to prevent the virus’ spread in their own homes, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extens...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 29, 2020

Giving overlooked canned foods new life

STILLWATER, Okla. – Not all Oklahomans were able to get to grocery stores to stock up on favorite foods in preparation for home quarantines ahead of COVID-19. Budgets and opportunities likely feel even more constrained now with announced business...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 29, 2020

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

STILLWATER, Okla. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are rethinking how they disinfect the surfaces in their homes and workspaces. Based on what currently is known about the novel coronavirus, it could remain viable on surfaces for...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 27, 2020

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – Stocking up on essential groceries and other supplies as the COVID-19 virus threat spreads across the country will require consumers to rely on their storm season preparedness skills, but for a longer period of time....

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    March 22, 2020

Shopping for food safely during coronavirus pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – Stocking up on essential groceries and other supplies as the COVID-19 virus threat spreads across the county will require consumers to rely on their storm season preparedness skills, but for a longer period of time. Undoubtedly,...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 11, 2019

Oklahoma 4-H celebrates 98th State 4-H Roundup

Oklahoma State University gave way to the traditional color of orange in favor of green recently as 4-H'ers from across the state arrived on campus for the 98th State 4-H Roundup. This year's theme...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    July 7, 2019

4-H Volunteers Gather for Annual Conference

There was a S.U.R.G.E. of energy on the Oklahoma State University campus recently as a group of dedicated 4-H parents and volunteers gathered for the annual 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference. The theme...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 9, 2019

4-H'ers gain knowledge of how Oklahoma government works

The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development program is well known for providing hands-on learning experiences for its members. Recently, a group of 4-H'ers spent the day at the Oklahoma Capitol Building... Full story

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 5, 2019

Oklahoma Home and Community Education celebrates service to communities statewide

With nearly 3,500 members statewide, the Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc., organization continues to make a positive impact on residents and helps them live their best lives through...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    April 21, 2019

Ranch tour slated in northwest Oklahoma

Oklahomans interested in learning more about the ranching industry and touring some of the most progressive ranches in the state should make plans to take part in the two-day Oklahoma State Ranch Tour. The tours will take place June 5 at McMurphy... Full story

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    December 9, 2018

Oklahoma 4-H delegation returns from National 4-H Congress

There was not any time for Black Friday shopping for a group of Oklahoma 4-H'ers. Instead, this group spent their Thanksgiving break, plus a couple of days, taking part in the 98th National 4-H Congre...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    August 4, 2017

Gardeners must take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses

STILLWATER, Okla. – It takes standing outside only a short time to get the full effect of the summer season. While many gardeners enjoy their time in the garden, extreme temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    July 30, 2017

OHCE members gain new ideas at 82nd annual state meeting

Nearly 270 Oklahoma Home and Community Education members from across the state gathered recently in Oklahoma City for the group's annual statewide meeting. Those attending from Woods County included...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    July 9, 2017

Oklahoma 4-H'ers make trek to Washington, D.C.

What is the result when combining enthusiastic youth, adventure-ready adults, more than 3,000 highway miles and an opportunity for a selfie in front of the White House? Citizenship Washington Focus 20...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 18, 2017

Woods County 4-H'er selected as new State 4-H Ambassador

A group of 4-H club members from around the state have a new opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills as they begin serving as State 4-H ambassadors. Austin Rankin, a member of the Waynoka...

 By Trisha Gedon    Local    May 7, 2017

Club members share impact of 4-H with state legislators

When driving in downtown Oklahoma City, one of the buildings dotting the landscape is the Capitol Building. While most people simply drive by, a group of Oklahoma 4-H'ers recently spent the day there...


Woods County 4-H'er selected as Healthy Living Youth Ambassador

A group of Oklahoma 4-H'ers will soon be making the trek to Washington, D.C., to represent the state and the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program as Healthy Living Youth Ambassadors as they take par...


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