OSU Extension Presents Early Spring Roundup Program . .

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The annual Early Spring Roundup program, presented by the Carter, Jefferson, Love, and Marshall County OSU Extension offices, and hosted by the Red River Livestock Auction, is just around the corner. For those who are unfamiliar, the program consists of three sessions, held on successive Monday evenings, with nightly door prizes and a Grand Prize drawing for a Lincoln 225 Welder/Generator. To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing, you must attend all three sessions.

The program agenda is as follows:

 

6 pm Monday, Jan. 29

  • Meal sponsored by Stillwater Milling Co.
  • Supplementing/Substituting Limited Wheat Pasture Availability; David Lalman, OSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
  • Techniques for the Judicious Use of Antibiotics; Dr. Elizabeth Geidt, OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

 

6 pm Monday, Feb. 5

  • Meal sponsored by Oklahoma Ag Credit
  • Oklahoma Fencing Laws; Shannon Ferrell, Assoc. Prof. for Agricultural Law, OSU Ag. Econ. Dept.
  • Clostridial Diseases: ID, Prevention, and Treatment; Barry Whitworth, DVM, OSU Extension Area Food/Animal Quality & Health Specialist
  • Farm Service Agency Updates; Ila Anderson, Carter/Love FSA Executive Directo

 

6 pm Monday, Feb. 12

  • Meal sponsored by Martindale Feed Mill
  • NAFTA Developments & Cattle Market Outlook; Derrell Peel, OSU Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
  • Coral and Facility Design; Chris Stansberry, Station Superintendent, OSU Beef Cattle Research Range
  • NRCS Updates; Warren Sanders, Love/Carter NRCS District Conservationist
  • Grand Prize Drawing

 

Registration is $25/person, which covers all three sessions. If you register prior to the first session, we have a special “Early Bird” drawing for a Stihl MS170 chainsaw, donated by Petit Machinery, 3-100 dose packs of Synovex C implants donated by Zoetis Animal Health, and a Brute ice chest donated by Multi-Min 90!

We appreciate our gracious Sponsors and their support, which includes MultiMin USA,

McKay Ag Services, Oklahoma Ag Credit, American Nation Bank, First United Bank of Madill, First Bank & Trust Company, Carter County Cattlemen’s Association, Red River Valley Rural Electric Association, Love/Marshall County Cattlemen’s Association, Love County Farm Bureau – Sam Barrick, Agent, and the First National Bank & Trust Company of Ardmore

Come join us, and bring a friend!

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Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Citizen science program needs your help observing the weather!

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Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across Oklahoma. The grassroots effort is part of a growing national network of observers with the goal of providing a high density precipitation network that will supplement existing observations such as those collected by the Oklahoma Mesonet.

Scientists in Colorado created CoCoRaHS in 1998 in response to a devastating flash flood that occurred in Ft. Collins, Colorado. In July of 1997, a thunderstorm produced about a foot of rain in only a few hours, while other portions of the city received only modest rainfall. The resulting flooding caught some by surprise, so CoCoRaHS was developed to better observe these localized extreme precipitation events. As more volunteers participated across the country, rain, snow, and hail maps were produced for every storm. These maps showed fascinating local patterns that were of great interest to scientists, decision makers, and the public.

In Oklahoma, we are no stranger to severe weather. In the past few years alone, the state has experienced record flooding, damaging hail, drought, and ice storms. More volunteer observers are needed to accurately map these extreme events as well as the day-to-day precipitation patterns across the state. In addition to reporting precipitation, observers now have the option to report drought impacts and these important observations are included into the National Integrated Drought Information System.

Participating in CoCoRaHS is fun and easy and thousands of volunteers—young and old—are documenting the size, intensity, and duration of storms across the country. The process only takes a few minutes and the data are immediately accessible online to everyone including the National Weather Service, water managers, agricultural groups, and the public. For more information about CoCoRaHS or if you are interested in participating, please visit www.cocorahs.org.

New Business in Waurika

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London-Keo is the owner of Waurika’s newest business on Main street—Daylight Donuts. 

They are open early in the morning until noon each day.

They have a wide variety of donuts, Croissants, Breakfast Burritos and Biscuits. 

Award-winning area artist won’t give up day job

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For one Sulphur resident, the downside of being a “starving artist” is just that – the potential for starvation. It is for this reason that Chickasaw artist Steve Adamietz has no plans to give up his day job despite the fact he produces and sells award winning pieces.

Adamietz and over 100 other Native American artists will be presenting their works at the Artesian Arts Festival May 26 in Sulphur.

When Adamietz is not fulfilling his duties as a quality manager at DDB Unlimited in Pauls Valley, he is busy creating beadwork originated by his ancestors from whom he draws inspiration.

“Beading was just one of the ways our ancestors used to tell stories,” Adamietz said.

“I was always artistic and I started seeing my drawings in beads and thought it would look really nice if I could combine my beadwork with my drawing skills. I started seeing pictures of things done in beadwork in my head,” he said.

Adamietz started with simple geometric patterns which soon drew the approval of family members. “I liked to make my mom and family beaded jewelry such as earrings and bracelets. The pieces kept getting bigger and more elaborate. The more I learned, the more creative I got with my work.”

He says his mother, Paula Byers, travels the powwow circuit where she sells her son’s art as well as her own Native American wares.

Animals are some of his favorite subjects. “I did one of a white dog that was 12 inches in diameter, he said. “I’ve done some of a Chickasaw horse, an eagle and falcons.

“The longest piece I’ve worked on was a southeastern red wolf. It was a huge piece that took me nine months to complete.”

People can also be subjects. One such is a portrait of Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby that now hangs in the Chickasaw Nation museum in Ada, Oklahoma.

The 44-year-old Adamietz says he has friends whose only income is derived from their art; but he doesn’t think the romantic notion of a “starving artist” fits his overall plan. “They’re a little bit older than me and probably retired and I think it’s great for them.

“My concern is for my 401K,” he laughs. “I’m working on a 15-year-plan right now and that doesn’t include quitting my job.”

For Adamietz, participating in the Artesian Arts Festival is a way of sharing his Chickasaw culture, connecting with others and comparing notes.

“I’m going there to show a piece of my culture and share with my fellow Chickasaw and other southeastern artists, and with any other type of art aficionado that appreciates southeastern American Indian artwork.”

That, and compete for all-important prize money, which he says benefits artists and patrons alike.

“Prize money helps keep artists from starving,” he said. “It brings out the better artists; the more skilled.”

This, in turn, is a plus for Native American art lovers because, he says, it brings in a high quality of artwork for them to peruse.

We’d Sooner Be in Aviation & Aerospace, Please!

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(Oklahoma Aviation & Aerospace Industry Ascends to Capitol during Advocacy Day)

 OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the hundred-year-old building was undergoing a major renovation complete with construction workers and heavy equipment and state lawmakers were experiencing possibly the most contentious session since statehood, the building and legislators came to a positive pause for a few hours to celebrate the robust aviation and aerospace community in Oklahoma.  The morning began with rolling carts, the clicking of dress shoes on stony marble, and the chatter of excitement as over sixty statewide and national exhibitors made their own personal land run for a place on the fourth and second floor rotundas.

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has for many years, more on than off, hosted an aviation and aerospace advocacy day at the State Capitol during the regular session of the Oklahoma State Legislature. The day was newly branded as “AERO Oklahoma” Aviation & Aerospace Advocacy Day.  This year, the ten-person independent state agency, with no fear of construction or chaos, took on an innovative challenge expanding the program from one floor to four, tripling the number of exhibitors to 65, all while hosting a community-partner catered lunch that fed over 350 legislators, exhibitors and special guests. Simultaneously, two industry groups visited with over 30 legislators and the Speaker of the House, advocating not only for aerospace company interests, but also for the preservation and development of the state airport system.

The purpose of the event was, and in the future will be, to recognize Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry as a vital economic engine for the state. As Oklahoma’s second largest industry, aviation has a significant impact on the lives of citizens. The event was a unique opportunity for Oklahoma military, aerospace companies, private and commercial pilots, airport managers, municipal officials, drone pilots, educators, flying clubs, and the many users of the Oklahoma Airport System to meet one-on-one with state legislators and other elected officials to remind them of Oklahoma’s strong aviation heritage and show them firsthand how the industry continues to solidify the state as a worldwide leader in aviation, aerospace, and aerospace and defense.

Prior to the start of the event, during morning legislative proceedings, exhibitors and attendees were recognized in the gallery by State Senator Paul Rosino, District 45, on behalf of his colleagues in the Oklahoma State Senate.  Then, with the sound of the “Governor’s Own” 145th Army Band brass section playing Oklahoma, exhibit booths opened mid-morning with attendees eager to hear the official address from Governor Mary Fallin as she welcomed the large crowd with remarks about the Aviation & Aerospace industry producing just under $44B in annual economic activity, supporting 206,000 jobs totaling an $11.7B payroll.  Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, then spoke regarding the impact of military aviation with a $19.3B annual economic activity at the bases and installations in the state.

Late morning, among the Greco-Roman architecture on the Great Rotunda, the conclusion of formality was traded for intermittent laughter as children played with digital flight simulators and business men and women visited with one another and lawmakers about their role in the aerospace industry. Common sights were wide-eyed persons of all ages checking out detailed model aircraft and placing trinket-sized planes in their pockets. From colleges to airport consultants, if one had a booth on the rotunda that day, it would soon become the envy of marketing directors and corporate leaders across the state, if not the nation.

Presented by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in the spirit of aviation advancement with the Oklahoma Pilots Association, their community partners were American Airlines, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), AAR, CEC, Stillwater Regional Airport, and Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.

Many of the state’s top aerospace entities participated in AERO Oklahoma, including from Oklahoma City: AAR Aircraft Services; Field Aerospace; Northrop Grumman; Dow Aero; Oklahoma City Airport Authority, the Oklahoma Air National Guard and Tinker Air Force Base (OKC Air Force Sustainment Center). Participating from Tulsa was American Airlines; BizJet International, NORDAM, FlightSafety International and Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust.

Other exhibitors included: the 99s Museum of Women Pilots; Oklahoma City Chapter of 99s; Acorn Growth Companies; Ada City School District Aviation Project; Alliance for Aviation Across America; Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA); Air Force Association (AFA); Custom Equipment Company (CEC); Cirrus Aircraft; Consolidated Turbine Specialist, LLC; CP&Y; Delta Airport Consultants; Eagle Vision Drones; FAA Center of Excellence; Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam; Federal Aviation Administration/DUI/Dwi Program; First Robotics-Oklahoma; General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI); Green Country Aircraft; Grove Regional Airport; KOCO Sky 5; National Business Aviation Association (NBAA); Oklahoma Agricultural Aviation Association (OAAA); Oklahoma Airport Operator’s Association (OAOA); Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network; Oklahoma Career Tech Aerospace; Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Oklahoma Pilots Association (OPA); Oklahoma State University; Oklahoma Wing Civil Air Patrol; OSU Flying Aggies; OSU’s Student Organization for Space Exploration (S.O.S.E); OU Sooner Flight Academy; RS&H, Inc.; Southeastern Oklahoma State University Graduate Program in Aerospace Administration & Logistics; Stafford Air & Space Museum; STARBASE Oklahoma; Stillwater Regional Airport; Sundance Airport; Tulsa Air and Space Museum; University of Oklahoma CASS; University of Oklahoma Department of Aviation; and Vigilant Aerospace Systems, INC.

Aviation Industry Facts:

The Oklahoma Aviation & Aerospace Industry produces just under $44B in annual economic activity, making it the second largest economic engine in our state. Three segments account for the $44B total: military aviation, $19.3B; off-airport aviation and aerospace businesses, $13.9B; and the 109 commercial and general aviation airports, $10.6B.  Aviation & Aerospace supports 206,000 jobs totaling an $11.7B payroll. The average salary in the industry is $73,300 making it one of the highest average salaries in the state.

Waurika Chamber Banquet This Saturday

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The Waurika Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, February 24th at the Waurika High School Cafeteria beginning at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15.00 each and can be purchased at First Farmers Bank in Waurika.

Catering the food this year will be the Duncan Regional Hospital.

Bill Roberson and his band Southern Rain will be the featured guest providing entertainment for the evening. Joining them will be Missy Fry.

Harold Winton Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame

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He started on the  oval dirt track circuit in 1971. Now he is in the racing hall of fame.

Harold Winton’s life has been influenced by cars.

In a pair of photo albums you can trace his racing history. These two albums are overflowing with pictures, racing stats and news clippings.

Thumbing through the first pages of one of the albums a picture of a  young Harold Winton can be found.

In the photo he is in front of a car in mid-reconstruction. The car could metaphorically be seen as his inspiration for the passions of his life—racing and cars.

A young Harold standing in front of the car he raced around in the back yard.

He has placed in the top ten at every track he has raced on. That includes Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

The first time he was ever on a race track he crashed, flipping end over end. That, he says, is his most memorable race. 

His first car was blue with the number four painted on the side. After Harold was born he changed his number to 71 because Lisa was seven and Harold was almost one.

Harold’s Frist Race Car
First Car with #71 painted on the side.

In the early days he took his family – wife Beverly, daughter Lisa, and son Harold Jr. The family grew up watching dad race. As busy as he was racing, he never missed any of their ball games or activities.  These days his son Harold races with him. They build their own bodies on their modified race cars. There were many Monday’s they didn’t make it home from the races until about 6 am in the morning. Harold Jr. was only two weeks old when he attended his first race. Together they have set records, one of them was when they tied. It was the first time in the history of dirt track racing a father/son team tied.

That will probably not be the last record they will set.

Terral News and Happenings

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QUOTE OF THE DAY – To serve oneself os pleasure, to serve OTHERS is joy,” -Sri Amma BHagavan. 

TERRAL ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT – Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 31st at the Terral Indians Baseball Field at 12:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. There will be three groups: Walking to three, four to six and seven to nine years old. Make plans to come enjoy the fun. Prizes will be given to the most eggs in each category and eggs will be marked for prizes. The Terral Volunteer Fire Department will be hiding the eggs for us again this year. Hope to see you there!

CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP – The town of Terral will have a city wide Clean-up on April 20-21st., Friday and Saturday . Roll offs will be placed on the corner of E. Apache & N. Fourth on Friday Morning April 20th. Anyone who pays a trash bill monthly is welcome to use the rolls-offs. Let’s take pride in our town and use this time to clean up.

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST- Tony Rodriguez, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Bayslinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal , Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Florita Villarreal, Glen Martin,  Robert Harois, Esther Grimes, Marie Pollan, Virginia Tanner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, MAnuel Villarreal, Shana Reed and our military stationed around the world.

New Polices at the Waurika Library

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The Waurika City Council on March 12th voted to approve policy changes for the Waurika Public Library as recommended by the Library Board of Trustees.

Due to these new policy changes, all patrons will need to sign the updated Internet Access Agreement  before use of electronic equipment (E.g. computers or tablets).  All patrons under 18 will need to have their parent/guardian register them under the new Library Policy and Internet Access Agreement before using the library.

Summary of Policy changes:

* Age requirements for unattended children: Patrons under 12 or in 4th grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person over the age of 18.

* Unattended children are restricted from using southern room of library

* Patron computer usage limited to a total of 90 minutes/day

* Children/minors in the Library Policy are defined as patrons under the age of 18.

The following sections of the Library Policy have been amended to reflect the approved changes.  A full copy of the updated Library Policy is available at the Waurika Public Library.

III. Patron Responsibilities and Conduct

Paragraph 2 Young children:

Therefore, it is library policy that all children under the age of 12 and/or in the Fourth Grade and under must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person over the age of 18 while in the library.  Also, if the young a child under 12 is attending a library program, we may require the parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.  Some exceptions to this rule may include  attendance at the Summer Reading Program, Santa’s Workshop and Dr. Seuss Day. No child under the age of 18 will allowed in the South Room of the library without adult supervision.

XIII. Equipment Use Policy

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructions for operating hardware as displayed near the computer. There is no charge for use of the computer; however, in order to make the service available to as many patrons as possible, a time limit for usage has been imposed. That time limit is one hour. Once the one-hour limit is reached, if there are no patrons waiting for the computers, a 15- minute extension may be allowed by library staff.  Total usage time will not exceed 90 minutes in a calendar day. Library staff are available for general assistance in using the computer.  However, staff are not expected to train patrons in the use of application programs. Tutorial manuals will be provided when available.

XIV. Internet Use Policy

Responsibility

As with all library resources, the library affirms the right and responsibility of parents and guardians to determine and monitor their minor children’s use of the Internet. There is no age limit for use of any materials provided on the Internet. Parents or legal guardians who believe that their children cannot responsibly use the library’s Internet access are requested to monitor their children’s Internet use and must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the library’s Internet service; prior to being granted access to the Internet, a parent must sign the Internet Use Agreement for children under 18 years of age.

 

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Minors are defined in this policy as children and young people under the age of 18 years.

Many events and programs at the library are supported and funded by the Friends of the Waurika Public Library.  The Friends have started their sponsorship drive for 2018.  Sponsorship of the Friends starts at just $10.  For more information, to become a sponsor, or volunteer, please visit the Waurika Public Library.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Terral News and Happenings

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Quote of the Day- “Be the chance you want to see in the world.” Ghandi

  TERRAL ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT- We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday and I would like to send out a big “THANKS” to the Terral Fire Department for hiding the eggs, the First Baptist Church GA’s for stuffing the 1600 eggs and purchasing the candy, those who donated candy, those who donated their time to help in any way with our egg hunt. Please know how very much you are appreciated. Thank you Jan Campsey and Mary Alice Kunkel for taking my place while I was on vacation. I love and appreaciate you both.

TERRAL CEMETERY DINNER- The Terral Cemetery Association will have a fund raising dinner on Sunday April 15th at the Terral Community Center. Turkey, dressing with all the trimmings and dessert will be served. Cost for the dinner are as follows: Adults $8.00 and kids 10 and under 7 $6.00. Carry outs will be available by calling 580-467-7230. All proceeds go to support the Terral Cemetery Association for the upkeep.

  CITY WIDE CLEAN UP- The Town of Terral will have a City Wide Clean Up on April 20-21st., Friday and Saturday. Roll offs will be placed on the corner of E. Apache & N. Fourth on Friday Morning April 20th. Anyone who pays a trash bill monthly is welcome to use the roll offs. Let’s take pride in our town and use this time to clean up.

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU- Aceyn James Williams and Ambree Jeanene Williams turned “8” on March 26th. Hope Morgan turned “10” on MArch 27th. Jowana Bussey Duff celebrated on April 1st.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY- Brandon and LaChasley Sandfur celebrated 8 years on May 30th.

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST- Tony Rodriguez, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Flor

ita Villarreal, Glen Martin, Robert Harnois, Esther Grimes, Marie Pollan, Virginia Taner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shana Reed and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in his loving care.

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