Jefferson County OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) meet the 3rd Tuesdays in the Waurika Sr. Citizens Center unless otherwise noted. Each month we have lessons which are open to anyone interested in attending. Our March meeting will be Tuesday and Wednesday (March 20 and 21) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day; Pamela Varner, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Development, CED for Cotton County will lead us making “Crazy Quilt Jacket”. Contact Tara Brown for additional information and copy of the supply list needed for the Crazy Quilt Jacket.
During the upcoming Jr. Livestock show, Jefferson County OHCE will sell pies Thursday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Co-Parenting for Resilience: Divorce or separation is not an easy or favorable decision, especially when minor children are in the home. A class for divorcing or separating parents with minor children living in the home, is available monthly or as scheduled. Our next class is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Pre-registration is required. Call Jefferson County OSU Extension Office at 580-228-2332 for registration information. This class is mandatory by law in Oklahoma and is also valuable for Grandparents and other relatives of minor children going through a divorce or separation.
MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Making Family Meals
Family meals around the table provide an opportunity to spend time together. Try these tips to help your family enjoy mealtimes together.
Plan your meals
Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a weekly menu and posting it in a location for everyone to see, like a chalkboard in the kitchen.
Have ingredients for the week ready. After you shop, cut vegetables and measure ingredients in advance for easier meals.
Make mealtime a priority
Make time for family meals when planning your household’s schedule each week. Try to cook, eat up, and clean up together!
Think beyond dinner
If evenings are too hectic at your house, consider other meals for family time such as a weekend brunch or even afternoon snack time.
Keep meals fun and focused
Keep the family table a media- and stress-free zone. Use your valuable family time to “unplug,” interact, and focus on each other.
Jefferson County OSU Extension Staff is available for educational trainings. Call 580-228-2332 for more information.