Has been scheduled for Thursday, August 26 – noon Saturday, August 28.  Indoor entries are due by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25.  Baked items needing refrigeration may be brought in by 8 a.m. Thursday, August 26 morning – judging will take place Thursday, August 26.  Bring your creativity in crafts, arts, baked items, canned items, dehydrated foods, refurbished clothing or furniture, photography, Vintage items, Quilts, home grown fruits and vegetables, etc.  A fair book will be available prior to August.  There will be a Pet Show, Best Pie Maker and Best Cookie Jar contests!  Come join the fun!

Co-Parenting for Resilence: 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.  My next class is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (there will be no class in July). 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.

Jefferson County OHCE:   The 83rd Annual OHCE State Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites/Downtown, Oklahoma City, Sunday evening July 8 through Tuesday, July 10.  Tara Brown, Jefferson County OHCE Advisor and others are planning to attend and will bring back educational materials and other information to share later.

Jefferson County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service through Oklahoma State University offers researched-based programs and information.  Call 580-228-2332 or come to 802 East D’ Street (Jefferson County Fairgrounds and visit with Leland McDaniel, Extension Educator, Agriculture/ 4/H Youth Development and Tara Brown, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development for questions you may have relating to Agriculture and/or Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H.

Ten Safety Tips for this 4th of July

Release date:    June 30, 2016

Release Number:   RV-NR-2016-05

CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:

1. Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them.

2. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities and never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers alone account for one quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.

3. If you set off fireworks, keep a bucket of water handy in case of malfunction or fire.

4. If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water then throw them away.

5. Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one that is glass or metal.

6. Use your grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under branches or overhangs.

7. Open your gas grill before lighting.

8. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your gas or propane grill so it cannot be ignited.

9. Declare a three-foot “kid and pet-free zone” around the grill to keep them safe.

10. Avoid loose clothing that can catch fire when cooking on the grill.

You can find more information and tips on being fire safe this Fourth of July, by visiting and be sure to download the FEMA app, available for Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices. The app includes home fire safety tips and reminders users can set to test smoke alarms (monthly), change smoke alarm batteries (yearly), and practice fire escape plans (every six months).

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Media Contact: Cassie Ringsdorf, 312-408-4455

Jefferson County Day Camp was held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County OSU Extension office.  Abby Davis, Ally Thomas, Heather Poage and Hannah Williams each painted and decoupage two flower pots; they each took one of their flower pots home and left the other to be entered into Jefferson County Free Fair.


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