Jefferson County OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) meet the 3rd Tuesdays in the Waurika Sr. Citizens Center unless otherwise noted.  Dr. Lynn Null, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Development, CED Comanche County will present “10 Minutes to the Table” – we will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County OSU Fairgrounds.  Membership to OHCE is open to any individual. Contact Tara Brown for additional information. 

Upcoming lessons:  Tuesday, June 19: “Home Invasion/Self Defense” 

Upcoming events:    July 8-10: 83rd Annual OHCE meeting

OHCE Week is May 6-12, 2018

Jefferson County OHCE Group will begin with providing Cookies and other goodies to the County Commissioners and Excise Board to show appreciation for their services.  Pictures will be available next week.

FCS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Educators met for their annual In-Service training and Conference April 25 -27 in Oklahoma City. FCS Educators from 14 counties of the Oklahoma West District who received their county’s Certified Healthy Department Award from Oklahoma State University Wellness Program are pictured below. Tara Brown, Jefferson County, submitted an application for the Jefferson County OSU Extension Office; Jefferson County OSU Extension office is now recognized as a Certified Healthy Department. Submitted Photo

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. Our next class is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 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.

Open House:  Jefferson County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services staff is scheduled for Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.  Come meet your County Extension staff who are ready and willing to assist you with your questions concerning livestock, soil, forage, Food and Nutrition and more! Food will be available and names will be drawn for Door Prizes.  Information is available on our website and on our Facebook pages JeffersonCounty Fourh and JeffersonCounty Osu Extension.

E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce


• Information collected to date indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. 

o For the latest information about the traceback investigation, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

Advice to Consumers: 

Do not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.

o Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, do not eat or buy romaine lettuce if you do not know where it was grown.

o This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce in a salad mix is romaine, do not eat it.


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