Here is another portion from OSU Financial Curriculum Pathways to Success, A Basic Living Skills Curriculum:

Setting Goals:  A goal is an aim or it is what we want to do. Goals are plans for the future. Each of us has many things we want to do. Some goals take a short time to get done, maybe less than 6 months. These are called short-term goals. For example, find a job, find a place to live, or buy clothes for work. You may have many short-term goals. 

Some goals take longer to get done. You need to put in more time, money and work than for short-term goals. These are called long-term goals because the goal may take 1, 3 or 5 years to reach.

Many people want things NOW and are not willing to wait until later. The use of credit causes many people to buy everything NOW. This attitude can lead to serious money problems. Sometimes two people may have very different values. One person wants many things NOW. The other person may wish to save money for a long-term goal.

Tara Brown, Jefferson County OSU Extension Educator has programs available and is ready to teach Financial Programs which include Setting Goals.  

Line Dance: will resume Friday, October 11 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Fair Building.  It is another way to exercise as a group.  Come join us as many of us are still in the “Learning phase”!

Co-Parenting for Resilience is a class for divorcing or separating parents with minor children living in the home. It is mandatory by law in Oklahoma and is also valuable for Grandparents and other relatives of minor children going through divorce or separation.  My next class is 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019; pre-registration is required.  Call Jefferson County OSU Extension Office at 580-228-2332 for registration information.

Jefferson County OSU Extension Services office is open 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays recognized by our county offices.  Leland McDaniel, AG/4-H Youth Development and CED, Tara Brown, Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and Linda Whitsett, Administrative Support Specialist are staff members ready to assist you at 580-228-2332.

Check out our Facebook pages for informative topics: Fourh and JeffersonCounty Osu Extension

Peach Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

2 cups frozen unsweetened sliced peaches

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment.

2. Place butter, oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and pecans in a medium bowl. Use fingers to blend ingredients until the butter is not visible. Reserve one-fourth of the mixture, about 1 cup, in a small bowl.

3. Place remaining oatmeal mixture into the parchment lined pan. Use a metal measuring cup to press out an even layer.

4. In the medium bowl combine peaches, 1 tablespoon sugar, cornstarch, ginger and cinnamon. Pour peach mixture onto the pressed crust in the pan. Crumble reserved oatmeal mixture over the peaches.

5. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Let cool at least 30 minutes in pan then, using the parchment to help, remove from pan and cut into bars.