Managing Money means making choices.  There is never enough money for all the things we want.  What you must do is decide what is most important to you.  For example:  Housing – do you choose to: 

a.  live with family

b. share housing with friends

c. rent place of your own

d. buy home

Whichever your choice, there are other choices you will need to decide such as how much is your monthly income? How much will you be required to pay monthly? how much is housing insurance? How much are utility costs? What type of furnishings will you need?   It begins with a financial plan such as a Budget.  If you are interested in attending a class for additional information, contact Tara Brown, Jefferson County OSU Extension Educator for Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development.

Line Dance:   Fridays 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 Divorce or Separation is not an easy time in a married couple’s life.  Can you imagine what minor children in the home are feeling?  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


Turtle Cake   by Gloria England

1 (1 lb. 2 oz.) box German chocolate cake mix

1 (14 oz.) pkg. caramels

½ cup butter 

1 (5.33 oz.) can evaporated milk

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix cake according to directions on box. Pour half of batter into prepared 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes.  Melt caramels with butter and milk.  Pour over cake. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips over caramel layer.  Cove with rest of batter and bake 15-20 minutes longer.  Temperature:  350°. Times:  15 minutes; 15 to 20 minutes.  Yield:  13 x 9-inch cake pan.

HINT:  Delightful served warm with whipped cream.