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					                                                                                                                                                                                                           Beaver County
              NW District Council Meeting                                                 LESSON: LOG CABIN QUILTS                                                                                 Family and Consumer Sciences
 The meeting is March 24th in Alva. Contact the office if                                      TUES, MARCH 27
you’d like to make arrangements for a carpool. I’ll take                          OHCE Member, Emma Zielke, quilter extraordi-
my car and be glad to meet at Slapout. If you haven’t
pre-registered with Charlene, you may still attend and just
pay $15.00 at the door, which covers lunch also.

OHCE—Beaver County Centennial Cookbook
                                                                                  naire for more years than she’ll admit, will present
                                                                                  the lesson at 10AM at the Fair Building. We would
                                                                                  like to borrow any Log Cabin Quilts that you may
                                                                                  have. Please contact the office if you have one to
                                                                                  share for the day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Newsline                                                               March 2007

          is in the Making.
Be a part of history and have your favorite recipes all in                                         HCE Quilt Work Day
                                                                                                                                                                  Beaver County Extension Office               *    Courthouse         *     Box 339      *     Beaver OK 73932            *    (580)625-3464
one place! Submit your recipes: family favorites, passed                          March 8th starting at 10am in the Fair Building.
down through the generations, crowd pleasers, or even                             The blocks have been cut out and this day is sched-
low calorie recipes. A cookbook like this only comes                              uled to put the quilt top together. Any help will be
                                                                                  accepted; there will be a job for anyone willing to
                                                                                                                                                                        MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
around once a century!
                                                                                  work on the annual fund raiser. No sewing experi-
 Recipes may be submitted by current or former OHCE—                              ence required!                                                                                                                                           can be biased and under-researched. “Publications
                                                                                                                                                                    Evaluating Nutrition Information
Beaver Co. members. Get your recipes to the Extension                                                                                                                                                                                      from commercial sources often are just elaborate ad-
                                                                                                        Spring Council
Office or to Mary Evans by April 2, 2007. The Group
                                                                                  The Beaver County Council Meeting is set for May                           Information about nutrition and health is every-                              vertisements. If they are trying to sell you some-
Presidents and the Extension Office have the recipe forms
                                                                                  9th at the Methodist Church. This will be during                           where: on television, the Internet, in newspapers and                         thing, take the information ‘with a grain of salt’,”
to be used. Please use these forms if possible; they will
                                                                                  OHCE Week. Set aside the date now.                                                                                                                       Hermann said.
make putting the cookbooks together easier.                                                                                                                  magazines and even on grocery store shelves.

The categories are:                                                              This newsletter is published monthly by the Beaver County OSU                                                                                                                    It is also important to know the
                                                                                 Extension Office, PO Box 339, Courthouse, Beaver, OK 73932
                                                                                                                                                             “This barrage of advice and rec-
• Appetizers & Beverages
• Soups & Salads
                                                                                 (580) 625-3464, and is one way of communicating educational infor-          ommendations can be very con-                                                                        author’s credentials. Well-
                                                                                 mation. Reference to commercial products or trade names is made
• Vegetable & Side Dishes                                                        with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no            fusing, making it difficult to de-                                                                   researched information will have
• Main Dishes                                                                    endorsement is implied.                                                     termine what information is                                                                          the author’s name, and informa-
• Breads & Rolls                                                                                                                                             based on fact and what is not,”                                                                      tion about his or her education
• Desserts
                                                                                                                                                             said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma                                                                        background, license status and
• Cookies & Candy                                                                          Liz Gardner-McBee
                                                                                                                                                             State University Cooperative Ex-                                                                     other credentials.
• This & That                                                                              Extension Educator,
                                                                                           Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Dev.                         tension nutritionist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Be especially cautious of “new
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Robert E.
Witson, Director of Oklahoma cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. This publication is printed and issued by       How are people supposed to                                                                        research” that may appear on lo-
Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Vice President, Dean, and Director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and has
been prepared and distributed as a cost of $20.09 for 220 copies. This publication was printed at Beaver County OSU Extension Service in Beaver, Okla-       know what to believe? “Identify                                                                   cal TV news reports. “This type
homa.                                                                                                                                                        the source,” Hermann said, “Not-                                                                  of information is far too incom-
                                                                                                                                                             for-profit organizations such as the American Die-                            plete for making a decision to change nutrition and
                      Beaver County Cooperative Extension Service                                                                                            tetic Association and the American Medical Associa-                           health behaviors,” Hermann said.
                      Oklahoma State University
                      111 W 2nd ST                                                                                                                           tion are excellent sources of well-researched nutrition
                      PO Box 339                                                                                                                             and health information.” Universities and govern-                             For accurate, well-researched nutrition and health
                      Beaver OK 73932                                                                                                                                                                                                      recommendations try some of the following sources:
                                                                                                                                                             ment agencies also are good sources of reliable nutri-
                                                                                                                                                             tion information.                                                             American Dietetic Association, American Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Association, USDA, FDA, and OSU Cooperative
                                                                                                                                                                Be ware of information that is supported by com-                           Extension county offices.
                                                                                                                                                             mercial, for-profit organizations. Health and nutri-
                                                                                                                                                             tion advice from commercial organizations


                                                                                                                                                           Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local governments cooperating. Oklahoma State University, in compliance
                                                                                                                                                           with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                           cans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
                                                                                                                                                           gender, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
                                                                                                             ORDERING YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT
          TIME CHANGE
                         As you may know,                                                                            “I’m thinking of a number …” says a smiling host.
                      2007 marks a change       The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation now has an
                      in Daylight Savings       innovative painless way to raise money and            He then brags about how high his number is – his credit score that is – and
                      Time as observed in       YOU can help. The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation         how much money it saves him when he gets a new car loan or mortgage. Cer-
                      the United States. This   can earn a penny every time you searched the      tainly true – a good credit score will allow you to borrow at lower rates than
                      year, DST will start      Internet using GoodSearch.                        those with low credit scores. I’m sure most of you have seen it – the advertise-
                      three weeks earlier on                                                      ment for FreeCreditReport.com. These types of advertisements for your “free”
                      March 11, 2007, and       GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that        credit report are some of the most misleading you’ll encounter. The fine print -
                      end one week later on     donates half its revenue, about a penny per       if you use this [Experian owned] site, you will begin your “free” trial member-
                                                search, to the charities its users desig-         ship in Triple Advantage Credit Monitoring Service; if you don’t cancel your
November 4, 2007. This results in a new
                                                nate. You use it just as you would any search     membership within the 30-day trial period, you will automatically begin being
DST period that is four weeks longer than                                                         billed monthly. Thousands of people mistakenly go to FreeCreditReport.com to
previously observed. One of my calendars        engine (such as Google or Ask) and you are
                                                                                                  order the free credit report that they are entitled to under FACTA legislation.
has DST starting in April; check your calen-    raising money for 4-H. It’s powered by Yahoo!
dars to make sure Daylight Savings Time be-     so you get great results.                             When you want to see your credit report, you want to use the official government site: http://
gins on March 11th.                             You can share this opportunity with all your
                                                                                                  annualcreditreport.com – there you actually get your credit report for free, without strings attached. You
                                                                                                  have the right to see your report every year for free, so there is no reason to visit any “pay” sites. The
                                                friends and coworkers. There is no limit to the   easiest way to identify if you’re in the ‘wrong place,’ will be if you’re asked for credit card information.
                                                number of people who can participate. 4-H         September, 2005 marked the date that every consumer in America was eligible to obtain a free credit
                                                receives one penny for every search you           report [can obtain one report per agency (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion) per 12 month period]; ironi-
                                                make. While that does not seem like much,         cally, it was only two weeks prior that the Federal Trade Commission announced a lawsuit against
Sweatshirt Jacket Workshop                      think what would happen if only 1000 people       Experian [and freecreditreport.com] and other companies for “misleading” and “deceptive” claims for
               March 22nd                       did an average of 5 searches a day. That          ‘free’ reports aimed at consumers. Obviously they largely benefited from the confusion over news
                                                would generate over $18,000 in one year!          stories telling consumers that they were entitled to a free copy of their credit report [and the importance
     Claudine Knight will lead us through                                                         of reviewing it].
  the steps required to transform a plain       Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to
sweatshirt into a fabulous jacket. This is      enter as the charity you want to support as           While admitting no wrongdoing, Experian agreed to give consumers refunds and make the terms of
 the same jacket she showed at Festive          Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. Do this every time       its product clearer. 18 months removed, where are we? I don’t know that people have any clearer pic-
                                                                                                  ture than they did then … I give students in my classes an assignment to pull one of their credit re-
Creations Day. Please call the office to        you surf the web and share the green with 4-H.
                                                                                                  ports, providing the direct link for the free government site and without fail, some students will wind up
pre-register and to get a supply list. Do                                                         at freecreditreport.com. Recent polls suggest that about 70% of American adults are aware of their
not pre-wash your sweatshirt or fabrics if      You can also add the Good Search Tool bar to
                                                                                                  right to obtain a free credit report – this is an amazingly high awareness rating. The challenge – to
new. If your pieces are pre-cut, you’ll be      your Tool Bar by clicking on the link below the   make sure people are going to the right site! FYI – the Federal Trade Commission has contacted more
                                                “I’m Supporting” box that matches your internet   than 130 impostor sites (websites that misspell or sound similar to the real government site). There are
     able to start sewing on the 22nd.
                                                system. When you’ve done this, you’ll have        233 "scam sites" at last count.
          Class starts at 10 AM.                the Good Search tool bar
                                                right under the “address” bar                     Considerations:
                                                every time you get on-line.                       - Go to http://annualcreditreport.com to order your free report
                                                Then use it when you want to                      - Remember - no purchase is required when ordering free report(s)
                                                search the internet.                              - If you find mistakes on your report, fix them
                                                                                                  - Stagger ordering your reports (order one every four months)
                                                                                                  - Staggering enables you to monitor your own credit
                                                                                                  - Don’t provide your credit card unless purchasing your credit score

                                                                                                      Source: Award Winning Service of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office for Financial Success from
                                                                                                  http://financialtip.blogspot.com/2007/02/ordering-your-free-credit-report.html Information written by Professor
                                                                                                  Mark Oleson, Director, who started a weekly tip for college students which grew into a blog
                                                                                                  (financialtip.blogspot.com) that now has 45,000 subscribers and numerous awards.




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