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-
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
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
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.
Surf the net and help 4-H earn cash!