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Monitor your money closely during the shopping season News Item Dec 02, 2015 04:00 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – While you are out hunting for the perfect gifts, beware of those who could be taking advantage of the season of giving by stalking your money.
Age, skills, interests key in picking gifts for children News Item Nov 20, 2015 10:51 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – As the holidays shift into warp speed, store aisles and Internet websites will be jammed with shoppers hunting for the perfect gift for the youngest members on their gift lists. Keeping a few toy safety guidelines in mind can help dictate which surprises ultimately end up in neatly wrapped boxes with colorful bows on top.
Think safety first to avoid holiday decorating hazards News Item Nov 20, 2015 10:48 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – For many of us, decking the halls is a big part of making the holidays bright, but doing so safely helps guarantee the season will indeed be merry.
Medication safety during the holidays News Item Nov 20, 2015 10:45 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Medications and vitamins should always be handled safely and stored properly. But, special care should be taken during the holidays when families may be hosting guests at home or traveling out of town for the season.
Choosing the right insurance plan for your family News Item Nov 20, 2015 10:42 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With insurance enrollment deadlines for Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace quickly approaching, many consumers across Oklahoma and the nation are faced with important decisions that could have lasting consequences. So, how should you go about making the best choice?
Fresher, tastier choices coming to school cafeterias this fall News Item Aug 05, 2015 02:55 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Students can look forward to experiencing newer, fresher tastes in school cafeterias beginning this fall thanks to an innovative skills development program targeting school nutrition professionals in Oklahoma.
Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons News Item Aug 04, 2015 10:01 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Every school year, parents and guardians often pull off the ultimate balancing act, shuffling kids from athletic practices and games to orchestra to debate, but the potential benefits for those children is nearly as limitless as the activities open to them.
For parents, empty nest can be full of promise News Item Aug 04, 2015 10:00 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – For many Oklahoma families ushering the last kid out of the house this fall and officially emptying the nest, it is a moment brimming with hand-wringing fear, giddy excitement and one looming question: What is next?
OSU releases new wheat variety in time for fall planting News Item Jul 29, 2015 08:23 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – In advance of the upcoming fall planting season, Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources announced the release of Bentley, its newest wheat variety.
Value-added cattle program OQBN sets fall sales dates News Item Jul 21, 2015 03:16 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Dates and locations have been set for the latest round of sales for Oklahoma Quality Beef Network certified cattle.
Extension and AARP teaming up to help Oklahoma caregivers News Item Jul 09, 2015 01:42 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Thousands of caregivers across Oklahoma will benefit from a new partnership between the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and AARP Oklahoma.
OSU wheat researcher Brett Carver honored by the Wheat Quality Council News Item Jul 01, 2015 08:56 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Brett Carver, Oklahoma State University wheat researcher, earned the 2015 Millers Award from the Wheat Quality Council.
Prevention is key during peak tick season News Item Jun 04, 2015 10:22 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Even full grown, ticks measure far less than a quarter inch, yet the tiny creatures can cause big problems.
Avoid making your home a haven for mosquitoes News Item Jun 04, 2015 10:20 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – As Oklahomans slog their way through a stormy, rain-soaked spring, homeowners should take extra precautions against conditions inviting mosquitoes.
Assessing structural damage after a disaster News Item May 18, 2015 03:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – One of the major milestones on the road to recovering after a storm is assessing the structural damage to your home and other buildings.
Cleaning household textiles and clothing after a flood News Item May 14, 2015 04:21 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Among the top priorities in the aftermath of a flood is salvaging as many of your household textiles and clothing items as possible. Similar to drying out your home, quick action is necessary to save your sheets, towels and wardrobe.
Make sure your drinking water is safe in midst of disaster News Item May 14, 2015 04:19 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the wake of recent severe storms and flooding in parts of Oklahoma, finding a safe water supply is a priority.
Dealing with a flooded well after a storm News Item May 14, 2015 04:18 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene is one of the primary concerns immediately following a flood. For Oklahomans who rely on private wells for their water supply, this means taking precautions to ensure the well is structurally sound and the water is not contaminated.
Safely using generators is key to reaping their benefits News Item May 14, 2015 09:25 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Some Oklahomans could be using generators in their recovery efforts after early spring severe storms and flooding. But, generators also can be hazardous to your health if used improperly.
Cleaning dishes and kitchen surfaces after a disaster News Item May 14, 2015 09:24 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Depending on the source, floodwaters could contain anything from germs, debris, toxic chemicals or hazardous materials to pesticides, gasoline or other household chemicals. That is why in the aftermath of a flood, kitchen equipment and surfaces require special attention.
Cleaning carpets, rugs and floors after a flood News Item May 14, 2015 09:23 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – One of the most challenging parts of cleaning up after a flood is drying the flooring, especially if it was contaminated by mud.
Preventing and cleaning mold and mildew after a storm News Item May 14, 2015 09:21 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Cleaning up after a flood can be a big job, but one of the first priorities should be taking steps to prevent mold and mildew in your home.
Starting to recover from a flood News Item May 14, 2015 09:17 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Dealing with the aftermath of a flood can be overwhelming. No matter where you decide to start the cleaning up, it is important to keep safety in mind.
Woods County Extension Director and Educator Karen Armbruster honored for her service News Item Apr 23, 2015 02:46 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – For nearly 35 years, Karen Armbruster has served Woods County as a family and consumer sciences/4-H educator for the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension.
Rural economic development program seeking applications News Item Apr 02, 2015 09:45 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Communities interested in boosting their regional economic development prospects should apply now for the Stronger Economies Together program.

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