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While shopping for holiday gifts remember all toys are not for all kids News Item Nov 11, 2016 09:46 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the holidays fast approaching, Oklahomans soon will be scouring store aisles and internet websites for the perfect gifts for the youngest charges on their holiday shopping lists.
Shopping safely online during the holidays News Item Nov 10, 2016 04:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – There are lots of advantages to shopping online – no lines, a broader range of product options and, in some cases, the best pricing. Following a few important precautions this holiday season will help make shopping from your computer or tablet as hassle free as possible.
Watch your wallet during the shopping season News Item Nov 10, 2016 04:07 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Unfortunately, thieves and fraudsters are as much a part of the holidays as brightly colored packages, sweet treats and warm family gatherings. That means shoppers need to keep a sharp eye out for those less interested in hunting up the perfect gift and more intent on stalking wallets and purses.
Use Daylight Savings Time as cue for fall, winter prep around the house News Item Oct 28, 2016 04:20 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Whether it is a string tied around a finger or an alert on a cell phone, reminders are good and often necessary things. In that spirit, homeowners can use Daylight Savings Time as a cue to begin preparing their houses and families for fall and winter.
Safely decorating with pumpkins News Item Oct 28, 2016 04:17 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – For those who like to celebrate fall or get into the Halloween spirit, decorating pumpkins can be a fun family activity as long as everyone is participating in a safe way.
Free educational conference to feature international cattle handling and stockmanship expert News Item Sep 29, 2016 09:53 AM STILLWATER, Okla. –Dr. Tom Noffsinger, international cattle handling and stockmanship expert, will make a return trip to Oklahoma this fall to headline the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Chisholm Trail Cattle Handling Conference.
Checking utilities in the aftermath of an earthquake News Item Sep 28, 2016 11:32 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – One top priority for homeowners after an earthquake is to ensure all utilities remain in proper working order.
Checking inside and outside the home for earthquake damage News Item Sep 28, 2016 11:27 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the aftermath of an earthquake, damage to homes, buildings and other structures may or may not be visible. That is why it is important to thoroughly check both inside and outside your property as soon as it is safe to do so.
Culinary training program serving up tasty results for Oklahoma students and school nutrition professionals News Item Sep 28, 2016 10:10 AM Although Nancy Sitler, child nutrition director for Sapulpa Public Schools, thought she and her staff were providing solid meal service in the six kitchens across the district, she was nervous about inviting an outside chef consultant to review operations.
Academic achievement program for Latino students finding big success in Oklahoma News Item Sep 27, 2016 09:42 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – With plenty of hard evidence confirming its strategy is working, Juntos, a unique program helping Latino students and their families hit all the right academic notes, is poised to expand its impact in Oklahoma.
Tips for safely riding a bike to school News Item Sep 01, 2016 12:57 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – While lots of Oklahoma students will travel to school by bus, some will arrive via a slightly different, but no less effective, mode of transportation: the bicycle.
Be safe while walking to school News Item Sep 01, 2016 12:53 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – As Oklahoma students head back to the classroom this fall, many will be using their feet as the primary mode of transportation to school.
Value-added cattle program OQBN sets certified sales dates News Item Sep 01, 2016 12:40 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network has identified dates and locations for its annual fall slate of certified cattle sales.
Bentley tops in 2015-16 Oklahoma variety performance tests News Item Aug 11, 2016 12:00 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The results from this year’s growing wheat season are in and Bentley, a hard red winter variety developed by the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, was among the best performers across Oklahoma.
Children’s risk of exposure to head lice goes up with arrival of a new school year News Item Aug 11, 2016 11:55 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – As the school year gets underway and Oklahoma students are reunited with old friends while making new ones, an unintended consequence could be increased risk of exposure to head lice.
A growing relationship… News Item Aug 10, 2016 03:53 PM Old School Farms lies at the foot of some radio antennas in south Oklahoma City.
Stay cool – and safe – in the pool News Item Aug 05, 2016 12:10 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Few activities are more refreshing on a hot day than taking a dip in the swimming pool. As the summer heat peaks and begins to wind down, whether the family is splashing around in the backyard or enjoying the amenities at the local community center, safety should always be a top priority.
Be safe while enjoying lakes and rivers in Oklahoma News Item Aug 05, 2016 12:06 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of Oklahomans will be heading to the lake to relax even as summer heats up before beginning the slow, annual slide into fall. Following some important safety measures while on the water will help ensure a fun, accident-free experience for everyone.
Using single-load laundry packets safely News Item Aug 05, 2016 12:03 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Doing laundry probably tops the list of the most frequent, yet necessary household tasks, so anything to make the chore a little easier is certainly welcome.
Beware of bed bugs during summer travels News Item Jul 21, 2016 01:05 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – With the end of summer in sight, plenty of families will be trying to squeeze in a vacation before a new school year begins. Wherever their travels take them, Oklahomans should be on the outlook for any uninvited guests in the form of bed bugs trying to tag along for the fun.
Nutrition Facts Label getting an update News Item Jul 20, 2016 09:05 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – In the coming months, shoppers will begin to see a revamped Nutrition Facts Label stamped on packaged foods lining store shelves after the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised version of the label this spring.
All the buzz about mosquitoes News Item Jun 23, 2016 12:04 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The wet spring may have been a boon for crops, but it has opened the door to the possibility of a challenging summer when it comes to mosquitoes.
Homeowners and families should protect against mosquitoes this summer News Item Jun 23, 2016 12:01 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans planning to work and play outdoors this summer should be prepared to protect against mosquitoes.
Cattle handling and stockmanship expert set to speak at free educational conference News Item Jun 13, 2016 03:16 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – International cattle handling and stockmanship expert Dr. Tom Noffsinger will headline a slate of speakers at the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Cattle Conference set for this summer.
Oklahoma wheat producers hoping for positive harvest season News Item Jun 09, 2016 08:35 AM Lyndel Strain has been farming since 1951 – the year he graduated from high school. A lot has changed in the ensuing 65 years. In fact, some of the implements he used as a child helping his father on the family farm have found second lives as decorative elements in his yard.

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