McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 5, 2014

OSU Extension Update

Tara Brown
Waurika News-Democrat

WAURIKA — Jefferson County Junior Livestock Show will begin today and run through Saturday. Come out and show your support for our young 4-H Club and FFA chapter citizens of our county.

The show brings together young and old from all around the county and is a great experience. 

The Jefferson County OHCE meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Waurika Senior Citizens’ Center unless otherwise notified. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 18.

Brenda Gandy, Stephens County extension educator for FCS will be our speaker. She will present a lesson on “Frugal Living, the New Trend for Clever People.” Frugal living means smarter spending. It’s taking the money that you have and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g it as far as it will go.

Evening sewing projects monthly sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. 

Contact me at 580-228-2332 for information on any of these activities.



— Tara Brown is the Jefferson County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension FCS Educator and 4-H Youth Development Director

2014 Jefferson County

Junior Livestock Show

Thursday-Saturday

Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Thursday Schedule

8-9 a.m. — All entries in place

9 a.m. — Weighing of lambs in show ring; weighing of goats in show ring; weighing of steers outside, followed by checking of heifer papers

9 a.m. — Weighing of swine

5 p.m. — Judging of heifers, followed by steers, followed by doe kids, followed by wether goats, followed by ewes, followed by wether lambs

Rules Change Bracing: Bracing will be allowed in the wether goat division only. All four feet must be left on the ground.

Friday Schedule

7 a.m. — Exhibitors’ and parents’ breakfast prepared and served by Waurika Chamber of Commerce.

5 p.m. — Swine Show: Judging of gilts, followed by barrows

Rules change: Breeding gilts will require registration papers from the breed registry to show in a breed and the breeding show classes will be divided by age. Breeding gilts cannot be born before August 1 of corresponding year. The gilts must have a pedigree and ear notches and be in the child’s name. There will be a light  commercial gilt division and a dark commercial gilt division. These commercial divisions will be divided into classes by weight. Gilts that do not have a pedigree will be placed in the commercial classes. Minimum weight: 200 pounds.

Saturday Schedule

1 p.m. — Jefferson County Spring Horse Showmanship (Not part of premium sale)

6 p.m. — Premium Sale