Posted by: an acre of oklahoma | January 4, 2010

Nowata County OHCE December Council

The Nowata County Home Community & Education Group held their Winter Christmas Council on December 12th, 2009 at the Nowata County Fair Building. The affair was hosted by the Bellevue and Childers groups which provided very pretty decorations and hosted the lunch. Members brought canned food for the Living Word Family Church.

Groups and members attending were Adair – 6 Members/4 Officers, Bellevue – 2 Members, Because we Care – 0 Members/0 Officers, Domestic Divas – 4 Members/3 Officers, South Nowata – 4 Members/2 Officers, Childers – 3 Members/4 Officers.

Sewing Articles/Officers Duties

Outgoing County Officers for the year 2009 were recognized by Megan Maxson, OSU Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. The outgoing officers were President Marilyn Biggerstaff, Interim President Kathy Rexwinkle, Treasurer Naydean Wesson and Devotional Leader Sharon Watts. Megan installed the 2010 OHCE County Officers using sewing articles to represent the officers duties.

Left to right: Billie Roane, Devotional Leader, Naydeen Wesson, Treasurer, Kimberly Smoak, Secretary, Twyla Scamahorn, Vice President, Sharon Watts, President and Megan Maxson, Nowata County OSU Family and Consumer Sciences Educator.

Megan announced that a new OHCE group was formed called the Domestic Divas. The Divas meet the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30pm at the Living Word Family Church on S Ash Street/Highway 169. A light supper for members and their children and excellent childcare is provided. The Domestic Divas have chosen some of their 2010 projects and goals which include a female inmate care package program at the Nowata County Jail, a Pine Street Garden Project, and the Children’s section at the Nowata Junque Arte Festival. For more information on how to become part of this exciting group or more info on these projects, please contact Suzan Perkins at 918-214-3000 or the OSU Extension office at 273-3345.

Megan also announced that OHCE individual award nominations were due by January 15th, that OHCE Yearbooks would be out after the first of the year and that Leader Lessons would be held in Owasso on January 26th, 2010.

President elect Sharon Watts supervised the county voting for the following items: OHCE Adult & Student Scholarships, Donations for 1033 Wheelchair van, Library and the Norma Brumbaugh Scholarship. Motions were made and carried for each item.

Kenny Freeman from the Nowata EMS gave a presentation on how the 911 system works in Nowata County. Kenny is yet another outstanding Nowata City employee! His presentation was very interesting and prompted many question. For more information contact the Nowata Fire Dept & EMS at 273-3532.

Outgoing Devotional Leader Sharon Watts gave the devotion on Ephesians 3:20 – God is capable of giving us what we pray for Exceeding ! Abundantly! and  Above! our requests. She then gave the prayer over a covered dish lunch provided by all members.

Our guest speaker was Ginger Bohannan of the Nowata C.A.N. – Community Anti-Drug Network. She spoke on the statistics and dangers of teenage drinking.  For more information on this program, please contact Ginger at Nowata C.A.N, 307 S Locust, (918) 273-1500. If you are interested in the program, please stop by to talk to Ginger and Pat Knotts at the office.

Door prizes were given and the meeting was adjourned. For more information on how to become a member of OHCE, please contact Kimberly Smoak, (918) 273-0884 / (918) 237-9643 or the OSU Extension Office 273-3345.

A big thanks goes to Kimberly for much of the above information, she does an excellent job as OHCE Secretary.

OHCE Winter Council

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