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An MU Extension program called Artist, INC gives artists in Kansas City the business chops to hone their art into a career. More about Artist, INC
Jim Ronald, 4-H youth development specialist, reports that 4-H Day with the Tigers, held Sept. 11, was a huge success. More than 1,000 4-H youth, leaders and family members attended. “It was a great promotion for 4-H,” Ronald said. “Stay tuned for next year when we fully expect the numbers to double!”
The official photos from the 4-H Day with the Tigers are on the share drive at S:/MUCampus/4-H/Resources/Photos/2010/4-H Day with the Tigers.
Eighteen Missouri Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences members attended the recent annual conference of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). The conference, which had the theme “Lighting the Way through Education and Outreach,” was held in Portland, Maine, Sept. 20-24.
Marsha Alexander, housing and environmental design specialist, presented a workshop on “Smart Lighting Strategies for Your Home." Karen Elliott, nutrition and health education specialist, presented a workshop on “Eating from the Garden.” Susan Mills-Gray, Tammy Roberts, Karen Elliott and Glenda Kinder, nutrition and health education specialists, co-presented “So Easy to Preserve" workshops.
Maude Kelly, human development specialist, received the Distinguished Service Award and Brenda Bell, human development specialist, received the Continued Excellence Award.
Others who attended included Mary Gosche, Phyllis Flanigan, Lisa Wallace, Kathy Dothage, Diana Milne, Janet Lafon, Kris Jenkins, Jo Britt-Rankin, Candy Gabel and retired life members Beth Burke and Wilma Jean Lowe.
Susan Mills-Gray, Melissa Bess, Robin Gammon, Tammy Roberts, Glenda Kinder and Kathy Dothage attended the Tufts University Strong Women—Healthy Hearts training in Portland, Maine. The training was offered as a post-conference to the NEAFCS conference.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension hosted a celebration of excellence, service and dedication on Sept. 24 in recognition of Duane Dailey, Cooperative Media Group senior writer, for his 51 years of service.
MU Extension retiree meetings will be held around the state this fall. Local faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. The dates and locations are listed below. John Parker, MU Extension retiree, coordinates the statewide meetings with the assistance of local volunteers. If you are interested in attending, contact Barb Casady at CasadyB@missouri.edu for details.
Lamar – Oct. 7
Springfield – Oct. 8
Gallatin – Oct. 13
Sedalia – Oct. 15
Columbia – Oct. 27
Jackson – Oct. 28
Dawn Hicks, nutrition program associate, Maries County
Amy Bartels, nutrition program associate, Camden County
Deana Brown-Hood, administrative associate I, Youth & 4-H
Melinda Kirsch, office support staff, Osage County, is leaving to take a position at Linn Head Start. “It has been a pleasure working with everyone and everyone has made me feel at home. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I was given to work with Osage County Extension.”
Barbie O’Gorman, MU Direct, on the passing of her father, Don Lairmore, on Sept. 19.
Debbie Ricker, administrative associate for off-campus operations, on the passing of her father, Kenneth Coleman, on Sept. 20.
Michael Ouart, vice provost and director of extension, on the passing for his father, Dale Ouart, on Sept. 24.
The family of Glen Wood Easter, retired NE and NW regional director, who passed on Sept. 26.