The first week of May 2010 has been declared Oklahoma Home and Community Education week in Pontotoc County.
OHCE is a program of continuing education in all aspects of home and community life.
The organization’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and to handle change in their home and community. With its relationship with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service, OHCE presents research-based information to its members.
OHCE provides monthly educational lessons, leadership development and community service projects which provide OHCE members an opportunity to apply this research-based information in their homes and communities.
OHCE has a unique position to assist individual members, their families and communities develop a higher level of living through education. No other organization is better poised to develop community leaders and inform citizens though the programs they offer.
OHCE members are the backbone of our families and communities. Through OHCE more leaders are made to lead our communities, our states and our nation.
OHCE is a statewide and county based organization. County Extension educators, family and consumer sciences, serve as advisors to county OHCE organizations. District and state Cooperative Extension specialists and supervisors work with county Extension educators and the OHCE program.
Working in a cooperative effort, OHCE members and Extension educators are able to identify local issues facing families. These issues become the basis for OHCE educational programming and efforts are made to help families solve these problems.
This week Pontotoc County OHCE members will be delivering kinder mats to the Ada Head Start program, pillows to Valley View Regional Hospital and Lap robes and bibs to Ballard’s Nursing Home. The Pontotoc County OHCE work each year to help community organization, provide scholarships for high school seniors, sponsor a delegate to Girls State, donate to the Special Olympics and volunteer many hours of service at the Pontotoc County Fair.
For more information on the Pontotoc County OHCE, please contact the OSU Extension office at 580-332-2153.