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Oklahoman Published: August 20, 2014

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Noble Foundation releases Jr. Beef record-keeping app

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation’s focus has released a mobile record-keeping app as part of its Junior Beef Excellence Program. The app will provide FFA and 4-H students with the ability to capture key pieces of information from the field as they raise steers for competition. While the app is designed for students, it can be used by any producer. “We wanted to create an app that would provide anyone the ability to track animal performance out in the field, in the palm of their hand,” said Bryan Nichols, Junior Beef program coordinator. The app is titled Noble Jr. Beef Journal and is available for free download on iTunes and Google Play for Android. The app can also be used on a computer, not just a smartphone. To download the app, visit For more information about the app or Junior Beef Excellence Program, contact Bryan Nichols at (580) 224-6523.

Hiring event is set for troops, veterans

The Oklahoma CareerTech System and its partners are planning a hiring event for state military members and veterans. The Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event is a state initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education CareerTech for Vets program, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Fort Sill Armed Forces Reserve Center. Employers will be prepared to interview eligible applicants, said Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets coordinator. Registration, available at, is required to ensure job seekers can be matched with careers. Pre-event workshops will focus on interview preparation, resume pointers and attire, and will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 22 at the Worley Center at Great Plains Technology Center and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Harry S. Truman Education Center at Fort Sill. Registration is not required for the workshops, but is available by contacting Robert Phillips, Workforce Oklahoma, at (580) 357-3500. For more information about the hiring event, contact Ewing-Holmstrom at 714-6186 or, or Phillips at (580) 357-3500 or

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