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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON for Monday December 31, 2007!A service of Cusack Meats, KIS Futures & Midwest Farm Shows
-- Haskell Cudd to be laid to rest today.
-- Have a safe New Year's Eve!
-- Abbreviated Trading Today for most Ag Futures- except Cotton.
-- Auction Barns Remain Mostly Shut All Week Long.
-- Check the Calendar...
-- Take a look at News9.Com!
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Haskell Cudd to be laid to rest today.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mr. Haskell Cudd, Chairman of the Board of Stillwater Milling Company passed away on Friday, one week after his wife of 74 years died. Mr. Cudd just celebrated his 100th birthday earlier in 2007.
A memorial service is scheduled for this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on this final day of 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan in Stillwater. The service will honor the lives of both Haskell and his wife of 74 years, Ethel.
Mr. Cudd leaves behind a family that includes several members that continue to operate Stillwater Milling, including Alice Fowler, his daughter, as well as his grandson Rob Bauter and granddaughter Stacy Bauter. We have served with Alice on the Advisory Council of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program and we express our sorrow for the loss of this wonderful family that has served agriculture in the state so very well. We have linked below a very complete obituary from the Stillwater Paper from this weekend.
Have a safe New Year's Eve!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We were not planning on doing an email today- but had been asked to get this word out about the Memorial Service for Haskell Cudd to our farm and ranch community- so we are offering a very brief update on this final day of 2007.
Abbreviated Trading Today for most Ag Futures- except Cotton.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We do remind you that the most agricultural futures will be operating in Holiday mode today- closing at midday and shut for Tuesday for the New Year's Day celebration. That's the case for Chicago and Kansas City futures markets.
However, the ICE-Cotton open outcry futures in New York will trade their normal hours on this last day of 2007. Cotton futures were closed last Monday for Christmas Eve- but will trade a full session today on this December 31.
Auction Barns Remain Mostly Shut All Week Long.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~While some of our smaller auction barns may be open later this week- the larger markets that are covered by the Federal-State Market News folks are mostly closed all of this week- with one exception. The Apache Stockman's Oklahoma Market will have their first sale of the new year this coming Friday, January 4.
Check the Calendar...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We will be continuing to update our 2008 calendar on the website, WWW.OklahomaFarmReport.Com over the holiday. If you have items that we need to add, be sure and drop us an email- we would love to hear from you.
We do have the link below for the calendar page on our website- check it out!
Take a look at News9.Com!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It will be a work in progress for a while- but we are very proud of the work of the Griffin New Media Team that have been building the brand new KWTV News9 website for the last several months. The new site turned on this past Friday midday- and it really looks sharp!
We would direct you to check out the various weather features that Gary England and his team are working on to bring to you. AND, in the days to come, the News on 6 web site out of Tulsa will be updated as well. Travis Meyer and company also have an outstanding set of weather information for folks across Green Country and beyond.
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