2017 Fall Membership Trip – Talimena Scenic Drive

We are going on a Fall Foliage trip to the Talimena Scenic Drive on Oct 26th 2017!  This trip was voted on by the members at the August meeting. This is our 15th year as the Rogers County Master Gardeners, so this trip will be a one time benefit for our members. The cost of the bus is FREE!!  It will be paid by the Master Gardeners. Your only expense is for the lunch.

We are planning on lunch at the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge at the top. The buffet will cost $16.64 which includes the meal, tax and gratuity. At this time the trip is only for members. We will leave the county building at 7am SHARP! Hopefully, we will arrive at the Lodge around 11am.  A stop is scheduled along the way to stretch our legs. Then it is off to eat and walk and enjoy the grounds around the lodge before leaving at approximately 12:30pm. With another stop along the way home, we hope to arrive at the county building around 5pm.  Anyone that wasn’t able to sign up for the trip can call Dora Johnson at 918-693-1962 or 918-371-2242 and you will be added to the list. We have a 50+ seat bus with a bathroom. Plenty of room left at this time. Remember this trip is for you, and we hope to admire the beautiful foliage of Oklahoma together!

For more information on Talimena National Scenic Byway, CLICK HERE.



To see the 2017 calendar of meeting dates, guest speakers, and events, please CLICK HERE.


2017 Newsletters

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Bigger-or-Different-is-Better Contest

2017 Contest Rules                                                            

  1. Entries must be grown by the entrant in 2017.
  2. Entries may be submitted by 09/30/2017 at one of the MGARC meetings or by appointment at the Rogers County Building or by submitting a photo of the entry on an accurate scale (a weight watchers scale works for the lighter items and a digital bathroom scale for the melons will do).  Photo must show scale, display, and veggie. Please submit to Ross by text or email.
  3. Watermelons, tomatoes and peppers will be judged by weight only.
  4. Sunflowers will be judged by measuring the seed head across its widest point (empty seed wells created by bird feeding will be included in the measurement).
  5. Oddly-shaped veggies will be judged in accordance with the fanciful notions of the membership in attendance at the October business meeting. Those veggies may be on display (at association meetings) during the growing season, but final judging will include pictures of the entries that matured earlier in the year.
  6. A Judge will be available with scales, tape measure and free comments within 3 days of a request. So please plan ahead in the case of a perishable item that won’t last until the next MGARC meeting.
  7. Entries may be discussed all summer.  Winners will be announced at the October business meeting and certificates will be presented at the awards meeting in November.
  8. MGARC judges’ decisions will be final. Entries may be thoroughly examined (a theoretical 25 lb. pepper might cause the judge to look for a loaded veggie).
  9. In the event of an alleged 50# watermelon, an effort will be made to weigh the item at the entrant’s location.
  10. The contest is limited to MGARC members in good standing whom may enter any or all of the categories.
  11. Contestants may replace an entry with a better one as the season progresses (one time).
  12. Entry Fee (none)


The contestant with the winning entry in each category will receive recognition of that singular feat at the October and November MGARC Business meetings, and a Certificate of Merit detailing his/her accomplishment at the awards meeting.

So let it be written.