Joys, Sorrows, and Well-wishes
- Marita “Jo” Broadus, long time Office Manager of the Polk County Extension office, passed away April 27, with her family at her side. She began her career with the Extension Service in 1967 as a secretary and later as office manager, sharing her skills, talents and loving heart with her Extension family for almost 50 years ~ still the “heart” of the Extension office staff at the time of her passing.
- Retired Polk County Extension faculty N. C. ‘Nels’ Anderson died on May 11th in Portland at the age of 94. He came to Oregon in 1946 as county Extension agent for Morrow County in Eastern Oregon, serving in Morrow County for 19 years, then took a leave of absence to develop an agricultural training program in Niger, Africa, from 1965 to 1967. Nels served as Polk County Extension agent from 1968 to 1974.