Entry forms due for major livestock shows
Attention all 4-Hers who have validated or have purchased tags and will validate animals for 2011 Spring major livestock shows. It is time to begin entering your projects.

Anyone who is interested in entering validated livestock to exhibit at Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Star of Texas in Austin need to contact the Milam County Extension office and indicate your intention to show, which shows you will be entering and what specie(s) you will enter.

We will organize a packet of entries, forms and rules for those particular shows and go over how to properly complete the entries. The deadlines to have the completed entry forms and payment for each show will be due in the Milam County Extension Office as follows:

Ft. Wor th Stock Show - Nov. 1

San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Star of Texas – Nov. 19

Remember that the livestock show websites will show a different due date than what is listed above. This is because all entries must be entered as a group by the county extension office. The above deadlines ensure that entries can be made in a timely, accurate fashion, and we have opportunity to clear up any questions/ issues that may arise prior to the online deadlines.

If you have any questions, or wish to pick up a Major Livestock Show Packet, please call the Extension Office at 254-697-7045.

MCJLS RULES– The 2011 Milam County Junior Livestock Show rules are now available. Check them out on the Milam County Extension website It is your responsibility to read the rules.

Entry nights will be held in Feb. 2011 in the Cameron, Rockdale and Thorndale areas. Dates will be announced at a later time. All entries must be received by the show secretary no later than, Feb. 25.

The following are important dates for tag-ins for the MCJLS:

• Nov. 22–Tag in for market lambs, market goats, non-registered breeding meat goats, 4-6 p.m., Youth Expo Building in Cameron.

• Dec. 6–Tag in for market hogs and breeding gilts, 4-6 p.m. Youth Expo Building in Cameron.

The 2011 Milam County Junior Livestock Show w ill be held March 24-26 at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron.

‘4-H CELEBR ATION’– The Nov. 14 “4-H Celebration” is new this year. It is the time for 4-H awards and recognition, but it is also a time for fun and celebration of 4-H. The 4-H clubs throughout the county are planning games, project exhibits and refreshments for 4-Hers and potential 4-Hers to enjoy. The event is set to take place at the KC Hall in Rockdale.

4-H is open to youth from Kindergarten through 18 years of age. Spread the word about 4-H activities and invite your friends and classmates to share in the fun. Here is a schedule of the 4-H Celebration event:

3-4 p.m.–4-H awards presentation to 4-Hers, leaders and supporters

4-5:30 p.m.–4-H Celebration games and refreshments for 4- Hers, potential 4-Hers and families to enjoy as they learn about 4-H

5:30-6 p.m.–Mr. & Miss. and Prince & Princess winners and raffle winners announced

RAFFLE– 4-Hers across the county are selling tickets to raise money to provide financial assistance for 4-Hers as they compete in contests and activities. The winners of the fund-raiser will be drawn during the 4-H Celebration on Nov. 14. Mr. & Miss and Prince & Princess winners will be selected based on the ticket sales by the clubs. 4-H families will be able to receive gift certificates for selling the top three ticket sales.

For more information or for raffle tickets, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254- 697-7045.

GIFT IDEAS–The Holiday Gift Idea Exchange is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. The public is invited to attend and see great craft, decorating and food ideas for the holidays.

4-Hers can demonstrate craft and decorating ideas or make holiday recipes for the refreshments. When you sign-up to present at the event, you will demonstrate your idea and also provide a sample for a door prize. Your ideas can be for any of the holidays.

This is a great opportunity for you to share ideas with others and learn new ideas. If you have an idea to share, you need to submit directions (step-by-step) and patterns or recipes to Milam County Extension Office by Nov. 18. There is a limit of two items per person. If you have questions, call the Extension Office.

This is a great way for younger 4-Hers to have a fun public speaking experience.

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