Deadline May 27 to sign up for county camp
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

I t is time to sign-up for county 4-H camp at the Methodist Conference Center in Palestine. Camp dates are July 8-10. This is a great opportunity to have fun camping experience with 4-Hers from Milam County as well as 4-Hers from Robertson, Navarro, Limestone, Leon, Johnson, Hill, Freestone and Falls counties.

The camp is designed for 4-Hers from 8 to 13, but it is open to 4-Hers from 8 to 18 years of age. Teen 4-Hers will be teaching the sessions with agent and volunteer assistance. You will have a variety of fun activities at camp. The deadline for county camp application is Friday, May 27. The cost is $110 for 4-Hers and $75 for adults. Applications are available at the Extension Office (100 E. 1st Street in Cameron) and on the website ( in the April newsletter. Don’t miss out on the fun. Sign-up now for the County 4-H Camp experience.

CITIZENSHIP DAY—On June 20, the second annual Citizenship Day will be conducted by the Milam County Farm Bureau. The day is open to 4-H and FFA members as well as other interested youth in the county.

This year the Citizenship Day will introduce you to elected county government and the in’s and out’s of a trial. The day will start with an introduction to the roles of county government officials. Find out what they do and how they can affect your life. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to conduct a Mock Trial.

By end of the day, the 4-H and FFA members and other youth involved will have gained insight into how Milam County government works and will have met the actual people responsible for our government in Milam County. This will be a great way to learn about county government and then be a part of a trial situation. To sign-up for the Citizenship Day, contact the Milam County Extension Office.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9 a.m.—Meet at the County Court Room in Cameron; Understand Roles in County Government.

Noon—Pizza Lunch provided by Milam County Farm Bureau.

1 p.m.—Understand Roles in the District Courtroom; Participate in a Mock Trial.

Following the Mock Trial Learn Outcome of Accrual Trial Verdict.

2011 ROCKDALE FAIR TAG-IN—Entries for the Market Show will be due at each individual tag-in or pick-up at a cost of $15 fee per entry. Ownership and tag-in dates for this year’s Rockdale Fair are as follows:

• May 19–Steer tag-in from 5-7 p.m. at Arledge Feed Lot, US 79W.

• May 27– Broiler orders due at Milam County Extension Office. Price not available to date. Broiler pick-up will be on Aug. 31 at Home Demonstration Building at Rockdale’s Fair Park.

• June 22–Turkey pick-up from 5-7 p.m. at Home Demonstration Building at Rockdale’s Fair Park.

• July 9–Lambs, swine and goats tag-in will 7-9 a.m. at Rockdale Fair Park.

• Sept. 14–Rabbits tag-in will be from 5-7 p.m. at Home Demonstration Building at Rockdale’s Fair Park.

MAJOR SHOW TAG-IN— If you ordered major show tags for steer, lamb, goat or swine, the tag-in date is June 27 at Arledge Feed Lot, Hwy 79 west of Rockdale. Major steer tag-in will start at 7 a.m. followed by lamb, goat and swine tag-in. If you have questions, contact Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045.

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