‘Pray for Rain, county says
Milam County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a weekend of countywide prayer for rain Thursday through Sunday.
The request was presented by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs of Milano, whose jurisdiction includes much of Rockdale.
Isaacs said he wrote the proclamation based on a similar declaration by Gov. Rick Perry in April. Full Story
Fast facts on poisonous plants of summer
Poison ivy, oak and sumac are plants that contain an oil that may cause a rash on many people’s skin. Urushiol, the irritant oil in these plants, need only be present in a billionth of a gram to cause a rash. It is the most common allergy — affecting half of the population, according to the Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Information Center. Full Story
There’s a sea of grain sorghum in certain places in Milam County, such as here north of Thorndale. Full Story
Citizenship Day gives insight to county court, government
Milam County Farm Bureau would like to thank the elected leaders for their excellent presentations to Milam County 4-H and FFA students during the Youth Citizenship Day held on Monday, June 20. Full Story
Area kids place at district horse show, county recordbook contests
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Two Milam Count y 4- Hers competed at the District Horse Show on June 20-21 in Belton. Hannah Hux of the Cameron 4-H received fourth place in the halter–grade geldings class and Lyndy Laurrell of Rockdale 4-H placed 9th in the halter– registered mares 5 and older.
Congratulations to Hannah and Lyndy. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Resource conservation meeting July 6
Local land owners will have the opportuity to produce input concerning what the real natural resource needs are in the community.
A local work group meeting for conservative programs will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Full Story
Milam County 4-H members (L–R) Natasha Ramthun and Madeline Kostroun, both of Cameron 4-H, and Hailee Fisher of Thorndale 4-H recently attended the 2011 District 8 Leadership Lab held at the Te Full Story