SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY—
The monthly surplus food distribution by the Capital Area Food Bank drew about 200 persons to the KC Hall Thursday morning. Full Story
THE AG SIDE
Beef cattle drought stress meeting Mon.
A Beef Cattle Producers meeting dealing with drought stress will be held on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Pridgeon Community Center located at 351 Cooks Lane in Franklin. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude around 9 p.m.
Speakers and Topics include: Full Story
Houston Rodeo ends 2011 scholarship season with $9 million for Texas youth
Milam County youths can benefit from program
With the new school year fast approaching, parents and students alike should start looking into the opportunities for financial assistance through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to Rebecca Tomasick, Ambassador for the Milam County Area Go Texan Committee. Full Story
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Spring major show validation tag orders due Monday, Aug. 29
A nyone interested in showing lambs, goats or swine at any of the spring major livestock shows, such as Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, or Star of Texas in Austin, must order tags by Monday, Aug. 29. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Glaser named treasurer of Texas Deer Association Full Story
Don’t believe claims that raw eggs are safe
A f lurr y of inter ne t site s are touting raw egg drin ks or sha kes as “prim al and powerf ul,” w it h othe rs sug gesting uncooked eggs be blend edwithvanilla or avoc ad o for a tasty, he alth y sn ac k and st ill others insisting that the connection between raw eggs and salmonel la is a my th.
Su zy Weems, Ph. D., a nat ional food ex per t and ch air of Baylor Full Story
The Milam Count y Commissioners Court “burned the candle at both en ds” Monda y, hostin g hea rings on the 2011- 12 county budget at 9 a. m. and 6 p. m. in the commis sioners courtroom on the cour thouse’s fir st floor. County Judge Dave Barkemeyer presided. Full Story
Possible ways to reduce risks for cataracts
While doctor s st ill don’t know what causes cataracts, there might be ways men and women concerned about their eyes ca n reduce their risk for cataracts.
Though the following tips can’t guarantee a person won’t get cataracts, they might just help individuals reduce their risk. Full Story
Oatmeal is a healthy, hearty option any time
Oatmeal isn’t just a delicious, filling and energy-boosting breakfast food. When eaten on a regular basis, oatmeal can offer marked improvements in health, say experts. Full Story