Brand renewal deadline nearing February 29

Ranchers will have until Wednesday, Feb. 29 to renew their registration, Milam Deputy County Clerk Jodi Morgan announced.

“On Thursday, March 1 all brands that have not been renewed will become ‘ open brands’ for the general public. Any brand that is not renewed becomes ‘ void’ on March 1 in accordance with the Agriculture Code,” Morgan said.

Contact the Milam County Clerk’s Office at 254- 697-7049 with any questions.

Rockdale FFA barbecue fund-raiser March 4

Rockdale FFA will hold a barbecue dinner fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at the RISD Ag building located on Murray Street, according to advisor Amanda Grigsby.

Tickets are $8 each and the plates will include brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans and all the fixings. Plates are to go only. Tickets are available from any FFA member and will be on sale through Feb. 27.

Tickets are pre-sale only and will not be available at the door. For more information contact Grigsby or Art Free at 512-430- 6190.

4D barrel race March 4

Rockdale Ag Boosters w ill sponsor a 4D open barrel race on Sunday, March 4 at the Rockdale Fair Park Arena.

Exhibitions are 12:30- 2: 45 p.m. and cost three for $12 or one for $5. Open starts at 3 p.m. and is $35 per entry.

Concession available, proceeds go to the Rockdale Ag Boosters.

For more info, contact Monica Garrison at 254-697-4392.

Rabies clinic March 17

Thorndale Middle School is sponsoring a rabies clinic from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Thorndale park pavilion, spokesperson Jana Richardson announced.

Dr. A rlon Graef, DVM and staff from Graef Veterinary Hospital of Taylor will be on hand to administer rabies shots for cats and dogs. The rabies shots are $5 and other shots are available. Please use a leash on dogs and a carrier for cats.

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