MILAM 4-H NEWS
The day started off with a presentation by Shane Pavlicek, Fishery’s Department of the Texas Parks and Wildlife in Kerrville. He displayed a number of fish and taught the 4-Hers to identify fresh water fish. He also talked about fishing tackle and bait selection. After the presentation, 4-Hers practiced their fishing knowledge to catch and identify what they caught.
Following lunch, the group was introduced to the Wildlife Challenge contest by the project leaders Kelly Cooper, Susan Dean, William Dean and Patrick Dean. The contest opportunity was explained and everyone took part in a sample contest to identify animal tracks, animal parts, and photos. William and Patrick Dean helped the 4-Hers test their knowledge by reviewing the contest at the end of the activity. To close the day, Milam County Game Warden Charles Mayer talked about safety around the water, safety equipment and boating safety. He also talked with the 4-Hers about his job responsibilities.
SCHOLARSHIP TRAINING—Planning for scholarships starts long before the senior year in high school. You need to start planning at least by your junior high years in school. Grades, class rank, test scores, and 4-H projects, leadership and community service are all parts of the scholarship application. From 6:15- 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 the County 4-H Scholarship Training will be conducted in the Performing Arts Center at Yoe High School in Cameron. The purpose of this training is to help 4-H families get started planning ahead to prepare for scholarship time. 4-Hers and parents are welcome to attend and learn basic steps in planning activities so you will be prepared to complete the scholarship applications.
COUNCIL, LEADERS MEETINGS— Milam County 4-H Council and Leaders meetings are set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Yoe High School Performing Arts Center in Cameron. During the Council meeting a Celebration Program Practice will be conducted. Council members and other 4-Hers will be receiving information on their roles for the Oct. 7 Celebration Program prior to the council meeting. Leaders will be discussing the final plans for the Celebration, National 4-H Week and Tomato Club Recognition.