Schneider team roping, cookoff set for Oct. 5-6

SALTY—The 17th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Team Roping and Chili Cookoff will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Joey & Phyllis Hiney Ranch Arena, Thorndale (Salty Community), according to organizer Richard Schneider.

Friday night entertainment includes a three-person Steer Saddling Jackpot Contest, plus a two-person Calf Dressing Contest. The Steer Saddling Contest will start at 8 p.m. and Calf Dressing to follow. Steer Saddling is $50 per team. Calf Dressing is $30 per team.

On Saturday, team roping and chili cookoff jackpot events will be held. Cost is $50 per team for chili and $25 for beans. Teams may enter multiple times. There is a 70-percent pay back in chili and beans. Electricity is not provided.

To enter the cookoff, send money to: Maggie Schneider Memorial, 1205 E. Salty, Thorndale, TX 76577.

All proceeds go to the Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information, contact Schneider, 512-760-8689, 512-898-1800 or 512-898-2692, or Debbie Cepak, 512-365-4887.

LRBMGA taking new class applications

CAMERON—The Texas AgriLife Extension Office and Little River Basin Master Gardener Association (LRBMGA) are sponsoring classes for those wanting to learn more about gardening or those wanting to become a certified Master Gardener.

Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, beginning mid-January and culminating with a graduation ceremony in mid-May.

The fee for the class is $150, which includes The Master Gardener Handbook, a valuable reference manual each class member will get to keep. The fee also includes one soil sample test, field trip fees, speaker fees, materials for class, a name badge and graduation luncheon.

For more information about the organization, visit their website at

Applications should be received by the Extension Office no later than Oct. 1. For more information or for an application, please call the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 254-697-7045 or drop by the Extension Office at 100 East 1st Street in Cameron.

Applications can also be requested by sending an email to

Thorndale Ag Boosters holding quilt fund-raiser

THORNDALE—Thorndale FFA and 4-H Ag Boosters are selling tickets for a Thorndale Bulldog T-shirt quilt (queen size) to be given away at the Nov. 9 Thorndale-Holland game.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at any home Thorndale football games or at the Thorndale branch of Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

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