Sign up and get moving for your health
Cheryl Walker

The weather is getting better so your excuse for staying in the house and not walking is no longer an issue. Join the Walk Across Texas program and build a habit of exercising over an eight week period. You can walk as an individual or sign-up a team of your friends and family to keep you motivated to exercise.

Walk Across Texas is a free eight-week walking program sponsored by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Milam County and across Texas. Research shows that it takes eight weeks to build a habit of exercise, so the Walk Across Texas program can get you on the right road to building the habit.

Registration materials are available at the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron or on the Walk Across Texas website -

FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION— If you are a commercial food handler in need of a certification class and testing this year, sign-up for April 15. The class will be conducted in one day at the Lee County Precinct 3 Building at 8871 US 77 in Lexington at a cost of $115.

The registration fee covers the course materials, testing and instruction. Texas A& M Agrilife Extension Service offices in Milam and Lee Counties are conducting the training. Registration materials are available at both Extension offices as well as on the Milam County website:, under events.

Commercial food handlers are required to pass a certified professional food manager examination to operate their business. The course on April 15 will help you prepare for the testing as well as update you on the current guidelines relating to food safety. Food safety and sanitation, food flow and HACCP and managing the operation are the major sections of the training.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron - 254-697-7045 - email

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