Rabies clinic offered March 23 in Thorndale

THORNDALE—Thorndale Middle School is sponsoring a rabies clinic from 2-5- p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Thorndale pavilion in the park.

Dr. Arlon Graef, DVM and his staff from Graef Veterinary Hospital of Taylor will be on hand at the pavilion to administer rabies shots and other shots for cats and dogs.

The rabies shots are only $5 and other shots will also be available. Please use a leash on dogs and a carrier for cats.

RFA commercial heifer show tag-in April 3rd

The tag-in for the 2013 Rockdale Fair Commercial Heifer Show is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Arledge Feed Lot Pens on Hwy 79 West of Rockdale, co- chairman Birdie Kristoff announced.

All Milam County 4-H and FFA members wishing to participate in this show must tag-in their heifers on this date.

Each exhibitor may tag in two to five commercial heifers. The heifers must have been brucellosis calfhood vaccinated by the tag-in date. They must have a metal calf-hood vaccination tag or a legible tattoo in their ear.

If you have any questions concerning the Rockdale Fair Commercial Heifer Show and Sale contact Kristoff at 512-446-3312 or Al Simank at 512-446-4270.

Nature Festival photo contest announced

This year’s Milam County Nature Festival, sponsored by the El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, will be held April 12-13 at Rockdale Fair Park. The opening of the group’s Nature Photo Contest being held in conjunction with the Festival has been announced.

There are three age divisions based on your age as of March 29, 2013, which is the date of final submission: Child under age 12; Teens ages 12 through 17; and Adults ages 18 and over.

There are five categories where each person can submit one photo in each one: People in Nature; Wildlife; Landscape/Scenery; Plants/ Flora; and Funny Nature Photo. Photos need to be 8x10 size, without any matting or framing to keep it all simple and inexpensive.

The submission forms and guidelines are pretty easy and can be obtained from the Texas A& M AgriLife Extension Service office in Cameron, or the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce office or easy to download from elcamino/naturefest/.

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