THE AG SIDE
O.D. Butler Field Day set this Friday
The O.D. Butler Field Day is slated for Friday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Camp Cooley Ranch which is part of Circle X Ranch. Registration for the event will be at the Sale Barn (4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road near Franklin) from 8-9 a.m. The registration fee for the program will be $25 which includes lunch, refreshments and hand out material. Full Story
MILAM 4-H NEWS
Leadership lab registration due by May 31
Milam County 4-Hers ages 13 to 19 can sign-up for District 8 Leadership Lab that is set for June 26-258 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center on Lake Brownwood.
Cost is $200 per participant (Milam 4-H Council will reimburse participants half of registration). You must register on 4-H Connect, http:// texas4- h. tamu.edu. Registration is open now until midnight on May 31. Full Story
YARD OF THE MONTH—
The home of Rey Mata and Dave Melton, 520 West Belton, has been named yard of the month for May by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. From left, Mata, garden club member Joy Reagan and Melton. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Rockdale FFA selling tickets for cooler
Rockdale FFA Chapter is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Yeti Cooler. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
Proceeds from this raffle will benefit the chapter during summer and upcoming school year activities. Full Story
Kid Fish event returns to Dewberry Festival
In conjunction with the Dewberry Festival on Saturday, May 18 sponsored by the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, the Kid Fish will be hosted by Texas State Game Warden, Charles Mayer, and the Texas Game Warden Association. Full Story
Q: When was the first rain gauge used?
A: People have been trying to measure rainfall for thousands of years, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. Full Story