AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Texas Master Naturalist holding open enrollment
Are you a nature lover? Do you want to learn from experts and participate in educational training, exciting field trips, conservation efforts and much more with others who have a similar love of nature? If yes, then this is for you. Education and fun is guaranteed.
The El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is planning a training class for new members starting on Oct. 4 and ending Feb. 7, with a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The classes will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays in Milano, with a few field trips. Some of these field trips may take place on a Saturday morning.
A detailed schedule is posted on the group’s website, http://txmn.org/elcamino/ training/class-curriculum/ along with other information. Procedures and forms to sign up are at http://txmn.org/ elcamino/how-to-join/ or available from the AgriLife Extension Office, 100 E. 1st St. in Cameron.
The entry deadline is Sept. 30 and class size is limited. You may also call or text class leaders Dorothy Mayer at 254-482-3235 or Jan Wise at 979-574- 4302 for any questions.
4-H Fall Playday Series in Lee County scheduled
The Lee County Texas Stars 4-H Horse Club kicked off its fall playday series on Aug. 24 at the American Legion Memorial Arena in Lexington, according to Patty Schulze, spokesperson.
Other series dates are Saturdays Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 with weather dates Nov. 16 and 23. Signup starts at 3 p.m. and events start at 4 p.m. The cost for each playday will be $30.
If you enroll as a member of the LCTS 4-H Horse Club for the 2012-13 4-H year each playday will be $25, proof of enrollment is required. Enrollments are completed on-line through Texas 4-H Connect at: http://texas.4honline.com. Event exhibitions will be $4 each.
Riders must attend four of the six playdays to qualify for the series. Events this year will only be three (poles, straights, barrels). Rider classes are Lead Line (3-6), 8 & under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19 and 20+.
Rules follow 4-H horse shows. Negative Coggins proof is required, no exceptions. For more information see www.leecountytexasstars.org.
Schneider team roping, cookoff set for Oct. 5-6
The 17th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Team Roping will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Lightsey Covered Arena in Caldwell, according to organizer Richard Schneider.
Saturday roping will start at 9 a.m. with #15 four for $200 with the draw option available. Pay back is 80 percent with adding $3,000 in #15. Followed by #13 and #11 ropings (four for $50). They will be run together with separate shot goes. Saddles will go to the high point header and heeler of each roping.
On Sunday, roping will start at 10 a.m., #10 with #6 cap four for $50 with saddles to the high point header and heeler. That will be followed by #8 draw pot with #5 cap, $100 per amn. Saddles to high point header and heeler.
Also a saddle to high point header or heeler, 50 years or older for the weekend. All prizes are fully donated. No teams will be held for prizes. USTRC # will be used. Negative coggins required.
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 Clay Schneider, 512-430-2684 or Matt Schneider, 512-430-0714.