AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
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 short 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 man. 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 number 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.
Texas Master Naturalist deadline
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/howto 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.
Go Texan to hosts scholarship event
The Milam County Area Go Texan Committee will host a fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the KC Hall in Rockdale.
“In return for your support of only $125, you will be offered a chance to win one of the three top prizes of $7,500, $2,500 or $1,000, a dinner for two, four complimentary drink tickets and an evening of dancing,” ambassador Jennifer Hanke said.
Tickets are available through any Milam County Area Go Texan Committee Member. For more information, contact Hanke at 254-541-4699 or Sandra Waiser, giveaway chairman, at 979-219-4092.
Just 258 tickets were printed and 250 will be sold. Five tickets will be auctioned off during the event and three tickets will be sold as “last chance” tickets during the event.
Registration and social hour will run from 5-6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:15.