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Estate planning program set Sept. 17 at New Salem Building
Cheryl Walker

Mark your calendar for an Estate Planning Program set for 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the New Salem Building at Rockdale Fair Park. The workshop is only $10 per person payable at the meeting.

The presentation on “Estate Planning - Understanding the Tools and Taxes” will be given by Dr. Wayne A. Hayenga, Attorney and Professor Emeritus Texas A& M Extension Service. Dr. Hayenga has been presenting the educational programs on Estate Planning for many years. He will discuss wills, estate administration, trusts and estate tax planning topics along with legal, documents to get your business affairs and health documents in order.

Wills and trusts will be addressed during the program. A trust is one of the most powerful estate planning tools. It can work for you during life time and at your death. Your estate can avoid probate and keep the administration private. A trust can allow for benefits to your surviving spouse and then to your children. It often can protect heirs from squandering their inheritance.

But, most commonly, it is used as a tool to save income and estate taxes for families as Dr. Hayenga will explain. This is an opportunity for you and your family to get information on the Estate Planning Topic so you can make the correct choices for your family. The Milam County Leadership Advisory Board is sponsoring the program because they identified it as a major topic of interest to our citizens.

If you are planning on attending the Estate Planning Program or if you have questions, contact the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045 or email - cewalker@tamu.edu. When you pre-register for the program it will allow us to make enough handouts for the participants, but pre-registration is not required. Local financial businesses can contact the Extension Office if they would like to set-up a table of their estate planning resources.

ROCKDALE FAIR HOME EC ENTRIES—There is a big change for Home Economics entries at the Rockdale Fair for the 2013 show conducted at the New Salem Club House in Fair Park. In order to have the entries on display during the fair, judging will be moved to the first part of the fair week.

Complete rules and entry forms are available at the Milam County Extension Office (100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, http://milam. agrilife.org/).

Check the following schedule for new entry dates:

• Monday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., check-in for all non-food items (afghan, artistic arrangement, canned food, Christmas craft, clothing, collection, creative arts and crafts, drawings, folk art, handwork, homemade wine, horticulture, needlework, painting, photography, produce, scrapbooks, woodworking, quilts).

• Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, continue check-in for all non-food items.

• Tuesday, Oct. 15, noon-5 p.m., exhibit area will be closed during judging of non-food items.

• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8-10 a.m., check-in for food items ( baked goods, diabetic baked goods, decorated cakes).

• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.- noon, judging of food items.

• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m., photos of Grand and Reserve Champion winners.

• Thursday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 19, non- food entries on display to the public.


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