County photo winners named, advance to district
Cheryl Walker

Six 4-Hers submitted photos for the County Photography Contest. Junior and senior first place winning photos will be submitted to the district contest. District photography contest entries will be on display during the Heart O’ Texas Fair in Waco in October. Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers on outstanding photos. Winners were:


Domestic animal—1. Mason Leifeste; 2. James Jester.

Catch all—1. Taylor Jester; 2. James Jester.

Nature—1. Taylor Jester; 2. James Jester.

Night photography—1. James Jester.

Plant, theme and wildlife—1. Taylor Jester.


Domestic animals, elements, plant, wildlife—1. Samantha Sanders; 2. Ryan Luckey.

Dominant­— 1. Ryan Luckey; 2. Samantha Sanders.

Catch all, marine, nature, night photography—1. Ryan Luckey.


Domestic animal, dominant, element, people, plant, catch all, details, wildlife, marine, nature, food, theme—1. Emily McCoy.

MAJOR CALF SCRAMBLES— 4-Hers interested in major livestock show calf scrambles need to contact Milam County Extension Office as soon as possible, but at least by Oct. 1. 4-Hers and their parents must arrange a conference with Jon Gersbach, CEA- Ag to discuss the application process and guidelines.

General guidelines for major show calf scrambles are: participants must be be bonafide members of a Texas County 4-H Club; participants must have reached their 12th, but not their 18th birthday on Jan. 1 and not be enrolled beyond their junior year in high school; participants must be selected by their CEA.

If you are interest, contact Jon Gersbach at the Milam County Extension Office, 254- 697-7045.

PRESERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY— The Texas State Preservation Board in partnership with the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is pleased to present an annual photography contest for members of the Texas 4-H and FFA Programs. This photography contest allows 4-H and FFA members to showcase Texas Agriculture through photos.

A select number of the photographs will be displayed in the Texas State Capitol Agriculture Museum starting in January 2014. Selected photographs will feature a place card with the photographer’s name, city and age. Photos will remain on display for one year in the Agriculture Museum.

The deadline for entering the contest on-line is Oct. 15 and will be done through the Texas 4-H website For more information and rules and guidelines, go to the Texas 4-H photography website.

4-H collecting items for soldier care packages

Rockdale 4-H Club is collecting items for care packages for soldiers.

Rockdale 4-Hers are working with other 4-Hers from across the county in a large community service project, according to spokesperson Yvette McCoy.

The group will be in front of the Walmart in Rockdale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 collecting donated items. The items being collected include snacks, toiletries, books and lots more. A full list can be found at http://milam. Military-Community-Service May-2013.pdf.

“We will also be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for Operation Huggables, which are donated to children of military parents when they are deployed,” McCoy said.

FMI: Yvette McCoy at 512- 446-2842 or Susan Dean at 512-446-2845.

All community support is greatly appreciated and if you are unable to drop off, please contact us and we will pick up donations, McCoy said.

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