AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Farm Bureau annual meeting set Oct. 15
CAMERON—Members of the Milam County Farm Bureau will join together Tuesday, Oct. 15 for their annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the county office in Cameron beginning at 7 p.m. No meal will be served.
Voting delegates will be selected to represent Milam County Farm Bureau at the state convention to be held in San Antonio Dec. 7-9.
The policy development committee is currently accepting suggestions for resolutions. Members are encouraged to submit their thoughts. All recommendations will be considered in drafting tentative resolutions to be voted on at the annual meeting.
4-H collecting items for soldier 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. agrilife.org/ files/2011/07/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.
FFA meeting to feature game warden Mayer
Rockdale FFA will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct 14 in the Ag building. Junior FFA meeting will start at 5 p.m.
“We will have snacks, a lesson and fun activities,” Madison Reynolds, chapter reporter said. “At 6 p.m. the FFA will introduce game warden Charlie Mayer who will be talking about gun safety.”
Texas Native Plant week celebration set Oct. 23
The public is invited to a celebration of Texas Native Plant Week at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 300 W. Avenue E in Milano, according to spokesperson Debbie Harris.
“This event is to recognize our native plants and celebrate the Garden marker reveal and Monarch Waystation at our newly built Milano Junction Memorial Garden,” Harris said. “ This community project, to ‘Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas’ project has been a huge success for the El Camino Real Texas Master Naturalist and greatly appreciated by the many wonderful pollinators visiting it.”
The group’s time and effort is to help support the Milano Bailey Bank Building project .
For more information, contact Martha Newman, Sandra Dworaczyk or Debbi Harris by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.