Milam County Extension Office
100 E. 1st St . Cameron, Texas 76520
254 697-7045 Fax 254 697-7046

August 27, 2012

4-H News From Cheryl

By: Cheryl Walker
County Extension Agent
Family and Consumer Sciences

Fishing and Fun - Sept 8

On Saturday, September 8 Milam County 4-Hers and parents are invited to a Fishing and Fun
Day on the Lagrone Place near Milano. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and end about 2:30 p.m.
If you call the Extension Office, we will send you a map to the fishing hole.

Information on fish, tackle, safety, and much more will be provided by Shane Pavlicek, Fishery's
Department of the Texas Parks and Wildlife in Kerrville and Charles Mayer, Milam County
Game Warden. The Milam County Wildlife Challenge team will also show you a new 4-H
Contest about Wildlife. There will be a lot of information to improve your knowledge.

Bring your fishing equipment so you can fish. Also, bring a chair and your own lunch, snacks
and soda drinks. We will have fun learning the tricks of fishing and seeing what we can catch. If
you have questions or need a map, contact the Milam County Extension Office - 254-697-7045
or email

Calf Scramble Opportunities

4-Hers need to come sign-up to be considered for major livestock show calf scrambles. The
sign-ups will start in August for the Heart O' Texas show and in early September for the San
Antonio, Fort Worth, and Houston livestock shows.

A calf scramble is where about 30 youth try to catch about 14 calves in the Rodeo Arena during
the livestock shows. The youth that are lucky enough to catch a calf and then get it back to the
starting line will receive a voucher to purchase an animal. The 4-Her will then purchase an
animal according to the show guidelines. After raising the animal and keeping records on the
project, the 4-Her will return to show the animal next year.

If you are interested in signing up for the major livestock scrambles, contact the Milam County
Extension Office as soon as possible - 254-697-7045 or 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. The 4-Her
and parent need to set-up a parent & exhibitor meeting to go over guidelines and requirements. If
you are interested in participating in the calf scrambles, contact the Extension Office now to set-
up a meeting time prior to the sign-up deadlines.

Drawing for Calendar

4-Hers need to show off their talents and submit drawings for the 2012 2013 Milam County 4-
H Calendar. You can submit drawings illustrating your 4-H projects and the slogan "Milam
County 4-H for America's Future". You can submit multiple drawings for the contest.

Submit Drawings to the Milam County Extension Office by September 14th. You can submit
your drawings on plain white paper (8 1/2 by 11). Pencil or colored pictures will be accepted,
but remember that most pictures are printed in black and white for the calendar, so make sure
your picture will copy .

The calendar handout will be published and distributed on October 7 at our Celebration. The
first, second and third place drawings will receive money prizes at the Celebration. You can
submit multiple drawings, so get busy and start drawing.

Help Milam County 4-H - Buy a Raffle Ticket

Each year, Milam County 4-H holds a Raffle Drawing at the annual 4-H Celebration. The prizes
are all donated by 4-H Clubs and others, so the money raised will assist 4-Hers and leaders as
they participate in county, district and state activities. It provides funding for the county contests
and workshops that help train 4-Hers and leaders.

4-H families can get tickets from their club managers or from the Milam County Extension
Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. We are asking all 4-Hers to sell tickets to assist the
county program. The club selling the most tickets will have their representatives named Mr. &
Miss 4-H and the second place club will have their representatives named Prince & Princess.

The drawing will be on October 7 during the 4-H Celebration Event in Cameron. We need all 4-
H families to sell as many as possible to continue providing support to 4-H. Tickets are also
available for purchase at the Milam County Extension Office.

4-H Enrollment Opens August 15th

Enrollment for 2012 - 2013 4-H Year started on August 15th. All current 4-Hers and leaders must
go to the 4-H Connect - - and update their information and re-enroll.
New 4-Hers and leaders will go to 4-H Connect and set-up a profile and enroll.

4-Hers must be currently enrolled to participate in 4-H contests, livestock shows, and all other
activities. Leaders must be currently enrolled to assist with the 4-H program. Leaders go
through a screening process every three years.

4-Hers who complete enrollment by October 31 will pay $20 membership fee for the state 4-H
program. On November 1, the enrollment fee increases to $25. There is no charge for Clover
kids (kindergarten through 2nd grade) and leaders assisting with the 4-H program.

Invest $20 in 4-H and become an active member in the Texas 4-H Program. If you have
questions or need to complete a paper version of the 4-H enrollment, contact the Milam County
Extension Office at 254-697-7045 - 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, Texas 76520.

Milam County Junior Livestock Show

- September 4 Steer Tag-In from 6:00 7:00 p.m. at Youth Expo Building
- Show Dates - March 21, 22, & 23, 2013

Rockdale Fair Deadlines

- August 29 -- Broiler Pick-Up at the Home Demonstration Building at Fair Park from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m.
- September 12 -- Rabbit Tag-In from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Home Demonstration Building at
Fair Park
- September 28 -- Rockdale Fair Baked Foods Auction Entries Due.
- Rockdale Fair Home Economics Department Entries due during the show (see newsletter and
county website for details)

Major Livestock Show Deadlines

Major Show - Swine Tag Orders Due September 7:
If you are thinking about showing a swine project at the Spring 2013 Major Shows, you must
order tags by September 7 at the Milam County Extension Office. All swine projects for the
Spring 2013 Major Shows must order tags now and then bring them to validation at a later date.
Cost of tags is $ 12.00 each, payment must be received by the deadline.


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