Posted by : March 6, 2014| On :
EUSTACE–The Clover Kids met at Purtis Creek State Park Feb. 16 for a nature hike guided by Purtis Creek State Park Ranger Mendy Davis.
Davis explained about the different animals living at the park and their habitats.
After the hike, the Clover Kids participated in a fun craft session making their own bird feeders.
The next Clover Kids meeting is at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Henderson County Appraisal District building.
New members and guests are welcome.
The Clover Kids will be working on their trash barrel for the decorating contest.
Craft paint and brushes will be provided but participants may bring their own as well.
For more information on 4-H Clover Kids call or text Club Manager Christy Turner at (903) 477-0810.
For more information on 4-H contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office at (903) 675-6130.
4-H is proudly supported by the United Way Fund.
Posted by : January 30, 2014| On :
Programs include Backyard Chickens, Edible Landscapes and Trees for North Texas
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Kaufman County Master Gardeners will host a Spring Seminar, “Farming by the Yard,” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Baptist Church in Forney.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and is $5 per person. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Event features information and vendor booths, plant sale and a silent auction. Light refreshments will be served.
Topics include Backyard Chickens presented by Jeff Raska, Trees for North Texas by Master Gardener Sam Keats and Edible Landscapes by Master Gardener Dianne Kaufman.
The First Baptist Church is located at 1003 FM 741 (College Avenue) in Forney.
For more information or to preregister, call Sharon Burden at (972) 932-9069 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by : January 11, 2014| On :
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Johnette Betts and Susann Petras were the first place winning team at the 34th Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake Bridge Luncheon fundraiser Dec. 5 at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City.
Players enjoyed coffee and doughnuts upon arrival, a delicious lunch prepared by Vetoni’s, and fabulous cupcakes, courtesy of Dot Irwin for dessert.
A vast array of prizes were available for selection by the first 15 winning teams. For any slam bid and made, the team received a prize.
The following volunteers contributed to the success of Bridge Day: Tenny Roche, Joy Simmons, Kitty Whitted, Sandy Ward, Roberta Hoffbauer, Mollie Norton, Barbara Austin and Sally Chapman.
Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is a non-profit organization that has spayed or neutered almost 30,000 animals over the past 12 years, to help control the pet population.
This organization was formed to help low-income families be responsible pet owners by offering low-cost spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.
For information about Friends of the Animals, volunteering or to make a surgery appointment, call (903) 887-7387 or go to www.friendsoftheanimals.org.
Tax deductible donations are accepted and appreciated and may be mailed to P.O. Box 5455, Mabank, TX 75147.