Jan

30

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 30, 2014

Courtesy Photo  Backyard Chickens, presented by Jeff Raska is one of many informational programs that will be presented at the Kaufman County Master Gardeners’ Spring Seminar Saturday, Feb. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Forney.

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Backyard Chickens, presented by Jeff Raska is one of many informational programs that will be presented at the Kaufman County Master Gardeners’ Spring Seminar Saturday, Feb. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Forney.

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 sbburden@ag.tamu.edu.

Jan

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 11, 2014

Courtesy Photo Bridge luncheon attendees  (from left) Johnette Betts and Susann Petras win first place at the Friends of the Animals Bridge Luncheon fundraiser Dec. 5.

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Bridge luncheon attendees (from left) Johnette Betts and Susann Petras win first place at the Friends of the Animals Bridge Luncheon fundraiser Dec. 5.


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.

Jan

01

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 1, 2014

Courtesy Photo Andrew Childress demonstrates how to prepare a strawberry spinach salad with chicken, a dish he will enter in the Food Show Jan. 11, 2014.

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Andrew Childress demonstrates how to prepare a strawberry spinach salad with chicken, a dish he will enter in the Food Show Jan. 11, 2014.

Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids sang Christmas Carols and rang the Salvation Army Bell in front of Walmart Dec. 7.
Despite the cold, the children sang and thanked everyone who dropped donations in the red bucket.
The Clover Kids met Dec. 15, and Laura Ashley Childress and her brother, Andrew from Cedar Creek Home Schoolers 4-H Club were the guest speakers.
Laura spoke about the County Fashion Show and the Clothing and Textiles Project.
The show is open to all 4-H members and entries are due in the Extension Office on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
The County Fashion Show and Roundup is Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Using props and examples of her past entries, Laura presented useful information.
Andrew gave a demonstration of his Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken entry for the Food Show.
He explained how to prepare the almonds with butter and sugar as well as the chicken and the nutritional values of all the ingredients.
Laura also conducted a mock interview as if she was a judge during the Food Show, asking her brother several questions he may be asked at the Food Show.
Food Show entries are due in the Extension Office on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
The County Food Show will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
For more information on Clover Kids, call or text Club Manager Christy Turner at (903) 477-0810 or go to www.facebook.com/HendersonCounty4H-CloverKids.
4-H is proudly supported by the United Way Fund.