Friday, May 2, 2008

Leon County 4-H Shooting Sports Advance to State!

Shooting sports events are a necessary and functional part of the Leon
County 4-H Program. Kids
and youth development are our primary objectives. We seek
simultaneously to educate young people and to
introduce them to enjoyable, socially acceptable, mentally and
physically challenging, character-building
sports. Among those items are shooting sports. Fun and safety are
primary products, and they are deeply
intertwined with the rules, formalizing courtesy and maintaining order.

The Leon County 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses current rules of
several archery governing bodies with some modifications to meet the
objectives of the program or to increase the success rates of youth
participating in the program. In 4-H events, 4-H rules and regulations supersede
all other rules where differences exist. Leon County 4-H members
competing in the District Competion were Faith Lipsey, Matt Gilliam, Andy
Johnson, Tobe Johnson, Jeffery Smith, Peyton Mulson, Blake Payne, Jermery
Minter, Riley Conn, Travis Eldridge, Leanne Gore, Morgan Mulson, Ross
Beshears, Curtis Wilson, Cassie Ferguson, Marc McLeod, Pete Lipsey,
Sara Ewing, Paige Eldridge, Michael, Johnston,Nathanial Young, Austin
Jacobs, Seth Folsom, William Barnett, Layne Wilson, Ryan Payne, Kyle Stout,
Calvin Young, Reagan Robertson, Micheal Johnston, Travis Eldridge,
Michael Morelock, Calvin and Tyler Jacobs. A special thanks to this years
shooting sports coaches Mr. Mike Port, Mr. Ron Morelock and Mr. Steve

Pic 1 Leon County 4-H Shooting Sports Team after awards ceremony at
District 8 Contest.

PIC 2 A view on the firing line of Leon County 4-H members at District
8 4-H Shooting Sports Competition.

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Monday, April 28, 2008

Is Garden Time Again In Leon County

The garden tour is made up of home gardens scattered throughout Leon
County who are real gardeners...who have generously consented to share
their gardens with you.
You are invited to enjoy the beauty and serenity of our country side by
attending the Third Annual Leon County Garden Tour รข€“ 2008. It will be
held on Tuesday, June 3, with registration at 4:30pm and boarding the
bus at 5:00pm in the Leon County Annex parking area. Visitors on the
tour will be able to view a production vegtable garden, and two home
landscape features ending with a light dinner on the last stop in the
garden. Please join us this year for what promises to be yet another
unique and intimate look into three very special Leon County gardens.

The tour is open to the public; however, preregistration and a fee of
$10.00 is requested for all attendees. You may preregister by
the Texas Agrilife Extension Service at 903.536.2531 or by email at
Extension programs serve of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level,
race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The Texas
A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County
Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service
P.O. Box 188
Centerville, TX 75833

Sunday, April 27, 2008

State MG Conference

The Texas Master Association recognized and presented awards for
exemplary Graphic Presentations, Mass Media, Newsletter, Publications,
Educational Programs, Projects, and Master Gardener Associations at
the TMGA
State Conference held April 24-26, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. The Awards
Program is divided into three classes, small, medium and large
associations according to the number of paid Texas Master Gardeners in
association. The only three year old group in Leon County was
recognized for
outstanding work in an educational program. An Educational Program is
a teaching opportunity presented by Master Gardeners to a group
providing educational information about a horticultural topic, ie.
talk, info booth etc. To qualify for this award, the program must have
Two (2) or more certified Master Gardeners involved in planning,
development and implementation. The program may be ongoing, however
the award
will be based on accomplishments during the award year. Only the
portion of the Program that has educational value and impact/benefit
on the
community will be judged.

Picture is :

Leon County Master Gardeners at State Awards Program in Conroe, Texas.

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service
P.O. Box 188
Centerville, TX 75833