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Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston

Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston
March 12
08:33 2018

The Stephens County 4-H Plant Identification Team competed at the Possum Kingdom Area SWCD Contest on March 2 in Graham. The team of Hannah Moreno, Nate Tatum, Miley Roberts and Kason Burchett placed first. Team #2 of Levi Adams, Abby Otts and Josiah Moreno placed second. Hannah Moreno was high individual and won a monogramed travel bag.

From there, the teams traveled to the Houston Livestock Show on March 3 for the show’s 69th Range and Pasture Plant ID Contest.

Junior Team #1 of Hanna Moreno, Nate Tatum, Levi Adams and Miley Roberts placed second. Junior Team #2 of Josiah Moreno, Kason Burchett and Abby Otts placed fourth. In individual competition they placed second, fourth, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 17th, respectively. Teams won trophies and individuals won plaques.

Milam County 4-H had the winning Junior Team and Individual. In Senior competition, Milam County 4-H was the champion team and Comal County 4-H had the high individual.

Cutline, top photo: The Stephens County Plant ID teams placed first at the PK Area SWCD contest, and Houston, the Junior Team #1 placed second and Junior Team #2 placed fourth. The two teams include, from left, Kason Burhcett, Abby Otts, Miley Roberts, Josiah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Levi Adams and Hannah Moreno. (Courtesy photo)

The Stephens County Plant ID Junior Team #1 includes Hanna Moreno, Nate Tatum, Levi Adams and Miley Roberts. They placed second in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

The Stephens County Plant ID Junior Team #2 includes Kason Burchett, Josiah Moreno, and Abby Otts. They placed fourth in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Hannah Moreno placed second in Plant ID in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Nathan Tatum placed fourth in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Levi Adams placed 10th in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Josiah Moreno placed 13th in Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Kason Burchett placed 14th at Houston. (Courtesy photo)

Abby Otts placed 17th in Houston. (Courtesy photo)


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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

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KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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