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Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest
April 19
06:25 2018

Five Stephens County 4-H Plant ID members competed at the Hackamore Ranch Open Invitational Contest on April 14 in Thorndale.

Mykel Walters competed as senior individual and placed seventh.

The junior team of Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Levi Adams placed second, behind Milam County 4-H.

As junior individuals, Moreno was second and won a $500 savings bond. Tatum placed fifth; Burchett was eighth; and Adams was 11th.

On senior competition, 4Hers from Comal County won both the Plant ID and Range Contests taking home two $5,000 scholarships given by Cody and Albina Fowler.

 

Cutline, top photo: Stephens County 4-H Plant ID team members Mykel Walters, Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Levi Adams competed in the Hackamore Ranch Open Invitational Contest last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Stephens County 4-H)

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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”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website www.breckenridgeairshow.com.

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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