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News November 17, 2015  RSS feed

Leon County EEA reports activities

The Leon Extension Education Association met with 20 present. Amanda Trevino Shortt, Leon County Extension Education Agent, reported took 145 kids to the State Fair (for agriculture). Leon County 4-H planted a “Bur Oak” tree at the gates of the Leon County Ex-Po Center, the BUR OAK grows in every county in Texas. There will be a couple of 5-K runs, the first being in Centerville on November 21st and the seconded being December (call the Leon County Agrilife Office at 903-536-2531 for more information). On November 14th and 15th the 4-H will have their “Food Challenge” in Buffalo. Opening exercise was given by the Normangee EE Club “Coins Left on Tombstones”. This told what the purpose is for each coin left on the tombstones of our precious and not forgotten armed forces ( if you are a veteran reading this thank you so much for what you have done for OUR country).The Penny simply means you visited the grave, a nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity and by leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the soldier when he was killed. These coins are collected at state and national cemeteries and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery OR paying burial costs for indigent veterans. The Leon County Health Fair will be on November 10th at the Leon County Ex-Po Center from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. The topics for Education Day and Cultural Arts Day for March 22, 2016 will be: Don’t Let Blue get to you, Emergency Evacuations, Preparing the Presenter, Eating What You Grow and Judging 4-H Projects. These programs are open to the Public (FREE of charge and lunch will be served). More later on these programs. The “Proposed Annual Budget” was approved. Our County Christmas Party colors will be Red and Gold this year and will be held at the First United Methodist Church in NORMANGEE on December 7th (Monday). The door prize was won by Celcia Bell of the Jewett Club.

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