The Board of Directors of the Madisonville Cemetery Association has called for a special meeting for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Madisonville Cemetery.
The purpose of the meeting is to amend the Association bylaws to change the date for the annual membership meeting, which is normally held the first Saturday in August.
However, the board feels that there would be more participation if the meeting were held in a cooler part of the year, and also will consider having multiple membership meetings, rather than one.
The board also plans to discuss the enforcement of cemetery restrictions and acceptable communication/notification methods.
Immediately following this membership meeting there will be the regularly scheduled meeting of the board. Both meetings are open to the public.
This summer, Madisonville School district is participating in the Seamless Summer Program.
This program offers children 18 years and younger the opportunity to eat a nutritious breakfast
and lunch for free.
Starting June 4, and lasting through July 3, the Madisonville Intermediate Campus will be
serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
The policy is non-discriminatory and federally funded.
For information, call the Madisonville Child Nutrition Department at (936) 349-8067,
visit the summer feeding program website at www.summerfood.org or call the Texas 2-1-1
Brazos Valley Community Action Program is accepting applications for Head Start for the 2018-2019 school year.
The center, located at 901 W. Trinity, is open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The documents that are required for enrollment are the child’s birth certificate, immunization record, insurance card, picture ID of the parent, proof of address, proof of income and Social Security information.
Acceptance letters will be mailed July 16 for eligible children; on July 31, the program will consider children from families that don’t qualify either for income or other criteria.
For information, call (936) 348-3915.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on the Farm Service Agency, which will accept nominations for members beginning June 15.
Producers can nominate themselves or others. Check your local USDA service center to see if your local administrative area is up for election this year. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, may also nominate candidates to better serve their communities.
To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program and reside in the area where the election is being held.
Members serve three-year terms.
To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2018 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2018. Visit farmers.gov for more information.
Election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 5, 2018.
The Madisonville High School classes of 1954 and 1955 will hold a joint reunion June 22-24 at First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall.
Scheduled to speak at the Sunday services will be Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Hiram “Doc” Jones, a Madison County native and a 1955 graduate. Jones served as a chaplain around the area for about six years before joining the Air Force in 1969. He was promoted to general in 1997.
A 2018 Summer Enrichment Camp, sponsored by the Madison County Juneteenth Organization, will be held June 18-22 and June 25-29 at 1101 Seventh St.
The first week is full, but there are spaces available in the second week. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come basis.
To apply, contact (936) 668-2927 or (936) 348-2864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE STATION – Applications for the inaugural Texas A&M University International Beef Academy are being accepted.
The academy, available exclusively online, will begin in September and continue through July 2019.
The academy will be limited to 30 students and applications will be screened for selection. All of the instruction will be online and there will be nine modules to complete, Cooke said.
The academy is open to beef industry professionals, producers, professors, researchers or anyone with a good basic background in global beef production.
For more information, visit https://Ibca.tamu.edu or email IBCA@tamu.edu.
The Friends of Fort Boggy, who recently were able to help bring rainbow trout fishing back for the community, now offer “Certified Angler Education” programs for various groups and organizations.
Another goal of the group is to raise funds for the annual “Kid Fish” event at Fort Boggy State Park in which each child that participates in the clinic receives a free rod and reel and is given the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of catching a fish.
Another adventure of the Friends Group is Project TOAD, assisting the park in the rehabilitation of the present trails into “Tails of Adventure Discoveries” that will be self-guided interpretative trails with educational signage along the paths.
The Friends of Fort Boggy encourages anyone interested, in preserving the natural resources and assisting in providing educational programs for visitors to Fort Boggy State Park, to become a member of the Friends.
For more information about the Friends of Fort Boggy State Park and future events visit their booth on the square in Centerville this Fourth of July.