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Wellness fair scheduled, vendors being sought

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From Enterprise Staff

WOW, which stands for Working on Wellness, a program of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Deep East Texas, will be hosting a Wellness Fair for Polk County from 2-6 p.m. June 16 in the commons area of the Livingston High School located at 400 FM 350 South.

Those attending will get to enjoy free vaccinations, free food while supplies last, free vision and blood pressure screenings, free health and wellness information and door prizes. There will also be a free karate lesson and a free Zumba lesson at 5:15 p.m.

“We are hoping to add vendors that are willing to supply other services,” Linda Jones, a wellness specialist with ADAC, said.
For additional information, call 936-634-5753.

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Local student qualifies to compete in world’s largest junior high rodeo

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060522 local student qualifiesEmma Ivie, an eighth grader at Corrigan-Camden Junior High School, will compete in the girls breakaway roping competition at the 17th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 19-25 in Perry, Ga. Courtesy photo

From Enterprise Staff

Emma Ivie, an eighth grader at Corrigan-Camden Junior High School has earned a position on the Texas National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Perry, Ga. June 19-25 to compete at the 17th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the girls breakaway roping competition.

Ivie is the daughter of Brad and Ashley Ivie of Moscow. She competes in multiple events in the Texas Junior High Rodeo, most recently competing in Gonzales during the last week of May. She is a two-time national qualifier.

Featuring roughly 1,200 contestants from 43 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be competing for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NJHFR world champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 based on their combined times/scores in the first two go-rounds to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three go-round combined times/scores. Added money for the optional jackpot has increased to $100,000 and is available to everyone at finals who enters the jackpot in their event.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of all NJHFR performances will air on www.cowboychannelplus.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 19 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Golden Spur Ministries, and shopping at the NJHFR tradeshow, as well as visiting area attractions as Perry hosts the NJHFR this year. To follow your local favorites at the NJHFR, visit www.nhsra.com daily for complete results.

For ticket information and reservations, visit www.etix.com/ticket/e/1017434.

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Controlling ferel cat colonies

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Whitey and Ginger are the newest employees at Mike’s Saw & Supply out Hwy. 190 West. For many years, Mike and LaDonna Fuller, have worked to humanely reduce the population of the feral cat colony that moved into the field behind their store. While most programs that are established to humanely eliminate feral cat colonies are trap-neuter-release, the Fullers have taken it a step further with their own version – trap-neuter-employ. Feral cat colonies are a problem in lots of cities. Locally, Addie Spicer has made it her mission to help solve this problem but needs money, volunteers, and feline-friendly storage facilities to carry out her work. If you can help this cat rescuer with money, time or space please contact the SPCA of Polk County at 936-933-6888 or 936-755-3020.
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Solo And Ensemble Choir Contest

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On Memorial Day, 16 members of the Livingston  High School Chorale traveled to Pflugerville to participate in the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students who were awarded a 1st division rating for solos and small ensembles at the region level come from all over the state to participate. At this level, judges are college/university level music teachers. Of the 16 LHS students who participated at the highest level this year, four received 1st division medals. They include Chrislyn Whiteside, Eli Wood, Jeilyn Hagler and Justice Fryar.

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Lawn care program offered

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By Matthew R. March, MNRD
Polk County Extension Agent

The Polk County AgriLife Extension office is hosting a lawn management program for homeowners on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will allow participants to learn the skills needed for a healthier greener lawn. Topics that will be covered include species selection, establishment, weeds, pest, fertilization, mowing, diseases and general management.

Speakers will include local lawn care professionals and AgriLife Extension lawn specialists. The program will take place at the extension office at 602 E. Church St. in Livingston. The cost is $20 and lunch will be provided.
Please register by June 10 by calling the extension office at 936-327-6828.

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