The Stonewall Courier (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 2014 Page: 4 of 8
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4 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | THE STONEWALL COURIER
Lions Club News
Linda Bradley/The Stonewall Courier
Cathy Stubbs, senior tax adviser with H&R Block, presented the program for the month-
ly meeting of the Lions Club on Wednesday. She gave information on self-employment
tax, standard and itemized deductions, child tax credits and taxes for someone on Social
Security and still working. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month at Hick-
man's Restaurant. New members are always welcome.
Wilder s Nature Journal
Texas 4-H spearheads
fundraiser for conference center
By Paul Schattenberg
Special to the News-Courier
BROWN WOOD — The Texas 4-H
Council is undertaking a statewide grass-
roots effort to raise funds for the 4-H
Conference Center near Brownwood.
The fundraising, which began in Janu-
ary, concludes June 12 — the final day of
the statewide Texas 4-H Roundup.
“Not since the chocolate candy bar
sales of the early 1970s has there been
a statewide effort for 4-H members and
families to raise funds to support the
Texas 4-H Conference Center,“ center
director Darlene Locke said.
The fundraising effort, named “4-H
Where Change Makes Cents,” is headed
by the Texas 4-H Council’s service com-
mittee members Christian Cole, Kadden
Kothmann and Kaley Yorgensen.
“These youths have organized a cam-
paign that will be easy for all to partici-
pate in,” Locke said. “Just get a jar and
a campaign label, then start collecting
loose change. Just empty your pockets or
look at the bottom of your purse or un-
der your sofa cushions to find that spare
change to put to use toward supporting
Locke said collection jars can be ob-
tained from the nearest Texas 4-H
Council member or 4-H’ers may use
their own. Labels can be obtained from a
Texas 4-H Council member.
“Make sure to write your name and
district on your jar and bring it to the
community service booth at the Texas
4-H Roundup,” she said. “Collection
will continue throughout the roundup
and will conclude at noon on June 12,
with individual and district winners an-
nounced during the day’s closing cere-
monies. During the roundup, there will
be a visual meter graphic for each dis-
trict that will be updated every night.”
The immediate goal of the campaign
is to raise funds to support the instal-
lation of two Gaga pits and a nine-hole
disc golf course at the 4-H center.
“If you’re not familiar with Gaga, it’s
a fast-paced form of dodgeball,” Locke
explained. “Both of these activities will
provide countless hours of fun for all
persons visiting the 4-H Center.”
The service committee will keep record
of all contributions and the 4-H district
making the most contributions will be
recognized at Texas 4-H Roundup with
a pizza party. Also, one individual from
each district will be recognized with
their photo on a tile in the 4-H center’s
“Wall of Fame.”
Locke said the fundraiser will be simi-
lar to the Texas Extension Education As-
sociation’s annual “Coins for Friendship”
effort where club members contribute
loose change at their monthly meetings.
“Annually, the group presents the 4-H
Center with a check averaging from
$4,000 to $8,000,” she said. “Since 1995,
the TEEA membership has collected
over $146,000 in coins for the 4-H
center. These funds have been used for
‘camperships,’ program enhancements
such as purchasing kayaks, sailboats, in-
stalling the cargo net on the challenge
course, dormitory renovations, purchase
of kitchen appliances and other equip-
With over 60,000 active 4-H club
members in Texas, the Texas 4-H Coun-
cil, the youth leadership board repre-
senting all AgriLife Extension service
districts, challenges 4-H membership
to support this fundraiser, said service
The Texas 4-H Conference Center on
Lake Brownwood is a 78-acre complex
providing summer youth camps, week-
end leadership retreats, training oppor-
tunities and many more programs and
activities. The center serves as a year-
round conference facility serving a va-
riety of educational, fraternal, religious
and social groups.
Locke said donations also can be made
online through the Texas 4-H Founda-
tion at texas4hfoundation.org. The
campaign is one of the selections in the
“Specify Donation” drop-down menu.
“Just be sure to make note of the 4-H
member and/or district that you want to
receive credit toward the prizes,” Locke
For more information, contact Cole at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Locke at
A flock of turkeys graze on winter wheat, which is a type of wheat planted in late fall.
Wild turkeys can be found all across North America.
"V TT TTild turkeys live just about ev-
\/\/ erywhere in North America.
▼ Vi see them everywhere on
the prairies, fields and in the woods.
The main thing they
must have are roost
trees for night time.
Turkeys forage all day
on the ground, and
at night they choose
a high tree to sleep
in away from ground
predators, like bobcats
and coyotes. They are
omnivores since they
eat seeds, nuts, grasses,
berries, and some-
times small lizards and
You can hunt turkeys in the spring
and fall, but it’s a little more exciting
in the spring. The toms, or the males,
gobble back and forth in the woods and
fight for the rights to breed the hens.
They fight with long spurs on their
heels and strut around with their feath-
ers out. Tom turkeys grow long beards
of hair right out of their chests.
This flock of turkeys are eating win-
ter wheat, which is a type of wheat that
is planted in late fall. A good stand of
winter wheat is a magnet for all types of
wildlife, especially foraging turkeys.
S.J. Dahlstrom is a Garza County resident and
author of the young adult fiction book series
"The Adventures of Wilder Good," based on a
12-year-old boy who enjoys hunting, fishing,
cowboying and just about everything there is
to do outdoors.
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Hodgin, Wayne. The Stonewall Courier (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 2014, newspaper, February 27, 2014; Childress, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth741363/m1/4/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.