Over 1,500 Kids Will Compete In Archery Shoot
I made it back in one piece from the Louisiana wedding this past weekend. My family and I made the trip to Lafayette, La. on Thursday of last week, arriving just in time for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at 6 p.m. Friday during the day I managed to get a haircut, get the oil changed, get a key fixed for the car and get one of the best oyster poboy sandwiches I had ever eaten and still had time for another party for the couple on Friday night.
Saturday morning I took my two boys along with, my parents and Joe and Deborah Bourn to Avery Island, La. which is where Tabasco sauce is made. Avery Island is a really neat place owned by the McIlhenny family, owners of the Tabasco Company. The property features a 175-acre private garden that can be toured along with a tour of the Tabasco factory. We had a great time at Avery Island but by the time the wedding arrived, I was worn out. The wedding was a beautiful service at the Acadian Village Chapel, which is a rustic type venue with old buildings that are made to look like an old Creole village, with the reception on the grounds. On Sunday morning we topped the weekend off with a sixth birthday party for my oldest son Levi and then a six and a half-hour drive home.
Last week I failed to mention the Cattleman’s Association Meeting held at the Multi-purpose Building on March 9th. This meeting was one of the best that I have been involved with, we had more than 60 people come out to hear Clayton Zwarofski talk about different grades of calves. I would also like to thank our sponsors, Lipscomb Brothers Livestock Auction and Farm Services South of Como for sponsoring the meeting. I would also like to thank Derek Beardain and Ralph Persick for cooking the hamburgers for the meeting.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about giving a series of classes on vegetable production. If you or someone you know would be interested please call the Extension office to sign up. The class will begin April 6 at 6 p.m. and cover a wide variety of topics that affect vegetable growers. There is a $10 fee for the class, which will meet four times.
I would also like to mention that next week the North Mississippi AIMS (Archery in Mississippi Schools) will be held at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville. This is a huge event for the county to be able to host with 1500 or so kids coming to shoot over a three day period.
The Yalobusha County 4-H Shooting Sports Kids will provide the concession stand for the three-day event. If you don’t have lunch plans on Monday thru Wednesday of next week, come on down and help the shooting sports group out.