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Label Use Reminder for Enlist, Xtend

June 21, 2018

Applicators are encouraged to review label requirements before applying Enlist (2,4-D) and Xtend (Dicamba).

It is a violation of federal law to use the products in a manner inconsistent with the label.

The Texas Department of Agriculture encourages the following:
• Be aware of surrounding crops
• Know the buffer zone requirements
• Watch weather conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and cloud cover
• Do not apply if drift could occur to food or forage
• Be aware of nozzle requirements and operating pressures listed on the product
• Be aware of low-level temperature that could cause inversion and product drift
• Use clean equipment sprayers
• Do not aerially apply these products
• Do not apply through irrigation
• Review the label and rules with all individuals who might be applying product.…

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Nominations for County Committee Members Underway

June 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting nominations for county committee members, according to a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.

Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues.…

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Seminole HS Mini-Cheer Camp Scheduled for July 30-Aug. 2

June 13, 2018

The Seminole High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders will be hosting their 2018 Mini-Cheer Camp, which is slated to be held the week of July 30 through Aug. 2.

Cost of the camp is $45 per child, and is available for incoming kindergarten through sixth grade students at Seminole ISD.…

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Gaines Appraisal District Board to Meet in Thursday AM Meeting

June 12, 2018

Members of the Gaines County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors will conduct their quarterly business meeting this Thursday morning, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

Thursday’s meeting, which is open to the general public for those local residents who wish to attend, is slated for an 8:30 a.m.…

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Local Independence Day Celebration Slated for June 30

June 11, 2018

Gaines County residents are invited to come celebrate an evening of patriotism on Saturday, June 30, as both the Seminole Area and Seagraves Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Independence Day celebration at the Gaines County Park.

The celebration is anticipated to include vendors at the park beginning at 11 a.m.…

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Gaines Youth Invited to Free 2018 Character Camp

June 11, 2018

Planning is currently underway for Character Camp 2018, which is hosted and sponsored by the Gaines County Community Resource Group.  

This year, the camp is scheduled for July 17-19 and marks the 20th year of the camp, which is open to Gaines County youth ages 11-15 at no cost to them.…

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Collection Deadlines Approaching for 2017 Census of Agriculture

June 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is this Friday, June 15.

Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15, still have until the end of July to complete the Census online through the secure website found on the cover of their Census form.…

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FSA County Committee Nominations Launch This Friday

June 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning this Friday, June 15.

Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues.…

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Gaines Co., Permian Basin Counties Under Heat Advisory Monday

June 11, 2018

MIDLAND — A Heat Advisory is in effect for Gaines County, as well as a vast majority of the Permian Basin region, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service.

“It will be very hot today with highs exceeding 100 degrees everywhere except the higher elevations of the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains,” said NWS Midland forecasters on their agency’s website.…

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GCAD: Unpaid 2017 Delinquent Property Taxes to be Turned Over to Collection July 1

June 6, 2018

On February 1, 2018 the 2017 taxes become delinquent and began to accumulate penalty and interest as required by Texas Property Tax Laws.

On July 1, 2018 the unpaid 2017 taxes will be turned over to an attorney for collection and an additional 20 percent collection cost will be added.

Texans aged 65 or older can postpone paying delinquent taxes on their homestead by taking advantage of the over-65 tax deferral, according to Gayla Harridge, Chief

Appraiser of the Gaines County Appraisal District.  Harridge stressed, though that tax deferral for the elderly only postpones paying delinquent taxes on the homestead; it does not cancel them.…

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