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County officials attend conference


Representing Clay County at the Rolling Plains County Commissioners Court Conference in Vernon were Precinct 2 Commissioner Johnny Gee, County Judge Kenneth Liggett, County Treasurer Debra Alexander, Precinct 1 Commissioner Lindy Choate, Precinct 4 Commissioner A.J. Peak and Precinct 3 Commissioner John McGregor.

By Sherri Halsell

Texas AgriLife Agent

Fifty-two county commissioners and eight judges attended the Rolling Plains County Commissioners Court Conference at the Texas ArgiLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, Nov. 3.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service District III includes Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Kent, King, Knox, Montague, Motley, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise and Young counties.

This conference provided a wealth of information for county commissioners.  The conference agenda included AgriLife Updates, Wildfire 2011, Wind Energy – A County Prospective, and Redistricting. Legislative Updates affecting counties were presented by State Senator Craig Estes and State Representatives Rick Hardcastle.

The conference also provided county commissioners an excellent opportunity for networking with their peers on the Rolling Plains and they received six commissioners’ continuing educational units.  Clay County Judge Kenneth Liggett and Commissioners Johnny Gee, Lindy Choate, John McGreger, AJ Peak and Treasurer Debra Alexander attended the conference.

The conference was co-sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Continuing Education Department at Vernon College.

For more information on statewide programs and services available through Texas AgriLife Extension Service, call Sherri Halsell, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Clay County agent, at 538-5042.


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