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VideoMissing: Male Boxer, since evening of Jan. 4, Hwy. 97 West, rear of Promised Land Creamery, $500 REWARD. Call 830-391-2240 with information.
Lost: Male Red Nose Pit Bull, "Chevy," wearing an orange collar, friendly, last seen on County Road 403. 830-477-6511 or 830-534-9094.
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Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
Seeking Diesel Mechanic for concrete batch plant in Wilson County. Experience with eighteen-wheeler and/or ready mix concrete trucks may be required. Company provides paid time off, medical insurance benefits, and paid holidays. Contact Mesquite Concrete, Inc. at 830-216-1530, ask to talk to Nicolas. 
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Animal ID traceability begins Jan. 1




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The Texas Animal Health Commission adopted new rules for Animal Disease Traceability, according to a July Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas press release. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, all cattle 18 months of age (sexually intact, parturient or post-parturient) changing ownership in Texas must be tagged with a Texas Animal Health Commission approved permanent identification tag. The metal bangs tag, RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) metal tags will be the only approved permanent identification tags allowed at this time.

The Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas, along with the majority of Texas livestock associations, supported an amendment to the proposed rule that would have allowed slaughter cattle to use a market back tag only instead of a permanent identification tag. Older cattle moving directly to slaughter need to avoid being placed in a chute and having a metal tag put in their ear. This practice would have eliminated many injuries, bruises, and additional stress placed on these cattle. Animal Disease Traceability would have been accomplished through the use of market back tags. Unfortunately, this amendment was defeated by a majority vote of state animal health commissioners.

The new rule, when enacted on Jan. 1, will require all producers and markets to permanently identify all adult cattle changing ownership in Texas. Ownership fire/freeze brands will not be recognized as a permanent means of identification for Animal Disease Traceability.

The Texas Animal Health Commission is still developing a program to distribute the metal identification tags to markets and producers.

Currently, the USDA rules concerning Animal Disease Traceability allows the use of market back tags for interstate cattle moving directly to slaughter.

If you have questions concerning the new rule, call the cattlemen’s association staff at 512-620-0162.
 

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