E-T Staff Report

The Texas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences recently met in Weatherford for their 66th annual conference. Erath County extension agent of family and consumer sciences, Donna White, was among those who attended the event.

And two individuals with ties to Tarleton State University were recognized at an awards banquet was held July 29 at the Doss Heritage Center.

"It was a delight to see a $1,000 scholarship awarded to Tarleton State University senior, Madeline Fangman," White said.

Fangman, a human sciences major who will serve as a student teacher in Cleburne this fall, received the Ann Sonner Scholarship.

In addition to attending college and working, White said Fangman makes time to be involved with the 4-H club by judging local activities.

In addition to Fangman's honors, Dr. Richard Sale, who retired from Tarleton State University in May, received the “Friend of Extension Award."

"Dr. Sale has been a mentor and resource for county extension agents in many counties by providing information and education for area childcare conferences and trainings," White said.

Dr. Sale, who now resides in Denton, was a keynote speaker many years at the annual Central Texas Child Care Conference sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension and Tarleton State University.