Camp Conner to begin June 12

If the youngsters are already bored at home this summer, Camp Conner may be just the thing to cut the boredom while entertaining their minds and hands.

Camp Conner is a summer program for children six to 12 that is sponsored by the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A and M University-Kingsville.

"Each session of Camp Conner provides children with an age-appropriate lesson on one part of Texas history," said Hal Ham, museum director. "But because each lesson is going to be fun and is paired with an associated craft, the children will learn while having a good time."

Camp Conner is divided into three age groups. Six and seven year olds meet Tuesdays and Fridays. Eight and nine year olds meet Wednesdays and 10 to 12year olds meet Thursdays. All sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to noon and are $7 per session.

The registration deadline is one day prior to the session. There will be a 15-minute snack break during each session.

Session topics and crafts are

June 12-15 - geography and painting June 19-22 - Native American life and leather pouches June 26-29 - light in Texas homes and molded and dipped candles July 10-13 - the cattle industry and butter making July 17-20 - science in Texas and science experiments July 24-27 - space and paper rockets

Registration will be at the Conner Museum at 905 W. Santa Gertrudis on the A and M-Kingsville campus. For more information, call 361-593-2810.

Scholarships for grant writing seminar

Partial scholarships are available for non-profit and faith-based organizations, governmental agencies, schools and students for a Zocklein and Associates Grant Writing Seminar June 26 and 27 in San Antonio.

The partial scholarship is in the amount of $74. The two-day seminar is presented to provide the tools for specific revenue building, which will enhance the ability of an organization to carry out its mission.

Zocklein and Associates have been offering grant writing training since 1995 and have served more than 70,000 people. The classes, conducted at the Holiday Inn Express San Antonio, 1309 E. Commerce St., start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. both days.

To register, contact Zocklein and Associates at 1-800-371-5703 or visit the Website at

Public can meet AD candidates

The public will have an opportunity to meet three candidates for the position of athletic director when Texas A and M University-Kingsville continues to host meetings for each candidate.

The athletics director position opened in April when Jill Willson announced she was taking a consulting position with the NCAA. A search committee was formed in May.

All meetings will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall located on Engineering Avenue between Armstrong Street and University Boulevard on the TAMUK campus.

At each meeting the candidates will address their skills and experience for the position and then take questions from the audience.

Meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

June 14, Kent Stanley, athletics director at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. June 19, Scott Grimes, athletics director at Fairmont State University, Fairmont, Wva. Kevin Ozee, athletics director at Duncanville Texas Independent School District, met with the public on June 7.

Horsemanship School Program offered in Duval

A two-day Horsemanship School Program will be held Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 at the residence of Adrian Perez in Freer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Texas Cooperative Extension and instruction regarding riding ability, skills improvements will be given by trained Horse Program Assistants.

Participants should be able to ride a horse but are not required to be a member of 4-H. Cost to enroll is $40 for a limit of 20 students. Call Sam Gavito at 256-4591 or Adrian Perez at 207-0180.

SBA services offered

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) conducts a seminar every Friday of the month, for startup or existing small businesses, explaining SBA loan eligibility, popular SBA loans, and free technical assistance from SCORE and SBDC. Seminars will start at 9 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard St., Suite 411, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Seating is limited and seminar is subject to change. Call Robert Martinez at 361-879-0017, Ext. 10 for reservations.