Bulletin Board

September 26
The 2023 Senior Expo at the Bell County Expo Center will be Tuesday, September 26th, from 8:30AM-1PM. This year's theme is Rodeo! The event will be held in the Exposition Building with set-up that Monday. The event is free and open to the public and will showcase how Central Texas is a Senior Friendly place to live. Entry will get you a chance to win a 75-inch TV. Guest speakers are scheduled and various raffles will be held. There will also be vendor booths and door prizes. For questions, call 512-540-6875.

September 30
Join us on September 30th from 5 to 7PM (or whenever) at the Cameron Municipal Airpark in Cameron Texas for the 5th Annual Project Maynard Stang Cruise In. Once again our event will be accompanied by an airplane fly in, so come see some cool cars and beautiful planes. We will also have cool tunes and great food from Thorndale Meat Market. First 50 entrants to the show will get a goody bag wether in a plane or a car. We will also have a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participation in the show requires at least a $10 donation. Spectating is free.

October 1
The Annual Minerva Homecoming will be held for the first time in three years on Sunday, October 1st. Please come visit old friends and meet your neighbors for a noon covered dish meal at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR 232 Loop. There will be a very brief Minerva-Midway Cemetery Meeting followed by the meal. Bring photos and memories to share. For more information contact Deborah Dean at 512-429-1440 or Susan Dean at 512-429-1445. You can also email dean76567@yahoo.com. See you there!

October 2
The Milam County Historical Commission will conduct its meeting on Monday, October 2 at 10 am at the historic San Gabriel Baptist Church located at 263 County Road 421 just 7 miles from Thorndale, Texas at the intersection of CR 421 and FM 486 and FM 3061. The purpose of this Commission is to preserve, protect, and promote history within the county. The Commission members are volunteers appointed by the County Commissioners Court to serve. The meetings are open to the public. Current members are from all across the county including Gause, Milano, Rockdale, Cameron, Thorndale, and San Gabriel. Holly Jentsch of Gause is the current Chairman of the Commission. Anyone interested in promoting and preserving Texas history, particularly involving Milam County, is invited to attend the Commission’s meetings.

October 5
The next meeting of the Lunch Bunch will be October 5th. Guest speaker will be Cameron Chamber of Commerce Manager Melanie Reed. She will be discussing upcoming events. The Milam County Retired School Personnel will be joining in. Bring a favorite dessert or side to share. The meal takes place at Noon with the program to follow. For questions, call 254-605-4009.

October 7-8
The 7th annual Deputy Adam Davis Memorial Softball Co-Ed Tournament will be Octobery 7-8 starting at 9AM at Holland City Park. Concessions will be available. This is a double elimination tourney. Registration is $225 per team before September 30th and $250 per team after. For registration or information, call 254-339-0289 or 254-493-4769.

October 10
The Yoe High School Health Science department is hosting a Blood Drive at Yoe High School on Tuesday, October 10th. We would like to encourage anyone in the community who would like to make a blood donation that day to do so with us. The American Red Cross will make a donation to our Scholarship Fund for each donation made that day. To register please contact Mrs. Lehnert-West at vwest@cameronisd.net to set up an appointment that day.

October 13
C.H. Yoe High School Class of 1973 have 50th reunion plans for October homecoming in Cameron, Texas. The class will meet Friday October 13th at 5PM at the Central Avenue Bistro, 312 S. Central Ave (former home of Mrs. Hubert’s kindergarten) with Cameron Yoemen vs McGregor Bulldogs football kicking off at 7:30PM for those wanting to attend. Saturday, October 14 at 4PM a group tour of C.H. Yoe High School facilities which opened in 2004 will be offered. Classmates should meet at front entrance for this tour. Then at 5PM the group will gather back at the Central Avenue Bistro for our reunion. There will be a full menu with appetizers, steaks, seafood, burgers, salads, and drinks both nights to enjoy. The Steak, Stein and Wine Festival is also taking place in downtown Cameron on Saturday. Class members can join in the festival activities with an antique car show in the morning, craft booths, food and drink trailers, art show, and more beginning around noon. There’s DJ music throughout the day with headliner Gordon Collier Band that evening for a street dance just a few blocks away from the CAB. Bringing a lawn chair to join the fun would be a good idea. Also, there will be an original piece of art auctioned off to benefit Cameron’s Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Veronica Tepera Tucker 254 541-7462 or Lynne Litzman Hornung 254 482-0212.

October 14
Defensive Driving class for ticket removal or to save on insurance costs for 3 years will be held Saturday, October 14th, from 8:30AM-3PM at Milano United Methodist Hall. Those that attend are asked to bring a lunch. A fridge and microwave will be available. Cost of the program is $30 for insurance purposes and the certificate is good for 3 years. The cost for ticket removal depends on the need. Pre-registration is required so call or text 254-760-6110.

November 4
A Diane Yates Benefit Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 4th, at Cameron VFW. Plates of BBQ brisket with potato salad, beans, and fixings will be $15 each from 11AM until sold out. To go will be available. A live auction starts at 2PM. There will be a mechanical bull, free bounce house for kids, and raffle prizes. Shirts are $25 each. To order a shirts, call 979-906-1355.

December 2
The 15th annual Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball date is set for Saturday December 2nd at the Cadence Bank Center (Bell County Expo Center) - in the John Garth Arena in Belton. The evening will feature classic country music & entertainment by ACM and CMA Winner and recent inductee into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame: Moe Bandy. Multiple levels of sponsorship are available as well as individual tickets. To make your reservations or obtain more information regarding the event or the Scholarship program please contact the Bell County Youth Fair Office at 254-933-5309. The evening's events also include live and silent auctions, dinner, and a dance. All these fun opportunities help support the scholarship fund.

The American Legion Carlyle Post #358 in Rockdale is starting a new program called Post 358 Cares. It will send care packages to all active-duty service members from Milam County. For this program to happen, they need to know who is currently serving from Milam County. If you have a son or daughter, niece, or nephew, or even friend or neighbor that is from Milam County and is on active duty, please contact the Post at post358cares@gmail.com. Those that reach out must provide the name, rank, and mailing address of the active duty person. The Post is still working on funding and have been helped by a major grant from HEB grocers.


On Going Events

Hearts Homes and Hands is doing a cardio drumming class for seniors the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. It is free for them and it is held in the Methodist Fellowship hall. Hours are 2 to 4 pm they can come and go as they choose. ( stay for 15 min or hour as long as the choose ). Everything is provided the yoga balls and the drumsticks.

Book Buddies is back in action. Former members and new folks who love to read are invited. When: once a Month. . the 3rd Tuesday at 10 a.m.(June 22nd this Month)

Where: 1st Methodist Life Center(side door plz.) 208 W. 2nd St. Cameron, Texas 76520

Questions: Contact Trish: Sazzycaty2@gmail.

Or the office at 1st United Methodist Church: 254-697-4933

Coffee or tea and a light snack will be served please RSVP if possible.

Cameron Police Department has now started the year round Explorer program. This program is a career oriented learning for life and geared to help encourage interest in all career paths. This program helps students learn the life of a law enforcement officer, life saving techniques, and developmental skills. This program is open to anyone ages 14-20, no arrest history, good moral character, positive references, and must be able to attend meetings and trainings. For more information or to apply stop by the Cameron Police Department at 605 W. 4th St. or call 254-697-6574. Background check may be required and parent permission is required.

Rosebud Senior Center is open from 9AM to Noon, Monday-Friday. We have games (Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc.) each day. Box meals are served with a one-day notice. If you live in town and need transportation, please call us and we'll send someone to pick you up and return you to your home. Please call 254-583-4745 for more information.

Camp Gladiator training with Rachel Kirk goes on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the Cameron Courthouse starting at 5AM. For more information Call 254-482-0385.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in March through November from 9am to 1pm at The Yards of Cameron. There will be fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and other baked goodies along with artisans, mushroom logs, crafts, woodworking and much more. Falls County Recycling will also be available to take recycled goods. For more information contact 254-697-4970.

There will be washer tournaments benefitting the American Cancer Society on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Apache Pass in Rockdale. On the 2nd Sunday, bring your partner. On the 4th Sunday, draw for a partner. Tossing starts at 5:15PM with registration at 4:30PM. Cost is $20 per team, double elimination. Prizes will be awarded. For info, call 512-760-7194.

Fridays and Saturdays 7AM-Noon, there will be a Farmers Market at 2103 N. Travis in Cameron

Join the Cameron Library for Books to Grow On Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30AM.

The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is now accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to repond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more info, contact any firefighter or stop by the fire station, or call 697-4702.

The Yoemen Band Booster Club meets every 2nd Monday at 6PM in the Yoe High Band Hall which is next to the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The public is welcome. Memberships are also available for $10 per person. Upcoming meetings are Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 13th, Mar 6th, Apr 10th, and May 8th.

Monthly Meetings of San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 AF&AM in Cameron, located at 106 West 6th Street, will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month. A meal is at 6:30PM, with the meeting to follow.

Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Milano from 8:30AM-3PM. For class dates, Text or call: 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to: HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com for more informatio. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10% on your vehicle insurance by taking a class!

Every Thursday and 3rd saturday, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at Chriesman Community Center, from 7-9PM.

Milano Jamboree will be held the last Saturday of every month at 7PM in the Milano Senior Citizens Center.

Blessings From God Food Pantry distributes free food every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 8 am to 10 am. In case of an emergency, Call 254-455-0380. The Central Texas Food Bank truck is at the Yards of Cameron every 3rd Wednesday of every month for distribution.

Enrollment for GED classes is getting underway. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8PM. ESL classes will also be held. ESL classes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6PM. Cost of the classes is free. If you would like to enroll or would like more info, contact Karen at 593-3011 or 593-2744.

Are you 55 years or older & in search of a job in the Cameron area? Put Experience Works to work helping you. We are a National non-profit organization that provides training and job placement services for older workers. We provide paid work experience through collaboration with community service agencies in the your area. Put your experience to work today by calling 1-800-460-8801 ext. 2003 TODAY!

Standards of Care will be at Bea's Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

Crafting Galore will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 12:30-4PM roughly at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 111 N Travis in Cameron. This is a community group for all Handcrafters. If you're working on a project, competed 1 and want to share it, or just looking for ideas or instruction, this is the group for you. Use the side door and bring a small snack to share. Coffee and tea are available.

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