The Milam County Aggie Moms are selling cookbooks. They are $20 each and proceeds go towards scholarships. You may pick a book up at Denio’s Furniture, Ideal Poultry, or contact any current Aggie Mom member.
The Senior Class of 2016 will be doing a Mother/Son dance on February 11th at Yoe High School cafeteria from 6-8PM. Tickets are $20 per couple at the door & $5 for each additional kid. The ticket price includes a free 4X6 photo that will be taken at the cafeteria. The dance is for Pre-K thru 5th grade. DJ Fernando “Nacho” Ramirez is playing the music. Refreshments will be served. Pre-sale tickets were given out at the Elementary Schools. For deadlines please contact your kids school. Carnations will also be available at the door for $1. Come support your little ones, and the 2016 Senior Class.
On Monday February 15th, Little River Basin Master Gardeners and the Milam County AgriLife Extension Office will host Dr. Barron Rector. An Extension Range Specialist at Texas A&M University, Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, his professional experience is biology, chemistry, plant taxonomy, environmental ecology, and range animal nutrition. He will speak from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on “Toxic Plants” and after a 30-minute break, he will cover “Invasive Plants” from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. These sessions will be held at the George Patterson Community Center, 609 Mill Street in Rockdale.
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department annual Chili Supper will be February 20th from 4:30PM until sold out at the Milano Fire Department and Shelter at 305 E. Ave C in Milano. Adults are $8, kids are $4. Plates include dessert and a drink. There will also be a live and silent auction. Donations are still being accepted. For info, call 512-429-0364 or 512-657-2660
Saturday, February 27th, Relay for Life of Milam County will host a Washer Tourney at the Ranch in Rockdale. The Tourney starts at 1PM, with registration at Noon. Cost is $20 pre team. Prizes will awarded. Pulled pork sandwiches and tacos will be sold. In addition, there will be a silent auction and chicken drop bingo. For info, call 512-760-7194
The 2016 Rockdale Chamber Banquet is scheduled for March 3rd at the Rockdale Jr. High at 6pm. This year the theme is “Then & Now”.
Are you looking for an exciting obstacle course to compete in? Come out and join the FABS Circuit Course Games for a one day FREE event on March 5th. This competition is for anyone who would like to participate ages 5 to adult, any fitness level, affiliation, and location. Participants from all parts of Texas to include Temple, Waco, Killeen, and Austin are invited. Registration ends February 20th. To register or get more information, visit www.fabssportsandtraining.com
Devin Love, born with a Congenital Heart Disease, has undergone many open heart surgeries, from birth to age 4. The family is hosting a benefit March 5th to help with medical costs. The benefit is March 5th at the Ranch in Rockdale. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle items include half a side of beed, custom cedar picnic table, Ruger .22, ice chest, and more. BBQ plates will be sold starting at 11:30AM for just $10. There will be a live auction at 2PM.
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce has announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet. The 82nd Annual Chamber Banquet will take place March 8th at the Cameron VFW. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including: Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. A more detailed description of each award will be available online at KMIL.com. Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, March 8th at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office.
With your help, the Thorndale High School Baseball Team will play Gary High School on March 12th at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston. The team is selling vouchers for $25, good for 1 Bullpen Box Ticket to a Houston Astros Game. Vouchers are redeemable for any non-excluded Astros home game in April, May, or June.
Bell County Extension Education Association’s 11th annual Luncheon with Style Show, “Fashion Stars,” will be held Saturday, March 19th at the Bell County EXPO!. A baked potato/salad luncheon will be followed by fashions provided by Cato. Musical entertainment and dancers will provide entertainment for the show. 4-H members with winning creations as judged in 4-H competition will also be featured. Funds generated from the show will be used for community service and education, support of Bell County 4-H projects, scholarships, and the Bell County Youth Fair. Advance tickets are available before March 14th ($10.00, under age 5 free) by calling the Bell County Extension Office (254) 933-5305 or from Education Extension members. Reserved tables ($100.00 for a table of 8) are available by calling the office or Kimberly Kennard Marx at 254-931-5657.
Walk, jog, and run your way toward a healthier life while raising funds for Yoe High School! The Yoe High color run will be March 26th and is open to EVERYONE in the community. All ages are welcome! Yoe High School will keep 100% of ALL donations and sponsorships received! In addition to the run, students will seek pledges and donors to help raise additional funds. If you're a local business that would like to sponsor the event please contact Yoe High School. Check in will be at 7AM and the run begins at 8AM. Parents and students need to turn in pledge sheets by March 11th.
The Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation will host a fundraising Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 26th, at Cameron Country Club. The 4-person scramble has a shotgun tee time of 10AM. Cost is $200 per team. Singles are welcome as well. Carts are $40. All golfers are invited. Meals and refreshments are included. Hole sponsorships are also available for just $50. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Plus awards for closest to the pin and longest drive. For info, call 254-697-3512, 254-493-7696, or 254-541-7461
The 2016 Relay For Life of Milam County will be Saturday, April 2nd from Noon until Midnight at Apache Pass near Rockdale. Help paint the county purple and be a part of the Milam County Relay For Life. Proceeds benefit cancer research. For info, call 512-919-1810
The 15TH Annual MARC RUN brought to you by The Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale will take place Saturday, April 9th at The Ranch in Rockdale. This annual ride benefits The M.A.R.C. (Milam Adult Resource Center) of Milam County. M.A.R.C. serves all Milam County Adult Residents with Physical and Learning Disabilities. The Ride for 2016 will Start and Stop at The Ranch. Registration begins at 9am with first Bike out at 11am. The ride fee is $20 for a rider and $25 with a passenger. The Ride fee includes a BBQ Meal with all the trimmings after the ride. They will also be selling plates for $10 to the public starting at 11:30am until sold out. Long sleeve and Pocket ride shirts will be for sale by pre-order. The deadline to order is March 7th. Shortsleeve shirts will be available day of, in addition to ride pins. Last bike in is 4PM. After the ride will be a live auction, 50-50 drawing, DJ music, and door prizes. Awards will also be handed out. For info, call 512-540-2561 or 512-299-7446
The 4th Annual Milam County Aggie Moms Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 23rd at the Rockdale Country Club. Two Tee Times are available at 9am & 1pm. The 4 Man Scramble is $60 per Man, with Lunch and Cart included. Hole Sponsorships are atill available! For info contact Robin Galbreath 512-569-1742 or Darla Willingham 512-760-5428.
On Going Events
Karaoke 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010
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 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 or $20 per family. With a membership you will receive a yard sign to show your support the Yoe Band.
American Legion Riders are looking for Veterans that are motorcycle riders. The chapter will be out of Post 9 in Cameron. For info, call 254-605-0601
Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. 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! usa
1st and 3rd Saturdays senior citizens Milano Playboys free music in Christman between Milano and Caldwell.
Every Thursday and 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 will distribute food to citizens on the first and third tuesday of each month. The first Tuesday, hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the third Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
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.
Adult ESL classes have resumed at Ben Milam Elementary. Classes are taught on Monday and Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:00. Please come to improve your English speaking and writing skills.
Cameron ISD is asking citizens over 65 years old that dont have a Senior Yoeman Club Card and want one, call 697-3512 to make arrangements for taking their picture and obtaining a card. The Senior Yoeman Card will allow you to come to any Cameron ISD sponsored extra-curricular event free of charge. For questions or information, call 697-3512.
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.