The Annual 2022 Bell County Senior Expo will be held at the Bell County Expo Center on Tuesday, September 27th, from 8:30AM to Noon. This event is free and open to the public. The Senior Expo is designed to showcase how businesses, organizations and activities in the Central Texas area make our community a Senior Friendly place to live. With 93 vendors, participants can pick up information on nutrition and fitness, housing, financial planning, pharmaceuticals, volunteer opportunities, hobbies and leisure activities, as well as learn about retirement communities, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, insurance, after-life arrangements and more. Each visitor will be provided with a Senior Expo bag so they can bring home some goodies and lots of information from our vendors. The no-pressure, fun-filled day will also include musical entertainment, special giveaways and drawings for door prizes. This year there will be two different HD televisions given away. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event provided by the vendors. So be sure to visit every booth! The Bell County Public Health Department will be onsite to provide COVID boosters and various immunizations depending on availability. Advent Health care will provide medical services to check blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and glucose readings, and Texas Hearing will be there to provide free hearing screenings. The Senior Expo will also host two guest speakers upstairs in the Special Events room, which can be accessed via stairs or elevator. 9-10AM we have the Scott Zipp Agency- We solve the financial issues of living too long, dying too young, or becoming sick. He will discuss Zero-Cost Medicare and Health Insurance options. 10:30-11:30AM Lisa Wilkins Hyde will discuss the importance of Putting Your House in Order through estate planning, for peace of mind for you and your family and reducing the emotional and financial burden your family could face during this difficult time.
The Davilla Community annual Fall Festival will be held from 5-9PM Saturday, October 1st, in the Davilla Community Center. Come for fun and games such as ring toss, fish pond and duck pond, cake walk, bean bag toss, hay rides, a bounce house, and petting zoo. They will also have food of all kinds like sausage wraps, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, drinks, and home baked goods. A silent auction will be held and the night ends with a fireworks display, weather permitting.
There will be a Communitywide Garage Sale from 8AM-3PM Saturday, October 1st, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. Indoor booth rental is 1 for $20 and 2 for $30. Outdoor booth rental is $10. There will be a bake sale, photo booth, facepainting, crafts, and entertainment.
The 51st annual State Tractor Show will begin at 9AM Saturday, October 1st, at 1717 Eberhardt Road in Temple. There will be a tractor pull and parade, flea market, arts and crafts, food trucks, corn shelling, wheat thrashing, blacksmithing, and a big engine crank. Admission is $10, though kids 12 and under are free. For info, visit Texasedtea.org.
Rogers ISD Theatre Department will produce Charlotte's Web for their first show this year at the Carol Bonds Building Cafeteria in Rogers. The performance date is October 1st with 2 showtimes available: 3PM and 7PM. VIP tickets are $15 and include special marked sections. General admission seats are $8. VIP seating will be marked and reserved first-come-first-serve. Get your tickets soon! VIP tickets are selling fast. For tickets, please visit www.rogerstheatre.ludus.com
The Rice Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 11AM October 1st at the cemetery. The meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to 2221 CR241. For info, call 512-826-1189.
The Annual Minerva Homecoming will be held for the first time in three years on Sunday, October 2nd. 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 call 512-429-1440 or 512-429-1445. You can also email email@example.com. See you there!
There will be a blood drive at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Cyclone, sponsored by the knights of Columbus. It will be October 2nd from 8-11AM in the parish hall. Free breakfast will be provided. It is recommended that donors sign up online, but walk ins are welcome.
Milam County Farm Bureau invites you to their annual meeting and dinner Monday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Cameron. The meal will be catered by Agnes Kostroun. RSVP by September 26th to 254-697-6488 or 512-446-5156.
The Milam County Historical Commission will conduct its meeting on Monday, October 3 at 10 am at the historic St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron. The meeting will include a presentation by Monica Schiller who will give us a brief history of the Church. The purpose of this Commission is to preserve, protect, and promote history within the county. The meeting will include updates on El Camino Real de los Tejas Historic Trail, the 1895 Project, hundreds of historic cemeteries, and multiple individual restoration efforts. 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. Joan Ratliff of Rockdale 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.
Cameron Police will host National Night Out from 5:30-7:30PM October 4th at the Cameron Police Station at 605 West 4th. Please come to this event to enjoy vendors, free food, and drinks.
Rockdale Police will host National Night Out from 6-8PM October 4th at the Patterson Center in Rockdale. Come meet your officers, city officials, and others. There will be free food, fun, and games. A dunking booth is also scheduled. Raffle prizes will be available.
Granger Police will host National Night Out from 5:30-7:30PM October 4th at Granger City Park. They will have free hot dogs, drinks, fingernail painting, a jump house, and more.
Lexington Police will host National Night Out from 6-8PM October 4th at Lexington City Square. Residents are invited to meet police and first responders, civic officials, and more. This event is free and will include food, fun, and games.
The Milano VFD Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Fall Garage sale on October 6th, 7th & 8th. Times will be 8AM to 6PM on the 6th & 7th and 8AM to 3PM on the 8th. All proceeds go to the Milano VFD.
Lunch Bunch is a monthly fellowship noon meal hosted by First United Methodist Church of Cameron, held on the First Thursday in Family life Center, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Each month there is a speaker who shares information about the community. The main dish is furnished by FUMC, those who are able are asked to bring a food dish to share. The next meeting will be October 6, 2022. Our speaker will be Robert Kirkpatrick from Milam County Health Department. He Will share information about programs for the county. The Milam County Retired School Personal Association will be joining us for lunch. If you come at 11:30 and have your Medicare Card, you will be able to get your FREE Flu Shot!! CVS Pharmacy of Cameron will be on hand to give the vaccine. Please come and enjoy food and fellowship while hearing about what is going on in our community. For more information contact Lue Wenzel at 254-605-4009.
The Cameron Rotary Club annual Spaghetti Supper and Homecoming Tailgate will be Friday, October 7th, from 5-7PM in the Yoe High Cafeteria. Plates are $10 each.
The Cameron Yoemen 2012 State Championship 10-year reunion is scheduled for Homecoming on October 7th. The 2012 team members will get FREE entry into the game with a team introduction at 7:05PM. A reception will be held in the weight room and refreshments will be served. A post game tailgate will take place at Circle S BBQ and the kitchen will be open. The 2012 state title game will be shown.
The Yoe High Class of 1992 will hold their 30 year high school reunion Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, October 8th, at the Central Avenue Bistro in Cameron from 5-10PM. Text 254-760-1565 for more information.
There will be a giant yard sale starting at 8AM October 8th in the Jones Prairie community. There will be vendors, wood and fibre artists, and a huge plant sale. All plant sale funds will go toward the Little River Baptist Church. Shoppers, vendors, trucks, and trailers are welcome on FM979 to CR269 at the 1st entrance on the right.
The 52nd Annual Tri-City Gem and Mineral Show will be available for Temple, Belton, Killeen, and the surrounding communties October 8-9,2022 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple, Texas. The hours are 9 AM-6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM-5 PM on Sunday. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for teens ages 13-17 and free under 12 years with parent or guardian. The Show will have eighteen Vendors with rocks, gemstones, jewelry, geodes, slabs, beads, children's activities and demonstrations of working with gemstones. There is free parking and the snack bar will be open. The Show is a great place to bring children and visit with the Club Members and Vendors and learn something about rock hounding and maybe purchase or win that prize rock or piece of jewelry. All are welcome. For further information, please contact Ruth Rolston, Publicity Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a Blood Drive at Baylor Scott & White Clinic in Cameron from 8:30AM-1:30PM Friday, October 14th. All blood donors will get a FREE limited edition blood donor tote bag and key chain. A photo ID is required to donate. All donors 18 and under must show proof of age. Masks are required to donate. Schedule an appointment at BSWBlood.com. Appointments are encouraged.
The East Bell Youth Boosters have their Homecoming Sausage Supper from 4-7:30PM Friday, October 14th, at Rogers High School cafeteria. The meal includes homemade sausage, dressing, beans, slaw, tea, and dessert. Plates are $12. EBYB supports Rogers 4H and FFA students with project support at the Bell County Youth Fair, funding support to clubs and scholarships.
The Yoe High Class of 1977 45th reunion will be October 15th from 6-10PM in the private bar area at Bob's Steakhouse in Cameron. The cost is $10 per person, payable at the door, cash only. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar. There is no meal. Members are urged to join the Cameron Yoe Class of 1977 Facebook group. For info, call 254-314-5863 or 214-693-7008.
The Cameron Evening Lions Club will host a Blood Drive November 8th from 3:30-6:30PM at All Saints Episcopal Church at 200 North Travis in Cameron. For info, call 254-95-6092.
The Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball date is set for Saturday December 3, 2022 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. This year's event will feature entertainment by 90's Hit makers McBride & The Ride who reunited in 2021 & hits include: Love on the loose, Heart on the Run, Hurry Sundown, Sacred Ground, Just One Night plus many, more. It will be a fantastic fun filled night for an excellent cause. Multiple sponsorship levels as well as individual tickets will be available starting October 3rd at 8AM. To make your reservations or obtain more information regarding the benefit or the Scholarship program please contact the Bell County Youth Fair Office at 254-933-5309. The evening's events include a Live & Silent Auction featuring multiple unique and one of a kind items, Dinner & Dance with many fun opportunities to support the scholarship fund. This event serves as a predominant Fundraiser for the Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship program. The scholarship program launched in 2007 and through this program, $725,500 in scholarship monies have been awarded in the last 15 years to 173 students in Bell County who participated in the Bell County Youth Fair. Scholarship amounts & the selection processes are both specifically tailored to be life changing for every recipient. The program targets those exceptional students who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. The Bell County Youth Fair is the largest County Fair in the State of Texas, showcasing the projects & talents of students involved in 4-H, FFA & FCCLA Clubs & Chapters from across the County. Projects ranging from livestock, metalwork, photography, cooking, woodworking, art & textiles are exhibited throughout the run of the fair. All proceeds from this fundraiser are dispersed through this scholarship program go directly into the hands of a well deserving Bell County high school senior.
The Davilla Community Christmas Potluck Dinner will be held 6PM Saturday, December 10th, in the Davilla Community Center.
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 email@example.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 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.
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.