Petitions to stop the government takeover of 4300-plus acres of farm land in Milam County are availble to be signed by the public at Anderle Lumber, M&M Farm Supply, Crowe Company, and Midway Grocery.
There will be a benefit for Eva Alvarado on Saturday, July 11th at Cameron VFW. Plates of BBQ brisket, sausage, rice, beans, and potato salad will be served for $10 per plate beginning at 2PM. A silent auction runs from 2-8PM. There will be a $10 dance from 8:30PM-12:30AM. Plus, catch a bake sale and raffle. For info, call 482-1110 or 482-0042. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses as Eva fights cancer.
The Westphalia Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive on Sunday, July 12th from 8:30am to 1:00pm. In conjunction with the blood drive, the Knights will again prepare a sausage and pancake breakfast beginning at 8:30am. The blood drive and breakfast will be held at the Parish Hall on Highway 320. You do not have to give blood to enjoy the pancake breakfast. Signup sheets for both the blood donation and the breakfast are on the glass case at the entrance to the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. For more information--call Kenneth Jezisek at 931-0120. Thanks in advance to all who give the "gift of life".
KC Council #12601 will hold its 14th Annual Gun Raffle at Simon & George Hall, Friday July 17th. Tickets are $20 and includes a homemade stew dinner with drinks. Adult beverages included. Doors open at 6 and there will also be some mini-raffles throughout the eveniing in addition of raffles for a deer feeder and taxidermy work. Contact any member of the council for tickets.
The Cameron Rotary Club annual Showdown for Scholarships Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and Golf Tournament will take place Friday, July 17th, and Saturday, July 18th, at the Cameron Country Club. The party kicks off Friday night at 6PM with dinner catered by Circle S Bar- b-que and drinks which will be followed by the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at 7PM. The tournament requires a $100 buy in. Re-buys will be available. The top three chip holders at the end will win chances at prizes. The golf tourney tees off Saturday at 8AM at the Cameron Country Club. Entry fee is $65 and you can form your own 4-person teams. If you don’t have a team, you can be assigned to one at sign up. Lunch and drinks are included. First, second and third places will be awarded. A hole sponsorship also gives you a free entry into the tournament. You can buy $10 raffle tickets from any Rotary member. The top prize is a $1,000 Visa gift card. You need not be present to win the raffle. All proceeds go to local scholarships and several community projects sponsored by Rotary.
The City of Cameron is having a Tree limb and brush drop off from 9AM to 5PM on July 18th. This drop off is for residents of Cameron only, and a water bill is needed to prove residency. If it is not raining, the drop-off will be behind the animal shelter on E. Gillis, where signs will direct people to the correct gate. If it rains, the drop-off will be at the city yard on 701 E. Main Street.
The Cameron VFW Post 2010 will host a Fish Fry benefit Saturday, July 25th from 4-7 p.m. at the Post on Hwy 36 west. The meal includes Catfish, fries, hushpuppies and cole slaw. Tickets are $10 per plate for dine in or take out.
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The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6525 in Rockdale is hosting a School Supply Drive and are now taking donations. You can make checks payable to LA VFW, Box 186, Rockdale, TX 76567. School supplies will be distributed on August 1st at the Rockdale VFW from 10AM-Noon. For info, call 512-426-8350, 254-913-1876, or 512-446-2708
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 2nd 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.