Through August 29
the senior celebration class of 2015 will be selling “OYE” Logos that can be painted on your driveway or sidewalks whether it is a business or a residence for just $20. All proceeds go to Senior Celebration 2015. Show you YOE pride. Contact KeKe Sims 254-760-4220 or Nancy Tucker 254-627-1846, Danica Lara 254-627-9707.
The public is invited to a retirement reception for longtime Milam County Extension Agent Cheryl Walker on Friday, August 29th from 2-4PM at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
The first annual "Rise Up" music festival will be held Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st at Fair Park in Tockdale. The event will be headlined by Christian music group "Mikes Chair" on the 30th and the music group "Citizen Way" on the 31st at 7 p.m. The festival will also feature many local artists and is free to the public.Saturday the music will begin at 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m..
Vendors are encouraged to sign up for the two days of "Rise Up" to be held in Fair Park in Rockdale Aug 30 and 31st. Applications for Vendors may be picked up at KMIL to return to the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Rules and instructions are included on the application.
Team Little Steven will host a 5K run/walk fundraiser Saturday, August 30th at Ledbetter Park in Cameron. Registration and check-in will be at 7:30AM, with the run/walk to start at 9AM. Register before August 15th and get a t-shirt. 4-year-old Steven was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 years ago and is in treatment and in remission. Proceeds will go to the family for medical expenses.
The 33rd annual Gause Founders Day Celebration will be August 30th at the Gause Community Picnic Tables. There will be a made from scratch cake and pie contest starting at 8AM, with a parade and trail ride to follow around 9AM. Other games include a raffle, ring toss, and more. They will also be selling sno-cones, BBQ plates, and more. Sponsored by the Gause Community Improvement Program. For info, call 979-279-2472 or 979-279-5707
The Milam County Democrats would like to invite the public to their LABOR DAY PICNIC to be held on Labor Day in the Cameron and Rockdale Parks. In Cameron meet the candidates in City Park at the pavilion from 9AM to Noon. Refreshments will be available along with the Democratic candidates. Come and meet them and tell them about your issues with local government. The Picnic will move to Veterans Park in Rockdale from 3PM to 6PM. The public will have a second opportunity to visit with the candidates on the Nov 4th ballot. Refreshment will be served.
Through September 4
Cameron Youth Soccer registration is now under way. You may pick up registration forms at Classic Bank, Buckholts State Bank – Cameron, The Cameron Herald, Ben Milam Elementary, and Cameron Elementary/Jr High school offices. Also, in Rockdale at Rockdale Signs & Photography. Youth ages 4 to 13 are eligible to play. Cost is $40 per player and $30 for second or more players from same family/household. Deadline for registration is September 4th from 5 to 7pm at Yoe High School Cafeteria. For more information contact 254.482.0680.
The Lunch Bunch will begin its 2014-2015 season on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Betty McDonald will speak about the Cameron Thrift Shop. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon.
Join Classic Bank in Celebrating 125 years at all of their locations, Sept. 5th from 10am-noon! Refreshments will be served !
Kristi's Krusaders 5th Annual MS Rally for the Walk will be Saturday, September 6th at Nat's in Milano. Registration is 9AM, cost is $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. Meals will be included in the cost. First bike out is 11AM and last bike in is 4PM. An auction kicks off at 5PM, with music to follow. BBQ plates will be available for $8 beginning at Noon.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Milam County, the Central Texas, Little-River San Gabriel and Taylor Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2014 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting September 9th from 9-11AM at Bartlett City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources. For more information, please contact the Cameron NRCS office at (254) 697-4949 x3. For more information, visit the NRCS Web site at http://www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/.
The Cultural Activities Center is bringing various artists from Austin's Texas Music Scene. On Sept. 13, at 7:30pm, Ian McLagan will be on Temple's Cultural Activities Center’s stage. Rock and roll legend, Ian McLagan, was a member of the British pop/rock band the Small Faces, joining in November 1965, six months after the group's formation. He has also collaborated with The Rolling Stones and has been leading his own band since the late 1970s. Make is a complete night out at the CAC, with a pre-show dinner in one of our fabulous ballrooms up the hall from the auditorium. Dinner is Ribeye Steak, Baked Potato, and Salad catered by Schoepf’s-BBQ $17 includes taxes and fees Buying tickets for dinner in advance is required, all tickets are online at www.cacARTS.org.
The 8th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference will be September 15-16 in Bastrop. Join an exciting gathering of farmers, non-profits, and local food activists to get the latest on policies and regulations affecting farms and food producers. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. For info, or to register, go to www.farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference or call 512-537-2692
Get ready for the Annual Arts & Crafts Fair& Fun Run on Saturday, October 4th! The 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is underway. Vendor registration forms are available and booths are already starting to sell at a steady pace. If you are interested in being a vendor you can get a registration form at the Chamber office at 102 E. First St. or online at www.cameron-tx.com. And don’t forget, the 21st Annual Fun Run held in conjunction with the Arts & Crafts Fair. The Fun Runis held in Downtown Cameron and will begin at 8AM October 4th. Registration forms will be ready later this month. Proceeds from the Fun Run will be donated to the Milam County Crime Stoppers. For more information please contact 254.697.4979
El Camino Real Trade Days is coming up November 8th & 9th On the "El Camino Real de los Texas National Historic Trail". This is s Milam County based/non profit event set at Apache Pass. The event runs 9AM-6PM, rain or shine, with this year's theme: Tradin' on the Trail. There will be a big consignment auction and vendors are currently being sought. If you'd like to join the street team, email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. All vendors should visit the website www.elcaminorealtradedays.com for information or get a vendor application. The event is sponsored by Rockdale Hotel Occupancy Tax, Apache Pass, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Thorndale Chamber of Commerce & Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
On Going Events
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 254-275-9954, or send an e-mail to: HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com for more information. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10% on your vehicle insurance by taking a class! usa
A Farmer's Market will be held on Tuesdays @ the Busy Bea parking lot from 9AM-1PM. Any local growers invited to participate on Tuesdays. Call Becky for info - 446-7774 or 760-0074
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.
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