Bulletin Board

September 12-October 16
Cameron ISD is hosting Cameron Connection meetings to get community and parent input regarding how best to reach Cameron youth. Staff from all Cameron ISD campuses will be on hand. All meetings begin at 6PM. They will meet September 12th at Simon George Hall, September 18th at OJ Thomas, October 10th at Bea's Kitchen, and October 16th at the Cameron Elementary/Junior High Library.

September 30
Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) is hosting Genealogy and Googling Back to the Future on September 30th from 8AM–4PM with Google expert and international speaker Lisa Louise Cooke at the Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center. This program is open to anyone interested. Membership in TCGS is not required to attend. Register online at www.txczgs.org or mail registration to BOX 45, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Registration fee includes a catered lunch. For more information call 361-798-6588.

October 1
The 56th Annual Minerva Meet Your Neighbor & Homecoming will be held on Sunday, October 1st at noon at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR 232 Loop. Prior to the noon meal, the Minerva-Midway Cemetery Board will conduct a brief annual business meeting. Come fellowship with your neighbors and friends in Minerva. Bring your family and friends and enjoy visiting along with a covered dish lunch. Remember to bring photos and memories. For more information contact Susan Dean-512.429.1445 or Deborah Dean-512.429.1440.

October 1
The annual Blessing of the Animals at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron will be from 1-4PM Sunday, October 1st. An outdoor Pet Mass Service will begin at 1PM with a Fall Festival from 2-4PM. Activities include an exotic petting zoo, pony rides, snow cones, food, and more. Every pet that attends will be individually blessed and get a certificate. Vaccinations will also be performed. The event will move into the Fellowship Hall in case of rain.

October 2
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Cameron ISD on Monday, October 2nd . This will be an early release day for students. The YHS Faculty will be at the following locations to meet with parents: Simon George Hall from Noon-1:20PM, OJ Thomas from 1:30-2:45PM, and Yoe High from 2:55-4PM.

October 7
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort, Texas Strong Opry Show, sponsored by Burleson County Cowboy Church and the Milano Opry will be 6-10PM Saturday, October 7th at Burleson County Cowboy Church at 300 CR169 in Caldwell. Entry is $10 per person at the door. The Milano Opry House Band will be on hand, plus special guests Dennis Ivey, Liz Talley, and Priscilla Speed. The kitchen will be open for hamburgers, sausage wraps, and homemade pies. A live auction will also take place during intermission. All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Flood Victims.

October 14
Milam Regional Farmers Market celebrates fall with a pumpkin patch and family photo opportunity on Saturday, October 14th from 9AM-1PM. They'll also have your produce, meat, chicken, eggs, Shitake Mushroom logs, baked bread and treats, honey, hand crafted art, decor, gifts and toys. Head to the The Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion at 301 Adams.

October 14
The 3rd annual Hot Rods for Hospice at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple will be held Saturday, October 14th. Enter your ride for just $25. Vendor set-up starts at 9AM, with car registration at 10AM and the show running from 11AM-2PM. Awards will be presented beginning at 3PM. In addition, there will be a raffle and much more. Proceeds benefit Kindred Hospice Foundation. For info, call 254-773-4564.

October 14
Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron are hosting a Steaktober Fest featuring 44 Farms Ribeye Steaks in the Steak Cookoff Association competition. Working for Cameron is sanctioned by the SCA and the winner of the Steak Cookoff will win an invitation to complete in the world championship cookoff. 50 Steak Cookers are anticipated to participate. Cookoff competitors should contact 254-697-4971 for entry application or go online www.cameron-tx.com and complete Steak Vendor Application. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce will be selling 44 Farms Ribeye Steak Dinner tickets, with baked potato, salad, homemade bread, homemade dessert and tea/water. Tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce, or call 254-697-4979, or email steaktoberfest@cameron-tx.com or chamber@cameron-tx.com. 44 Farms will be on hand to feature their products and demonstations. Also included are artists, pottery, jewelry, homemade goods, and even wineries. Music will be played throughout the day, featuring Polka, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Country. All historic Milam County museums will also be open and Randy Billingsley will be giving his Tales of Texas History series on the Courthouse lawn. Vendors can still sign up by calling 254-697-4979 or emailing chamber@cameron-tx.com

October 17
Yoe High will be hosting a FAFSA night October 17th from 5:30-6:30PM. All Seniors and their Parents are encouraged to attend. Temple College Financial Aide personnel will be on hand to assist in this application process.

October 28
Milam Regional Farmers Market will be closed October 28th.

November 4
The CH Yoe High Class of 1977 is planning its 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, November 4th at Bea's Kitchen in Cameron. The Planning Committee is seeking to contact all classmates. If you are a class member please contact Molly (Story) Stewart no later than August 11th at 512-966-5288 for more information.

November 4
Relay For Life Milam County Hunting for a Cure will be November 4th from 3-10PM at Thorndale City Park and Pavilion. For info, call 800-227-2345 or go online to relayforlife.org/milamcotx

November 11
Milam Regional Farmers Market closes out the season with a very special Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Market from 9AM-1PM November 11th. Many vendors will offer Veterans specials and Thanksgiving décor and tasty treats for your family gatherings. The Milam Regional Farmers Market will return in March 2018!

November 18
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will have a Gun Raffle as part of the Rockdale Uncorked Wine Tasting on November 18th. You need not be present to win. Three firearms are up for grabs. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100.

January 27
C.H. Yoe High School Class of 2018 Senior Celebration is selling tickets for a chance to win a 2018 Ford Focus valued up to $19995. Color and Model to be decided by the winner at Johnson Ford in Temple. The winner is responsible for tax, title, and license. There will only be 300 tickets sold for $100 each. Contact any senior or senior parent to get a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on January 27, 2018. Winner doesn't need to be present to win.

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On Going Events

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.

Karaoke will be held every Friday at the Cameron VFW Post 2010. The Canteen will also be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 5PM to Midnight and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 1AM. Dart tourneys will be held every Wednesday and Domino and Pool tourneys will be on Saturdays.

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 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

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.

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