The American Legion and Cameron VFW will host their annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 25th on the Courthouse Square. The ceremony begins at 10AM. KMIL will broadcast the program live. The community and all veterans are invited. The Cameron Yoe High Band will perform a selection of patriotic music.
Bar-B-Que meal benefitting Albert Lara, jr to be held at the Cameron VFW from 11-2 or until sold out. Meal of brisket, sausage, rice and beans at $12 per plate. Money raised will help Albert and his family with medical expenses.
The Milam County Tax Office and Rockdale Substation will change their hours beginning June 1st. New hours will be Monday-Thursday from 7AM-5PM and Fridays from 8AM-Noon. The change is to help prevent citizens from having to take their lunch hour off to stop in the office.
Yoe Baseball Camp will be June 1st and 2nd at Airport Park from 9AM-Noon each day. The camp, for all incoming 3-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers will need a glove, cleats, and bat. Early registrants will also get a camp t-shirt. Make checks payable to Yoe Booster Club. Registration forms can be turned in to Vickie Kopriva or Coach Broussard.
Yoe Basketball Camp is coming June 2nd through 4th at Yoe High Gym from 1-4PM each day. The camp, for all incoming 3-9th graders, is $30 per player. Campers that register before May 29th will also get a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Yoe Basketball. Turn in registration forms to Mrs. Beckhusen at Cameron Elementary, Coach Hause or Coach Glendening at Cameron Junior High, or the Yoe High School Office.
On June 4-6, the Daughters of the American Revolution will be in Rockdale for a Re-Dedication of the DAR Centennial Park. Thursday & Friday (June 4-5) events will be open to the public but the re-dedication event on Saturday (June 6th) are on a first come first serve basis and require you to register. You can register at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce or on our website @ www.rockdalechamber.com.
Buckholts Betterment Association will host the Buckholts Cotton Festival June 5th and 6th. Beginning with the Cotton Fest Barbeque Cook Off on Friday, June 5th . Two jackpot categories have been added for the cook off on Friday night. Saturday, June 6th will start with the Parade at 9am. DJ Luis will provide entertainment during the day. There will be food booths and arts and crafts booths, and bounce houses. There will be a horseshoe pitching tournament, washer tournament and a volleyball tournament. The BBA will have a silent auction, bake sale and barbeque brisket sandwiches for sale in the community center - proceeds go toward scholarships and the upkeep of the community center.
KRISTI'S KRUSADERS will hold it's PRE RIDE fundraiser on June 13th. They will be selling Fried fish plates starting at noon to Bikers and the public. First bike out is 1pm and last bike in is at 5pm. There is NO RIDE FEE but they will be taking donations to help with cost to put on their big ride on Sept. 5th at NAT'S (KRISTI'S KRUSADERS RIDE FOR THE WALK). They will have a 50/50 drawing then go into the LIVE AUCTION that promises something for everyone. After the auction Nat's will be holding Karaoke Night from 9-1. Please make plans to come out and help with their fundraising efforts. For more information call Walter Ditto (512) 760-0143.
The annual Rockdale Homecoming is set for June 14th at the Patterson Civic Center in Rockdale. Events begin at 9:30AM with coffee and donuts. After visiting and reminiscing among friends, lunch will be served at 12:30PM. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door.
The 25th Annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department 2015 Bar-B-Que Cookoff will be June 26-28, rain or shine. The Fireman's softball tourney kicks off June 25th at the City Park ball fields. Texas Unlimited Band will play that evening from 8PM-Midnight at the park pavilion. Then June 27th, it will be a full day of arts, crafts, and food booths. There will also be a washer pitching tourney, horseshoe tourney, and 42 tourney. BBQ cookoff winners will also be named. That evening, music will be provided by Chris Salinas and the Wildgrass Band.
The 28th Annual Polish Festival Days will be held on Fri. June 26th and Sat. June 27th in Bremond. A Beauty Pageant will start at 6pm on Friday and vendor booths will be open along with DJ musical entertainment. On Sat., there will be a bbq cookoff and margarita mix-off and starting at 8am, the very popular Polish Pickle Run. There will be a parade down Main Street at 10:30 followed by entertainment throughout the day for all.
A Street Dance will start at 9pm with the Gordon Collier Band opening for country music legend, Earl Thomas Conley.
Members of the Milam Amateur Radio Club – KG5DUO will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27–28, starting at 1PM at 303 San Jacinto Dr. in Rockdale. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. For more information about Field Day, contact Stuart Wolfe – KF5NIX@ARRL.NET
Operation Those in Need Shop For Free on Saturday, June 27th at Harvest Bible Church in Rockdale from 10AM-2PM. There will be children and adult clothes, all first come, first serve. For info, call 512-760-5552 or 512-674-5724.
The Rockdale Chamber is hosting its 4th of July celebration this year on Friday, July 3rd at Fair Park. Set-up is at 4pm, games run from 5-9pm, fireworks at 9pm.
On Going Events
Karaoke 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010
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 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 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.