Bulletin Board

January 31
Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual "Mardi Gras” bash to raise funds for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan 31 at Simon George Hall in Cameron. The event starts at at 6 p.m. and will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions and games for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, the Rockdale Reporter, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale. Donations for the auction can be dropped off at Ideal Poultry in Cameron. Over the past two years $31,000 in scholarships have been given to current college students from Milam County as a result of the Mardi Gras event.

January 31
The Rockdale Rotary Club Casino Night Fundraiser will be January 31st at 6:30PM at the Ranch in Rockdale. The 2nd annual Casino Night will have a live auction as well. Tickets are limited. Gamblers are $50 each. For info, call 512-639-9004

February 1
Sunday, Feb. 1st Buckholts Betterment Association will have a Chili Dinner from 11am – 2 pm or sold out at the Buckholts Community Center. The meal consist of Chili with all the fixings, Drink and Dessert for $7. Hot dogs will also be available. Proceeds go towards scholarships and upkeep of the community center.

February 2
The Rockdale Band Booster Organization is having their Annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser on Monday, February 2nd at the Rockdale Junior High Commons. They will begin serving "to go" plates at 4:30 pm and "dine in" plates will begin at 5:00 pm. The evening will feature musical performances by the 6th grade, Symphonic, High School and the High School Jazz Bands. There will also be a Senior Cake Auction throughout the evening.

February 8
There will be a Czech Culture and Educational Presentation On Sunday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m. Temple Brethren Church will host Dr. Mark Labaj, Pastor of the Vsetin Brethren Church and Chaplin at Baylor Scott and White Health in Temple, as he presents a program on the educational program he attended last summer under the auspices of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. This was a cultural and language school in the city of Dbruska. He will also present information related to the multicultural participants attending this educational program and information related to Brethren churches in the Czech Republic he visited. Please share this date with others who are interested in the Czech culture, language and/or the "Brethren churches". A reception will follow for fellowship. Temple Brethren Church, 2202 Bird Creek Dr, (254) 778-8759, tbc@hot.rr.com

February 24
There will be an 8th grade parent planning meeting on February 24th at 6pm at Bea's Kitchen.

April 9-11
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have their annual Spring Garage Sale on April 9-11. The building will be open April 1-2 and the week of April 6 from 8AM-5PM to take donations. The group will also come pick up your donations if you are unable. Garage sale times are 8AM-5PM April 9 and 10, and 8AM-2PM April 11. The sale will be held at the new Milano Fire Station and Shelter. For info or to schedule a donation pickup, call 512-446-5110 or 979-224-0227.

April 11-12
Relay For Life of Milam County will be April 11th and 12th at Apache Pass in Rockdale, from Noon to Midnight. Sign up at relayforlife.org/milamcotx or call 512-919-1810.

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On Going Events

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 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

Tuesdays
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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