Cooking with Friends set for November

By Micah Holcombe

Milam County Extension Agent


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Milam County will offer a program that will help organize the preparation of four easy and nutritious main dishes in a 4-2 hour sessions.

Cooking with Friends is a way to learn healthier cooking habits. In addition, this method of preparing and cooking meals will promote more family meal time, save time and money, and teach individuals the basics in freezing. The session will cover healthy eating, food safety, measuring, packaging and freezing meals and provide more resources for participants. Participants will be guided through the preparation and freezing of four easy and nutritious main dishes before the sessions are over.


Calendar of Events: Nov. 2

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2, at noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Cameron. Dana Goodwin from Kindred Health will talk to the group about memory care. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon.


Lilies of the Field

Milam Community Theater will debut their latest production at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. William Barret’s classic, “Lilies of the Field,” hits the stage this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, with encore performances the next weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. for Saturday showings and 2 p.m. for Sunday showings. Get your tickets at the door.


St. Monica’s Fall Festival


Calendar of Events: Sept. 28

Senor Class Fundraiser

C.H. Yoe High School Class of 2018 Senior Celebration selling tickets for a chance to win a 2018 Ford Focus valued up to $19,995. 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 Jan. 27, 2018. Winner doesn’t need to be present to win.


Democratic Party Meeting

The Milam County Democratic Party will hold its executive meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the party headquarters at 1707 West Cameron Ave. in Rockdale. All democrats are welcome to attend. All precinct chairs should attend and fill out application for the primary ballot in March 2018.


Milano Junction Jamboree


Calendar of Events: Sept. 21

Yoe High Class of 1957

The Cameron Yoe High School Class of 1957 will hold its 60 year class reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23.  They will meet at Bob’s Steakhouse in Cameron on Friday evening and Petie Graham’s house in Milano Saturday.  Please contact Petie Graham at (512) 446-6494 or e-mail Evelyn Vybiral Montgomery at for time and directions. GO YOE!


Regional Farmers Market

Milam Regional Farmers Market is open for your produce, meat, chicken, eggs, Shitake Mushroom logs, baked bread and treats, honey, hand crafted art, decor, gifts and toys at the farmers market on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us at The Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion at 301 Adams, Cameron, TX 76520.


120 Year Church Anniversary


Master Gardeners Fall Rose Sale planned for Oct. 14

Are you looking forward to the fall weather and being able to get back in your garden? 

In anticipation of that time, Little River Basin Master Gardeners of Milam County are having their Fall Blooming Beauty Rose Sale on Oct. 14. 

The good news is that the sale will be held in two locations: the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and downtown Cameron at the Steaktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Fall is the best time to plant roses, giving the roots ample time to get established and the plant time to prepare for its beautiful spring bloom,” said Master Gardener James Anderle. 

In addition to beautiful roses, you can get free advice from Master Gardeners at the sale, along with information about how to plant and care for your roses. These blooming beauties will sell for $18, which is under market value and you pay no tax since LRBMG is a non-profit organization. Mark your calendars now to save the date.



Milam County 4-H to offer Family Fun Day

By Micah Holcombe

Texas A&M AgriLife - Milam County


Milam County 4-H will offer a Family Fun Day on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be going to Waco and visiting the Cameron Park Zoo and the Baylor Mayborn Museum. Transportation and a sack lunch will be on your own. 

We plan to meet at Cameron Park Zoo at 9 a.m. Then leave and have lunch at the Mayborn Museum pavilion then go to the museum. Price will be $10 each for Adults and Children and $5 each for 3 and under. Registration and money is due by June 1. Sign up and pay at the Extension Office. 

This is a great way to spend time with your family on a local adventure. 4-H membership is not required but we encourage you to join afterwards of course! Registration is required so we can order tickets at discounted amounts. No late registrations accepted.


Community Calendar

Valentine’s Dance

St. Monica’s Catholic Church will host a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, Feb. 10, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Simon George Hall, 306 S. Nolan Avenue in Cameron. Music by DJ Luis with Tejano, Polka, Country, Norteno, Cumbias and more. BYOB, concession stand available. Tickets are $5. Ages 10 and under are free.


Milano VFD Fundraiser

The Milano Volunteer Fire Department has begun its annual fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.  Drawing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the MVFD’s annual chili supper.  You need not be present to win. All prizes received in Academy gift cards. Prizes are: Henry Golden Boy 22 LR, two Taurus Public Defender .45/410, Henry Golden 22 Cal. LR, Remington 700.270, Marlin 336W 30-30, Remington 870 Shotgun, Ruger American Bolt Action 22LR, Mossberg 817 17 HMR and $100 Academy gift card.  Contact any MVFD member to buy tickets. 



Ben Milam Elementary to host Book Fair Oct. 10-14

Ben Milam Elementary will host a Fall Scholastic Book Fair the week of Oct. 10-14. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.

The Book Fair will be open Monday, Oct.10, from noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Family Fun Day event will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, all afternoon during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Parents and students are invited to visit the book fair before or after their teacher conferences and to register their Ben Milam student or students for a chance to win $25 in free books for one lucky Ben Milam student and their teacher.

Special After School Family Book Fair shopping will be held Oct. 11-13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Ben Milam Library.


4-H Banquet is this Sunday

The Milam County 4-H Awards Banquet is held each year to honor those 4-H members who have excelled in their specific field(s) of interest throughout the year.  

These young men and women work hard to achieve various levels of accomplishment at the County, District, State, and National Levels.

The Annual 4-H Banquet will be held Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Thorndale Volunteer Fireman’s Hall. 

We will be awarding and recognizing our 4-H sponsors and leaders as well as our 4-H members. 

We invite our 4-H members, leaders, and most importantly our outstanding leaders and sponsors.

We will have light refreshments and enjoy company, so please come and join us.


Community Calendar

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Homecoming

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak will host the annual homecoming picnic on Sunday, Sept. 11. Mass begins at 10:15 a.m. and dinner will begin at 11 a.m. with a home fried chicken and sausage dinner for $10 a plate. Dine-in, drive through service and to-go plates will be available. Games begin at noon and entertainment will be provided by the Praha Brothers from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The fund raising auction will begin at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located seven miles northwest of Cameron on FM 2269.


Movie Night

The Milam County Retired School Personnel members will sponsor the Alfred Hitchcock movie classic, “North by Northwest” at the Kay Theater in Rockdale at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.  The Milam County community is invited to join as the group pays tribute to the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Admission is just $5. 



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