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Fri
22
Apr

Weekend activities

Activities on tap this weekend include the annual Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce Car Show Saturday.

Drug take-back day April 23
Cameron Police will observe 2016 National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Police Department Lobby. Residents are invited to turn in old, unused, expired prescription and over the counter drugs to CDP for safe descruction. Liquid medications should be placed inside a sealed freezer/sandwich bag. The event is sponsored by CDP and the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

Aggie Moms Scholarship Golf Tournament
The fourth annual Milam County Aggie Mom Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 23, at the Rockdale Country Club. Two Tee Times available, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is a four-man scramble with $60 entry fee per player. Lunch and cart are included in entry fee. Hole sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Robin Galbreath at 512-569-1742 or Darla Willingham at 512-760-5428.

Fri
22
Apr

VFW scholarship winners

Scholarship winners

VFW Post 2010 congratulates the 2015-16 winners of the annual essay competition. Shown are Diana Parker, VFW Auxiliary president; Kolton Deal, Patriot Pen winner; Savannah Kruse, first place Voice of Democracy winner; Olivia Duffy, second place Voice of Democracy winner and Thomas Wiley, VFW Post commander. The VFW Post also encourages students to contact the post for more details on the new topic for 2016-17 essay competition.

Wed
06
Apr

Theater Review: MCT production of The Unexpected Guest

Bobby Schiller, Janice Cowan and Clay Owens rehearse a scene in The Unexpected Guest. Final performances are set this weekend.

By Sue Ann Kendall, Guest contributor

Wed
06
Apr

St. Jude Math-A-Thon

Ben Milam Elementary students helped raise funds for St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The first and second grade students at Ben Milam Elementary participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-a-Thon in February.  The participating students raised $2574.10 for the patients of St. Jude.  Top fundraisers for the event included Megan Rubac, $500, Avery Garret, $186, Bailey Anderle, $175, Tessa Cox, $150, Jesssilyn Henderson, $140, and Alexander Gomez, $125.  These students received an additional prize. Coordinator for the event was Ramona Fincher.

Thu
24
Mar

Some seats still available for MCT's Night on the Town dinner theater

Seats are still available at Milam Community Theater’s “Night On the Town” dinner theater performance of the popular Agatha Christie mystery “The Unexpected Guest.”
The MCT season kicks off April 2 at the Williams Event Center in Cameron with a reservation-only catered prime rib dinner, followed by the performance. Tickets for the event are $35.
“It has to be one the last great bargains!” said Randy Leo, MCT president. “Quality live theater and a fantastic prime rib dinner for $35 is a steal. ‘Night on the Town’ is extremely popular with local theater goers and the response has been overwhelming. There are only a few seats left,” he added.
Doors open April 2 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. To reserve seats at the dinner theater, contact Monica Schiller at 254-482-1575. Reservations will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 28.

Wed
16
Mar

4-H Shooting Sports Club members compete

Milam County Shooting Sports Club members competing in Travis County were (front, from left) Bessie Simpson, Kaylee Viet; (second row, from left) Dawson Warren, Corbin Preusse, Addie Reisner; and (back row, from left) Kevin Junek, Jaedon Warren, Corey Preusse, and Paxton Reisner.

Members of the Milam County 4-H Shooting Club participated in events for March Madness in Travis County and brought home many medals from several categories. Those winning top honors were:
Junior: Kaylee Veit, third place Air Pistol Silhouette
Intermediate: Addie Reisner, third place 22 pistol bulls eye; third place air pistol bulls eye; Kevin Junek, second place air pistol bulls eye; second place precision air rifle; Corbin Preusse, first place small bore pistol silhouette, first place archery compound; and Dawson Warren, second place archery compound
Senior: Paxton Reisner, first place pistol bulls eye, first place small bore pistol silhouette, second place hunter pistol silhouette; and Corey Preusse, first place pistol bulls eye, first place archery compound.

Wed
16
Mar

4-H teams compete at Houston Livestock Show

Milam County 4-H Horse Judging team members competing at the Houston Livestock Show were (front, from left) Tessa Vaculin, Kenan Mingus, Railyn Youree; (second row, from left) Connor Barton, Colby Barton, Ann Warrick, Corley Callahan, Mack Mahan, Macie Vaculin; and (back row, from left) Kincaid Callahan, Sydney Vaculin, and Joseph Barbo.

Three Milam County 4-H Horse Judging teams competed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last week. Ann Warrick placed 20th individually out of 138 contestants. The team of Ann Warrick, Colby Barton, Joseph Barbo, and Sydney Vaculin placed 15th. Their next competition is the district contest April 16 in College Station. 

Wed
16
Mar

Holy Week services

Hope Lutheran plans Holy Week services

Wed
02
Mar

Milam Community Theater to stage Agatha Christie mystery

A foggy night, a lost traveler and murder set the stage for intrigue and suspense in Milam Community Theater’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest.”
“We are truly fortunate to have such a fabulous group of seasoned actors,” said MCT President Randy Leo. “Veterans of the MCT stage, Janice Cowan, Dustin Owens, Martha Lee, Chris White, Clayton Owens, Mona Butala, Jack Terhune and Bobby Schiller are cast in this show. And, after a long absence, we’re thrilled to have Liz Lewis and John Nelson once again performing with us,” he said.
“Also, returning to the director’s chair is Melanie Reed,” Leo said. “Melanie is no stranger to the stage but just started directing a year ago with the MCT production of ‘Twelve Angry Men.’ “Melanie brings a passion and vision to ‘The Unexpected Guest’ that promises to make it a fantastic show.”

Thu
11
Feb

Buffalo Soldiers programs in state parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Buffalo Soldiers program celebrates its 20th anniversary during Black History Month with living history events at three Texas state parks.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Buffalo Soldiers program celebrates its 20th anniversary during Black History Month with living history events at three Texas state parks.
The Buffalo Soldiers will set up camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cedar Hill State Park near Dallas on Feb. 13, Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center near Houston on Feb. 20 and Blanco State Park between Austin and San Antonio on Feb. 27.
The Buffalo Soldiers open house events will include hands-on interpretive activities for families and visitors of all ages that center around daily life for soldiers and civilians on the Texas Frontier during the late 1800s. Activities will include animal tracking lessons, cane pole fishing, a frontier baseball game, Buffalo Soldier and Native American history lessons, a cooking camp and more.

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