Final this weekend performances for MCT comedy 'Noises Off'

Flavia (Kelita Thomas), Phillip (Tristan Torres) and Mrs. Clackett (Tia Stone) in a scene from the Milam Communty Theater production of Noises Off!

In opening weekend performances, Milam Community Theater’s fall production of “Noises Off!” had theater goers rolling in the aisles.
A classic British farce by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off!” is a play about a play where backstage antics and relationships threaten to wreck the actual performance. Once the lights come up, there is no break in the comedy as “Noises Off!” actors rehearse at the last minute trying to open an already questionable play (“Nothing On”) about doors and, of all things, sardines.
“That’s what it’s all about. Doors and sardines. Getting on — getting off. Getting the sardines on — getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theater. That’s life.” exclaims frustrated Nothing On director Lloyd, in one scene.


Change of venue for Saturday's Fall Festival

There’s been a change in venue in the Stopping the Madness Antibullying Foundation’s second annual Festival on the Square set for Halloween Day, Saturday, Oct. 31, The event has been moved to George Simon Hall at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with activities still scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition to family entertainment, games and activities the event will include a chili cook-off with judging at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $20 and the top winners will receive cash prizes. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite recipes to the competition for SMAF’s Best Chili in Texas.
Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon reported to the Cameron City Council Monday that he will be among the competitors, adding that CPD officers will be on hand at the festival to visit with families and sharing information about the harmful effects of bullying.


Helping fight childhood cancer

Ben Milam students, faculty, staff and administrators join the Marquez and Patzke families in fighting childhood cancer.

During Battle of the Bell week, Cameron and Rockdale schools and football fans are ‘Teaming Up For The Cure’ to support childhood cancer awareness.

More than 6,700 gold commemorative t-shirts have been sold and more than $40,000 raised to help bolster the funds available for research into childhood cancer. Many schools have joined the effort.


Yoe Band marching toward state contest

Yoe Marching Band members performing at the UIL warm-up invitational at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) Monday. (Josh Pratt/THE CAMERON HERALD)

By Josh Pratt, Herald Sports


New Master Gardeners welcomed

New Master Gardeners Mary Neely, Mary Waters, and Patsy Garrett.

Little River Basin Master Gardeners welcomed three newly certified members, Mary Neely, Mary Waters, and Patsy Garrett. Each of the women has completed the 50-hour class as well as 50 hours of volunteer work in LRBMG gardens. The group looks forward to additional class members becoming fully certified in the next few months.


Drug take-back event set Saturday

By Chief Randy Dixon, Cameron Police


Flu shot clinic at Bea's Kitchen Friday

The Milam County Health Department will hold a flu vaccination clinic from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron.

All citizens 65 years of age or older are welcome. Those who have Medicare part B coverage should bring their Medicare card and all others will be charged $20 cash or check. The under 64-years flu vaccine is not yet offered. MCHD is waiting on the full shipment and will announce when the vaccine is available in the office for those under 65 years of age.

For more information, call 254-697-7039.


Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarships awarded

Shown at the presentation of the Christine Holcombe Scholarships are (front from left) Hayleigh Lagrone, Madeline Kostroun and Ke’Ara Tindle; (center row, from left) Davis Denny and Grant Westbrook; and (back row, from left) Rod Holcombe, Luke Holcombe, Andy Holcombe and Tyler Vrazel.

The Christine Holcombe Memorial scholarship fund has awarded seven Milam County college students a total of $10,000 in scholarships.
The collegiate scholarship fund was established in honor of longtime Milam County extension agent Christine Holcombe who lost her battle with cancer in 2013. Funds for this scholarship were raised earlier this year at the Mardi Gras Gala.
“We had several deserving students who applied for the scholarships so it wasn’t an easy decision,” said Dianne Braudrick of the scholarship committee.
“Christine was always encouraging young people to focus on their education and follow their dreams and it was an honor to help select this year’s scholarship recipients.”
Davis Denny of Thorndale, Grant Westbrook of Milano and Tyler Vrazel of Buckholts each received a $2,000 scholarship.


Marak picnic to feature pavilion dedication

The Fr. Walter Matus Pavilion will be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 23, after the 10:15 a.m. Mass at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church at Marak. The church’s annual homecoming picnic is also scheduled Sunday.

The Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church annual homecoming picnic Sunday, Aug. 23, will feature dedication services for the Father Walter Matus Pavilion.
Mass begins at 10:15 a.m. and dinner will begin at 11 a.m. with a home fried chicken and sausage dinner for $9 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.


Liberty Cemetery dedication

A new flag pole was at the Liberty Community Cemetery was dedicated to Frances Gilliland and her family, and to Tom and Lois Fisher. Frances Gilliland has served as treasurer of the Liberty Cemetery Association for many years and Tom Fisher has served as president for many years. Gilliland’s family members have worked many years in cleaning up the Liberty Church and cemetery, especially for the Cemetery Association’s annual meeting. Lois Fisher.

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