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Thu
03
Aug

Cameron ISD opens bus registration

Cameron ISD Bus registration opens Aug. 1. 

Any student needing bus transportation to and/or from school for the 2017-2018 school year will need to complete a Bus Registration Form at tinyurl.com/YoeBus2017

After completing the online registration link you will be notified by the Transportation Department when your student’s Bus Pass is ready to be picked up. 

All students must register for the bus each year in order to be eligible to ride. 

Thu
03
Aug

Rosemond to speak at O.J. Thomas Homecoming

O.J. Thomas will celebrate its 52nd year Homecoming Aug. 11-13. 

The awards and memorial ceremony will be held at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Aug. 11. Starting time for the ceremony is 7 p.m. The special guest speaker is Captain Niley J. Rosemond a retired Northwest/Delta Airlines Pilot.

Captain Niley Rosemond is no stranger to the alumni, nor the community. He is an alumni of O.J. Thomas High School class of 1966 where he graduated with honors and second rank in his class. He grew up in Maysfield, where he attended Milam Grove Elementary school. After completing elementary school, he attended O.J. Thomas High in Cameron. 

Thu
03
Aug

Practice makes perfect

The award-winning Yoe High Band began summer marching practice this week in preparation for another outstanding season. The drum line and color guard got back to work last week with the whole band returning Monday. The Yoe High Band recently finished third in the state in a competition that had over 200 bands participating.  The honor band award is essentially the state’s most prestigious award for concert season. The band has its eyes on another State-winning season. The band boosters kicked off their annual fundraiser selling new gear for football and volleyball season this week. Log on to HTTPS://order.fancloth.com/76520/264915 to support them and get your Yoemen gear. You can also contact any band booster to order.

Thu
27
Jul

Cheer Camp a success

Approximately 90 campers attended the annual cheer camp on Saturday from Yoe Gym.  The camp had members from as young as pre-kindergarten all the way up to fifth grade.  After a day full of learning, performances were in order to wrap up the evening.  

“I thought the day went great,” said Yoe cheer sponsor Alma Cardona.  “The cheerleaders had fun and the littles one had fun, too.  We had a full day of activities for them with cheers, chants and a few games and crafts as well.  Overall, it was a great experience.”

Cardona also noted how she believes the high school girls are passing down invaluable experience to upcoming cheerleaders.  

“For the high school, a lot of them are returning cheerleaders and they know what is expected of them at the state competition,” said Cardona.  “They are already giving the heads up to the newer ones on how it is going to be and what we are going to work on up until January at the competition.”

Thu
27
Jul

Groundwater Summit planned for Aug. 16

The 2017 Milam and Burleson Counties Groundwater Summit will focus on groundwater availability models and desired future conditions.

The summit will be held Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public with lunch provided. It will be held at the Caldwell Civic Center at 103 TX-21 in Caldwell.

Speakers from the Texas Water Development Board are set to give presentations over groundwater availability models and desired future conditions. 

Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator of Texas Water Development Board, is scheduled to discuss groundwater availability models. Mace leads the agency’s Water Science & Conservation office, a department of 70 scientists, engineers and specialists dedicated to better understanding groundwater and surface water resources.

In his presentation, Mace will focus on providing a basic understanding of how these models work, why they are helpful and what their limitations are.

Thu
27
Jul

Milam Community Theater to bring ‘Gypsy’ to stage

The cast and director Joe Reynolds, of Milam Community Theater’s production of “Gypsy: A musical fable,” take a quick break from rehearsals for a photo opportunity. Back row: Dwight Jekel, BJ Ortwein, Joe Reynolds, Karen Lattuda, Ashley Lee, Brandon Dominy, Jigar Bhakta, Tristan Flores, Kayla Whitmire, Jonathon Deal, Ryan Heller. Middle row: Salma Melton, Kenley Harris, Joseph Lattuda, Abenezer Johnson, Nathan Speer, Kayla Pratt, Cheryl Heller. Front row: Brianna Lattuda, Maggie Lee, Grace Krumnow, Noah Johnson, Marissa Hunt, Jessica Nabers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milam Community Theater’s Williams Event Center shines this weekend with the spectacular opening of “Gypsy: A musical fable” a musical about the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee. The show is based on the book by Arthur Laurents, with the memorable music of Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. “Gypsy” is considered by many to be the best musical of all time.

“Gypsy has been one of the most challenging productions undertaken by MCT, with many scene and location changes, and over 100 costumes in the show,” said MCT President Monica Schiller. “The ingenuity and creativity of everyone involved with this production is truly exciting. Plus, we’ve recently added tiered seating to give the audience a better view of the show. There will also be floor seating available for folks with limited mobility.”

Thu
27
Jul

City says water should be returning, still under boil notice

Updated 4:44 p.m.

Both major water repairs have been made. Towers are currently being filled with water. Please conserve water over the next few hours to give our system time to catch up. 

Please remember all customers need to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Tue
25
Jul

Milam County Sheriff’s Office investigating smashed mailboxes

Milam County Sheriff’s deputies were made aware of mailboxes that had been smashed or destroyed along FM 2269 during the early morning hours on Monday.  

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears that almost 50 mailboxes were damaged or destroyed by vandals throughout Sunday night and early Monday morning. The affected mailboxes were reported or located throughout the areas north of Cameron along FM 2269 and several Milam County Roads including 143, 144, 145, 139, 223, 240 and 227. 

Cameron police also reported that several mailboxes on 22nd Street were damaged during this criminal mischief spree. In most of the cases an object such as a metal pipe or bar was used to damage or destroy the mailboxes.   

Thu
20
Jul

Brown Santa Tournament held

The 7th Annual Milam County Brown Santa Golf Tournament fundraiser was held on July 15 at the Cameron Country Club.

Lt. John Mendoza said the tournament brought in around 100 golfers. The top attraction of the golf tournament was when a helicopter was use to drop golf balls onto a flagstick on the number one fairway. The ball closest to the hole won the raffle, which turned out to be Ben White of Cameron. 

First place went to the team of Judge John Youngblood, James Hudson, Mike Baca, David Kelly and Robert Hudson. Second place was to Gus Hollomon, Cameron Hollomon, Dustin Bailey, Jayce Rasberry and Kaden Kuzel. Third Place went to Josh Thweatt, Richie Thweatt, Pete Magre, Melanie Magre and Alexis Magre. 

Longest Drive went to Brian Hand. Closest to Pin went to Jayce Rasberry. Most Accurate went to Mark Stroud

Milam County Sheriff David Greene would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who has made this a very successful tournament. 

Thu
20
Jul

Helping hand

Volunteers with Feeders of the Lambs serve sack lunches during the organization’s summer lunch program on July 13 at the Cameron Elementary School pavilion. The program will provide lunches through Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the pavilion and at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 200 North Travis, for children ages toddler through 12th grade.

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