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Thu
06
Apr

Book-A-Palooza

Cameron ISD students enjoy a night of reading as DKG presented Book-A-Palooza at Ben Milam on April 4. The event featured storytime with book characters, food, games and free books for all children.

 

Thu
06
Apr

Free benefits fair for veterans planned at VFW

A free come and go benefits fair for veterans will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 8 at the VFW Post 2010 located at 1129 North Highway 36 in Cameron.

All area veterans are encouraged to attend. The event will provide veterans with access to representatives who can discuss pending claims, health care needs and answer questions pertaining to employment, education, low-interest land and home and home improvement benefits.  

Veterans wishing to inquire about initial claims should bring their Discharge documents; pending claims can possible be addressed if pertinent case information is provided.  

Milam County Veterans Service Officer Ken Janicek will be present as well as representatives from the Waco VA Regional Office, The Central Texas VA Health Care System and Vet Center personnel from the Killeen location.  

For more information on the benefits fair, please call Ken Janicek at (254) 697-7031.  

 

       

 

Thu
06
Apr

Milam County Junior Livestock Show sales top $200,000 in 2017

Lindsey Vaculin/THE CAMERON HERALD

Cameron 4-Her Mason Leifeste took home Grand Champion honors with his heavy weight steer at the 2017 Milam County Junior Livestock Show last week. Thorndale FFA member Carlee Clark took Reserve Champion in the steer show.

 

 

 

 

While the books are still closing on the 2017 Milam County Livestock Show, organizers are happy with another successful event.

One hundred and nine 4-H and FFA exhibitors qualified for this year’s premium sale concluding the show Saturday night. Sale proceeds have already topped $202,000 while tallying continues through this week with added money and donations still being accepted.  

Cameron 4-Her Mason Leifeste won Grand Champion in the steer show with his heavy weight steer, while Thorndale FFA member Carlee Clark took Reserve Champion honors with her heavy weight steer. 

Thorndale 4-Her Riley Clinard won Grand Champion honors in the swine show with her light heavy weight pig. Thorndale FFA members Mason Fisher won Reserve Grand with his medium weight swine.

Mon
03
Apr

Cameron police searching for suspect

The Cameron Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Martin Wonceslao Zuniga. 

Zuniga  is a 19-year-old Hispanic male. His date of birth is June  24, 1997. 

According to Cameron PD Corporal Chris Ashworth, Zuniga is wanted on a charge of failure to appear for dangerous drugs out of Bell County, as well as bond forfeiture for a theft charge out of Milam County. Zuniga is also wanted for questioning related to crimes that have occurred in Cameron.

Ashworth said Zuniga is described as 5 foot 4 inches tall with brown eyes and black hair, and weights 140 pounds. 

If anyone has information the whereabouts of this subject they are asked to contact the Cameron Police Department at (254) 697-6574.

Fri
31
Mar

Classic Car Show comes to Cameron this Saturday

Car enthusiasts can enjoy a wonderful display of new and old cars at the Cameron Car Club’s Classic Car Show on April 1 at the downtown mall.

“This is our ninth year for our car show,” Cameron Car Show organizer Tom Kelly said. “We began as a part of our old Dewberry Festival.  When that was canceled we carried on as the Cameron Car Club Classic Car Show.”  

Kelly said this year’s show will feature a food vendor from Thorndale and several arts and crafts vendors.  

There will also be a silent auction, door prizes for participants, a 50/50 jar, goodie bags and they are giving away a Cameron Car Club six-pack cooler bags to the first 75 cars that register. 

Kelly said that cars from Austin and Bryan and all points between are expected to come.  

The show will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  

Fri
31
Mar

Commissioners accept Pct. 1 JP’s resignation

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

Milam County Commissioners approved abatements for two new businesses and accepted the resignation of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Rick Gommert during its meeting on March 27.

Gommert resigned his post in a letter to the court. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Sam Berry will cover Gommert’s duties until the March 2018 election. The magistrate duties and on call duties will be split among the remaining three JPs.

Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer said that depending on March’s primary election the court may make an appointment at that time.

Barkemeyer said that if there is no Democratic challenger in the primary the court will probably appoint the winner of the Republican primary to the position until January’s election. If there is a challenger, they will look at leaving Berry with those duties or finding another resolution.

Thu
30
Mar

Milam County Junior Livestock Show kicks off today

After months of work behind the scenes, the 2017 Milam County Junior Livestock Show is ready to roll.

Hundreds of FFA and 4-H Club youth are participating in the show at the Youth Exposition Building off downtown Cameron.

Events get under way today starting with the home economics baking divisions at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s baking events will be held in the dining room at the Youth Expo building, Extension Agent Micah Holcombe said. 

Livestock events start at 5:30 p.m. today with the poultry shows, followed by judging for the market rabbits 

Activities start early Friday with the market swine show at 9 a.m. and continue with goats at 12:30 p.m., lambs at 3 p.m., breeding beef heifers at 5 p.m. and steers at 6 p.m. 

The premium sale at 6 p.m. Saturday concludes the show.

 

Schedule of events

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

7:30 A.M. - Begin Check-in of Baked Goods.

Fri
24
Mar

Milano ISD dedicates new schools

Milano ISD Superintendent Robert Westbrook addressed a crowd of almost 70 at the brief ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new facilities on Monday night. He thanked the community for supporting the district through the entire bond and construction process. From left, Milano Elementary principal Courtney Todd, MISD board of trustees president Jay Willingham, MISD Superintendent Robert Westbrook, and MISD secondary principal Tracy Brewer cut the ribbon. The schools have opened at staggered times this school year.

 

Fri
24
Mar

City Council hears updates on water projects, police chief search

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron City Council heard an update on water projects and the hiring of a new police chief during its meeting March 20.

Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker told the council that the city is still taking applications for the police chief position and will begin the interviewing process today, March 23. He said the CPD sergeants are doing a great job of keeping up with things until a new chief is hired.

Public Utility Director Gerald Brunson told council that things are moving along with the city’s water projects

Brunson said he has a pre-bid meeting set for this week for clarifier project. 

“They will have their bids in by March 30,” he said. “Once we pick a contractor, those bids go to Texas Water Development Board for certification.”

Fri
17
Mar

Regional Farmers Market to open March 25 at The Yards

Milam County residents will have a new place to get their fresh produce and local art beginning March 25.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will launch its first season with a market that weekend. Markets will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning with the first market day on March 25 through November.  

The market will take place at The Yards of Cameron under the 44 Farms Farmers Market pavilion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

“We are excited to be launching the Milam Regional Farmers Market this growing season,” Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle said. “We have many small and large farms as well as backyard gardens in the area. A farmers market is an ideal way to connect consumers with fresh produce grown in the region.” 

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