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Thu
20
Oct

Drug Take-Back Day planned for Oct. 22

The Cameron Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Cameron Police, DEA and its partner agencies will hold the 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at sites nationwide. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

“Cameron PD is very pleased to take part in this event in that it will hopefully stem the tide of abuse which happens daily with left over medications or could prevent a young child from accidently ingesting unused drugs,” Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said. 

The collection site for this year’s event will be the new Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th.  

Thu
20
Oct

Cameron ISD sets community cookout

Cameron ISD invites everyone to a Community Cookout on Nov. 1.

The event will be held in the area to the right of Little River Healthcare from 5:30-7 p.m. Near the Professional Building.

“We want to have a chance to visit with the community without asking them to necessarily come to school,” Cameron ISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “The community is all welcome to come out.”

CISD staff will be grilling for the event. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be served.

“We just want to meet people and get to know them a little better,” Sapp said.

Local businesses who are interested in donating can call the CISD Administration office at (254) 697-3512.

Mon
17
Oct

CJH students compete in Region X Rodeo

Cameron Junior High students have been competing at the Region X Texas Junior High Rodeos this school year.  Those students are: from left, Brooklyn Balch, Jistol Walzel, Connor Barton, Mason Vaculin and Ann Warrick.

Five Cameron Junior High students have been competing at the Region X Texas Junior High Rodeos this school year.  

Brooklyn Balch, Jistol Walzel, Connor Barton, Mason Vaculin and Ann Warrick have been competing.

Brooklyn competes in the pole bending, goat tying, breakaway calf roping, ribbon running, and barrel racing.

Jistol competes in the tiedown calf roping, boys goat tying and ribbon roping.

Connor competes in the boys breakaway roping, boys goat tying, and ribbon roping

Mason competes in the tiedown calf roping, boys breakaway, boys goat tying, ribbon roping, and team roping

Ann competes in the ribbon running and barrel racing.

The Texas Junior High Rodeo Association was developed through the Junior High Division of the National High School Rodeo Association and operates under the guidelines under the Texas High School Rodeo Association.

Fri
14
Oct

CISD principals share improvement plans

The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees honored the district’s principals and assistant principals in recognition of Principal’s Month during its board meeting on Oct. 10. Pictured are: front row, from left, Yoe High Principal Kenny Driska, Ben Milam Assistant Principal Todd Durham, Cameron Elementary Principal Louis Mandanici, Cameron Junior High Principal Wendy Mahan, Ben Milam Principal Rod Allen, Yoe High Assistant Principal Brian Stork and Cameron Elementary and Junior High Assistant Principal Matt Fitzsimmons; back row, from left, board members Daniel Willie, Greg Hoelscher, Alan Patterson, James Burks, Jason Dohnalik, James Thompson, Superintendent Allan Sapp and Franci Denio.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees heard from district principals about plans to improve their campus’s test scores at its meeting on Oct. 10.

Each principal shared the campus improvement plan for his or her campus.  Assistant Superintendent Susan Pommerening shared the district’s improvement plan. Most of those plans focused on improving writing skills across the district.

“Each campus will share their improvement plan highlights with you,” CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said. “We have heard about some areas where we have some concern, so this is so you can see the plans to attack those areas.”

Ben Milam Elementary Principal Rod Allen said the first thing his campus will address is improving writing instruction. He said that part of that is writing every day through academic journaling for each student.

Thu
13
Oct

Early voting begins Oct. 24

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 

 

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election will begin Oct. 24 across Milam County.

Milam County residents have four options for early voting: Milam County Clerk’s office, 107 W. Main in Cameron; Buckholts Community Center, 110 W. Main Street in Buckholts; Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 North FM 487 in Rockdale; and Thorndale VFW, 304 East Moerbe in Thorndale.

The Milam County Clerk’s Office will be open Oct. 24-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Buckholts Community Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center will be open Oct. 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fri
07
Oct

Lady Yoe Dig Pink

The Lady Yoe Volleyball team began its annual Dig Pink event during the Oct. 4 game against Rogers. There are still several ways to participate in the fundraiser for Breast Cancer research. Dig Pink will be at the Yoe football games on Oct. 7 and 21 with a balloon walk and pass the bucket.

The Lady Yoe Volleyball team began its annual Dig Pink event during the Oct. 4 game against Rogers. There are still several ways to participate in the fundraiser for Breast Cancer research. Dig Pink will be at the Yoe football games on Oct. 7 and 21 with a balloon walk and pass the bucket.

Thu
06
Oct

Cameron resident raising funds for MDA

Cameron  resident Cody Schoppe and his mustang Ugly Betty are raising funds and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager 

A young Cameron man isn’t letting anything get in his way and hopes to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

You may have seen Cody Schoppe and his 1993 Ford Mustang Ugly Betty out around town. Schoppe is raising funds through Project Maynardstang to help find a cure and for future studies of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Schoppe graduated from C.H. Yoe High in 2015 and is beginning his journey in college by working towards a degree in graphic design at Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton.

Wed
05
Oct

Milam County celebrates National Night Out

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon hands out stickers to children at National Night Out in Cameron.

Thorndale residents had the opportunity to explore a helicopter at National Night Out activities in Thorndale.

Milam County residents took part in National Night Out activities on Oct. 4.

Celebrations were held at the Cameron Police Department and Thorndale City Park.

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch. This year was the thirty-third anniversary of this event with over 38 million people across the country expected to participate.

 

Fri
30
Sep

Former Tax Assessor to pay audit costs

Former Milam County Tax Assessor/Collector Kolette Morgan has been ordered by Judge John Youngblood to pay additional restitution in the amount of $16,103.96 to reimburse Milam County for the costs of the external audit which Commissioner’s Court requested to ensure that all missing funds were identified in connection with this matter.

Youngblood ordered the restitution be paid after a hearing on Sept. 16.

Morgan, 48, of Cameron, plead no contest to a Attempted Theft $1,500 to $20k by Public Servant in the 20th Judicial District Court of Milam County on Dec. 9, 2015. Youngblood placed Morgan on three years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation, and she was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, court costs and restitution in an amount yet to be determined.  

 The restitution to Milam County was determined to be $7,500 and Judge Youngblood signed an order on Aug. 10, 2016, ordering that amount to be repaid as restitution.

Thu
29
Sep

National Night Out set for Oct. 4

Cameron will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the new Cameron Police Department at 605 West 4th.

According to Police Chief Randy Dixon, as in years past there will be food, fun, giveaways, and booths about health, safety and welfare. 

“This year, we will have musical entertainment provided by Rocking Rick which is a Central Texas entertainer that has played all over Texas,” he said. “There will be cotton candy, a bounce house, a food truck giving away brownie bites and hopefully hot dogs as we did last year.”  

There will also be displays of emergency vehicles and McGruff the Crime Dog will be prowling the area.

The location of the event this year will be adjacent to the new Cameron Police Department located at 605 West 4th in Cameron.  

Standards Home Health and Winnie L. Nursing Center will be the 2016 sponsors of this event.  

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