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Thu
10
Aug

Cameron PD looking for dog thief

The Cameron Police Department is seeking the public help to identify a subject that took a dog from the Cameron Animal Shelter.

The suspect is pictured above.

On Aug. 9 at around 12:27 p.m., the unknown subject enters the Cameron Animal Shelter and takes a female dog. The subject then leaves in a newer model white in color car.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Cameron Police Department at (254) 697-6574. 

Thu
10
Aug

MIlano VFD to dedicate helipad

The Milano Volunteer Fire Department will hold a dedication ceremony for the group’s new helipad at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the McLane Fire Station. The event will include the ceremony and be followed by light refreshments.  The public is invited to attend the event.

 

Thu
10
Aug

O.J. Thomas Homecoming events set for weekend

The O. J. Thomas Alumni Association will be celebrating its 52nd Annual Homecoming on Aug. 11 and 12.  

The celebration will began Friday night with a Memorial Service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.  The keynote speaker will be retired Captain Niley J. Rosemond.  

On Saturday at 10 a.m. the annual parade will kick off. The parade will begin at the 12th Street Park and take a route through the West side of town ending at O. J. Thomas School on 6th Street.  

The Grand Marshall for the event will be Captain Rosemond and will feature the Homecoming Queen S’naya Diggs along with floats, vintage cars, etc.  

The parade is an open event and all are welcome.

Thu
10
Aug

City council hears report on water leak issues

By Lindsey Vaculin

General Manager

 

The Cameron City Council addressed the response to the water situation last week during its meeting Aug. 7.

Council heard a report from Public Works Director Gerald Brunson about the situation.

“Over two days I had over 200 phone calls,” Brunson said. “It started off as a repair to a line at Winnie L. Nursing Center. What we anticipated finding was a tap and a six-inch line with the water running from south to north down Karnes. After we had been working on it for some time, the valve that was part of the tap for that line blew off and that is when the issues started.”

Brunson said the department can usually handle that, but that after working they found several water lines that weren’t on the cities maps including a tap for the sprinkler system for Winnie L. and a change from the six-inch line to an eight-inch line. They couldn’t work with the water pressure.

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.”

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