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Fri
27
Oct

Students find success at Rockdale Fair

Mason Leifeste of the Cameron 4-H Club exhibited the Grand Champion steer at this year’s Rockdale Fair. Primary buyer was Metropolitan Water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron’s youth did well at this year’s Rockdale Fair and Rodeo Youth Livestock Auction, bringing home several Grand and Reserve Champion honors.

The 2017 Youth Livestock Auction brought in a record $392,870, with the Commercial Heifers bringing $296,425; the Baked Goods Auction bringing $13,800; and Ag Mechanics Show bringing $9,250.

Cameron 4-Her Mason Leifeste had the Grand Champion steer, with Stiles Patin of Thorndale 4-H showing the Reserve Champion. 

Mason Fisher of Thorndale FFA showed the Grand Champion swine. Cameron 4-Her Karsyn Mingus had the Reserve Champion.

Grand Champion lamb was shown by Garrett Reed of Milano Junior FFA. Reserve Champion lamb went to Mackenzie Mahan of Cameron 4-H.

Kaylee Jackson of the Thorndale 4-H showed the Grand Champion goat. Reserve Champion went to Kyrene Jackson of Thorndale 4-H.

Thu
26
Oct

Little River Healthcare to move clinic to hospital

What seems like a minor move could make big waves in Cameron’s medical services.

The Little River Healthcare Cameron Medical Clinic will open its doors at its new location on Oct. 30 inside the LRH Cameron Hospital. The clinic currently resides across 8th Street from the hospital, both on North Crockett Ave.

“By moving the clinic to inside the hospital, we create one-stop-shop for all our patients,” said Troy Zinn, CEO of the Cameron Hospital. “Let’s say a patient visits the ER for something that their insurance doesn’t consider an emergency. Instead of treating them at the ER at expensive ER costs, if it’s during clinic business hours, we can just walk them down the hall to the clinic for treatment covered by their insurance.”

Zinn said that by the same token, when a patient needing an x-ray visits the clinic, they can receive an x-ray just down the hall, rather than setting up an x-ray appointment for another day at another building.

Mon
23
Oct

Marching On

The Yoe High Band performs during the football game on Oct. 6. The band received straight 1's at the UIL Region Marching Competition in Groesbeck on Saturday, Oct. 21. They will compete in the Area Marching Contest at Midway High School at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, for the prelims. The finals for area begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. Twenty-four bands are competing for four spots to the State Marching Contest.

Mon
23
Oct

Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa ready to kick off for 2017

It is that time of the year again. The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is getting ready to host its 8th Annual Brown Santa Program starting Nov. 1.  

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for those Milam County residences that would like to take advantage of the Brown Santa program. Please bring a Medicaid card or a WIC card with the child(s) name on it, a current utility bill, and a birth certificate or kid’s that are in school must present a current report card. A parent/guardian must have a valid Texas ID. Applications can be picked up at the Milam County Sheriff’s Office starting Nov. 1. 

Pick up and delivery will be on Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Anyone interested in donating new, unwrapped toys can bring them to the Sheriff’s office. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to say thank you to Milam County for taking time to support our county during these difficult times, your love and support is greatly appreciated.

Tue
17
Oct

County hopes to land new Amazon headquarters

Milam County Judge Barkemeyer speaks to a standing room only crowd at the courthouse on Tuesday morning to announce that Milam County is throwing its name into the hat in the race to win the new Amazon headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

Milam County is throwing its name in the hat to become the next headquarters of online retail giant Amazon.

The county along with economic development groups from Cameron and Rockdale took a bold step forward on Tuesday morning announcing at a press conference that it they are submitting a proposal to Amazon in response to their Request for Proposals for its second corporate headquarters - HQ2. 

“This small but determined team has been working for six weeks to put together a big proposal for arguably the biggest single project in the history of Milam County and the nation, for that matter,” Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer told the crowd gathered at the courthouse for the announcement. “Milam County is proposing the opportunity to create a boundless new HQ2 on all, or part, of the property currently for sale by Alcoa, marketed as Sandow Ranch.”

Fri
13
Oct

Luminant plans to close Sandow Plant

Central Texas suffered a major blow this morning when Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, announced that it will close two coal-fueled power plants in Central Texas: its two-unit Sandow Power Plant in Milam County and its two-unit Big Brown Power Plant in Freestone County.

In total, approximately 2,300 MW of nameplate power will be taken offline in early 2018.

Thu
12
Oct

Relay Survivor Dinner set for Oct. 29

Relay for Life of Milam County invites all cancer survivors to the Survivor Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, 303 Meadows Drive.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Survivors and a caregiver are invited to attend the free reception to honor them. There will be a Halloween costume contest. 

RSVP by Oct. 14 to Kim Jeter at milamcountyrealy@gmail.com or (512) 760-7194. Please register as a survivor for 2017 at RelayForLife.org/milamtx

The Survivor Dinner is presented by TXU Energy, Little River Healthcare and Abiding Choice Inc. Dinner sponsors are Rotary Club of Cameron Park and Rotary Club of Rockdale City.

Thu
12
Oct

SteakTober Fest set for downtown Cameron Saturday

Get your tastebuds ready for a new tradition in Cameron.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron will host SteakTober Fest this Saturday in historic downtown Cameron.

The event will feature a steak cookoff competition, historical tours of downtown museums and the courthouse, a steak dinner and artisans to shop with. The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. and go until 8 p.m.

The Steak Cookoff Association competition will feature 44 Farms ribeyes.  Fifty cookers will compete for a chance to move on to another competition. Working for Cameron is sanctioned by the SCA and the winner will win an invitation to compete in the Fort Worth Championship Cookoff at Billy Bob’s.  

Mon
09
Oct

CISD Cameron Connection continues Oct. 10

Cameron Independent School District will continue its series of community meetings as part of Cameron Connection on Oct. 10 at Bea’s Kitchen.

CISD invites all parents and community members to give input to help them better understand and reach youth in the community to help them achieve the Cameron ISD mission.

CISD Superintendent Allan Sapp said he hopes the initiative will give parents a chance to tell the district what their son or daughter needs to be successful academically.

“We want to build on the great community we have here in Cameron,” he said. “We hope everyone can make one meeting.”

He said the meetings will be held out in the community in efforts for a relaxed sense and that all community members are invited, not just parents.

Sapp along with staff from each campus and school board members will be on hand for the discussions.

Sapp said the first two meetings went well and he invites everyone to come out for the last two.

Mon
09
Oct

2017 Homecoming Queen

Yoe High Senior Terryn Adamss was named Homecoming Queen during halftime of the game against Franklin on Friday night. Other nominees were Marquazia Workman, NaQuiria Gibbons, Cailynne Hoelscher and Amy Guillen.

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