Milam County 4-Hers represent well at State Roundup

By Micah Holcombe

Milam County Extension Agent


Milam County 4-H was represented well at Texas 4-H Roundup on June 12-14. A total of 28 youth participants competed or participated in the three-day event. 

On Tuesday, the Invitational Ag Product ID teams competed and placed well. Eight participants competed with four intermediate members and four senior members. Robert Miller, Jenna Frias, Jessica Yount, and Kaleb Yount were the intermediate team and placed eighth. Abby Miller, Grant Widner, Scott Widner, and Gabriel Ramthun were the senior team and placed ninth. Grant Widner placed 10th individually. Thank you to Cindy Widner and Jocelyn Ramthun for coaching the team.


Calendar of Events: June 21

Blessings From God Food pantry

Blessings From God Food Pantry distribution dates for 2018 are: June 19 from 9-11 a.m. Mobile pantry is open every second Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fruits and vegetables are distributed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-2 p.m. The pantry is located at 1300 N. Austin in Cameron.


DAV Meeting


MCT holding auditions for "Shrek"

Milam Community Theater will hold auditions for "Shrek: The Musical" on May 20 and 21 at the Williams Event Center at 6:30 p.m.

Call backs for dance will be on May 22.

Please prepare to sing one minute of a show tune that is not from "Shrek: The Musical" that shows off your greatest vocal strength. Also please be prepared to read a scene from the script with your fellow actors. All parts are ope.

MCT is looking for men and women, ages 13-100 years old of all shapes and sizes with great personality to come and be a part of this fantastic production.


MCT Spotlight performance coming April 26-29

The Milam Community Theater will begin a new tradition next week.

April 26-29 for the first time, MCT will feature a Spotlight performance of “Same Time Next Year.” 

This performance will be for one weekend only at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

Additionally, new this year is a children’s camp, featuring the play “Big Bad,” performed at the Cameron City Park in June.  

Please see the website for dates and show times and follow MCT on Facebook for more up to the minute announcements.



Bob Yates Donation

Ben Milam VFW Post 2010 of Cameron made a donation to Bob Yates of funds raised during the Country Bob Yates Benefit on March 17. The fundraiser raised $5,581. The members of Post 2010 would like to thank the community for their support.


Milam County 4-Hers successful at Plant ID Contest

Front row, from left, Ryan Luckey, Kassidy Hundle, Jenna Lindig, Rebecca Kostroun; middle row, from left, Kaylee Jackson, Jack Luckey, Mason Lindig; back row, from left, Patrick Cobb, Dr. Barron Rector, Neeraj Bhakta, Coach Irby McWilliams.

Milam County 4-H members competed in the Fort Worth Plant ID contest on Saturday, Jan. 20. There were many successes and we are truly proud of them on their accomplishments.

Senior winners were: first - Kaylee Jackson ($4,000 scholarship winner); second - Heath Hollas; third - Neeraj Bhakta; fourth - Rebecca Kostroun; sixth - Patrick Cobb; and eighth - Kassidy Hundle. First place team members were Kaylee Jackson, Heath Hollas and Neeraj Bhakta. Second place team members were Rebecca Kostroun, Patrick Cobb, and Kassidy Hundle.

Junior winners were: first - Mason Lindig; third - Jenna Lindig; fifth - Ryan Luckey; and eighth - Jack Luckey. First place junior team members were Mason Lindig, Jenna Lindig, Ryan Luckey and Jack Luckey.

Great job to Coach Irby McWilliams on doing an awesome job coaching these fine young men and women. 


Calendar of Events

Westphalia KCs Shrimp & Fish Fry

Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council #13902 will sponsor a drive-thru Shrimp & Fish Fry every Friday evening during Lent beginning Feb. 16 thru March 23. Plates will be to go only starting at 3:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. (or until sold out). Plates will consist of fried shrimp, fried fish, beans,  slaw and french fries. Cost will be $10 per plate.  Plates can be picked up in a drive-thru lane behind the Westphalia Parish Hall, 3000 State Highway 320, Westphalia.


Masonic Lodge Fish Fry


Book Fair Week to feature Dinosaurs Live event

Ben Milam Elementary and Cameron Elementary will host a Spring Scholastic Book Fair the week of Feb. 12-16. 

Families and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.

This year’s event will feature Dinosaurs Live and Ben Milam on Feb. 12.

The Book Fair will be open at Ben Milam on Monday, Feb. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 13, to Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A special Family Event will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, Dinosaurs Live will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ben Milam PTO. The Book Fair will be open before and after the event.

The Family After School Book Fair event will be held from Monday, Feb. 12, to Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Milam County 4-Hers participate in District Food Show and Challenge

The team consisting of Marisol Hill, Kadance Koenig, Wyatt Koenig, and Robert Miller competed in the District Food Show and Food Challenge on Dec. 13 in Belton.

Four youth from Milam County 4-H participated in the District Food Show and Food Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Belton. 

This is the second time for Milam County 4-H to ever participate in the food challenge. The team consisted of Marisol Hill, Kadance Koenig, Wyatt Koenig, and Robert Miller.

Robert Miller also competed in the District Food Show. 

They all did a great job! Milam County 4-H hopes to grow this program in the future! If interested, please call the Extension Office.

For more information about Milam County 4-H, please call the Milam County Extension Office at (254) 697-7045 or e-mail Micah Holcombe, FCS Agent, at or Floyd Ingram, Ag Agent, at


Calendar of Events: Dec. 7

Cameron Christmas Parade

Its a “Candyland Christmas” in historic downtown Cameron for our annual Christmas Parade. See the historic downtown square, Museum, Old Town Cameron and Historic Jail. Enjoy dinner at the food trucks and booths, listen to live music with carolers singing favorite Christmas Songs, while shopping at artist and vendors booths. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with parade at 6:30 p.m. What a great way to recapture your childhood Christmas spirits with lights, music, floats and Santa. Have your picture taken with Santa at the Old Town Cameron Miniature and bring your “Letter to Santa” to be placed in the special mailbox to be sent to the North Pole. Watch the Polar Express Train run thru the miniuture Old Town Cameron and meet the Conductor and sip on some Hot Chocolate.


Lunch Bunch


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