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Peter Pan auditions

Due to the amazing success of MCT’s summer children’s camp, Milam Community Theater is thrilled to announce its first year of children’s theater. Their spring production is the family favorite “Peter Pan.” This will be a large cast of 30+ parts, speaking and nonspeaking roles. All kids ages 7-18 are invited to audition at the Williams Event Center in Cameron Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsals will be once a week. No acting experience necessary. It is free to participate, so don’t miss out.

County Clerk’s Office Closing

The County Clerk’s Office, Election & Voter Registration Department will be closed Monday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 15, for the Asbestos Abatement.

Mystery dinner theater

The Thorndale Theater Class invites you for a Mystery Dinner Theater performance of “You Have the Right to Remain Silent” on Jan. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at the beginning of the show. The show will be in the Thorndale Cafeteria. Cost is $10 for dinner and the show and $5 for only the show. Dinner will be roast beef and potatoes. Please purchase dinner tickets by Jan. 11. Contact Ms. Caffey at Thorndale HS at (512) 898-2321 or (512) 468-3500 or email to reserve your spot today. You can also contact any member of the High School Theater to purchase tickets.

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

The Thorndale Sophomore class is hosting a Chicken Dinner fundraiser on Sunday Jan. 20 at the Thorndale Volunteer Fireman Hall. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and run until sold out. The dinner will include 1/2 a chicken, green beans, noodles, and the trimmings. They will be $10 a plate. There will also be desserts available for a donations, If you didn’t get a ticket ahead of time, come on by we planned extras.

Domino Tournament

The annual Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council “42” Domino Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Westphalia Community Parish Hall, Highway 320 in Westphalia. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. continuing until 12:30 p.m. with play starting shortly after that. Each player will draw for a partner between rounds and will play four 30-minute rounds. Cost is $5 per player. Prizes will be awarded to the top players. Food and drinks will be available at a nominal cost starting at 11 a.m. If you need information call James Kahlig at (254) 985-2315 or Don Frei at (254) 985-2510.

Chili Supper

The Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chili supper set for Feb. 16 at the fire station. The event will conclude with the drawing of 10 big prizes for the group’s annual fundraiser. Tickets for the annual drawing are now on sale and are$5 each or five for $20.

Mardi Gras Bash

The Mardi Gras Bash will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Simon George Hall, 401 S. Karnes, in Cameron. The event will start at 6 p.m. and will include a Cajun food dinner, live auction, a gun raffle and activities for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5.

Washers Tournament

A Washers Tournament benefitting the American Cancer Society will be held each second and fourth Sunday of the month at Apache Pass Ice House beginning at 5:15 p.m. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per team, double elimination. Prizes awarded to first, second and third place teams. In December there will only be one tournament on Dec. 16 because of the Christmas Holiday.

Railroad Museum

The Milam County Railroad Museum and Old Town Cameron will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Old Town Cameron will be undergoing extensive upgrades to the track and operating systems during the next two to three months. If members of the Milam County Model Railroad Club are working, the Museum and OTC will be open. Please check our website: for a schedule of work times.

History of the Milam County Jail

New color History of the Milam County Jail with text by Thomas Grimes is now available at the Main Museum, 112 West First Street. The cost is $25 or $30 shipped. This is the first ever collectable history of this historic jail ever to be produced. There is a limited number of copies available.

Cameron VFW Canteen

Kitchen open Tuesday through Saturday until 7 p.m. Dart tournaments Wednesday and Friday. Karaoke every Friday. Come and enjoy.

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Cameron, Texas 76520

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