Pecan show history reflects county's agricultural heritage

Nell Wiggins won first place in this year’s adult division of the pecan pie contest and John Hanke won first place in the youth division.

This year’s Milam County Pecan Show earlier this month sent 20 entries to the regional competition, AgriLfe Extension Agent Floyd Ingram reported.
Entries placing first and second advance to the regional contest.
Robert Schuetze won grand champion honors in all three divisions. His ‘Sioux’ variety entry won grand champion in the commercial division; his “other” variety entry and “native” variety entries won grand champion honors in the two native divisions. Schuetze also won reserve champion honors in the commercial division with his “Cheyenne” entry.
Winning reserve champion honors in the native divisions were Nick Albus, “Barton” variety entry, and Sherwook Lucko with a “native” variety entry.
In the accompanying pecan pie baking contest, winners in the adult division were Nell Wiggins, first place, Betty Backhaus, second place, and tying for third place were Bentley Hause and Micah Holcombe.


Book signing set Saturday

Ida Pearl West Canady at a recent book signing at the Cameron Public Library.

There will be a book signing at the First Street Coffee Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Author Ida Pearl West Canady will sign copies of her book, "Inspirational Religious Poems." A portion of the sales will be donated to help a family in need for Christmas.


Pecan show

County Judge David Barkemeyer and District Judge john Youngblood judged entries in the Milam County Pecan Show pie bake-off Tuesday at the AgriLife Extension office.

Milam County pecan producers entered the annual Pecan Show this week at the AgriLife Extension office. In addition, the pecan pie bake-off drew entries in both youth an adult categories.

Noting that it was a ‘tough job, but someone has to do it,” County Judge David Barkemeyer and District Judge John Youngblood judged the pecan pie baking contest. Extension specialist Bill Ree judged the pecan entries.

Full results will be published next week.


Final this weekend performances for MCT comedy 'Noises Off'

Flavia (Kelita Thomas), Phillip (Tristan Torres) and Mrs. Clackett (Tia Stone) in a scene from the Milam Communty Theater production of Noises Off!

In opening weekend performances, Milam Community Theater’s fall production of “Noises Off!” had theater goers rolling in the aisles.
A classic British farce by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off!” is a play about a play where backstage antics and relationships threaten to wreck the actual performance. Once the lights come up, there is no break in the comedy as “Noises Off!” actors rehearse at the last minute trying to open an already questionable play (“Nothing On”) about doors and, of all things, sardines.
“That’s what it’s all about. Doors and sardines. Getting on — getting off. Getting the sardines on — getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theater. That’s life.” exclaims frustrated Nothing On director Lloyd, in one scene.


Change of venue for Saturday's Fall Festival

There’s been a change in venue in the Stopping the Madness Antibullying Foundation’s second annual Festival on the Square set for Halloween Day, Saturday, Oct. 31, The event has been moved to George Simon Hall at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with activities still scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition to family entertainment, games and activities the event will include a chili cook-off with judging at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $20 and the top winners will receive cash prizes. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite recipes to the competition for SMAF’s Best Chili in Texas.
Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon reported to the Cameron City Council Monday that he will be among the competitors, adding that CPD officers will be on hand at the festival to visit with families and sharing information about the harmful effects of bullying.


Helping fight childhood cancer

Ben Milam students, faculty, staff and administrators join the Marquez and Patzke families in fighting childhood cancer.

During Battle of the Bell week, Cameron and Rockdale schools and football fans are ‘Teaming Up For The Cure’ to support childhood cancer awareness.

More than 6,700 gold commemorative t-shirts have been sold and more than $40,000 raised to help bolster the funds available for research into childhood cancer. Many schools have joined the effort.


Yoe Band marching toward state contest

Yoe Marching Band members performing at the UIL warm-up invitational at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) Monday. (Josh Pratt/THE CAMERON HERALD)

By Josh Pratt, Herald Sports


New Master Gardeners welcomed

New Master Gardeners Mary Neely, Mary Waters, and Patsy Garrett.

Little River Basin Master Gardeners welcomed three newly certified members, Mary Neely, Mary Waters, and Patsy Garrett. Each of the women has completed the 50-hour class as well as 50 hours of volunteer work in LRBMG gardens. The group looks forward to additional class members becoming fully certified in the next few months.


Drug take-back event set Saturday

By Chief Randy Dixon, Cameron Police


Flu shot clinic at Bea's Kitchen Friday

The Milam County Health Department will hold a flu vaccination clinic from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron.

All citizens 65 years of age or older are welcome. Those who have Medicare part B coverage should bring their Medicare card and all others will be charged $20 cash or check. The under 64-years flu vaccine is not yet offered. MCHD is waiting on the full shipment and will announce when the vaccine is available in the office for those under 65 years of age.

For more information, call 254-697-7039.


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