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Limited number of tickets available for Holcombe scholarship fund-raiser


This autographed Willie Nelson Telecaster guitar with certificate of authenticity is the featured item of the Holcombe fund-raiser auction. This autographed Willie Nelson Telecaster guitar with certificate of authenticity is the featured item of the Holcombe fund-raiser auction. CAMERON—Tickets are selling quickly for the “Mardi Gras” celebration to raise money for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund has been set up in honor of the late Christine Holcombe, an extension agent in Milam County for over 30 years and a volunteer in many area civic organizations whose life long mission was to help young people get a college education.

The “Mardi Gras” event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Simon George Hall, 401 S. Karnes, in Cameron and will start at 6 p.m. It will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions, door prizes and games for the kids.

There are a limited number of tickets for the event. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Beer, margaritas and wine are included in the ticket price. Tickets may be purchased at The Rockdale Reporter, the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, Anderle’s Lumber Company, Denio’s Furniture and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale.


‘LEAVE NO TRACE’—Local Cub Scouts Pack 789 visited the Apache Pass campground for a weekend camping event. It provided the scouts with the opportunity to achieve advancement marks towards their next den assignment, according to Pete Rubio III. “Leave No Trace” is a big part of the Cub Scouts motto for camping. “Pack 789 would like to thank Apache Pass for the activities and the camp out this weekend,” he said. Pictured: (left, top to bottom) Pete Rubio III, Justin Gage, Dalton Hubnik, Weston Avrett, Trey Hale, Ivan Brindle, Ryan Leslie, Andy Tischler; (right, top to bottom) Jacob Avila, Joseph Nieto, Aaron Oertli, Nick Brindle, Trip Davenport, Logan Keefer, Tucker Montoya; not pictured: Alex Rubio, Hayden Aguilar, Seth Coldiron, Ryan Tate, Connor Stone, Lorenzo Rivera, Alex Rivera, Jacob Biehle. ‘LEAVE NO TRACE’—Local Cub Scouts Pack 789 visited the Apache Pass campground for a weekend camping event. It provided the scouts with the opportunity to achieve advancement marks towards their next den assignment, according to Pete Rubio III. “Leave No Trace” is a big part of the Cub Scouts motto for camping. “Pack 789 would like to thank Apache Pass for the activities and the camp out this weekend,” he said. Pictured: (left, top to bottom) Pete Rubio III, Justin Gage, Dalton Hubnik, Weston Avrett, Trey Hale, Ivan Brindle, Ryan Leslie, Andy Tischler; (right, top to bottom) Jacob Avila, Joseph Nieto, Aaron Oertli, Nick Brindle, Trip Davenport, Logan Keefer, Tucker Montoya; not pictured: Alex Rubio, Hayden Aguilar, Seth Coldiron, Ryan Tate, Connor Stone, Lorenzo Rivera, Alex Rivera, Jacob Biehle. A Willie Nelson signed Telecaster guitar which includes a certificate of authenticity will be the featured item in a live/ phone auction. If you can’t attend the Mardi Gras event and are interested in participating in the phone auction for Willie’s guitar please send your name and phone number to cholcombememorial@gmail.com. You will be called at 8 p.m. on the night of the event so that everyone has an opportunity to bid on this treasure. Photos are available on the Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund Facebook page.


HEY, THIS IS BRANDI, JACK!—Brandi Caffey had her photo taken with Si Robertson during a recent visit to Duck Commander in West Monroe, Louisiana, the site of the reality TV show, Duck Dynasty. She also toured Graceland in Tennessee, along with her parents Derek and April Caffey and brother Austin. (See also page 1C.) HEY, THIS IS BRANDI, JACK!—Brandi Caffey had her photo taken with Si Robertson during a recent visit to Duck Commander in West Monroe, Louisiana, the site of the reality TV show, Duck Dynasty. She also toured Graceland in Tennessee, along with her parents Derek and April Caffey and brother Austin. (See also page 1C.) Other items include a wine basket, rare coins, a R. C. Slocum signed football, massages, facials, gift certificates to area restaurants and much more.

If you can’t attend the event you can still give a donation no matter how big or small online through the facebook page. Just go to facebook and search for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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