Christine’s MARDI GRAS
Second annual scholarship fund-raiser in honor of late Milam County extension agent Christine Holcombe draws 200 people, raises $19,000
Over 200 people piled into the Simon George Hall in Cameron and helped raise $19,000 in the second annual Mardi Gras Bash held for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. The event included Cajun food, kids games, beads, masks, door prizes, along with live and silent auctions. Full Story
Milam County Treasurer Donna Orsag, attended a Region 11 County Treasurers Association of Texas (CTAT) meeting in College Station on Feb. 19, according to Frank Hull, area director. Full Story
Florida Boys coming to Milano March 14
Milano Senior Citizens will hold a gospel singing variety show by the new Florida Boys at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the Milano Civic Center. Family group tickets are $15, with other individual tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 512- 455- 9232 or 512-455-3420. Full Story
Whitmore piano students get stellar marks in competition
Local piano students recently played in the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Junior Festival held at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, according to their piano teacher, Dixie Whitmore.
Students from Central Texas performed at the festival in piano, hymn playing, violin and voice. Full Story
Brent and Stephanie Jones announce the bir th of their twins on Jan. 31, 2014, at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Kaden Ewing Jones was born at 7:58 a.m., weighing 6.5 pounds and measuring 19 ½ inches. Karson Dean Jones was born at 7:59 a.m., weighing 5.12 pounds and measuring 19¼ inches. Grandparents are Kim Leschber, Stephen Jones and John Tomascik. Full Story
March 6—Gregory Chelf,Shirley Lane, Elicio Espinoza.March 7—Meggie Bow,Kourtney Roddam, Terry Browning. March 8—Amanda Kaufmann, Doug Roberts, Wade Jeffcoat, JerealdLagrone.March 9—Don Thompson.March 10—Patti Morgan,Lisa Debault, Darvin Mantey Jr.March 11—Mary Ann Talley,Kenna Jenkins, Margie Clark. Full Story
Marriage LicensesJason Ramirez and MelissaLopez.Matthew Manzoni andChristy Weller.Larry Wall and DeborahHeckler.Joe Almanzan and DanaKlunk. Divorces GrantedTasia Vickers and Joe Vickers. Bobbie Mayer and CharlesMayer.Albert Acosta and PricillaAcosta. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Baked ham, roasted potatoes, broccoli florets, whole wheat bread, pudding, milk.
Tuesday—Braised pork chop, manicotti with marinara, green beans, bread, garden salad with ranch dressing, fruit cup with oranges, milk.
Wednesday— Cran-lemon chicken, low sodium red potatoes, peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, oatmeal cookie, milk. Full Story
Family thankful for ‘passer by’
I do not know why Mack Popham was in Gause last Tuesday, but he was a God Send. He was driving by when he saw that Kim and Kendall Lee’s mobile home was on fire. The home was a loss but clothes and a few other items were saved. Thanks to a precious lady here in town, they have a house to stay in . Thanks to all of you who have called offering help in so many ways. Full Story
Kenneth and Laverne Andrews of Cameron will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in early April in Cameron. The couple was married on March 6, 1964. Full Story
Donnie and Connie Mitchell of Bernice, Louisiana, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maranda Mitchell, to David Rutledge, the son of Scott Rutledge of Harker Heights and Full Story
Randel Lee Alanis announces the upcoming marriage of his daughter, Adrianne Theresa Alanis, to Zachary Zane Zawadzke, the son of Morris Ray Zawadzke of Milano and Barbara Ellis Rhodes of Rockdale. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
2014 event April 5 at Apache Pass
The annual Relay For Life of Milam County event will be a little different this year, but have the same goal— to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer, chair Andrea Anderle said. Full Story
Benefit for Rex Anders March 22 in Thorndale
THORNDALE—A dinner auction-dance fund-raiser to benefit Rex Anders will be held Saturday, March 22 at Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale.
Tickets for the full event are $20 (pre-sale only). Tickets for the meal only are $10 each.
The meal will be brisket and sausage with all the trimmings, with serving to begin at 5 p.m.
Live and silent auctions are planned. Full Story