THE FIRST (AND LAST) BARNDANCE
Forty years ago, ZZ Top invited 80,000 of their closest friends to Memorial Stadium for the 1st annual Barndance and BarBQ. It was too crowded to dance and there was no Q. Also no water, no ice. There was also no 2nd annual gathering. O nce again, from the Full Story
September 18—FrankieStone, Kim Crump.September 19—JamesLuckey, Kirk Williams.September 20—Betty Ferguson, Bernice Moore, KyleCass.September 21—ShelleyEanes, Ralph Czimskey, Matthew Zaskoda, Shelley Eanes,Stonie Guthrie, Jason New.September 22—Clay Hirt.September 23—Carrie Full Story
Marriage LicensesWeston Griswold and Katelynn Pino.Jason Hashaw and ShannonMcNally.Divorces GrantedScott Sorell and DeborahSorell.Angela Flores and MichaelAinslie. Full Story
Kolby and Reagan Bow,of Buda announce the birthof their daughter, Macartney Laine Bow, on Sept.5, 2014, at St. DavidsSouth in Austin, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ouncesand was measuring 21½inches long. She is welcomed by her grandparents, Debby and Bart Hastings of Seaford, Delaware,Kay Bow of Rockdale andHenry Bow of Glen Rose. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— Cranberry glazed ham, whipped sweet potato, mixed California blend, whole wheat bread, chunky fruit medley, oatmeal-raisin cookie, milk.
Tuesday— Pulled pork on bun, baked steak fries, pineapple coleslaw, fruit cup, milk.
Wednesday—Baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, green peas, wheat roll, angel food cake, fruit, milk. Full Story
4-H’ers earn awards
Gause 4-H Club members and families were in Cameron Sunday afternoon for the annual Milam County 4-H Awards Banquet. Gause members participating on the program were Garrett Reed, Kendall Lee and Cameron Cooper.
Reed received the 4-H Bronze Star Award and Cooper received the 4-H I-Dare-You Award. Full Story
THE LAST QUILT—
The is the final quilt made by charter Rockdale Fair Association board member Ruth Johnson, who died in April at age 86. It’s been a tradition that Mrs. Johnson made a quilt to be auctioned prior to each livestock sale, so the one next month will be the last. Mrs. Full Story
UNITED WAY DAY—
Rockdale Mayor John King (R) proclaims Thursday, Sept. 18 as United Way Day as six members of the South Milam County United Way board of directors look on. South Milam UW will hold its annual radiothon on Thursday from Lee’s Landing. The drive, which supports 13 agencies in the area, has a 2014 goal of $50,000. Full Story
Opry to stage ‘Big Show’ Saturday at high school
The annual “Big Show in a Small Town” Milano Opry will hit the stage Saturday at Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Full Story
First annual Joel New Memorial Ride riding for Payden Nicholas Patterson
The first annual Joel New Memorial Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Ranch in Rockdale.
This ride is for Payden Nicholas Patterson, to raise money for medical expenses.
Patterson is the 8 1/2 year old son of Melissa Owens and the grandson of Eddy Owens of Cameron and Gay Owens of Rockdale. His great grandmother is Helen Gary. Full Story
They’re celebrating a century
Members of the Thursday Reading Club of Rockdale are celebrating the club’s 100th year during 2014-2015 and gathered for a 100th-anniversary luncheon and program (on Thursday, of course) at the home of Peggy Cooke with the yearbook committee hosting the event. Full Story
Reading club rolls along at 100
Members of the Thursday Reading Club are celebrating their 100 Year Anniversary during 2014-2015. The club was organized in August, 1914, by the late Mrs. H. T. Coulter and Mrs. H. C. Meyer who were riding a train between Rockdale and Waco and one suggested, "Wouldn't it be nice if...." and the Thursday Reading Club of Rockdale was born. Full Story
Updates regarding The Spot
A lmost two weeks ago, on September 5th, The Spot had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Willie and Audry Jones, owners of The Spot, recently relocated to Rockdale from the Houston area. Full Story