375 years service to Rockdale ISD
Pins, praise start ‘14-15 school term
The 2014-15 school term actually started last week, at least for teachers and other employees.
Kicking off a week of the traditional in-service training, was a giant gathering in the juniorhigh commons, marking the only time during the time when all school district employees are together at the same time and place. Full Story
ONE MORE TIME—
Milam County Judge Dave Barkemeyer was to conduct his final public informational meeting on the new county budget and tax rate at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the Buckholts Civic Center. He’s shown above discussing the budget at last Tuesday’s (Aug. 19) session in Rockdale’s One-Stop Center which only drew three persons. Full Story
Friday garage sale deadline for Sept. 6-7 annual event
$5 ad placement
Friday is the deadline to sign up for a five-dollar deal that will publicize your garage or yard sale in advance of Rockdale’s annual citywide event.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, Rockdale will turn into one giant garage in the annual event sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
Founders Day fundraiser set Saturday
Hope you have made your plans for the Gause Community Improvement Program’s annual Founders Day fundraiser this Saturday.
Trail riders will gather at Hanover around 7 a.m. to get to Gause to ride in the parade at 10. James Todd is overseeing the trail ride. Full Story
August 28—Melanie Barcak, Diane Reneau.August 29—AugustinCooke, Jessica Hodson, LeoOgea, Connie Merka, LilianaLara.August 30—Anna Randall,Jo Pruett.August 31—Bailey Wallace,Ray Seale.September 1—Lisa Loewe.September 2—Kelli AlfordHilton.September 3—Jane Knott, Full Story
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Monday—Labor Day holiday. Tuesday—Meatloaf withtomato sauce, mashed potatoes, herbed green beans, dinner roll, fruit gelatin, milk.Wednesday—Chicken spaghetti, squash medley, gardensalad, whole wheat bread, melon cubes, milk.Thursday—Grilled chicken sandwich, potato salad, lettuce, tomato slices, fruit crisp,milk. Full Story
Homecoming, reunion set for Oct. 25th
The Milano Alumni Association will hold its annual homecoming and reunion meal at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the MHS cafeteria. Arms Wide Open in Love (AWOL will cook and serve the meal of roast beef, green beans and potatoes. Full Story
E-cigs: Adolescents at risk
Teen usage soaring
Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S., with usage among middle and high school students more than doubling from 2011 to 2012, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Full Story
Marriage LicensesTyler Endsley Jr. and JaceyLassetter.Keith Caffey and AmandaBrowning.Divorce GrantedArlene Davis and BobbyDavis. Full Story
Charlie and Pat Watson found a unique way to celebrate their recent 50th wedding anniversary. “Admission” to the couple’s party celebration was a food item for the Rockdale Christian Services Food Pantry. Last week the Watsons, with some help, donated 850 pounds of food items to the pantry, located on the corner of Cameron (US 79) and Scarborough. Full Story
Don’t let the bedbugs bite!
Bedbugs on the rise in Milam County
Bed bugs–the parasitic blood-feeders that are commonly found in furniture, clothing, and luggage–have been a rare sight in Milam County over the past few years, but according to Brady’s Pest Control, bedbugs have come back with a vengeance. Full Story
IT’S A START—
The new Friends of Downtown Rockdale is beginning its volunteer service to the area, but could use more volunteers. Business owner Collier Perry pressure washed in the 200 block of North Main early Monday. The ambitious group also plans to paint six downtown buildings per year as part of its effort to improve appearances. Full Story
Tips on avoiding financial exploitation
There’s good news for older Americans. While financial abuse and scams are believed to cost seniors an estimated $3 billion annually, you can help prevent them and protect yourself.
For example, here are some steps you can take: Full Story
Getting most the from coupons
Whether you are a committed clipper or you have a more laid-back relationship with coupons, there’s good news.
Investing a little time and effort can produce big dividends when it comes to using coupons and other discounts to help you get more for your money. Full Story