Fall Fest nets $10,000 for Knights
300 chicken plates sold at KC Hall
The second annual Fall Fest, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 7014, raised a little over $10,000 Sunday at the KC Hall.
Tommy Grimes, council spokesman, said funds will be used for charity and for continuation of an ongoing program to upgrade the KC Hall bathrooms. Full Story
United Way Radiothon set for Thursday
Calling all businesses and individuals, please pledge your support to the upcoming Radiothon for United Way.
United Way of South Milam County is holding their annual Radiothon Funding Drive on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. until noon at Lee’s Landing.
This worthy organization provides needed funding for 14 area organizations. Full Story
‘STROKE’ WINNERS—Here’s the winning team from the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s “Smoke and Stroke” golf tourney held Saturday at the Rockdale Country Club. The team is being greeted by Fire Chief Ward Roddam, who was not a member of the winning foursome. From left, John Magee, Joe Wayne Cleveland, Roddam, Gerald Morton and Homer Mowdy. Full Story
Senior citizens donation
SENIOR CITIZENS DONATION—The Cameron Car Club recently presented a $200 check to the Rockdale Senior Citizens Center. Ken Janicek, car club representative, made the presentation to center director Carolyn Cooper. From left, Charlotte Anthis, Inez Walker, L. C. Walker, Lester Vaughan (seated), Billy Ray Reed, Richard Melcher, Eva Mikes, Charlotte Wages, Cooper and Janicek. Full Story
GOLDEN—Joann and Ronnie Faust celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17 at the American Legion Hall with family and friends in attendance. They send a “thank you” to everyone that made the day special. Full Story
Sept. 23—Roger Booker. Sept. 24—Kylee Hundle. Sept. 26—Darla Willingham, Debbie McIrvin. Sept. 27—Miller Bassler, Jacob Crump. Sept. 28—Heather Atchley. Full Story
Thorndale yard of the month
THORNDALE YARD OF THE MONTH—The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded Yard of the Month to Steve and Victoria Granzin, 100 Gauge Street. Front row (L-R) Mara McDowell, Ethel Seelig, Nelda Granzin, Victoria Granzin, Louis Alvarez; back, Charles Barnhill, W.A Granzin, Susan Drabek, Mayor Allen Hejl, Ann Glenn, Steve Granzin, Jack Brooks. Full Story
Maria and Eric Silva of Rockdale announce the birth of their daughter, Ellody Kitana Silva, at 4:29 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. and measuring 19 inches long. She was welcomed by a brother, Logan Broly, and a sister, Niobe Valora. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Oriental cherry chicken, fluffy rice, broccoli florets, wheat roll, fruit yogurt, milk.
Tuesday—Lemon baked tilapia, black-eyed peas, spinach, roll, margarine, seasonal fruit, milk.
Wednesday—Turkey sandwich, mustard potato salad, lettuce and tomato slices, cucumber-onion salad, orange zephyr whip, milk. Full Story
It’s homecoming week in Milano
Well it is homecoming week in Milano with festivities at the school all week long, capped off by the homecoming football game on Friday night and the Alumni Association’s annual luncheon on Saturday. Full Story
Special Needs Day
SPECIAL NEEDS DAY—The annual Special Needs Day was held at Fair Park. On behalf of the Special Needs Support Group Denitra Rideaux, Teresa Mireles and Rita Schupp expressed appreciation to the following for their support: South Milam County United Way, Brookshire Brothers, Touch of Elegance, Pruett Insurance, New Hope Baptist Church, New Jerusalem Church, Inflatable Party Rentals, Full Story
FOOD GIVEAWAY—The Capital Area Food Bank visited the KC Hall Thursday on its monthly trip to Rockdale. An estimated 200 persons and two dozen volunteers attended. Surplus food distributions are the third Thursday of each month in the KC Hall parking lot. Food is free and there are no eligibility requirements. Full Story
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