Ohh-kay, so it’s art
Art is supposed to challenge you and the first piece that greeted browsers at the RHS Visual Arts Show Thursday did just that. The annual show was held in the RHS Auditorium and featured artwork by hundreds of students in Cynthia Urban’s art classes. See page 1B for more photos and the students whose works were judged favorites by the public and staff members. Give up? Full Story
RHS to name top grads May 28th
Rockdale High School will name its valedictorian and salutatorian for 2015 during the annual Awards Night ceremony May 28.
The ceremony, which will include presentation of numerous scholarships and recognition of honor graduates, will begin at 7 p.m. in the RHS Auditorium. Full Story
BAILOUT—You know it’s getting pretty wet when you’ve got to bail out your own fairgrounds. That’s what happened Friday as city crews gave a little relief to waterlogged Fair Park, where ditches had turned into creeks and the rodeo arena might have hosted a spirited game of water polo. Full Story
June 14 homecoming will unreel at Patterson Center
Plans continue to move forward for the annual Rockdale Homecoming set for June 14 at the Patterson Civic Center in Rockdale.
Barbara Gross, president of the Rockdale Homecoming Association, said the 2015 event will mark the 80th year for the homecoming. Full Story
Trustees hire, okay resignations
Rockdale ISD trustees, following an executive session at the conclusion of their M0nday night meeting in the Central Administration Building (see separate story), accepted four resignations and hired two persons as follows:
Rockdale ISD trustees accepted the following resignations: Full Story
MUSIC WEEK—Recent performers at Renaissance Villa were Keyboard Melody Makers, piano students of Dixie Whitmore (above L-R) Robert Whitehead, Christopher Tenner, Allyson Page, Olivia Schuch, and Isabel Schuch. Not Pictured, Ashton Betchan, Geritt Davenport. Playing at the Senior Center on Friday were (L-R) Olivia Schuch, Alyssa Schuch and Christopher Kovar. Full Story
MILAM RETIRED TEACHERS
MILAM RETIRED TEACHERS—Several members of Milam County Retired Teachers attended the recent Education Service Center Region VI Spring Training Conference in Huntsville. At left, Jamie Larson, District 6 Texas Retired Teachers Association president, presided over the conference. Above (L-R) Milam County members Bram Younts, Lue Wenzel, Kathleen Brockenbush, Susan Larson and Eldon Ball. Full Story
End-of-school events happening in Gause
Lots of end of school activities taking place. One day last week the junior high A.R. group went ice skating in Bryan. Thursday of this week the 4 and 5 grade A.R. students will be taking an end of school trip.
Monday, May 25, will be a Memorial Day school holiday for students and staff. Full Story
A DAY AT THE PARK
A DAY AT THE PARK—Members of the El Camino Real chapter of Master Naturalists are working on the restoration of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Centennial Park at the Brazos River. They include (L-R) Brenda Pruett, Full Story
SMILE, POOCH!—It really wasn’t that bad as veterinarian Dr. Steve Daniels held a reduced-price immunization clinic recently at the KC Hall. Among those taking part were Linda Platt and grandchildren Davin, Camden, Dakota and Rex who brought two family dogs. Dr. Daniels said about 145 animals were immunized during the session. Full Story
Milano FBC camp fundraiser, 5K run/walk set for Saturday
Milano First Baptist Church is holding a youth church camp fundraiser at the church fellowship hall on Saturday. The group is selling pre-order $10 barbecue chicken plates or brisket by the pound for $12. The food will be ready to pickup between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Orders and payments are being taken in advance. Full Story
Amateur Radio Field Day June 27-28 to demonstrate science, skill, service
Milam club invites public to attend event in Rockdale
Members of the Milam Amateur Radio Club – KG5DUO will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27-28, starting at 1 p.m. at 303 San Jacinto Street in Rockdale.
Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. Full Story
CLASS OF 1970
CLASS OF 1970—The Rockdale High School class of 1970 recently held its 45-year reunion at the Lucy Patterson Center. Full Story
DONATION—The Rockdale Rotary Club made a contribution to the Rockdale Ministerial Alliance to benefit local churches in the form of scholarships to send deserving youth to summer camps. Pictured (L-R) are Rotarians Carol Full Story
SAN ANTONIO WINNERS
SAN ANTONIO WINNERS—On Saturday, the RHS Big Blue Band traveled to San Antonio and participated in the Alamo Showcase of Music Festival in downtown San Antonio. The band was awarded a “Superior” Division 1 rating for the performance and was also selected as “Outstanding in Class”. One judge described the band’s performance as “fantastic.” Full Story
FOOD DRIVE–Rockdale Noon Lions Club was able to deliver a large amount of food to the Rockdale Christian Services Food Pantry, with the help of students from Rockdale High School and Rockdale Jr. High. Pictured are (L-R) Lions Kathy Cooke, Mike Pruett, Joyce Dalley, Ashley Pruett, Gloria Thrasher and Judge Jerry Waggoner. Full Story
Tips to know if you get a letter from IRS
IRS TAX TIPS
The IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers each year. There are a variety of reasons why we might send you a notice. Here are the top 10 tips to know in case you get one. 1. Don’t panic. You often can take care of a notice simply by responding to it. Full Story
Enjoy camping with your pet
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, camping can be a perfect weekend getaway. However, if you don’t want to leave your four-legged friends behind while setting out on your adventure, try bringing them along. Full Story
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