Boys wanted her, girls wanted to be like just her
The feathered-hair goddess who hails from Texas lost her battle with cancer on the same day as the King of Pop passed away—June 26, 2009— and she has been but a blip on the news. The Corpus Christi native was an industry in and of herself. Full Story
A HOT TIME IN THORNDALE
In spite of heat, cookoff maxes out again with 72 teams
The 19th annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff featured numerous records on Saturday as 72 cooking teams turned Thorndale City Park into barbecue heaven. That tied the record number of teams in 2008. Record temperatures also didn't keep crowds away from the popular event. Full Story
ENGAGED—Paul Joseph and Ann Thibodeaux announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Thomas Rogers of Ranger. The prospective groom is the son of the late Charles and Sarah Joseph of Rockdale. Both are employed with Atmos Energ y Corp. The couple plans to wed later this summer and will make their home in Clifton. Full Story
About 40 young readers enjoyed food, games and not-so-dramatic skits Thursday as the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library hosted its annual Summer Reading Program finale Thursday in the Patterson Civic Center. At right, two-year-old James Bartsch, son of Brad and Tina Bartsch plays one of the many games. If you want to know what (above, L-R) Oscar Medina, Christopher Reyes, Yarely Navarro, Carmen Rodriguez, Patricia Rubio, Jennifer Collazo, Blanca Reyes, Perla Perez, Jesenia Navarro and Amy Banda are laughing at, go to page 1A. Full Story
Rebecca and Tommy Baine of Tunica, Mississippi, announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna McRae Baine, on June 9, 2009, weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Andrea and Bill Raymond of Rockdale. Paternal grandparents are Lottie and the late Eugene Baine of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Full Story
Marriage Licenses Joseph McDaniels and Laci Biehle. Kevin Parrish and Ashley Patton. Devin Lane and Jessica Scruggs. Divorce Granted Allen Diver and Anita Diver. Full Story
Birthdays July 2—Kristle Shaw Wadlington, Kade Popham, David Brumbelow, Kaeley Jenkins, Jimmy Eixman, Clayton Thornton. July 3—Michael Sheahan, Keaton Popham, Lance Atchley, Rhonda Debault, Elisha Betchan, Brody Debault, Drew Hirt. Full Story
FG church plans July Fourth event
FOREST GROVE NEWS
Please remember to mark your calendars to come to Forest Grove on Saturday, July 4, for a day of celebration as we remember our country and all the freedoms we enjoy in this "good ole USA". The festivities will begin around 10 a.m. and there will be plenty of food, games, fun and fellowship to last as long as anyone would like to stay. Full Story
Rockdale records are recorded at the studios of KRXT radio. Full Story
SALUTE TO SUMMER—
SALUTE TO SUMMER—At least to summer band camp. Andey Perez (L) and Julie Hromcik are the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band drum majors for 2009-10, according to director Joe Ray. The duo attended band camp at Texas State University in San Marcos recently and were selected as one of the state's top 10 drum majors in salutes. Full Story
LET IT RAIN!
That was the plea of Rising Star Baptist Church's choir (above) and about 120 members of many area congregations at Veterans Memorial Park pavilion Sunday in a prayer service to ask for rain. Area pastors on the program included: Rick Hertless, Meadowbrook Baptist; Jan Campbell, Peace Lutheran; Greg Spears, Milam County Cowboy Church; Gary Maroney, Cameron First Baptist. Full Story
County's only July 4th parade Saturday in Milano
Hope ever yone is ready for the big celebration on Saturday here in Milano. The Fourth of July parade and free lunch will get underway at 9 a.m. with parade lineup at Charlie Martin City Park. The theme is The American Spirit. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and make its way through downtown. Full Story
Food pantry seeks 'blessings'
For a number of months, I have been prov iding food and nutrition information to the persons getting food at the Blessings from God Food Pantry. On July 7, the Milam County Health Depar tment w ill be providing free blood pressure checks from 5-6 p.m. at the food pantry. Full Story
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