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Senior Citizens Center to host flu clinic Friday

The Milam Count y Health Department will host another seasonal (not swine) f lu clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Rockdale Senior Citizen Center.

"The vaccine w ill be given at no cost to people who have Medicare Part B," Diane Flow, health department spokesperson, said. "Please bring your Medicare Part B card."

Cost to all others will be $20, she said.

Seasonal flu shots are available at the health department's Rockdale office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12- noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. and at the Cameron office Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 to 5.

Flu shots w ill be available beginning Monday at the Little River Medical Center Clinic (Main Street) and at Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Rockdale.

RISD trustees will set tax rate on Monday

Rockdale ISD trustees will set the 2009-10 tax rate during their monthly session Monday and no change is forecast.

The district's budget was passed based on a 1.2135 tax rate, same as the current year, and that's what will be proposed during the 5:30 p.m. Monday session in the Central Administration Building, according to Karl Kacir, assistant superintendent for business.

Board members will also discuss the opening of school, RISD enrollment and the bond construction program.

Trustees will get a report on 2008-09 TA KS and TELPAS tests.

Action items include approval of construction documents for the RHS baseball field project approved last week by trustees and 2009-10 campus improvement initiatives.

RVFD, KC Casino Night set Sept. 26 at KC Hall

Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and the Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will host its annual Casino Night Sept. 26 at the KC Hall, organizers have announced.

Cost is $100 per player ($25 for non-players) and no one under 21 will be admitted. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available.

Grand prize is $5,000, 2nd prize is $1,000, 3rd is $500, 4th is $300 and 5th is $200.

The night will feature free hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7. The night ends at 11 p.m. with an auction.

For tickets, contact Herbie Vaughan at 760-6770 or Paul Leopold at 760-6646.

Thorndale trustees pass on MCAD ballot

THORNDALE —School trustees in Thorndale Monday took no action on casting the district's votes in the annual Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) board election.

Trustees named board member David Hall as Thorndale's delegate to a Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) meeting.

In other business, board members:

• Approved T ISD transfer students upon completion of paperwork.

• Reviewed the district's 2009 Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System.

• Approved county extension agents as adjunct faculty members.

Appraisal district directors set meeting

CAMERON—Directors of the Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) will meet in regular session at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD office, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw.

Agenda items include the 2008 audit and a report on hearings, certifications totals and pending properties.

Alzheimer's group sets free learning session

The Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas chapter, a nonprofit organization providing family support, will host a free lunch for families dealing with the disease.

It's scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Rockdale General Store meeting room.

Robyn Allan, spokesperson, said the event will provide an opportunity to connect with other family members and professional caregivers.

City of Thorndale talks about litigation

THOR N DA L E— Cit y council members in Thorndale last Wednesday held an executive session with their attorney to discuss ongoing litigation against Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation.

In other business, the council held a public hearing on the 2009-10 budget, granted a parking easement to Trey Felton to facilitate improvements at Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch.

Council members also approved a surveillance camera for the police department.


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