Rains make for one relaxing long weekend

T his weekend was wonderful with 9 inches in my rain gauge and my tank full I am a happy camper. The drought buster certainly lifted spirits around my house. There is nothing better than a rainy day when you can stay home and watch it rain.

I spent a lazy day on the couch and I did love it. Oh I had big plans for Saturday afternoon but the best plan just kept coming back to me, stay on the couch and rest. I know I made the right decision.

Financial services

Our featured businesses this week are our two financial investment firms. Edward Jones, with local financial advisors Terry Browning and Paul Dixon, continues to draw high praise. They recently received the JD Power Award for "Highest In Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms." They have also been ranked No. 1 for the 16th consecutive year in registered representative's annual brokerage ranking. You can reach Edward Jones at 446-7417 or go by their office in Texas Star Plaza.

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is our second investment firm with Bill McMinn, investment management consultant, and Nell McMinn, registered sales representative in our local office. They offer full brokerage services, stocks, bonds, IRA's, CD's, and financial planning. They are a member of FINRA/SIPC. Raymond James is located at 125 N. Main or you can reach Bill or Nell at 446-4000. They are ready to help you with your investing needs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Let's donate together

Friday, Sept. 25 is the Rockdale Cameron game, here in Rockdale this year. One of the events that goes with that game is the collection for Child Protective Services. Usually we treat it as a competition between Rockdale and Cameron and who can raise the most money.

But this year we have decided to let that competition stay on the football field and instead we are asking that Rockdale and Cameron work together to help foster children in Milam County. So bring out your donation to the football game on September 25 as we raise money for our foster children in Milam County.

New Fair web site

The year is rolling on and before we know it the Rockdale Fair will be here. It promises to be a good one again this year and I am excited about the whole event.

Make your plans for the exhibits, the dances and all that goes with the festivities. It will be great.

And this year they have a website at rockdalefairinfo. com. Go get all the information firsthand.


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