10-20-40 YEARS AGO


Six prominent Rockdale residents were vying for the "honor" of kissing a pig in a fund raiser for the city library expansion fund.

Brookshire Bros. announced it would open its new Rockdale super market, replacing one which burned in July, 1998, in February, 1990.

Richards Memorial Hospital was to celebrate its first quarter century of service with an open house. RMH opened in December, 1974.

A 40-year-old Milano man was one of three persons dying in a triple drowning at Lake Somerville.


Rockdale was out of the garbage pickup business as a private firm began collecting trash. Small municipalities were being forced out of garbage collection by new federal regulations.

Filing period was about to open for county offices and three Democrats—Roger Hashem, Don Roddam and Frank Summers—had announced they would seek the post being vacated by incumbent Gene Blake.

St. Edward's Hospital in Cameron was set to close its doors on Nov. 30 unless an 11th-hour arrangement was reached.

Thorndale routed Crawford 42-0 in a Class A bi-district football game.


Rockdale Boy Scouts collected 400 bags of used clothing for needy persons in one day, an event titled "Good Turn Day."

Congressman W. R. "Bob" Poage was to be the dedication speaker as ceremonies for the new Gause Post Office had been scheduled.

Winless Rockdale almost had its first victory of the season locked up, carrying a 31-21 lead into the fourth period against Taylor but the Ducks reeled off 23 unanswered points and won 44-31.

Carl Black was ready to enter his 25th year as Milam County sheriff. Black was also the county's probation officer, juvenile officer and was chief of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.

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