There were 92 nativities shown in the annual Christmas display sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) during the weekend. Full Story
SANTA, I WANT…
SANTA, I WANT… Children from First Baptist Church Discover y Days in Rockdale dropped off their Santa letters at The Rockdale Reporter last week. Full Story
Santa Claus to appear at Milano’s annual parade
Better not pout, better not cry. Santa is coming to town on Saturday to the annual Milano Christmas parade. Line up starting at 9:30 a.m. at Charlie Martin City Park. Judging of entries will be at 10 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30. Full Story
Everyone loves my stew, well... almost everyone
To those of you who tried husband Still Bill’s Chunky “Chew” recipe from last week and said you all liked it, a big thank you.
To my own Mother and my own daughter Katie, I say “Pppffffttttt!”
(I googled how to spell the raspberry sound and my spelling is as good as any of theirs.) Full Story
Coolest (brr!) yule parade yet
Hundreds brave near-freezing temps on Friday
The snow never showed up Friday, but hundreds of Rockdale area residents did.
For more than a day area weather forecasts had predicted a near-certain snowfall for the area, worrying organizers of the evening’s activities.
The “blizzard” was a hard-tosee scattering of tiny flakes for about 10 minutes early Friday afternoon. Full Story
Local manager is also published author
Walmar t’s Harris loves the process of writing books
Ever since his school days in Oklahoma, Scott Harris has loved writing.
His passion for the process came when an English teacher in high school, one he called “hardnosed”, complimented him on a 2,000-word essay.
“She said she was really impressed with my writing skills,” Harris said. “That just stayed with me all this time.” Full Story
TO WED—Eugene and Bonnie Holub Jr. are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Brianne, to Gregory Edwin Brown Jr., son of Greg and Cheryl Brown of Schertz. Full Story
Our Local Hero this week is a couple—Ralph and Billie Roe. Ralph and Billie Roe bring Christmas Spirit to Rockdale in a big way every year by decorating two blocks of west Rockdale. For 30-plus years, the Roes have lived on Murray Street and decorated for the different seasons—definitely a bright spot in town. Full Story
Dec. 10—Holly Kornegay, Jimmy Greene, Sandee Calame, Britt Powell.
Dec. 11—Wendell Cryer, Patricia Russell, Kimberly Shaw Gifford, Nancy Puente, Morgan Backhaus, Ashley Pruett. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Beef pepper steak, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, chocolate brownie, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Chicken noodle casserole, Italian green beans, whole wheat bread, hot spiced peaches, oatmeal cookie, 2% milk.
Wednesday—Salisbury steak, low-fat potato wedges, spinach, whole wheat bread, fruit gelatin salad, 2% milk. Full Story
70TH ANNIVERSARY—Norris and Lelia Rogers, formerly of Cameron, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2 at the home of their daughter in Amarillo. Mr. Full Story
Rockdale records are recorded at the studios of KRXT radio. Full Story
Divorce Granted Robert W. Mansfield and Kelly Mansfield. Full Story
BOOK SAL E—
BOOK SAL E—Friends of t he Library conducted a used book sale Saturday at the Lucy Hill Pa t terson Memorial (city) Librar y, offer ing hard -back books for 50 cents and paper bac ks for 25 Full Story
It’s a Rockdale tradition. The plac e to go f or some good grub on the first Sa turday in December is the f ellow - ship hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. That’s when the Ladies Altar Society hosts its annual Christmas Ba zaar, an even t tha t’s been a part of the holiday season for mor e tha n 50 years. Full Story
Death by chocolate?
Could be a reality for pets
Heard of ‘de ath by chocolate’ ? Don’t snicker—for Fluffy and
Fido, it could be a gruesome reality.
Dogs and cats can suffer
severe reactions from eating
choc olate, and just a few of t hose
ALL TOGETHER NOW
ALL TOGETHER NOW Lee Thomason directed some heavenly voices in the second annual Messiah Sing-a-long, held Sunday night at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Full Story
Get creative when hiding gifts
Kids, and even some adults, are never more curious than they are during the holiday season. Many kids will search the house far and wide in an effort to learn what presents await them come the big day. Full Story
Parenting tips for stress-free holidays
AUSTIN—The holidays are a joyous time when loved ones come together to share traditions and to celebrate. But for many families, the holidays can also be a time of stress and frustration, sometimes unintentionally resulting in an increased risk of child abuse and neglect. Full Story
WINTER FEST The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (P-TO) hosted its annual Winter Fest Saturday in the elementary lunchroom and gym. Full Story
Q: You see on cartoons that raindrops usually appear like a teardrop. Are they really shaped that way?
A: Not really, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The common appearance of raindrops being shaped like a big tear is not very accurate, he noted. Full Story
USAF basic training
LACKLAND AFB—Air Force Airman Shelby D. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Full Story
WINTER WONDERLAND Murray Street Church of Christ singers provided a big touch of holiday spirit with an outdoor concert on Main Street as part of Friday’s pre-Christmas Parade activities downtow Full Story
COOL CONCERT You’ve got to love music to sit and play it in 30-degree weather for the better part of an hour. Full Story
Going green on hold
Man-made activities can affect ‘blue haze,’ world’s weather
COLLEGE STATION—“Blue haze,” a common occurrence that appears over heavily forested areas around the world, is formed by natural emissions of chemicals, but human activities can worsen it to the point of affecting the world’s weather and even cause potential climate problems, according to a study led by a Texas A&M University researcher. Full Story
Gause Community Christmas program, lunch this Saturday
Gause Community Improvement Program (CIP) met Monday, Dec. 7 at the Gause Community Center. The meeting was conducted by club president Wanda Lee and Minutes read by Dorsie Wilson. Delores Fisher gave the financial report. Full Story
Shooting sports awards handed out at meeting
The Milam County Shooting Sports Club met Sunday, Dec. 6 at the New Salem Building in Rockdale for its first meeting of the year and held its annual Christmas party and gift exchange.
Members signed up for the 2010 Postal League competition in the disciplines of precision air rifle, air pistol and archery. Full Story
Finding help in Texas — 2-1-1
MILAM COUNTY HEALTH
What is 211? 211 is a free, easy to remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community. Full Story