DELEGATES—Six voting delegates from Milam County Farm Bureau recently participated in the 76 t h annual Texas Farm Bureau convention, held D ec. 5-7 in Fort Worth. Policies direc t ing the state’s lar gest farm organization were adopted by more than 1200 delegates from 207 organized farm bureaus. Full Story
Light judging set Thursday and Friday
As Christmas season continues on I am so excited and happy about all of the activities of this month.
This week is the light judging for the wonderful light displays around town. If you haven’t decorated yet, it’s not too late.
We will be judging Thursday and Friday and the winners will be named on Monday, Dec. 21. Full Story
2009 tax rebates fall 2%
Slowdown in retail sales not as bad as feared locally
Rockdale’s 2009 sales tax rebates followed a record year, but fell by only two percent, the Texas Comptroller’s Office reported.
2010 may be a more telling year locally as more workers’ SUB (Supplemental Union Benefit) pay runs out. A further slowing locally could also mirror the state and national economies, which struggled throughout 2009. Full Story
Luminant advisory panel hears emissions, reclamation reports
An annual emissions report and the status of mining land reclamation were the main topics when the Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) met in Elgin in November.
The panel of community members advising Luminant’s Sandow Power Plant and Three Oaks Mine of public expectations will meet again from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in McDade. Full Story
CUT-A-THON Hairstylists at Rockdale Beauty Shoppe held a Cut-A-Thon on Dec. 5 with proceeds going to the Rockdale Christian Services Food Pantry. Full Story
‘DECISIONS, DECISIONS’—A mixer for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce was held Dec. 9 at Shrimp’s located in downtown Rockdale. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following:
Patricia Ann Moreno dba Patricia’s Restoration Health Service (v. 1,114, p. 141). Full Story
Nell McMinn gets registered sales title at Raymond James
Nell McMinn is associated with Raymond James Financial Services, located at 125 N. Main, as a registered sales assistant.
McMinn received a Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University and was employed as a registered nurse. She passed the Series No. 7 (General Securities Representative) and No. 66 (Combined State Agent and Investment Advisor) examinations in 2008. Full Story