I learned so much from my fuschia boots
As Christmas time comes around this year, I reflect, like most, on what I am grateful for. With two young children and a husband who has gone back to college part time, my plate is full, but I know how blessed we are. Full Story
Starry, starry nights (and days)
Van Gogh art exhibit thrills RISD students
alive was to his brother.
Yet the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh continue to inspire, amaze and dazzle new generations, most recently during the past two weeks at Rockdale’s elementary and intermediate schools. Full Story
Our Local Hero this week is Donnie Roe. You have seen Donnie’s Christmas decorating contribution around town, mainly at the Chamber and at his grandparents’ home, Ralph and Billie Roe. He loves Christmas and he loves to decorate for the season. Full Story
TOP DRIVER, AGAIN—
TOP DRIVER, AGAIN—Rockdale’s Lynda Ford was named the 2009 Driver of the Year by the Hill County Transit Authority. Full Story
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Monday—Chicken strips, cream gravy, roasted potatoes, broccoli Normandy, roll, fruit salad, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Saucy pork cutlet, black-eyed peas, steamed cabbage, cornbread, diet fruit gelatin, 2% milk.
Wednesday—Frosty’s arctic salad, roast beef au jus, new potatoes, winter blend vegetables, dinner roll, pecan pie, 2% milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Dec. 17—Carolyn Canon, Anita Villalpando, Kristina Lazrine, Sharon Ogee, Anna Mariarossi, Nell Mills, Emily Rydell, Stanley Betchan.
Dec. 18—Jennifer Trowbridge, Megan Beth Davidson, Mary Brannam, Richard Wells, Lou Ann Black, Sandra Wettstein, Trinity Baxter, Ricky Wells. Full Story
FOR ROUNDUP The Sandow-Three Oaks Mine Diversity Council has donated $800 to Rockdale Christmas Roundup. Full Story
CAN DO KIDS—
CAN DO KIDS—A group of students in the Eastside Tutoring Program took time out from their after school studying to collect canned goods for the Rockdale Food Pantry. Full Story
Guy Richardson Jr. and Ashley Laywell.
Brandon Corn and Tiffany Todd.
Divorce Granted Vencelao Laureano and Anna Almaraz. Full Story
School Christmas program Thursday at GISD gym
Remember that the Gause ISD students will present their annual Christmas plays at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 in the school gym. On Friday, the elementary students will have class Christmas parties and the junior high students will go Christmas caroling. School will have an early out at 12:30 p.m. for the Christmas holidays. Full Story
MAKING MUSIC Rockdale Junior-High School’s sixth grade band was in concert Thursday in the RHS Auditorium as part of the RISD band program’s annual Holiday Concert. Full Story
According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), no Christmas song was more played last year than “Winter Wonderland,” the popular tune first penned by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith in 1934. Full Story
DO-SI-DO, HO-HO-HO Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club of Thorndale recently held its annual holiday party and potluck supper. Full Story
NEW BENCHES There are two new metal benches outside the front entrance to the Rockdale Intermediate School thanks to a donation from the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Full Story
Girls Scouts take top prize in Milano Christmas parade
Despite the cold, drizzly weather the Milano Chr istmas parade and community meal had a great t ur nout. Winners f rom t he parade have been announced. Full Story
Avoid a jarring January filled with holiday debt
While the holiday season is a joyous time to spend with family and friends, it’s also a time to spend money. For those with credit cards, it can prove difficult to avoid debt. A trip to the mall with a specific gift in mind can quickly turn into a shopping spree where gift after gift ends up on the plastic. Full Story
Identifying food allergies relatively easy
Whether as a child or as an adult, nearly everyone has had a food allergy at one time or another. Though many people grow out of their food allergies as they grow older, some don’t.
In fact, some people don’t even become aware of their food allergies until they reach adulthood. Full Story