Roe corner’ gives yule cheer to generations
I was so glad to see that Ralph and Billie Roe were recent Local Heroes last week because of the all-out Christmas decorations at their home on the corner of Murray and Meadow Drive — the Christmas House as it’s called by all our children and grandchildren. Full Story
Second graders show first-rate talent
Annual play starts holiday student break
The only thing wrong with Thursday’s Second Grade Christmas Variety Show was its effect on some of the parents among the crowd of 250 as they filed out of the elementary cafetorium.
“They can sing better than I can and they can sure dance better than I can,” was heard more than once as family members went though the doors, earto ear smiles on their faces. Full Story
SHARING AT CHRISTMAS
Rockdale Elementary School kindergarten classes brought some Christmas cheer to residents at Manor Oaks Nursing Facility last Thursday. Full Story
Our Local Hero this week is Bennie Starr.
Bennie has lived in Rockdale all of his life and he learned at an early age that helping people is what life is all about. He taught that to his three children, 11 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Full Story
Whitmore piano students present Christmas program
Piano students of Dixie Whitmore played their Christmas theme program on Dec. 18 at First Baptist Church fellowship hall for students and guests.
Pieces performed in solos and duets were a variety of songs, tunes, carols and hymns of the season. At the close of the program refreshments were served. Full Story
Colby and Brook sy Fisher announce the arrival of their daughter, Paisly Lynn Fisher, at 9:51 a.m. Dec. 21, 2009, at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 18¾ inches long. Grandparents are Geri and Shawn Alexander, Henry and Sheila Davidson, all of Rockdale and Keith and Debra Fisher of Thorndale. Full Story
PITCHING IN WITH PIE
PITCHING IN WITH PIE Before they broke for the holidays, students at Rockdale Intermediate helped Christmas Roundup efforts by making pies, which were used to raise funds for the charity effort. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Dec. 24—Scott Estill, Patty Wyatt, Jo Randall, W.R. (Raymond) Lawson.
Dec. 25—Kelly Deboard, Tressie Wilson, John Lewis Gause, Faye Simpson. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Swiss steak with tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, seasoned carrots, whole wheat bread, hot cinnamon apples, 2% milk.
Tuesday—Chicken and dumplings, Capri vegetables, sweet green peas, whole wheat bread, plum crisp, 2% milk.
Wednesday—Beans and rice, spinach, cornbread, tapioca pudding, 2% milk.
Thursday-Friday—New Year holiday. Full Story
Marlon Powell and Sonja Blackmon.
James Jones and Amanda Martinez.
Douglas Baker and Laura Polansky.
Brenda Bradshaw and Brian Bradshaw.
Julio Hernandez and Maria Hernandez.
Jessie Hodge and Donald Hodge.
Charles Mantell and Jennifer Mantell. Full Story
CONTEST WINNERS Most of the winners from the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas decorations contest did not show up Monday evening at the Chamber’s rock house headquarters to Full Story
Top prize goes to Grenwelge home in Gause Christmas yard decor contest
Wi n ner s of t he Gau se Community Improvement Program’s yearly Christmas yard decoration contest were Lisa and Randy Grenwelge and Lindsey. Second place was Wanda and Alfred Coats and third place went to Holly and Craig Jentsch, Matthew, David, John and Alton. A thank you to all who participated. Full Story
Pets and the elderly: a winning combination
Contact can lessen loneliness. Contact can lessen depression. Contact can bring a smile. And that point of contact can be a pet. An elderly person paired with an appropriate pet can be a winning combination. Full Story
Ryan takes first place in annual decorations contest
Winners have been named in the annual City of Milano Christmas decorations contest. Nellie Ryan took first place and March and Shannon Morgan were second. Maria Gallegos placed third and fourth place went to Chad and Sherry Lagrone. Thank you to the judges for their great job. Full Story
BEEF AND PORK
Jacob Willingham, a freshman at Milano High School, came home a winner from the 2009 Fall Classic, held over Thanksgiving weekend in Waco, a part of the BIG shows put on by the Texas Junior Livestock Full Story
Q: You often hear the term “black ice.” What is it? Full Story
CIRCLE OF CUTIES
CIRCLE OF CUTIES Neva Caffey’s Milano Elementary School pre-kindergarten class celebrated the Christmas season in style last week. Full Story
Planning is key to keeping New Year’s resolutions
Most people have made New Year’s resolutions at some point in their lives — with varying degrees of success. The secret to making — and keeping — a New Year’s resolution is to start thinking about it before New Year’s Eve.
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