NEWSBRIEFSTISD superintendent gets contract extension
School trustees in Thorndale, meeting in special session Monday, emerged from executive session and unanimously awarded Supt. Casey Callahan a one-year extension on his three-year contract.
That was the only item on the agenda.
Callahan, a former teacher in the Rockdale ISD, was named Thorndale superintendent in June, 2009.
2010 officer of the year banquet ahead Jan. 30
Tickets for the Rockdale Police Department’s annual Officer of the Year dinner and dance are expected to go on sale later this week at the police department.
The event is Saturday, Jan. 30 at the KC Hall.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said tickets for the catered dinner and dance with Lange Debault are priced at $20.
“We will also sell tickets at the door after 9 p.m. for those who only want to attend the dance,” he said.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meal at 6:30.
“We will honor the officer-ofthe year about 7:30,” he said. “There will be a brief live auction at 8, followed by the dance at 9.”
Congressional staffers due for Milam residents
Representatives from the office of Congressman John Carter (RRound Rock) will be in Rockdale and Cameron on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to assist area residents in issues concerning the federal government.
Rockdale hours are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Workforce Centers of Central Texas in the One-Stop Center.
Cameron hours are 9 to 11 a.m. at Bea’s Kitchen, 101 East Main, across from the Milam County Courthouse.
Father-daughter dance Feb. 5 at civic center
The third annual Father- Daughter Sweetheart Dance, to benefit the Chuck Betchan Memorial Fund, is set for Feb. 5 at the Patterson Civic Center.
There are two sessions, 6:30 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Denise Betchan spokesperson, said admission is $15 per couple with “extra daughters” admitted for $5.
“Price includes light refreshments,” she said. “John Flores and his mobile juke box will provide music.”
“We raised $8,000 the first two years, including about $4,700 last year,” Betchan said. “Our goal this time is to top last year.”
Proceeds go toward Chuck Betchan Memorial Scholarships which are awarded each spring to deserving RHS athletes.
For more information call Angel Miller at 446-7645.
Woman treated after Sandy Creek accident
A 20-year-old Rockdale woman was checked over at Richards Memorial Hospital after a onevehicle accident on US 79 at Sandy Creek at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday.
Trooper Erik Gaston said Kristen Southern’s vehicle spun and came to rest in some roadside brush.
“There was no collision,” Gaston said, terming damages as moderate.
Ex-MCAD members will be honored Thursday
CAMERON—Outgoing directors James Anderle, Emory Crump, Dr. Dee Ellis and Bill McCutchen will be honored with resolutions when the Milam County Appraisal District meets in regular session at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD office.
In other business, board members will discuss budget amendments, participate in a board training session and hear the chief appraiser’s report.
Tanglewood VFD sets tamale-chili supper
The Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a tamale and chili fund raiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Tanglewood Community Center.
Guy Hall, VFD spokesman, said the tamale dinner, which includes rice, beans, dessert and iced tea, will be $7.50 per plate.
That’s also the price for a chili and rice dinner, including dessert and tea.
Hall said tamales will also be sold for $8 per dozen.
“There will be a silent auction and you need not be present to win,” he said.