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Rotary launches yearly sale of lawn fertilizer

Members of t he Rockda le Rotary Club have launched their annual lawn fertilizer sale, with proceeds for the club’s scholarship fund. Club members will deliver the fertilizer to buyers’ homes beginning March 11.

Last year, the Rotary awarded $10,000 in scholarships to deserving Rockdale High School seniors.

“This and our annual golf tournament are our two main fundraisers each year,” club president Jack Chelf said. “We will again appreciate the support of the community in this project.”

The club’s goal is to sell 1,000 bags of the special 15-5-10 blend recommended for Rockdale’s sandy soils. Bags are priced at $11 each, down from $13 the last two years.

To place an order, call Gaye Bland, 446-2693; Kerry Starnes, 446-5841; Denice Doss, 446- 2030; Bill Avrett, 760-5016; Bill Cooke, 446-2029; Hal Reagan, 446-2174, or contact any Rotarian.

Thorndale council okays car show plan

THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale, meeting in regular session last Wednesday, okayed closing Main Street for an upcoming auto show planned by the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce.

The auto show is scheduled for March 27.

Council members also approved a contract with Supercircuits for a free surveillance camera to be tried and tested in a Thorndale Police Department patrol car.

In other business, council members:

• Appointed Leroy Cast and Vernon Reimer to the Thorndale Housing Authority board.

• Named Don Culp and Melvin Hirt to the Thorndale Economic Development Corporation Board.

• Decided not to allow fencing an area designated for Hirt Street.

• Approved purchase of a 3- inch trash pump and repairs to a city maintainer and dump truck.

GOP plans meet the candidates session

Republican Women of Milam County will sponsor a meet the candidates forum for local GOP candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale.

Bill Whitmire, party chair, said each candidate will speak, followed by a question and answer session.

City will flush water lines February 17th

City crews will f lush water lines the evening of Feb. 17 on the town’s east and west sides, City Manager Kelvin Knauf said. This is monthly maintenance resulting from the postponement of a Feb. 10 flushing for bad weather.

“Residents should run their cold water tap a few minutes the next morning to loosen any remaining sediment,” Knauf said.

St. Paul blood drive slated for Sunday

THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran School will host the Scott & White Bloodmobile from 8 a.m. to 12-noon Sunday, according to Cindy Melcher, spokesperson.

“Each pint donated can help save the lives of two persons,” she said. “Blood cannot be made artificially.”

Thorndale site for GOP 2010 county convention

THORNDALE—The 2010 Milam County Republican Party county convention has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce office with election of delegates to the state convention on the agenda.

Bill Whitmire, county chair, said precinct conventions will be held after the March 2 primary with sites and times to be published at a later date.

Whitmire said anyone participating in the precinct convention must have voted in the Republican Primary.

MCAD board to meet

The Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) board of directors will meet in regular session at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD offices, Cameron. Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw said agenda items included a review of appraisal district policies and procedures.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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