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School trustees to hire teachers, cancel election

Hiring teachers for the 2010- 2011 school year is an agenda item when Rockdale ISD trustees meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building.

Employee contracts are an executive session discussion item. Action will be in open session.

The board will also act on cancelling the 2010 trustee election after the filing period did not produce any contested races.

MARC run committee to meet on Sunday

The 9th Annual MARC Run committee will be meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Ranch to make final preparations for this year’s run.

All Run committee members and Bad to the Bone riders need to attend, if possible. Anyone wanting to donate items for auction or help with this year’s run can call for more information Charles Starr 512-540-2561 Neal and Cynthia Ferrell 512-446-2821 or Sarah Wedemeier 512-446- 3476.

Historical Society plans men’s clothing exhibit

The Rockdale Historical Society wants to get some clothes off Rockdale men.

Let’s put it another way. The society is planning a Historical Men’s Clothing Exhibit for this summer at the I&GN Historical Depot and needs to borrow some clothing.

“We’re interested in clothing before about 1950,” Mary Phillips, society volunteer, said.

“We’re also interested in displaying sporting goods, tools, items like that,” she said.

The depot currently houses a display of women’s historical clothing.

“We plan to take donations of loaned clothing the month of April, then have the exhibit from May through July,” Phillips said.

More information can be obtained from Phillips at 446- 7118 or Joyce Dalley, 446-5717.

Demos name delegates, okay two resolutions

Milam County Democrats met Saturday in Cameron and named the following representatives to the state convention in Corpus Christi, according to county chair Richard Stone, who will lead the delegation”

Delegates— Ky ndra Reed, Velma Moss, Elizabeth Bartlett, Peggy Echman, Don Schuerman, Linda Grothe, Kathy Smith, Don Smith, Hollis Lewis Jr.

Alternates— Hilda Burtis, Tia Rae Stone, John Graves, Melanie Reed, Joleen Cahill, Norman Lanford, Doug Williams.

Stone said Democrats passed a resolution recognizing former County Judge Roger Hashem’s service to the county.

Hashem suffered a stroke the previous day.

Stone said Democratic delegates also unanimously passed a resolution asking the state party to encourage the legislature to lessen penalties to a Class C misdemeanor for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

“Cahill introduced the resolution saying too many kids lives are being destroyed by a youthful indiscretion,” Stone said.

GOP selects delegates to state convention

Milam County Republicans met Saturday in Thorndale and named the following delegates to the state convention in Dallas, according to county chair Bill Whitmire:

Dave Barkemeyer, Les Davenport, John Ferguson, Rick Gommert, Rod Holcombe, Loretta Roberts, Bill Whitmire, John Youngblood.

Whitmire said Republicans also passed 11 resolutions to be submitted to the state convention.

He listed county convent officers as follows: Alan Gardenhire, president; Margie Barkemeyer, secretary; Warren Matous, sergeant-at-arms; Dr. Brian Harper, parliamentarian.

Minerva WSC annual meeting ahead April 5

The Miner va Water Supply Corporation’s annual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Minerva Civic Center, according to Linda Masur, spokesperson.

“Members must RSVP by 5 p.m. March 31 to be served the catered meal,” she said. “Letters are being mailed to members advising them of the meeting.”


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