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Aggie Muster ahead April 21 at junior-high

Tickets for the annual Milam County Aggie Muster, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Rockdale Junior-High Commons are now on sale.

Tickets are priced at $12 each and are available from Art Free at 512-760-0510.

Keynote speaker will be Rebecca Demeter, 1975 TAMU graduate and president of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers Club.

“All Aggies and friends of Texas A&M are invited to attend,” Free said.

RVFD fund raiser scheduled April 24th

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fun night fund raiser is set for April 24 at the KC Hall.

Spokesman Mike Korenek said the event is sold out and there is a waiting list for tickets.

“For those who have tickets, doors open at 5 p.m.,” he said. “Band is Just Add Water and the meal is catered by the KCs.”

For more information call Korenek at 446-6577 or Dwayne David at 446-7328.

Steelworkers picnic Saturday at The Ranch

United Steelworkers Local 4895 will host a picnic from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday at The Ranch, according to David Edmonds, spokesman.

“This event is for active, retired and laid-off Steelworkers and their families,” he said.

Barbecue sausage plates, and all the trimmings, free of charge to Steelworkers and families, will be served,” Edmonds said.

For more information contact the Local 4895 union hall at 5 12-446-2519.

Pin Oak Cemetery will get historical marker

GAUSE—Dedication of an historical marker for Pin Oak Cemetery is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the cemetery site, according to Elaine Baumann, president of the Pin Oak Cemetery Association.

Pin Oak Cemetery will be awarded historic cemetery designation by the Texas Historical Commission.

Speaker will be Jackie Thornton, chair of the marker committee for the Milam County Historical Commission.

The name for the cemetery comes from the name of the settlement, which was named for trees found in the area. The first burials recorded here are Charlie Shafer and James D. Faubion in 1861.

The earliest birth recorded is that of W.S. Needham in 1814, the oldest occupant may be Jerry Watson at 94. Ten Confederate soldiers are buried in this cemetery.

The cemetery is located off CR 2095 four miles west of Gause.

Project Grad BBQ chicken meal Sunday

Rockdale Project Graduation will sell barbecue chicken dinners on Sunday, April 18, at the KC Hall from 11 a.m. until sold out.

The meal includes chicken half, German potatoes, green beans, bread and tea. Tickets are $7 presale and $8 at the door.

Call any senior class member, or Marlis Davidson, 446-5566, or Denise Betchan, 446-4233, to purchase tickets.

One-Act Play staging ahead for public

Rockdale High School w ill stage “The Diviners,” its UIL One-Act Play entry, for the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15 in the RHS Auditorium.

Julia Alford, director, said admission prices are one dollar for students and two dollars for adults.

Marker re-dedication Sunday at CR 264

Rededication of a plaque honoring the historic Faubion bridge near Sugarloaf Mountain on CR 264 is set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

Geri Burnett and Dee Dee Green, co-chairs of the Milam County Historical Commission, said the marker was installed when the old bridge was reopened as a pedestrian walkway but was stolen in September, 2009. It was later recovered by a Brazos County road crew near Bryan and returned.

MCAD plans public input on 09-10 plan

CAMERON—The Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) will hold a public hearing for comments on its 2009-10 reappraisal plan at 12:10 p.m. Thursday in the MCAD office, 120 N. Houston.

Five minutes later the MCAD will go into regular session. A special session will follow at 1:15 p.m.


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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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