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RMH Health Fair scheduled May 22nd

Richards Memorial Hospital’s third annual health fair, with the theme “Healthy You, Healthy Family, Healthy Community,” is scheduled for May 22 on the hospital grounds, according to Matt Kruse, vice-president of marketing and communications for Blackhawk Healthcare.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 12-noon.

“There w ill be free health screenings, door prizes, gift baskets, health education, an antique car show and many activities for kids and adults,” he said.

For additional information contact Mona Butala at 446-4510.

On May 21, athletic trainer Henry (Doc) Hawkins will use the arthoscopy demonstration trailer at RMH for “hands on” demonstrations with local high school students.

Annual Homecoming scheduled for June 13

Plans continue for the annual Rockdale Homecoming, set for June 13 at the Patterson Civic Center, according to Lucile Estell, president of the Homecoming Association.

Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts for the early visitors. There will not be a speaker. The morning will be set aside for visiting and reminiscing about old times.

Honor class for this year’s event is 1960.

Lunch catered by Terri York Sandoval will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door. No advance tickets will be sold. Tickets for the meal are $10.

Rockdale Homecoming began in 1934 as the result of the efforts of a number of citizens who felt that an annual meeting was important to the community. The Homecoming Association was organized in 1933 when 53 citizens met in Rockdale for that purpose.

RDA sets evening seminar for June 7

Rockdale Downtown Association will host another small business seminar, entitled “The Magic of Change,” at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at the Patterson Civic Center.

Watch the paper for more details.

Memorial Day display planned at I&GN depot

Rockdale Historical Society is looking for military uniforms and memorabilia for a Memorial Day display at the International & Great Northern Depot Museum, according to Joyce Dalley, president.

The display will honor military personnel, past and present. A nyone w ith memorabilia is asked to bring it to the depot this Saturday and Sunday. The society is especially in need of World War I memorabilia, she said.

RISD board will reorganize Monday

Reorganization of the Rockdale ISD School Board won’t be a mere formality when trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building.

They will pick a successor to board president James Birkhead who did not seek re-election in 2010.

Trustees will get reports on TAKS scores, the 2010-2011 budget and the State of Texas Academic Readiness (STAR).

Commissioners okay drainage agreement

CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners, meeting Monday at the courthouse, approved an agreement to assist the City of Rockdale on a drainage project.

The city will pay $35,785.50 and Milam County Precinct 3 will complete a drainage project on Beverly Drive at Ham Branch.

Commissioners also okayed an interlocal agreement with the City of Milano for grading and manpower.

Commissioner George Tomek was appointed to the county budget committee.

TISD trustees okay officers for 2010

THORNDALE—School trustees in Thorndale met in regular session and elected officers for 2010.

David Hall was named president with Brian Fisher as vicepresident and Larry Fisher secretary.

Outgoing board member Trey Gilchrist was given a plaque for 16 years of service to the school district.

Board members discussed band hut construction and approved a motion to allocate $7,500 for a new concession area.

In other business, board members:

• Reviewed budget information and public, teacher and student surveys.

• Discussed upcoming baccalaureate and commencement exercises.

• Selected Hall as the district MCAD budget committee member for 2011.

• Discussed remodeling weight room dressing rooms with the matter to be considered at the next board session.

Flushing schedule set for Rockdale’s lines

City crews will flush water lines in Rockdale after midnight May 12, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

“Both east and west sides will be flushed the same night,” Knauf said. He reminded residents to run their cold water taps upon arising the next morning until streams run clear.


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