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Model plane fly-in takes off
Hundreds see scale aircraft zooming over Fair Park skies
If you were outdoors Saturday in Rockdale and heard what sounded like chain saws flying through the spring skies, don’t worry. You did.
Forty-three scale model airplanes buzzed overhead as the first ever Ernie Cates Sr. Memorial Big Bird Fly-In was held in the Fair Park infield. Full Story
Moore-Bolton vows said in Wimberley
Shannon Vicki Moore and Franklin Dwight Bolton were married Oct. 17, 2009, in an outdoor ceremony at Red Coral Ranch in Wimberley with the bride’s brother, Austin Jared Moore of Whitehouse, officiating. Full Story
MARRIED—Mandy Hoopingarner and Jared Willingham were married on April 9, 2010, at the historical YWCA in downtown Fort Worth. The groom is the son of Dixie and Joey Willingham of Milano. Full Story
Jeff and Kelly Pickel of Round Rock aannounce the birth of their son, Dustin John, at 1:22 p.m. April 27, 2010, at North Austin Medical Center in Austin, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. He was welcomed by a brother, Braden, 3. Maternal grandparents are John and Sharon Shoemake of Rockdale. Paternal grandparents are Tim and Sherry Pickel of Meredith, New Hampshire. Full Story
May 13—Dakota (Coty) Wilson, Cashlyn Kate Blake, Cali Davis, Kelsey Jenkins, Brandi Keen, Austin King, Nancy Willis, Dorothy Lewing, Selina Sappington, Kylee Miller.
May 14—Debbie Millar, Joshua Hornby, Doris Montelongo, Elizabeth Ann Moore, Alisa Luckey, Whitney Wallace, Alison Weaver, Billie Roe, Tamra Vance. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday—Salisbury steak, creamed sliced potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, ambrosia, milk.
Tuesday—Barbecue beef on whole wheat bun, Ranch Style beans, red and green coleslaw, escalloped potatoes, milk.
Wednesday—Chicken dijon, mashed potatoes, green beans, whole wheat roll, pineapple crisp, milk. Full Story
John Overall and Deborah Goldberg.
Joshua Fults and Susan Guthrie.
Jesse Gonzales II and Mary Foster.
Divorce Granted Christy E. Jones and Johnathan Jones. Full Story
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Daughters honor late teacher, mother’s love for trees
Have you ever wondered where all the live oak trees planted at the Rockdale Elementary School and RISD Administration Office came from?
They were planted each year by Rockdale school children under the care of the late Georgie Dyer, who was a Rockdale teacher from 1953-1985. Full Story
Texas Historical Commission seeks untold tales of history
AUSTIN — The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is committed to saving the unknown stories of Texas’ past.
This dedication resulted in the adoption of criteria to award approved candidates with Marker Application Funds collected since fall 2006. Full Story
Elementary and Intermediate Breakfast
Cereal, juice, fruit, toast, jelly and milk offered daily.
Monday—Glazed donuts. Tuesday—Ham and eggs. Wednesday—Breakfast pizza.
Thursday—Biscuit and sausage.
Friday—Pancake on a stick.
Elementary and Intermediate Lunch Full Story
Milano Opry to celebrate one year
The Milano Opry will have its first anniversary show on Saturday, May 15 at the Milano High School cafetorium. The group will serve hamburgers and chicken breast sandwiches with french fries starting at 4 p.m. prepared by Richard Schneider of Thorndale. Doors will open for the show at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Tickets are $5. Full Story
Eighth grade bake sale, Mother’s Day homecoming brings back memories
The eighth grade class from Gause School will hold a bake sale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15 on the porch of Coats Grocery. The bake sale is too help with the cost of their eighth grade class trip. If you have a favorite bake sale item that you would like to buy, give me a call and we will do our best to get it done. Full Story
Kennard featured artist at ‘Doors’ exhibit
Former Rockda le resident and current Austinite Mary Jo (Kederis) Kennard has been tapped as the featured artist in this month’s exhibit “Doors” at studio2gallery in Austin. The gallery is located at 1700 S. Lamar Suite 318, corner of Collier Street in the South Lamar Business Park. Full Story
May is Preservation Month
AUSTIN — May is designated as Preservation Month by the Nat iona l Tr ust for Histor ic Preservation, recognizing the country’s diverse and irreplaceable heritage.
Many aspects of the preser vation movement w ill be celebrated including historic sites, heritage travel and community revitalization. Full Story
Monarch butterflies taking a hit, but hummingbird invasion is on
Monarchs — often called the king of butterflies — are bowing down to Mother Nature in a bigtime way this year: blame the harsh winter and other factors for their numbers perhaps being down as much as 50 percent, said a Texas A&M University professor.
Hummingbirds, however, are faring well, noted another Texas A&M researcher. Full Story