NEWSBRIEFSFirst free Kay Theatre film slated Thursday
“Transformers,” the first of six free outdoor summer movies, will be staged just after dark Thursday at the Kay Theatre.
Families are urged to attend and bring blankets and chairs. The Kay Theatre Association stages the movies as a service and fund raiser in its ongoing project to renovate the theatre.
This summer’s schedule is:
June 3, “Transformers”; June 17, “Black Beauty” (1994 version); July 1, “Where the Wild Things Are”.
July 15, “Footloose”; July 29, “Planet 51”; Aug. 12, “Where the Red Fern Grows” (2004 version).
Market Day ahead Saturday in Rockdale
Rockdale’s quarterly Market Day promotion is Saturday with activities in several places along US 79 including Tisket A Tasket.
At Tisket A Tasket, Market Day runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with bird feeders, candles, rugs and much more including barbecue.
The Vegetable Lady will also be on the grounds of Tisket A Tasket. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with tomatoes, potatoes, squash and much more on sale.
Ads for both are on Page 6B.
Downtown Association sets business seminar
Rockdale Downtown Association will sponsor another business seminar at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the Patterson Civic Center, 609 Mill Avenue.
“There is no charge for this event,” said Chris Dyess, spokesman. “A complimentary light meal will be served.”
Tom Britton, CEO, professional speaker, author, and award winning magician will present “The Magic of Change.” Britton incorporates entertainment, humor and magic to demonstrate the positive power of change.
Persons are asked to RSVP to Dyess at 512-446-6684 or Toby Johnson at 512-446-6421.
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.
Boil water warning quickly rescinded
An electrical pump problem interrupting prompt filling of an elevated water storage tank triggered a boil water notice Friday in Rockdale, a notice that was rescinded less than a day later.
City officials said the boil water notice was lifted Saturday morning.
‘Gause High School ‘ input sought Monday
GAUSE—Gause ISD officials will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school to field questions about the possibility of extending Gause grade levels to include 7-12.
The Gause ISD school board will discuss a master plan to prepare for possible growth.
Public input is sought by board members before proceeding.
Milano trustees name two to school board
MILANO—Former trustee Kevin Love and Terry Malovets were appointed to the Milano ISD board of trustees in a called meeting Thursday, according to Supt. Lindy Robinson.
Steve Walker, who won reelection to the board May 8, and Lynette Taylor, stepped down to allow a family member to be hired to a teaching position.
Love and Malovets were unsuccessful candidates May 8.
Trustees schedule workshop for June 2
Rockdale ISD trustees will hold a workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the Central Administration Building.
Supt. Dr. Howell Wright said items on the agenda include budget amendments and authorized check signatures for school district bank accounts.
An executive session is also planned to discuss personnel.
Cameron names library for Lt. Darryn Andrews
CA MERON—The C ameron native who died Sept. 4, 2009, as part of the Global War on Terror memorialized Saturday when the Cameron Elementary Library was named in his honor.
The facility was named the Lt. Darryn Dean Andrews Memorial Library during ceremonies at the school.
Remarks were offered by Andy Andrews, father of Darryn, and Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle.
The U. S. Army presented a Silver Star for Valor to the Andrews family during the ceremony.
Andrews, 34 and a 1994 Yoe High School graduate, died Sept. 4, 2009, in Paktia province, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade. Alcoa retirees, spouses to meet June 10
Alcoa Retirees, and spouses will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the KC Hall for a catered fish meal by Ricky’s Catering, according to LaNell Spence, spokesperson.
“Members whose names begin with M through Z should bring a dessert,” she said.
“Also, please bring an item for a silent auction but don’t bring anything for a ticket auction,” she said.
Doors open at 5 p.m. No Post Oak Savannah GCD meeting in June
MILANO—There will be no meeting for the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District board of directors in June, Manager Gary Westbrook announced.
The board usually meets the second Tuesday of each month at the POSGCD headquarters in Milano. Next regularly scheduled meeting should take place July 13.