Putting up the good fight
Rockdale woman has battled renal disease for nearly two decades
LINDA MATTHEWS BENEFIT
What: Barbecue dinner, auctions and live music When: Sunday, July 11, doors open at 10 a.m. Where: Rockdale KC Hall Other info: To donate items to auctions or to make monetary donations, contact Norma Dawson, 446-6750 or Terry Garza, 430-0022. It has been a long battle for Linda Tovar Matthews, but she is putting up the good fight. The 47-year-old Full Story
Can umbilical cords reach all the way to Ga.?
It isn’t really
July, is it? It can’t be. And yet, I distinctly remember Bill and I took Kennedy out to eat last night with her friend Ally Ibarra. Full Story
Milam Democrats attend state convention
CORPUS CHRISTI—Eight people from Milam County attended the Texas Democratic Party’s State Convention in Corpus Christi last month.
Delegates attended workshops and caucuses on grass roots organizing, communications and outreach, small business and rural issues. Full Story
Music Club members attend district meeting
Texas Federation of Music Clubs District 4 held its summer meeting Saturday, June 19 at Navasota’s historic First Presbyterian Church.
Representing Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale were Annette Griesbach, National Music Week chairman, Leah Thomason, Matinee Musical Club President and Gloria Thrasher, district treasurer. Full Story
Benefit set July 25 for cancer patient
CALDWELL—The first annual Runnin’ Ragged Music for a Cause Benefit Jam benefiting cancer patient Johnny Ward will be held Sunday, July 25 at Dickie Doos, 218 South Echols Street in Caldwell.
Barbecue chicken plates, priced at $8, will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full Story
William Gelner and Amber Zielinski.
Jarad Richards and Loren Hosea.
Joe Rubio Jr. and Crystal Lopez. Matthew Lineback and Leah Lankford. Full Story
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Monday—Baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, green peas, whole wheat bread, peach cobbler, milk.
Tuesday—Turkey salad sandwich, coleslaw, onion, pickle slices, banana, oatmeal cookie, milk.
Wednesday—Beef pasta bake, vegetable medley, garden salad, salad dressing, garlic bread, melon, milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
July 8—Blake McCary, J. Gregg Moore III, Sharon Hollas, Diana Smith, Justin Starr, Bob Wilson.
July 9—Charlie Kleiber, Iona Guthrie, Leonard Hoff, James McQuinn.
July 10—Megan Tribble, Emily Ashton Chapman, Roland Lawson, Rodney Lewis, Jennifer Winters, Kurt Streck, Wendy Gandy. Full Story
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Milano celebrates ‘4th’ with parade, free meal
Milano celebrated the Independence Day in red, white and blue style Saturday morning with a parade, followed by a free lunch.
Carol Newman, Milano Mayor Pro Tem, listed parade winners as follows:
Best overall entry—
Abigail Olson, electric Jeep decorated red-white and blue. Full Story
It’s Vacation Bible School time in Gause, y’all
The covered wagon that has been sitting at the Gause Baptist Church can mean only one thing–it’s a western theme for Vacation Bible School this year. All youth of the community are encouraged to attend 6-8:30 p.m. July 12-16. It is for ages Pre-K through sixth grade. Help us kickoff our Vacation Bible School with a cookout at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at the church. Full Story
A holiday tradition ends
27th Perry- Perry-Brown picnic Sunday was the last
A three-family Fourth of July picnic which had become an Independence Day tradition in Rockdale, was held for the final time Sunday in a pasture west of town.
Jay Brown, who has hosted, or co-hosted, the picnic along with wife Betty, for the past 27 years, announced at the conclusion of Sunday’s event that the picnics would not continue past 2010. Full Story
Patr iot ism proudly displayed at parade
Hope everyone had a great Ju ly 4t h holiday. The a n nua l Independenc e Day parade and hot dog meal sponsored by the City of Milano had a great turn out. Thanks to everyone that made the events such a success. (See list of parade winners, page 4B.) Full Story
Forest Grove observes ‘4th’
FOREST GROVE NEWS
Here’s hoping all our readers had a fun and safe July 4th. It is wonderful hearing about all the celebrations taking place here in our area.
A large crowd enjoyed the holiday with a hamburger/hot dog dinner following morning worship at Forest Grove Christian Church. Full Story
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