Thorndale Chamber to host candidates night


THORNDALE–The Thorndale A rea Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will host a Meet the Candidates for Precinct 4 residents at 7 p.m. Monday.

Candidates, both county-wide and Precinct 4, will be invited to respond to a list of questions.

Location is the Chamber headquarters downtown.

“There will be no questions from the floor, but there will be an opportunity to visit with each candidate personally at the end of the meeting,” Darleen Tucker, TACC secretary, said.

Milano sets date for trick-or-treat

MILANO–The city of Milano has designated its date for trickor treating for Saturday, Oct. 30, according to city secretary Carolyn Vinton.

Milano High School’s trunkor treat event, featuring trunks of candy and Halloween goodies, will be held Oct. 30 as well from 4-6 p.m.

Community festival Oct. 29th at KC Hall

A Community Fall Festival has been scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Rockdale KC Hall.

The event, hosted by local businesses and organizations, is free and includes prizes, games, treats and a free hot dog meal for children, according to Rodney Barcak, spokesman.

He said the alcohol-free event includes a free hot dog meal and drinks for the kids.

Anyone interested in contributing may call Barcak at 446- 6948.

‘Ride for the Cure’ planned here Oct. 23

The first annual “Ride for the Cure” benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Cliff’s Tavern in downtown Rockdale.

Registration is at 10 a.m. The ride is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per rider or $25 with a passenger. Fee will include food for participants and one door prize ticket per paid vehicle.

Stops will include The Nugget in Hearne, Harps in Bryan, The Longhorn in Caldwell, Cyndi’s Hawg Stop in Hogg.

“The ride is for motorcycles, hot rods and antique cars but all vehicles are welcome,” said Pam King, organizer.

Trophies will be awarded for best-in-show in each category. The event will also include live entertainment, a frozen T-shirt contest, auction, 50/50 drawing, bikini bike wash and live entertainment.

For more information or to donate auction items, call Lori Currie at 512-269-5135, King at 512-269-6369 or Cliff’s Tavern at 512-446-5916.

Proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Milam Demos offer free rides to polls

Early voting is weekdays Oct. 16 through Oct. 29 and the Milam County Democratic Party is sponsoring a Ride to the Polls Hotline.

“We want to make it easy for people to vote,” said Richard Stone, county chairman. “Just call the hotline, leave your name, your phone number and the best time to reach you. We’ll put you in touch with one of our volunteers.”

The hotline is 254-482-0905. Stone said someone would check the voice mail for that number every day. “If you need a ride to go vote during early voting, call the number. We’ll help you find a ride,” he said.

“You don’t have to be a Democratic voter to get a ride to the poll, Stone said. “This isn’t a partisan project. Only requirements are that you be a registered voter in Milam County and that you vote early.”

Milam GOP to host candidates event

The Milam County Republican Party will host two more “meet the candidates” events during the next week, according to Bill Whitmire, county chair.

In Rockdale, a meet the candidates event gets under way at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the New Salem HD Clubhouse at Fair Park, Whitmore said.

A Precinct 1 Meet the Candidates event starts at 1 p.m. Monday at Bob’s Steakhouse, Cameron.

Line flushing ahead for City of Rockdale

City Manager Kelvin Knauf has announced water lines will be f lushed the nights of Aug. 20 (east side) and Aug. 21 (west side).

Lines are flushed on a monthly basis.

Knauf asked residents to run cold water taps the next morning until the stream runs clear.

RISD school board to meet on Tuesday

Rockdale ISD school board members will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. and will hear reports on several state-mandated tests.

Those include 2009-10 TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) and the new STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) test.

Trustees will also take action of approval of the 2010 tax roll.

Benefit for Terrilynn Williams set Oct. 30

A benefit for Terrilynn Williams, the driver and only survivor of a May 26 train-vehicle crash which claimed the lives of three children, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at Healing Handzz, 225 North Main.

Activities include barbecue to go, bake sale, drinks, a jumprope a-thon, basketball throw, fund-raising prize ticket sales, a silent auction and more.

A health fair will also be held in conjunction with the benefit, featuring a blood drive and a representative from Burleson- Milam Special Services available to answer questions on bullying, bipolar disease.

Family Planning representatives will answer questions on violence prevention, teen pregnancy and more.

A Halloween bash for children will include a hula hoop contest, bicycle and water safety presentations, fire truck tours, apple bobbing, tow sack races, costumes and candy.

Thorndale ‘Relay’ plans haunted house Oct. 23

Thorndale Relay For Life will sponsor a haunted house fund raiser from Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce.

Millette Fisher, spokesperson, said doors will open from 7 to 8 p.m. for “elementary students and the faint of heart.”

Between 8 and 9:30 p.m. “thrillseeking older youths and adults will be admitted,” she said.

Admission is $2 per person and all funds raised benefit Thorndale Relay For Life.

‘Coats for Kids’ drive continues in Rockdale

Rockdale Rotary Club has launched its annual Coats for Kids drive to provide coats for school children who need them.

Area residents are asked to donate clean coats in good condition to the effort. Coats may be dropped off at Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick or at the Rockdale Chamber office.

They will be taken to school nurses for distribution. All sizes are needed, adult sizes included.

Deferred sentence returned on pot charge

CAMERON—One case was disposed of last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.

She said Lissa Lee Gordon, 20, of Cameron, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana (4 ounces to 5 pounds), drew a three-year deferred adjudication sentence and was ordered to pay $140 restitution.

No injuries reported in Minerva accident

Moderate damages, and no injuries, were reported in a 1:10 a.m. accident Friday on US 77 near Minerva, according to Trooper Donald Delukie.

He listed the driver as Abraham Rivera-Torres, 22, of Cameron.

Fire calls listed for South Milam VFDs

Fire calls were dispatched as follows during the week from the Rockdale Police Station:

• 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5, very small grass fire, East Cameron (US 79), Rockdale VFD.

• 7:12 p.m., Oct. 5, report of fire at Thorndale Middle School smoke smell only, Thorndale VFD.

• 2:53 p.m. Thursday, grass fire, Russell Drive, Rockdale VFD.

• The Rockdale VFD also responded to out-of-control burns Oct. 6 and Saturday and to a reported mobile fire which was not located on Tuesday.

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