Community festival Friday 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.

Benefit for Terrilynn Williams set Saturday

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.

Williams’ adopted son, Ahkeem, Williams, 8, and nephews Ki’ade Hancock, 4, and Monterious Hancock, 9, died when a freight train slammed into the vehicle in which they were riding.

‘Clerical error’ blamed for late GOP payment

A “clerical error” has been blamed as the reason the Milam County Republican Party missed a reimbursement payment to the county in connection with election expenses.

“During the primary there was a missed deadline, due to a clerical error on my part,” GOP County Chair Bill Whitmire said.

“That meant the Milam County Republican Party was not reimbursed for expenses related to the primary, which forced a delay in being able to pay the balance owed for the Milam Republican Party’s portion of the primary,” he said.

“As of Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, the balance has been paid in full to the Milam County Treasurer by the Milam Republican Party and there is no outstanding balance at this time,” Whitmire said.

MDD approves funds for ads in magazines

Mayor Larry Jones’s plan to advertise Rockdale in trade marketing magazines will get some funding from money left over by the “old” Municipal Development District (MDD).

The “new” MDD, representing the entire city, plus extra-territorial jurisdiction, met Monday and noted that about $34,000 left over from the former MDD, which it replaced Oct. 1, could be used for promotional material for the city.

Mayor Jones plans ads in “Inbound Logistics” and “Site Selection” magazines.

“We’ve got a lot of opportunity to market ourselves,” he said. “These people have a whole set of networks we can’t even imagine.”

One injured in area roadway accidents

One person was treated Saturday after a one-vehicle accident on at 7:27 a.m. FM 437 north of Davilla.

Trooper Erik Gaston the driver as 18-year-old Tyler Laughland of Salado.

Gaston said Laughland was treated at Scott & White Hospital, Temple.

Damages were termed extensive.

No injuries were reported in a pair of vehicle-deer accidents, according to Trooper Ernest DelBosque, who listed them as follows:

• Monday (time not available), US 79 west of Thorndale, driver Stephen Doughtie, 56, of Flint, moderate damages.

• Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., FM 487 south of Rockdale, driver Teresa Breithaupt, 45, Rockdale, moderate damages.

Moderate damages and no injuries were reported in a 5:50 p.m. Monday one-vehicle accident on US 77 south of Rockdale, according to DelBosque.

Driver was listed as Jonna Young, 34, of Thorndale.

Nine-person race on Gause ISD ballot

Nine persons are vying for four slots in the Gause ISD trustee election Tuesday.

Seats up for election are those currently held by Mikel Reed, Bill Jones, Melanie Rasco and Dave Cunningham.

Reed, Jones and Rasco all filed to run for another term. Cunningham, who has served on the board for more than 20 years and is the current board president, decided not to run for re-election.

Others on the GISD ballot are Kathy Turner, Robert Miller, Judy Roper, Art Sullen, Randy Grenwelge and Wayne Lee.

Early voting will runs through Friday, Oct. 29 at the Gause school office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Polling on Nov. 2 will take place at the Gause Community Center. Paper ballots will be used in the school board race only in Gause, while other election votes will be on electronic voting machines.

Limits listed for city garage and lawn sales

City Manager Kelvin Knauf reminds Rockdale residents that garage and other sales have limits.

“Garage sales, lawn sales, attic sales, rummage sales, flea market sale or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property may not be held more than one time or for more than two consecutive days each calendar quarter per year,” he said.

“The event may be held only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on any one day,” he said.

“All goods or tangible personal property has to be removed from the yard, lot, driveway or other outside location within twentyfour hours after the end of the sale,” Knauf said.

“The city appreciates residents cooperation in implementing these requirements,” he said.

Flu mist offered free to Rockdale students

The Milam Count y Health Department will administer free flu mist to Rockdale ISD students on Thursday, Nov. 4, but Thursday (Oct. 28) is the deadline to sign up, according to Jeanie Weed, high school and juniorhigh nurse.

“Questionnaires must be filled out and returned by that day in order for students to receive the mist,” she said.

For more information contact RISD school nurses.

Commissioners set tree of angels ceremony

(CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners Monday approved Dec. 9 as Tree of Angels Day in Milam County.

The Tree of Angels is celebrated each year across the state and honors and aids survivors of violent crime and their families.

Commissioners also approved a resolution with Milam County Community Foundation for the use of the Senior Citizens Center Food Pantry.

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