Exploring the first Christmas
The birth of Jesus Christ has long been celebrated on Dec. 25 of every year. The first recorded celebration of Christmas dates back to Dec. 25, 336.
However, it is not known for sure if Christ was even born during the month of December, much less on the day we come together to celebrate. Full Story
Food, food and more food at the Cooke Christmas
Well it’s Christmas week and as usual, the Cooke family has been emailing back and forth for two weeks about our weekend. Are we discussing which gifts to get which family member?
Well there was some of that. But the majority of conversation between my siblings, in-laws, parents, daughters, nephews, etc., etc., was all about food. Full Story
Chamber lists Yule winners
Winners have been listed in the Chamber of Commerce Christmas decoration contest:
Overall—1. Stanley and Joyce Betchan, 1030 Allday; 2. Barbara Nelson, 1531 W. Cameron; 3. David and Elisha Betchan, 1137 Allday.
Business—1. Antique Queens, 106 W. Cameron; 2. Poor Folks Resale and More, Mill Street; 3. Rockdale Federal Credit Union, 1821 W. Cameron.
Traditional— Glenda Wiley, 1504 Pecos.
Whimsical—Ralph Roe, 1408 Murray. Full Story
‘Miss Dorsie’ turns 90
Firs t, le t me wis h yo u and yours a very ble ssed Me rr y Chris tmas . I kn ow t here are manyofyou wh owill be t r avel i ng du ri ng t he holi days a nd we as k trave l mer cies fo r you at this time.
A ver y sp ec ial “than k you” to Gause 4- H Club members, Gause IS D stude nts and people of the communityand sur roundi ng areas in helping make the commun Full Story
Taken from community calendar s.
For additions, call 446- 5838.
Dec. 23 —Tanya Mynar, Tommy Dennis, James Kr istof f.
Dec. 24— Scott Estill, W. R. (Ray mond) Lawson, Ryan Wa rner, Jo Randall.
Dec. 25 —John Lewis Gause, Tressie Wilson, Faye Simpson.
Dec. 26 —Joe Neal Shaw, Do rothy Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monda y— Holi day.
Tue sday— Her b baked chicke n, corn O’Brien, sea soned spinach, cornbread, tropical fr uit cup, milk .
Wed nesday— Swis s stea k with tomato, fluff y rice, gr een beans, tangy coleslaw, hot spiced peach - es, milk.
Thursday —Sa nta Fe chicken, pint o beans, squash with pimentos, whole whea t bread, gingerbread, milk. Full Story
Ma rriage Licens es
Toby Broussard and Dana Jo Sexton.
Terr y Cunningham and Susa n Garrison. Full Story
Famous New Year’s babies
Each year, families across the globe welcome a new addition on the same day as they’re ringing in the New Year.
Known as “New Year’ s Babies,” babies born on Jan. 1 are often the talk of newscasts and even get written up in newspapers. Full Story
PERFECT ATTENDANCE— Rockdale Noon Lions awarded Perfect Attendance/Membership pins in a recent meeting. Full Story
BIKE WINNERS–These four Milano Elementary students were rewarded for their hard work with brand new bikes on Dec. 17. Full Story
Morgan family wins Christmas yard contest
The lights have been judged and the w inners announced in the annual Chr istma s decorat ions contest sponsored by the City of Milano. Plaques and pr izes were handed out at Monday’s city council meeting.
Winners were: Mark Morgan family, first place; Nellie Ryan, second place; Maria Gallegos, third place; Eugene Morgan, fourth place. Full Story
Things you may not have known about Christmas
The Christmas season is full of traditions, folklore and rich history. However, amid all of the traditions we’ve come to know, there are many bits of trivia of which you may not be familiar.
Here are a few little-known facts about Christmas.
• The f irst ma nufac t ured Christmas tree ornaments were soldin1880bytheformer Woolworth department store. Full Story
BIGGEST OF 2010
BIGGEST OF 2010—The biggest was saved for last, at lease so far as parking lot drew over 250 persons who lined up around the corner free surplus food distribution in Rockdale was concerned. Full Story
Cookies, Christmas: match made in holiday heaven
There’s a good reason fitness club memberships tend to spike come January. After a holiday season spent party-hopping and letting their diets fall by the wayside, many people look to the gym as the means to helping shed those inevitable holiday pounds.
Perhaps no food is more popular around the holidays than cookies. Full Story
APPRECIATION— Dr. Dee Green, outgoing co- chair of the Milam County Historical Commission was recently presented an appreciation award from the commission. Full Story
How to make financial cutbacks
For the thousands of people who have succumbed to economic woes, adjusting financial strategies has become a necessity. Downsizing financially could be the key to staying afloat or a temporary measure that helps individuals make it through the economic rough patches. Full Story
Film classics rev up the holiday
Families often have their own unique traditions when it comes to the holidays. Lately, families have begun to include films in many of those traditions. That’s thanks largely to the array of classic holiday films that have consistently put people in the holiday mood. Among those classics are any of the following films. Full Story
CHRISTMAS WITH THE OLD FOLKS
CHRISTMAS WITH THE OLD FOLKS—You don’t have to be a kid Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story