Lots of places had Valentine King and Queen contests Monday, but not too many had a monarch like 97-year-old Eddie Braun. Full Story
They still remember ‘the man upstairs’
E. A. Camp law office building gets new business
This is a place where it’s hard not to think about “the man upstairs.”
The man upstairs in this case hasn’t been around in 50 years but the memory of Emory A. Camp is still strong at 217 North Main.
A new business, 217@Main, is opening this spring downstairs from Judge Camp’s old law office where he practiced law for 58 years. Full Story
‘Bieber fever’ is just funny to watch
I t seems that my hubby Buck and I have spent more Valentine’s Days apart rather than together since meeting 10 years ago. That’s partly because he was in the Army and was out on field exercises and such in February. Full Story
RELAY FOR LIFE
THORNDALE—Relay For Life Thorndale is hosting a Father- Daughter Dance 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce building. Full Story
Feb. 17—Dylan Prestridge, Sarah Vreeland, Ouita Roddam, Ken Cooke.
Feb. 18—Layne Michelle Rose, Gary Shaw, Tory Layne Breaux, Dorothy Lawson, Albert Jones, David Svrcek.
Feb. 19—Sharla Wilson, Danielle Urban, Krista Phillips, Boyd Taylor, Donald Robbins, Sabrina Thompson.
Feb. 20— Robbie Dibble, Betty Brown. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— President’s Day.
Tuesday— Roast turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, candied sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli, apple crisp, milk.
Wednesday— Grilled oregano chicken, baby lima beans, Southern tomato and okra, whole wheat roll, chocolate pudding, milk. Full Story
Sarah Miller and Travis Lee Jones have announced their engagement and plan to marry on April 30, 2011, at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Full Story
Monthly Opry to hit MHS stage Saturday
This monthly Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Milano High School cafetorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and prices are $7 with children 10 and under getting in free. Headliner for this month is Julie Smith of Cameron, with special guests Glenn Schneider of Salty and A. P. Patschke of Taylor. Full Story
CLEANUP TIME—On Saturday, Rockdale Cub Scouts from Pack 789 picked up trash around the Rockdale City Park, pool, tennis courts, and cleaned graffiti off the playground equipment. Full Story
Parents Club butter braid sale begins Monday
A reminder that the Gause School Parents Club will sponsor a but ter braid fund-raiser beginning Monday, Feb. 21. If you have tried these you’ll want to buy some for sure. They are delicious and come in many f lavors, including cream cheese, blueberry, strawberry cream, Bavarian cream, cinnamon and more. Full Story
RAISED GARDNERS–A group of about 14 gardeners gathered at Finley Artworks in Rockdale for a hands on organic gardening class given by Sandy Braswell and assisted by Dick Peterson of Manor. Full Story
THE AG SIDE
Last chance CEU hours available
A nyone who may need to earn a few last minute CEU hours for their Pesticide Applicator License renewal will have the opportunity to attend four 3 hour CEU sessions, in which you can accumulate as many as 12 hours of CEUs. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Sweetheart dinner moved to Feb. 26
The annua l Rockda le A g Boosters Sweetheart dinner and dance has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 26, spokesperson Robin Heintze has announced. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7. Full Story
Gause’s Fluharty Farms recognized
Fluharty Farms LLC, located outside of Gause, owns one bull listed in the Spring 2011 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Missouri. National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis; however a biannual report is still printed. Full Story
Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend
Want to be a part of something big? You can join thousands of Americans and Canadians and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This four day event begins Feb. 17 and runs through Monday, Feb. 21. The GBBC is run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society and Bird Studies of Canada. The 2010 was a record-breaking year. Full Story