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Newcomer files for east ward contest


SHRED IT UP–The commercial shredder made its annual stop in Rockdale on Friday with 10,420 pounds of paper being shredded, according to Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president Denise Doss. Above (L-R), Gaye Bland, Mike Morgan and Michelle Morgan help separate boxes at the event that was co-sponsored by the Chamber and Rockdale Rotary Club. 
Reporter/Mike Brown SHRED IT UP–The commercial shredder made its annual stop in Rockdale on Friday with 10,420 pounds of paper being shredded, according to Rockdale Chamber of Commerce president Denise Doss. Above (L-R), Gaye Bland, Mike Morgan and Michelle Morgan help separate boxes at the event that was co-sponsored by the Chamber and Rockdale Rotary Club. Reporter/Mike Brown The May 14 Rockdale Cit y Council election got its first east ward candidate Monday when Melody Dawson filed for an east ward city council seat.

She’s the only candidate to date. Incumbent Gerri Offield announced she would not seek a new term.

Incumbent west ward councilman Doug Calame is seeking a new term.

Newcomers Lin Perry (Place 6) and Kent Bowermon (Place 7) are seeking the Rockdale ISD board positions being vacated by Barbara Gayrson and Lisa Gerthe.

MILANO—There were lots of filings in Milano during the past week as all three incumbent council members Carol Newman, David Gunnels Jr., and Henry Dykes signed up for new terms.

School trustee John Paniagua and newcomer Gary Steinbecker have filed for the two at-large three-year terms to be decided in the Milano ISD race.

Kevin Love and Terry Malovets have filed for the unexpired portions of two-year and one-year terms, respectively, to which they were appointed last May.

THORNDALE—Incumbents Larry Joe Fisher and Dean Betak have filed for new terms on the Thorndale ISD board of trustees.

Theirs are the only terms expiring in 2011.

Still no filings for the City of Thorndale election where terms of Mayor Billy Simank and councilmen Mike Davenport and Doug Oslick are expiring.

Final day to file in any of the races is Monday, March 14.


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