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Alcoa property options topic for March 28th

The seven- county Regional Economic Revitalization and Utilization Planning Council (Rev-Up) will host a strategy session from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 in the Patterson Center.

Linda Angell, of the Belton Workforce Solutions office told the city council four possible uses have been identified for the former Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations.

“ Those are, a military training base, an inland port, a mock “Texas disaster” (training) city or an energy pilot project,” she said.

She said more details will be presented March 28.

Other meetings are being held this month throughout the sevencounty area.

Family planning clinic re-opens in Rockdale

Hill County Community Action Association has reopened the Rockdale Family Planning Clinic Tuesday in Milam Medical Center at the Texas Star Plaza.

Services are provided to any child- bearing individual who needs and wants family planning, according to Jennifer Horne, spokesperson.

“Services provided are annual examinations, including pap smears, STD screening and treatment, birth control, pregnancy testing, confidential counseling and referrals for additional treatment.

Contact Horne at 446-4220 between 8:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Messages may also be left on the answering machine,

Suicide prevention walk ahead March 26 at RHS

“Out of the Darkness,” a walk to help prevent teen suicide, will be held at 10 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday, March 26, at the Tiger Field track.

The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Participants may register online at www.AFSP.org or at Tiger Field at 9 a.m. before the event March 26.

The walk features a balloon release, entertainment and speakers with water and snacks to be provided.

For more information contact Kelli Sue Pelzel at kspelzel@utmb.edu. or call 760- 0568 or 979- 542-4555.

MARC Center BBQ auction to aid project

A barbecue fund raiser and auction, to benefit the Milam Association for Retarded Citizens Center building expansion, is set for April 2 at The Ranch.

“The MARC Center is undergoing a 1,500-square-foot expansion to the current activity center on Pecos Street,” Ann King, MARC volunteer, said.

Barbecue plates, with all the trimmings, priced at $8 each, will be sold from 11:30 a.m. until they are sold out, King said.

“Plates will be available for dine in or to go,” she said.

The auction begins at 4:30 p.m., with special items including a handmade quilt, she said.

For more information contact King at 446-3773 or e-mail gaking@sbcglobal.net.

Area aging council sets Tuesday visit to center

The Area Agency Council on Aging of Central Texas (AAACT) will visit the Rockdale Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sue Farrell, benefits counselor.

“Purpose is to assist individuals in applying for Low-Income Subsidy and the Medicare Savings Program,” she said.

For more information, contact Farrell at 1-800-447-7169, extension 2341.

Food bank distribution moving to KC Hall

The monthly surplus food distribution by Capital Area Mobile Food Pantry is set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the KC Hall, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.

“ Volunteers are needed and appreciated,” she said. Call her at 446-6475 for more information.

Project Graduation plans fund raiser

Project Graduation will hold a barbecue chicken fund raiser beginning at 11 a.m. March 27, at the KC Hall, according to Debbie Fischer, spokesperson.

Tickets are $8 each, with desserts available for purchase.

For pre-sale tickets cont act a senior or Fischer at dbfischer@gmail.com.

CORRECTIONS

Caldwell Count y Ford was left off a list of businesses and organizations being thanked for their support of the Rockdale Downtown Association’s auto show, held April 5.


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