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Hazardous waste pickup Saturday in Cameron

CAMERON—The Central Texas Council of Governments has scheduled a free hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2605 Auction Barn Road.

Participants will be asked to provide proof of residence in Milam or one of the six other counties served by CTCOG.

Paints, auto batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household chemicals, pesticides, flammables and corrosives will be accepted.

So will tires from passenger cars and pickups with a limit of eight per household. There will be a one-dollar per tire surcharge over eight.

Prohibited items include infectious and medical wastes, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and explosives.

Community supervision session set for April 1st

Representatives of the Milam County Community Super vision Department will meet with organizations interested in using a county probationer at 10 a.m. April 1 in the county court room at the Milam County Courthouse.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer said any non-profit, non-religious organization which meets certain requirements can be approved by the county judge to utilize such individuals to do community service work on a regular basis.

Necessary signup forms will be available at the meeting.

“We are asking all the organizations who have participated in the past to fill new paperwork for consistency and to renew our effort to improve the program’s effectiveness,” he said.

RVFD $10,000 prize giveaway set April 16th

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual $10,000 giveaway is set for April 16 at the KC Hall, according to Mike Korenek, spokesman.

“First prize is a $10,000 credit card,” Korenek said.

For more information, contact Korenek at 446-6577 or Dwayne David at 446-7328.

‘Stash Your Trash’ Day ahead on April 9th

The City of Rockdale’s spring Stash Your Trash Day is set for 8 a.m. to 12-noon Saturday April 9 at Fair Park.

City Manager Kelvin Knauf said containers will be located at the park for free disposal of miscellaneous household items (old furniture, mattresses) which may also be placed at the curb for pickup on the second weekly trash pickup day.

Knauf said no motor oil, tires, batteries or any items which contain Freon, hazardous chemicals or liquid paint will be accepted.

“Free chipping for tree limbs 4 inches or smaller in diameter will be available,” he said. “Limbs must be presented in a truck or trailer.”

Anyone needing help getting trash to the park may call the City Public Works office at 446- 5620 or 446-7320.

MDD members to meet Thursday at City Hall

Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) will hear several status reports during a 5:30 p.m. Thursday session at City Hall.

Reports will include Rockdale Plaza (Walmart area), civic center improvement and a Rockdale welcome sign.

Other agenda items include an MDD letter to Alcoa concerning “working together to create jobs at the idle site,” beautification and cleanup projects and a CTCOG report on a regional economic development plan.

Thorndale trustees discuss STAAR testing

THORNDALE—School trustees in Thorndale got a report on the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test Monday from Supt. Casey Callahan.

STAAR is replacing the TAKS test.

The board met in executive session and emerged to approve an individual contract settlement with James Dreyer, elementary principal.

Board members also okayed certified contracts with modifications.

Thorndale Chamber hosting car, quilt shows

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual car/quilt/ arts and crafts show Saturday downtown.

A “ boot scooting quilt” will be given away in a fund-raiser during the Airing of the Quilts event in the Chamber building downtown.

The classic car show will be held downtown on Main Street, along with Louis Run motorcycle event.

Arts and crafts will also be featured during the day

Congressman reps set to visit Milam March 30

Representatives from the of f ice of Congressman John Carter (R-Round Rock) will meet with Milam County residents Wednesday, March 3 to assist in dealing with federal programs or to answer questions.

The representatives will be at the county courthouse in Cameron from 9 to 11 a.m. and at the Central Texas Workforce Center in the One-Stop Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Project Graduation plans fund raiser

Project Graduation will hold a barbecue chicken fund raiser beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday 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.

Thorndale council okays TVFD fund raiser plans

THOR N DA L E— Cit y council members in Thorndale met Wednesday and okayed plans by the Thorndale VFD to use the city park and baseball fields for a June fund raiser.

The council also okayed expenses to repair a city backhoe.

KC law enforcement night set for April 2nd

Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will host its annual Law Enforcement Night Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, April 2, at the KC Hall.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for social activities and a fried fish dinner will be served at 6:30, spokesman Mike Korenek said.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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