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South Milam UW sets annual meeting

The South Milam County United Way will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Busy Bea Restaurant.

“ With economic challenges facing this area, and the United Way’s 2011 budget, no meal will be furnished to board members,” Tom Puccio, spokesperson, 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.

MDD directors meet for more interviews

Directors of t he Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Agenda items are to conduct inter v iews of potential candidates for an MDD director vacancy and acting on a recommendation to the city council to fill that vacancy.

Redistricting topic for commissioners

CA MERON— Milam Count y commissioners w ill begin discussion of county redis- tricting in a 10 a.m. meeting Thursday in the commissioners courtroom of the Milam County Courthouse.

Redistricting becomes an issue following a U. S. Census. The 2010 census found Milam County population changed very little, going from 24,238 in 2000 to 24,757 in 2010.

Volunteer week proclaimed in county

Apr il 10 -16 has been pro - claimed National Volunteer Week in Milam Count y by Count y Judge Dave Barkemeyer.

The proclamation recognizes oppor tunities for volunteers through community service organizations including Hill Country Community Action Association’s Retired Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP).

Milam Democrats to meet on Saturday

The executive committee of the Milam County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, about noon at Rockdale Floor Covering, 1804 West Cameron, according to Richard Stone, county chair.

“A ll precinct chairs should attend this meeting,” Stone said.

Topics for discussion include seating new precinct chairs, review of election judges and alternate judges and fund raising and training opportunities.

“Anyone who is interested in helping local Democrats get reelected and building a grassroots Democratic effort in Milam County is encouraged to attend,” Stone said.

Luminant CAP board sets Monday session

The Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Three Oaks Mine office in Lexington, 7207 West FM 696, according to Diane Sheridan, facilitator.

“There will be a facility update and also a presentation by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District,” she said.

“Mining maps will be displayed and attendees may tour the mine maintenance shop,” she said.

“Visitors are welcome,” Sheridan said. “For details contact me at 1- 800-484- 9212, extension 4127.” Thorndale residents may contact John Hughes at 947-3191.

City plans flushing Wednesday, April 13th

The City of Rockdale will flush fire hydrants, and water lines, overnight Wednesday, April 13, in both eastern and western sections of town, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

“Upon arising the next morning, please run your cold water taps until the streams run clear,” he said.

Cates ‘Big Bird’ fly-in April 23 at Fair Park

The second annual Ernie Cates Sr. Memorial Big Bird Fun Fly-In will be held Saturday April 23 at Fair Park.

The day of giant radio- controlled airplane flying is a fund raiser which donates money to M. D. Anderson Cancer Research Hospital, Houston, in memory of Cates.

Fred Cates, organizer, said f lying begins shortly after a 9 a.m. pilot meeting and will continue all day.

“There will be tickets sold for door prizes, including ready-tofly planes,” he said. “Admission is free and food and drink will be available for donations,” he said.

Milam Nature Fest Saturday in Cameron

CAMERON—The second annual Milam County Nature Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Ledbetter Park in Cameron.

Sponsors are the El Camino Real Texas Master Naturalist chapter, Agrilife Extension Service and Texas Parks & Wildlife.


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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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