Former ATS business closing local facility
Performance Training Services, the former Associated Training Services (ATS), is closing its Rockdale facility.
ATS began operations last June and was considered a major catch for Rockdale as the town copes with the post-Alcoa economy.
The company trains heav y equipment operators.
It held classes in the Rockdale Outreach Center building and conducted training in Rockdale Industrial Park.
Police plan BBQ fund raiser at fire station
The Rockdale Police Department will hold a barbecue fund raiser for its Policeman of the Year effort at the RVFD Fire Station on Sunday, May 22.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said advance tickets, priced at $8 each, go on sale Monday.
Tickets will be available at the Police Station or at City Hall, he said.
Newlin said the event will feature barbecue beef and sausage and all the trimmings.
“ We’ll begin at 11 a.m. and go until sold out,” he said. “You can buy plates at the fire station May 22 unless we’re already sold out, but anyone who buys an advance ticket will, of course, get a plate.”
Homeland, Red Cross to hold two meetings
Milam County Homeland Security, and the American Red Cross, will hold informational public meetings in Rockdale and Cameron.
Rockdale meeting is 6 p.m. May 19 at the Rockdale VFD. The Cameron meeting is 6 p.m. May 17 at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
“ You will learn how volunteers and volunteer organizations, including church and civic groups, can provide assistance,” Don and Cindy Travis, spokespersons, said.
Call 254- 697-7060 to register. Light refreshments will be provided.
‘Blithe Spirit’ staging begins on Saturday
CAMERON—Saturday is the f ir st per for ma nc e of Mi la m Community Theatre’s staging of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron.
The 7 p.m. Saturday performance is a dinner show with reservations required. Tickets are $ 25 for theatre members and $40 for non-members. Call 254-482- 0405 for reservation information.
Additional performances are May 15, 21 and 22. Show times are 8 p.m. May 15 and 22 and 8 p.m. May 22.
Tickets for those performances are $15 each, $12 for students, and are available at the door.
Road shows to focus on hepatitis, STDs
Milam County Health Department public road shows next week will focus on Hepatitis and Sexually-Transmitted Diseases.
Road shows are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Health Department’s Rockdale office in the One- Stop Center and 9 to 4 Tuesday at the Cameron office, 209 South Houston.
“The road show will offer free Hepatitis A, B and C screening, free Hepatitis A and B vaccinations and free Sexually-Transmit ted Disease testing,” she said.
One wreck one ‘other’ for state troopers
State troopers investigated a one- vehicle accident and a reported accident that turned out to be something else during the week in the Rockdale area.
Trooper David Yarbrough said a one-vehicle accident at 8:32 p.m. Saturday on FM 487 south of Rockdale. Driver Amy Reed, 36, of Lexington, refused treatment at the scene.
Rockdale police received a report of a woman being “run off the road” at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday west of the city limits on US 79. Trooper Erik Gaston said there was no accident, no report filed, and the woman was treated for a medical condition.