Master Gardeners to discuss butterflies

Little River Basin Master Gardeners will host a “chat in the garden” on the topic “How to Grow a Butterf ly Garden” on Saturday.

Hours are 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

The group will gather at the park’s southeast corner at the intersection of Mistletoe and Post Oak.

Rockdale Homecoming ahead on June 12th

Rockdale’s 77th annual homecoming is set for Sunday, June 12, at the Patterson Civic Center.

Jud it h Slu sher, Ro c kd a le Homecoming Association president, said activities begin at 9:30 a.m. with exhibits and visiting.

A catered lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Price is $10 and there will be no pre-sale of tickets.

Honors class will be the 50- year RHS Class of 1961.

There will be displays of memorabilia both days at the I& GN Depot Museum and the K ay Theatre will also be open.

Big Blue Band reunion June 11th at Patterson

The second annual Big Blue Band Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, for the Patterson

Civic Center, according to Jim Perry, former director.

Perry and former directors Bill Grusendorf and Don Thoede plan to attend.

The first reunion, held last August, drew a crowd estimated at 450.

“ The reunion gets under way at 1 p.m. and continues until ‘whenever’,” Perry said.

Perry said donations will be accepted to cover the $425 cost of renting the venue. A concession stand will be open, staffed by the Matinee Musical Club.

Talent show slated Wednesday at RHS

Rockdale High School was to have hosted the “Rockdale’s Got Talent 2011” talent show Wednesday, May 18 in the RHS Auditorium.

Showtime is 5:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5. Admission is $3 for students and $ 5 for adults.

Proceeds go to the Save the Music Foundation.

Surplus food visit set Thursday at KC Hall

Capital Area Food Bank’s mobilepantrywillstageits monthly visit to the KC Hall at 9 a.m. Thursday, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.

“Since this distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers will be needed and greatly appreciated,” she said.

Call 446-6475 for further information.

City panels schedule Thursday meetings

Two Rockdale city panels will gather Thursday at City Hall.

Cit y council members w ill meet at 2 p.m. to canvass results of the city election, which was held Saturday.

They will be followed at 3 p.m. by the Rockdale Planning & Zoning Commission.

Agenda items include reviewing and approving the Future Land Use section of Rockdale’s C omprehensive Master Pla n and reviewing and updating the Residential Development and Nonresidential Development sections of the Comprehensive master Plan.

Red Cross Bloodmobile sets June 14th visit

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Educational Building from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.

Blood donors are automatically entered in a sweepstakes drawing for an all-expenses paid trip for two to Nashville.

To schedule a blood donor appointment call 1- 800-REDCROSS or go to

Water board mulls ground water plans

MIL A NO— Members of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District met May 10 in regular session.

The board received a report on the GMA 8 and 12 joint plann ing proc e ss a nd d iscu ssed desired future conditions in the district, groundwater resources, future processes for evaluating conditions and identification of possible necessary changes to rules and the groundwater management plan.

Thorndale council okays truck purchase

THORNDALE—Thorndale City Council members, meeting last Wednesday in regular session, approved a $20,000 amendment to purchase a pickup truck for the city.

The council accepted an identit y thef t policy, okayed additional expenses for a Sixth Street drainage project, accepted the resignation of Sam Pickett from the Thorndale Economic Development Board and named Brian Morton as his replacement.

Precinct 2 constable announces resignation

Precinct 2 Constable Heith Kemper announced Monday he is resigning, effective immediately, citing personal reasons.

He was elected in 2008.

Kemper thanked constituents saying “it has been a pleasure to work for them and I will miss working for the people here.”

MCAD board to name ARB panel Thursday

CAMERON— The Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) board of directors will be in regular session at 12:15 p. m. Thursday in the MCA D office with appointment of appraisal review board (ARB) members as an agenda item.

Other items include a 2012 budget workshop and a report on aerial imagery (pictometry) in the district.

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