Blood drawing Sunday at St. Paul’s School

THORNDALE—Scott and White’s Bloodmobile will be on the campus of St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. until noon.

“What an amazing opportunity to help someone in need,” said Teresa Ging, spokesperson. “Scott and White is in need of nearly 1,400 blood donations each month to treat patients. Each pint can help save the lives of two patients and since blood can’t be made artificially, those in the community who are healthy are asked to help out.”

Donors will receive a patriotic blood donor T-shirt, an Uncle Sam hat squeezie, coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrĂ©e from the Great American Grill in Temple, and a chance to win a night’s stay, with breakfast, for two people at the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple, Ging said.

Convention report topic for directors of MDD

The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) heard City Manager Kelvin Knauf report on the recent International Council of Shopping Centers

(ICSC) convention when they met in regular session Thursday at City Hall.

Knauf reported he met with sporting goods and fitness franchises. He also said many of those at the convention were aware of the rapid growth of the Austin Metro area, including the Hutto-Round Rock area.

The MDD sponsored Knauf’s attendance at the convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 $9 and there will be no pre-sale of tickets.

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

“In 1942, there were restrictions on travel because of rationing of tires and gasoline and many feared that the crowd would not be up to former meetings,” Dr. Lucile Estell, spokesperson, said.

Big Blue Band reunion June 11th at Patterson

The second annual Big Blue Band Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at 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.

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

City water line flushing scheduled June 15th

The City of Rockdale will perform its monthly water line f lushing after midnight June 15, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

He reminded resident s to run taps until the stream clears upon arising the next morning.

Alcoa retirees to meet June 9th at KC Hall

Alcoa retirees will meet Thursday, June 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, according to Lanell Spence, spokesperson.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and a catered fish meal will be served for $8 per plate. Persons with last names starting with A-L should bring a dessert.

“ The meeting will include a silent auction so bring an item if you choose and enjoy the food and fellowship,” she said.

‘Brown Santa’ golf fund-raiser ahead

The Milam County Sheriff’s Department will hold a fundraising golf tourney for its Brown Santa program, July 23 at the Cameron Country Club, according to Deputy John Mendoza.

Brown Santa is the department’s Christmas-time program which distributes toys to needy children.

Entry fee will be $ 50 per player and includes sausage wraps and a chance to win door prizes, he said.

“Anyone can play. You don’t have to have team made up in order to sign up,” he said.

Format will be a five-person scramble, he said.

Trophies w ill be award for the first three places, Mendoza said.

City entities slate mid-week meetings

Two City of Rockdale entities were to gather at mid-week.

The Operation First Impression Task Force was to meet at 5 p.m . Wednesday, June 1, at City Hall.

Rockdale’s Park Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday,

Agenda items include discussion of Comprehensive and Park s, Recreation and Open Space Master Plans and a report concerning the development of Sumuel Park.

Work set Thursday for road serving Luminant

The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a level-up maintenance project for Thursday on one of the two roads ser v ing Luminant and Alcoa.

Bob Colwell, TxDOT spokesman, said the project will cover FM 2116 from its intersection with FM 487 to the Alcoa-Luminant complex.

“The road will be one-lane and there will be a pilot car and two flaggers,” he said.

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