Having some 21st Century fun
RISD’s Texas ACE program giving kids that little bit extra
When Rockdale ISD received their first 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program grant in 2006 from the Texas Education Agency, no one at the school knew what a huge and productive impact that funding would have on its students, and the teachers involved. Full Story
Rain, rain, please stay, come on dow n again today!
Thank you to all of you that have been doing their Rain Dances faithfully. I was beginning to think that somebody, somewhere was not doing their part.
Just to show you how much community spirit I have, I have been dancing my rain dance to my Zumba DVD. I figure God saw me and start laughing so hard that tears came out of His eyes and it actually rained. Full Story
CHANGE OF LIONS
Last week’s Noon Lions Club meeting was a whirlwind of activity. Full Story
Kyle, Meggie and Kallen Bow announce the arrival of Korbin Henry Bow, born June 3, 2011, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19¼ inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Lisa Debault and Kay Bow, all of Rockdale, and Henry Bow of Glen Rose. Full Story
FOUR GENERATIONS—Members of the Owens clan recently gathered in Rockdale for a picture with four generations of family. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
June 24—Ticia Cerrito, Sharon Cornelius.
June 25—Westin Rose, Dennis Green, Maddy Akers.
June 26—Hayden Rasco, Charlie Scarpinato, Gaye Bland, Margaret Laird, Marcus Cass, Betty Jean Alford.
June 27—Ariel Pilkey, Becky Ferrera, Elein Beery, Monica Baxter. Full Story
Open casting call set in Smithville
An open casting call for a major Holly wood family film will be held from 12-noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Smithville City Hall, 317 Main St. in Smithville. Full Story
Mark Henry and Krista Sanders.
Samuel West and Stormy Prater.
Mark Southerland and Sheila Tweedle.
Edward McCormick and Ashley Conrad.
John Lewis Jr. and Kendra Darnell.
Rigo L. Valdez Jr. and Jessica Graham.
Eric Strom and Chastity Strom.
Cynthia Paluka and William Paluka. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— Chicken tenders, creamed sliced, potatoes, squash and onions, cornbread, apricots, milk.
Tuesday—Smothered steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, cornbread, melon, milk.
Wednesday— Pork riblet, scalloped potatoes, broccoli Normandy, whole wheat bread, fruit cup, milk. Full Story
Walk MS 2011 fund-raiser Saturday at Nat’s in Milano
The second annual Kristi’s Krusaders “Rally for the Walk...Walk MS 2011” is scheduled Saturday, June 25 at Nat’s in Milano. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Full Story
FIVE GENERATIONS—Members of the Eddie Braun family met at his home on June 18 and took a five generation photo. Full Story
BBQ/auction benefit set for July 10
THORNDALE—A BBQ dinner and live auction benefit has been set for July 10, 2011 for Glenn Goetz of Lexington.
Goetz, a 1983 graduate of Thorndale High School, has stage 4 brain cancer. “ This benefit will help him and his family with medical and traveling expenses in this time of need,” said Richard Schneider, organizer. Full Story
Church camp this week
Over 20 youngsters, third through seventh graders, and adult leaders from Gause Baptist Church are spending this week at the AIM Pre- Teen Camp at Latham Springs Baptist Encampment. Full Story
How to prevent cell phone identity theft
Tapping into a cell phone to steal private information seems like something out of a blockbuster thriller.
In realit y, t his type of crime does happen to ordinary people. Individuals who rely heavily on mobile phones should recognize their susceptibility to identity theft should their phone be lost or stolen. Full Story