Three treated following Saturday crash on US 79

Three persons were treated at Richards Memorial Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at 11:28 p.m. Saturday east of Milano, according to Trooper Erik Gaston.

He said the driver, 22-year-old Terry Sloniker III, and passengers Clarissa DeLeon, 18, and Scotty Grimes, 14, were taken to RMH.

Vehicle damages were termed extensive.

No injuries were reported in two other South Milam crashes as follows:

• 6:30 a.m. Aug. 10, US 77, southeast of Rockdale, driver Gail Biehle, 49, Lexington, hit hog, moderate damage.

• 4:48 p.m. Friday, US 79 in Milano, drivers Carolyn Kirk, 61, Milano, and Peyton Gilbert, 18, Whitehouse, extensive damages.

Thorndale trustees approve new tax rate

THORNDALE—School trustees in the Thorndale ISD met Monday and approved a $1.33 tax rate for 2012.

That compares to the current $1.315 rate.

Supt. Casey Callahan said the new rate includes $1.17 for maintenance and opeation, plus 16 cents for interest and sinking.

Thorndale city council schedules meeting

THORNDALE— City council members in Thorndale met last Wednesday and scheduled a Monday (Aug. 22) session to propose the new tax rate.

Council members also voted to temporarily close an intersection at US 79 and North Elliott, engaged Taber & Burnett to perform the annual audit and okayed expenses for new sidewalks and fencing at the city cemetery.

Capital Area food bank set to visit on Thursday

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will visit the Rockdale KC Hall at 9 a.m. Thursday, according to Denise Sifuentes, organizer.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers are greatly appreciated,” she said. For information call Sifuentes at 512-446-6475.

Rising Star ‘Gospel Explosion’ Aug. 27th

The annual Rising Star Baptist Church Gospel Explosion will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the junior-high commons.

Featured will be the church choir, soloists, praise dancers, mime dancers and more.

Admission is $10 per person, pre-sale or at the door, with children under 10 admitted free.

Proceeds go to the church building fund.

Monthly line flushing ahead on August 17th

Monthly flushing of Rockdale’s water lines will be Wednesday night, Aug. 17, according to City Manager Kelv in K nauf, who reminded residents to run cold water taps upon rising the next morning.

Rockdale P&Z Board to meet on Thursday

A report on the proposed Hunters Chase Senior Apartments complex will be presented during a meeting of Rockdale Planning & Zoning Board at 3 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Other items on the agenda, according to Lon Williams, chairman, include reviewing portions of the city’s Comprehensive Waste Plan.

Thanksgiving Dinner planning meeting set

A meeting to plan the Nov. 19 annual Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at New Hope Baptist Church.

New Hope hosts the annual meal, which last year ser ved 1,025 persons.

This year’s dinner w ill be served on Nov. 19.

Spokesperson Deborah Crawford said the outreach dinner also needs donations which may be made to the following:

Pam or James King, 446-7296; Vera Rivers, 760-0489; Pearlie Mack, 446- 6626 or mailed to Community Outreach Dinner, PO Box 242, Rockdale, 76567.

New ‘MAP Run’ slated Oct. 15 at VFW Hall

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 will host a Military Assistance Program (MAP) Motorcycle Run with its annual fall chili cookoff at the post Oct. 15.

For more information contact Rod Roderick, 512-446-6696 or James Adcock, 254-541-6249.

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