‘Compliments of Scarbrough & Hicks’
‘Old Rockdale’ promotional art found in pages
When Rockdale-area resident William Zientek opened up his old book “ South by Southeast” he was pleased to find it was autographed by co-author Walter Cronkite, the legendary newsman.
Then he got a bigger surprise. Pressed between the oversized pages were t wo “framing-quality” raised letter color prints from Rockdale’s distant past. Full Story
Imagined trip to eye doctor was way better
There is an interesting new phenomenon in my life these days. I still haven’t quite wrapped my brain around it.
Mostly because I am still trying to deny that it even exists.
I have recently had to start wearing glasses. Real ones, not just cute readers. Full Story
Church starting new Bible study for junior high school students
Bro. Tim Ackerman from the Bryan/College Station area will be filling the pulpit at the Gause Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 18. Morning worship services begins at 10:45 and the evening service at 6. Full Story
BULLDOG ROYALTY—Seniors Nick O’Brien and Cara Goetz were crowned 2011 homecoming king and queen for Thorndale High School during ceremonies held Friday. Full Story
Matinee Musical Club to sponsor afternoon of music Sept. 25th
An afternoon of special music will be presented by the Matinee Musical Club at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall. The event w ill feature the Oasis Quartet, a dynamic group of four unique indiv iduals who enjoy enter taining and have been friends for many years. Full Story
Elicia Tibbitts and Excell Nelson announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Oshae Nelson, at 10:18 a.m. Aug 17, 2011, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Michelle Tibbitts of Milano, Winston Nelson and Roshell Wilburn, both of Rockdale. Full Story
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Monday—Meatloaf, low sodium macaroni and cheese, green peas, whole wheat bread, apple, milk.
Tuesday—Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri vegetables, whole wheat roll, rocky road pudding, milk.
Wednesday—Stuffed bell pepper, black-eyed peas, orange glazed carrots, bread, chilled pears, milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Sept. 15—Tammy Lynn LaClaire, Devonte Jones, Diane Lazrine, John Williams, Lois Williams, Lance Loewe, Scott Schoppe, Marissa Ebba.
Sept. 16—Taylor Leigh Breaux, Kobe Wade Sheppard, Allysa Sanders, Johnnie Davis, Matthew Luetge, Ellen Morris, Carl Temple, Clifford Garner, Casey Burrough, Will Ferguson, Pat Weaver. Full Story
Schneider Memorial events Sept. 30, Oct. 1
SALTY—The 16th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial scholarship fund team roping and barbecue cookoff jackpot fund-raiser is set Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, according to organizer Richard Schneider.
The events will be held at the Joey & Phyllis Hiney Ranch Arena in the Salty Community, Schneider said. Full Story
Marriage LicensesGeorge Lacava and Emily Dingman. Phillip Vogelsang and SarahPowers.Lucio Reyes and Lorena Mora. Divorces GrantedRobert Jordan and Tanice Jordan. Kristina Dalbey and ThomasDalbey. Full Story
REMEMBERING 9-11— Cub Scout Pack 789 held a flag retirement ceremony, hosted by Rockdale VFW Post No. Full Story
Annual Milano Fall Fest, MVFD Auxiliary Garage Sale Oct. 1st
MILANO—The annual Milano Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1.
City secretary Carolyn Vinton said that booths space is still available for arts and crafts. Booths are available for $20 and the sellers keep 100 percent of their profit. Contact her at 979-224-0227. Full Story
Life saving trooper honored
‘Never-give-up’ attitude credited with man’s rescue
A Department of Public Safety trooper with strong Rockdale ties has been honored for his efforts in saving the life of a Corsicana man last December.
Jim Thompson spotted Jeff Schoonover’s car under a bridge on a Nava r ro C ou nt y road. Schoonover was inside, 36 hours after his car plunged off the remote bridge. Full Story