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Sharp native speaker for archeology program

CAMERON—Sharp native Stan Graves will bethe featured speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday when The Milam County Historical Commission presents a program in the district courtroom of the Milam County Courthouse in observance of Texas Archaeology Month.

Graves heads the Courthouse Preser vation Program of the Texas Historical Commission. He will speak on Texas courthouses which participate in the THC program.

In addition to Graves’ presentation, programs will be presented in Milam County schools during the month Programs will be presented by Geri Burnett, chair of the Milam County Historical Commission, Willyne Stanislaw, chair of the archeology committee, and local historian Randy Billingsley.

All events are free.

Warehouse of Horrors ahead for Halloween

Milam County CrimeStoppers annual Warehouse of Horrors will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29 in downtown Cameron.

Doors open at 7 p. m. each evening in the former warehouse, located near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at 301 East First Street.

Doors open at 7 p. m. both nights.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza has been named CrimeStoppers coordinator and assumed those duties last week.

Planning meeting set for Thanksgiving lunch

The annual free Community Outreach Dinner (formerly New Hope Thanksgiving Dinner) is scheduled for Nov. 19 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Serving, pick-up and delivery will begin about 11 a. m.

“We served over 1,000 dinners last year and, since our goal this year is 1200, we needed more room,” spokesman, James King said.

“More sponsors and volunteers are needed for this huge undertaking,” he said. “Our next planning meeting is Oct. 29, 10 a. m. at New Hope Baptist Church and we hope to have a large turnout of helpers, “King said.

For more information or to volunteer goods or manpower, call King, 446-7296, Pearlie Mack, 446-6626, Doug Williams, 512- 760- 0128, Deborah Crawford, 512- 760- 5241 or Vera Rivers, 512-289,1311.

Five fire calls for week in South Milam

Five fire calls were dispatched during the past week from the Rockdale Police Department as follows:

• 7: 37 p. m. Oct. 12, smoke report, GFL Americas, US 77 north of Rockdale, Rockdale VFD.

• 7:23 p.m. Friday, gas meter struck, 400 block of San Gabriel, Rockdale VFD.

• 4: 13 a. m. Saturday, tree on fire, 700 block of Rockdale Road.

• 7:39 p.m. Saturday, trash fire out of control, CR 264A, Gause VFD.

8:02 p.m. Saturday, trees on fire, CR 264A, Gause VFD.

Downtown Association sets members meeting

Rockdale Downtown Association will hold its membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Patterson Center.

“Please join us for fellowship, food and drink, hear our accomplishments and share your interest in the future of downtown,” Mary Lee Dyess, spokesperson, said.

Water district rules committee to meet

MILANO—The rules committee of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the district office, according to Gary Westbrook, manager.

Only agenda item is to identify and discuss possible changes to the draft district rules and draft district groundwater management plan, he said.

POSGCD headquarters is located in Milano on the north side of US 79

Ride For the Cure set for October 29th

The second annual Ride For the Cure, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is set for Oct. 29 at Cliff’s Tavern in downtown Rockdale.

Categories include motorcycles, hot rods and antique cars.

Price is $20 per ride or $24 with passenger and includes a meal.

Chili “to go” sale starts at 11 a.m., priced at $5.

First bike out is at 11 a.m., last bike in will be 4 p.m.

For more information, or to make donations, contact Lori Currie at 512-269-5135 or Vernon King at 512-430-2098.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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