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Turkey promotion now under way in Rockdale

The annual holiday-time $10 Turkey Coupon Giveaway got under way Tuesday at participating Rockdale businesses.

Shoppers at the following businesses will win coupons daily until Dec. 12:

KRXT, Antique Queens, Apache Pass, Bassler Energy, Bob’s Speedy Lube, Centex Computer, Citizens National Bank.

Classic Bank, Climate Control, Comfort AC, Don Hughes Agency/Nationwide Insur- ance, Elements@Main, Garden Treasures, Hunter’s Computer Shoppe.

Ideal Cleaners, Love’s Flowers & Gifts, Michelle Morgan/Texas Farm Bureau, Pud Owens/Judith Matula Realty, Rockdale Building Materials Center.

Rockdale Community Aglow, Rockdale Federal Credit Union, Rockdale Insurance Agency, Rockdale Memorial Company, Rockdale Signs & Photography.

Security Finance, Snap Fitness, Texas Country Title and The Rockdale Reporter.

Two draw sentences in 20th District Court

Two persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:

• Jordan Richard Melton, 17, Milano, pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor, attempted theft of livestock, two years deferred adjudication probation, $1,200 restitution with co-defendant.

• Isiah Thompson, 22, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance (less than one gram), two-year state jail term probated one year, $140 restitution.

Medicare assistance available on Tuesday

Representatives of the Area Agenc y on Ag ing of Central Texas State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will be at Rockdale’s One-Stop Center Tuesday, Nov. 22, to assist local residents with Part D/Medicare Advantage questions.

They remind Medicare recipients it is again open enrollment time and changes for 2012 must be made by Dec. 7, 2011.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 12-noon and 1 to 4 p.m. The One- Stop Center is at the corner of Bell and Main.

Those attending should bring their Medicare cards and medications lists with dosages and quantities taken daily.

Buddy Oney Toy Run will aid two charities

The sixth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 3, beginning at The Ranch, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.

Fee is $15 per rider, $20 per rider and passenger or a new toy valued at $20, he said.

The fee also includes a meal.

This year’s proceeds will be split between Milam Count y Child Protective Services (CPS) and Chr istmas Roundup, he said.

Thorndale trustees cast votes for MCAD

THORNDALE—School trustees in Thorndale met Monday and cast the district’s 91 votes for MCAD director for Don Culp.

Board members also approved requests for two of four transfers into the Thorndale ISD.

Thorndale’s council okays e-voting purchase

THOR NDA L E— Cit y council members in Thorndale met last Wednesday and approved a $22,630 expenditure as its share of an e-voting machine for 2012 elections.

City Secretary Denise Melde said cost of the machine is being shared by the city and Thorndale ISD.

In other business, the council hired Larry Clark as city plant operator and James Raiford as assistant plant operator.

A proposed agreement with Oncor was tabled.

Food distribution ahead on Thursday

Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold a distribution starting at 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson. “Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, all volunteers will be appreciated,” she said.


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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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