Thanksgiving holiday closings announced

Here are holiday closings for Thanksgiving:

• Area schools are out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

• City Hall and the City Library will be closed both days.

• Thursday garbage pickup will be made Friday and Friday pickup on Saturday.

• Post office closing Thursday only.

• Banks and credit union closing Thursday only.

Rockdale Reporter office w ill be closed Thursday and Friday.

Roundup deadlines approaching for 2011

Two deadlines for Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program to provide holiday cheer for the needy, are approaching.

Dec. 5 is the deadline to nominate families and individuals who are in need of assistance.

Applications are available at The Rockdale Reporter, cit y library, One-Stop Center, Citizens National Bank, Classic Bank, Rockdale Federal Credit Union, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and local churches.

Dec. 9 is the deadline to send letters from Santa to children in a fund-raiser to benefit Roundup. Forms to order the letters, priced at $5 each, are available at Rockdale Signs & Photography or the Chamber of Commerce office.

They may be mailed or dropped into a box at Rockdale Signs & Photography, 139 West Cameron.

Roundup delivery date is Dec. 20. For more information contact Ann King at 446-3773 or

New winners listed in turkey promotion

Winners for the past week in the turkey giveaway sponsored by merchants and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce have been listed as follows:

Lori Fisher, Snap Fitness; Kay Fisher, Rockdale Insurance Agency; Charles Starr, Manor Oaks Nursing Center; Kirk Becker, Love’s Flowers & Gifts; Cindy Cates, Bassler Energy Services.

Mike Young, Rockdale Signs & Photography; Doris Leopold, Rockdale Federal Credit Union; Glenn Mayfield, Comfort AC; Milton Ray Taylor, Snap Fitness.

Alton Bell, Bassler Energy Services; Jay Gibson, Love’s Flowers & Gifts; Melissa Lopez, KRXT; Mindy Cortez, Bassler Energy Services; Theresa Huddleston, Texas Country Title.

Laura Wilson, Climate Control; Debbie Rodriguez, Antique Queens; Lee Ann Jenkins, Rockdale Insurance Agency; Jamie Whitmire, Ideal Cleaners.

Carol Barnett, Hunter’s Computer Shoppe; Nia Lewis, Don Hughes Agency/Nationwide; Ann Neal, Bassler Energy Services; Zeta Rolan, Climate Control; Irene Sanchez, Texas Country Title; Yvette Wells, Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

Margaret Von Gonten, Elements@Main; James Davis, KRXT; Tracy Doss, Security Finance; Billy Gray, Garden Treasures; Judy Brown, Kolette Morgan, Tax Assessor- Collector; Tommy Thapple, Citizens National Bank.

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.

Historic plaque filing under way with RDA

Owners of historic buildings in dow ntow n Rockda le may now apply for historic plaques with the Rockdale Downtown Association, according to Joy Graham, chair of the historic plaque committee.

Applications may be picked up at Dyess Insurance, 134 North Main, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are also available at info@rockda

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. “Two selections will be made in 2012,” Graham said.

CONTEST—Judging will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Downtown Association’s annual Christmas decorating contest downtown.

Awards will go to first, second, and third-place best overall decorations.

DIR ECTOR S—Dow ntow n Association directors for 2012- 13 are Ernestine Betchan, Chris Dyess, Mary Lee Dyess, Bernie Finley, Kim Finley, Elaine Gerren, Toby Johnson, Rita Juergens, Collier Perry, James Perry and Gene Stork.

Alcoa retirees change location for meeting

Alcoa Retirees will meet in a new location, the Alcoa Lake Training Center, Dec. 8, according to Doug Williams, spokesman. “Doors open at 5 p.m. with the meal at 6,” he said.

The Taylor Czech Chorus will prov ide enter tainment. “A ll attending should being a dessert,” he said. “There will be no gift exchange or silent auction at this meeting.”

Tanglewood VFD sets fund raiser Dec. 2nd

Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a tamale dinner fund raiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 at the fire station.

Adult plates are $8 with children’s plates priced at $4.50. Mild or hot tamales will also be sold for $8 per dozen.

Proceeds will go toward purchase of a new fire truck.

Thanksgiving service slated for Tuesday at First Baptist

Rev. R it a Sims, pa stor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, was to have delivered the sermon during Rockdale’s annual Communit y Thank sgiving Service, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Jack Chelf, host pastor, said an offering taken during the service will be donated to Rockd a le Ch r ist ia n Ser v ic e Food Pantry.

Rev. Leslie Adams of Calvary Baptist Church and Rev. Pam Graham of St. Thomas Episcopal Church were to present scripture readings.

Music was to be by Lynn Martin of Milam County Cowboy Church.

Minister Ray Don McIntosh of Murray Street Church of Christ will offer the closing prayer.

Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

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