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County tables action on ‘fin, stick’ fireworks

CAMERON—Milam County C ommissioner s, meet i ng i n regular session Monday in the courthouse, tabled action on banning fireworks with “ fins and sticks.”

Commissioners passed a similar motion last December prior to the holiday period.

Commissioners also adopted a resolution of compliance, noting that Milam meets federal fair housing standards, related to obtaining Hurricane Ike Disaster Funds.

The court then okayed a memora ndum earmarking those funds for the Gause Water Supply Corporation to purchase two generators.

Controlled burns, false alarms get VFDs out

It was a week for malfunctioning alarms, smoke scares and controlled burns, so far as South Milam volunteer firefighters were concerned.

On Nov. 22, within a one-hour period, Rockdale VFD volunteers were sent to, then called back from, fire alarms at Richards Memorial Hospital and Manor Oaks Nursing Home.

On Mond ay t he Ro ckd a le VFD was called to a report of something burning at Love and Learning Center, then were called back.

An alarm malfunction was found to be the cause of a call to a Skyles Street home on Friday.

Rockdale, Milano and Thorndale VFDs were also called out to six controlled burns.

Yule party set Tuesday by Special Needs group

The Special Needs Support Group will hold its second annual Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Patterson Civic Center, 609 Mill Avenue, according to Denitra Lewis-Rideaux, spokesperson.

“We welcome all family and friends of special needs persons,” she said. “Attendees will enjoy fellowship, holiday refreshments, games and activities, and a visit with Santa Claus.”

Persons planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Lewis-Rideaux at denitral@sbcglobal.net, or call her at 446-4910 (or cell phone 512- 626- 6583), or call Teresa Mireles at 446-5408.

Judging Monday for RDA yuletime contest

Judging will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the annual downtown decorations contest sponsored by the Rockdale Downtown Association.

Mary Lee Dyess, spokesperson, said prizes will be presented to first, second and third-place winners in the downtown area.

Alcoa retirees change location for meeting

Alcoa Retirees will meet in a new location, the Alcoa Lake Training Center, Thursday, 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 bring a dessert,” he said.

“There will be no gift exchange or silent auction at this meeting,” he said.

Community meeting Monday in Buckholts

A “community communication” meeting is set for 6: 30 p. m. Monday, Dec. 5 in t he Buckholts Center.

The session will feature Count y Judge Dave Ba rkemeyer, Mayor Hal Senkel, Precinct 1 County Commissioner George Tomek and other county, city and school officials.

Barkemeyer said t he of f icials will present updates on local government activities and answer questions.

“All county residents, especially those from Precinct 1, are invited to attend,” he said.

Tanglewood VFD sets fund raiser Friday

Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a tamale dinner fund raiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 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.

Peace Lutheran to host blood drive Dec. 20th

The fellowship hall of Peace Lutheran Church w ill be the site of Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Hours are 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Peace Lutheran is located at 303 Meadow Drive.

To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross, toll-free, at 1-800-733-2767.

Schwertner files for Senate in District Five

Charles Schwertner (R-Georget o w n), who has represented Milam County in the Texas House of Representatives, District 20, has filed for the State Senate seat being vacated by Steve Ogden (R-Bryan).

Milam is one of 10 counties in the new, court-ordered State Senate District 5.


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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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