Week’s 3-inch rain 10 times the summer total

What a week of rain!

The U. S. Weather Service rain gauge in KRXT-FM recorded no less than 3.25 inches of precipitation in Rockdale between Friday and Monday.

That includes a steady, soaking 2.75-inch rainfall on Sunday.

If it seems like that’s a lot for drought-stricken 2011, it is. The 3.25-inch total which fell in four days is almost 10 times the .38-inch which was recorded in four months, June through September.

Total Rockdale rainfall for the past three weeks is 6.02 inches.

City okays re-platting for potential expansion

Rockdale City Council members, meeting in a brief special session Thursday, okayed replatting which could lead to a potential business expansion.

The company, which manufactures a Teflon-like non-stick substance, is located off US 77 just north of Rockdale.

The replattings okayed Thursday will give the company the option to expand into a small area which touches the Rockdale city limits.

Rotary coat drive now under way in Rockdale

The Rockdale Rotary Club has begun its annual coat drive to provide winter warmth for the needy.

Anyone wanting to donate a new coat or “gently used” coat, child or adult sizes, may drop it off at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Rock House or Miller- Starnes Chevrolet-Buick.

Chamber plans annual Christmas lights contest

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring a Christmas lights- decoration contest.

Judging will be the night of Thursday, Dec. 15, according to Deedra Jacob, Chamber of Commerce president.

Categories, in addition to best overall, are business, traditional, whimsical, porch, animated, door, window, lights and religious.

Alcoa retirees ready to meet on Thursday

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.

Hydrant flushing set Dec. 14th in Rockdale

City of Rockdale crews will f lush water lines in both sections of Rockdale the night of Wednesday, Dec. 14, according to City Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Knauf reminded residents to turn on their cold water taps after arising the next morning to clear sediment from their lines.

Milano yule parade, free meal on tap for Saturday

MILANO—The City of Milano’s annual Christmas parade, and free Christmas lunch, is set for Saturday.

Parade lineup is at the elementar y school at 9: 30 a. m. The parade gets under way at 10:30 and winds its way through Milano to the fire station/civic center.

Santa will hear the Christmas wishes of children at the center and the free meal will be served.

Peace Lutheran to host blood drive Tuesday

The fellowship hall of Peace Lutheran Church will be the site of the Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday.

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.

Milam museum group seeks cookbook recipes

The Milam County Museum Auxiliary is sponsoring a Milam County cookbook with recipes from throughout the county. Sales from the cookbook will benefit the museum.

Blanks for submitting a recipe can be found locally at The Rockdale

Reporter and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce offices, according to Mary Ann Eanes, spokesperson.

The recipes can be left at these locations or mailed to Mary Ann Eanes, P. O. Box 407, Cameron TX 76520. Submission deadline is December 31.

Categories are appetizers/beverages, soups/salads, vegetables/ side dishes, main dishes, breads/ rolls, desserts, cookies/candy and “this and that.”

For more information, local residents may call Geri Burnett, 446-5087.

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