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Father-Daughter Dance scheduled Feb. 17th

The fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Rockdale ISD Athletic Department, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Patterson Civic Center.

Spokesperson Denise Betchan said advance tickets are now available at Rockdale Signs & Photography, Gatti’s, the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and the RISD Athletic Office.

Advance tickets are $15 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. At-the-door prices will be $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter.

Rockdale Signs & Photography will have picture packages available and music will be by Jon Flores and his mobile jukebox.

All proceeds go toward athletic scholarships.

MDD hears update on Alcoa potlines

Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) members, meeting in regular session Thursday at City Hall, heard an update on the Alcoa smelter.

Alcoa recently “permanently closed” two potlines at the formerly six-potline smelter which has been closed since 2008.

Jim Hodson, Alcoa spokesman, said the Potlines 3 and 4, the two oldest, will be dismantled over the next 18 months.

Vehicle-deer accident reported near Davilla

The Depar tment of Public Safety investigated one traffic accident in the Rockdale area during the past seven days.

Trooper Donald Delukie said a vehicle operated by Michala Denton, 34, of Pearland, hit a deer on FM 487 east of Davilla at 6:25 p.m. Thursday.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported.

MARC Motorcycle Run scheduled April 14th

The 11th annual MARC Run, benef itting the Milam Adult Resource Center, is set for Saturday, April 14 at The Ranch.

Charles Starr, spokesman, said fee is $20 per rider, $25 with passenger.

The fee includes a barbecue meal. He said barbecue plates will be sold to the public for $8 per plate from 11:30 a.m. until sold out.

Deadline to pre- order longsleeve ($ 25) and short- sleeve ($20) T-shirts is March 12. Call 512-698-2784 to order.

Other activities include a drawing, door prizes and a DJ. “Bikes, trikes, cars and trucks are welcome,” Starr said.

For more information call Starr at 512-540-2561.

RVFD $11,000 giveaway set April 21 at KC Hall

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund-raiser is set for Saturday, April 21, at the KC Hall, according to Mike Korenek, spokesman.

First prize is $11,000 and second prize is $2,500.

“There will be 322 tickets sold —8 held back for auction—at $125 each,” he said. “Tickets go on sale the last week in February and will be sold first to persons on a waiting list.”

Music will be by Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country Band. For ticket and waiting list information, call Korenek at 446-6577 or Dwayne David at 446-7328.

Suicide Prevention walk scheduled March 31st

Milam County Suicide Prevention is sponsoring the second annual “Out of Darkness” Campus Walk on March 31 at Tiger Field.

Spokesperson Pam Kaufmann said volunteers are being sought to help plan and work the event.

Planning sessions are set for 4 p.m. Feb. 4 and 25 and March 10 and 24.

Questions can be directed to Milam County Suicide Prevention officers: Kaufmann, president, at pkaufmann@rockdaleisd.net; John Anderle, vice-president, at johnanderle@hotmail.com or Michelle Morgan, secretary, at mmorgan@txfb-ins.com.

VFW hosting question session for veterans

Rockdale Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 will host a question and-answer session for area veterans concerning VA medical and assistance claims at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The session will be conducted by Bring Everyone in the Zone (BEITZ) Inc., a non-profit group that assists service members, veterans and their families.

Information is at www.bringeveryoneinthezone.com.

Tea Party group sets meeting for Monday

MILANO—Milam County Tea Party Conservatives will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Milano, according to Karen Clark, spokesperson.

“Meetings will be on the first Monday of each month,” she said.

Line flushing ahead on February 15th

Rockdale city crews will flush water lines in all sections of Rockdale during the night of Wednesday, Feb. 15. City Manager Kelvin Knauf asks residents to run cold water taps the next morning.

More Milam hopefuls expected to file for office

They’re not done yet.

Another filing period for this spring’s Texas primaries has been promised once the current redistricting squabble is settled and apparently more candidates are lining up to throw their hats in the ring.

Randy Rodriguez has announced is intention to file for Precinct 1 constable in the Republican Primary.

Incumbent Republican John Anderle is currently the only candidate who has filed for that position.

And three candidates—Carol Wells, Jay Willingham and Roy Baggerly, are expected to file as Republican candidates for Precinct 3 constable.

That’s the position currently held by sheriff candidate Herbie Vaughan.

Community Theatre ‘Gala’ ahead Feb. 11th

CAMERON—Milam Community Theater will hold its annual members-only Gala and General Membership Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Williams Civic Center.

The Gala includes a silent auction that features works from local artists, a fine dinner and a “rather impromptu production from MCT’s merry band of actors,” spokesman Richard Stone said.

In addition to approving MCT’s budget, the group will have an election for representation to the board of directors. Monica Schiller and San Lorenz are on the ballot, as are incumbents Marie Reed and Vicki Goza and former board members Barbara Bauer and Martha Lee. Members will have the opportunity to vote for three.

Silent auction and membership meetings begin at 6 with dinner at 7 and entertainment at 8 Reservations are required by Feb. 8. Contact Susan Humble at 254-697-6106 or Stone at 512- 760-5748.

‘Barefoot’ auditions scheduled for Feb. 16

CAMERON—Milam Community Theater will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Williams Civic Center with callbacks possible the following weekend.

Richard Stone, director, said the show will be on stage April 14, 15, 21 and 22 at the Williams Civic Center in Cameron.

In addition to leads, the script calls for smaller male roles for a deliveryman and a telephone repair man.

Rehearsals are generally Monday through Thursday beginning at about 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Stone at 512-760-5748.

No name change yet for appraisal district

CAMERON—Milam County Appraisal District (MCAD) directors took no action on a request to add “Central” to the district’s name during a Thursday session.

Count y commissioner had asked for the change to differentiate the MCAD from the county. Commissioners will be invited to discuss the matter before MCAD directors.


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