Assaker named ‘officer of the year’
12 points separate first, second in closest competition to date
First-year member of the Rockdale Police Department, Ofc. Adam Assaker, did two things not usually associated with a “rookie.”
Last April he made a capital murder arrest, not something which happens routinely in Rockdale.
And Saturday night he was named the department’s officer of-the-year for at the annual awards banquet. Full Story
Do ‘life-style’ changes include ginger cookies?
Wow! It’s already the second month of 2012. How did that happen?
So how are all of your New Year’s Resolutions going? I can tell you that all of mine lasted 6 whole days.
Anyway, hubby Bill says they are not resolutions, they are lifestyle changes. Full Story
A roll call of Rockdale’s black women
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 5, PART 1
Editor’s note: The fifth edition of Susie Sansom Piper’s Black History Month series “On The Other Side of the Tracks” looks back at notable African- American women in Rockdale’s history. Full Story
Lions Club pancake supper set Saturday at civic center
Milano Evening Lions Club will host its annual pancake supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Milano Civic Center. Cost is $3 for children 12 years and under, with 13 years and up $5 each. There will also be a silent auction and musical entertainment. Money raised will benefit the group’s scholarship fund, eyeglasses for youth and adults and many community service projects. Full Story
Rockdale Girl Scouts to sell cookies Saturdays through February 18th
The Rockdale Girl Scouts are getting ready for the 2012 year in a sweet way. They are selling the always popular Girl Scouts Cookies on Saturdays through Feb. 18, according to Susan Youngblood, spokesperson.
The Cookie Sales will be at the following Rockdale locations: Brookshire Bros. and Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Full Story
Taken from community calendars. For additions, call 446-5838.
Feb. 2—Johnny Mathews, Dean Catalina, Brea Garner, Myra Daniel, Donna Pipkin.
Feb. 3—Jeff Zapata, Jessie Grace Dibble, Bradley Dyer, Scott Urban, Ray Cass, Kay Lagrone.
Feb. 4—Finis E. Black, Becky Page.
Feb. 5—Robert Blackmon. Full Story
Jose Jesus Mora-Martinez and Brenda Romo-Romo.
Cody Allison and Connie Karl.
Jeronimo Nunez and Audelia Balderas.
Melanie Shuffield and Furman Shuffield.
Amanda May and Mark May. Full Story
Locals place at Montgomery horse show
Milam County 4-Hers competed at the Montgomery County Horse Show on Friday, Jan. 27. Congratulations to the teams and to their coach Monica Barton. The junior team of Jistol Walzel, Sydney Vaculin, Braden Sexton and Darci Denio placed sixth place performance and sixth place overall. Full Story
SCRAMBLE WINNER—Preston Dorman, a member of the Rockdale Jr. FFA, was among the winners in the calf scramble event during the Jan. Full Story
‘Dinner Tonight’ cooking school set Feb. 6
Do you need new ideas for your dinner tonight? Are you looking for healthy recipes? Then mark your calendar for the regional “Dinner Tonight—Healthy Cooking School” set for Monday, Feb. 6. The cooking school will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. in the Extraco Events Center-Creative Arts Building in Waco. Pre-registration by Feb. 1 costs $15 and the on-site registration is $20. Full Story
Blackland income growth conference set Tuesday
The 50th annual Blackland Income Grow th Conference ( BIG) w ill be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Extraco Events Center, forma lly t he Heart of Texas Fairgrounds, in Waco. This annual educational conference is held in conjunction with the Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show. Full Story
Branson crew coming to Lexington again
LEXINGTON— All the way from Branson, Missouri, the Plummer Family Country Music Show is coming to Lexington once again.
The Lexington EMS will present t he Plummer Family on Thursday, February 16 at the Lexington Elementary School. Show time is set for 7 p.m. with advance tickets available for $10 (adults) and $5 (under 12). Tickets will be slightly higher at the door. Full Story
Gause Baptist Church women reorganizing missions group
Ladies of the Gause Baptist Church met last week to reorganize the WMU program. The next meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the church fellowship hall. All ladies of the community interested in missions are urged to attend. Mary Francis Mathews is serving as chairman of the organization. Full Story
Living comfortably on budget
Seniors are one of the fastestgrowing segments of the population, as medical advancements have increased life expectancies considerably. Many Baby Boomers have entered retirement age and are joining the ranks of other seniors on fixed incomes. This means they’ll also have to implement strategies to live comfortably on less money. Full Story