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Executive session part of school board agenda

What looks to be a lengthy executive (closed) session is on tap for Rockdale ISD trustees when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building.

There are five executive session agenda items including a Level III complaint appeal.

Other closed session items include personnel, possible resignations or agreements of term contract personnel, consideration of superintendent recommendations concerning personnel contracts and employment of Burleson- Milam Co-Op staff.

No action may be taken in executive sessions.

Holy ‘Half-Week’ on tap for Easter season 2012

The Rockdale Ministerial Alliance will offer its traditional noon luncheon Holy Week services again in 2012 but, for the first time they will be only Monday through Wednesday.

Rev. Rita Sims, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, which will host the 12:05 to 12:50 services in its fellowship hall explained the change.

“Three churches who have been involved with the Ministerial Alliance are currently without pastors and three others who were previously involved have dropped out of attendance since last year,” she said.

She listed the schedule as follows:

Monday, April 2—Sermon, Rev. Jimmy Phillips, First Christian; music, First Baptist.

Tuesday, April 3—Sermon, Rev. Leslie Adams, Calvary Baptist; music, Pam Graham, St. Thomas Episcopal.

Wednesday, April 4—Sermon, Rev. Royal Johnson, Rising Star Baptist; music, Rising Star Baptist.

Cameron woman wins $1-million in lottery

A Cameron woman is one of Texas’s newest millionaires.

The Texas Lottery announced Thursday that Towander Kay Wells won the first $1-million top prize from the lottery’s scratch-off $200 Million Cash Spectacular Game.

Wells purchased her million-dollar winner from Sunny Food Mart, 902 North Travis in Cameron.

The store becomes eligible for a $10,000 bonus for a selling a $1- million ticket.

Sunny Food Mart has a companion store in Rockdale.

Suicide Prevention walk March 31 in Rockdale

Milam County Suicide Prevention’s second annual “Out of Darkness” Campus Walk gets under way at 10:30 a.m. March 31 at Tiger Field.

Spokesperson Pam Kaufmann said registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the event will take place “rain or shine.”

The first 100 persons to register will receive a special walk gift, she said.

“Pick With Austin will award a guitar in a fund-raiser,” Kaufmann said. “Participants will receive complimentary honor beads and ASFS bracelets will be for sale.”

She said participants raising $100 online will get a free walk T-shirt.

“We’ll have music and more,” she said. “Come out and help raise funds to break the silence surrounding depression and suicide.”

Historic cemetery due designation from state

The Texas Historical Commission has designated the Moss- Ragsdale Cemetery near Rockdale as a Historic Texas Cemetery.

A commemoration ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m. March 31 at the cemetery, 1142 County Road 412B.

Speakers will include Lynn Forney Young, recording secretary of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), her husband, Steve, the landowners and representatives of the Historical Commission.

Representatives of lineage societies will place markers for veterans of 1912, the Texas Revolution and the Civil War.

The public is invited to attend.

MDD board to gather Thursday at City Hall

Issues concerning administration and operations of the Rockdale Municipal Development District’s executive director will be on tap when the MDD board gathers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Tom Manskey began his work on Monday as the MDD’s first-ever executive director.

He will also present his first monthly revenue and expenditure reports to the board.

Thorndale ISD slates Wednesday session

THORNDALE—Trustees in the Thorndale Independent School District were to have met at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Thorndale ISD Board Room.

Trustees will conduct an executive session concerning personnel and administrator contracts.

Greg Zaleski will present an energy conservation plan.

Trustees will also consider an early resignation incentive and will discuss grants, hear reports from administrators and discuss a drawing date for candidates in the May 12 election.

Thorndale council okays annual cookoff

THORNDALE—It was a routine session last Wednesday for the Thorndale City Council which okayed the use of City Park by the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department for its annual cookoff activities this summer.

Also during the meeting, the council approved April as Fair Housing Month,

KCs to host annual law appreciation dinner

Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will host its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Dinner Saturday at the KC Hall.

Mike Korenek, communit y activities chairman, said invitations to law enforcement personnel were distributed last month.

Doors will open at 6 p. m. for social activities and a fried fish dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The KC Hall is located just east of the Rockdale city limits on US 79.


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