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Mayfest ahead Sunday at Rockdale KC Hall

Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will host its annual Mayfest Sunday in the KC Hall.

A brisket and sausage plate, with all the trimmings, will be sold beginning at 11 a.m.

There will be a classic car display and activities for the entire family, with children’s games, including the “cow train,” homemade kolaches, kettle corn, cake walk, plant walk, silent auction, live auction and a fund raising drawing.

Proceeds from Mayfest go to KC charities, scholarships and building upkeep.

‘Meet the Candidates’ Monday in Thorndale

THORNDALE—The Thorndale A rea Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates session at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chamber building, downtown Thorndale.

Darleen Tucker, Chamber secretary, said local candidates for city council and school board, along with county and state officials, have been invited.

She said the format will include a five-minute candidate speech and there will be a visiting time with candidates.

For more information call Tucker at 512-898-2727 or Brian Morton at 512-658-5378.

Postal carriers food drive ahead May 12th

The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” non-perishable food drive, sponsored by U. S. Postal Service, teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers, is set for Saturday, May 12, in Rockdale and throughout the nation.

Letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes for delivery to the local food pantry.

Since its inception in 1993, the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive has collected over one billion pounds of food.

Examples of non-perishable foods include canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice.

Free crisis intervention workshop May 18-19th

The American Academy of Crisis Counseling will hold a free, two-day workshop May 18 and 19 at the Academy, 103 Mulberry, according to Dr. Dennis Brooks, director.

“Seating is limited to the first 30 people to register,” he said. He said a certificate will be issued for those attending the two-day workshop.

“A 16-hour course, leading to obtaining 12 continuing education units (CEUs), is also offered for $10 and must be submitted with the registration form,” Dr. Brooks said.

Baccalaureate service May 20 at First Baptist

Baccalaureate services for the graduating class of 2012 at Rockdale High School are set for 2 p.m. May 20, at First Baptist Church, according to Rev. Jack Chelf, host pastor.

Speaker will be David Pussman, new pastor at First Presbyterian Church.

“Refreshments will be served in the church’s Family Life Center, following the service,” Rev. Chelf said.

Early voting continues at Milano, Thorndale

Early voting for May 12 city and school elections continues weekdays through Tuesday in Milano and Thorndale.

MILANO—Incumbent John Yakesch, former school board members Kevin Love and Kim Lenz, along with Gary Steinbecker are in a four-person race for two at-large positions.

Incumbent Dewey Steinbecker, who was appointed to the school board to replace Margaret Plentl, is opposed by John Paniagua for that one-year unexpired term.

In a race for a separate unexpired term, incumbent Lynette Taylor is opposed by Danice Hurt.

Early voting is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Tuesday at Milano Elementary School.

The City of Milano election was cancelled with Mayor Billy Barnett and councilman Jerry Hall unopposed for new terms.

THORNDALE—In the Thorndale ISD, incumbents Dave Denny and Ann Glenn and Kevin Kiesling are in a three-person race for two at-large positions.

Early voting in the TISD Administration Building is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 2) and Tuesday (May 8) and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday.

Line flushing ahead May 16th in Rockdale

City of Rockdale crews will flush water lines overnight May 16 in Rockdale, according to City Mgr. Kelvin Knauf.

Knauf said lines will be flushed in both eastern and western sections of town. “Please run your cold water taps until the stream runs clear upon arising the next morning,” he said.

Primary early voting to begin May 14 in county

Early voting for the May 29 Republican and Democratic Primary elections will begin Monday, May 14 at four locations as follows, according to Sherry Mueck, election clerk:

• Milam County Clerk’s Office, 107 West Main, across from the courthouse, Cameron, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14-18 and May 21-25.

• Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, 696 North FM 487, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14-18 and May 21-25.

• Thorndale Recreational Hall, 304 East Moerbe, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-18 and May 21-25.

• Buckholts Community Center, 110 West Main, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-18 and May 21-25.

OMITTED

Third-place overall female 10K finisher Lisa Koenig of Gause was inadvertantly omitted from results of the Dewberry Jam Run in last week’s Reporter.

Koenig clocked in at 44:16 and was the highest local female finisher behind San Antonio and Houston runners.

She is a former Milano High School distance runner.


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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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