Baccalaureate service Sunday 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.

Community visioning session slated May 24

The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) will host a facilitated “community visioning” meeting May 24 at the Patterson Civic Center, according to Tom Manskey, executive director.

Manskey said the session will get under way with a finger foods “networking dinner” at 5 p.m., followed by the community visioning session at 5:30, facilitated by Tom Stellman of TIP Strategies.

“Door prizes to be awarded will include multiple gift cards and a 42-inch flat screen television,” Manskey said.

For more information, contact Manskey at 512-633-7248.

Milam Democrats will host candidate forum

The Milam County Democratic Party will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Steel Workers Union Hall in Rockdale.

Richard Stone, county chair, said the format will be organized along the lines of a social event rather than a debate.

For more information, contact Stone at 512-760-5748 or

One injured on Friday in west Milam accident

A 20-year- old Georgetow n woman was flown to Seton Williamson Hospital, Round Rock, Friday afternoon after she was hurt in a one-vehicle rollover.

Trooper David Yarbrough said Mackenzie Mullin left FM 1331, northwest of Thorndale, about 3:32 p.m.

Vehicle damage was termed “extensive.”

Food giveaway slated Thursday at KC Hall

The monthly, free Capital Area Food Bank food distribution is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, just east of Rockdale on US 79.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer assistance, volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated,” coordinator Denise Sifuentes said.

For more information, contact Sifuentes at 446-6475.

Cell phone emergency signup offered online

Milam County residents with cell phones can now sign up online to receive emergency notification via their cell phones.

Susan Reinders of Milam County Homeland Security said registration online is at call.

Registration pages for cities within the county are your cit y’s name)tx.

You can also call, toll-free at 866- 484-3264 to verbally register. “You don’t have to go online or call if you only wish to receive notification at your home number,” Reinders said. “This is already set up.”

GOP group slate final meetings before election

Bill Whitmire, Milam Republican County Chair said Milam County Tea Party Conservatives will hear from local and state candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Milano Civic Center.

“This will be the final chance to hear from the candidates before the May 29 primary,” Whitmire said.

Commissioners okay indigent care policy

Milam County Commissioners Monday approved new indigent health care policies during a Monday regular session.

The new policies will mean new applicant approval procedures, proof of residency within the county for six months, a valid Social Security Number, and new sponsored alien requirements.

Commissioners also heard a report from Dr. Lucille Estell on sign placement for the El Camino Real National Historic Trail. She said $9,000 of the $12,000 needed has been raised.

Tanglewood VFD sets fish fry on Friday

The Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry fund raiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the fire station.

Price for plates, w ith sides included is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

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