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Juneteenth celebration June 23 at Sumuel Park

Rockdale’s Juneteenth Community Celebration is set for 4 to 8 p.m. June 23 at Sumuel Park, according to Lisa Benford, spokesperson.

“The entire community is invited to attend the fun and food event,” she said. “All food and refreshments are free.”

Benford asked that those in attendance bring their lawn chair, or camp chair, and “fellowship with your friends and neighbors.”

Music will be provided by Donald Miller of San Antonio.

Sponsors are The Original 12 Civic and Social Club, New Hope Baptist Church, Pecan Street Church of Christ, Rising Star Baptist Church, Springfield Baptist Church, Liberty Tax Service and Lisa’s HOPE Chest of Austin.

Sumuel Park is on the corner of MLK and Fourth.

RISD budget session scheduled for Monday

Rockdale ISD trustees willdiscuss their 2012 budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building, prior to the June school board meeting.

Trustees will present and discuss the budget which will determine the tax rate for 2012-13.

Agenda items for regular session include student fitness scores, 2011-12 budget amendments, teacher salary schedule and merit compensation plan and a settlement with Herff Jones Company for 2010 and 2011 yearbooks.

Board members will also discuss the 2012-13 teacher appraisal calendar and appraisers.

MISD trustees to name lone finalist next week

MILANO—School board members at Milano ISD look to name a lone finalist for the district’s top position early next week, according to the district’s administration office.

Trustees met with consultants from Education Solutions and Services Inc. on June 6 to review applications for superintendent and narrowed a field of over 40 applicants down to six.

Board members held interviews June 9-11. Trustees are set to hold more interviews June 16, 17 and 19.

A lone finalist for the position is to be named at the June 17 or June 19 meeting, according to agendas posted on the school’s website.

The d ist r ic t is look ing to replace Lindy Robinson, who after six years at MISD was hired as superintendent at Rotan ISD in West Texas.

Dr. Letha Hopkins of Education

Solutions and Services is currently serving at MISD interim superintendent.

Milano Fourth of July parade announced

MILANO—The annual Fourth of July parade in Milano begins at 10:30 a.m. that day from the football field parking lot, according to Carolyn Vinton, spokesperson.

She said the parade will end at the Milano Civic Center/Fire Station, where free hot dogs will be served.

Chamber to hold mixer Thursday at Manor Oaks

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership mixer Thursday at Manor Oaks Nursing Center, according to Chamber president Deedra Jacob.

“Come visit and network with fellow business owners and Chamber members,” Jacob said. The mixer will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. and is hosted by Manor Oaks.

Alcoa retirees to meet Thursday at lake center

Rockdale Alcoa Retirees will meet Thursday at the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

“Set-up will be at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 5 and a meal served at 6,” he said.

“Group to bring dessert will be those whose last names begin with the letters M through Z,” he said.

Williams said there will be a silent auction.

Pro wrestling benefit for local cancer patient

HEARNE—PCW and BOW pro wrestling companies present “Country Strong” a pro-wrestling benefit show for cancer patient Dion Czajkowski, on Thursday, June 14 at the Hearne High School Gym. One of the matches w ill feature Vance A rcher of Hearne.

Czajkowski is a 34-year-old mother of three from Milano who was recently diagnosed with cancer and has no health insurance.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7 p.m. and a $5 per person cover charge. Any donations beyond the cover will go to the Czajkowski family.

Contact nevadick@yahoo.com to donate through PayPal.

Free crisis intervention workshop June 22-23

The American Academy of Crisis Counseling will hold a free, two-day workshop June 22 and 23 at the Academy, 103 Mulberry.

Seating is limited to the first 30 people to register. 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.

For more information, call 512- 446-5564 or go to www.aacrisiscounseling.org.

Thorndale VFD sets annual barbecue cookoff

THORNDALE—The 22nd annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department’s barbecue cookoff has been set for June 22-23 at Thorndale City Park.

The Debonairres are the featured band at Friday’s dance that will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. People’s Choice is set to entertain the crowd on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookoff winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd.

Other events include co-ed softball tournament, arts and crafts, along with “42”, horseshoe and washer tournaments.

The TVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s turkey and dressing dinner will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Firemen’s Hall.

For additional information on cookoff weekend events call Tammy at 512-269-3598 (barbecue cookers), Cindy at 512- 760-0669 (arts and crafts) or Michael at 512-228-0249 (softball tournament).


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