Jobless number up across the state
Milam County sees full percentage point jump in unemployment
Milam County, along with all of its surrounding areas and the state of Texas saw a jump in jobless numbers for last month. The county’s unemployment rate increased to 9.0 percent, according to number released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) last week. It was the second month in a row the number has jumped, as it went from 7.5 to 7.9 percent from April to May of this year. Full Story
Lumpkin completes Farmers University career course
Cynthia Lumpkin, Farmers Insurance agent in Rockdale, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan was officially dedicated in September 2011, while the training facility located in Agoura Hills, California, was dedicated in November 2006. Full Story
‘Make the most of what we are doing today’
“D on’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson Full Story
NEW MANAGEMENT—The Oak Club, a Milam County landmark for From left, Jerry Jerman, Cindy Jerman, Debra Jackson, Anna Duncum, more than a half-century has new owners, Ralph and Tresha Kohutek, Wi Full Story
MEADOWBROOK BIBLE SCHOOL
MEADOWBRO K BIBLE SCHOOL —Meadowbrook Baptist Church’s 80 children, youth, and adults who attended the four days of Bible annual Vacation Bible School was held July 15-18 in the evenings. Full Story
Sales tax holiday set Aug. 17-19
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.
This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-19. Full Story
Doing business as....
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past week included the following: Assumed Names
Brenda L. Rekieta dba Brenda’s Creative Change (v. 1,176, p. 518). Full Story