MISD students head back to class Monday

By Kay Lagrone
Reporter correspondent


T he first day of school for the 2012-13 school year is upon us. Classes begin at Milano ISD on Monday, Aug. 27.

The Milano PATCH Club has started collection of the “Box Tops for Education” that gets free money for our schools. If you have any you want to turn in before school starts, contact club president Marie Bakken at 254- 718-0133, m_ or drop them off at The Rockdale Reporter office.

Gause Soccer League for this fall is forming for boys and girls ages 4-13 as of Sept. 1, 2012.

You may register your child or children at the Gause School Cafeteria beginning Aug. 23 from 5-7 p.m., or on Aug. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the same place. Cost is $40 per child for all ages.

This is open for all children from Gause, Cameron, Mumford, Calvert, Milano and Hearne school districts. If you have any questions they can be answered at the time of registering your children, or at the website or Lisa or

You may call the director, Lisa Koenig at 979-324-9851.

Kristi’s Krusaders third annual “Rally for the Walk” Walk MS 2012 has been set for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Nat’s in Milano. The day’s events will include a fivestop motorcycle ride, motorcycle show, barbecue for sale, live and silent auctions, pool tournament, horseshoe tournament and more. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

For more information on the event, contact Kristi Bode, 254- 813-2194, Amber Ditto, 254-214- 3042 or Ray Ditto, 979-279-5634.

The Milano Ex-Students Association reunion and luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Milano Civic Center. A catered meal by The Crossing (Steve and Rebecca Telg and Richard and Jennifer Mueck) will be served at noon and include roast, green beans and potatoes.

It is also the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1962. For more information on the reunion, contact Carolyn Hafley, 512-455-2473 or

Our family lost a great man this week with the passing of my brother-in-law Roy Gene Miller. He passed away Monday at Scott and White Hospital in Temple after a lengthy illness.

He ran Gappy Miller’s Clip Joint in downtown Milano for many years. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in the Liberty Cemetery near Milano.

Our youngest grandchild, Hannah, will start her first year of school on Monday in pre-kindergarten. It’s hard to believe they are all growing up so fast.

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