St. Paul blood drive Sunday in Thorndale

THORNDALE¬≠— Scott & White Bloodmobile will return to the campus of St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale on Sunday, (Sept. 9) according to Teresa Ging, spokesperson.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Ging said those donating a pint of blood will receive a blood donor T-shirt, football “squeezie,” coupon for a buffet and drink from Gatti’s Pizza and a chance on two Dallas Cowboys tickets and stadium tour.

“Blood can’t be made artificially, so its up to all of us in the community to help out,” she said.

City tax rate vote delayed to Sept. 13th

Cit y council members in Rockdale will now vote on the proposed new city tax rate during a 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, meeting at City Hall.

A scheduled session last Thursday (Aug. 30) was cancelled.

A 72.01-cent tax rate is proposed, up about five cents from the current rate of 66.9295.

Alcoa retirees to meet Sept. 13 at lake center

Alcoa Retirees will meet Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, spokesman.

“Setup will start at 4 p.m., doors open at 5 and the meal will be served at 6,” he said.

“Those with last names starting A through L are asked to bring dessert. A silent auction will be held.”

Dana Andrews author to appear here Sept. 16

Dr. Ca rl Rol lyson, aut hor of Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, a biography of a major motion picture star who once lived in Rockdale, w ill be at the Patterson Center Sunday, Sept. 16, an event sponsored by Friends of the Library.

In addition to a reception for Dr. Rollyson, the 3 to 5 p.m. event will feature a theatrical reading of a short play Promises to Keep, about Rockdale native G eorge Sessions Per r y, performed by a local theatre group.

The play was written by Dr. Robert Cowser of the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Dr. Rollyson’s book will be on sale. He teaches journalism and writing professions at City University of New York.

Andrews lived in Rockdale as a child, from 1916 to 1918, while his father was pastor of First Baptist Church.

Fire calls listed for South Milam VFDs

Fire calls dispatched from the Rockdale Police Depar tment during the past week were listed as follows:

• 9:56 a.m . Aug. 28, 18-wheeler stuck on railroad tracks in Thorndale, Thorndale VFD.

• 4:11 p.m. Aug. 28, burning smell, 541, South FM 487, Rockdale VFD responded and found no fire or smoke.

• 3:40 p.m. Thursday, Rockdale VFD originally dispatched to assist Cameron VFD for fire call in that city but request was canceled.

• 9:28 p.m. Thursday, smoke smell, 2292 CR 335, Rockdale VFD.

• 1:29 a.m. Thursday, grass fire, CR 356, Rockdale VFD.

Second ‘outdoor expo’ Apache Pass, Sept. 21-22

A Civil War reenactment will highlight the second annual Central Texas Outdoor Expo, set for Sept. 21-22 at Apache Pass.

Activities begin Friday, Sept. 21 with a margarita and salsa taste-off and battle of the bands competition.

In addition to the Civil War reenactment, Saturday, Sept. 22, activities include skeet, 3-D archery, horseshoe and washer tourneys, a barbecue cookoff and a dance with Little Texas.

There will also be a day of exhibits and activities including a petting zoo and Texas Parks & Wildlife and Master Naturalists displays.

Tickets are $5 for ages 2-12, $10 for 13 and over and $15 after 5 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Active duty service personnel are admitted free with service ID.

Rising Star Baptist to dedicate new church

Rising Star Baptist Church will dedicate its new sanctuary, north end of Texas Street, with services Sept 15 and 16.

Saturday, Sept. 15, will begin witha4p.m.ribboncutting,followed by church tours from 5 to 5:45 and a musical at 6.

Sunday, Sept. 16, begins with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and guests Rev. James and Debra Greene (Greater St. Luke AME of Midland) and the morning worship service at 11 a.m.

Church tours follow from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with dedication services at 3. Speaker is Pastor Charles Terry of Greater New Birth Baptist Church of Plano.

Patrol car involved in Tuesday accident

A Rockdale police car was involved in a non-injury accident at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday at West Cameron (US 79) and Austin Street.

Drivers in the incident were listed as Ofc. Brandon Reiser and Tereebia Hernandez of Georgetown.

Flu vaccination clinic Sept. 14th at KC Hall

The Milam Count y Health Department will hold a flu vaccination clinic from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the KC Hall.

The clinic is for all persons wanting an adult flu vaccine dose.

Flu shots are free to Medicare recipients and will be priced at $20 to others, unless covered by insurance, according to the health department.

Fair queen application deadline is Sept. 28th

Friday, September 28, 6 p.m. is the deadline to sign up as a participant in the 2012 Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Pageant.

Neva Caffey, pageant director, said participants must be at least 16 to enter the Oct. 13 pageant.

Participants may use the entry form currently running in The Rockdale Reporter.

Entry form, plus a current photo, must be delivered to Mrs. Caffey after 4 p.m. weekdays.

For additional information, contact Mrs. Caffey at 512-760- 7562.

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