THIRTEEN HUNDRED BUCKS—
That’s how much the Rockdale Historical Society’s annual chili luncheon cleared for the I&GN Historical Depot Saturday at Fair Park’s New Salem Clubhouse. The event also featured a silent auction. The society has restored the more than 100-year-old structure for use as a museum. Full Story
A home south of Rockdale received extensive damage in a Thursday night fire, according to Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ward Roddam.
Roddam said the Fred Gerthe family returned to their home, 885 County Road 333, about 8:30 p.m. to find the rear of the structure ablaze. Full Story
Deer cause two crashes
Deer were blamed for both traffic accidents investigated by DPS state troopers in South Milam County during the past week.
Trooper Broderick Sims said a vehicle operated by Floyd Mitchell, 59, of Cameron, was in collision with a deer at 7:25 p.m . Nov. 6 on US 77 north of Minerva.
No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported. Full Story
No injuries were reported in an 8:11 a.m. Friday two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US 79 and the Murphy’s Oil (Walmart) driveway that drew police, an AMR ambulance crew and the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department. Drivers were listed as Leslie Davis of Rockdale, the pickup, and Darush Rahmani of Austin in a Lexus LL. Moderate damages were reported. Full Story
Here are the veterans honored during Monday’s huge Veterans Day ceremony at Tiger Field. Full Story
NHS blood drive Monday
Don’t forget about the blood drive on Monday at Milano High School, sponsored by the MHS National Honor Society and American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. If you would like to donate, go by the school and sign up for a time or get in touch with Coach John Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any question you may have. Full Story
MDD OPEN HOUSE
Thursday was open house day at the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD), which is now occupying the Bit of History building at 114 East Cameron. Boards president Gary Griesbach (R), chats with Tom Manskey, MDD executive director (L), and Bob Burnett. Full Story
Life Line Screening scheduled for November 28 in Rockdale
Residents in the Rockdale area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 28 at 234 San Gabriel in Rockdale. Full Story
Whitmore piano students grade high in hymn festival at UMHB
Piano students of local teacher Dixie Whitmore played recently in a hymn festival at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.
Those who participated were Brian Blanchard, Geritt Davenport, Joshua Davenport, Mattie Fisher, Abigail Olson, Allyson Page, Peyton Shuffield and Mary Unnasch, with each receiving a superior or excellent rating. Full Story
Calvert sets Christmas tour of historic homes, cemetery on Dec. 1-2
CALVERT—Searching for a special holiday experience for friends, family or even yourself? Search no further.
With 46 historic blocks within the City of Calvert, the Calvert Chamber of Commerce is “putting on the ritz and glitz with history” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2. Full Story
Veterans, and their families, were treated to a couple of meals in Rockdale Monday morning and afternoon before the giant Veterans Day rally at Tiger Field. Above, veterans began the day with the traditional breakfast in VFW Post 6525 by post personnel. Full Story
Vaculin earns Navy ‘anchors’
“Anchors Aweigh” was the song of preference as a new class of chief petty officers of the U.S. Navy were pinned in Oklahoma City, OK.
RHS graduate Craig Vaculin was one of 16 officers chosen to receive thei r anchor pins.
The s ele c t class went through six weeks of intensive training and conditioning in preparation for the advancement to chief petty officer. Full Story
Rasco wins fifth, $200 at team roping event
Congratulations to Hayden Rasco who won fifth place and $200 at the Crossfire Production Team Roping in Lufkin this past Saturday. Parents, Melanie and Wesley Rasco accompanied him to Lufkin for the event. Full Story
Rockdale veterans were saluted a number of times Monday at Veterans Day observances in several locations. Here are some veterans doing some saluting of their own at Tiger Field during an observance attended by about 1,750 persons, mostly students. From left, Larry Mott, Larry Blevins, Thomas Grabener and Peter Juarez salute while the national anthem is played by the RHS Big Blue Band. Full Story
Milano Opry to hit stage for last time this year
MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Milano High School for its last show of the year. The group does not do a December show.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 with a $7 admission and 10 years of age and younger are free. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Manor Oaks hosting Christmas Bazaar Nov. 29
Manor Oaks has an Angel Memory Tree in honor of loved ones we have lost. You can purchase an angel for $5 to be hung on the tree. The tree lighting will be on Dec. 6 in honor of our deceased loved ones. Full Story