THE BIGGEST YET
THE BIGGEST YET—Thursday’s Capital Area Food Bank visit to the KC volunteers we had about 10 first-time volunteers assisting,” he said. Hall parking lot was the biggest yet. Full Story
Eight draw terms in 20th District Court
CAMERON—Eight persons were sentenced last week in 20th District Court of Milam County, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Ryan Chad Palmer, 29, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, four-year prison term. Full Story
The Reporter’s city council story last week incorrectly quoted three council visitors as saying 75 percent of the water districts in Texas appoint directors. They actually said 75 percent of the state’s water districts elect directors. Full Story
GOODBYE ROCKDALE—Rockdale is without a Texas Health & Human Services Office after HHS moved out of its suite in the One-Stop Center on Friday. The HHS Cameron office remains open. Full Story
Two treated after US 79 crash
Two men were sent to area hospitals last Wednesday night after a two vehicle crash on US 79 east of Thorndale.
Trooper Erik Gaston said vehicles operated by Oliver Kocher of Palestine and George Shaw of San Antonio were in collision at 9:11 p.m. Full Story
‘Tree of Angels’ ceremony ahead Dec. 12 in Cameron
CAMERON—The Milam County and District Attorney’s Office will sponsor its annual “Tree of Angels” ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Milam County Museum. Full Story
Rockdale Roping & Cutting Club Rodeo Arena
Rockdale Roping & Cutting Club Rodeo Arena is Fair Park’s most used recreational facility with 33 rental days annually. Full Story
First Santa Letter arrives; special section Dec. 20
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.
The Reporter received its first Santa let ter of 2012 this week, from Erika Hale.
Here it is:
My name is Erika Hale. I am 6 years old and in the first grade. Full Story
Rising Star hosts annual service
Rev. Leslie Adams, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon during Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rising Star Church.
Rev. Jack Chelf, interim president of the Rockdale Ministerial Alliance, said an offering taken during the service will be partly donated to Rockdale Christian Service Food Pantry. Full Story
Oney Toy Run set for Dec. 1st
The seventh annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy. 79 in Rockdale, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.
All proceeds and toys from this years run will go to Milam County Needy Children. Proceeds will be split between Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Christmas Roundup, he said. Full Story
MACY PARADE PERFORMERS
MACY PARADE PERFORMERS—These six Milano High School students will take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City on Thursday as part of the Varsity Spirit Cheer team. Full Story
Tips for safe holiday shopping
You know the holiday shopping season is upon us when the leftover Halloween candy is on sale and there’s too much leftover turkey in the fridge. And just as much as the rest of us enjoy pumpkin pie and Black Friday sales, thieves enjoy our unlocked cars, unattended houses, and debit/credit numbers flying around the internet. 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
‘Tuna Christmas’ to be staged at Milano HS on Wednesday
Milano High School’s Theatre Company will present a one-time showing of “A Tuna Christmas” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Curtain will go up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, with students and senior citizens paying just $3 each. There will also be a silent auction. Full Story
Gause annual CIP Christmas program, meal set December 8
School was dismissed on Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holidays and will resume on Monday, Nov 26. I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Our sincere Sympathy to Joe Hobbs and his family at the death of his mother, Margaret Blakely Evans. Funeral services were held in Antlers, Oklahoma on Monday. Full Story
CLEAR SAILING—The annual fall Stash Your Trash Day drew a steady stream of trash-laden Rockdale residents to the Fair Park infield Saturday morning and afternoon. Full Story
WHAT A DIFFERENCE—
Cutting the grass at Fair Park this November for city employees, including Basilio Salazar above, is a world away from November, 2011. That fall came at the end of a record summer of drought and 100-degree heat and left little to mow under the park’s giant oak trees. Full Story
THE LAST RIDE—
Chances are some ‘couch potato’ didn’t have a place to watch Saturday afternoon football in Rockdale. City employee Wayne Hubnik takes this well-used sofa for a final ride during Rockdale’s annual fall Stash Your Trash Day at Fair Park Saturday morning. The collection drew 280 cubic yards of metal and trash. Another Stash Your Trash will be scheduled in spring 2013. Full Story
MANOR OAK NEWS
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.
Manor Oaks will be hosting it’s first annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 29. Full Story
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK—
That’s pretty much what city workers dealt with Saturday morning as Rockdale hosted its annual Stash Your Trash Day at Fair Park. Swimming pools (above), golf clubs, bicycles, appliances, furniture and more bit the dust as Rockdale residences cleaned out their garages, attics, storage buildings and closets. A total of 280 cubic yards of trash and metal were collected. Full Story
Power of attorney 101: the basics
A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that authorizes another person or persons to handle your financial, legal, and in some cases your health matters. This can be a very helpful document if you are unavailable; for example, if you are traveling abroad and have a loan closing to attend. Full Story