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Roundup delivery set Thursday by volunteers

Volunteers for Rockdale’s Christmas Roundup will deliver toys and food to almost 1,000 persons on Thursday.

Sacking and sorting at the KC Hall was to have been all day Wednesday for Rockdale’s annual program of Christmas cheer for the needy.

Food and toy donations were made at the hall on Tuesday.

Roundup organizers said volunteers for the delivery, and the massive job of sacking and sorting, are needed and are much appreciated.

South Milam UW seeks recipients for 2013 drive

The United Way of South Milam County is seeking eligible recipients to receive funds in 2013.

Charitable organizations with an IRS 501-3C status are eligible and all organization funds must be distributed in Milam County.

Information must include the organization’s name, address, contact person, contact phone numbers and e-mail and should be sent to the following:

UWSMC Secretary, Funding Request, PO Box 189, Rockdale, TX 76567.

Thorndale Cares plans delivery for Saturday

T HOR N DA L E—T hor nd a le Cares, the annual Christmas cheer drive for the needy in the Thorndale area will deliver on Saturday, according to Susan Sekaquaptewa, spokesperson.

On Friday, Thorndale High School honor students will pack boxes of donated items in the TISD lunchroom.

“Anyone and everyone is welcome to help with either of these activities,” she said.

Brown Santa program will deliver on Friday

Friday is delivery day for the Milam County Sheriff’s Department Brown Santa toy giveaway.

The annual program sponsors toys for children.

Two draw sentences in 20th District Court

Two persons were sentenced in 20th District Court during the past week, as follows, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears:

• Dustin Cody Wheeler, 24, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, after returning from shock probation, 10-year prison term probated eight years.

• Carlos Alberto Perez, 37, Cameron, pleaded “true” to violating probation conditions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fouryear prison term.

Driver injured in Gause area highway accident

A 42-year-old Cameron man was treated at Richards Memorial Hospital last week after a two-vehicle accident on US 79 east of Gause on Dec. 11.

Trooper Donald Delukie said Christopher Bell was taken to RMH after the 10:30 a.m. collision with a vehicle operated by Patricia Kornegay, 42. He said the Bell vehicle sustained moderate damage and there was no damage to the Kornegay SUV.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported in a one-vehicle accident at 8:35 a.m. Thursday on US 79, according to Trooper Broderick Sims.

He said a vehicle driven by Monique Whittaker, 23, of Onalaska, swerved to miss an animal.

City council schedules meeting for Wednesday

The Rockdale City Council was to have met in special session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

Agenda items included establishing a building standards commission and amending the city personnel policy.

RCS gets holiday-time donation from ‘Scrooge’

Rockdale Christian Services Food Pantry has received a $200 donation from “Scrooge,” an anonymous donor who often makes Christmas-time donations to local charities.

Inez Tipp, food pantry coordinator said December donors Grace Lutheran, Harry Butterworth, Rockdale Full Gospel, Pat Watson, Patti Berry, Maria Aboyts, Brookshire Bros., St. John’s United Methodist and Rockdale Aglow combined to donate 1,565 pounds of food.

“We appreciate their generous support,” she said.

Surplus food giveaway changes for Thursday

Due to a scheduling conflict, for one month only Rockdale’s third-Thursday surplus food distribution will change from the KC Hall parking lot to Waymar Plaza (old Walmart).

This month’s distribution will be held on Dec. 20 and the hours will remain 9 to 10 a.m.

Distribution returns to the KC Hall parking lot on Jan. 17.

MCAD offices closing two days for holiday

CAMERON—The Milam County Appraisal District will close Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holidays, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw.

She said the office will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Thorndale council okays senior citizen meal plan

The Thorndale City Council, meeting last Tuesday in regular session, okayed a plan for the town’s senior citizen center to continue providing meals, an agreement worked out by Mayor Billy Simank and County Judge Dave Barkemeyer.

City Secretary Denise Melde said the city and county will provide some funds for the program and meals will be provided by local restaurateur Louis Alvarez.

The Thorndale City Council also met last Wednesday, in regular session, and amended the city’s manufactured home ordinance to reflect the new flat fee of $100, replacing the former rate of 85 cents per square foot.

In other business, the council purchased a diesel Kubota mower for $9,650, adopted a hazard mitigation plan and established new rates for city services.


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