‘Twas the nights before Christmas’
David home ‘best overall’ in 2012 season
The home of Frank and Patsy David, 104 Champions Drive, was judged “best overall” in Rockdale’s 2012 Christmas decorations contest.
Judging was Friday night in the annual contest, conducted by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
Winners were listed as follows: Full Story
WORD FROM THE WIFE
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa loves Toffee Cookies
These recipes are not just for the holidays—they’re good all year ‘round, but I always get requests for them at holiday time. You still have time to make them, either or both, because each one takes about 10 minutes to put together and not much longer than that to bake. Full Story
HOLIDAY WARMTH—On Friday, members of the Rockdale High School PALS organization delivered fleece blankets to the residents of Manor Oaks Nursing Home. The kids were able to bring a little holiday cheer to the residents while serving their community. Full Story
Ryan Christmas display wins top prize in Milano
Judging for the annual City of Milano Christmas decorations contest around town was held Saturday and winners were announced Monday night. Taking first place honors was Nellie Ryan, with Roddy Gage taking second place and Maria Gal legos placing third. Full Story
WINNER—Clarice Kocian, daughter of Larry and Cherie Kocian, of Rockdale, won the Achievement Award and was first in western wear recently in the “Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship Full Story
RJH To Roundup
RJH TO RO UNDUP—Rockdale Junior High students recently collected 1,529 pounds, 11 ounces of rice, beans, oatmeal and other food items to donate to Christmas Roundup. Full Story
Oney Run Check
ONEY RUN CHECK—The Buddy Oney Toy Run Committee and Family members of Joel New and Buddy Oney present a check to The Milam County CPS Board Members in the amount of $3,500. Full Story
ENGAGED—Noe and Margaret Hinostroza of Thorndale announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Hinostroza, to Garret Morton, son of Wesley Morton of Thorndale and Terri Bankston of Rockdal Full Story
Oney Run To Roundup
ONEY RUN TO ROUNDUP—Rockdale Christmas Round-Up recently received a trailer full of toys as their part of $3,500 raised in the Buddy Oney Toy Run held Dec. 1. Full Story
Tony and April Vargas of Rockdale announce the arrival of their daughter, Ava Marie Vargas, born Nov. 29, 2012, at St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents are Milton and Isabel Frei and Nestor and Lupe Vargas, all of Rockdale. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.
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December 20—Ryan Blakely, Stephanie Hornby, Brittney Dibble, Alta Raye Caffey, Dolores Sonntag, Cade Kaufmann, Jessie Stewart, Bennie Starr.
December 21—Jim Walton, Hannah Wilson, Luz Almond, Crystal Taylor, Dillon Goodman. Full Story
MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Natividad Zapata Casarez will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Full Story