Rotary sets annual lawn fertilizer sales for scholarship fund
Rockdale Rotary Club members are launching their annual lawn fertilizer sales which raises funds for the club’s annual awarding of scholarships to deserving Rockdale High School seniors.
The sale, plus a spring golf tournament, are the club’s two main fund-raisers. Last year, the Rotarians awarded $11,000 in scholarships.
Kerry Starnes, sales chair, said the 40-pound bags of the 15-5-10 product remain priced at $13 per bag. The blend is recommended for Rockdale’s sandy soils. “It performs well for St. Augustine, Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, Blue Grass, Carpet, Buffalo and other lawn types,” Starnes said.
Sales will continue through February. Rotarians will deliver the fertilizer to buyers’ homes or businesses about March 1 and 2.
For more information, or to place an order, contact Starnes, 446-5841, or any Rotarian.
Milano ISD selling old Charlie Martin Park
MILANO—Trustees of Milano ISD voted to sell the land formerly known as the Charlie Martin Park during their regular meeting Thursday at the MHS library.
The approximate f ive-acre tract, which sits next to the old elementary school building on East Park Street, was once a park maintained by the City of Milano, but was given back to the school district within the last five years.
In other business, board members called for a board election on May 11 (see story, page 1A) and passed a resolution honoring allstate athletes Stonie Guthrie and Dominique Messer.
Reagan Day dinner scheduled for Feb. 7th
The Republican Women of Milam County will host their annual Reagan Day and Texas Independence Day Celebration on February 7 at the Cameron VFW.
Bill Whitmire, party chair, said the evening begins at 5 p.m. with a mixer, supper at 6 and speakers will begin at 6:30, including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Whitmire said there will be a silent auction and many county officials are expected to attend.
For tickets contact any officer of the Republican Women or Whitmire at 254-482-0354.
Democrats to gather Saturday in Cameron
There will be meetings of the Milam County Democratic Women and the Milam County Democratic Party 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in Cameron, according to Richard Stone, party chair.
“The party meeting is a called Executive Committee meeting and all precinct chairs are encouraged to attend. The women’s group will discuss the 2013 program of work and nominate new officers,” he said.
Though invitations to the meetings are being sent to members and party officials, they are open to anyone in Milam County interested in the Democratic Party, he said.
Meetings will be held at 312 South Houston Ave. in Cameron.
For information on the party meeting, call Stone at 512-760- 5748. For information about the Democratic Women, contact Mary Ridgway at 512-773-1765.
Officer-of-the-Year banquet set Feb. 16th
The Rockdale Police Department Officer of the Year Banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at the KC Hall.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meal, catered by KC’s, to begin at 6:30.
The meal includes ribeye steak, baked potato, salad and desserts. Tickets are $15 per person and can be bought at the police station until February 8.
An award ceremony will be followed by a dance with People’s Choice.
Donations for the silent auction can be taken to the police station or by calling Denice Doss at 512- 760-5623.
Emancipet visit ahead Feb. 7th at S&S Auto
Emancipet, an Austin-based organization which provides lowcost services to owners of dogs and cats, will visit S&S Auto in Rockdale Feb. 7, according to Adam Gardener, spokesman.
Since its first visit to Rockdale in August, Emancipet has performed
145 spay/neuter surgeries.
“That’s a lot of animals that won’t be contributing to existing pet overpopulation and potentially less animals landing at Rockdale’s animal control,” he said.
Due to budget/staffing constraints, Emancipet will no longer be able to offer wellness and vaccine services on a walk-up basis. “Those services are still available, however, in conjunction with surgery appointments,” he said.
RVFD fund-raiser ticket sale to start on Monday
The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled its annual major fund-raiser at the KC Hall and tickets will go on sale Friday, March 1.
Mike Korenek, spokesman for the VFD, said the fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 20.
“As always, we maintain a list of persons who bought tickets for previous fund-raisers and persons on that list will be given an opportunity first to purchase tickets for the 2013 event, starting March 1,” he said.
For more information about purchasing tickets for the April 20 event, contact Korenek at 512-446-6577, or Dwayne David at 512-446-7328.
Black Jack VFD plans chili and cake auction
The Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper and cake auction Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Black Jack Fire Station on FM 908 between Rockdale and Caldwell.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. with the cake auction at 6.
Supper tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 2 to 12.
Call 512-459-0756 for more information.