KC’s Lenten Fish Fry continues this Friday

A Rockdale Lenten tradition, Knights of Columbus Council 7014’s annual “every Friday in Lent” fish fry continues Feb. 22 at the KC Hall. Hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until sold out.

Plates, prices at $8 each, interlude fried fish, homemade fries, hush puppies, slaw, green beans, trimmings, tea and dessert.

Plates are sold dine-in or take out. For more information call 512-983-0034.

Milam AD plans two meetings on Thursday

CAMERON— The Mil am Appraisal District (AD) will hold a public hearing on a 2012 budget, then go into regular session Thursday, according to Chief Appraiser Pat Moraw.

The hearing is set for 12:10 p.m., followed by the monthly session at 12:15. Both are in the Milam AD offices, 120B North Houston Street in Cameron.

Agenda items include a report on the current year work plan, the budget amendment, reports on arbitration and litigation and consideration of canceling the March meeting.

Rotary sets annual lawn fertilizer sales

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.

Rockdale trustees set to discuss new budget

The budget committee of the Rockdale ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Central Administration Building, according to Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent.

Only agenda item is to review and discuss the 2013-2014 school budget.

Commercial shredder available on March 8th

A commercial cross-shredder will be at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce grounds, 1203 West Cameron Avenue, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 for use by the public.

The shredder’s visit to Rockdale is again being co-sponsored as a community service by the Chamber and the Rotary Club.

Use of the shredder is free to individuals. Businesses will pay 16 cents a pound.

Businesses are asked to call the Chamber, 446-2030, if they plan to bring documents for shredding.

Thorndale council okays street closings

THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale, meeting last Wednesday at City Hall, okayed a Chamber of Commerce request to close streets and grant variances for fund-raising events during 2013.

Those event, and dates were listed as follows:

• March 23, motorcycle run.

• April 20, annual Chamber car show.

• Oct 24, circus in Thorndale city park.

Council members tabled until March the discussion of possible changes in the city’s manufactured housing ordinance.

The council also discussed, but took no action on, extending a new fence at the city cemetery.

In other business, the council named Daisy Caffey, John Kincaid and Randa Buchanan as housing authority directors, named Don Culp and Melvin Hirt to the economic development corporation, approved Sherrie Maupin to again manage the city swimming pool and accepted the resignation of Shirley Booker as part-time municipal court clerk.

CAPARO’s next session March 11 near Rockdale

The next session of the Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations (CAPARO) is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 at the Alcoa Lake Training Center.

Facilitator Diane Sheridan said the session will include updates from Alcoa on business, environment and safety matters.

Observers are welcome and reservations are encouraged, Sheridan said.

For information, contact Sheridan at 1-800-484-9212, or

Rockdale residents interested in attending the meeting may contact either John Hughes at 512-947-3191 or Bob Wilson at 512-446-5700.

Thorndale trustees set meeting for Monday

THOR NDALE—A training meeting of the Thorndale ISD board of trustees is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school board room, according to Supt. Dr. Craig Spinn.

Purpose of Monday’s meeting is a training session for trustees with Kevin Terry, representing Education Service Center, Region XIII.

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