Snakes alive! It’s a big Nature Fest
Rattling good time at park
Even the most ardent reptile fans might not have envisioned what species would be passionately defended Saturday in the showcase event of the fourth annual Milam County Nature Fest Saturday at Fair Park.
Fair play for coral snakes! Full Story
For the second time in six months, Rockdale’s Fair Park was the site of a multi-day training session for the Texas Animal Health Commission’s new horseback emergency response training team. Dr. Full Story
‘Team Tammy’ spaghetti lunch set Sunday at noon
Team Tammy has set a spaghetti lunch on Sunday, April 21 to raise funds for Milam County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The lunch, with dine-in or to-go plates available for $7 each, will start at noon until sold out and will be held at Smokin’ Oak BBQ. Desserts will be available for an additional purchase. Full Story
Youth arts, crafts event set for Saturday
I f your youngsters have no plans for this Saturday, they are invited to come and have some fun time at the Gause Baptist Church Family Life Center where they can participate in an arts and crafts day. This will begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude soon after 1 p.m. A noon meal will be served. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.
April 18—Sandi Rackley, Lani Young, Lauren Guthrie Paez.
April 19—Kenneth Haverkamp, Mickie Daniels, Austin Caffey.
April 20—Freddye Debault, Josh Cornelius, Randy Fletcher, Melinda Perez.
April 21—Diana Gabriel, Alan Johnston, John Yoakum. Full Story
Robert Ruth III and Shantel Brooks.
Donald Cottrell and Nikki Cottrell.
Octaviano Salomon Arratia and Veronica Olivarri.
Rodolfo Rodriguez and Manuela Rodriguez. Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Spring is in the air. Our residents are certainly enjoying the fresh air this month.
Last Friday we took a group to Temple to the Senior Olympics. It was a great time for all of us.
We brought home three ribbons and a trophy. Congratulations to all of our participants and our winners. We are already gearing up for next year. Full Story
SE NIOR CITIZENS Menu
No meals served on Fridays.
Monday—Garlic herb chicken, garden mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, hot cinnamon pears, milk.
Tuesday—Beefy potato casserole, orange Mandarin gelatin, cornbread, chocolate browning, garden mix vegetables, milk. Full Story
Relay for Life
Paint the County Purple Friday to aid cancer fight
Paint Milam County Purple will be Friday, April 19 in support of Milam County Relay for Life.
“We ask that everyone dress in purple to support our fight against cancer,” said Kim Jeter, publicist. T-shirts are on sale for $15, sizes youth medium through adult XXXL. Full Story
Time for a little spring planting
Students in Rockdale Intermediate’s iTigers after school program recently planted seeds for campus raised beds and to donate to Community Garden of Hope, sponsored by Rising Star Baptist Church Full Story
Spring cleaning tips for barbecue grills
The weather is heating up and no matter whether you grill yearround or put the grill away for the winter, it’s always a good idea to clean it thoroughly once or twice a year.
Grilling experts offer some helpful advice to get your grill ready for the season.
You will need a sturdy bristle brush, grill cleaner, toothpicks, soap, water and a venturi brush. Full Story
Nature Fest lists photo winners
Winners in the Milam County Nature Fest Photo Contest were announced as follows Saturday at the conclusion of the annual Nature Fest at Fair Park.
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12 AND UNDER
Best of show—Bessie Simpson, Milano, “Oversize Load.” Full Story
Sleeping can help strengthen memories
When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. Full Story
YARD OF THE MONTH—
The home of Wayne and Linda Cotten, 2007 Sager, has been named yard of the month for April by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Making the presentation was club member Joy Reagan (L). Full Story
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