Circus raises funds for West relief
Donated items going to ‘ark’ for elephants
Going in, everyone knew some proceeds from Thursday’s Carson & Barnes Circus at Apache Pass, would go to an Oklahoma “ark” foundation for the endangered Asian Elephant. Full Story
Blood drive set Monday at Milano High School
Mi lano High School’s National Honor Society National Junior Honor Society and student council will host a blood drive on Monday, April 29 in the MHS fine arts hall. Times are noon to 5 p.m. and donors can call the high school office (512-455-9333) to sign up or walk-ins are welcome. Full Story
Rockdale was one of the stops for the 13-voice Parental Care Ministry Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa, during the week according to Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor of First Baptist Church. Full Story
Billy and Ann Burlin of Tanglewood and Dee Dee Crockett and Charlie Smith of Crawford announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Burlin, to Bruce Brian Bode, both of Milano. Full Story
Vincent Allen and Samantha Reese.
Allan Miller and Donna Miller.
Valerie Deleon and Juan Deleon.
Jack Marino Jr. and Cynthia Pittman Marino.
Aesha Penny and Mark McBride.
Candice McDaniel and Adrian San Miguel. Full Story
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No meals served on Fridays.
Monday—Meatloaf with gravy, macaroni and cheese, green peas, whole wheat bread, apple, milk.
Tuesday—Baked ham, sweet potatoes with pineapple, seasoned greens, dinner roll, oatmeal cookie, milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysApril 25—Devon Young.April 26—Paula Sides, BradyNelson III, Jack Chelf Jr., StassneyDavis, Margo Gilless.April 27—David Phillips, SamuelAkers, Brady Vance.April 28—Laura Jones, BradyNelson Jr.April 29—Mary Knight, James Full Story
MANOR OAKS NEWS
Manor Oaks would like to send out a special thank you to Rockdale Country Ford and The Rockdale Reporter for featuring us in the Community Spotlight color ad last week.
We really do appreciate all the support. Full Story
Ron Brewer of Summerville, Georgia, (above) and Erin Vestal of Bryan were the special guests at Saturday’s Milano Opry held at Milano High School. Full Story
Know facts before transferring credit cards
When you see five or six credit cards every time you open your wallet, you may consider one of those credit card transfer advertisements you receive on a weekly basis. You know the ads—the ones that offer a zero- or low-interest rate for a period ranging from three months to a year if you transfer your credit card balance to a new card. Full Story
Community thanked for support of successful ‘Spring Happening’
Linwood Acres Garden Club met April 10 at the home of Margo Gilless. Carrie Beth Cantu gave a presentation on “Gardening Solutions from Your Kitchen.” Full Story
Cold, blustery north winds and intermittend rain kept the crowd down at the monthly free surplus food distribution by the Capital Area Food Bank of Austin Thursday at the KC Hall. The free distributions are held at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month with the next one scheduled for May 16. Full Story
The Linwood Acres Garden Club hosted its annual Spring Happening last Wednesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church with a silent, auction, card playing sessions and a salad luncheon. See more, page 5B. Full Story
Dewberry Jam raises $5,000
Alpha Tau Delta sorority’s 14th annual Dewberry Jam 5K fun run and walk drew approximately 250 entrants and was run on a perfect spring morning Saturday.
The 2013 run raised at least $5,000 for park improvements.
That pushes the run’s 14-year total past $83,000.
Rio Reyna of Austin, the 2013 5K champion, repeated his performance, winning in 15:01.0. Full Story