Thorndale grills up more winners
Top finishers listed from VFD cookoff
The best barbecue cooks are close to home.
That was the opinion of judges in the 23rd annual Thorndale VFD Barbecue Cookoff, held Saturday at the city park.
Overall winner was Pit Divided, led by pitmaster Kory Scruggs of Thrall, which is five miles from Thorndale.
And all the runners-up were Thorndale teams.
There were 75 cooking teams. Full Story
Robert and Kay Heger and Richard and Rachel Gerren are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Hannah Christine and Christopher Eric. Full Story
MEADOWBROOK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—
Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1401 Colorado in Rockdale, held its annual Vacation Bible School last week. Pastor Russ Willis said the theme for this year’s VBS was “God Rocks! Starlight Rescue,” based on Philippians 2:15. In attendance for the week were 48 children with 32 adults and youth helpers. Full Story
170 attend 49th Appelt reunion; Brogger re-elected president
HALLETTSVILLE—The 49th Appelt reunion was held June 2 at Appelt’s Hill Hall in Hallettsville. About 170 people were served a prepared lunch of stew and sausage, along with side dishes and desserts brought by members. Full Story
MT. ZION BIBLE SCHOOL—
Mount Zion Baptist Church held its annual Daily Vacation Bible School last week with an attendance of 34, according to Rev. Luther Shelander, pastor and Bible School director. Theme was “Colossal Coaster World “and Bible verse for the week was Second Timothy 1:7. Rev Shelander said the week’s offering at the Bible School went to Children at Heart Ministries. Full Story
Fourth of July parade set
The City of Milano’s annual Fourth of July parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. that day. Entry forms and line up for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with the parade route making its way through the downtown area and ending at the Milano Civic Center/Fire Station. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday America.” Full Story
This is the only Fourth of July parade held in Milam County and is always fun for the entire family. The City always does a great job with the free lunch as well. Be sure to come to our town on July 4 for lots of red, white and blue. Full Story
MVFD MISS FLAME—
Maggie Barnett has been named the 2013- 14 Milano Volunteer Fire Department Miss Flame. MVFD chief Jesse Love (left) and assistant chief Travis Yoakum made the announcement recently. Full Story
Bland named Rotarian-of-Year
Civic organization celebrates ‘diamond’ anniversary here
Awards highlighted the annual Rockdale Rotary Club Fun Night last Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park, and the event also marked the club’s “diamond” (60th-year) anniversary.
Gaye Bland was awarded the club’s top yearly honor: Rotarian of the Year. Full Story
SIGN HAS HELPED—
Crown Garden Club of Rockdale recently placed this sign at its paper recycling bin located at the back of the First Christian Church parking lot. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Friday, June 28—Sandwiches, chips, dessert, coffee, tea.
Monday, July 1—Beef fajitas, pinto beans, tossed salad, diet dressing, flour tortilla, fruit, milk.
Tuesday, July 2—Meatloaf, lima beans, marinated carrots, wheat roll, strawberry cake, milk. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysJune 27—Monica Baxter, KadenJeter, Elein Beery.June 28—Michele Fletcher,Tabitha Martin.June 29—Paul Luckey, ToviaKatz.June 30—Cody Kaufmann, CarolMcElwrath, James Doss, MargaretKubicek, Terrence Taylor, Cindy Wenzel, Briana Bassler. Full Story
Bradley Leediker and Angela Waiser.
Jayce Rasberry and Laci Youree. Full Story
The Thursday Reading Club recently presented its 2013 Bootsie Peebles Memorial Medical Scholarship in the amount of $750 to Hayleigh Beth LaGrone (center) of Milano High School. Full Story
Rockdale Junior High
Sixth Six Weeks All-A
Sixth grade—Stephanie Ceja, Wren Crane, Joshua Davenport, Zachary Davis, Reyna Gonzalez, Doss Hasselbach, Eve King, Nathan Newlin, Stephani Pantaleon, Layne Rash, John Ryker Zinn. Full Story
RJH advances two recordings to state in ATSSB Performance Series
The Association of Texas Small School Band’s (ATSSB) Area Outstanding Performance Series hearings took place June 18 at Orange Grove High School and two selections from a Rockdale band have advanced to state.
“Once again our bands did a great job and are in the company of great bands,” RISD director of bands Adrian Acevedo said. Full Story
SUPER DRINKS, EATS—
Students from the Rockdale iTigers summer program used some super hero entrepreneur skills last week, selling lemonade and brownies at Rockdale’s Veterans Park. Full Story
JUNETEENTH IN ROCKDALE
Rockdale residents observed Juneteenth Saturday afternoon and evening with an outdoor party at Sumuel Park. Top photo, the local group Tru Nation kept things lively. Middle, there were plenty of activities for children of all ages. Full Story
There was lots of fun on June 15 at the annual 4-H Beginners Workshop held at Gause School and hosted by the Gause 4-H and Milam County 4-H Clubs. Full Story
The Rockdale High School FFA Officer team attended the District 1 Leadership Camp in Hearne on June 20-21. The officer team learned new skills and information to improve their chapter. Full Story