Dykes named to Iowa Lakes CC Dean’s List

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA—Ashleigh Dykes, of Milano, has been named to the Dean’s List at Iowa Lakes Community College for the Spring 2013 semester.

To make the Dean’s List, students must be full-time students (12 credits or more) who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00) or higher.

Rockdale VFW holding school supplies drive

Rockdale VFW Post 6525 and its Ladies Auxiliar y are now accepting donations for a school supplies drive. Donations can be dropped off at the VFW Post, 978 US Highway 79, or mailed to LA VFW, PO Box 186, Rockdale TX 76567.

The supplies will be distributed on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the post hall.

For more information, contact Auxiliary president Joyce Hurt, 512-426- 8350; Auxiliary secretary/ treasurer Rita Johnson, 254-913-1876; Post commander Rod Roderick, 512-897-9098 or Post quartermaster John Villarreal, 903-497-4003.

Rockdale summer band practice starts Aug. 1st

Rockdale ISD director of bands Adrian Acevedo has announced the schedules for summer band practice that is set to start on Aug. 1.

Those attending should bring instrument, supplies (valve oil, reeds, etc.), music f lip-folder and lyre, ball cap, sunglasses, light- colored clothing, low-top tennis shoes (no sandals), sunscreen and water, Acevedo said.

On Aug. 1-2, freshmen, leadership team, color guard and percussion will meet at the band hall from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

On Aug. 5-9, full band rehearsal will be held from 8:30-11:30 a. m., followed by sectionals for brass and woodwinds from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and sectionals for color guard and percussion from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The group will follow that same schedule the week of Aug. 12-16.

The week of Aug. 19-22, the band will have evening practices from 5-7 p.m.

There will be a parents meeting for band members at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the band hall.

Thorndale cheerleaders offering mini camp

THORNDALE—The Thorndale cheerleaders will hold a Little Bulldog Cheer Camp on July 29-31 at the Thorndale Middle School gym.

Spokesperson Heather Lamia said that the camp’s proceeds are to raise money for Varsity Camp and cheer supplies.

For more information, contact Lamia at hbiehle@thorndale. or 512-898-2912.

RHS cheerleaders set rah-rah mini camp

Rockdale High School varsity cheerleaders will hold their annual Rah- Rah Mini Cheer Camp from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 12-14 at the RHS Gym, according to spokesperson Tina Barcak.

The camp is for Pre-K through sixth graders, cost is $30 per child and will include a T-shirt and pre- game per formance during the upcoming Tiger football season.

Parent performance will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 14.

For more information, contact Barcak at 512-627-0177 or

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