Alcoa retirees slate Thursday meeting

Alcoa retirees will meet Thursday in the Alcoa Lake Training Center. Setup is at 4 p.m., doors open at 5, meal after meeting at 6, according to Doug Williams, spokesperson.

He said the dessert group for September is: last names beginning N to Z.”

A silent auction will be featured, Williams said.

MDD, city council okay bond issue for land

In meetings Thursday and Monday, Rockdale Municipal Development District ( MDD) okayed issuance of $330,000 on sales and use tax bonds.

The council must still pass the matter one more time and has the bond approval on the agenda during a 5:30 p.m. Thursday special session.

Bonds would be earmarked for a property purchase if approved by the city council.

Flu shot clinics slated by health department

The Milam County Health Department has scheduled the following f lu shot clinics in upcoming weeks:

(All times are 9 to 11:30 a.m.)

• Friday, Sept. 27, Bea’s Kitchen, Cameron.

• Friday, Oct. 4, Rockdale KC Hall.

• Tuesday, Oct. 8, Milano Civic Center (next to fire department).

• Friday, Oct. 11, Thorndale Senior Citizens Center.

“ The flu vaccine will be given at no cost to people who have Medicare Part B,” Diane Leftwich, spokesperson for the Milam County Health Department, said. “Please bring your Medicare card.”

Cost to all other adults will be $20.

School trustees to meet Monday for tax rate vote

Setting the 2013-14 tax rate will be on tap for Rockdale ISD trustees when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Administration Building.

A tax rate of $1.2534 is proposed, up from the current $1.2384.

Other agenda items include a report on STAAR end of course results, nomination for AD board of directors and appointment of members to the School Health Advisory Committee.

Special needs fun day Sept. 21 at Fair Park

The fifth annual free Special Needs Fun Day is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Fair Park Pavilion, according to Denitra Rideaux, spokesperson.

Activities include clowns, a zoo show, bounce house, ice cream floats, art and crafts, hay rides, food and drinks, games and snow cones,” she said.

For more information, contact Rideaux at 512- 446- 4910 or 512- 626- 6583, Rita Schupp at 254-931-4745 or Teresa Mireles at 512-446-5408.

Presbyterian prayer garden dedication set

First Presbyterian Church will observe its 60th anniversary during its 10:30 a.m. Sunday services by dedicating its new Memorial Prayer Garden.

The Memorial Prayer Garden Dedication, will honor the Founding Committee and the first congregation who together “subscribed to a covenant to walk together as a church and to render all proper support to its program, peace, and purity,” congregation spokesperson Annette Griesbach said.

“The public is invited to join with us as we celebrate our past and look to the future,” she said.

Milano committee still one member short

MILANO—City council members in Milano learned Tuesday night during its regular session that they lack one more member to the Substandard and Dangerous Building and Structures Committee.

The group was told by committee chairman Joe Beaty at the meeting held at the Milano Civic Center that he is still looking for one community member to fill the post.

City officials also held the second reading of an ordinance establishing regulations to prevent sexually oriented businesses within the city limits and continued work on the city’s budget.

One-day closing ahead

Rockdale’s county tax office substation in the One Stop Center will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 18, for employee training, according to Kolette Morgan, tax collector.

Morgan said the substation will reopen for business as usual Thursday morning, Sept. 19.

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