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Flu clinics scheduled for Rockdale, Milam County

The Milam County Health Department has scheduled several flu shot clinics in upcoming weeks.

Rockdale’s clinic will be Friday at the KC Hall.

All clinics will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Flu shot clinics are scheduled as follows:

• 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.

Meeting, public hearing planned in Milano

MILANO—City council members in Milano will be busy next week as they have two meetings on their schedule.

The group will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at the Milano Civic Center. On the agenda are a police report, final proposed 2014 city budget, dog/animal ordinance and consider closing part of South 6th Street by the old Bailey Bank Building.

Council members will then meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 back at the civic center for a public hearing. The two agenda items are public comment on annexation of Milano ISD property and adoption of the city budget.

‘Family matters’ session will focus on bullying

“Bullying” will be the topic for the community- wide Fami ly Mat ters ser ies at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church. The public is invited and the event is free. A snack supper and nursery will be provided.

Topics include:

• “How do I recognize bullying behavior?”

• “How do I prevent bullying?”

• “How does bullying impact kids and my family?”

Speaker will be Allen Sanders, RISD community relations director. FMI: Raymon Puente, 512-446- 7064, or the church, 512-446-5853.

RVFD frees driver from wrecked vehicle Friday

Rockdale Volunteer Fi re Department personnel responded to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Friday afternoon and freed the driver from the wreckage.

Trooper J. C. Brooks listed the driver as Stephanie Booker of Rockdale.

He said the crash occurred at 5:13 p.m. on FM 1786 west of Rockdale.

She was flown to Seton Williamson Hospital, Round Rock, by medical helicopter.

Brooks termed vehicle damages as “extensive.”

Fire calls listed for South Milam VFDs

Fire calls dispatched in South Milam County through the Rockdale Police Station during the past week were listed as follows:

• 4:17 p.m. Sept. 15, grass fire, 3886 North FM 487, Rockdale VFD.

• 1:59 p.m. Thursday, out-ofcontrol burn, CR 358, Gause and Milano VFDs.

• 4:55 p.m. Thursday, wood pile on fire, CR 344L, Milano VFD.

• 7:09 a.m. controlled burn, reported as a structure fire, CR 430, Thorndale VFD.

• 5:45 p.m. grass fire, Valhalla Farms, turned out to be controlled burn, Rockdale VFD.

• 5:25 p.m. Sunday, gas leak, 340 West Davilla, Rockdale VFD.

• 12:50 a.m. Sunday, smoke inside residence, CR 306.

MISD trustees approve AgriLife Extension staff

MILANO—Trustees for Milano ISD approved several agenda times at their meeting held Wednesday in the high school library.

According to superintendent Robert Westbrook, board members approved an adjunct faculty agreement with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, senior trip contract and disposing of surplus property.

Student spotlight for the month included Bruce Mayfield and Dakota Steinbecker.

Next LCAP session set Oct. 14 at Three Oaks

The next Luminant Community Advisory Panel (LCAP) meeting is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Three Oaks Mine Of f ice, 7207 West FM 696 between old Lexington Road and FM 619.

Topics include updates on power plants and mines and the annual emissions report.

For information call Bob Wilson at 512- 446- 5700 or John Hughes at 512-947-3857.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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