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Family Matters to honor veterans on Sunday

The Family Matters organization is sponsoring a Veterans Program at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, according to Raymon Puente.

“We will honor all veterans and their service,” he said.

Puente said all veterans and their families are invited to “come and join us in the special program.”

St. John’s United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Summit and Hillcrest

CAPARO sets meeting Monday at Alcoa Lake

The Community Advisory Panel to Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations (CAPARO) will meet on Monday, Nov. 11, for an update from Alcoa on business, environment, and safety matters and the annual report on emissions.

The 6 to 8:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Alcoa Lake Training Center near Rockdale.

Observers are welcome. Reservations by Thursday, Nov. 7 are encouraged. Contact CAPARO facilitator Diane Sheridan at 800- 484-9212 x 4127 or DBSheridan@ aol.com.

Rockdale residents are also welcome to contact CAP members John Hughes at 512-947-3191 or Bob Wilson at 512-446-5700.

Community outreach dinner set for Nov. 23rd

Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Outreach luncheon is set for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church.

The free Thanksgiving meal, with all the trimmings, will be provided to eat in, take out or will be delivered to ill, shut-ins and families without transportation.

To place a family on the delivery list, call Pam King at 512-543- 5003, Vera Rivers at 512-430- 0398 or Pearlie Mack at 446-6626.

First Christian plans Thanksgiving luncheon

First Christian Church will again host its annual free Thanksgiving luncheon, according to John Elbert Fischer, spokesman.

“ The meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Bell and Scarbrough,” he said.

“Everyone is invited,” Fischer said. “This allows those without the means, or a family, to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with neighbors and friends.”

Fischer said delivery to shut-ins is also available if reservations are called in by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 446-5090.

Annual Thanksgiving service at Forest Grove

Rockdale’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Forest Grove Christian Church.

Rev. Adam Stranznicky of St. John’s United Methodist will deliver the message. Music will be a combined community choir directed by JoAnn Bradford of Rising Star Baptist Church. All persons of all denominations are invited to attend.

Rockdale Ministerial Alliance will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at First Baptist Church.

Milano council looking for dog ordinance input

MILANO—City council members in Milano are looking for input from citizens as they try to put together a dog/animal ordinance for the city. Council members continued to discuss the law at their regular meeting Monday night at the town’s civic center.

Citizens are asked to contact members of the council or mayor to give input.


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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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