Doing God’s work...even through the storms
Frei Ministries, Ati people survive epic Typhoon Haiyan
I magine being thousands of miles from where you grew up, on the other side of the world perhaps, awaiting the strongest typhoon ever to hit your new home country, your spouse and three small children, along with the orphans who are staying in your home instead of sleeping outside on a table where they usually sleep. Full Story
Members of First Christian Church held their annual free luncheon Thanksgiving Day, serving 130 persons. Plates were available to eat-in at the church fellowship hall, or for delivery. Volunteers assisting with the effort included: (L-R) Thomas Shelton, Karinn Taylor, John Elbert Fischer, Joyce Hurt, Scott Fischer, Debbie Fischer, Linda Crane, Destiny Bluford, Marilyn Cates and Rev. Full Story
The winner of the Denio’s free La-Z-Boy give-away during their 30th birthday Sell-A-Bration was Carolyn Dorner (right) of Cameron. She is pictured here with Darci Denio. Full Story
CIP program, meal ahead Saturday
Remember the Community Improvement Program annual Christmas program and luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7at the Gause Community Center. Hope you can attend.
Then the next Saturday, Dec. 14, the community is invited to hear the Rockdale First Baptist Church choir perform their Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. in the Gause Baptist Church sanctuary. Full Story
Ashli and Travis Tinnin of Katy announce the birth of their twins on Nov. 29, 2013, at Methodist Houston West Hospital in Katy. Their son, Robert Thurgood Tinnin, was born at 6:32 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Their daughter, Tallulah James Tinnin, was born at 6:46 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 18½ inches. Full Story
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Monday—Chicken cordon bleu, low-sodium rice pilaf, low-sodium green peas, whole wheat bread, hot spiced peaches, milk.
Tuesday—Barbecue beef, spicy pinto beans, coleslaw, oatmeal cookie, milk.
Wednesday—Low-sodium beef and cabbage bake, green beans, whole wheat bread, apricots, milk. Full Story
Chansey Lewis and Janet Parsley.
Jose Alonso and Maria Rivera Camacho.
Michael Hoyt and Tracy Hoyt. Full Story
Holiday entertaining — a dozen ways to keep calm, carry on
Whether you’re a seasoned cook and veteran at throwing parties, or new to the art of entertaining, hosting family and friends can provoke a condition that has been coined, “kitchen performance anxiety.” Full Story
Protect your pets with vaccinations
Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination can be quite controversial, making it a hot topic in veterinary medicine today. Full Story
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• American Cancer Society, Gaye Bland, memorial chair, 963 N. FM 908, Rockdale TX 76567.
• American Heart Association Processing Center, PO Box 8411125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.
• Black Jack VFD, Jesse A. Smith, president, 11191 FM 908, Rockdale, TX 76567. Full Story
Annual Christmas parade, meal set downtown Saturday
This Saturday is the annual Milano Christmas parade. Start time is 10:30 a.m. Following the parade, the free community Christmas meal will be served at the Civic Center.
The parade will form in the MHS football field parking lot around 9:30 a.m. where entry forms will be available. The parade route will travel from the parking lot to downtown, ending at the Milano Civic Center. Full Story