Not a drought-breaker, but not bad
2013 second wettest year over decade
If it seemed like every time it started to get unbearably dry in 2013 we had a nice rain, it’s because that’s exac t ly what happened.
Measurable rain fell in 61 days of 2013. That may not be much for the Pacific Northwest or Hawaii’s “big island” but for drought-stricken South Central Texas it wasn’t bad. Full Story
Annual GJH basketball tourney set for next week
Happy new year. Here it is another year and we are all wondering where last year went. It’s gone—keep the good things as memories, learn from our foolish mistakes. I want to make more good memories than foolish mistakes this year. Full Story
HERE WE ARE AGAIN—
One sure sign that we’re in a new year is the annual Cow-Calf Clinic at Milano Livestock Auction. Full Story
Books that shaped work in America
America’s history as a nation of workers has long been seen in published works of all kinds— fiction, nonfiction, plays and poetry. Now, to commemorate its centennial, the U.S. Department of Labor has created a Webbased project: Books that Shaped Work in America (http://dol.gov/ books). Full Story
Milano JH OAP to perform at contest in Temple next week
The Milano Junior High One-Act P lay g roup w ill perform sf “The Diviners” in district competition on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College in Temple. Plays will begin at 2 p.m. Full Story
99 YEARS YOUNG—
Evelyn Hodge (front row, far left) was joined by a host of family and friends to celebrate her 99th birthday Dec. 6 at Rockdale Residence and Rehab Center. Full Story
Taken from community calendars.For additions, call 446-5838.BirthdaysJanuary 9—Jamie Daniels Austin,Hannah Shuffield, Ashton Betchan,Philip Dupree, Marie Gest.January 10—James Jones,Vanessa Eixman, Joseph Vreeland,Gaylen Hromcik.January 11—W.T. Dyer, CesarGonzalez.January 12—Bob Morris. Full Story
Buford Dulin Jr. and Melissa Peck.
Willie Rodriguez and Mileysha Bernard.
Jose Laureano and Gabriela Harley.
Jorge Martinez and Robin Murcia.
James McLain and Cecilia Lopez.
Casey Anderson and Travis Anderson.
Jennifer Price and Steven Gonzales.
Mary Crouch and Ronald Crouch. Full Story
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Monday—Low sodium chickena la king, low sodium rice pilaf, lowsodium green peas, whole wheatbread, hot spiced peaches, milk.Tuesday—Baked ham and navybeans (low sodium), coleslaw, oatmeal cookie, milk.Wednesday—Low sodium beefand cabbage bake, carrots, wholewheat bread, apricots, milk. Full Story
• State Rep. Dr. Marsha Farney,P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768-2910.• State Sen. Dr. CharlesSchwertner, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711-2068.• Governor Rick Perry, StateCapitol, 100 E. 11th St., Austin,TX 78701.• President Barack Obama,1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20500. Full Story
Kayla Kaatz of Jarrell and Allen Faust of Cameron have announced their engagement and plan to marry on March 15, 2014, at Milam County Cowboy Church in Rockdale. Full Story
The home of Dr. John M. III and Jeanie Weed, corner of Sager and Cady was honored twice last month. Not only did the home win the best overall award in the annual Christmas decoration contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, it was also named yard of the month by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Club member Mary Jo Coffield (L) made the presentation to Mrs. Weed. Full Story
It’s so over, dude
Nothing is so over like the holidays during the first week of January. Lots of Christmas trees came down, and outdoor lights and decorations were stored for another year, during the week. Full Story