Majority of small town residents read community newspapers
COLUMBIA, MO.—About two-thirds (67%) of residents in small U.S. communities in the United States read local newspapers ranging from one to seven days a week, according to the 2013 Community Newspaper Readership Study conducted by The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on behalf of National Newspaper Association (NNA) in Sept. and Nov. 2013. Full Story
NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS—Yes, lots of
volunteer firemen and an RVFD pumper did converge on Richards Memorial Hospital after an alarm went off there at 11:51 a.m. Friday. But there wasn’t a fire. Volunteers said a sprinkler head burst in the hospital’s west wing, the former Assisted Living Center, and caused some water damage in one of the rooms. Full Story
Building permits total $18,900 for January
Building permits for the City of Rockdale totaled just $18,900 for the month of January, according to numbers released last week by city hall.
That is up in comparison to December where $10,700 in city building permits were issued. Full Story
The Milam County Certified Local Government Committee met recently at the city library. Discussion was over the committee’s historical survey for Milam County which is due to be updated this year. Committee members present included (seated, L-R) Dr. Lucile Estell, Geri Burnett, Joy Graham; standing, Toby Johnson, William Beene, Lisa Benford and Beth Brooks. Full Story
Foster seeking sponsors for area pageant
Kayle Foster, of Milano, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Waco/ Austin pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 23. Foster learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Waco/Austin area. Full Story
Doing business as...
Business filings in the Milam County Courthouse over the past three weeks included the following:
Assumed Names Willie Lee Jones dba The Spot (v. 1,216, p. 834).
Botts Abstract Co. dba Botts Title Co. (v. 1,217, p. 654).
Amy Jost dba Team Anders (v. 1,217, p. 731). Full Story
Concussion recovery varies for everyone
While some people can recover quickly from concussions, others experience problems with concentration, thinking, sleep and headaches for as long as three months or even longer. With proper care from a healthcare professional, those who have suffered concussions can have a smoother recovery, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). Full Story