Monthly food bank visit ahead Thursday

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold its monthly distribution in Rockdale at 9 a.m. Thursday in the KC Hall parking lot, according to Denise Sifuentes, spokesperson.

“Since the distribution relies totally on volunteer help, volunteers will be needed & greatly appreciated,” she said.

Call Sifuentes at 446- 6475 for further information.

Distributions are held the third Thursday of each month and clients are asked to bring sacks, boxes, or other containers to collect groceries.

Milam Theatre will offer ‘mystery, meal’

CAMERON—Milam Community Theater will kick off its 21st season with a mystery and meal at four shows in April.

Agatha Christie’s one-act mystery “The Patient,” will open with the group’s annual catered dinner theater show Saturday, April 5, at the Williams Event Center.

Reservations are required for the catered show and may be made by calling 254-697-2595. Tickets for the opening-night dinner show are $35 each and the reservation deadline is Thursday, April 3. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7.

The group’s Night On the Town members, just need to call and make the reservation since this special dinner theater is already part of that membership.

MCT will serve a buffet style lasagna meal at all other performances at no extra cost. Dinner will include lasagna, salad, bread and dessert.

Meals will be served for the Sunday, April 6 show at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

General admission is $15, $12 for students.

Call 254-697-2595 in advance of the show you would like to attend to ensure your meal.

A limited number of tickets for these dinner-theater shows will be available at the door.

To reserve a seat or to learn more, call Monica Schiller at 254-697-2595 or email her at

Milano council tables stray animal ordinance

MILANO—City council members in Milano tabled an ordinance on transporting stray animals in the city to area rescue facilities at their regular meeting on Monday.

The item will be discussed again at the council’s April 7 meeting.

In other business, the council canceled the May 10 election; heard an update from the Dilapidated Building Committee and police chief Colin Owen.

GOP conventions set Saturday in Cameron

CAMERON—The 2014 Milam County Republican Party Conventions will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron, (408 South Columbus Ave.

Kyle Deal, spokesman, said precinct conventions will start at 10 a.m., followed by a break for lunch.

The county convention will begin at 1 p.m., he said.

“All individuals who voted in the Republican Primary in Milam County are welcome to attend and participate,” he said. For more information contact Deal at 254-627-9349.

‘Hope Night’ March 29 at Patterson Center

Place of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center will host its third annual Hope Night at 6 p.m. March 29 in the Patterson Civic Center.

The western-themed event includes a beef carving station with fixings, live and silent auctions, prize drawing and country western music.

Tickets are $20 presale. Call 512-446-2220. They will be $23 at the door.

RVFD fund raiser ahead April 5th

The annual Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department fund raiser will be held April 5 at the KC Hall, according to spokesman Mike Korenek.

Korenek said tickets to the annual event which has an $11,000 gift card as first prize, will be first sold to those who purchased them last year.

“There is a waiting list,” he said. “For more information call me at 512-446-6577 or Dwayne David at 512- 446-7328.”

KC Lenten Fish Fry continues Friday

It’s Lent and Knights of Columbus Council 7014 is again hosting a fish fry at the KC Hall each Friday of Lent except Good Friday.

Next one is this Friday, March 21. Hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. and dessert is included.

‘Idea exchange’ ahead Thursday in Cameron

CAMERON—A business “idea exchange” is set for Thursday at the Temple College Education Center in Cameron.

A “setting the stage” event will be held at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and the idea exchange at 11:45.

Sponsors are Temple College, Temple College BCE, Cameron Economic Development and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.

For information contact Ginger Watkins at 254-697- 4979.

Troopers investigate South Milam crashes

No injuries, but moderate to extensive damages, were reported in two highways accidents investigated during the past week on South Milam County highways.

Trooper Ernest Del- Bosque said an 18-wheeler driven by Gerald Gibson, 55, of Franklin and a car operated by 20-year-old Bradley Henry of Abilene were in collision at 9:55 a.m. Monday on US 79 west of Rockdale.

DelBosque said a vehicle driven by Khalil Jaber, 19, of Cameron ran off US 79 near the County Road 354 intersection east of Gause at 9 a.m. Sunday.

City, county maps arrive at Chamber

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce recently received new city and county maps for Rockdale and Milam County, according to Denise Brock, staffer,

“The map is a viable marketing tool for promoting the businesses and activities and allows the members of the chamber to reach out to the citizens of Milam County as well as visitors or people relocating to Rockdale,” she said.

“It also happens to be the most asked for product that the Chamber disburses on a daily basis,” Brock said.

“It is also a fund raiser for the chamber to offset expenses that we incur,” she said.

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