Milano council has busy Monday meeting

MILANO—Council members in Milano had a full agenda at their regular meeting on Monday in the town’s civic center.

The council voted unanimously to amend the city’s mobile home ordinance where the age of the mobile/manufactured home that can be moved into the city from 10 years old to five years old. They also changed a typo in the ordinance on the price of the permit fee to $100.

City judge Chip Dunsmoor and police chief Colin Owen approached the council about employing a full time court clerk/ city secretary. Income and expenses will be studied to determine if it is feasible.

The council tabled an amendment to the 2013 budget and zoning plans.

No injuries reported as vehicle hits donkey

No injuries were reported when a vehicle stuck a donkey Friday on US 79 west of Milano, according to Trooper Ernest Del- Bosque.

DelBosque listed the driver as Kristi Hobbs, 36, of Thrall.

Big Blue Band nets $2,105 from mattresses

Rockdale High School’s Big Blue band raised $2,105 from its mattress sale fund-raiser on Saturday, April 26.

Adrian Acevedo, director, said 23 mattresses were sold.

The RHS Band Hall was turned into a mattress showroom for browsers during the day.

“Thanks to the community for support,” he said.

Fire calls listed for week at Rockdale PD

South Milam County volunteer fire departments answered the following calls, dispatched during the past week from the Rockdale Police Department:

• 1:57 p.m. April 30, gas leak reported, 400 block of Green, Rockdale VFD, canceled en route, no gas leak.

• 9:11 p.m. Thursday, grass fire reported off US 77, south of Rockdale, Rockdale VFD, canceled as incident turned out to be an unreported controlled burn.

• 11:18 a.m. Saturday, hay fire, County Road 358, Gause VFD.

• 2:31 p.m. Saturday, truck fire, FM 2095, Milano VFD.

Meet & greet Thursday at Renaissance Villa

Renaissance Villa will hold a meet and greet session with administrator Lillian Hayden and RN Gail Crawford from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 700 Dyer.

Renaissance Villa provides advanced specialized care for geriatrics with Alzheimer’s related dementia, psychiatric behaviors and severe memory disorders requiring skilled nursing.

The 45-bed facility is one of the few free-standing, secured communities in Texas dedicated to care of persons with behavioral diagnoses.

Hors d’ouevres and refreshments will be served.

One music week event remains in Rockdale

Sunday’s musical at the Kay Theater was the major event of National Music week in Rockdale but one event remains.

Piano students of Dixie Whitmore will entertain for residents of Rockdale Residence & Rehabilitation Center at 4 p.m. Friday.

The Matinee Musical Club is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

‘Planning session’ changes date to June

An invitation-only “planning session” for Rockdale leaders, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Little River Health Care at the Patterson Center has changed its date.

That session is now scheduled for 6 p.m. June 16, according to Denise Brock, Chamber office staffer.

The session had initally been scheduled for May 13.

Long-term planning will be discussed.

Next Shriver benefit May 17 at The Ranch

The next benefit for Rockdale Police Ofc. Tommy Shriver, a barbecue sale, is set for 12-noon May 17 at The Ranch.

Shriver has multiple mylenoma, a bone/blood marrow cancer.

Previous benefits have included a roping and bake sale/barbecue sale.

Legion Post selling scholarship tickets

Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 is selling donation tickets for its annual high school graduate scholarship fund, according to spokesman Les Davenport.

He said tickets are $5 each and only 500 will be sold.

Prizes includes a charcoal/ gas 3-burner grill, $100 gift certificate for meat, a wooden picnic table, 20 lbs. of sausage, and a 10-by-10 stand alone awning.

Davenport said to contact any American Legion member or call 512-920-3580 or 512-760-7436 for tickets.

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