‘Q-U-test’ wedding of the season
I t was quite a quality event, perhaps a little quirky, Friday when Rockdale Elementary hosted its annual “Wedding of Mr. Q and Miss U” in the elementary gym.
Purpose of the quaint and quick ceremony, conducted by pre-Kindergarten students, was actually educational. Full Story
RISING STAR DONATION—
Rockdale Noon Lions Club recently donated $200 to Rising Star Community Garden project. Accepting the donation were Jo Ann and James Bradford (center). The community garden is always looking for volunteers on their work days. Watch The Reporter for next scheduled day under Church News. Full Story
St. Paul students medal at state academic meet
THORNDALE—Five students from St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale won medals at the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) state academic meet on May 3 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Full Story
Milano Opry to celebrate five years at Saturday show
The Milano Opry will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, May 17 at the Milano High School cafetorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The groups will have hamburgers, barbecue sandwiches and homemade pies for sale, among other concessions. Full Story
Smith oldest mother, Kornegay oldest father at annual Gause homecoming
The annual Gause Cemetery Association Mothers Day Homecoming was well attended Sunday. Speaking as a member of the board we certainly were glad to see everyone and that you were able to attend. As always there were some who were not able to attend this year, we missed you and we hope to see you next year. Full Story
Library’s summer reading program starts June 10
“Fizz, Boom, Read!” Be a part of the 2014 Texas Reading Club at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. The program will begin June 10 on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., library director Melanie Todd announced. Full Story
May 15—Joyce Cryer, BillAvrett.May 16—Cindy Malone,Madeline Beitel, Charlie McGregor, Peggy Meaker.May 17—Brenda Jones,Carolyn Taylor, Kim Jeter,Delores Lightsey.May 18—Charles Eichinger,Billy Headrick.May 19—Erin Daniels.May 20—Kassie Roddam.May 21—Kassidy Eubanks,Louis Weise. Full Story
Marriage LicensesEdward Avalos Jr. and Marissa VargasDivorces GrantedRobkin Lingan and LeannaLingan.Anna Contreras and SanEstaban Contreras.Dragica (Dorothy) Mastanand Frederick Mastan.Kelli Pelzel and Thomas Pelzel. Full Story
Karen Harton and Jeffrey Harton of Bradenton, Florida, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Harton of Bradenton, Florida, to Chris Lightsey, son of Steve and Janie Lightsey of Fairfield and grandson of Betty Backhaus, the late Alton Backhaus and the late Inez Lightsey, all of Rockdale. Full Story
SENIOR CITIZENS MENU
Monday— Pork chop, fluffy rice, mixed vegetables, roll, cherry gelatin, milk.
Tuesday—Taco salad, garlic bread stick, French dressing, melon cubes, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.
Wednesday— Barbecue chicken breast, potato salad, pinto beans, tangy coleslaw, onion, pickle slice, seasonal fruit, milk. Full Story
Matthew and Molly Sanders of College Station announce the birth of Luke Matthew Sanders on May 4, 2014, at Scott & White Hospital in College Station. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Allen and Shelly Sanders of Rockdale, Dannette McIntyre and Don McIntyre, both of Waco. He is also welcomed by an uncle, Joe Sanders of Wichita Falls. Full Story
Milano and Thorndale High Schools One-Act Plays advanced all the way to area competiton this spring. Full Story
Milam sends two to ‘silver’ group
AUSTIN—Sixty elected representatives from across Texas including Milano residents Ted Hubert and Jamie Larson, met in Austin recently as membership of the 15th Texas Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) convened their five day legislative session.
Focus of the meeting was to review approximately 100 resolutions written by SHL members. Full Story
Hunter’s Chase Senior Apartments, 1501 East Belton, is leading up to its grand opening celebration May 30-31 by offering free ice cream socials and tours from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday in May. Full Story
YARD OF THE MONTH—
The home of Thomas and Barbara Hormuth, 2001 Yokley, has been named yard of the month for May by the Linwood Acres Garden Club. Full Story
Dell Diamond of a prize
Rockdale Intermediate School students recently enjoyed a day at the ball park as a reward for doing an outstanding job in math. Students have been working hard all semester studying for weekly math fact tests. Each time a student made a 100 on their test, they got to put their name in a drawing for tickets to a Round Rock Express game. Full Story
Values down in first look at county revenue
A s I commented last week, generating revenue is an ongoing issue, especially here in Milam County.
Not all Texas counties are faced with this problem. Many of them are currently blessed with growing revenue streams due to increases in sales and ad valorem tax revenue caused by the booming oil and gas industry. Full Story