ROCKDALE CHRISTIAN SERVICES
RCS food pantry Rockdale Christian Services operates a food pantry at 224 West Cameron Avenue, open from 10 a.m. until noon weekdays. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome, especially one-pound bags of rice, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, canned soups and peanut butter. Full Story
Oak wilt may be headed our way; what can you do?
Forestry service expert will address topic Thursday at Patterson Center
While oak wilt has not been recorded in Milam County yet, it has been found in most surrounding counties. Jim Houser of the Texas Forest Service and State Oak Wilt coordinator, will lead May's community forum to discuss this damaging tree disease at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Patterson Center. Full Story
Live oaks and Red Oaks (pictured) are particularly susceptible to Oak Wilt disease.
Trackers help identify our horny toads
The Texas Horned Lizard We call them "horny toads" and we have a curiously strong attraction to them. So strong, in fact, that the Texas Horned Lizard is the Texas State Reptile. It lives in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Mexico, but it's still "ours. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Turfgrass management program Thursday The Texas Agrilife Extension Office - Milam County will hold a Turfgrass Management Program from 6 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce. There is no charge for this program. Full Story
TWC: 25% of laid off have jobs
$2.3 million in federal funds sought for training, job search after Alcoa closure
Roughly a quarter of those laid off when Alcoa closed its Rockdale Operations have found work, local Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) officials said. Last week, the TWC announced that it has requested a $2.3 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Full Story
Merka, Korenek top grads for 2009
Thomas Merka IV is the valedictorian and Jason Korenek the salutatorian of the 111-member Rockdale High School graduating class of 2009. That announcement was made Thursday at the end of the annual Awards Assembly by Chad Jones, RHS principal. (See page 4B. Full Story
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