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Please take time to donate to the GoFundMe page for KRXT’s Bill Gregory in his fight against cancer. Bill has been fighting cancer for several years. After receiving treatments over the last few years, he went thru a remission period. Sadly, he was told the Lymphoma was back and is at a very aggressive stage. Bill recently had a bone marrow transplant. He currently has health insurance but has reached the max coverage and has to pay out of pocket and is on a limited income. https://www.gofundme.com/billgregory

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will hold it’s monthly distribution in Rockdale at 9 am Thursday October 19 in the KC Hall Parking Lot.

Look Good, Feel Better” is a free Baylor Scott & White workshop for women with cancer to help you look and feel more comfortable with changes in your appearance. It is led by licensed cosmetologists who teach in a group setting that provides an environment of support, confidence, courage and community. The workshop is from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on the following third Mondays:  October 16th and December 18th. They will be held in the fourth floor conference room at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, 425 University Blvd., Round Rock TX 78665. You must RSVP. To sign up, call 800-227-2345. For more information on available services and support resources visit www.cancer.org.

Free genealogy lock-in seminar in Rockdale on Friday, October 20th. Milam County Genealogical Society is teaming with Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale, for the second year to present a genealogy lock-in through a live feed with the Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center. The free program will begin at 11am Friday, October 20th in the genealogy section of Patterson library, and will continue until 5pm. Subjects to be covered are: Researching Orphan Train riders from 1854 to 1929; Beginner’s guide to documenting your family history; Discovering local history through a regional depository; My Texans during the Republic; and Connecting your DNA matches. This free program is open to all who wish to learn more about genealogy and the study of ancestors and history. There will be light refreshments provided during the breaks between sessions. For more information, you can call Linda Whorton, 512-760-5790, or email lindamorningdawn@aol.com.

Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled in Temple on Friday, October 20th, from 1-4pm. at the Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center in Temple. No appointment is necessary. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive guidance and consultation at the clinic from a volunteer attorney. Financial guidelines apply for additional free legal representation. Legal issues may include family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. For more information call 713-759-1133.

The Rice Cemetery Association will be having their Anuual Meeting on Saturday October 21 starting at 11 am.  Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs for seating.  Mail Contributions to Rice Cemetery Foundation, Inc. 3965 S. Highway 77, Cameron, TX 76520.  For More Information Call David or Beverly Angell at 254-697-1095 or 254-697-5269.

The Relay for Life Milam County will have their Survivors Dinner on Sunday, October 29th at the Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale. Registration starts at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6pm. There will also be a Halloween costume contest. Register as a survivor at RelayForLife.org/milamcotx or RSVP before October 14th to 512-760-7194.

The Buckholts Fire Department will be hosting a Trunk or Treat at the Buckholts Fire Station. This event will be on Tuesday, October 31st starting at 5:30pm. Costumes are welcome and the community is welcome to participate in the Trunk or Treat. Hot dogs and drinks will be served.

First Presbyterian Church at 1600 Alcoa Ave. in Rockdale will be having a Classic Car and Fall Festival on Saturday November 4th at 9 am until 1 pm.  There will be Games, Bake Sale, Raffle and Door Prizes, Vendor and Food Booths.  Free Admission.  Register your Classic Car at fpcrockdale.com.  Awards will be at 1 pm.

There will be a Ladies Bible Study at Battetown Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 10am-Noon running through October 31st. The subject is “A Woman’s Heart-God’s Dwelling Place”. For information, you can call 254-697-3069.

San Gabriel Christian Church will be hosting its third annual, “CHRISTMAS IN SAN GABRIEL”, from 9am-4pm Saturday, November 4th at the San Gabriel Christian Church Family Life Center. All interested vendors and area churches are invited. Vendors can set up by 7am and the vendor fee is $30 per space.

Relay For Life Of Milam County Hunting for a Cure will be Saturday, November 4th from 3pm-10pm at Thorndale City Park and Pavilion. For information, call 800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/milamcotx

The Cameron American Legion Veterans Day Breakfast will be Friday, November 10th from 6am-10am at the Legion Hut at Ledbetter Park. Adults are $8 and kids are $4. All kids under 5 will be free. Tickets are available at Cam-Tex Hardware, Cameron Cleaners, Main Printing, or at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary will also be hosting a raffle.

The Rockdale Historical Society Chili Dinner will be Saturday, November 11th from 11am – 4pm at the New Salem Building at Fair Park here in Rockdale.

Milam Regional Farmers Market closes out the season with a very special Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Market from 9am-1pm on Wednesday, November 11th. Many vendors will offer Veterans specials and Thanksgiving décor and tasty treats for your family gatherings. The Milam Regional Farmers Market will return in March 2018!

Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will have a Gun Raffle as part of the Rockdale Uncorked Wine Tasting on Wednesday, November 18th. You need not be present to win. Three firearms are up for grabs. Tickets are $20 or six for $100. For more information, you can call the Rockdale Chamber at 512-446-2030.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market is held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays thru November from 9 am to 1 pm, at The Yards of Cameron at 301 Adams. Fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and other baked goodies along with artisans, mushroom logs, crafts, wood working. Also onsite Falls County Recycling will take your recycled plastic, paper, metal and appliances. For more information call 254-697-4970.

Rockdale PAWS is an Organization that socializes, cares for and finds foster homes or forever homes for animals picked up by Rockdale Animal Control. They are looking to pet lovers for help. They need volunteers to feed and take care of the animals. Donations are welcome to pay for food, shots, spaying and neutering and treatment to get them ready for adoption. For more information call 512-799-8502 or visit the Rockdale PAWS Facebook page.

Are you interested in exciting and fun opportunities in law enforcement? The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for young adults ages 14 – 20 to join the Sheriff’s Explorer program. This program acquaints young adults with the field of law enforcement as a future career choice along with life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience. Members will also experience criminal law, patrol procedures, crime scene processing, investigations, search and rescue, property control and team building. If you are interested please contact Lt. Bomer at 512-943-1323 or kbomer@wilco.org Monday -Thursday from 9am – 5pm. A membership fee of $37 is due open applying and is good through December 2018. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will provide the uniform.

The Lexington Cancer Care Ministries will meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at the Lexington Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 221 Third Street in Lexington. For more information, you can call Jen Coleman at 512-367-3677.

The Rockdale Senior Center is in need of Volunteers for Meals on Wheels. The Center needs help for deliveries on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to volunteer, you can call Carolyn at 512-446-2666.

Enrollment is now open for Tiger Learning Center.  The Brand New Tiger Learning Center is dedicated to the growth and development of all children and is equipped to offer quality instruction in a safe, loving and engaging environment.  Space is limited and those who have already pre-enrolled are guaranteed acceptance into the TLC.  For more information, contact Sari McCoy at 512-430-6027 or smccoy@rockdaleisd.net.

Pack Pals a 501c (3) non-profit organization currently serving the children of Rockdale and Milano School Districts is looking for donations. This program provides weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch of breakfast is unavailable on a weekday, weekend or school holiday. Pack Pals is in need of individual serving sizes of foods and monetary donations. If you would like to donate, you can drop of food at Rockdale Signs & Photography. Monetary donations can be mailed to Pack Pals, P.O. Box 766, Rockdale, Texas 76567. If you would like to volunteer, call Jocelyn Lewis at 512-461-6908.

G-E-D classes are available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-3pm at the One Stop Center at 313 North Main in Rockdale. For more information, you can call Barbara Cromwell at 512-446-6440 ext. 7021.

Rockdale iTigers offers iFit twice a week: Mondays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 7pm at the RHS weight room. This is also open to the public and it is free.

Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available for complimentary general admission to school events, sports, etc., for persons who are 60 years of age or older and live within the Rockdale Independent School District. The cards do not have an expiration date and are available in the RISD Central Administration Building, 520 West Davilla during regular office hours.

The Milam County Tax Office Rockdale Substation is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4pm. The office is closed at 12noon for lunch.

Rockdale High School and Junior High School Students have an opportunity to learn the skills to build an Airplane.  Students will be able to work on constructing a plane.  Rockdale Tiger Flight meets each Saturday at 10 am at H.H. Coffield Regional Airport on FM 908 South.

The Coat of Many Colors Thrift Store at 121 East 2nd in Taylor is open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Sheppard’s Heart and Community Ministries also located at 121 East 2nd is open Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3pm and on Saturday from 9am-10am. For more information, you can call 512-352-5553.

Every Thursday and 3rd Saturday of the month, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at the Chriesman Community Center in Chriesman, Texas from 7 p.m.-9p.m.

Karaoke the 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010 in Cameron.

The Milano Jamboree will be held on the last Saturday of each month at 7 pm in the Milano Civic Center in Milano. Everyone is invited to come enjoy some great country and gospel music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Standards Hospice sponsors grief support meetings from 6 pm-7pm every 2nd Thursday at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located on 112 North Travis in Cameron.  For more information call Gary Nichols at 254-284-0045 extension 2013.

The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to respond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more information, contact any firefighter, stop by the fire station, or call 254-697-4702.

The Scott & White Blood Center is in urgent need of type A blood. The donor center is located in room 115 across form the McLane Dining Room. Hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Friday 9 am.-2 pm.  Call 254-724-HERO or 877-724-HERO.

Allen AME Church and Worship Center at 216 E. Third Street in Rockdale invites everyone to Wednesday Bible Encounter at 6:30pm, Sunday Church School at 9:30am, and Sunday Worship Experience at 10:30am. Call 512-446-4124 for more information.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor invites you to worship every Sunday at 9:15 am. The church is located at 401 7th Street in Taylor.

American Legion Riders are looking for Veterans that are motorcycle riders. The chapter will be out of Post 9 in Cameron.  For information, call 254-605-0601.

Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. For class dates, text or call 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10 percent on your vehicle insurance by taking a class.

Standards of Care will be at Bea’s Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

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