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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 Cameron Public Library will host a Christmas Open House from 5pm-7pm on Monday, December 11th. Come enjoy holiday music, snacks, and drinks, provided by the Library Ladies and Friends. Children will also be able to make special crafts during the event.

The next meeting of the ALCOA Retirees – Rockdale will be Thursday, December 14th. This will be our Christmas meeting. Set up is a little earlier. Set up starts at 3pm. Volunteers are needed. Doors open at 5pm. A short business meeting begins at 5:45pm. Meal at 6pm.The meeting will be held at the Lake Training Center. No gift exchange. Retirees are asked to bring canned goods.

Thorndale Cares Application Forms can be picked up at the Thorndale City Hall and from Betty Cuba at the Thorndale Elementary School Office.  Deadline for turning in applications is December 15th.  You must submit a new application every year.  Food will be boxed for distribution at the old Thorndale School Gym on December 19.  Delivery will be from 8am until 10am on December 20th.  Monetary Donations can be made at Thorndale Prosperity Bank, receipts are available upon request.  Food and Toy donations  can be dropped off at the Thorndale City Hall.  Volunteers are needed on December 20 from 8 am to 10 am to help deliver meals, meet at the Old School Gym.

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 Monday December 18th. The workshop 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.

The African Children’s Choir will perform at 9am on Sunday, December 24th at Liberty Community Church in Cameron. Admission is free and donations are being accepted. The African Children’s Choir is a non-profit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow. Everyone is invited.

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 annual central Texas cow-calf clinic will be held January 5th at the Milam County Youth Expo Building in Cameron. This program is provided by Texas A&M Argri-life Extension in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Williamson and Falls Counties. Registration is from 7:30am-8:30am with the Presentations starting at 8:30am and concluding at 3pm. 3 CEUs will be given for Pesticide applicators license holders. The cost of the Program is $20 payable at the door. You are asked to RSVP to the Milam County Extension Office for a meal county by January 3rd. The educational program will help producers solve issues facing cattle producers, including the market outlook, forage production and protection, parasite control and technologies, weather forecasting, and Vet demonstrations.

The Blue United Methodist Church invites everyone in the Blue Area to their Monthly Community Night the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:30pm to 8pm. There will be free food, games for all ages, and Fellowship at Blue U-M-C at 4184 FM 696, next one will be January 12th.

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.

The Lexington Cancer Care Ministries will meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday 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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