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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. The next step is for Bill to receive a stem cell/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.

Come join “Milam County” for the 4th of July Extravaganza at Rockdale Fair Park on Tuesday, July 4th from 6 pm until 8:30 pm. This event is free to the public. There will be games for the kids sponsored by local businesses and organizations, kids can participate for a $5 wristband.  The Rockdale Chamber will have  concessions with a variety of food & drinks!  The Community Band will be playing patriotic music. Bring your lawn chairs!!! No food or drink allowed in the park!  Wristbands will be sold at the gate.  Firework show will start at dusk!!  This event is sponsored by Rockdale & Cameron Chambers of Commerce.

The city of Milano will be having their annual 4th of July Parade and Hot Dog Lunch on Tuesday July 4th beginning at 10:30 am.  This years theme is “America on Parade”. Line up begins at 10 am at the football field parking lot.  Parade begins at 10:30.  Booths will be available for arts & crafts, antiques, garage sales, etc. in the downtown area.  The 10×10 spaces will be available for rent at $20.00 each. Free hot dog lunch with all the trimmings will be served immediately following the parade inside the Civic Center. For more information and to reserve a booth call Mayor Gage at 254-541-2816.

The VFW Post 6525 will be having a FREE 4th of July Breakfast from 7 am to 10 am. The breakfast will be held at the Rockdale VFW Post 6525.  For more information call 512-429-8026.

The Taylor Community proudly presents Fireworks in the Park on July 4th at dusk. The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere within the park’s vicinity. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show.

The Agri-Life Extension 4-H Summer Water Day Camp will be Wednesday, July 5th at the Youth Exposition Building in Cameron . The camp is for ages 5 thru 18 and is Free. To register, call 254-697-7045.

The  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Milam County will be holding it’s annual Crop Tour on July 7th beginning at the Extension office at 100 East First in Cameron. Registration will be held the morning of the tour from 7 to 7:45 am.  Registration cost is $15.00 including a meal.  Pre-register by calling 254-697-7045.

The 1st Friday Coffee @ the Library will be Friday, July 7th from 8:30am -10:30am. The Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library is located at 135 East Cameron Avenue in Downtown Rockdale.

Milam County Sheriff David Greene and the Milam County Sheriff Department’s Brown Santa Program will be hosting the 7th annual Brown Santa Golf Tournament, Saturday, July 15th. The program was established in 2010, to accept donations and other charitable items to provide Christmas gifts to low income families throughout Milam CouTnty. The tournament will be held at the Cameron Country Club.Cost to play is $50 (but $80 will get you 5 $10 raffle tickets and 2 mulligans). Tee times will be at 8AM and 1PM. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided.  the tournament is also accepting Hole Sponsorships at $100 per hole.  All proceeds and donations will go to the Milam County Brown Santa Program. For more information, call Lt..John Mendoza at 254-627-1270 or email jmendoza@milamcounty.net.

The 2017 Rockdale Open will be July 19-23 at Veterans Memorial Park. Sign up forms are available at the Chamber office and various businesses across town.  Contact Shelly at 512-760-6100 or Sparky at 512-245-2266 for more infromation.

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: August. 21st, 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.

Grace Church, located at 808 W 16th Street in Cameron, would like to invite everyone to their Annual Family Fun Festival on Saturday. October 7th from 9am-5pm. There will be an Arts & Crafts Festival, Activities for the kids, live music, an Auction, Raffle, Crafts, Specialty Items, & Food Booths! If you are interested in renting a 15×15 space (rental fee is only $25) for your crafts, food or specialty item.

The Master Gardeners Rose Sale will be held Saturday, October 14th from 8am -1pm at the Rockdale Chamber. For more information, call the chamber at 512-446-2030.

The Buddy Oney Toy Run is Sunday, October 15th at the Ranch in Rockdale. 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 March 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.

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

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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