Calendar

The Milam County Health Department will hold 3 Flu Clinics this month: Tuesday, October 23rd from 11 am -1 pm at the Milano Senior Center, Thursday, October 25th from 9 am – 11 am at Thorndale Senior Center, and Friday, October 26th from 9 am-11 am at the Davilla Senior Center. The vaccine will be given at no cost to those with Medicare Part B, but you must present your card. All others will be charged $30 Cash or Check.

Milano ISD will be having their One Act Play performance Wednesday, October 24th at 7 pm. There will also be a silent auction.

A spaghetti supper benefiting the Granger Lions Club community projects which include eye glasses for needy children, Granger food pantry, and also in support for the Granger 4-H and FFA projects will be held on October 23rd at the SSCM recreation center in Granger. Serving will be 5 pm. to 8 pm. Price is $5.00 which includes a drink.

The deadline to get the application in to receive a ballot by mail is Friday, October 26th. To check your registration status visit VoteTexas.gov. The November General Election is Tuesday, November 6th, Several key races locally and statewide will be on the ballot. Don’t forget to register, your vote counts.

Milam County Cowboy Church hosts their annual Men’s Gathering at 5 pm Saturday, October 27th. Join in for an evening of music, food, and fellowship. Special guest is Jeff Gore, a West Texas musician, author, and actor. Men and boys of all ages are welcome. For info, call 512-630-1607.

There will be a Rummage Sale and Hot Dog sale from 7 am-2 pm on Saturday, October 27th at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Cameron.

The St. Monica`s Catholic Church Religious Education annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 27th from 6 pm-9 pm at Simon George Hall in Cameron. Plates of crispy tacos will be $10 each. Other concessions will also be available. Stay for games, fish pond, country store, a talent show for all ages, vendors, music, and fellowship. For information, call 254-295-6092.

Thorndale Ex-Students Homecoming 2018 will be Saturday, October 27th at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall at North FM 486 in Thorndale. All-day gathering at the Hall with lots of visiting, snacking and browsing our memorabilia beginning at 10:00 a.m. and going until we are through. Catered chicken strip lunch with all the trimmings at 12 noon by Uptown Cafe. Meal tickets are 12 dollars and the deadline to purchase meal tickets is Wednesday, October 24th. If you decide after this deadline, call 512-898-2072.

Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church at 105 E. Decherd in Franklin will host an Octoberfest fundraiser for their church building fund on Saturday, October 27th, from 10 am-1 pm. Homemade Polish sausage will be sold in 5 pound bags for $22. Pre-order by October 20th by calling 979-828-3807.

Roxli Doss, 10 year old grand daughter of James & Denice Doss and daughter of Scott and Gena Doss, was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. This benefit is to help her family with catastrophic medical expenses. The benefit will be from 11 am until 6 pm on Sunday, October 28th at the Rockdale KC Hall. BBQ plates of brisket, sausage, and fixing’s will be sold starting at 11 am. There will also be a rolling silent auction, a live auction, washer tourney, jewelry go-fish, and live music from the Community in Concert Band. If you would like to donate auction items, call 512-429-1443 or 512-446-2111. If you would like to donate food, call 512-760-5590. You can also make monetary donations to the Roxli Doss account at Citizens National Bank. To be an event volunteer, call 512-760-0239 or 512-760-6217.

Holy Ground Baptist Church in Cameron will be having their 15th Church and Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Basilio and Lisa Montez, Sunday, October 28th, at Holy Ground Baptist Church, starting at 3 pm. Guest speaker is Mike Zapata. Fellowship and dinner will follow in the church annex.

There will be a Turkey & Dressing Dinner starting at 11 am Sunday, October 28th at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. To-go plates will be available. Musical entertainment will be provided by Ronnie Steffek on his accordian. Bingo will be held in the hall at 2 pm. This event is sponsored by the KJZT St. Helen`s Society #18.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will host a Trunk or Treat in the Downtown Square in Cameron on Wednesday, October 31st from 6 pm -7 pm. Members may decorate their vehicles trunk or tailgate, load it up with candy to hand out to the children. The chamber asks that you have a sign for your business or organization and have name tags for the individuals handing out candy. All candy must be wrapped and sealed. There will be a Best Decorated Trunk and Best Costume Contest that evening in the square. Categories for Best Costume are: Children 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, and 12 & up; Best Group Costumes 3 or more, and Best Trunk will be awarded a plaque. Members, who would like to participate contact the Chamber of Commerce to sign up at 254-697-4979.

There will be a Workforce Readiness Conference on Friday, November 2nd from 7:30 am-11:30 am at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Registration and breakfast begins at 7 am. Mark your calendar to join business, education, and community leaders to work toward bridging the gap between education and workforce.

The Texas A&M Agri-life Extension Offices of Milam County present the Christmas Cottage and Craft Fair, Friday, November 2nd, from 9 am-1 pm at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. This is an opportunity to shop for holiday gifts and decorations. Doors open at 9 am and lunch will be available at 11 am, with door prizes given away from 12-1 pm. Vendors are needed so if you are a crafter looking for a a place to show your talents call 254-697-7045. Booth space is limited.

The City of Rosebud will be having a free trash dump sponsored by the City of Rosebud Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am-noon at the City Dump Site, located on CR 351. Trash, batteries, appliances, and brush will be accepted. Items not accepted include chemicals, hazardous waste, tires, and roofing materials. For questions, call 254-583-7926.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am-12:30 pm at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale. The cost is $5. Child care is not available. The seminar features video interviews, practical suggestions, and reassurance. Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. For more information call Lisa Todd at 512-567-1956.

Rising Star Baptist Church Fine Arts Ministry presents the Life of Emma Pearl and the Burial of Old Jack Devil on Saturday, November 3rd at 7 pm at the church in Rockdale. Tickets are a $5 donation per person. For information on this faith based play, call 979-716-7996 or 254-654-6054.

The Christian Sisters of Seaton Brethren Church are hosting their annual bake sale and quilt show fundraiser on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am – 2 at the church on TX53 in Seaton. Featured items in the sale will be kolaches, cakes, pies, cookies, bread, jellies, chicken dressing, homemade egg noodles, homemade canned goods and craft items. A re-sale shop will be opened. Sandwiches and home-made soup will be available to purchase for lunch. Quilts will be on display in the sanctuary. A handmade quilt and gift cards from different businesses will be given away for a love donation of $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. The proceeds from the fund-raiser benefit the many projects the Sisters’ support. The sale is open to the public with free admission.

A Beef Stew Supper sponsored by the Milano Alumni/Exes Association will be Friday, November 9th from from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Milano Elementary Cafeteria located on the North end of the Football Field. Beef Stew, Corn Bread, Tea/Coffee and Dessert. Ages 3 to 11 – $4, ages 12 and up $7. This meal will be served on Senior Night! Come celebrate the Class of 2019, enjoy good home cooked food, visit with friends and stay for the last Milano Eagle Football home game of the regular season! All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help fund scholarships for graduating Milano High School Seniors Class of 2019. For more information call 512-429-0335.

The American Legion Edwin Hardy Post 9 annual Veterans Day breakfast will be 6 pm-10 am Sunday, November 11th at the Legion Hut at Ledbetter Park. Plates are $8 for adults and $4 for over 5. Kids under 5 will eat free. Get tickets at CamTex Hardware, Main Printing, or at the door. The Ladies Auxiliary will also host a raffle.

ON GOING EVENTS

$3 Bag Day is the first Friday of the month at Rockdale Heavenly Treasures in Downtown Rockdale.

The Rockdale City Library is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Thursdays from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm.

Al-Anon Support Group “Just For Today Rockdale” Meets Every Tuesday 6 pm to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 East Davilla (corner of Green & Davilla).  For More Information Contact:  Carolyn S. at 512-273-2484.

Rockdale I-S-D is currently hiring bus drivers. Pay starts at $11.50 an hour. Rockdale I-S-D will pay fees for physical, certification and testing for CDL license. FBI background check and drug testing required prior to hire. Contact the Transportation Department at 512-430-6020 for more information.

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 6:30 pm 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 8:30 am-3 pm 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 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7 pm at the Rockdale High School weight room. This is also open to the public and it is free.

Rockdale I-S-D 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 Rockdale I-S-D Central Administration Building, 520 West Davilla during regular office hours. Contact Dyan Shelander at 512-430-6000 or email dshelander@rockdaleisd.net

The Milam County Tax Office Rockdale Substation is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4 pm. The office is closed at 12 noon 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. For more information, call Jimmy Cox at 512-429-0230.

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

Cameron Area Christian Services Thrift Shop is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Cameron Area Christian Services Thrift Shop is located at 300 South Houston in Cameron. Used clothing and many other types of items are for Sale to the Public. Donations of food, funds and other items are accepted during the same hours.

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 pm – 9 pm.

Karaoke from 5 pm to 11:55 pm 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 Baylor 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 877.724.HERO (4376), or visit www.bswblood.com.

Allen AME Church and Worship Center at 216 E. Third Street in Rockdale invites everyone to Wednesday Bible Encounter at 6:30 pm, 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.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church adult class will meet every 2nd Monday at 6 pm. A Youth Survivor class meets every 3rd Monday at 6 pm. And every 4th Monday is a mission meeting. Wednesdays is a Bible Study at 6 pm.

The Salty Community Church has non-denominational services each Sunday at 10 am.

St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron invites all to weekend Masses. On Saturday in English at 6 pm, Sunday at 7 am in Spanish, and 10 am in English. The Church is located at 306 S. Nolan in Cameron.

First United Methodist Church of Cameron welcomes you to their monthly “Free Pancake Supper” on the last Thursday of each monthly from 5:30 pm-7 pm at the Fellowship Hall (behind Rattlers). Everyone is welcome!

AMAZING GRACE THRIFT SHOP on Highway 36 at the caution light in Buckholts is a non-profit organization that has clothes and shoes priced at 50 cents. They also have household items, books, baby items, etc. The group relies on donations to make this a ministry of God’s grace and will use the money for scholarships, school functions, and other community projects that God puts in their hearts. Their hours are every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 am-2 pm and every Friday from 1 pm-6 pm. For more information, please contact Deb at 254-721-0055.

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.

First United Methodist Church of Cameron welcomes you to their monthly “Free Pancake Supper” on the last Thursday of each monthly 5:30 pm-7 pm at the Fellowship Hall (behind Rattlers). Everyone is welcome!

Rosebud Senior Center is open from 9 am to Noon, Monday-Friday. There are games (Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc.) each day. Box meals are served with a one-day notice. If you live in town and need transportation, please call 254-583-4745 and someone will pick you up and return you to your home. For more information, call 254-583-4745 for more information.

Rockdale ISD Phone Numbers

To reach Rockdale ISD staff, call the main numbers listed below and select the extension for the person or department you need to reach.

Those numbers are:
512-430-6000 – Main District Number
512-430-6015 — Technology
512-430-6150 – Athletics Main Number
512-430-6020 — Maintenance/Transportation Main Number
512-430-6012 – Tiger Learning Center
512-430-6030 – Elementary Main Number
512-430-6100 – Junior High Main Number
512-430-6140 – High school Main Number
512-430-6200 – Intermediate Main Number

Extensions are consistent across each campus:
Press 1 for Name Directory
Press 2 for Attendance
Press 3 for Nurse
Press 4 for School Counselor
Press 5 for Registrar
Press 6 for Principal’s Office
Press 7 for Band (HS only)
Press 8 for Athletics (HS only)
Press 9 to replay this message
Press 0 if you need assistance

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