LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Lion Arthur Kelley (R) presents a certificate of appreciation to Cameron attorney and Lion Craig Brown for a program that Brown presented to the Milano Evening Lions Club on May 21 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Brown spoke on the importance of having an attorney-drafted will. LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Lion Arthur Kelley (R) presents a certificate of appreciation to Cameron attorney and Lion Craig Brown for a program that Brown presented to the Milano Evening Lions Club on May 21 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Brown spoke on the importance of having an attorney-drafted will. News from area clubs and organizations is published free of charge in The Reporter. Send news items to bill@rockdalereporter. com, or fax to 446-5317. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.

Special Needs Network fun day set for June 13

The non-profit Special Needs Network will hold its first annual "Meet and Greet Fun Day" from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Wolf Park and the I&GN Depot/ Museum on North Main Street in downtown Rockdale.

"This is a time for families of children with varied disabilities to have a common center by coming together for food, fun and fellowship," said Denitra Lewis, spokesperson.

For more information contact Lewis at 446-4910 or 512-626- 6583; Rita Schupp, 512-290-0173; or Teresa Mireles, 446-5408.

Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the conference room at the rear entrance to Citizens National Bank in Rockdale. Charles Hubert is in charge of the program.

All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcome, said Linda Whorton, publicist.

Hospital Auxiliary

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's annual cookie sale fund-raiser was a major success, according to Sue Ohlswager, president.

"We would like to thank all of our members and others in the community who made cookies for this fund-raiser held May 8," Ohlswager said, "and, of course, to all the buyers who supported the project."

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine n' Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

The program will be "ladies choice," with members helping others with unfinished projects. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.

Square dancers entertain residents

The Kountry Squares square dancing club from Thorndale danced during the lunch hour at the SPJST retirement home in Taylor on Thursday, May 14.

The entertainment was for the residents of the home. "One of the best parts of square dancing is sharing the fun and fellowship with others," said Jeanne Sparlin, club publicist.

Kountry Squares dance every Thursday night at the VFW Hall in Thorndale and has members from Taylor, Thorndale, Thrall, Elgin, Rockdale and Lexington. For more information contact

Young at Heart to meet Monday

Rockdale Young at Heart Club w ill meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1 in the community room at McCawley Oaks Apartments. Hostesses for the meeting will be Grace Overpeck and Marie Storey.

Young at Heart meets at 6 p.m. each first Monday. Interested persons are invited to bring a salad and participate in an evening of dining, cards and/or dominos. For information call 446-6877.

Horseshoe tourney to benefit CMN June 6

CAMERON—A horseshoe tournament benefiting the Children's Miracle Network has been scheduled, according to organizer Lois Rodgers of Cameron.

The event will take place Saturday, June 6 at Lions Park in Temple (off Hickory Street). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and play will start at 10. Fee is $10 a team and recognition awards will be presented, Rodgers said.

For more information, contact Rodgers at 254-231-1409.


Relay wrap-up party planned for Tuesday

A wrap-up party for the 2009 Relay For Life of Rockdale is set for 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at the Citizens National Bank meeting room in Rockdale, publicity chair Marie Bakken said.

Those at tending w ill hear updates on fund-raising goals, give input on this year's event and help in planning the 2010 Relay.

For more information, contact Bakken at 446-5838 or e-mail

Lifesavers reschedule 2nd softball tourney

Team Lifesavers, the Relay For Life team from Little River Healthcare System, will host its 2nd annual co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, July 18, ac cord ing to K im Jeter, publicist.

The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. at the Rockdale Girls Softball fields. The original date of April 18 was rained out.

ASA rules apply and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Registration is $100 per team with registration deadline Saturday, July 11. For more information, contact Maria Saldana, 512-484-2160 or Chris Flores, 512-791-7734.


Rockdale Rotary Club

Rockdale Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Noon Lions Club

Rockdale Noon Lions Club meets each first and third Wednesday at the Rockdale VFD fire station.

Historical Society

Rockdale Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday at the I&GN Railroad depot museum downtown. All persons with an interest in local history are invited.

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Wednesday at First Baptist Church for breakfast, fellowship, speakers and crafts. Childcare is provided. MOPS is open to any mom with children age birth-kindergarten. FMI call Michelle Barcak, 446-6948, or visit

Downtown Association

Rockdale Downtown Association meets at 5:30 p.m. each first Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron Avenue. For more information, call Chris Dyess, 446-6680.

Kay Theater Foundation

Kay Theater Foundation meets at 5:30 p.m. each third Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron.

Alzheimer's support

Alzheimer's Family Support Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa each first Thursday from 4-5 p.m.

VistaCare volunteers

VistaCare Hospice volunteers meet at 11:30 a.m. each third Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.

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