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SPE AKER—JoAnn Waters of Franklin, retired educator/administrator of the College Station Independent School District, will be the guest speaker at Gause Schools Alumni meeting in Gause at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Gause Community Center. Waters is also a former educator in the Gause ISD and is president of the Owensville Cemetery Association in Franklin. "All members are urged to be present at this, our first meeting of the fiscal year. Visitors are welcome," said Lillian S. Hill, president. SPE AKER—JoAnn Waters of Franklin, retired educator/administrator of the College Station Independent School District, will be the guest speaker at Gause Schools Alumni meeting in Gause at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Gause Community Center. Waters is also a former educator in the Gause ISD and is president of the Owensville Cemetery Association in Franklin. "All members are urged to be present at this, our first meeting of the fiscal year. Visitors are welcome," said Lillian S. Hill, president. 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.

Milano Opry ahead Saturday at high school

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Milano High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions available.

Guest headliners will be Paula Fleming of Kempner, Way ne Duke of Chandler and Jacob Austin from Anderson.

Also featured are members of the Opry House Band: Lynn Martin, vocals; Billy Barnett, steel; Glenn Schneider, bass; John Clark Towsley, lead guitar; Johnny Towsley, keyboard; Will Fountain, fiddle; and Larry Rochelle, drums.

Rockdale 4-H Club next meeting Oct. 6

Next meeting of the Rockdale 4-H Club will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

The club meets each f irst Tuesday. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-6775 or e-mail rockdale4h@hotmail.com.

Milano VFD sponsors partial estate auction

MILANO—The Milano Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a partial estate sale of the estate of Oleta Wise from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept, 19.

Sale items include bedroom suites, chairs, dining room furniture, dishes, living room furniture, appliances and many smaller pieces, a 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 8N Ford Tractor and two-wheel home-built trailer.

Directions: From Milano take FM 3242, go 6.7 miles to CR 343, turn right and go 2.1 miles (white house on the right).

For more information and directions call Jane Yoakum at (512) 446-5110.

Bushdale Cemetery meeting set Oct. 3

Bushdale Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church Annex, 303 Meadow in Rockdale.

There will be an election of officers to serve for the next two years. Everyone interested in the maintenance of the cemetery is encouraged to attend.

Following the business meeting, a covered dish luncheon will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish.

For more information, call Joy Graham, secretary, 446-5563.

New Salem Club hosts county EEA

New Salem EE A Club met Sept. 3 at the Clubhouse. Marilyn Hicks presided and Florian Skubal led the pledge to the flag and the TEEA prayer and creed.

Members held contract talks with Rotary Club members Rev. Jack Chelf and Lee Jenkins. Kayee Jenkins, a New Salem scholarship winner, spoke on college life and expressed appreciation for her scholarship.

Marilyn Hicks read a thankyou note from the Fire Department Auxiliary. Barbara Walko reported on clubhouse cleaning.

The club hosted the county EEA meeting at 10 a.m. Sept. 12. Members brought canned items for the RCS food pantry. Members also discussed buying a new ice machine and freezer.

Refreshments were ser ved by Florine Skubal and Nettilee Korenek.

Murray Cemetery Assn. to meet on Saturday

Murray Cemetery Association will hold its sixth annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 in the fellowship hall of Peace Lutheran Church, 303 Meadow Drive in Rockdale.

A covered dish luncheon will follow the business meeting. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish. Ice tea, coffee, bread and utensils will be provided.

Persons unable to attend but wishing to send a donation are asked to mail it to Murray Cemetery Association, PO Box 3, Rockdale TX 76567.

All persons having relatives interred in the cemetery or those with an interest in the cemetery are urged to attend the meeting.

For more information call Floyd Brockenbush, president, at 446-6284; John Elbert Fischer, VP, 446-3308; or Shirley McIrvin, secretary, 446-5261.

4-H to host dance Friday for junior-high

Rockdale 4-H is hosting a junior-high "End of Summer" dance from 8 until 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. It will be chaperoned by 4-H leaders and there will be a security guard present. Admission charge is $5. "Parents must come to the door to pick up their children at 10 p.m.," said Susan Dean, publicist.

VFW Auxiliary seeking members

Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday of the month at the VFW post home.

"Anyone interested in learning more about the activities of the Auxiliary are invited to attend," said Barbara Walko, spokesperson.

For more information call Walko at 446-6035.

Sunshine quilters to meet September 24

Sunshine 'n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall, according to Eddie Davidson, publicist.

Program will be "ladies' choice," she said. For more information call 446-6316.

New Al-anon group meeting Thursdays

A new Al-anon group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road.

"Alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon fellowship," a spokesman said.

For more information call 512- 429-0079 or 512/446-3150.

REGULAR MEETINGS 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 (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children bir th-kindergar ten to join us for breakfast, guest speakers, crafts and fellowship. Meetings are held at First Baptist Church in Rockdale from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. each second Wednesday from September through May. Childcare is available for children 5 and under, but space is limited. Contact Sarah Batten at 455-9177 or rockdalemops@gmail. com. For additional information, visit www.rockdalemops.blogspot. com.

Rockdale 4-H Club Rockdale 4-H Club meets a7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-5775 or email rockdale4h@hotmail.com

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 to 5 p.m.

VistaCare volunteers

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


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