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ORGANIZATIONS

Mes otheliom a The Repo rter welcomes news from organizations. There is no charge. Submit by e-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com, fax to 446-5317 or drop items by the office.

Chamber will sponsor New Year’s Eve dance

Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a New Year’s Eve dance from 6 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the KC Hall on East US 79.

Denice Doss, Chamber president, said a catered meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. provided by Touch of Elegance. The 80’s band “Roman Holiday” will begin playing music at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $125 per couple ($75 for a single) and are good for the catered meal, eight drink coupons, snacks throughout the evening and hats and noise-makers at midnight.

A special hotel package is available for $200 and includes all of the above plus pickup to and from the hotel and a $50 hotel coupon.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 446-2030 or in person at the Chamber office. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.

M.A.R.C. Run meeting set Jan. 2

The ninth annual M.A.R.C. Run has began organizing and will hold a planning meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 at The Ranch in Rockdale, according to spokesperson Charles Starr.

“We will be there discussing things till about 6:30 or 7,” Starr said. Anyone that would like to help plan and organize this year’s run are encouraged to attend. If you want to help but are unable to attend please notify one of the following people so they have a better idea of how many people are going to be able to help get things together this year.

All “Bad to the Bone Riders” need to be there if possible, Starr said. For more info please call Starr (512-760-5537), Neal Ferrell (512-446-2821) or Loy Woolverton (512-446-5712).

RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay University signup under way

It’s time for Relay University and all Relay For Life of Milam Count y commit tee members and team captains should sign up by Friday, Jan. 8, according to communications chair Marie Bakken.

Relay University is a fun-filled day of learning and networking with other Relay For Life volunteers in Central Texas. “You will be provided with very practical and applicable information that you can take back to your community and use to make your Relay For Life event a success,” Bakken said.

Relay U will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jolly ville Road, Austin. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. To register online, to go www.seeuthere. com/AC S/HPRelayUC T0110. For more information, contact Bakken at 446-5838 or e-mail milamcountyrelay@yahoo.com.

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 at noon each first and third Wednesday at the Rockdale VFD fire station, Wilcox at Bell streets.

Historical Society

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

Rockdale 4-H Club

Rockdale 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-5775 or e-mail rockdale4h@hotmail.com

Rockdale Girl Scouts

Rockdale Girl Scouts are holding regular weekly meetings at the Girl Scout House, 412 Murray Street. Kristi Pyeatt, spokesperson, said the meetings are held on the following schedule:

• Daisy (grades K-1)—Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Brownies (grades 2-3)—Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Juniors (grades 4-5) and Cadettes (grades 6-8 )—Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children birth-kindergarten 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.

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.

Al-anon group

Al-anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road. For more information call 512-429-0079 or 446- 3150.

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 Suppor t Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa at 4 p.m. each first Thursday.

VistaCare volunteers

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

VFW Auxiliary

Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at the VFW post home. For more information call Barbara Walko at 446-6035.


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