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NEW MEMBER— Alyssa Kubiak-Marburger of Rockdale is the newest member of the Lambda Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was inducted on Dec. 3 at the Mercantile Bistro in Cameron. NEW MEMBER— Alyssa Kubiak-Marburger of Rockdale is the newest member of the Lambda Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was inducted on Dec. 3 at the Mercantile Bistro in Cameron. The Reporter 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 newspaper office.

Band Boosters spaghetti supper Feb. 8 at RJH

Rockdale Band Boosters’ annual spaghetti supper fundraiser will be held Monday, Feb. 8 in the junior-high school commons, Pam Pruett, president, has announced.

Serving will be from 5 until 8 p.m. at the commons. “To-go” plates will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m., she said.

“This supper is our main fundraiser of the year in support of our school band program,” Pruett said. Entertainment will be provided by the Rockdale ISD bands—sixth grade through RHS.

LIONS—Milano Lions Club President Arthur Kelley (L) presents a certificate to fellow Lion Eldon Ball in appreciation for Ball’s program Thursday. Ball spoke on his memories of the Great Depression, likening them to the novel The Grapes of Wrath, and displayed items important to daily life. LIONS—Milano Lions Club President Arthur Kelley (L) presents a certificate to fellow Lion Eldon Ball in appreciation for Ball’s program Thursday. Ball spoke on his memories of the Great Depression, likening them to the novel The Grapes of Wrath, and displayed items important to daily life. Hospital Auxiliary to meet on Monday

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the hospital conference room, Sue Ohlswager, president, has announced.

“On the agenda will be spring activ ities and fund-raising,” she said. “Anyone interested in becoming a member of the auxiliary can pick up an application at the hosital.”

Milano Jamboree set for Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Country & Gospel Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 in the Milano Civic Center. “All musicians and listeners are invited and refreshments will be available,” said Tena Galbreath, publicist.

Milam retired teachers to meet February 2

CA MERON—First meeting in 2010 of the Milam County Retired Teachers Association will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb, at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room in Cameron.

Dr. Charles Schwertner, candidate for state representative, District 20, will speak. Katherine Bedrich will also present a horticulture program.—Carolyn Hafley, RTA secretary.

Linwood Acres club to meet Wednesday

Linwood Acres Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the home of Diane Fishero, 5658 South FM 908. Co-hostesses will be Lorraine Drake and Lucile Estell.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. A program, “Greening of Rockdale,” will be presented by Margo Gilless. Tip of the Month will be given by Laura Gary.

Ma rch Ya rd- of-t he -Mont h judges are Carrie Beth Cantu and Sandy Glaser. Area yards many be nominated by calling the Chamber of Commerce, 446- 2030. Yards are judged on foundation plants, color, maintenance, focal art or pocket gardens.

The garden club’s annual Community Plant Exchange will be held at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Saturday, March

27.—Dr. Ann Dyer, publicity

Rockdale Lions set Pancake/Bacon Supper

Rockdale Noon Lions will hold their 10th annual Pancake & Bacon Supper on Fat Tuesday, February 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the new Rockdale Intermediate Schoool.

The Rising Star Baptist Church choir will provide the entertainment. They will sing solo numbers, then the whole choir will gather to sing at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken and all proceeds will go the the Rising Star Building Fund.

Milam Aggie Moms to meet on Monday

CAMERON—Milam County Aggie Moms will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 200 North Travis Street in Cameron.

Crown Garden Club meets at Skinner home

Crown Garden Club met at the home of hostess Joyce Skinner for the first meeting of 2010. New officers, announced by the nominating committee, are: Evelyn Hirt, president; Judy Matherne, vice-president; Martha Newman, secretary/treasurer; Wanda Edelmon, assistant secretary/ treasurer and phone chair; Peggy Cooke, reporter.

Plans are being made for the club’s first-time scholarship to be given to an RHS senior this year.

The program, “What to do with all those plants in your yard that are either dead or look like they’re dead,” was given by Master Naturalist (and club member) Caro- lyn Burford. She also suggested things to do in the garden in the next three months to prepare for the growing season. Some topics for discussion were plants to be planted now and plants not to be planted until warmer weather and whether or not to fertilize now. Tips were also given for trimming shrubs, trees, perennials and other plants.

Refreshments were served to 12 members. Door prizes were won by Barbara Valek and Jean Haupt. The February meeting will be a salad luncheon.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Red Hat Society invites members

Rockdale’s Ya Yas Chapter of the Red Hat Society is open for new members.

The Societ y is made up of women over age 50 who wear red hats and purple outfits when they get together, according to Louise Mynar.

“If you’d like to spend some time with other women doing fun things such as eating out, shopping, traveling, going to the theater, movies or getting together to play games, you will love the society,” Mynar said.

Interested women should call Judy Sorenson at 446-6979 after 6:30 p.m. or Mynar at 446-2368 for more information. “We will set up a meeting as soon as we see how many are interested,” Mynar said.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church and plan programs for the year. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.

Depot seeks fashions for historical exhibit

Late 1800 and early 1900 clothing and fashions are needed at the I&GN Depot Museum for an exhibit. The clothing would be on loan and displayed at the depot from now until the end of March, according to Mary Phillips, spokesperson.

“Also, if anyone has a mannequin or a dress form that they would loan during this time, or knows of someone that might, we would appreciate that,” Phillips said. “We will be glad to pick up loaned items or meet you at the depot if you would like to bring them.”

All loaned items will be documented and returned after the exhibit ends. Call Phillips, 446- 7118, or Joyce Dalley, 446-5717.

Project Graduation fund-raiser under way

Rockdale High School seniors are selling tickets for $1 each as a fund-raiser for Project Graduation 2010, according to Denise Betchan, spokesperson. Prizes are: 1st, $500 Visa gift card; 2nd, $250 Visa card; 3rd, $100 Visa card.

“Seniors are selling tickets during home basketball games,” Betchan said. The drawing will be held Feb. 12.

Project Graduation 2010 will hold a bake sale on Saturday, April 3, the day before Easter, at Walmart.

Milano VFD sets annual chili supper

MILANO—Milano Volunteer Fire Department will hold its yearly chili supper and silent auction Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Milano Civic Center, Carolyn Vinton announced.

Serving (eat-in or take-out) will begin at 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Prices (including meals, drinks, dessert) are $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. The silent auction will end at 6:30 p.m.

The VFD is selling tickets, $1 each or 6 for $5, on the following: a Henry .22 rifle, Mossburg Model 500 .12 gauge, and Walmart gift cards of $100, $50 and $25. Winners will be drawn the night of the chili supper and you need not be present to win.

4-H Shooting Sports holding fund-raiser

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling chances for two different hunts as a fund-raiser, spokesperson Chris Cooper said.

Prizes include a $3,000 exotic water buffalo hunt, an exotic goat hunt and a $75 Academy gift card. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50. Drawing will be May 15.

For more information, call Cooper at 979-220-5413, Tiny or Susan Dean at 446-2845, or Mark or LeeAnn Smith at 254- 697-4049.

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-kindergar ten to meet 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 September through May. Childcare available for children 5 and under, but space limited. Contact Sarah Batten, 455 -9177 or rockdalemops@gmail.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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