LIONS PROGRAM—Club President Arthur Kelley presented a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club Thursday at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Arthur discussed a car-polishing business he operated in Temple for a number of years. He is shown buffing a sample car panel. LIONS PROGRAM—Club President Arthur Kelley presented a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club Thursday at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Arthur discussed a car-polishing business he operated in Temple for a number of years. He is shown buffing a sample car panel. The Reporter welcomes news from organizations. There is no charge. Submit by e-mail to, fax to 446-5317 or drop items by the newspaper office.

KC’s Lenten fish meals continue each Friday

Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 members are holding their annual Lenten fish fry meals each Friday through March 26 at the KC Hall.

Serving is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until sold out, according to Rodney Barcak, spokesman.

Plates include fried fish, homemade fries, hush puppies, “famous” KC slaw, green beans, tea and dessert. Plates are $8 and available for dine-in or take-out.

Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarship

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at noon Wednesday, March 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in the hospital conference room.

“This will be a brown bag lunch meeting and on the agenda will be upcoming spring events,” Sue Ohlswager, president, said.

“The auxiliary has also announced it will offer a college scholarship next fall to one graduating Rockdale High School student who plans on entering the medical field. Interested students may obtain a scholarship application form from the high school counselor.

Music club hears gospel music program

Matinee Musical Club held its February meeting in the home of Gloria Thrasher w ith Jan Campbell as co-hostess. Sixteen members and three guests were present.

President L eah Thomason welcomed guests introduced by Jo Ann Bradford: Dr. Vanessa Beaumont, Rev. Fred Warren and Mrs. G eorg ie R ichards. Carol Talley was welcomed as the club’s newest member.

A note from Kathy Trevino thanked the club for its donat ion to Texas Federation of Music Clubs memorial fund in memory of her husband Juan Trevino.

The club will present a program at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6 in the Lucy Patterson Library and at 12:15 p.m. at the I&GN Depot/Museum. Donnie Rinn is planning the music for these events.

World Day of Prayer is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, March 5, at First Christian Church.

Next month’s meeting will be at First Baptist Church with the Keyboard Melody Makers playing Junior Festival pieces and the High School Choir singing selections.

Mrs. Bradford introduced her program about the life and music of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Guest soloist Dr. Beaumont, accompanied by Rev. Warren, sang several of Ms. Jackson’s best-known numbers: “I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song,” “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” “Woman at the Well,” “Keep Your Hand on the Plow,” “The Troubles of the World,” and, for an encore, “How Great Thou Art.”

The meet ing closed w it h members singing the NFMC benediction, accompanied by Mary Ray. Refreshments were served by the hostesses. Matinee is a member of the Texas a nd Nat iona l Fe derat ion of Music Clubs.—Dixie Whitmore, reporter

Milano Jamboree coming up Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Country & Gospel Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 in the Milano Civic Center, according to Tena Galbreath, spokesperson. Refreshments will be available.

King’s Men event will benefit MFVD, EMS

MIL A NO—The K ing’s Men gospel group will perform at the Milano Civic Center Friday, March 12 with proceeds to benefit the Milano Volunteer Fire Depar tment, EMS and Civ ic Center.

Advance tickets are: family, $18; adult, $10. Tickets at the door will be $20 for family and $12 for adults.—Tina Galbreath, publicity

Crown gardeners meet at Yount residence

Crown Garden Club met at the home of Yvonne Yount for a salad luncheon for the February meeting. The scholarship application was approved and plans were made for awarding the club’s first scholarship to a Rockdale High School senior enrolling in college to study horticulture or a related field.

Mrs. Yount’s program concerned spring gardening tips and safety rules to follow when doing yard work.

The salad luncheon was enjoyed by 13 members and door prizes were won by Joyce Skinner and Martha Newman.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

KC turkey shoot set Sunday, March 14

Ike Korenek of Rockdale has announced that a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus turkey shoot will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14 in Birch, Texas. For more information call Korenek at 446-4159.

Garden club offers college scholarship

Linwood Acres Garden Club sponsors a scholarship each year to a graduating senior planning to major in horticulture, floriculture, environmental design, or any related field.

Application forms have been placed with counselors of Milano, Rockdale and Thorndale High Schools. Interested seniors should see their counselor and return the completed application form by April 5. Any questions should be directed to Carolyn Calhoun, 3412 CR 334, Rockdale, TX 76567; or call 512-422-8806. —Ann Dyer, publicity

Retired teachers’ next meeting in Gause ISD

GAUSE—The Gause ISD will host the next meeting of the Milam County Retired Teachers Association at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Retirees will be guests for lunch and a short program.

“Retirees are encouraged to attend as this is the first time Gause has had the opportunity to host the RTA,” Carolyn Hafley, secretary, said. “Plans for building a high school in Gause are now being undertaken.”

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will begin a table runner or wall hanger and visitors are welcome.—Eddie Davidson, publicity

Milam Aggie Moms to meet on Monday

Milam County Aggie Moms will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1 in the community room at Citizens National Bank in Rockdale, according to Leslie Davidson, spokesperson.

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.

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.


Relay bake sale planned March 6

Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 6 during the Tejas Book Fest in Rockdale, according to Mar ie Bak ken, communications chair.

The group will begin selling at 8:30 a.m. until sold out or noon at Antique Queens in downtown Rockdale. Proceeds will go to the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event set for April 16 at Tiger Field in Rockdale.


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

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, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Brownies (grades 2-3) Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Juniors (grades 4-5) and Cadettes (grades 6-8 ) Thursdays, 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

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 VF W Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliar y meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at the VF W post home. For more information call Barbara Walko at 446-6035.

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