REAL PALS—Rockdale High School’s PAL organization presents check for $600 to the Rockdale Historical Society, having raised the funds at the recent Miss RHS Globe pageant. From left are Karen Muston, PAL sponsor who is making the presentation to Charlie Watson, historical society vice-president; Pat Watson, a judge at the pageant and society volunteer; and Joyce Dalley, society president. REAL PALS—Rockdale High School’s PAL organization presents check for $600 to the Rockdale Historical Society, having raised the funds at the recent Miss RHS Globe pageant. From left are Karen Muston, PAL sponsor who is making the presentation to Charlie Watson, historical society vice-president; Pat Watson, a judge at the pageant and society volunteer; and Joyce Dalley, society president. 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.

Alcoa retirees will meet on Thursday

Alcoa Retirees will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the KC Hall for a fish dinner. Annual dues of $10 will be collected. Retirees with last names starting A through L should bring a dessert. No gifts at this meeting.— Lanell Spence, spokesperson.

Kountry Squares to celebrate ‘10th’

THORNDALE—Thorndale Kountry Squares (square dance club) will hold their 10th anniversary party on Thursday, March 25 at the Thorndale VFW Hall. Events include a 6 p.m. pot-luck supper followed by a graduation ceremony at 7:30.

Anyone interested in watching a square dance demonstration is welcome, said Jeanne Sparlin, publicist.

Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarship

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will offer a college scholarship next fall to one graduating RHS student who plans on entering the medical field. Students may obtain a scholarship application from their high school counselor, according to Sue Ohlswager, Auxiliary president.

Community plant exchange March 27

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s spring community plant exchange will be held Saturday morning, March 27 on the parking lot of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. A variety of cuttings, seedlings and plants will be available free.

Area citizens are encouraged to bring a plant to share and pick up a new one for their spring gardens. For more information, call Lorraine Drake, 446-2933. —Dr. Ann Dyer, publicity

Locklin Cemetery Assn. meeting set March 20

THORNDALE—The Locklin Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20 in the Thorndale Senior Citizens Center. 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.

Kingsmen event Friday to benefit Senior Center

MILANO—The Kingsmen gospel group will perform at the Milano Civic Center Friday, March 12 with proceeds to benefi t the Milano Senior Citizens. Advance tickets are: family, $18; adult, $10. Tickets at the door will be $20 family and $12 adults.— Dorma Shafer, publicity

KC turkey shoot set Sunday in Birch

Ike Korenek of Rockdale has announced that a Fourth Degree K nights of Columbus turkey shoot will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in Birch. For more information call Korenek, 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. Seniors should see their counselor and return the completed application form by April 5. Direct questions to Carolyn Calhoun, 3412 CR 334, Rockdale TX 76567; or call 512-422-8806. —Dr. Ann Dyer, publicity

Thorndale cheerleaders fund-raiser set March 28

THORNDALE—High school varsity cheerleaders will hold a meal and silent auction fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28 in Fireman’s Hall.

Donations are needed for auction items, according to Jeni Anders, publicist. “Monetary donations will also be accepted,” she said. Proceeds will help offset the cost of uniforms, camp, and other expenses.

Milam RTA holds meeting at Gause

Gause ISD was host Thursday to 19 members of the Milam County Retired Teachers Association for a luncheon, program and tour. Supt. Perry Bell gave the welcome and students from Pre-K through second grade entertained.

Supt. Bell showed a video of Gause teachers in-service training at the Texas Speedway Race Track, College Station. Teachers worked in teams at pit stops and rode with the drivers. The school now has a racing theme with flags in the cafeteria and students know to keep to the right in the halls, just like on the highway.

Bell led the teachers through the school and gymnasium, introducing teachers and staff. He explained how and where additional classrooms and facilities can be added. A new high school is planned.

Betty Headrick presented the list of officers nominated for 2010 –2012: President, Jamie Larson; first VP, Carolyn Hafley; second VP, Jackie Thornton; treasurer, Sandra O’Donnell; secretaries, Laurene Shumaker and Bramlet Younts; historian, Wilma Owens. Officers will be voted on in April with installation in May.

Next meeting will be April 1 at Rockdale General Store. Joel Wright, executive director of the Stillwell Retirement Residence, Waco, will speak.—Carolyn Hafley, secretary

4-H Shooting Sports holding fund-raiser

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling tickets for two hunts as a fundraiser. Prizes include a $3,000 exotic water buffalo hunt, an exotic goat hunt and a $75 Academy gift card. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Drawing will be May 15.

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

China Paint Club sets bake sale in Cameron

CAMERON—China Paint Club will hold a bake sale near the Cameron post office Thursday, April 1. Items will be offered on china plates hand-painted by members.—Inez Sladek, reporter

Sons of Hermann to meet March 23

The meeting of the Sons of Hermann Cameron/Rockdale Lodge 140-2, originally set March 16, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Bea’s Kitchen, 101 E. Main St. in Cameron. “All members are urged to attend the dinner meeting to enjoy the fellowship and to help honor two members who will receive their 60-year membership pins,” said Willie Korenek, spokesperson.


Meeting set Monday

Relay For Life of Milam County w ill hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 15 at Citizens National Bank meeting room, Rockdale, Marie Bakken, publicist, said. Committee members, team captains and anyone wanting to help with Relay should attend. This year’s Relay will be April 16-17 at Tiger Field. For more information, call Bakken at 446-5838 or email

Canned goods needed

Relay For Life of Milam County seeks donations of canned goods to use during the luminary ceremony April 16. “After the ceremony we will donate them to food banks in Rockdale and Cameron,” event chair Trina Edwards said.

Drop-off spots for donations are at The Rockdale Reporter and Curves in Cameron. Donations will be accepted until April 15.

Lifesavers team events

Lifesavers Relay For Life team has set four fund-raisers, according to Kim Jeter, publicist.

• Friday, March 19, bake sale in Richards Memorial Hospital lobby, 8 a.m.

• Sunday, March 28, barbecue fund-raiser at Fair Park, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are being presold; those wanting tickets can call Jeter at 512-430-6469.

• March 29 through April 1, a theme baskets silent auction in the hospital lobby.

• April 2, bake sale starting at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from all events will benefit Relay For Life.

Sign up by Monday

All Relay For Life of Milam County participants who want to be assured a T-shirt must be registered by Monday, March 15, communications chair Marie Bakken said. Participants can sign up online at www.relayforlife. org/rockdaletx or by contacting event chair Trina Edwards at 979-542-8493 for more information.


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.

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.

Rockdale Girl Scouts

Rockdale Girl Scouts hold regular weekly meetings at the Girl Scout House, 412 Murray Street. Kristi Pyeatt, spokesperson: Daisy (grades K-1) Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Brownies (grades 2-3) Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Juniors (grades 4 -5) and Cadettes (grades 6 -8 ) Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children birthkindergar ten to meet for breakfast, guest speakers, crafts and fellowship 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. Sarah Batten, 455-9177. Downtown Association

Rockdale Downtown Association meets at 5:30 p.m. each first Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron Avenue. 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 information, 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. Barbara Walko, 446-6035.

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