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Republican Women hear Army officer talk on Afghanistan

CAMERON—Republican Women of Milam County met Thursday, March 24 in the Budget Host Hotel meeting room in Cameron.

Loretta Roberts, chair, introduced the speaker, Capt. David Sisk of Hillsboro, a West Point graduate who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He focused on Afghanistan, conditions there, its government, difficulties the people have faced, and conditions the military must operate under. Capt. Sisk’s wife Cheree was also a guest.

The organization voted to participate in the Texas Federation of Republican Women “Constitution Project.” Goal is to get lesson plans and copies of a booklet containing the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution into the hands of all Texas fifth-grader students, principals, schools and teachers.

Next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Rockdale General Store meeting room. The program will be presented by Texans for Lawsuit Reform. The meeting is open to anyone interested, Roberts said.

Club’s annual Spring Happening set April 14

Linwood Acres Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 14 at the home of Joy Reagan, 712 Middleton. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting at 10 a.m. Co-hostesses are Melba Caffey and Laura Gary.

A program, “Secrets of a Master Gardener,” will be presented

Join for dinner. by Johnnielyn Brown. Tip of the Month will be given by Joy Graham. Treasurer Billie Noack will distribute Spring Happening tickets and reminds that membership dues are due in April.

The annual LAGC Spring Happening will be held April 21. Tickets are available from any club member. Individuals wishing to reserve a table for game play may call Johnnielyn Brown, 446-4296. Spring Happening is the only fund-raiser conducted by the club which counts on continued community support to fund its activities and projects.

Yard-of-the-Month judges for April are Sara Bartley and Mary Phillips. All area yards are eligible to be considered. To nominate a yard, call the Chamber of Commerce, 446-2030.

Garden the tip of the month: Go Native! Nothing is easier to grow (or better for the environment) than plants meant to thrive in our area.—Ann Dyer, publicity

Steelworkers local to hold picnic April 17

United Steelworkers Local 4895 will hold a picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Ranch, according to David Edmonds, local president.

“Barbeque sausage plates with all the trimmings will be served free of charge,” Edmonds said. “Active, retired and laid-off Steelworkers and their families are invited.” For more information can call the union hall, 446- 2519.

Project Graduation bake sale Saturday

Rockdale Project Graduation 2010 will hold an Easter bake sale in front of Rockdale Super Walmart on Saturday, April 3 beginning at 8 a.m., according to Melissa Miller, coordinator.

Milam Retired Teachers to meet here Thursday

Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at the Rockdale General Store meeting room. Joel Wright, director of Stillwell Retirement Residence, Waco, will speak.

New officers for 2010-2012 will be elected. They will be installed on May 6 at the Milano Methodist Fellowship Hall during the end-of-the-term covered-dish

luncheon. A memorial service

and awards ceremony will also

Join us be held.—Carolyn Hafley, secretary

Milam Aggie Moms

to meet on Monday

for Easter CAMERON—Milam County Aggie Moms will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 200 N. Travis

Street in Cameron, according to

Leslie Davidson, spokesperson.

dinner. RVFD, Auxiliary to award scholarship

Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and the RVFD Ladies Auxiliary will offer a scholarship. Eligible sons or daughters of fire department and auxiliary members may pick up applications for the scholarship at the fire station. Deadline for completed application form and essay is April 7. For more information call Bea Williams, 446-4172.

New Salem Club offers two $1,000 scholarships

The New Salem TEEA Club will offer two $1,000 scholarships to the Rockdale High School Class of 2010, according to Marilyn Hicks, spokesperson.

One scholarship will be awarded to a senior enrolled in a college program (junior college or university) to earn a bachelor’s (four-year) degree.

The other scholarship will be awarded to a senior enrolled in a vocational/technical program to earn a certificate of completion or a two-year associate degree.

For more information call 446-2704.

Scholarship offered by Crown Garden Club

Crown Garden Club is offering a scholarship to an RHS senior who plans to study horticulture or a related field. Applications are available with RHS counselors and should be returned to Peggy Cooke, 1001 Cady Road, Rockdale TX 76567 no later than April 15.

The scholarship will be paid to any accredited two or fouryear college or university or any vocational technical school.

The scholarship will be based on need, academics, leadership and community service and a brief essay.

Hospital Auxiliary to meet April 8

Richards Memorial Hospital

Auxiliary will meet at noon

Thursday, April 8 in the hospital

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


RMH Auxiliary will offer a

Easter college scholarship next fall to a graduating RHS student who plans on entering the medical field. Students may obtain a scholarship application from their

high school counselor, Ohlswager

said. dinner. Lexington Cemetery Association to meet

LEXINGTON—The Lexington Cemetery Association’s annual business meeting will be held

at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in the

Woodson Community Building.

of communion with


4-H Shooting Sports fund-raiser continues

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling tickets for two hunts. 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 Chris or Kelly Cooper, 979-220- 5413, Tiny or Susan Dean, 446- 2845, or Mark or LeeAnn Smith, 254-697-4049.


Lifesavers events

Lifesavers Relay For Life team has two fund-raisers this week, according to Kim Jeter, publicist.

• Thursday, April 1, a theme baskets silent auction in the hospital lobby.

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

Fish fry, bake sale

Walmart Relay For Life team will hold a fish fry and bake sale at 8 a.m. Friday, April 2, according to Terry Blackmon. Baked goods will be sold until gone and fish plates, along with pork chop sandwiches and sausage wraps, will go on sale at 10:30 a.m.

The team is also selling onedollar “links of hope” in honor or in memory of a loved one affected by cancer, Blackmon said.

Lee’s Landing to hold Easter breakfast Sunday

Lee’s Landing will hold an Easter Breakfast, Sunday, April 4 from 6 to 10 a.m., according to Lee Parsley, owner.

“This will be a Breakfast Buffet for $8.99 and will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy & hashbrowns.”

Proceeds are going to support Relay For Life Milam County.

‘Bank Night’ Monday

Relay For Life of Milam County’s “Bank Night” will be at 6 p.m. Monday, April 5 at Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 303 Meadow in Rockdale.

This night will be a chance for team captains to turn in money, luminar y forms, registration forms, silent and live auctions and ask questions, Marie Bakken, communications chair said. For more information, call Bakken at 446-5838 or e-mail

Canned goods needed

Team Ga Ga, a group of RHS students participating in the Relay, will be walking around residential areas in Rockdale on Friday, April 2 asking for canned good donations for the Relay event. The canned goods will be used in the luminary bags.

The students w ill begin at noon Friday. If they don’t make it to your house, but you’d like to donate canned good, other dropoff spots are Richards Memorial Hospital, Rockdale Signs & Photography, The Rockdale Reporter and Curves in Cameron.

After the ceremony, the items will be donated to food banks in Rockdale and Cameron. Items will be accepted until April 15.

Luminary sales begin

Luminaries may be purchased for Relay For Life of Milam County, according to luminaria chair Kay Bow. “Luminaries are purchased to remember those lost to cancer or to honor those for beating this disease,” Bow said.

Luminaries are $5 each and will be displayed around the track at the Relay on April 16 at T iger Field. Luminaries can be purchased by calling Bow at 446-5298, e-mailing or at Rockdale Signs & Photography or The Reporter and at Curves in Cameron.

Celebration Soldiers

THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale’s Celebration Soldiers team will have members bussing tables for tips every Saturday evening in April from 5 p.m. to close at Downtown Cafe in Thorndale, according to Deana Caffey. Tips placed in the tip jars on the tables will go to the team while tips for the waitpersons should be left on the table.

Celebration Soldiers are partnering with Schwan’s Home Service to hold a “truckload” fundraising event at St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot on Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Catalogs can be picked up at Thorndale merchants.

Call pre-orders until April 12 to Caffey or any team member listed in front of the catalogs, or Greg Garcia (Schwan’s coordinator), 512-739-0653. If your freezer is full, gift certificates can be purchased from Schwan’s by calling 1-888-724-9267 option 4 and using campaign #27273.

Items can be purchased off the truck April 17. For individuals who place pre-orders, items will be together and ready. Credit cards, EBT cards, cash or checks are all accepted.

FMI, call Caffey at 898-5189 or 512-468-3500.

Thorndale Field of Hope’

THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale is setting up a “Field of Hope” on the corner of US 79 and First Street.

For each luminaria purchased, a flag will be placed on the lot. To purchase luminaria, call Kim Richter, 760-6997 or 898-2758, or Caf fey, 898-5189 or 898- 0421.

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