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AWARD FROM MASONS—Johnny Menges (L), Worshipful Master, Masonic Lodge 414 AF&AM, presents the lodge’s “Community Builder” award to Bill Cooke of The Rockdale Reporter. “Cooke was selected for his long service to the community and his support, through publicity, of its many organizations,” Menges said. Presentation was Thursday at the lodge home. AWARD FROM MASONS—Johnny Menges (L), Worshipful Master, Masonic Lodge 414 AF&AM, presents the lodge’s “Community Builder” award to Bill Cooke of The Rockdale Reporter. “Cooke was selected for his long service to the community and his support, through publicity, of its many organizations,” Menges said. Presentation was Thursday at the lodge home. 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.

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 call the union hall, 446-2519.

Spring Happening coming up April 21

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s annual Spring Happening will be held Wednesday, April 21 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

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 community support to fund its activities and projects.—Ann Dyer, publicity

Milano Opry sets show on April 17

MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will be held Saturday, April 17 with doors to open at 6 p.m. at the Milano Civic Center and the music to start at 7 p.m.

Special guest will be April Arnold from Temple and the show’s headliner will be Jake Kellen from Warda.

Also featured will be Opry Hou se Ba nd member s Bi l ly Barnett, Johnny Towsley, Paul Schlesinger, Glenn Schneider, John Clark Towsley, Larry Rochelle and Lynn Martin.

The Bailey Bank Building committee will provide concessions and homemade pies.

“The Opry will hold an anniversary show on May 15 at the High School Cafetorium,” said Ly nn Mar tin, publicist. “We will be serving hamburgers and chicken breast sandwiches with French fries starting at 4 p.m., prepared by Richard Schneider of Thorndale.” Republican Women to meet April 27

Milam Count y Republican Women will meet 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, said Loretta Roberts, chair.

Milam County RTA meets at General Store

Milam County Retired Teachers Association met at the Rockdale General Store meeting room April 1 with 16 members and guests in attendance. Vice-President Laurene Shumaker presided.

Officers for 2010–2012 were elected by acclamation and will be installed May 6 during an 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting at Milano Methodist Fellowship Hall. TRTA representative Betty Rice will present a program on new benefits available during the next open enrollment period.

Joel Wright of the Stilwell Retirement Residence of Waco presented the program. Stilwell is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by the Texas Retired Teachers Residence Corporation. Mrs. Shumaker presented Wright with a book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, to be placed in the Stilwell library.

District VI Spring Conference will be May 11 in Huntsville. New officers and committee chairs will receive training and information. Door prizes were won by Dorothy Gause, Vivian Pittman, Wilma Owens and Eldon Ball.—Carolyn Hafley, secretary

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 Thursday

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at noon Thursday, April 8 in the hospital conference room. “This will be a brown bag lunch meeting and on the agenda will be upcoming spring events,” said Sue Ohlswager, president.

Scholarship— RMH Auxiliary will offer a 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.

Lexington Cemetery meeting set Sunday

LEXINGTON—The Lexington Cemetery Association’s annual business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in the Woodson Community Building.

4-H Shooting Sports fund-raiser continues

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling tickets for two hunts. Prizes are 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.

Canned goods needed

Canned good are needed for use in the luminary bags at the April 16 Milam County Relay for Life at Tiger Field.

Canned goods may be left at 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

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.

Luminaries can be purchased by calling Bow at 446-5298, e-mailing milamcountyrelay@yahoo. com or at Rockdale Signs & Photography or The Reporter and at Curves in Cameron.

Benefit breakfast

Lee’s Landing, 313 W. Cameron in Rockdale, will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the MARC Run and 50 percent to Relay for Life. The annnouncement was made by Charles “Chuck” Starr, MARC Run coordinator.

Celebration Soldiers

THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale’s Celebration Soldiers team members are bussing tables for tips Saturday evenings during April, 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.

Schwan’s project

THOR NDALE—Celebration Soldiers are partnering w ith Schwan’s Home Service to hold a “truckload” fund-raising 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 Deana Caffey at 898- 5189 or 512-468-3500.

Thorndale Field of Hope’

THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale has a “Field of Hope” at US 79 and First Street.

“Since people who purchase luminarias for loved ones may not be able to come to the Relay and see them, we are going to place a ‘Fight Back’ flag with the person’s name on it on the lot for every luminaria purchased,” Deana Caffey said.

Luminarias w ill be placed around the track the night of the Relay April 30 at City Park. Persons interested in purchasing a luminaria in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member, suggested price is $5 but can be purchase for more or less. To purchase, call Kim Richter, 760-6997 or 898-2758, or Caffey, 898-5189 or 898-0421.


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