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Masons set catfish meals here May 8

Rockdale Masonic Lodge 414 AF & AM will serve up catfish meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the lodge home off US 77 north.

Plates of catfish with all the trimmings will be sold for $8 to dine-in or to-go, according to James Powell, spokesman. Proceeds will go to the lodge’s scholarship fund.

“We will appreciate the community’s support of this event,” Powell said.

Project Grad to meet Monday at high school

Rockdale Project Graduation 2010 will hold its May meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 3 in the High School Cafeteria, according to Denise Betchan, spokesperson.

“We changed the meeting location because of the band concert and book fair at the junior-high school,” she said.

Final Milam RTA meeting set May 6

Milam County Retired Teachers Association will hold its last meeting for 2009-10 on Thursday, May 6 at the Milano Methodist Fellowship Hall. A covered dish meal will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by TRTA representative Betty Rice presenting an update on new benefits available during the next open enrollment period.

The program will also include a memorial service, presented by Ted Hubert, an awards ceremony and installation of officers for 2010-12. Tea, coffee, plates and utensils will be provided.—Carolyn Hafley, secretary

Milano Opry plans first anniversary show

MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will hold an anniversary show on Saturday, May 15 at the High School Cafetorium.

Headliner will be Justin Todd Herod of Palestine, a 2007 CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Special guests will be 9-year-old Mason Roach of Conroe and Allison Steinbecker of Milano.

Richard Schneider will cook hamburgers and chicken breast sandwiches. Serving will start at 4 p.m., doors for the show open at 5:30 and the show starts at 7.

T&C Club work day Thursday to aid MARC

THORNDALE—Town and County Club met at the home of Dorothy Palm in the Pleasant Retreat community with eight members and one guest, Margie Springer, present.

President Rosalie Turner announced the club will hold a bake sale on Friday, May 7, in front of the Bank of Texas–Thorndale beginning at 11 a.m.

The club will hold a work day on Thursday, April 29 at the TACC building to prepare gifts for the MARC Center clients in Rockdale. Plans were also finalized for a Granger Lake outing on Thursday, May 13.

Hostess Dorothy Palm provided a question and answer numbers game with prizes which included a variety of hand-made items including aprons, crocheted doilies, and a selection of jewelry bags and carryall bags.

Refreshments were served by the hostess.—Darleen Tucker, secretary

Auxiliary selling flags with concrete bases

VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary is selling U.S. f lags in a removable square concrete base, full height of 7 feet. Price is $40 per flag.

“Display your flag at any time but at least on Flag Day June 14, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day Nov. 11, Memorial Day May 30 and Patriot Day Sept. 11,” said Joyce Hurt, spokesperson.

For information, call Hurt, 512-966-7761; Crystal Taylor, 512-966-7781; Rita Johnson, 446-7695.

4-H fund-raiser

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling tickets for two hunts: a $3,000 exotic water buffalo hunt, an exotic goat hunt and also 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.

Aggie Moms to meet

Milam County Aggie Moms will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 3 in the Citizens National Bank community room in Rockdale, according to Leslie Davidson, publicist.



Pig kissin’ fund-raiser

THORNDALE–Relay For Life of Thorndale’s ‘Kiss the Pig’ contest continues. Thorndale school and city officials raising money to earn the privilege of kissing the prize swine are Supt. Casey Callahan, principals Hank Laywell, John Rueter and James Dreyer; Brian Morton, Chamber president; Trey Felton, Chamber VP; Fred Keefer, police chief; Burke Bauerschlag, commissioner; Keith Kiesling, city administrator.

Winner will be recognized at the Relay Friday, April 30 and get to pucker up and claim their ‘prize.’ Cast votes by placing monetary donations in the candidate’s container. Votes can be cast for more than one contestant. Containers for the school officials are located on campus in their office areas. Look for the city officials’ containers at Thorndale area businesses. Voting runs through Friday.

Thorndale Field of Hope

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

Luminarias will be placed around the track Friday night. To purchase, call Kim Richter, 760-6997 or 898-2758, or Caffey, 898-5189 or 898-0421.

Woman’s self defense

CAMERON—Curves in Cameron will have a woman’s self defense class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 10. The class will be taught by Central Texas karate instructors and will benefit the American Cancer Society. The class will cost $25 and those interested can call 254- 697-2299 to register.

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.

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 birth-kindergar 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. Janna Jackson, 760-6357.

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,


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