OFFICERS—Beta Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International officers for 2010-2012 are (L-R) Dr. Marilyn Martin, president; Brenda Marek, first VP; Carolyn Grosclose, secretary; Susan Larson, treasurer; Peggy Clark, parliamentarian. Not shown, second VP Pam Dymke. OFFICERS—Beta Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International officers for 2010-2012 are (L-R) Dr. Marilyn Martin, president; Brenda Marek, first VP; Carolyn Grosclose, secretary; Susan Larson, treasurer; Peggy Clark, parliamentarian. Not shown, second VP Pam Dymke. 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.

Masons set catfish meals here Saturday

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.

INITIATES—New members of DKG Beta Nu chapter, initiated May 1, are (L-R) Erinn Rice, Jennifer Lorenz, Joyce Myers, Shirley Wilson and Kathy Estep. INITIATES—New members of DKG Beta Nu chapter, initiated May 1, are (L-R) Erinn Rice, Jennifer Lorenz, Joyce Myers, Shirley Wilson and Kathy Estep. Final Milam RTA meeting Thursday

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.

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

Hospital Auxiliary cookie sale Friday

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliar y members will hold their spring cookie sale fundraiser Friday, May 7, according to Sue Ohlswager, president. Members will sell cookies around town for $2 a bag.

Also, there will be an “end of year” noon potluck celebration for all auxiliary members at the hospital gazebo on May 14 where each member has been asked to bring a dish to share.

“The auxiliary will be presenting two silent auction baskets at the May 22 hospital Health Fair as an additional fund-raiser where all proceeds go towards future hospital projects,” Ohlswager said.

Genealogy society hears Minerva history

Milam County Genealogical Society met April 27 in the conference room at Citizens National Bank in Rockdale with 12 members in attendance.

Charles Hubert presented a program on the history of Minerva, originally known as Midway. He shared an old map of the original Minerva town plat, and related stories of original Minerva settlers.

Speaker for May 25 will be Melinda Reeves Cagle, editor of Stirpes magazine, a quarterly publication for Texas State Genealogical Society, Inc. She is also representative for District 6 of the Texas State Genealogical Society, Inc., of which the Milam society is a member.

A light meal provided by MCGS members will be served prior to Mrs. Cagle’s program. All members, as well as anyone interested in Texas history and genealogy, are invited.

To assist food plans, persons who plan to attend should call Patricia McKee, 446-5102; Linda Whorton, 446-3874; or Marie Hubert, 446-3937.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Linwood gardeners to meet Wednesday

Linwood Acres Garden Club will meet Wednesday, May 12 at the home of Carrie Beth Cantu, 2142 CR 316, Rockdale. Co-hostesses will be Sandy Glaser and Jeanette Hudson.

Members will meet at 9:30 a.m. to deliver their salads for the luncheon and then enjoy coffee and refreshments. A “country garden tour” will begin at 10 a.m., facilitated by Carrie Beth Cantu. The business meeting and a salad luncheon will follow the tour. The Tip of the Month will be given by Lucile Estell.

Yard-of-the-Month judges are Diane Fishero and Laura Gary. Yards may be nominated by calling the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, 512-446-2030.

Tip for the Month: When planting rose bushes, remember, the roots should be no deeper than two inches from the top of the soil in this growing zone. Thought for the Month.—Ann Dyer, publicity

Music club program on international dance

Matinee Musical Club met in the home of Pat Owen with Tami Stockton as co-hostess. Music Week plans were completed.

Annette Griesbach reported on the spring state convention she attended.

Four music students who qualified for state competition will perform at the club’s May meeting.

Leah Thomason was leader for a program, “International Dance.” Gloria Thrasher played a polka on the accordion. Videos were shown on dance styles from several eras.

The meeting closed with members singing the NFMC benediction, led by May Ray. Matinee Musical Club is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Dixie Whitmore, reporter

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 bake sale coming up Friday

THORNDALE—Town and County Club will hold a bake sale on Friday, May 7, in front of the Bank of Texas–Thorndale beginning at 11 a.m.

“Stop by and pick up your dessert for your Mother’s Day meal and make mom happy,” said Darleen Tucker, publicist.

Auxiliary selling flags

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 Saturday, 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.

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. DKG Beta Nu installs officers, new members

BELTON—Lord Conference Center in the Parker Academic Center at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton was the scene of a tri-chapter meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International on May 1.

Attending were Beta Nu chapters from Falls, Milam, Robertson, Leon and Madison counties, Eta Iota chapter from Killeen and Lambda chapter from Temple.

Following a salad luncheon, the day’s program included initiation of new members into Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and installation of new chapter officers for the 2010-2012 biennium (see photos). Mistress of Ceremonies was Shanna Denson of Beta Nu chapter.

Dr. Marlene Zipperlen, Beta Nu president, conducted a Founder’s Day presentation, assisted by members of the audience. The meeting concluded with the singing of the Delta Kappa Gamma song.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded May 11, 1929, in Austin by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton and 11 other women educators. It was designated an educational, honorary, professional organization for women educators. DKG consists of some 120,000 members in more than 2,900 chapters in 78 state organizations and 15 countries.—Dr. Ann Dyer, publicity

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