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$250 deposit required for clubhouse rental
County Extension Agent Cheryl Walker presented a program on “Frozen Treats” during the New Salem EEA Club’s May 6 meeting at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.
During the business meeting, members voted to require a $250 deposit on anyone renting the Clubhouse, with the deposit to be returned after the building is cleaned by the renter. That action was taken because three reenters during April were “no shows” when no deposit was required, according to Connie Cone Hamilton, reporter.
In other business, members suggested changes for rules for the Rockdale Fair’s home economics division. Rules will be discussed again at the June meeting.— Connie Cone Hamilton, reporter.
Minerva Cemetery work day Tuesday
Minerva Community Cemetery Association will hold a work day from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, May 18 at the cemetery, Linda Jenkins, secretary, announced.
“We will be leveling head stones and removing dead trees and tree limbs” she said. For more information call Jenkins, 446-5764, or Charles Hubert, 446-3937.
Genealogy society to hear Stripes editor
Speaker for the Tuesday, May 25 meeting of the Milam County Genealogical Society will be Melinda Reeves Cagle, editor of Stirpes magazine, the 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 County Genealogical Society is a member. Mrs. Cagle will be accompanied by her husband, Carrol D. Cagle, MD, who is also a staff member of Stirpes.
Stirpes, which means “A person from whom a family is descended,” is published each March, June, September and December and is available by paid subscription and in local libraries such as the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library in Rockdale. March, 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Stirpes.
A light meal provided by MCGS members will be served prior to Mrs. Cagle’s program. All genealogy society members, as well as anyone interested in Texas history and genealogy, are invited. To facilitate food planning, please notify Patricia McKee at 446-5102, Linda Whorton at 446-3874, or Marie Hubert at 446-3937, if you plan to attend.— Linda Whorton, publicity
Smyrna Cemetery work day set June 5
Smyrna Cemetery Association will hold a work day Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should bring lunch and tools for cemetery maintenance. For directions or additional information, call Linda Farris, 4-5-598-2488.
Milano Opry’s first anniversary show ahead
MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will hold a first 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.
Auxiliary selling flags with concrete base
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.
Special Needs Support Group to meet monthly
The area’s Special Needs Support Group will now meet on the third Tuesday of the month, according to spokesperson Denitra Lewis-Rideaux.
The next meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at New Jerusalem Church, 103 Mulberry, in Rockdale. Contact Lewis- Rideaux for more information at 512-446-4910.
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.
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.
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 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 Family Suppor t Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa at 4 p.m. each first Thursday.
VistaCare Hospice volunteers meet at 11:30 a.m. each fourth Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.
Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at the VFW post home. Barbara Walko,