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LIBRARY SUPPORT—City Librarian Melanie Todd (second from right) accepts a check for $200 to the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library donated by the New Salem EEA Club, represented by (from left) Lizzie Lucas, Barbara Walko and Vivian Yezak. “We appreciate the club’s support of the city library very much,” Todd said. LIBRARY SUPPORT—City Librarian Melanie Todd (second from right) accepts a check for $200 to the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library donated by the New Salem EEA Club, represented by (from left) Lizzie Lucas, Barbara Walko and Vivian Yezak. “We appreciate the club’s support of the city library very much,” Todd said. 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.

Thorndale Jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—The Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country and Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the post home on FM 486 north.

The house band and special guests will perform. “Come early and get some of the delicious foods served by the Auxiliary,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist. “We’ll have sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts, chips and drinks.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to come early and eat, she said.

CARING FRIENDS—Nettie Green (center), representing Rockdale Area Caring Friends, accepts a $200 donation from the New Salem EEA Club, represented by Rose Rek (left) and Betty Backhaus. Caring Friends is a local non-profit organization that uses its funds in support of worthwhile causes in the Rockdale area. CARING FRIENDS—Nettie Green (center), representing Rockdale Area Caring Friends, accepts a $200 donation from the New Salem EEA Club, represented by Rose Rek (left) and Betty Backhaus. Caring Friends is a local non-profit organization that uses its funds in support of worthwhile causes in the Rockdale area. Sunshine-n-Shadows to meet on May 27

Sunshine-n-Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, according to Eddie Davidson, spokesperson.

“We w ill continue to work on our table runners,” she said. “Visitors are always welcome.”

Genealogy society to hear Stirpes 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 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.

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.

Cowboy Boxing Club sets bake sale, car wash

CAMERON—The Cowboy Boxing Club will hold a bake sale and car wash on Saturday, May 22 at Brookshire Brothers in Cameron, spokesperson Sharon Beatty said.

The fund-raiser will run from 8 a.m until 2 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help the club purchase a new boxing ring.

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 S cou t 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, 446-6035.


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