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CHANGING OF GUARD—Rockdale Rotary Club held its annual Fun Night Monday at Rockdale Country Club. New president Cody Caldwell (L) presented outgoing president Jack Chelf with a past-president’s gavel. Beverly Luedke was voted Rotarian of the Year by the membership. The club had a banner year of community service projects, culminating with the awarding of six scholarships totaling $10,000. Rotarian/chef Homer Mowdy and crew served a steak dinner to members and guests. CHANGING OF GUARD—Rockdale Rotary Club held its annual Fun Night Monday at Rockdale Country Club. New president Cody Caldwell (L) presented outgoing president Jack Chelf with a past-president’s gavel. Beverly Luedke was voted Rotarian of the Year by the membership. The club had a banner year of community service projects, culminating with the awarding of six scholarships totaling $10,000. Rotarian/chef Homer Mowdy and crew served a steak dinner to members and guests. 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.

Williams benefit sales set Friday, Saturday

A benefit bake sale Friday and yard sale Saturday will be held for Terry Lynn Williams to help her offset medical expenses. The bake sale will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2 at Rockdale Walmart. The yard sale will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at 408 Oak Street.

Both sales will be postponed to a later date in case of rain, according to Coleman Douglas, spokesperson.

“We are asking everyone to please help us support Terry Lynn, spiritually, mentally and financially,” Douglas said. “We also wish to thank in advance The Gospel Train, Dr. Gospel and Songbird,” she said.

For more information call 446-7232; for more on the bake sale, 760-0391; for more on the yard sale, 512-429- 4513.

Williams was the driver of a vehicle struck by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at a private drive east of Rockdale on May 24. The crash claimed the lives of children ages 9, 8 and 4.

Genealogy workshop set here August 28

A genealogy workshop with Lynna Kay Shuffield, hosted by the Milam County Genealogical Society, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 in the Milam County Genealogy Research Center at Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.

There will be two sessions to the workshop, morning and afternoon, with a light lunch served by MCGS members. The morning class will cover genealogy research and computers. The afternoon class will cover cemetery projects. Times are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost will be $5 per person for one or both sessions. Persons wishing to attend are asked to notify Marie Huber t, 446 -3937, e -mail mhubert@swbell.net to assure enough food.

The society met June 22 in the conference room of Citizens National Bank with 16 members present. Sara Proctor, president, presented a program on the history of the Presbyterian church, originated in Scotland in 1638, and began in the United States at Kingstree, South Carolina in 1736. The local Sharp community Presbyterian church was affiliated with this founding church, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.

Next society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 in the conference room of Citizens National Bank, Rockdale. Jessica York will present the program.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Liberty Cemetery meeting set Sunday

Liberty Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 4 at the Liberty Church. “Bring your favorite picnic lunch and dessert and join us for this yearly event,” said Judy York, secretary.

Annual dues of $25 per grave for cemetery maintenance are due. “Costs of maintaining the cemetery continue to rise and monetary support continues to decrease,” she said.

Persons with family or loved ones buried at the cemetery, or those who have plots reserved, are asked to send maintenance dues of $25 per site to: Frances Gilliland, treasurer, Liberty Cemetery Association, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron TX 76520.

Milam Girl Scouts hold end-of-year ceremony

Milam County Girl Scouts held their End-of-the-Year Ceremony for 2009- 2010 June 19 at the Rockdale KC Hall. Rockdale, Milano and Cameron troops received recognitions for accomplishments.

A bridging ceremony was held for girls moving up a level. Troop leaders and Service Unit members were recognized for their work and dedication. Refreshments were served to the girls and their families.

Rockdale Girl Scouts will resume regular weekly meetings beginning in September. Dates for Girl Scout rallies will be announced soon. Daisy, Kindergarden first grade; Brownie, 2nd- 3rd grades; Junior, 4th-5th grades; Cadette, 6th-8th grades; Senior, 9th-10th grades; Ambassador, 11th- 12th grades.

Adult and girl registrations are $12 a year.—Kristi Pyeatt

7-day cruise will boost Milano scholarship fund

MILANO—The Milano Ex-Students Association scholarship committee has set Feb. 6-13, 2011 as the date for the scholarship fund-raiser cruise. The 7-day cruise will bring $140 to the scholarship fund for every cabin sold. First deposit of $50 per person is due July 15.

To get credit for this scholarship fund, five cabins must be sold, two people per cabin. Deposits are refundable until Nov. 15. Call Cindi Jenkins, Round Rock Travel, 512-365-8595, or e-mail cindi@roundrocktravel.com.— Carolyn Hafley, 455-2473.


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