DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITS ROTARY—Rotary International District 5870 Governor Ruth Allison of Austin addressed the local Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. She commended the club’s extensive record of service to the Rockdale communilty. At right is Club President Cody Caldwell. Reporter/Bill Cooke DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITS ROTARY—Rotary International District 5870 Governor Ruth Allison of Austin addressed the local Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. She commended the club’s extensive record of service to the Rockdale communilty. At right is Club President Cody Caldwell. Reporter/Bill Cooke The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to or fax to 446-5317.

Thorndale Jamboree to include ‘rockathon’

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW’s monthly Country & Gospel Music Jamboree will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at the VFW Hall on FM 486 North. The show is sponsored by VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary every fourth Monday except in December.

Music with the House Band will begin at 7 p.m. Serving of the sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, desserts, chips and drinks will start at 5:30.

Monday’s show will feature a “Rock-a-Thon” to raise funds for cancer aid and research, according to Marjorie Menzel, publicist. Texas VFW Auxiliary President, Lynn Richards has chosen “Skin Cancer Awareness” as her state-wide project. “We have all been touched by this horrible disease,” Menzel said.

Last year the VFW Auxiliary in Texas raised $138,000 for cancer aid and research. As a national organization the VFW Auxiliary raised $2,383,508 for the cause.

La Escuelita cookoff coming up October 2

La Escuelita will host its 8th annual Menudo, Chili, Beans and Barbecue Cookoff Saturday, Oct. 2 at the La Escuelita grounds, east of the Rockdale KC Hall.

The cookoff will begin at 6 a.m. and entry fee is $15 for each category. Barbecue divisions are beef, chicken and pork.

A horseshoe tournament will start at noon with a $10 fee per team. Food sales will begin at 11 a.m. including brisket tacos, sausage wraps and fedio, each $2. Pickles, sodas and water will be $1.

Arts and crafts vendors can rent booth space for $10 per space. No food vendors will be allowed. For more information call Johnnie Diaz, 446-3217, or visit www.laescuelitain Hirt benefit planned at The Ranch Oct. 10

A benefit for cancer patient Margarett Nolen Hirt has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10 at The Ranch in Rockdale.

Brisket and sausage plates with all trimmings will be sold for $8 per plate (dine-in or take-out) and serving will begin at 11 a.m.

An auction of donated items will begin at 3 p.m. Donations for the auction are being accepted at Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

Mrs. Hirt is under treatment for colorectal/hepatocarcinoma cancer. Proceeds will go to medical expenses. For more information call Teresa Mireles, 446-5408.

Milam Retired Teachers meet at Oriental Kitchen

Milam County Retired Teachers Association held its first meeting of the 2010-11 school year Sept. 8 at the Oriental Kitchen restaurant in Rockdale with 21 members present.

Jamie Larsen, president, opened the meeting and gave the welcome. Albert Whiteside’s opening prayer included a prayer for Elizabeth Holloway, former RTA president, recently deceased.

Committee chairs gave reports and new and old business was discussed. Next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the New Oriental Kitchen in Rockdale.— Bram Younts, reporter

50th Minerva School homecoming set Oct. 3

The 50th annual Minerva School homecoming will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Minerva Community Center, located at 378 CR 232 Loop. A covered dish lunch will be served shortly after noon, following a brief Minerva Cemetery Association update.

At 2 p.m. a dedication of the fully restored gas pump that sat for many years in front of the Willard and Ruth Cone home will be held. This pump, a fixture in Minerva for many years, will now sit in front of the Minerva Community Center.

“Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of visiting, memories, and good food while celebrating the 50th annual homecoming and the gas pump dedication,” said Deborah Dean, pulicist.

For more information contact Susan Dean at 446-2845 or Deborah Dean at 446-3111.

Marburger hosts Crown Garden Club

Crown Garden Club held its September meeting at the home of Nancy Marburger. The hostess presented gardening tips for the months of September, October and November. Refreshments were served to ten members.

Members were reminded that the Rockdale paper recycling bin, which the club sponsors, has been moved because of construction at the One-Stop Center. The bin is now located on the back side of the First Christian Church parking lot on Bell Street.

The October meeting will be a surprise field trip.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Milam County MOPS plan sale on October 9

Milam County MOPS (Mothers of Preschooler) will host a Momto Mom sale on Saturday, Oct. 9 at First Baptist Church, 240 Green Street in Rockdale.

The sale will include gently-used kids and maternity items, as well as handmade items. Contact Cari Veit at 512-269-8165 for more information or to rent a table.

Admission will be $1 or one canned food item.

MOPS meets each month September through May at First Baptist in Rockdale. Meetings are held from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. in the New Life Center. Breakfast, fellowship and childcare are provided. FMI call 512-269-8165.

Milano Jamboree Saturday at civic center

MILANO—The monthly Milano Country Junction Jamboree is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Milano Civic Center, according to Tina Galbreath, publicist.

All listeners and musicians are invited. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.

Genealogy society to meet here Tuesday

Milam County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Citizens National Bank-Rockdale conference room. Randy Billingsley will present the program. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Heavenly Treasurers holds Wednesday sales

Rockdale Christian Services’ Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy is holding sales each Wednesday through September, according to Pat Watson, RCS volunteer. Remaining dates and sale items are: Sept. 29, T-shirts, 50 cents.

Cameron Arts/Crafts Fair scheduled Oct. 2

CAMERON—The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the city park, located on TX 36 downtown.

Booths will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Cameron chamber, 254-697- 4979.

Grief support group meets twice monthly

CAMERON—A new grief support group has begun meeting at 11 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays in Room 102 at First Baptist Church in Cameron, 400 W. Main.

The group is open to the public and is being led by Chaplain Bruce Mercer of VistaCare Hospice. For more information call him at 254- 742-2000.

Milam Museum plans fund-raiser October 8

CAMERON—The Milam County Historical Museum will host its annual fund-raiser and membership drive from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at The Mercantile Bistro on the square in Cameron.

The event will feature “The FAB 5,” formerly the Chevelles of Austin, performing music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s rock and roll, R&B and country.

Tickets will be sold at the door. To RSVP, call museum director Charles King, 265-697-8963, or e-mail

Bushdale Cemetery annual meeting Oct. 2

Bushdale Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish or dessert to share at the luncheon that will follow the business meeting.

Persons unable to attend who would like to donate to the association, the mailing address is P.O. Box 664, Rockdale TX 76567.

“Everyone with loved ones buried in the cemetery are encouraged to attend,” said Velmalene Williams, spokesperson. For more information call her at 361-293-5662.

Rice Cemetery annual meeting set for Oct. 9

CAMERON—The annual meeting of the Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc. will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Attendees should bring a covered dish for lunch and lawn chairs for seating.

Donations may be sent to Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc., 3965 South Hwy 77, Cameron TX 76520. For more information, call Irene Angell, 254-697-4119 or David Angell, 254-697-1095.

Sharp Cemetery Assn. to meet October 9

Sharp Cemetery Association’s annual meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Sharp Presbyterian Church annex. Anyone with family members buried in the cemetery are invited. For more information, call Mollie Modesette, 446-6905.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild members will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall, according to Eddie Davidson, publicist.

“Members will be working on a new project,” she said. Visitors are welcome.

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