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MASONS’ CHRISTMAS PROJECT—Members of Rockdale Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 414 have restored and repaired about 50 bicycles, according to project spokesman Bob Stephens. He said the bicycles are being donated to Christmas Roundup to be distributed with their annual effort on Tuesday. Displaying the bicycles are lodge members (L-R) Duck Shuffield, Dr. David Pendleton, James Powell, Stephens, Jim Maines, Less Davenport and Paul Brockenbush. Reporter/Mike Brown MASONS’ CHRISTMAS PROJECT—Members of Rockdale Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 414 have restored and repaired about 50 bicycles, according to project spokesman Bob Stephens. He said the bicycles are being donated to Christmas Roundup to be distributed with their annual effort on Tuesday. Displaying the bicycles are lodge members (L-R) Duck Shuffield, Dr. David Pendleton, James Powell, Stephens, Jim Maines, Less Davenport and Paul Brockenbush. Reporter/Mike Brown The Reporter news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Reading club hears history about ‘Rudolph’

Thursday Reading Club members held their fourth meeting of the 2010-11 year at “Maus Haus,” the home of Diane Fishero, daughter of hostess Eleanor Weems.

Donna Mitchell, club president, conducted the business meeting. Fourteen members were present and heard a Christmas program by Barbara Thompson, a reading about the inspiration and history of the story, “Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer.”

Next meeting will be hosted by Barbara Thompson on Jan. 13, 2011. The program will be presented by Lois Fry.–Geri Burnett, reporter

Kountry Squares holds yule party

Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club held its annual Christmas party and potluck meal at the historic Dellinger House in Taylor. Twenty four current and past members were present.

Caller for Kountry Squares is Al Frazier. The club has members from Taylor, Thorndale, Coupland, Thrall, Elgin, Rockdale and Lexington.

Kountry Squares dances every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month) at the Salty Church (between Thorndale and Rockdate) at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call 512-898-5192 or email kountrysquares@gmail. com for additional directions.— Jeanne Sparlin, reporter

Linwood gardeners hold Christmas event

Linwood Acres Garden Club met Dec. 7 for their annual Christmas party at the Maus Haus, the country home of Diane Fishero, decorated with her collection of mice (country mice, of course).

Sandy Glaser and Marie Freiling were co-hostesses. Christmas tree ornaments were exchanged and a luncheon of finger foods was served. Members each brought a gift for a teenager for Christmas Roundup.

In November the club hosted the Zone II Garden Club meeting at Peace Lutheran Fellowship Hall with 34 members of Central Texas clubs attending. Mary Phillips, Linwood Acres president, called the meeting to order with a frog call. Denise Doss gave a welcome. Reports were given of what each club has done for programs, trips and other activities. Lunch was served at noon.

Shawn Walton, Master Naturalist from Rockdale, gave a program on “Frogs of Central Texas,” letting the audience hear the calls of different frogs. The tables were decorated with many kinds of frogs, some of which were door prizes and some on loan from members.—Billie Noack, reporter

Standards Hospice plans info sessions

Standards Hospice, serving Bell, Milam and Falls Counties, is part of the Standards of Care Family in Cameron and surrounding areas, will hold two educational sessions for caregivers on Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. at Sol de Jalisco in Temple and on Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at 115 N. Central in Cameron, according to Rosa Hernandez, administrator.

Topics include when to choose hospice, hospice Medicare benefit, VA hospice benefit and volunteer opportunities.

This information is free and open to any Caregiver. Call Hernandez at 254-284-0045 to preregister. Anyone unable to attend but wanting this information, call 254-284-0045. “Standards Hospice provides compassionate care and support to people living with a life-limiting illness and needing comfort care,” Hernandez said. “The care is provided by nurses, family support, bereavement coordinators and volunteers, assisting the family with respite, emotional, bereavement care and support,” she added.

Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society members should pay membership dues by the Jan. 26, 2011 meeting to be able to vote in the election of officers. Dues are: Individual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, supporting $25. Dues may be paid at meetings, mailed to MCGS, c/o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library), or mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567.


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