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‘STANDARD’ MONEY– Relay For Life of Milam County received a $1,000 platinum donation from Standards Home Health this week, making the company a platinum sponsor for the May 13 Relay event. Pictured are (l–r) Dorothy Standard, Tommy Standard, Carson Mowdy, Mark Mowdy, Michelle Mowdy, event chair Kim Jeter and sponsorship chair Gaye Bland. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken ‘STANDARD’ MONEY– Relay For Life of Milam County received a $1,000 platinum donation from Standards Home Health this week, making the company a platinum sponsor for the May 13 Relay event. Pictured are (l–r) Dorothy Standard, Tommy Standard, Carson Mowdy, Mark Mowdy, Michelle Mowdy, event chair Kim Jeter and sponsorship chair Gaye Bland. Reporter/Marie Bakken The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E- mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

RVFD scholarship

Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will again sponsor a scholarship this spring. Eligible sons and daughters of fire department and auxiliary members may pick up applications at the RVFD fire Station. Deadline for submitting application and essay is April 5. For more information, call Bea Williams at 446-4172.

Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society met March 22 with 14 members and 3 guests present. Sterlin Barton presented a program on “A New View of the Family Tree,” with explanations of various family trees, family group sheets, pedigree charts and family relationship charts. He also included family trees on his Barton family and the family of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Use of ancestral DNA to prove paternal lineage was also discussed.

Plans are underway for a genealogy seminar to be presented by Lynna Kay Shuffield at Lucy Patterson Memorial Library one Saturday in July. Details will be announced later.

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 26 at in the conference room of Rockdale’s Citizens National Bank. Patricia McKee will present a program on the history of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a Dyer family history. Refreshments will be supplied by members whose surnames start with Q through Z. Linda Whorton will supply paper goods, ice and drinks. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Linwood Acres Club

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s annual Spring Happening will be held on April 27 at St. John’s United Methodist fellowship hall, the club’s major fund-raiser. Call a club member for tickets. It will be a tasting salad luncheon with a cupcakes for dessert.—Billie Noack, reporter

Crown Garden Club

Crown Garden Club met at the home of Nancy Marburger with cohostess Wanda Edelmon.

Martha Newman reported on the successful garden center at the Tejas Book & Art Festival which the club hosted with Linwood Acres Garden Club. She said that a banner she made as a fund-raiser for the club was won by Ann King.

Carolyn Burford reported on the club’s paper recycling project and reminded that papers should not be left stacked by the bin at the First Christian Church parking lot when the bin is full.

Mrs. Marburger gave a program on how to grow and use herbs. Door prizes, an herb plant and herb seeds, were won by Peggy Cooke and Yvonne Yount. Refreshments were served by the hostesses. Next meeting will be a trip planned by Mrs. Yount.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Minerva Water Supply

Minerva Water Supply Corporation will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at the Minerva Community Center. Two board positions will be voted on during the meeting.

Fish fry each Friday

Rockdale Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Lenten fish fries each Friday through April 15, serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the KC Hall. Plates are $8 (dine in or take out) and include fish, fries, hush puppies, slaw, green beans, tea and dessert.

Milam Aggie Moms

Milam County Aggie Moms are having a fund-raiser to help provide scholarships to high school seniors who will attend Texas A&M University, Susan Fuchs announced.

Tickets can be purchased from any Aggie Mom or call Debbie Vansa, 254- 697-5057, or Jean Darby, 512-983- 0033.

Items in the fund-raiser include an Aggie quilt, a Benjamin Knox framed print “Future Aggies;” an Aggie game table and a $100 Visa gift card. Drawing will be April 16.

Lexington Cemetery

LEXINGTON—The annual business meeting of the Lexington Cemetery Association will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in the Woodson Building in Lexington.


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