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Milam Retired Teachers
The Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Mercantile Bistro in Cameron. “We will have a short meeting and meal, then take a walking tour of the Milam County Courthouse and Milam County Jail Museum,” said Jamie Larson, president.
Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at in the conference room of Citizens National Bank in Rockdale. 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, publicity
Linwood Acres Club
Linwood Acres Garden Club’s annual Spring Happening will be held on Wednesday, 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 cupcakes for dessert.—Billie Noack, reporter
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.
Matinee Musical Club
Matinee Musical Club members and guests recently heard performances by the Keyboard Melody Makers Junior Club, piano students of Dixie Whitmore.
Junior Club members played pieces from their entries in piano and hymn playing at the National Federation Junior Festival held at University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton.
Participants were Ashton Betchan, Brian Blanchard, Emilie Compton, Geritt Davenport, Mattie Fisher, Abigail Olson, and Mary Unnasch.
Brian Blanchard was recognized for three years of superior rating in hymn playing, which earned him his first gold cup.
Amy Gardenhire with nine years of superior rating in piano category, earned her third gold cup.
Keyboard Melody Makers Junior Club is sponsored by the Matinee Musical Club which is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.
Special Needs Group set to meet on April 12
The Special Needs Support Group is comprised of parents, family members, care givers, advocates and educators who meet to discuss the different issues that affect families of children who are differently-abled.
This month’s meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the New Jerusalem Christian Church in Rockdale.
The Special Needs Support Group for Milam County meets at 6:30 p.m. each third Tuesday of the month at the New Jerusalem Christian Church. Child care will be provided. Call Lewis-Rideaux at 446-4910 for further information.
Yoe band trip BBQ
Yoe High School band members Ke’Ara and Tashena Tindle will hold a barbecue fund-raiser starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Rockdale city hall parking lot, 505 E. Cameron Ave., to help with expenses for an upcoming band trip. Brisket, chicken and sausage will be sold in plates for $8 and sandwiches for $6.
For call in orders, contact Bobby Joe Tindle, 512-430- 0388 or Tony and Angela Stinnett Sr., 979-540- 9554.
Lifesavers BBQ sale
A barbecue fund-raiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Richards Memorial Hospital circle drive for their Lifesavers Relay team, captain Eileen Stephens said.
“To-go” plates will be available for $8 each and include brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans, onions, pickes and bread.