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MS MONEY–Luminant, represented by Steve Parker (left), director of generation for Sandow Units 4 & 5, donated $500 to the second annual “Rally for the Walk” Walk MS 2011, put on by the Kristi Krusader’s team. Luminant employee and event co-organizer Ray Ditto accepted the donation. The fund-raiser is set for Saturday, June 25 at Nat’s in Milano and will include a bike run, live and silent auctions, barbecue dinner and dance. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken MS MONEY–Luminant, represented by Steve Parker (left), director of generation for Sandow Units 4 & 5, donated $500 to the second annual “Rally for the Walk” Walk MS 2011, put on by the Kristi Krusader’s team. Luminant employee and event co-organizer Ray Ditto accepted the donation. The fund-raiser is set for Saturday, June 25 at Nat’s in Milano and will include a bike run, live and silent auctions, barbecue dinner and dance. 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.

Spring Happening ahead Wednesday

Linwood Acres Garden Club met at the home of Marie Freiling on April 13. Joy Reagan and Laura Gary were co-hosts. Katherine Bedrich, Master Naturalist, gave a program on planting and care of vegetable gardens.

The club’s annual Spring Happening, coming up on April 27, was discussed. It will be a salad luncheon with card games and dominos starting at 10 a.m. for those that want to join their friends for that and then lunch starting at 11:30. To purchase a ticket, call a garden club member or simply buy a ticket at the door.

Funds from Spring Happening are used by the club for a scholarship for a high school senior, benches at the new Intermediate School, donations to the Rockdale 4-H club, Wolf Park, Kay Theater, Depot, Master Naturalist event, basket and turkey give-away to the Chamber of Commerce, and for civic beautification. The club also supports the Texas Garden Club headquarter’s upkeep and gives to the TGC Seeds for Life program.— Billie Noack, reporter

Genealogy society to meet Tuesday

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 the Dyer family. Refreshments will be supplied by members whose surnames start with Q through Z. —Linda Whorton, publicity

Woodmen of the World meeting set Thursday

Woodmen of the World Milam County Pecan Lodge 237 will hold its regular monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Milano Community Center in downtown Milano. The Join Hands Day activity will be finalized. For more information, contact Jane Yoakum, secretary, at 446- 5110 or 256 County Road 360, Milano, Texas 76556 or at t.yoakum@att.net

Reading Club members visit San Antonio sites

Thursday Reading Club members enjoyed their annual club trip on April 14-15, visiting San Antonio. The trip was planned by Joan Ratliff and 11 members traveled to the Alamo City with a stop in Gruene for lunch.

While in San A ntonio, the group attended the Fiesta River Art Show and the Marine Band concer t at the A lamo Plaza, ex plored the R iver walk and toured the historic King William district and missions.

The May meeting will be the annual evening meal with members and their guests.— Geri Burnett, reporter

Sunshine Quilters to meet April 28

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild members w ill meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.


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