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LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Evening Lions Club President Arthur Kelley (second from left) presents a certificate of appreciation to Integrity Real Estate for a program presented to the club on Thursday, May 5. From left are agent Mary Phillips, broker/owner Elaine Gerren, and agent Dave Phillips. LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Evening Lions Club President Arthur Kelley (second from left) presents a certificate of appreciation to Integrity Real Estate for a program presented to the club on Thursday, May 5. From left are agent Mary Phillips, broker/owner Elaine Gerren, and agent Dave Phillips. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E- mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Minerva Cemetery

A work session at the Minerva Communit y Cemeter y has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until noon, according to Linda Jenkins, secretary of the Minerva Cemetery Association.

“We need to remove dead trees and level headstones and take care of any other needs,” she said.

For more information call Charles Hubert, 446- 3937, Jenkins, 446- 5764

Masons’ fish fry Saturday

Rockdale Masonic Lodge 414 AF & AM will serve up catfish meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the lodge home off US 77 north.

Plates of catfish, hush puppies, homemade cole slaw, homemade beans and tea will be sold for $8 to dine-in or to-go, according to James Powell, spokesman. Desserts are also available. Proceeds will go to the lodge, scholarship fund and other sponsored programs.

“We will appreciate the community’s support of this event,” Powell said.

Democratic Women

An informal meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the Rec Hall of Grace Lutheran Church in Rockdale to explore establishing a local chapter of the Texas Democratic Women.

“Purpose of the group will be to work toward community organizing and building a grassroots plan so that Democrats can have positive state and local outcomes in the 2012 election,” said Mary Ridgway, spokesperson.

Grace Lutheran is located at 247 N. Wilcox. For more information, contact Ridgway at 512-773-1765.

Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society met April 26 at Citizens National Bank with 17 members and 7 guests attending.

Patricia McKee presented a program on the histor y of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Nicholas John and Susan Anne (Carter) Dyer family that founded the church. McKee presented minutes from early church meetings, along with Dyer family photos and photos from 1945 of the Mt. Zion congregation.

Among guests at the meeting were descendants of the Dyer family, as well as the present minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and his wife, Luther and Dyan Shelander. Mt. Zion Baptist Church has celebrated over 100 years of worship in Milam County.

The Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Citizens National Bank. Charles Hubert will present the program. Members with surnames beginning A- P will be responsible for refreshments. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Music Week activities

Music and song rang out throughout Rockdale as National Music Week 2011 was celebrated last week. From preschools to nursing homes, banks to the libraries, live music was featured to the delight of listeners of all ages.

Local performers presented instrumental, vocal and choral selections. Music Week activities are sponsored by Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale, a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.—Judy Hudson, reporter

Monthly senior bingo

Manor Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center will host a Community Senior Bingo (age 55 and over) on the last Wednesday of every month, beginning May 25.

Time will be 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the north side dining room, according to Missy Morse, spokesperson. For more information call 512-562- 0027.

Burleson Opry ahead

CHRIESMAN—The Burleson County Opry is held each second Saturday in Chriesman, on FM 1363 between Milano and Caldwell. Saturday’s show will be at 7 p.m. in the Chriesman Civic Center, with the Yellow Prairie Band. Admission is free and food is available. For more information call Royce Barber, 446- 6644.

Town & Country Club

THORNDALE— Members of the Thorndale Town and Country Club will tour the Antique Rose Emporium and Plants & Things during a field trip to Brenham Thursday, May 12. The trip will include shopping and lunch at It Must Be Heaven.— Darleen Tucker, secretary


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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