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RMH Auxiliary cookbook

Members of Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary are compiling a Rockdale Community Cookbook for Christmas 2011 and need assistance from the public.

“Please submit your favorite recipes and any stories that go along with them (ie. how they were named or a family story/ memory that accompanies the recipe). Please include your name or the name of the person who submitted the recipe,” said Eric Weinrich, spokesman.

Send these recipes and information to:

Richards Memorial Hospital, 1700 Brazos, Rockdale TX 76567, attention Eric Weinrich, or e-mail them to

Deadline for submission is July 31, Weinrich said.

Democratic Women

Next meeting of the local chapter of Texas Democratic Women will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the United Steel Workers of America Union Hall in Rockdale.

Purpose of the group is to network and launch a grassroots effort to support state and local Democrats in the 2012 elections.

For more information call Mary Ridgway, provisional president, at 512-773-1765.

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association will gather for its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. July 10 at the cemetery. Those in attendance are asked to bring a covered dish for the luncheon.

Liberty Cemetery Assn.

The Liberty Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3 at the Liberty Church. “Bring your favorite picnic lunch and dessert and join us,” said Judy York, secretary.

Yearly dues of $25 per grave for cemetery maintenance are due. “Costs of maintaining the cemetery continue to rise and the monetary support continues to decrease,” she said.

Persons with family or loved ones buried at the cemetery, or those who have plots reserved, are asked to send maintenance dues of $25 per site to: Frances Gilliland, treasurer, Liberty Cemetery Association, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron, TX 76520.

Crown Garden Club

Eight members of Crown Garden Club met at the home of Martha Newman in Milano for a June meeting and luncheon with Barbara Valek as co-hostess. Special guest was Mrs. Newman’s daughter-in-law, Carol Newman.

Guest speakers were Dr. John and Brenda Pruett who showed photos and gave a histor y of their Milam County farm which produces blueberries. John is the son of Harold and Cricket Pruett of Rockdale. After graduating from Rockdale High School, he received bachelor and master’s degrees in veterinary microbiology from the University of Texas Pan American in Kingsville. He received his PhD in immunology at Texas A&M.

He is a retired research scientist for the U. S. Department of Agriculture in Kerrville. His wife, Brenda is a microbiology research technician and worked with the screwworm eradication program. She worked before retirement in the livestock insect lab in Kerrville as a microbiological research technician.

The hostesses served a smoked chicken salad with blueberries from the Pruett farm and other fruit. Several desserts were also made with the blueberries and door prizes were fruit bowls and packages of frozen blueberries. Door prize winners were Mrs. Valek and Peggy Cooke.

Regular meetings will begin again in September but the group will meet for lunch in July at a time and place to be announced.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Kountry Squares dancers

Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club dance at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month) at the Salty Church.

Visitors are welcome. Call 512-365-1997 or e-mail for more information and directions.

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