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Milam County Genealogical Society met June 28 at Citizens National Bank-Rockdale with 16 members and two guests present.
A seminar featuring genealogist Lynna Kay Shuffield will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Genealogy Center of the Lucy Patterson Memorial Library. Pre-registration will be required by Aug. 9 to plan for a lunch break.
To pre- register, call Marie Hubert at 512-446-3937, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wi-fi connections are available at the library but limited to the first 15 to register with the request to bring a laptop. Visual aids and handouts will be used, so laptops are not necessary. More information will appear in next week’s Reporter.
Eugenia Newton presented a program on early Rockdale. She told of the early tradesmen like Mr. Winkelman that sold vegetables from a wagon, Mr. Caywood with his wagon of watermelons and Paul Shim, who drove the ice wagon house-to-house in the days of ice box “refrigeration.” In the summertime, Mr. Shim’s wagon was normally followed by the youngsters snatching slivers of ice from the blocks that he trimmed for the household ice boxes.
Next society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in Citizens National Bank-Rockdale (rear entrance). Sara Proctor is in charge of the program. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity
Recipes sought for new 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 email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is July 31, Weinrich said.
Kountry Squares dancers practice on Thursdays
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and directions.
Bulldog Band to hold Fish Fry Fundraiser
The Thorndale Bulldog Band will hold a fish fry dinner and silent auction on Sunday, August 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, according to Starla Hall, spokesperson.
Menu will include fried catfish, beans, noodles, cole slaw, bread, pickles, onions and dessert for $8.00 per plate. Dine in or take out. All proceeds to benefit the Bulldog Band.
Milano Opry to hit stage Saturday night
MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry is set for Saturday, July 16 at the Milano High School cafetorium, organizer Lynn Martin said. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show at 7. Admission is $7 (children 10 and under free).
Headliner is Brian Davenport, formerly of Rockdale, with special guests Lorna Wilhelms of Waco and the Jacob Austin Band of Bryan.
House band members are Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Michael Herod, Gar y Beard, Johnny Foster and Lunn Martin.
Concessions will include hamburgers, french fries provided by Bobby Q of Bryan, and the Opry’s homemade pies, Martin said.