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EAGLE SCOUTS—Rockdale’s newest Eagle Scouts, Eric Davenport and Tyler Land, recently received Scouting’s highest honor in ceremonies at the Murray Street Church of Christ. Both completed their Eagle Scout projects at the IG&N Depot. From left are Eagle Scout Dad Doug Davenport, Troop 790 Past Scoutmaster Les Davenport, Eagle Scout Eric Davenport, Master of Ceremonies Andy Anderson, Eagle Scout Tyler Land and Eagle Dad Less Davenport. EAGLE SCOUTS—Rockdale’s newest Eagle Scouts, Eric Davenport and Tyler Land, recently received Scouting’s highest honor in ceremonies at the Murray Street Church of Christ. Both completed their Eagle Scout projects at the IG&N Depot. From left are Eagle Scout Dad Doug Davenport, Troop 790 Past Scoutmaster Les Davenport, Eagle Scout Eric Davenport, Master of Ceremonies Andy Anderson, Eagle Scout Tyler Land and Eagle Dad Less Davenport. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

‘Christmas in July’ sale at Heavenly Treasures

Rockdale Christian Services Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy will be holding a “Red Hot Christmas in July” sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29.

“ The sale will include some Christmas bargains on decorations, lights, trees, accessories and more,” said Pat Watson, spokesperson. “Please enter through the back door in the alley. The sale is in the Heavenly Treasures back room,” she said.

“This is a great way to get ready for Christmas and support a good cause at the same time,” Watson said.

Genealogy society will meet at Senior Center

Milam County Genealogical Society will meet at the Rockdale Senior Citizens Center, 765 Green Street, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, instead of Citizens National Bank conference room this month only.

Members whose surnames begin with A thru P will bring refreshments. Charles and Marie Hubert will bring paper goods, drinks and ice. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Genealogy seminar Aug. 20 at city library

An genealogy seminar featuring Lynna Kay Shuffield is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Milam County Genealogy Center of Lucy Patterson Memorial Library in Rockdale.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a fee of $5 per person. Those wishing to attend, including MCGS members, should call Marie Hubert at 446-3937, or email mhubert@swbell.net. Pre-registration will be required by Aug. 9 in order to prepare refreshments for the lunch break.

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—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 eweinrich@lrhealthcare.com. Deadline for submission is July 31.

Bulldog Band to hold Fish Fry fund-raiser

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Bulldog Band will hold a fish fry meal and silent auction on Sunday, Aug. 7, beginning at 11 a.m. at 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 per plate. Plates will be available for dine-in or take-out. All proceeds will benefit the Bulldog Band.

Sunshine quilters to meet on July 28

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28 in fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

“ Visitors are welcome,” said Eddie Davidson, publicist. For more information call Davidson at 446-6316.


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