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VISITING LION—Rockdale Noon Lions Club was visited by the 2-S3 District Governor for 2011-2012, Gary Cocanougher (L), shown here with Noon Lions Club President Paul Dixon. “Lions are helping to rebuild lives following disasters all over the world,” Cocanougher said. VISITING LION—Rockdale Noon Lions Club was visited by the 2-S3 District Governor for 2011-2012, Gary Cocanougher (L), shown here with Noon Lions Club President Paul Dixon. “Lions are helping to rebuild lives following disasters all over the world,” Cocanougher said. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E- mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

‘Afternoon of Music’ planned here Sept. 25

Rockdale’s Matinee Musical Club is planning a public music event, “An Afternoon of Music,” on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 until 4:30 p.m. in the Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

The afternoon will feature “OASIS,” a women’s quartet singing barbershop four-part harmony. “This group qualified for international competition in Seattle, Washington last October,” said Annette Griesbach, Matinee spokesperson.

Entertainment will also include Matinee Musical Club members Leah Thomason on the flute, accompanied by pianist Nancy Anton. Refreshments of tea and punch, finger sandwiches and sweets will be served, with time provided to mingle with the artists.

Tickets will be $10 with proceeds going toward the Louise Hale Sessions Memorial Scholarship, awarded each May to an RHS senior who plans to continue using his/ her musical abilities following graduation. Tickets will go on sale mid- August and may be purchased from any Matinee Musical Club member.

Senior Adult Summer Health Fair set Aug.16

TAYLOR—A Senior Adult Summer Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. until noon, hosted by SPJST Assisted Living Community, 505 East Lake Drive in Taylor.

“The public is invited to this free event and to register for our grand prize, a 42-inch LCD HD TV,” Julie Smith said. For more information, call 512-352- 6940.

‘Christmas in July’ Sale at Heavenly Treasures

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

“The sale includes some Christmas bargains on decorations, lights, trees, accessories and more,” said Pat Watson, spokesperson. The sale is in the Heavenly Treasures back room.

Milano Jamboree slated for Saturday

MILANO—Milano Country Junction Jamboree will be held at the Milano Civic Center at 7 pm. Saturday, July 30. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. “Musicians and listeners are invited to enjoy good country and gospel music,” said Tena Galbreath, spokesperson.

Thorndale 4-H sets bake sale August 13

THORNDALE—The Thorndale 4- H Club will hold a back-to-school bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in front of the new Thorndale Meat Market, according to Lori Fisher, spokesperson. “Come out and support the 4-H’ers and help make this program a success,” she said.

Genealogy seminar Aug. 20 at city library

An genealogy seminar featuring Lynna Kay Shuffield will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Genealogy Center in the 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 is required by Aug. 9.

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. 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 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 at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 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, available for dine-in or take-out.

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. “Visitors are welcome,” said Eddie Davidson, publicist. For more information call Davidson at 446- 6316.


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