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ROTARY SUPPORTS ‘ARMY’—Rockdale Rotary Club service co-chairs Joan Ratliff and Mark Jackson (R) presented a check for $250 to support UM Army, represented by Frank Hejtmanek (L), camp director, and Darrell Harper. Rotarians also treated the UM Army’s youth and adult leaders to a hamburger supper Thursday. For coverage of the Army’s good deeds in Rockdale, see Lifestyle, page 1B. ROTARY SUPPORTS ‘ARMY’—Rockdale Rotary Club service co-chairs Joan Ratliff and Mark Jackson (R) presented a check for $250 to support UM Army, represented by Frank Hejtmanek (L), camp director, and Darrell Harper. Rotarians also treated the UM Army’s youth and adult leaders to a hamburger supper Thursday. For coverage of the Army’s good deeds in Rockdale, see Lifestyle, page 1B. 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 w ill feature “ OA SIS,” a women’s quar tet 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 f lute, 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.

Thorndale 4-H sets bake sale August 13

THORNDALE—The Thorndale 4-H Club will hold a back-toschool 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. Preregistration 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

Milam County MOPS registration Sept. 3

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is for women (with children ages birth through kindergarten) who desire fellowship, encouragement and friendship with other moms.

The Milam County chapter meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month (September-May) at First Baptist Church in Rockdale, according to coordinator Mary McIntosh.

Meetings include refreshments and speakers on topics of interest to mothers, group discussion and time to complete a craft to take home.

MOPPETS is the MOPS children’s program, designed for preschoolers to enjoy during the MOPS meeting. Children are well cared for by MOPPET leaders and volunteers, McIntosh said.

MOPS registration will hold a drive-through sign-up at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the First Baptist Church parking lot. First meeting is Friday, Sept. 9.

For more information, contact McIntosh at 254- 931- 6758 or rockdalemops@gmail.com, or go to http://rockdalemops.blogspot.com.

Bulldog Band to hold Fish Fry fund-raiser

THOR NDA LE—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.

Kountry Squares set Fajita sale on Saturday

Members of Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club will be selling fajitas at Tractor Supply in Taylor on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Kountry Squares dances at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except the fifth Thursday of the month) at the Salty Church. Visitors are welcome. Call 512-365-1997 or email kountrysquares@gmail.com for additional information.— Jeanne Sparlin, club reporter


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