KC DONATION—The Rockdale Knights of Columbus recently donated $200 to Meals on Wheels. Carolyn Cooper (left), director of the Rockdale Multi-Service Center and Meals-on-Wheels, accepted the check from Jody Darby, representing the Rockdale Knights of Columbus. Rockdale Multi-Service Center is located at 765 Green St. Call 512-446-2666 for more information. KC DONATION—The Rockdale Knights of Columbus recently donated $200 to Meals on Wheels. Carolyn Cooper (left), director of the Rockdale Multi-Service Center and Meals-on-Wheels, accepted the check from Jody Darby, representing the Rockdale Knights of Columbus. Rockdale Multi-Service Center is located at 765 Green St. Call 512-446-2666 for more information. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to or fax to 446-5317.

Suicide Prevention Week September 4-10

The Milam County Suicide Prevention Council is working on ideas, plans and information for the Suicide Prevention Week campaign Sept. 4-10, spokesperson Pamela Kaufmann said.

As part of the event two ASK Gatekeeper Training sessions will be held. One will be Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the Rockdale High School librar y and the other on on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Cameron High School cafeteria, Kaufmann said.

Both will begin at 6 p.m. and will last about two hours. Light refreshments w ill be ser ved. Baby sitting will be available for children fifth grade and under.

For more information, go to

Program set for ALCOA Retirees Sept. 8 meeting

ALCOA REtirees will meet on Sept. 8 at Rockdale KC hall with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a fish dinner at 6, according to Doug Williams, spokesperson.

There will be a special presentation by Mark Stiffler, director of Asset Management and Theresa Card, ALCOA Corporate Affairs.

“ There will also be a Silent Auction and names beginning M_ Z are asked to bring desserts,” said Williams.

MOPS registration planned on Saturday

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

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

The Milam County chapter meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each second Friday (September- May) at First Baptist in Rockdale, according to coordinator Mary McIntosh. Meet ings include refreshments and speakers on topics of interest to mothers, group discussions and time to complete a craft to take home.

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

For more information, contact McIntosh at 254- 931- 6758 or, or go to

Relay For Life needs committee members

Relay For Life of Milam County committee members are looking to recruit new members who can bring new and fresh ideas to the table, chairperson Kim Jeter announced.

They will hold a pot-luck dinner/ committee meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Peace Lutheran Church, 303 Meadow Drive, in Rockdale.

“We invite those who are interested in helping with the planning of the 2012 Milam County Relay For Life,” Jeter said.

Those who can are asked to RSVP no later than Sept. 4 by email to or by calling Jeter at 512- 760-7194.

Relay For Life is signature event for the American Cancer Society.

GOP Women to host annual rally Tuesday

CAMERON—Republican Women of Milam County will host their fourth annual “Old-Fashioned Rally in the Park” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Ben Milam Post VFW Hall in Cameron.

“This year’s rally will be held inside the VFW Hall rather than in the park due to the intense heat,” said Bill Whitmire, county GOP chair. “However, that will be the only change. There will still be free hot dogs, lemonade and ice cream and patriotic music performed by the Yoe High band.”

Whitmire said local, state and federal elected officials have been invited.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with free food and time to visit with elected officials. At 6 p.m. the speakers will take the stage for introductions, followed by an update on the last legislative session from State Rep. Charles Schwertner and a Washington update with U.S. Rep. John Carter, followed by a question and answer session.

VFW 6525 Auxiliary announces new officers

New officers have been elected for the VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary. They are Joyce Hurt, president; Joann Faust, senior vice-president; Evelyn Burgess, junior vice-president; Rita Johnson, secretary/treasurer; Barbara Walko, chaplain.

Ruby Faye Williams, conductress; Minnie David, guard and first-year trustee; Corky Huddleston, second-year trustee; Ann Bozeman, third-year trustee.

Kountry Squares meet every Thursday at Salty

Members of Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club dance 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 for additional information.— Jeanne Sparlin, club reporter

Thorndale boosters selling fleece blankets

THORNDALE—Thorndale Athletic Booster Club has a new fleece blanket fund-raiser.

Full-size fleece blankets, displaying “ Thorndale Bulldogs” and the mascot, are available for $50 each.

Contact any booster club of f icer to order, Lori Fisher (velf ish@ ya hoo. c om), C a rol Marr (, Becky Elms (becky_, Christie Hafley (christie.hafley@gmail. c om) or Stepha n ie Gu zma n (

Dime Box Lions set fund-raiser Oct. 1

DIME BOX—Dime Box Lions Club will sponsor the Black Bridge Festival and Mini Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 1, spokesperson Carol Dismukes announced.

The fund-raiser is to help the Lions’ community projects and a planned Black Bridge Park.

For more information, call Dismukes at 979-884-3227.

‘Afternoon of Music’ planned here Sept. 25

Rockdale’s Matinee Musical Club will host a public music event, “An Afternoon of Music,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

It will feature “Oasis,” a women’s quartet singing barbershop four-part harmony. “ They are members of Sweet Adelines International and are winners of regional competitions. Collectively, they have over 100 years of barbershop experience,” said Judy Hudson, publicist.

Entertainment will also include Matinee 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 are $10. Proceeds go to 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 may be purchased from any Matinee Musical Club member or from Marie Gest, 446-2872.

Town & Country Club meets at Weise home

THORNDALE—Town & County Club members met Aug. 25 in the home of Peggy Weise with 10 members and one guest present. Bingo was played with prizes awarded.

A thank-you card was read from Donna Harris regarding the recent passing of her sister, Regina Rogers.

Members were updated on meeting changes and Family Night which will be a potluck event Oct. 13 at the Thorndale Chamber building.

Hostess Weise displayed a sugar mold she decorated as a coffee table centerpiece, plus hand-painted candlesticks and yard decor.

Refreshments included chicken salad, pistachio salad, key lime dessert bars, chocolate chip cookies, a fruit bowl and chips and dips. Next meeting will be held at the home of Darleen Tucker on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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