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GOVERNOR VISITS—Milano Evening Lions Club President Bill McMinn (left) presents a certificate of appreciation to Lions District Gov. Gary Cocanougher (center) for a program presented to the club on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Milano Senior Citizens Center. Gov. Cocanougher spoke of his travels on behalf of Lionism and reminded members that Lions are involved in domestic and international projects. Also pictured is Zone Chairman and Cameron Lion Bobby Lingan. GOVERNOR VISITS—Milano Evening Lions Club President Bill McMinn (left) presents a certificate of appreciation to Lions District Gov. Gary Cocanougher (center) for a program presented to the club on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Milano Senior Citizens Center. Gov. Cocanougher spoke of his travels on behalf of Lionism and reminded members that Lions are involved in domestic and international projects. Also pictured is Zone Chairman and Cameron Lion Bobby Lingan. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Relay For Life sets meeting here Sunday

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 e-mail to milamcountyrelay@gmail.com or by calling Jeter at 512-760-7194.

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

Special Needs fun day set for September 17

The third annual “Meet and Greet” Special Needs Network Fun Day will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Rockdale Fair Park Pavilion, 200 Walnut Street.

“This is a time for families of children with varied disabilities, all having a common center, come together for food, fun and fellowship,” said Denitra Lewis, publicist.

At the open house, attendees will find an information table, bounce house, puppet show, arts and crafts, hay ride, face painting, balloons, food and drinks, games and a clown, she said.

For more information, call Lewis at 446-4910 or 512- 626- 6583; Rita Schupp, 254- 931- 4745; or Teresa Mireles, 446-5408.

Rockdale Band Boosters to meet Monday, Sept. 12

Rockdale Band Boosters will hold a meeting on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockdale High School band hall, according to Dana Pendleton, spokesperson.

Murray Cemetery meeting September 17

The annual meeting of the Murray Cemetery Association will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Rockdale General Store meeting room. A pot-luck lunch will follow.

Four families who have ancestors buried at the cemetery will be honored at the meeting: the families of Cameron Mangum, Reuben Mathews, Robert Phillips and Susannah Redford.

Mangum, Mathews and Phillips served in the Confederate Army and Mrs. Redford was the wife of John Newton Redford who fought with Sam Houston in the Texas Revolution against Santa Anna.

For more information call Shirley McIrvin at 446-5261.

‘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. “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, 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 member or from Marie Gest, 446-2872.

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.

Dime Box homecoming, BBQ cookoff set Oct. 1

DIME BOX—The annual Dime Box Homecoming and Barbecue Cookoff will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Dime Box, according to Carol Dismukes, publicist.

Check-In will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, open to all cookers. A stew supper, compliments of Jacob and Marlena Beran, will begin at 6 p.m. with music by J.W. Riza, followed by a “42” tournament.

Cookoff categories are beef brisket (required), chicken and pork ribs. No entry fee will be charged; however, each team must donate a brisket weighing at least 10 pounds. A Jackpot Bean cookoff will also be held with a $10 entry fee. All money will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by awards and the brisket auction at 4 p.m. Three awards will be given in each cooking category and one master cooker award. There will also be a Showmanship Award. Theme “The 50’s”.

For more information, contact Kord Kothmann at 979-884-1021 or kord2007lmrt@yahoo.com.

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 officer to order, Lori Fisher (velfish@yahoo.com), Carol Marr (ranchodelmarr@yahoo.com), Becky Elms ( beck y_ elems @ sbcglobal. n et) , Chr ist ie Ha f ley ( c hr ist ie. hafley@gmail.com) or Stephanie Guzman (tes32001@yahoo.com).

Milano VFD Auxiliary sets annual fall sale

Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary has set dates for its annual fall sale, spokesperson Jane Yoakum said. The sale is set for Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 at the Milano Civic Center/ Fire Station, located downtown two blocks east of the post office.

Sale times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-30 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1.

The building will be open starting Monday, Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. to accept donations for the sale.

For more information, contact Yoakum, 512-446-5110, Lois Love, 512- 455-7915 or Carolyn Vinton, 512-455-2364.


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