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ROTARY ROYALTY— Rotary International District 5870 Governor Suresh Pahwa (right) of Austin made his official visit to the Rockdale Rotary Club last Tuesday, meeting with directors and then speaking during the club’s weekly luncheon at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. The meeting was also attended by 10 Cameron Rotarians and six Lexington Rotarians. This group includes (L-R) Cameron club president George Willey, Rockdale club president Gaye Bland, Lexington club president Patricia Davis, and Governor Pahwa. 
Reorter/Bill Cooke ROTARY ROYALTY— Rotary International District 5870 Governor Suresh Pahwa (right) of Austin made his official visit to the Rockdale Rotary Club last Tuesday, meeting with directors and then speaking during the club’s weekly luncheon at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park. The meeting was also attended by 10 Cameron Rotarians and six Lexington Rotarians. This group includes (L-R) Cameron club president George Willey, Rockdale club president Gaye Bland, Lexington club president Patricia Davis, and Governor Pahwa. Reorter/Bill Cooke The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Rotary, S&W to host bone marrow registry at Outdoor Expo

Rockdale Rotary Club and Scott & White Hospital will host a bone marrow donor registry from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Central Texas Hunting & Outdoor Expo at Apache Pass.

“ To join, you only need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willng to donate to any patient in need, and meet health guidelines,” said Gaye Bland, Rotary president.

“Everyone has the power to heal, to save a life, and the first step is joining the registry,” she said.

For more information call Stephanie Jardot at Scott & White, 254-724- 0602, or toll-free 1-800-MARROW-2, or visit BeTheMatch.org.

Minerva homecoming scheduled October 2

The 51st annual Minerva homecoming, a day of fellowship with friends and family, will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Minerva Community Center, 378 CR 232 Loop in Minerva.

Attendees are invited to bring a covered dish, photos to share, and to invite friends and family.

Lunch will be served shortly after noon. “Please feel free to come early, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to the stories that can be heard on the front porch,” said Susan and Deborah Dean, publicists.

For more information: Susan Dean, 446-2845; Deborah Dean, 446-3111.

Grief support meetings planned twice monthly

CAMERON—Standards Hospice will hold Grief Support Group meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays for the rest of 2011. Dates will be Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10 and 24 and Dec. 8 and 22.

“The meetings will continue into 2012,” according to Greg Nichols, chaplain. Meeting location is 115 N. Central in Cameron. For more information, call 254-284- 0045.

Genealogy society gains members with workshop

Milam County Genealogical Society met Aug. 23 in the community room of Citizens National Bank with 17 members and 3 guests present.

A genealogy workshop sponsored by the society was termed a major success, with over 30 in attendance and several new members gained.

David Galbreath presented a program on his history of Milam County in photographs, and requested any who have photos from Rockdale and Milam County early days, to send him digital copies, or let him borrow the photos to scan. He displayed his notebook of information gathered to date for all to look over.

Next society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the conference room at Citizens National Bank, Rockdale ( rear entrance). Florene McDaniel is in charge of the program, to be presented by guest speaker Wallace Jones. Those whose surnames begin with the letters A through P will bring refreshments. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Milano Jamboree coming up Saturday

MIL ANO—The monthly Millano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Milano Civic Center, according to Tena Galbreath, spokesperson.

The jamboree will also celebrate the 81st birthday of A.D. Lagrone, one of the Jamboree’s organizers.

Admission is free. “All listeners and musicians are invited,” Galbreath said. Refreshments will be available at the civic center.

Relay For Life commitee meeting set October 13

Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, event chair Kim Jeter announced.

The meeting will be held in the community room at Citizens National Bank in Rockdale. They will discuss the theme for the 2012 Relay and plans for “Kickoff,” Jeter said.

Masons fish fry Oct. 2 for scholarship fund

THORNDALE—Thorndale Masonic Lodge 978 will hold a fish fry scholarship fund-raiser on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the new Thorndale Meat Market on US 79 in Thorndale.

Serving will start at 11 a.m. and continue until sold out. Cost is $8 per plate.

“These will be to-go plates, but we will have limited seating for those that need to eat here,” said Trey Felton, lodge spokesman.

Desserts will be available for a donation. “Come out and support the lodge and its fund-raising efforts for local scholarships,” Felton said.

Thorndale boosters selling fleece blankets

THORNDALE—Thorndale Athletic Booster Club is selling fleece blankets in a fund-raiser.

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

To order, contact: 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— Milano Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its annual fall sale Sept. 29- 30 and Oct. 1 at the Milano Civic Center/Fire Station, located downtown.

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, -446-5110, Lois Love, 455- 7915 or Carolyn Vinton, 455-2364.

Milano Lions holding annual fall fund-raiser

MILANO— Milano Evening Lions Club is holding its 2011 fund-raiser now through Oct. 28. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

Prizes are Walmart gift cards of $350, $250 and $50. Drawing will be Friday, Oct. 28 at the Milano High School football game.

Buy tickets from any Lions member.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Meadowbrook Bap - tist Church. Members will work on personal projects and visitors are welcome, said Eddie Davidson, publicist. For more information call 446- 6316.

Bushdale Cemetery meeting set for Oct. 1

The Bushdale Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

Everyone with relatives buried there is encouraged to attend and bring a favorite dish and/or dessert for the luncheon that will follow the meeting. For more information call Velmalene Williams, 361-293-5662.

Sharp Cemetery Assn. annual meeting Oct. 8

The annual meeting of the Sharp Cemetery Association will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Sharp Presbyterian Church annex.

Anyone with family members buried at the cemetery are urged to attend. Present officers or new ones will be elected. Anyone with suggestions about cemetery improvements should attend the meeting.

For more information call Mollie Modesette, 446 6905.

Rice Cemetery annual meeting set October 8

CAMERON— Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc.’s annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the cemetery, SH 36 to CR 241, Cameron. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs. Send donations to Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc., 3965 S. Hwy 77, Cameron TX 76520. For information, call Irene Angell, 254- 697- 4119, or David Angell, 254- 697-1095.

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 979-884-3227.

Dime Box homecoming, BBQ cookoff set Oct. 1

DIME BOX—The annual Dime Box Homecoming and Barbecue Cookoff will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Dime Box.

Check-In will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. 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. There is no entry fee but each team must donate a brisket weighing at least 10 pounds. A Jackpot Bean cookoff will also be held with a $10 entry fee.

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

Deanville VFD’s annual fund-raiser set Oct. 9

DEANVILLE—The Deanville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 34th annual fund-raiser Sunday, Oct. 9 at the fire station, FM 111 and Hwy 60 in Deanville.

Pit BBQ pork, beef, chicken, sausage and red ring sausage, will be sold by the pound beginning at 7 a.m. Plate lunches of fried chicken with all the trimmings will be served starting at 11 a.m.

A washer pitching tournament will be held at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m. The event also offers prizes, a country store, auction and sweet shop.

“The event will go rain or shine,” said R.J. Smith, VFD president. “Proceeds pay for department insurance and equipment.”

Town & Country Club meets at Tucker home

THORNDALE— Thorndale Town & County Club met Sept. 8 in the home of Darleen Tucker in the Salty community with 11 members present. Bingo was played for prizes of kitchen towels and oven mitts. Members send a “thinking of you” card to Lanette Tucker.

Meeting dates for the remainder of the year were reviewed and a Christmas Tour of Homes in Georgetown was discussed as well as a tour of Christmas lights.

Mrs. Tucker demonstrated kitchen decorations for the months of July, August, September and October and also a silk map of Belgium and Germany from WWII used by her father Grady Cumbie, a B-17 pilot, and his flight logs and WWII ration book. On a tour of her home, she pointed out oil paintings by her mother, Louise Cumbie.

Next meeting will be hosted by Janice Caffey at the Salty Community Church annex on Thursday, Sept. 22.


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