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BEYOND THE ASHES—The Crown Garden Club donated $500 to the Native Plant Society to help in efforts to restore the land destroyed by the recent Bastrop area wildfires. The ‘Healing Hands Healing Lands’ project involves groups from several area counties and will include making seed balls to be dispersed over the scorched land to help restore its beauty. If there are any funds leftover at the completion of the project, they will be donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Relief Fund. Pictured are (L-R) Garden Club members Yvonne Yount (past president), Judy Matherne (president) and Native Plant Society members Betty Jackson, Bonnie Sladek and Sterlin Barton. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken BEYOND THE ASHES—The Crown Garden Club donated $500 to the Native Plant Society to help in efforts to restore the land destroyed by the recent Bastrop area wildfires. The ‘Healing Hands Healing Lands’ project involves groups from several area counties and will include making seed balls to be dispersed over the scorched land to help restore its beauty. If there are any funds leftover at the completion of the project, they will be donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Relief Fund. Pictured are (L-R) Garden Club members Yvonne Yount (past president), Judy Matherne (president) and Native Plant Society members Betty Jackson, Bonnie Sladek and Sterlin Barton. Reporter/Marie Bakken The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Two Close To A Cure Events set for Saturday

Two events are scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for Dr. A. Asea’s cancer research.

The registration for Hands across Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights will be 9-11:30 a.m. with a ceremony at noon. The $25 registration fee will include a bottled water, event t-shirt and bracelet.

The Ride for a Cure registration starts at 9 a.m. at Horny Toad Harley- Davidson in Temple. Kickstands up at 11. $25 fee per bike. For more information about either event, email closetoacure@yahoo.com.

Dr. Asea and his team at Scott & White Healthcare have developed a drug that could become an effective treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Pam Dymke is on the board of the Heart of Texas Purple Cancer Warrriors, a non-profit organization helping Dr. Asea to get this drug to clinical trials.

Donate used books for sale at city library

Got books? It’s time to clean up, clean out and donate used books to a worthy cause and de-clutter those shelves and your bedside table.

Friends of the Library wants your books for their upcoming Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the city library and outside on the library sidewalks.

Used and readable books (paperback and hard cover) can be dropped off during library hours—Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Helpers for sale day are also needed. Contact Ann King (446-3773) or Annette Stone (446-3963).

Friends of the Library provide funds for Children’s Summer Reading, sponsor authors in the library during the Tejas Festival, and support other literary programs in the community.

“Your used books will help continue their efforts to encourage learning,” Stone said.

Blood drawing set Oct. 17 at Chamber

Rockdale Rotary Club will sponsor a Scott & White Bloodmobile blood drawing from noon until 4 p. m. Monday, Oct. 17 on the Chamber of Commerce grounds, 1203 West Cameron Avenue (US 79).

Gaye Bland, Rotary president, said all blood donors that day will receive the following:

• Free Blue Bell blood donor Tshirt (in your size).

• Free pint of Blue Bell ice cream (limit one per donor).

• A coupon for a free No. 1 Real Deal from a fast-food chicken business in Temple.

• A chance to win a photography package.

• A chance to win a teeth whitening kit.

Details on all the prizes will be available at the blood drawing.

To sign up to donate blood and give the “gift of life,” call Bland at 760- 6702.

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.

Garden club supports Bastrop reforestation

Crown Garden Club met at the home of Yvonne Yount for the September meeting. Members voted to give a donation to the Texas Natural Plant Association for seed balls to be used for reforestation of the burned areas near Bastrop.

The seed balls contain seeds from native plants and trees that will germinate when it rains and help to bring the areas back to life. The club also gave a donation to the local food bank.

Carolyn Burford gave a program on container vegetable gardening with advice on soil mixtures.

Refreshments were served to eight members and one guest and door prizes were won by Wanda Edelmon and Carolyn Burford.

The October meeting will be a visit to the Bastrop area to view the wildfire devastation and to visit the historic downtown area which was not damaged by the fires.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

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, 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.

Relay For Life committee meeting set October 13th

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-Rockdale. The committee will discuss the theme for the 2012 Relay and plans for “kickoff,” Jeter said.

Thorndale Relay meeting Tuesday

THORNDALE— Nex t Thor ndale Relay for Life meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Fireman’s Hall.

“ We will continue planning for the upcoming fund- raising event and choosing a name for our ‘1 Big Team’,” said Deana Caffey, Relay chair. For more information call Caffey at 898-5189 or 898- 0421.

Sharp Cemetery meeting Saturday

The annual meeting of the Sharp Cemetery Association will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Sharp Presbyterian Church annex. Anyone with family members buried at the cemetery are urged to attend. Officers will be elected. Anyone with suggestions about cemetery improvements should at tend. For more information call Mollie Modesette, 446 6905.

Rice Cemetery annual meeting set Saturday

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.

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. Fried chicken plate lunches will be served starting at 11 a.m.

A washer pitching tournament will be held 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.”

Milam Tea Partiers to meet Monday

CAMERON— Milam County Tea Party Conservatives meet on the second Monday of each month. Next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Budget Host Milam Inn & Suites, 102 Lafferty Ave., Cameron, according to Bernie Finley of Rockdale, publicist.

Town & Country Club Family Night set Oct. 13

THORNDALE— Fifteen members and four guests attended a Thorndale Town & County Club meeting Sept. 22 at the Salty Church Annex with Janice Caffey as hostess. Guests were Louise Grose, Cathy Sweazea and Paula Johnson of Arizona and Becky Hozak of Wallis, daughters of member Laura Gibson,

Bingo was played with kitchen towels and hand softner as prizes.

Family Night will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Lanette Tucker and “Happy Anniversary” to Sarah and Elmore Lincoln.

The hostess exhibited an Aggiethemed

Christmas wreath and redneck wine glasses. She ser ved cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, chips and dip, German chocolate cake and a Chocolate Lush dessert.

Next regular meeting will be hosted by Laura Gibson Oct. 27 at her home and will feature a Halloween “tacky party.”—Darleen Tucker, secretary


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