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ROTARY HONORS—Jay Brown (second from left) was honored by the Rockdale Rotary Club last Tuesday for his “29 years of dedicated service to Rotary and to the ideals of Rotary which include ‘service above self’.” Club President Gaye Bland presented Jay and wife Betty (right) with a gift basket from the club and a Certificate of Appreciation. Bill Avrett (left) presented Brown with his Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow credentials, praising him as “one who has always served diligently and without fanfare, never seeking recognition or attention, always willing to help others.” Brown, who has been a Rockdale Rotarian since 1983, retired from the club Oct. 31. 
Reporter/Bill Cooke ROTARY HONORS—Jay Brown (second from left) was honored by the Rockdale Rotary Club last Tuesday for his “29 years of dedicated service to Rotary and to the ideals of Rotary which include ‘service above self’.” Club President Gaye Bland presented Jay and wife Betty (right) with a gift basket from the club and a Certificate of Appreciation. Bill Avrett (left) presented Brown with his Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow credentials, praising him as “one who has always served diligently and without fanfare, never seeking recognition or attention, always willing to help others.” Brown, who has been a Rockdale Rotarian since 1983, retired from the club Oct. 31. Reporter/Bill Cooke The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Milam Retired Teachers to meet here Wednesday

Milam County Retired Teachers Association’s next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Rockdale and will be a Thanksgiving covered dish luncheon.

Members are also asked to bring books for children which will be donated.— Bram Younts, co- secretary.

Matinee Musical Club holds October meeting

Matinee Musical Club held its October meeting in the home of Leah Thomason with Tami Stockton as co- hostess. Sara Proctor and Elaine Simpson were welcomed as guests.

After members enjoyed a table of Halloween “treats,” the meeting was conducted by President Lisa Loewe. After roll call and reciting the Collect, singing of the songof the- month was accompanied by Dixie Whitmore.

Thank-you notes were read from the club’s 2011 scholarship winner Heather Vargas, and from the staff and residents of Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center for the club’s moving a piano from the hospital’s assisted living area to Manor Oaks.

Matinee club hosted a District 4 meeting Oct. 8 at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Rockdale. The Navasota club will celebrate its 100th year in 2012 and has invited Matinee members to participate on Jan. 21, 2012 (with old-timey dress optional).

President Loewe gave a program on folk songs involving rivers. Pianist Marie Gest played for a name-thattune game and Mrs. Loewe provided information on each number. Theme this year is “Music Flows Like a River.”

Members closed the meeting by singing the NFMC benediction, accompanied by Mrs. Loewe. The cub is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.— Pat Owen, reporter

Donate used books for sale at city library

Friends of the Library wants your unwanted 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.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays, 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.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay kickoff party set here Sunday

Theme for the 2012 Milam County Relay For Life will be “Rockin’ Out Cancer!”

Kim Jeter, Relay chair, said, “We plan to ‘Rock Out’ the decades from the ‘50s thru the ‘90s” at the 2012 Relay event.”

Jeter also announced the Relay kickoff party will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

“Everyone is invited so please let anyone that you think may be interested in Relay come join our kickoff party,” Jeter said. “Refreshments will be provided by Relay committee members.”

Thorndale Relay sets BBQ meal on Nov. 13

THORNDALE—Relay for Life Thorndale will host a BBQ dinner and silent auction fund- raiser Sunday, Nov. 13 at Fireman’s Hall, according to Millette Fisher, publicist.

Plates of BBQ brisket, noodles, potato salad, beans and all the trimmings will be $8, to go or dine in. Desserts will be available for free-will donations.

Donations for the silent auction can be made by contacting Darleen Tucker, 898-2727, or dropped by the hall on Saturday or Sunday morning.

“Proceeds from this fund- raiser will be aided with matching funds from Thrivent Financial,” Fisher said.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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