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LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Evening Lions Club president Bill McMinn presents a certificate of appreciation to Wendy King (left), Milano High School volleyball coach and math teacher, for a program presented to the club on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. King, a MHS graduate, expressed pride in the fact that her teams are recognized as highly competitive every season. At right is Catrina Steinbecker, MHS assistant volleyball coach. LIONS PROGRAM—Milano Evening Lions Club president Bill McMinn presents a certificate of appreciation to Wendy King (left), Milano High School volleyball coach and math teacher, for a program presented to the club on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. King, a MHS graduate, expressed pride in the fact that her teams are recognized as highly competitive every season. At right is Catrina Steinbecker, MHS assistant volleyball coach. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed

Rockdale Multi Service Center (Senior Citizens Center) needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels, according to Carolyn Cooper, center director.

“We need volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday,” she said, “and it takes on 35 to 45 minutes. A nyone interested, please call the center, 446-2666 and ask for Carolyn or Brenda to get more information.”

Center schedule of events for the rest of January was listed by Cooper as follows:

Jan. 11, birthday party, 11:30 a.m.; Jan. 12, Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 16, center closed; Jan. 20, Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 25, Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 26, nutrition education program by County Extension Service; Jan. 31, nails polished by Marie Storey.

VFW sets program on Vietnam Jan. 28

Attention all veterans of the Rockdale area:

You are invited to an observance and presentation on the Vietnam War to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Rockdale VFW Post 6525 home, 978 West US 79 in Rockdale.

“We will be serving free hot dogs and hamburgers at 6 p.m.,” said James Adcock, post commander.

Noon Lions hear about RISD finances

Rockdale Noon Lions Club held its first meeting of 2012 on Jan. 4. Dr. Howell Wright, Rockdale ISD superintendent, was the speaker and discussed current R ISD finance issues.

A 71st anniversary party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Allan Miller’s house. The January board meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Busy Bea Cafe. The annual Lions Pancake Supper will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21 with Mike Pruett chairing the event.

The 2012-2013 officer slate will be planned soon and all Lions need to think about how they can better serve their club.—Kathy Cooke Martin, publicity

Milano Lions to mark 25th anniversary

MIL A NO— Milano Evening Lions Club members will observe the club’s 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Milano Civic Center, event chairman Eldon Ball announced.

The club organized and installed 28 founding members on Jan. 10, 1987. Ball said a special invitation is issued for the charter members to attend and take part.

Current and all former members and their guests will need to make reser vations for the meal by contacting Ball, 448 CR 338, Milano TX 76556, telephone 455-6451, or club secretary Nell McMinn, 125 N. Main St., Rockdale TX 76567, telephone 446- 4000. A $10 registration fee will include a pork loin meal catered by Touch of Elegance.

There will also be presentations of 25-year certificates and attendance pins. Speaker for the event will be attorney Wayne Fisher.

Milam genealogy society to elect slate on Jan. 24

Milam County Genealogical Society will hold its first meeting of 2012 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Citizens National Bank conference room in Rockdale.

On the agenda will be nomination and election of officers. Members and potential members should pay their membership dues by the Jan. 24 meeting in order to vote. Fees are: Individual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, and supporting membership $25.

Dues may be paid at any meeting, mailed to MCGS, c/o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library for MCGS); mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567; or paid at the Jan. 24 meeting. Visitors are always welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Kountry Squares will start lessons Thursday

Kountry Squares square dancing will start lessons at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 with an open house and lessons will officially start at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kountry Squares dance at the SPJST Rest Home in Taylor, 501 East Lake Drive (use the main entrance and employees w ill direct you to the meeting room).

Kountry Squares has members from Rockdale, Taylor, Thorndale, Coupland, Thrall, Elgin and Lexington. Members dance every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month). Visitors are welcome.

Call 512- 943- 0307 or email kountrysquares@gmail.com for additional information.

GOP Women plan Independence Dinner

CAMERON—Republican Women of Milam County will hold an Independence Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Cameron VFW Hall, according to Karen McDermott, spokesperson.

“We invite everyone to come and enjoy a prime rib dinner w ith all the trimmings, plus hear speakers who are running for county and state offices,” she said.

Cost of the dinner is $50 per plate and tickets are available from any Republican Women of Milam County member. “Join us to celebrate living in a country where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is our foundation,” McDermott said. For more information, call Marilyn Johnson, 512-862-4419; Karen McDermott, 254-697-4898; or Lois Ammerman, 446-5509, or visit www.milamgop.org.

Next meeting of RWMC will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Budget Host Hotel in Cameron. All interested women in the county are encouraged to attend, McDermott 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 each month, according to Greg Nichols, the group’s chaplain.

Meeting location is 115 N. Central in Cameron.


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