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Third Annual Shoe Drive for children

Meadowbrook Baptist Church, along with the Rockdale Rotary Club and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring the Annual Shoe Drive for needy children, according to Denice Doss, spokesperson.

Signup will continue through July with the giveaway being held on Tuesday, August 6. To sign up for shoes call Meadowbrook Baptist Church at 512-446-3367 or Rockdale Chamber of Commerce at 512-446-2030.

To donate for the drive call either of the two numbers above. Make your checks out to Meadowbrook Baptist Church. 100% of the donations will be used for the shoes.

This is the third year for the giveaway. Last year over 100 children were served with the shoe giveaway, Doss said.

Liberty Cemetery Assn. to hold picnic/meeting

The annual Liberty Cemetery Association picnic and meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at Liberty Church, according to secretary Judy York.

“If you have family or loved ones buried at the cemetery, we would like to see you attend the meeting and bring your delicious picnic lunch and join in on renewing old friendships or making new ones,” York said.

Those unable to attend this year and but who would like to continue support of maintaining the cemetery may mail a contribution to Frances Gilliland, treasurer, Liberty Cemetery Association, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron TX 76520.

Standards Hospice holding grief support

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings from 5 to 6 p. m. each second and fourth Wednesdays. Greg Nichols is bereavement coordinator. Location is Standards Hospice, 602 N. Travis in Cameron. FMI: 254-284-0045, extension 2013.

MCGS to sponsor August 3 seminar

The Milam County Genealogical Society met Tuesday, June 25 in the meeting room at Rockdale General Store with 22 members and one guest attending. Randy Billingsley presented a program on early Milam County, the land boundaries, the counties cut out of Milam County and stories of Indian attacks in the early history of the county. At one time, Milam County’s bountries included much of east Texas.

MCGS is sponsoring a genealogy seminar conducted by professional genealogist, Lynna Kay Shuffield, Saturday, August 3, 2013, for a $5 donation per person. Pre-registration is required in order to estimate luncheon requirements, however, donations may be paid at the door the morning of the seminar.

Registration will begin at 8:30, and the seminar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with breaks for lunch and relaxation. Subjects covered in the seminar will be: 20th Century Military & War Dead Research, Scrapbooking Your Family History, and Texas War of Independence Researcb. To pre-register, contact Linda Whorton at 512-446-3874, leave message if no answer, or email her at wdwhorton@aol.com .

The next meeting of Milam County Genealogical Society will be Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. again in the meeting room of Rockdale General Store, 1201 W. Hwy. 77. Their meeting room is on the left of the building as you enter the driveway.

Members with surnames beginning with A-P are responsible for refreshments. Charles and Marie Hubert will supply paper goods, ice and drinks. All members are encouraged to attend. Visitors are always welcome.–Linda Whorton, publicity.


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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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