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COMMUNITY SERVICE—When federal cutbacks forced the Rockdale Senior Citizens Center to stop serving hot meals on Fridays, several local organizations, including the Rockdale Rotary Club, have come to the rescue. Rotarians grill burgers one Friday a month for the center. Helping out last week were Homer Mowdy (L) and Kent Bowermon. In addition, Rotarians sponsored a meal and swim party for UM Army when it was in Rockdale providing services for the elderly and needy of the community. Rotarians participating were Joan Ratliff, Michelle Morgan, Mowdy, Bowermon, Jack Chelf, Gaye Bland and Kerry Starnes. 
Reporter/Mike Brown COMMUNITY SERVICE—When federal cutbacks forced the Rockdale Senior Citizens Center to stop serving hot meals on Fridays, several local organizations, including the Rockdale Rotary Club, have come to the rescue. Rotarians grill burgers one Friday a month for the center. Helping out last week were Homer Mowdy (L) and Kent Bowermon. In addition, Rotarians sponsored a meal and swim party for UM Army when it was in Rockdale providing services for the elderly and needy of the community. Rotarians participating were Joan Ratliff, Michelle Morgan, Mowdy, Bowermon, Jack Chelf, Gaye Bland and Kerry Starnes. Reporter/Mike Brown The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446-5317.

Milano Jamboree set Saturday at 7

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 in the Milano Civic Center, according to Tena Galbreath, publicist.

“All listeners and all musicians are invited to attend and can perform if they desire,” she said.

Admission is free and concessions will be available.

Genealogy seminar planned August 3

Milam County Genealogical Society will sponsor a genealogy seminar conducted by professional genealogist Lynna Kay Shuffield on Saturday, Aug. 3, for a $5 donation per person.

Pre-registration is required to estimate luncheon supplies. 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 will be: “20th Century Military & War Dead Research”, “Scrapbooking Your Family History,” and “ Texas War of Independence Research.”

To pre-register, contact Linda Whorton, 512-446-3874 (leave message if no answer), or email wdwhorton@aol.com.–Linda Whorton, publicity.

Milano Athletic Boosters set meeting August 5

MILANO—Milano Athletic Booster Club has set its first meeting for the 2013-2014 school year, according to club secretary Iris Guthrie.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at the Milano Elementary School cafeteria.

MARC Center elects officers

The board of directors of Milam ARC, serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at 1705 Pecos Street, elected officers on July 16 at the Center’s annual swim party and dinner.

Officers for 2013-14, all unanimously re-elected, are:

Ann King, president; Jocelyn Lewis, vice-president; Ann Dyer, secretary; Ethel Throckmorton, treasurer.

Other directors are Patsy Brymer, Peggy Cooke, Linda Crane, Karen Eckert, Kay Fisher, Lynnette Guerra, Judy Hudson, Pam Kaufmann, Kristie Krueger, Ron Montgomery, Tiffany Parker, Denitra Rideaux, Laurene Shumaker, Carole Simank, Denise Starnes, Boyd Taylor and Jeannie Weed.

Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Center and visitors are welcome.

Kristi’s Krusaders set annual rally Sept. 14

MILANO— Kristi’s Krusaders will hold the fourth annual MS Rally on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Nat’s in Milano, according to spokesperson Kristi Bode.

Registration will open at 9 a.m. with first bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m. Ride fee is $20 for rider ($25 with passenger) and includes a barbecue meal when ride is over.

Stops will include Burnouts in Somerville, Cyndi’s Hawg Hang Out in Hogg, The Ranch in Rockdale and Nat’s in Milano. Barbecue plates will be sold to the public for $8 each starting at noon. A live auction is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Shirts for the event will also be sold that day, along with a silent auction, door prizes and a bike show. After the live auctions, the Full House Blues Band will play.

FMI: Ray Ditto, 512-760- 0143, Kristi Bode, 254-813-2194, or Amber Ditto, 254-214-3042.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Members will continue a project of making medicine bags for the Temple VA Hospital, according to Eddie Davidson, reporter. Visitors are welcome. FMI: 446-6316.

Standards Hospice offers 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 Street in Cameron. FMI: 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.


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