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Genealogy seminar Saturday at library

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 to meet Monday at 6:30

MILANO—Milano Athletic Booster Club will hold its first meeting for the 2013-14 school year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, according to secretary Iris Guthrie. The group will meet in the Milano Elementary School cafeteria.

MARC Center board elects officers, directors

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 Kristi Bode, publicist.

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 ($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 will begin at 5 p.m.

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

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

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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