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DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT—Lions 2S-3 District Governor Frank Kinald visited recently at the Rockdale Noons Lions Club’s meeting at the RVFD fire station. With him is Terri Sandoval, president of the Rockdale club. DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT—Lions 2S-3 District Governor Frank Kinald visited recently at the Rockdale Noons Lions Club’s meeting at the RVFD fire station. With him is Terri Sandoval, president of the Rockdale club. The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446-5317.

Milano Opry on stage Saturday at high school

MILANO— Want to see a great country music show?

If so, plan to attend the monthly Milano Opry on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Milano High School.

That’s the word from Lynn Martin, Opry publicist, who said doors will open at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7. Admission is $7 (children age 10 and free).

Concessions will be open serving hamburgers, BBQ sandwiches and homemade pies.

Guest performers this month are Dennis Ivey, Kevin Carter and Becky Woolf. House band members are Billy Barnett, Michael Herod, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Lynn Martin, Kevin Carter, Johnny Foster and Donny White (emcee).

Net proceeds go towards scholarships for Milano graduates. “Come see a ‘Big show in a small town’,” Martin said.

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will be working on individual projects. Visitors are welcome. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 512- 446-6316.

Kristi’s Krusaders

MILANO— Kristi’s Krusaders will hold their 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.

Mt. Homer Cemetery

MILANO—Mt. Homer Baptist Church Cemetery Association dues are now being collected for 2013, according to Connie Seelke, president. “Dues pay for cemetery upkeep, we are proud of the cemetery’s condition and we ask that all members pay their dues so this work can continue,” she said.

Dues should be mailed to Nellie Ryan, PO Box 65, Milano TX 76556. Checks should be payable to Nellie Ryan, with “Mt. Homer Cemetery” written on the memo line.

FMI: Seelke, 979-229-7400, or Ryan, 512-455-6961.

Grief support meetings

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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