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LIONS GOVERNOR—Lion International District 2-S3 Governor Frank Kinald of Georgetown (center) presented a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club on Dec. 5 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. He challenged the club to recruit new members. He was welcomed by Milano Club president John Pruett (R) and was introduced by Lion Zone Chair Gary Fuchs of Cameron (L). LIONS GOVERNOR—Lion International District 2-S3 Governor Frank Kinald of Georgetown (center) presented a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club on Dec. 5 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. He challenged the club to recruit new members. He was welcomed by Milano Club president John Pruett (R) and was introduced by Lion Zone Chair Gary Fuchs of Cameron (L). The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446- 5317.

RMH Auxiliary yule luncheon ahead Friday

Ticket s for the Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas luncheon remain on sale, according to president Jody Manning.

This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall (corner of Hillcrest and Summit) in Rockdale.

Tickets are $8 each and this year’s menu will include barbecue. Tickets can be purchased at the RMH front desk.

FMI: Manning, 512-446-4526.

Crown Garden Club hears master gardener

Members of the Crown Garden Club, during its November meeting hosted by Patricia McKee, heard a presentation by Sterlin Barton, master gardener and master naturalist from Williamson County.

He presented a program on Gerdinand Lindheimer, German/ Texas botanist considered “ the father of Texas botany” who named many of the plants Texans enjoy today.

The club voted to give $200 to Christmas Roundup. The club’s Christmas party will be held at the regular meeting time, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the home of Yvonne Yount. Members will bring canned goods for the Rockdale Christian Services food pantry and a gift to exchange.

Special guest was Marilyn Barton. Door prizes were won by Michelle Fletcher and Joyce Skinner.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Genealogy Society yule fellowship set Monday

Milam County Genealogical Society’s final meeting of 2013 will be a Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16 in the home of Gene and Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale.

Members are encouraged to bring a $15-$20 gift (genealogy related) for exchange following a meal and Christmas program.

For directions or for a ride, call the McKee home, 512-446-5102, on the meeting day.

Members should pay dues by the Jan. 28, 2014 meeting to be able to vote for officers that night. —Linda Whorton, publicity

Germaine Cares plans to help a local family

Germaine Cares Foundation, named in honor of the late Germaine Dawson, plans to assist one family with Christmas presents.

TaNisha McKenzie, spokesperson, said the Foundation would like to provide Christmas presents to the children of a family this holiday season and make Christmas a little brighter for that family.

Those interested in assisting with the project may contact McKenzie at info@germainecares.org, or call 512-619-9005.

Sunshine quilters to meet December 19

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a. m. Dec. 19 in Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. “We will conduct our usual Christmas meeting,” said Eddie Davidson, spokesperson. FMI: 446-6316.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON—Standards Hospice sponsors 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, Cameron. FMI: 254-284-0045, extension 2013.


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