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MILAM COUNTY LIONS—Lions International Zone Chairman Gary Fuchs of Cameron (third from left) presided over a zone meeting at the Milano Senior Center on Feb. 20. Attendees included (L-R) Cameron Lions President Stephen Fuchs, Milano Lions President John Pruett, and Rockdale Lions Vice-President Jerry Waggoner. Other officers attending included Rockdale Lions President Terri York Sandoval and Milano Lions Secretary Brenda Pruett. The group planned joint service projects. MILAM COUNTY LIONS—Lions International Zone Chairman Gary Fuchs of Cameron (third from left) presided over a zone meeting at the Milano Senior Center on Feb. 20. Attendees included (L-R) Cameron Lions President Stephen Fuchs, Milano Lions President John Pruett, and Rockdale Lions Vice-President Jerry Waggoner. Other officers attending included Rockdale Lions President Terri York Sandoval and Milano Lions Secretary Brenda Pruett. The group planned joint service projects. The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446- 5317.

VFW Ladies plan for spring cookbook

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6525 in Rockdale needs your help. The ladies are gathering favorite recipes for a new cookbook that will be available in the spring.

“Please include your name with your favorite recipe, so we can give you credit for the submission,” said Rita Johnson, spokesperson.

There are several ways to get your recipes to Rita:

1. Go to http://www.typensave.com/get started/ User name is lavfw6525 and the password is recipe6525. You can enter your recipe yourself.

2. Mail your recipe to: LAVFW, PO Box 186, Rockdale, TX 76567

3. Call Rita at: 512-446- 7695

4. Email to: ritajohnson@hotmail.com. Put LAVFW in the subject line

5. Take your recipe by the VFW on West Cameron in Rockdale.

Free AWOL meal in Milano Saturday

MILANO—A community outreach event will be held on Saturday and it is free of charge. The public is invited to a free, home-cooked meal starting at noon on Saturday, March 1 at the Milano High School cafeteria. It will be provided by “Arms Wide Open in Love” or AWOL, according to spokesperson Rebecca Telg.

“If you are unable to attend, or know of someone that would not be able to attend because of transportation, the group will be making deliveries,” Telg said. “Call 979-406-2173 and leave a message with your name and number. You will be contacted for directions to your home.” “If you are interested in helping, then show up on Saturday,” she said. The group will begin cooking and setting up at 8:30 a.m. at the high school cafeteria.

Chili event Sunday at Thorndale VFW

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post and Auxiliary will serve a chili meal on Sunday, March 2 at the post home.

Proceeds will go to a new roof and repairs for the VFW Hall. “Many families and community members rent and use the hall for parties, reunions and meetings,” said Marjorie Menzel, spokesperson.

The meal will include chili or baked potatoes. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Desserts will be available for a free will offering.

Club continues short story study

Thursday Reading Club members met Feb. 13 in the home of Peggy Cooke where 15 members were present for a dessert, a business meeting and a program presented by Carole Simank.

She reviewed the short story “Zelig” by Benjamin Rosenblatt.

Joan Ratliff, president, led the business meeting. Next meeting will be March 13 in the home of Lois Fry. Geri Burnett will be in charge of the program, reviewing the short story “The Key” by Isaac Bashevis Singer.— Dana Caffey, reporter

Salty Cemetery meeting Monday

SALTY—The Salty Cemetery Association will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3 in the Salty Church annex.

Alcoa Retirees Club to meet March 13

First meeting of 2014 for the Alcoa Retirees Club will be held Thursday, March 13 at the Alcoa Lake Training Center, according to Doug Williams, president.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a meal at 6 p.m. Members with surnames A through L will provide desserts.

Officers will be elected during the meeting and there will be no gifts or door prizes, Williams said.

Milam retired teachers announce meetings

Milam Country Retired Teachers Association have announced the following meetings:

• 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Milam Country Historical Museum. Program by retired District Judge Ed Magre. Officers will be elected.

• 10 a.m. March 3 at Cameron Yoe High School in observance of Public School Week. Members will tour the facilities and be served a meal by Cameron ISD.

FMI: Alma Lue Wenzel, MCRTA secretary, 254-605-4009.

Physical fitness topic for Crown Garden Club

Ten members of Crown Garden Club met Feb. 20 at the home of Peggy Cooke for their monthly meeting and a salad luncheon.

Diana Perry, personal trainer at Snap Fitness, presented a program on balance, stretching, strengthening muscles, massaging muscles for relaxation and pain, and other hints to follow for gardening and everyday fitness. She demonstrated various devices to aid in these topics.

Members brought favorite salads for a salad buffet which was served with tea and lemonade. Door prizes were won by Michelle Fletcher and Betty Bartlett. Mrs. Bartlett and Pat Overall were welcomed as new members.

Next meeting will be a wildflower field trip on March 20. New members are welcome. For more information about the club, call Yvonne Yount, resident, 446-5453.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Bob Dylan’s works topic for music club

Matinee Musical Club held its February meeting in the home of Leah Thomason. After refreshments, the business meeting was led by President Lisa Loewe. Dixie Whitmore accompanied the singing of the song of the month.

Annette Griesbach presented the program, “The Music and Poetry of Bob Dylan.” From the early Sixties until the present, Dylan has enjoyed success as a prolific writer and musician. Many of his early songs chronicled social issues like war and civil rights. He has been awarded numerous awards, had multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and in 2012 was given the Presidential

Medal of Freedom.

Members heard recordings of some of his earlier songs including “Song for Woody” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the more recent hit “Make You Feel My Love.” Also played was a recording of member Pam Graham performing “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Guest guitarist and singer David Pussman presented the 1964 hit “The Times They Are A-Changing” and Jo Ann Bradford, pianist, and Joyce Ford, vocalist, performed “You’ve Got to Serve Somebody.”

The meeting closed with members joining guitarist David Pussman in singing “Forever Young.” Matinee is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.— Pat Owen, reporter

Milano Lions set pancake supper

MILANO—If you like pancakes and sausage with side orders of a silent auction and music, plan to be at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday, March 1, between 5 and 7 p.m.

Milano Lions Club will prepare the food and offer milk, coffee or orange juice as a beverage for $5 ($3 age 12 or under). The Milano Elementary Chorale will perform during the first hour and Lynn Martin’s band will play during the second hour. To donate an item for the silent auction, call Sandra, 512/455- 6281. Proceeds will support student scholarships and civic projects. All are invited.

Monarch butterfly expert to speak

MILANO—Texas A&M University Monarch butterfly expert Dr. Craig Wilson will speak on the colorful butterfly at the Thursday, March 6 meeting of the Milano Lions Club in the Civic Center.

Dr. Wilson has written about the reasons for declining Monarch numbers—and the importance of providing milkweed plants for the Monarchs during their annual round-trip migrations between Canada and Mexico.

Dr. Wilson is also director of Texas A&M’s Future Scientists Program and a world traveler. “His talks are motivating and stimulating and everyone is invited,” said Curtis Chubb, club president. FMI: 512/455-9180.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Members will be working on Easter projects, according to Eddie Davidson, publicist. Visitors and new members are welcome. FMI: 512-446-6316.

Milano seniors plan Florida Boys show

MILANO—Milano Senior Citizens will hold a gospel singing variety show by the new Florida Boys at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the Civic Center.

Immediate-family tickets are $15, $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door. FMI: 512- 455-9232 or 512-455-3420.

Rummage sale set by Cameron A&SL

CAMERON—The fifth annual Cameron Arts & Service League rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 1 at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, W. 3rd Street, Cameron.

Adult and children’s clothing in many sizes, furniture, household and kitchen items, toys, books, and more will be available. Proceeds are used for local service and scholarships in the community.

FMI: Lynne Hornung, 254- 697-4173.

Grief support group meets 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 North Travis Street in Cameron.


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