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LIONS—Milano Evening Lions Club secretary Brenda Pruett presents a certificate of appreciation to the club’s treasurer, Rockdale CPA Tommy Grimes, for a program he presented April 3 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Grimes lauded the benefits of New Orleans-area paddle boat excursions, with easy off-on access to ports of call, a quiet ride, recreation and relaxation. LIONS—Milano Evening Lions Club secretary Brenda Pruett presents a certificate of appreciation to the club’s treasurer, Rockdale CPA Tommy Grimes, for a program he presented April 3 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center. Grimes lauded the benefits of New Orleans-area paddle boat excursions, with easy off-on access to ports of call, a quiet ride, recreation and relaxation. The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446- 5317.

MVFD Auxiliary sale Thursday - Saturday

MILANO— Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold its spring garage sale Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12 at the department, 305 East Avenue C, according to spokesperson Carolyn Vinton.

The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10-11 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.

Someone is also needed to pick up all left-over items after the sale at 1 p.m. on April 12.

FMI: Jane Yoakum, 512-446- 5110; Lois Love, 512-455-7915; Carolyn Vinton, 979-224-0227.

Middleton, Larson to attend convention

More than 900 retired educators will meet in Dallas April 13-15 at the Texas Retired Teachers Association ( TRTA) 61st annual convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Frank Middleton, Milam County RTA’s incoming president, and Jamie Larson, outgoing MCRTA president and incoming TRTA District 6 president, will represent retired teachers from Milam County.

Convention agenda items will be discussions on the future of retired teachers’ health care and pension issues, among others.

DAR chapter sets meeting here Tuesday

MILANO— Three Missions Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Rockdale at the city library with everyone invited.

Items to be discussed are state conference and Continental Congress. FMI: Regent Alma Lue Wenzel, 254-605-4009.

Garden club topic ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Linwood Acres Garden Club met Wednesday in the home of Belinda Hillhouse, 707 Middleton.

Coffee was served and members heard a program, “ The Beauty and the Beast,” presented by George Weidman and Belinda Hillhouse, about orchids and carnivorous plants.

‘Spring Happening’— Area residents are reminded to attend LAGC’s annual fund-raiser luncheon, “ Spring Happening,” at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Wednesday, April 23. Tickets are $8 and available at the Chamber, or from any club members. Proceeds are used for civic beautification and scholarships.

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. FMI: 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.

Masons golf tourney April 26 in Cameron

MILANO— Milano Masonic Lodge 605 AF& AM will host its 14th annual four-man scramble golf tourney on Saturday, April 26 at Cameron Country Club with tee time at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the lodge scholarship fund, Worshipful Master Mark Newman said.

Entry is $40 per person and prizes will be awarded to first through third- place teams. Four mulligans are available at $5 each.

Prizes will also be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Hole sponsorships are still available for $150.

FMI: Jesse Love, 512-455- 7915; Aaron Al ford, 512- 446- 5450; Mark Newman, 512-567-2038.

Medical scholarship deadline Monday

Application forms for the Bootsie Peebles Memorial Medical Scholarship, given annually by the Thursday Reading Club, are available at the Rockdale High School counselor’s office and at The Rockdale Reporter.

The scholarship is available to Milam County graduating seniors or to students already enrolled in the medical field at a college or vocational school.

Applicants must have a permanent Milam County address (can be the address of a parent or guardian). Application deadline is April 15 at the RHS counselor’s office or at The Reporter.


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