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GENERATIONS OF ROTARY—When Amanda Jones was inducted April 8 as the newest member of the Rockdale Rotary Club, she was welcomed by a pair of long-time Rockdale Rotarians, her father Wallace Jones (L) and her grandfather Hal Reagan. A special guest at the meeting was her mother, Cheryl Jones who was 11 years old when her father, Reagan, first joined Rotary. GENERATIONS OF ROTARY—When Amanda Jones was inducted April 8 as the newest member of the Rockdale Rotary Club, she was welcomed by a pair of long-time Rockdale Rotarians, her father Wallace Jones (L) and her grandfather Hal Reagan. A special guest at the meeting was her mother, Cheryl Jones who was 11 years old when her father, Reagan, first joined Rotary. The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446- 5317.

Garden club sets ‘Spring Happening’

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s annual fund-raiser luncheon, “Spring Happening,” will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Wednesday, April 23.

Tickets are $8 and available at the Chamber of Commerce office, or from any club members. Proceeds are used for civic beautification and scholarships.

Legion sets concealed handgun license class

Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 with sponsor a Concealed Handgun License class at its Post Home just north of Rockdale on FM 487.

The class will be taught by Jonathon Key, certified weapons instructor. Training will consist of four hours of classroom training and two hours practicing and qualifying on a pistol range, all on the post property.

Call Jonathon Key, 512-429- 1421, for details and to register for an upcoming class.

Music Week to offer May 4 concert at Kay

Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale will again celebrate National Music Week the first full week of May. Theme for the May 4-11 event is “Music—the Dance of Life.”

Matinee Club will host an afternoon of music for the community on Sunday, May 4 from 3 until 5 p.m. in the historic Kay Theater downtown. Music will be provided by the Communities in Concert Band, Matinee members and Academie Mariachi de Temple, a 15-member group of high school students from Temple ISD under the direction of Lee Thomason of Rockdale and Bert Harbison, guitar teacher. Light refreshments will be served.

Retired teachers to meet April 24


LIONS PROJECT— Area Lions provided free kids vision screening in Rockdale at Saturday’s Nature Fest. Over 80 children were screened for conditions which can result in amblyopia, being the most common cause of permanent oneeye vision impairment among children. From left are Milano Lions Eldon Ball, Brenda Pruett, John Pruett and Lexington Lion Avery Wright. They were assisted by (not pictured) Milano Lion James Walker and volunteer Emitt Drehr. LIONS PROJECT— Area Lions provided free kids vision screening in Rockdale at Saturday’s Nature Fest. Over 80 children were screened for conditions which can result in amblyopia, being the most common cause of permanent oneeye vision impairment among children. From left are Milano Lions Eldon Ball, Brenda Pruett, John Pruett and Lexington Lion Avery Wright. They were assisted by (not pictured) Milano Lion James Walker and volunteer Emitt Drehr.

Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Thorndale ISD board room for the annual combined meeting with Williamson County RTA.

Speaker will be State Rep. Marsha Farney. Lunch will follow at Downtown Cafe. FMI: Alma Lue Wenzel, 254-605-4009.

Scholarships—Milam RTA has scholarships available for classroom teachers who are seeking to be certified in another or different discipline. These teachers must to have graduated from a Milam County High School. FMI: Alma Lue Wenzel, 254- 605- 4009, 708 E. 10th Street, Cameron TX 76520.

Sunshine quilters to meet April 24

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Visitors are welcome. Members will continue work on several projects. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 512- 446-6316.

Genealogy society hears cemetery talk

Milam County Genealogical Society met March 25, with 15 members and 3 guests present. John Brooks introduced Gary and Sue Bruton of Leander who spoke on the Lilac, Sharp and Norman Valley cemeteries where they are doing restoration work. Her family is from the “Old 300” settlers first homesteading Texas under Sam Houston’s land grants from Mexico. They hope to obtain a historical marker for Norman Valley Cemetery near the San Gabriel River where several of her ancestors are buried..

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Citizens National Bank-Rockdale. Refreshments will be provided by members with surnames Q-Z (paper goods, ice, drinks provided).—Linda Whorton, publicity

Holcombe scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship, according to spokesperson Deborah Kostroun. Funds for this scholarship were raised at the Mardi Gras Bash held in March.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college and must be a former Milam County resident or have graduated from a Milam County high school. Applications are due by June 15.

To obtain an application please email cholcombememorial@gmail.com. FMI: 201-403-8185.

Grief support group

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.


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