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Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society met May 27 with 14 members and 5 guests present.

Guest speaker Dr. Donnie Hamilton of College Station gave a power point presentation, “Genealogy from the Perspective of an Historical Archaeologist: Beard House, Milano, Texas.”

It was about his research and reconstruction of the old rock house, detailing original architectural work that has enabled the 1890 building to remain standing. The house was built of cypress beams for the floor and ceiling joists and native rock.

Dr. Hamilton has restored the building’s exterior, added a new metal roof and restored the inside of the home to original condition, plus a few modern conveniences. He did the work himself with the exception of the roof, wiring and installation of air-conditioning.

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Citizens National Bank-Rockdale. Charles Hubert is in charge of the program. Refreshments will be provided by members whose last names begin with the letters P through Z. Ice, drinks and paper goods are provided. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall and work on individual projects.

New members and visitors are welcome, said Eddie Davidson, spokesperson. FMI: 446-6316.

MS Rally for the Walk

MILANO— Kristi’s Krusaders will hold their fifth annual MS Rally for the Walk bike run on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Nat’s in Milano, according to organizer Kristi Bode. Registration will open at 9 a.m. with first bike out 11 a.m., last bike in at 4 p.m.

Ride fee is $20 for rider ($25 with passenger) and includes a meal after the ride.

Stops and sponsors are Burn Out in Somerville, Cyndi’s in Hogg, The Ranch in Rockdale and Nat’s in Milano.

Barbecue plates, $8 each, will be sold to the public starting at noon. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m. The group will also have a bike show and award plaques for oldest rider, oldest bike and longest traveled. Music will follow the live auction.

FMI or to donate: Ray Ditto 512-760-0143, Kristi Bode 512- 429-8942 or Amber Ditto 254- 214-3042.

Grief support meetings

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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