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Model RR Club starts restoration project on Nolan Bland’s ‘town’

Members of the Milam County Model Railroad Club and the Temple Centra-Mod Railroad Club met Saturday and began restoration of the town section of Nolan Bland’s Rockdale model. They will focus on that section first until funds begin coming in to help with the track expansion so it can become a fully functioning model.

“We need pictures of the model, the 1928 map of Rockdale and donations to the Rockdale Historical Society,” said Jamie Larson spokesman. “Donations can be brought to the I&GN Depot during operating hours. Make a notation on checks ‘Rockdale Model’,” Larson said.

The Rockdale model is temporarily housed on the second floor of the old JC Penny building at 101 W. Main in Cameron (next to the County Clerks offices), home of the Old Town Cameron miniature model and Museum.

“We have the model set up so the public can view the restoration process. When the model is completed and a permanent venue can be found, it will come home to Rockdale,” Larson said.

FMI: Larson, 512-455-9591.

Legion post to have Rockdale Fair booth

American Legion Carlyle Post 358 of Rockdale will have a booth at the Rockdale Fair this week, selling flags and caps on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

All are welcome. “Veterans, stop buy to visit with fellow vets and learn the benefits of Legion membership,” said Joe Twohig, post commander.

FMI: Twohig, 512-955-9734, or Jim McKinney, 254- 697- 6809.

Legion’s yearly garage sale set November 4

American Legion Carlyle Post 358, located at 2534 N. FM 487, Rockdale, will hold its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

“This huge sale will include stainless steel restaurant equipment, tires, furniture and household items, baby items, miscellaneous and many clothes,” Post Commander Joe Twohig said.

“Come out and support your American Legion as it members support fellow veterans ands the community,” He added.

FMI: Twohig, 512-955-9734, or Jim McKinney, 254- 697- 6809.

Cameron church hosts historical commission

CAMERON—The Milam County Historical Commission met on Monday, Oct. 9 at First United Methodist Church in Cameron.

A history of the church and visit to the sanctuary with its 61 stained glass windows followed the meeting.—Beth Brooks

Rice Cemetery meeting scheduled Saturday

CAMERON—The annual Rice Cemetery Association/Foundation meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the cemetery, CR 241, Cameron.

“Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs,” said Beverly Angell, spokesperson. “Mail contributions to Rice Cemetery Foundation, Inc., 3965 S. Hwy 77, Cameron, TX 76520.”

FMI: 254-697-1095.

Free genealogy lock-in seminar here Friday

Milam County Genealogical Society is teaming with Lucy Patterson Library for the second year to present a genealogy lock-in through a live feed with the Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center.

The free program will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in the genealogy section of Patterson library, and will continue until 5 p.m.

Subjects to be covered are: Researching Orphan Train riders from 1854 to 1929; Beginner’s guide to documenting your family history; Discovering local history through a regional depository; My Texans during the Republic; and Connecting your DNA matches.

This free program is open to all who wish to learn more about genealogy and the study of ancestors and history. There will be light refreshments provided during the breaks between sessions.

FMI: Linda Whorton, 512-760- 5790, or e-mail

DAV chapter meeting Thursday in Caldwell

CALDWELL—Burleson County Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 86 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the First Baptist Church of Caldwell, 501 W. Mustang St.

The meeting will be in the Family Life Building, corner of Harvey and Buffalo streets. DAV members and eligible veterans are encouraged to attend. FMI: Red Altman, 352- 400-2036.

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