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Milano Opry on stage Saturday at MHS

MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18 in the Milano High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concessions available, according to Lynn Martin, publicist.

The show will feature "The Tuckers," a family trio group from Lorena featuring 16-year-old Holly Tucker.

Special guest will be "Wayne Duke" from Chandler who has been playing/singing since age 8. "He travels the opry circuit and recently performed at the Nashville (TN) Palace," Martin said.

Also featured will be the Milano Opr y house band/singers from Milam and Burleson Counties. The show will aired live on KRXT.

The show performs the third Saturday of each month except October, Martin said.

Local Girl Scouts registering for '09-10

Rockdale Girls Scouts are registering for the 2009-2010 year. Registration fee is $12. For more information call Heather Bartley, (512) 269-8713.

Buckholts SPJST to celebrate '100th'

BUCKHOLTS—The public is invited to attend a 100th birthday celebration for the Buckholts SPJST Lodge 15 to be held Sunday, July 19.

A historical marker will be dedicated at 3 p.m. with speakers. Special music and visitation will be at 3:45, followed by refreshments.

For more information call 254- 593-2222.

Fund-raisers ahead for Elite softballers

The Rockdale girls softball team, Elite, will travel to the state tournament the week of July 20- 24 in Early after going undefeated and winning first place in the district tournament.

To help offset trip expenses, the team will hold two fundraisers this week: a bake sale on Friday, July 17 at the Rockdale Federal Credit Union from 8 a.m. until sold out, and a car wash on Saturday, July 18 at Texas Burger/ Subway from 8 a.m. until noon.

"Your support will be greatly appreciated and donations will be gladly accepted," said Yvette McCoy, publicist.

Sunshine quilters not meeting in July

Sunshine n' Shadows Quilt Guild w ill not meet in July because of vacation schedules. "We will meet in August," Eddie Davidson, publicist, said.

Lifesavers 2nd softball tourney set Saturday

Team Lifesavers, the Relay For Life team from Little River Healthcare System, will host its 2nd annual co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, July 18, ac cord ing to K im Jeter, publicist.

The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. at the Rockdale Girls Softball fields. The original date of April 18 was rained out.

ASA rules apply and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Registration is $100 per team with registration deadline Saturday, July 11. For more information, contact Maria Saldana, 512-484-2160 or Chris Flores, 512-791-7734.


Rockdale Rotary Club

Rockdale Rotar y Club meets at noon each Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Noon Lions Club

Rockdale Noon Lions Club meets each first and third Wednesday at the Rockdale VFD fire station.

Historical Society

Rockdale Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday at the I&GN Railroad depot museum downtown. All persons with an interest in local history are invited.

Milam County MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is enrolling members for the 2009- 2010 year. MOPS is open to any mother with children ages birth-kindergarten. Fees $25. Meetings will begin in September at First Baptist Church in Rockdale at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Breakfast, guest speakers, crafts, fellowship. Childcare provided for 5 and under. Call Sarah Batten, 455-9177, or visit for additional information.

Downtown Association

Rockdale Downtown Association meets at 5:30 p.m. each first Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron Avenue. For more information, call Chris Dyess, 446-6680.

Kay Theater Foundation

Kay Theater Foundation meets at 5:30 p.m. each third Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron.

Alzheimer's support

Alzheimer's Family Support Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa each first Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.

VistaCare volunteers

VistaCare Hospice volunteers meet at 11:30 a.m. each third Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.

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