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71st Eiland reunion set for September 6

The 71st reunion of the descendents of Thomas J. Eiland will be held Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Rockdale Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for visiting and attendees are asked to bring a picnic lunch which will be at noon. Tea and paper goods will be furnished.

"Everyone is encouraged to inv ite someone who has not attended previously," said Joy Kenjura of Brenham, publicist. For more information call 979- 836-2698.

Ford family reunion set for September 6

MILANO—Friends and families of Charlie Franklin Ford and John Wesley Ford are planning to meet for a family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Milano Community Center. The reunion will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue to mid- afternoon.

"A covered dish lunch will be served at noon, and drawings will be held for door prizes," Mary Jane Boyd, publicist, said. "Bring your family pictures and any games that might be enjoyed."

RHS Class of 1965

The RHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45th reunion on Oct. 23-25. Activities will include the Rockdale-Caldwell football game with an open reception following the game, and golf and dinner on Saturday, plus a Sunday brunch.

Classmates, relatives and friends are asked to contact Wenda Dyer, 446-5436 ( or Jerry Caywood, 512-321-4050 ( to provide current addresses, updates, e-mail addresses or other data. You may also visit www.rhsclassof1965. com for details.

RHS Class of 1969

The RHS Class of 1969 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Oct. 9- 10. Those coming to town on Oct. 9 will be able to visit starting at 6 p.m. at Banda's Restaurant and then go to the RHS homecoming game at 7:30.

Visitation will continue on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Patterson Center beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a catered meal to be served at 6:30.

For more information, or to update addresses, call Dee or Jim Maines at 446-5264 or email

Milano Exes reunion

MILANO—The 2009 Milano High School homecoming football game will be held Friday, Sept. 11 and the Milano Exes reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 12 at the high school. Ricky Mantey of Somerville will cater a Mexican food lunch at noon. Plates will be $10 including tea and dessert.

Reunion flyers are being mailed this week (Aug. 10-14). Anyone who has an item for the silent auction can bring it to the reunion or call Carolyn Hafley, reunion secretar y, 455-2473, and arrangements will be made to pick up the item.—Carolyn Hafley, reunion secretary

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