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Milano Jamboree Saturday at 7 p.m.

MILANO—The Milano Senior Citizens will sponsor the monthly Milano Country & Gospel Jamboree at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Milano Civic Center.

"All listeners and musicians are invited," said Tena Galbreath, publicist. "Admission is free and refreshments will be available."

Thorndale Jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—The Thorndale VFW and Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country & Gospel Jamboree at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at the VFW Hall, FM 486 north. The show is held every fourth Monday except in December. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7.

The kitchen will serve sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts and drinks. "We welcome everyone to a fun-filled evening of entertainment by special guests and our House Band," said Marjorie Menzel, publicist.

Rockdale 4-H Club next meeting Oct. 6

Next meeting of the Rockdale 4-H Club will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

The club meets each first Tuesday. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-6775 or e-mail

Bushdale Cemetery meeting set Oct. 3

Bushdale Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church Annex, 303 Meadow in Rockdale.

There will be an election of officers to serve for the next two years. Everyone interested in the maintenance of the cemetery is encouraged to attend.

Following the business meeting, a covered dish luncheon will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish.

For more information, call Joy Graham, secretary, 446-5563. Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine 'n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall, according to Eddie Davidson, publicist.

Program will be "ladies' choice," she said. For more information call 446-6316.

Retired teachers to meet on Oct. 1

Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Bea's Kitchen in Cameron. There will be a report on legislative issues, and updates on the swine flu shots, according to Carolyn Hafley, secretary. For more information call 455-2473.

Crown Garden Club meets in Milano

After not meeting during July and August, members of the Crown Garden Club held a September gathering and luncheon at the home of Martha Newman in Milano. Members brought a favorite garden tool—some new, some antique— and told a story about using it. Those who didn't bring a tool told a story related to gardening.

Special guest was Mrs. Newman's daughter-in-law, Carol Newman who helped with the luncheon.

Door prizes were won by Patricia McKee and Euteva Talley. Also in attendance were Wanda Edelmon, Evelyn Hirt, Carolyn Burford, Yvonne Yount, Joyce Skinner and Peggy Cooke.

The October meeting will be a field trip to Homestead, a crafts village and restaurant, in Elm Mott.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Sharp Cemetery meeting set Oct. 10

Sharp Community Cemetery association will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Sharp Presbyterian Church annex.

Persons interested in the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Mollie Modesette, 446-6905.

Milano Exes set cruise for scholarship fund

MILANO—A seven-day Carnival Alaskan Cruise starting July 27, 2010 will help the Milano Ex-Students Association raise scholarship funds, according to Crystal Denman, organizer.

The cruise leaves from Seattle, WA with stops at Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, BC. Prices per person are from $996 for an interior cabin to $1,486 for a balcony cabin.

Gratuity is included in the price. Deposit is $100 per person and tentative deadline is Oct. 15, 2009.

To sign up call Cindy Jenkins at 512-365-8595 or Crystal Denman, 512-446-0164.

Lee County history award set for Sunday

LEXINGTON—For the past several years, Lee County Historical Commission recognized citizens of our county by presenting an annual Teacher of Lee County History Award to teachers from a county school.

In 2008, the teacher award was discontinued and replaced by the Friend of Lee County History Award to be presented annually to an organization, group, business or individual in recognition of efforts to preserve Lee County history.

The Historical Commission is open for nominations by any Lee County citizen.

In 2008 the "Friend" award was presented to Carolyn Marble in recognition of her long devotion to the preservation of the local history. Because she has been such pivotal person in all things "historical," the commission named the annual award in her honor.

The second annual Carolyn Calvin Marble Friend of Lee County History Award will be presented to the Texas Wendish Heritage Society in recognition of their work in preserving their heritage through the museum at Serbin. The presentation will be made at the 21st annual Wendish Fest on Sunday, Sept. 27.

New Al-anon group meeting Thursdays

A new Al-anon group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road.

"Alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon fellowship," a spokesman said.

For more information call 512- 429-0079 or 512/446-3150.

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