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American Legion post auction set Saturday

American Legion Carlyle Post 358 of Rockdale will hold an auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to raise funds toward the construction of a new post meeting room, Art Free, commander, has announced.

The auction will be held at the Rockdale VFW Post 6525 home, off West US 79 in Rockdale. Merchandise inspection time will start at 4 p.m. The auction will consist of various items donated by members and supporters of the American Legion.

"A par tial listing of items includes a picnic table, firewood, 20 pounds of sausage, gift certifi cates from various businesses, novelty items including an Aggie birdbath, Texas mosquitoes and several knives," Free said.

Next Milano Opry coming up Oct. 17

MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Milano High School auditorium.

Headliners will be sisters Minnie and Ella Jordan of Elgin, 7 and 9-year-old fiddle players. Other special guests will be Bobby Mikulin of Deanville, Becky Towslee of Caldwell and Dalinda Davis of Somerville.

Other vocalists will include house band members Lynn Martin, Glenn Schneider, Larry Rochelle and Will Fountain.

Cost of the show is $4 and $3 for senior citizens (children age 10-and-under free). Homemade sandwiches and homemade pies will be for sale at the concession stand. For information call Lynn Martin at 979-209-4563.

Eastern Star sets chili fund-raiser for Nov. 7

Rockda le Chapter No. 25 , Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a chili supper as a scholarship fund-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Masonic Lodge No. 414 AF&AM building, 789 North US 77.

Serving will be from 4 until 8 p.m., priced at $6 adults and $4 for children under age 12. Deserts will be sold separately.

Relay for Life meeting set here for Oct. 19

Relay For Life of Rockdale will hold its monthly committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at the Hogan-Hall Building next to the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, according to Marie Bakken, communications chair.

All those interested in helping with the 2010 Relay are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Bakken at 446-5838 or email relayrockdale@yahoo. com.

Town & Country Club yearly sale here Friday

THORNDALE—The Town & Country Club's yearly garage/ bake sale will be held Friday, Oct. 9 at 501 North Main Street in Thorndale. The sale will start at 8 a.m.

Sarah Lincoln, president, invited the public to "come out and look around at all the good stuff, including home-baked items."

For more information call Lincoln at 898-2163.

New Salem Club elects officers, plans for Fair

Fourteen members attended a meeting of the New Salem EEA Club Oct. 1 at the Clubhouse at Fair Park and elected officers for the coming year.

Elected were Susan Hicks, president; Barbara Walko, vicepresident; Jo Randall, secretary/ reporter; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Florian Skubal, historian; Betty Backhaus, parliamentarian; Vivian Yezak, inspiration.

Members discussed a number of areas of participation in the Rockdale Fair and voted to donate $250 to each 4-H person for the consumer competition and national record book competition.

Members also voted to buy a new ice machine for the Clubhouse. It will be purchased from Orsag's.

Members also acknowledged a new banner for the Clubhouse exterior, donated by Rockdale Signs Unlimited.

Linwood Acres club to meet Wednesday

Linwood Acres Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the home of Carolyn Calhoun, 3412 CR 334. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with the business meeting immediately following. Ann Dyer and Joy Graham will be co-hostesses.

The program, "Let's Get Potted," will be presented by Carolyn Calhoun and Billie Noack. They will explain and demonstrate the finer points of container gardening. Examples of various planted containers will be exhibited.

October Yard-of-the-Month Judges are Sue Eubanks and Leah Thomason. Yard-of-the- Month judges for November are Ann Dyer and Carole Simank. Each month, the club recognizes an area garden that helps beautify the community by its plant selections, color, organization and maintenance. Yards may be nominated by calling the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce at 446-2030. —Ann Dyer, publicity

KCs to host Fall Festival October 30

The Rockdale Knights of Columbus will host a free community Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the KC Hall

Any church, organization or group interested in sponsoring a booth to hand candy and treats to the children, please call Rodney Barcak at 446-6948.

Caregivers group to discuss medications

CA MERON—A ll interested persons are invited to join the Caregivers Support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 in the Cameron Chamber of Commerce meeting room for facts on "Medications and the Elderly—What Caregivers Should Know."

The meeting is open to all interested persons, according to Cheryl Walker, extension agent. For more information, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, telephone 254-697- 7045.

New Al-anon group meeting Thursdays

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.

Sharp Cemetery meeting Saturday

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 w ith 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.

REGULAR MEETINGS Rockdale Rotary Club

Rockdale Rotary 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.

Rockdale 4-H Club

Rockdale 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760 -5775 or e-mail

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children bir th-kindergar ten to join us for breakfast, guest speakers, crafts and fellowship. Meetings are held at First Baptist Church in Rockdale from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. each second Wednesday from September through May. Childcare is available for children 5 and under, but space is limited. Contact Sarah Batten at 455-9177 or rockdalemops@gmail. com. For additional information, visit

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 fourth Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.

VFW Auxiliary

Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday of the month at the VFW post home. "Anyone interested in learning more about the activities of the Auxiliary are invited to attend," said Barbara Walko, spokesperson. For more information call Walko at 446-6035.

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