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Relay for Life meeting Monday

Relay For Life of Rockdale will hold its monthly committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 at the Citizens National Bank meeting room in Rockdale, communications chair Marie Bakken said.

For more information, e-mail or call Bakken at 512-446-5838.

Genealogy Society plans Christmas event

Milam County Genealogical Society will not have a meeting in November. A final meeting of the year will be a Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the home of Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale. All members are encouraged to attend and bring an inexpensive, $5 or less, gift-wrapped item.- Linda Whorton, publicity

Next Milano Opry to feature Schlesinger

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday, Nov.21. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7. Guest artists will be fiddler-vocalist Paul Schlesinger of Taylor, Sabrina Ozio of Midway and Jim Hollis of College Station.

House band members are Lynn Martin, Billy Barnett, Glenn Schneider, John Clark Towslee, Johnny Towslee, Larry Rochelle and Donny White is emcee.

Prices are $4 and $3 for senior citizens. There will not be a show in December, but a huge Jan. 16 show is planned. For more information call Lynn Martin at 512-455-3175.

Retired teachers hold Thanksgiving meeting

Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Rockdale was the site for the Milam County Retired Teachers' Association's annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Nov. 5, attended by 34 members and guests.

President Elizabeth Holloway gave the welcome and led the pledge to the flag and Ted Hubert gave the invocation.

Members brought books and cash for the Children's Book Project. Avys Locke will present the books to a school in Milam County. This is part of a statewide project.

Judy Slusher recorded members' volunteer hours and Ethel Marak collected their miles walked. Any members who did not turn in their hours or miles should contact them.

Sandra O'Donnell gave the treasurer's report and spoke on TRTA dues information. She also outlined a list of "wants and needs from a classroom teacher" submitted by the Milano ISD. This includes monitors, mentors, readers for Rock & Read Day and Birthday Buddies. Those interested must pass a background check (all schools) including being fingerprinted. This list will apply to most schools. Anyone interested in helping their local school should call the principal to see what is available. Certified teachers are needed for monitors in TAKS testing, but other positions do not require a degree.

Rockdale Matinee Musical Club members presented the "History of the Rockdale Railroad," a program of songs appropriate to the theme and also oral history.

Next meeting will be Feb. 4 at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce meeting room. Dr. Charles Schwertner, candidate for District 20 state representative, will speak. Katherine Bedrich will present a horticulture program.— Carolyn Hafley, secretary.

Sunshine quilters to meet November 19

Sunshine 'n Shadows Quilt Guild will hold its annual Thanksgiv ing meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.

Milano Project Grad sets fund-raisers

MILANO- Milano High School's Project Graduation has three fund-raisers going on in the coming weeks.

The group is also selling Bull Bingo tickets for $10 and homemade tamales for $8 per dozen, according to John Paniagua, publicist.

All proceeds go to help with the alcohol-free and drug-free party held for the seniors on graduation night in May.

See any Milano senior class member or call the high school office, 512-455-9333, for more information.

New Salem Club installs officers

New Salem EE Club met Nov. 6 at the Clubhouse. Marilyn Hicks welcomed members and installed officers for the next two years. They are Susie Hicks, president; Barbara Walko, vice-president; Jo Randall, secretary-reporter; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Betty Backhaus, parliamentarian; Florian Skubal, historian; and Vivian Yezak, chaplain.

Connie Cone was introduced as a new member. Walko reported that she and Nancy Griffin made 141 kolaches to sell to raise money for the 4-H Club.

Achievement Day will be at the Clubhouse at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 with members asked to bring a covered dish or dessert. A gift exchange will be held. Members are asked to bring canned goods for the RCS food pantry.

There will be no club meeting in December. Next family night will be on the third Thursday in January. Walko and Griffin served refreshments.—Jo Randall, reporter

Hospital Auxiliary sets luncheon/auction event

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Christmas luncheon and silent auction from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. John's United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

This will be the Auxiliary's main fund-raiser for the year, according to Sue Ohlswager, president. Tickets for the hot lunch are $10 each and can be purchased at the hospital's front desk or from any Auxiliary member.

Donations of gently used and new items for the silent auction will be welcomed. To make a donation, call Ohlswager, 446- 2282.

The RMH Auxiliary welcomes new members. If interested, fill out an application that can be found by the time clock at the hospital and return it to Melissa Tackett, the hospital's public relations manager. Linwood gardeners visit Cimarron Hills

Linwood Acres Garden Club members traveled to Georgetown Wednesday for a tour and program at Cimarron Hills Country Club, hosted by Ashley Madison.

Liz Brewer, landscape manager at the club, presented a program, "Tree Hugger 101." Following the presentation, LAGC members had lunch at the country club. Diane Fishero was trip coordinator.

Yard-of-the-month judges for November are Ann Dyer and Carole Simank. Area yards may be nominated by calling the Chamber of Commerce, 446-2030. Nominated yards do not have to belong to garden club members to be eligible.—Ann Dyer, publicity

Thorndale's Relay kickoff event Monday

THORNDALE—Relay for Life of Thorndale will kick off the 2010 Relay Year on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce building. (A previous kickoff was cancelled due to weather.)

Rain or shine, the evening will begin with a committee meeting from 5 to 6 p.m., open to everyone interested in helping with Relay. A kickoff party will be held at 6 p.m. "Please come out and join us in the fight against cancer," said Millette Fisher, publicity chair.

Lions sell Egyptian cotton bed sheets

CAMERON—Cameron Lions Club is holding a fall fund raiser, selling 100% Combed Egyptian Cotton bed sheets. The sheets are 1000 thread count per inch and come in twin, full, queen, and king size. The set is two sheets— one flat sheet and one fitted and a pair of pillow cases.

Cost is $30 for twin, $35 for full, $40 for queen, and $45 for king. Colors choices are chocolate, white, sage, aqua blue, honey wheat, burnt orange, midnight blue, crimson, deep rose, and ivory tan.

Lions club members are taking orders through Monday, Nov. 16. Proceeds will go to a variety of youth and civic projects.

To see some of these sheets check with Mark Stroud at Classic Bank, Pat Foster at Citizens National Bank, or Cheryl Walker at the County Extension Office or Chris Holcombe at 254-697- 6220. These sheets are extremely soft and would make excellent wedding, graduation or Christmas gifts.


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 email

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 www.rockdalemops.blogspot. com.

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.

Al-anon group

Al-anon group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road. For more information call 512- 429 - 0079 or 512/446 - 3150.

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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