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Milano Opry, Bailey Bank Committee set fajita meal at show

MILANO—The Milano Opry and the Bailey Bank Building Committee will host a fundraiser meal during the Milano Opry on Saturday, January 16. Beef and chicken fajitas will be sold starting at 5 p.m.

Fajitas Wrap will be $3 each. Fajita plates will be $9 and will include 2 wraps, beans, rice and all the trimmings. Fajita meat will be sold by the pound for $7 a pound.

Fajitas will be prepared by one of the Opry’s sponsors, Richard Schneider with B.S. Tire in Thorndale.

The Bailey Bank Building Committee with have drinks and homemade pies for sale, by the slice or whole.

Proceeds will benefit the Milano Opry and the Bailey Bank Building which is being restored into a museum.

The show will start at 7: p.m. and the headliners are “The Tuckers” from Lorena. Special guest will be Mark Faila of Anderson. Tickets for the show are $5 with children age 10-and-under free. Contact Lynn Martin at 979-209- 4563 for more details.

Linwood Acres club to meet Wednesday

Linwood Acres Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at the home of Leah Thomason, 416 Post Oak, Rockdale. Cohostesses will be Sara Bartley and Sue Eubanks.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. A program entitled “What’s Hoppin’ Around Your Garden?” will be presented by Shawn Wilson, Master Naturalist. The business meeting will follow the program. Sue Eubanks will present the Tip of the Month.

There will be no Yard-of-the- Month awards for January or February, but area yards may be nominated for March by phoning the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, 446-2030.

Garden hint for the month: Drop a few marbles in the bird bath. Birds are attracted to bright colors. The quotation for January is by Rosalie Muller Wright: “January is the quietest month in the garden...but just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.”—Ann Dyer, Publicity

4-H Shooting Sports holding fund-raiser

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is holding a raffle for two different hunts as a fundraiser for the club, spokesperson Chris Cooper said.

Prizes include a $3,000 exotic water buffalo hunt, an exotic goat hunt and a $75 Academy gift card. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50 and the drawing will be held May 15.

For more information, contact Cooper at 979-220-5413, Tiny or Susan Dean at 446-2845, or Mark or LeeAnn Smith at 254- 697-4049.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay University signup deadline is Friday

It’s time for Relay University and all Relay For Life of Milam Count y commit tee members and team captains should sign up by Friday, Jan. 8, according to communications chair Marie Bakken.

Relay University is a fun-filled day of learning and networking with other Relay For Life volunteers in Central Texas. “You will be provided with very practical and applicable information that you can take back to your community and use to make your Relay For Life event a success,” Bakken said.

“Relay U” will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road, Austin. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. To register online, to go www.seeuthere. com/AC S/HPRelayUC T0110. For more information, contact Bakken at 446-5838 or e-mail milamcountyrelay@yahoo.com.

Monthly commitee meeting set Jan. 18

Relay For Life of Milam County will hold its monthly committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 at the Citizens National Bank meeting room in Rockdale, communications chair Marie Bakken said. All committee members need to attend as well as those individuals going to the Relay University on Jan. 23.

For more information, contact event chairperson Trina Edwards at 979-542-8493 or milamcountyrelay@yahoo.com or call Bakken at 512-446-5838.

The 2010 Relay For Life of Milam County is set for Friday, April 16 in Rockdale at Tiger Field.

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 at noon each first and third Wednesday at the Rockdale VFD fire station, Wilcox at Bell streets.

Historical Society

Rockdale Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday at the I&GN Railroad depot museum. 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 Fair Park. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-5775 or e-mail rockdale4h@hotmail.com

Rockdale Girl Scouts

Rockdale Girl Scouts are holding regular weekly meetings at the Girl Scout House, 412 Murray Street. Kristi Pyeatt, spokesperson, said the meetings are held on the following schedule:

• Daisy (grades K-1)—Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Brownies (grades 2-3)—Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Juniors (grades 4-5) and Cadettes (grades 6-8 )—Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children birth-kindergarten 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 meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road. For more information call 512-429-0079 or 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 Suppor t Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa at 4 p.m. each first Thursday.

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 at the VFW post home. For more information call Barbara Walko at 446-6035.


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