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KC’s Lenten fish fry meals to start Friday, continue thru March 26

Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 members will begin their annual Lenten fish fry Friday, Feb. 19 and continue each Friday through March 26 at the KC Hall.

Serving will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until sold out, according to Rodney Barcak, spokesman.

Plates include fried fish, homemade fries, hush puppies, “famous” KC slaw, green beans, trimmings, tea and dessert. Plates are $8 and will be available for dine-in or take-out, Barcak said.

Genealogy society to meet on Tuesday

Next meeting of Milam County Genealogical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the conference room at Citizens National Bank, Rockdale. Eugenia Newton will provide the program.

Officers for 2010 will be installed: president, Sara Proctor; vice-president, Randy Billingsley; secretary, Judy Matherne; treasurer, Florene McDaniel; and newsletter editor/publicist Linda Whorton. Patricia McKee will remain program chairman.

Dues for 2010 may be paid at the meeting: individual membership, $15; senior citizens, $10; family, $20; supporting membership, $25.

Visitors are always welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Garden club offers college scholarship

Linwood Acres Garden Club sponsors a scholarship each year to a graduating senior planning to major in horticulture, floriculture, environmental design, or any related field.

Application forms have been placed with counselors of Milano, Rockdale and Thorndale High Schools. Interested seniors should see their counselor and return the completed application form by April 5. Any questions should be directed to Carolyn Calhoun, 3412 CR 334, Rockdale, TX 76567; or call 512-422-8806. —Ann Dyer, publicity

Stew meal to benefit Thorndale Ag Boosters

THORNDALE—A stew lunch fund-raiser for the Thorndale Ag Boosters and 4-H will be held Sunday, Feb. 21 in Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, according to Lori Fisher, publicist.

Serving will start at 11 a.m. and continue until “sold out.” Prices are $7 to dine-in or $7 for quarts in the to-go line. Desserts will be available for free-will donations, and a silent auction will be held, Fisher said.

Thorndale jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, Feb. 22 at the VFW Hall on North FM 486. The show is held every fourth Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30.

The kitchen will be serving sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts and drinks. “Come enjoy the music and food,” said Marjorie Menzel, spokesperson. “We welcome all to a fun-filled evening of entertainment by special guests and our House Band.”

Milano Opry ahead Saturday at 7 p.m.

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held on Saturday, February 20, at the Milano Civic Center. Doors open at 6 and show starts at 7 p.m.

“Come early at eat with the Bailey Bank Building Committee and make sure you try a piece of their homemade pie,” said Lynn Martin, publicist.

This month’s show headliners are Rian and Riley Castillo, 14-year-old twins from Elgin. Special guests are Debbie Davis of Rockdale and A. P. Patschke of Taylor.

House band members are Billy Barnett, Glenn Schneider, Larry Rochelle, John Clark Towslee, Johnny Towslee, Todd Leger and Lynn Martin.

Admission is $5 and children age 10 and under are admitted free. You don’t want to miss this “Big Show in a Small Town,” Martin said.

Retired teachers’ next meeting in Gause ISD

GAUSE—The Gause ISD will host the next meeting of the Milam County Retired Teachers Association at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Retirees will be guests for lunch and a short program.

“Retirees are encouraged to attend as this is the first time Gause has had the opportunity to host the RTA,” Carolyn Hafley, secretary, said. “Plans for building a high school in Gause are now being undertaken.”

Sunshine quilters to meet February 25

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will begin a table runner or wall hanger and visitors are welcome.—Eddie Davidson, publicity

MVFD announces fund-raiser winners

Winners were announced at the Feb. 6 chili supper for the Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund-raiser, according to MVFD president Gary Vinton.

Josh Campbell won the Henry .22 rif le, while David Greene won the Mossburg Model 500 .12 gauge. Sandra Love took the $100 Walmart gift card, Tammy Bean the $50 Walmart gift card and W.A. Belt won the $25 Walmart card.

The MVFD thanks everyone who made the fund-raiser a huge success.

Red Hat Society invites members

Rockdale’s Ya Yas Chapter of the Red Hat Society is open for new members.

The Societ y is made up of women over age 50 who wear red hats and purple outfits when they get together, according to Louise Mynar.

“If you’d like to spend some time with other women doing fun things such as eating out, shopping, traveling, going to the theater, movies or getting together to play games, you will love the society,” Mynar said.

Interested women should call Judy Sorenson at 446-6979 after 6:30 p.m. or Mynar at 446-2368 for more information.

4-H Shooting Sports holding fund-raiser

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members are selling chances for two different hunts as a fund-raiser, 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. Drawing will be May 15.

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


Mardi Gras party Saturday at The Ranch

The Ranch in Rockdale will hold their annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and $10 cover will go to the local Relay for Life event. Music will be provided by Billy Brown and Triple Shot.

Relay-benefit bake sale set for Friday

The Lifesavers Relay For Life team at Richards Memorial Hospital will hold a bake sale on Friday, Feb. 19, team spokesperson Kim Jeter said. The sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the front lobby of the hospital and go until all the items are sold.

Relay bake sale planned March 6

Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 6 during the Tejas Book Fest in Rockdale, according to Marie Bakken, communications chair.

The group will begin selling at 8:30 a.m. until sold out or noon at Antique Queens in downtown Rockdale. Proceeds will go to the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event set for April 16 at Tiger Field in Rockdale. Relay-benefit Valentine prize winners listed

Winners were announced in the Relay For Life of Milam County Valentine’s fund-raiser, according to Marie Bakken, communications chair.

A gift basket of Scentsy and Arbonne (valued at $80) was won by Albert Jordan of Rockdale. Donna Ramirez of Cameron won the homemade chocolate and strawberry cake made by Linda Crane. The A ntique Queens gift certificate was won by Kay Lagrone of Milano.

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

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, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Brownies (grades 2-3) Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Juniors (grades 4-5) and Cadettes (grades 6-8 ) Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m.

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children birth-kindergar ten to meet 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 September through May. Childcare available for children 5 and under, but space limited. Contact Sarah Batten, 455 -9177 or

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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