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Manor Oaks to host Halloween Carnival
Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center will host their annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 until 8 p.m.
There will be a costume contest, cake walk, caramel apples, ring toss, face painting, duck pond, foam dart gun and prizes.
“Everyone is invited and we are hoping for a great turnout from the community,” said Missy Morse, director of community relations.
Manor Oaks is located at 222 S FM 487 in Rockdale. For more information, call 446-5893.
Reading club program on Alcoa ‘boom’ years
The Thursday Reading Club held its second meeting of the 2010-11 year at the home of hostess Dorothy Bergeron. Donna Mitchell, president, conducted the business meeting.
Fourteen members were present to hear a program presented by Peggy Cooke. The 2010- 2011 program of study is “Memories —George Sessions Perry,” a look at some of the short stories Perry wrote for the Saturday Evening Post. Mrs. Cooke presented the program on Perry’s story, “The Town Where it Rains Money,” published in the Post Dec. 27, 1952, about Rockdale.
Members were excited to see original photos that were part of Mrs. Cooke’s presentation and that had been in The Rockdale Reporter during the early 1950s when Alcoa built and began production of aluminum. Several members had fond memories to share about that period in Rockdale history.
The club’s Nov. 11 meeting will be at the home of Corinne Parker. The program will be presented by Annette Stone.—Geri Burnett, reporter
Haunted house slated Saturday in Thorndale
THORNDALE—Relay For Life of Thorndale will sponsor a Haunted House fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce building.
“Doors will be open from 7 until 8 p.m. for elementary students and the faint of heart,” said Millette Fisher, Relay publicist. “Thrill-seeking older youth and adults can get their fright on from 8 until 9:30 p.m.”
Admission is $2 each and all proceeds benefit Relay For Life. “Everyone is invited out for a ‘spooktacular’ good time,” Fisher said. Project Graduation meeting set Monday
A Project Graduation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 in the Rockdale High School cafeteria. For more information contact Tammy Offield at email@example.com.
Boy Scout-benefit team roping Oct. 31
A Boy Scout Troop 790-benefit team roping will be held Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Rockdale Fair Park arena. Books will open at 1 p.m. and roping will start at 1:30.
For more information call Leroy Stephens, 760-5222, or Steve Morris, 254-697-4217.
26th annual St. Paul chili feed Wednesday
THORNDALE—The 26th annual Chili Supper Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, sponsored by the St. Paul Lutheran School Parent-Teacher Federation (PTF).
Serving, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will offer chili, Frito pie, baked potatoes, homemade baked goods and ice cream. There will also be door prizes, silent and live auctions, games and cakewalk.
“Don’t miss out on a night of fun, prizes and great food,” said Misty McCoy, publicist. “To-go ordering will be available.”
Proceeds from this yearly fundraiser benefit the St. Paul Family Activity Center.
Retired teachers hear about nutrition
Milam County Retired Teachers Association met Oct. 13 at New Oriental Kitchen restaurant with 27 members, including two new members, attending.
Cheryl Walker, Extension agent, gave a program on nutrition. She was introduced by Molly Berger.
Jamie Larson, president, presided. Eldon Ball gave the invocation, Ted Hubert led the pledge and Laurene Shumaker read the minutes.
Committee reports were heard: Legislation, Susan Larson and Geri Burnett; TRTA Foundation, Jamie Larson (for Albert Whiteside); Health, Molly Berger (Jamie Larson and Karen Brockenbush were the walking leaders). October birthdays were celebrated.
The 1 p.m. Nov. 10 meeting will be at Peace Lutheran Church, a Thanksgiving covered-dish event.—Bram Younts, co-secretary
Sunshine quilters to meet October 28
Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will work on quilts for the holidays, said Eddie Davidson, spokesperson.
Genealogy society to meet here Tuesday
Milam County Genealogic Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Citizens National Bank-Rockdale conference room. There w ill be no meeting in November, and final plans for the December meeting will be made at that time. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity
Wheelock Pioneer Days ahead this Saturday
Wheelock Pioneer Days will be held on Saturday, October 23 at the Bloodworth Center in Wheelock, one mile north of OSR on FM 46, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be a live auction starting at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Wheelock Civic Association. There will also be a raffle, arts & crafts, antiques, gourmet food vendors, kid zone, cake walk, live music and more.
For more information go to www.wheelockcivicassociation. org.