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Downtown Association annual meeting ahead

Rockdale Downtown Association will hold its annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at the Patterson Civic Center on Mill Street near Fair Park, according to an announcement by Chris Dyess, president.

All interested persons are invited to attend, he said.

Thorndale VFW to hold Veterans Day breakfast

THORNDALE–VFW Hill- Johnson Post 4009 of Thorndale will have a pancake and sausage breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, post commander Jerry Korn has announced.

“There will be a posting of the colors and an honorary tribute following for those who served their country,” Korn said.

All veterans and their spouses are invited.

Relay For Life meeting set Monday at CNB

A Relay For Life of Milam County committee meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at the community room of Citizens National Bank in Rockdale.

For more information, contact Relay For Life event chair Kim Jeter at 446-0036.

Genealogy society hears Billingsley

Milam County Genealogical Society met at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Citizens National Bank conference room with 19 members and one guest in attendance.

Randy Billingsley presented the continuation of a program from last month concerning his family history, including photographs and frontier clothing. He described and illustrated the many survival methods that early Texans adapted from the native Indians, including how they dressed, searched for food and clothing, and defended themselves against adverse conditions associated with frontier living.

The society will have no meeti ng in November. However, members and potential members should make sure their membership dues are paid by the Jan. 26, 2011 meeting in order to be able to vote in the election of officers.

Dues are: Indiv idual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, and supporting membership $25. Dues may be paid at any meeting, mailed to MCGS, c/o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library), or mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567.

Final plans for the annual Christmas social have been made. The gathering will be at the home of John and Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. A “white elephant” gift exchange is planned, cost of gift not to exceed $10. Members wishing to provide a food item for the buffet should call Patricia McKee at 446-5102. All members are encouraged to attend. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Town & Country Club plans tour of homes

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Town & County Club will host a Christmas tour of homes for club members on Thursday, Dec. 16. The tour will begin with a 9 a.m. breakfast at the home of Donna Harris and then travel to other homes, including one in Thorndale and one in the Taylor area.

The club’s Christmas party will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce building. Rosalie Turner, hostess, w ill ser ve a meal. A Chinese Christmas gift exchange will be held.

The club met at t he Sa lt y Church Annex Nov. 4. Hostess Darleen Tucker carried out a harvest theme with pumpkins, scarecrows and fall decor. Bingo was played with guests winning prizes of assorted picture frames wrapped in tissue, raffia and fall leaves.

The busine ss se ssion wa s chaired by President Rosalie Turner. Cards of thanks were read from the family of Ila Rae Mullins Rolff, thanking the club for serving the family meal after the funeral of their mother.

Club members enjoyed a family night meal at the Thorndale A rea Chamber of Commerce building Oct. 14.

Following the business session a show-and-tell activity of Christmas and other seasonal crafts was presented, each member demonstrating several items. Members were ser ved sandwiches, pasta salad, chips, dips and desserts by the hostess. An afternoon of fellowship followed the meal.

Next meeting will be at the home of Mildred Weise in the Salty community on Thursday, Nov. 18. The club will elect offi- cers for 2011 and collect canned items, coats and toys for Thorndale Cares.—Darleen Tucker, secretary

Sunshine quilters to meet November 18

Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall, according to Eddie Davidson, guild publicist.

A pot luck lunch will be held at the meeting, she said.

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