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KOUNTRY SQUARES—The Kountry Squares dance group continues to meet at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except fifth Thursdays) in the Salty community church. From left are Sue Rogers, Matthew Hall, Velma Marx, Leroy Marx, Belle Carroll, Jim Carroll, Amanda Hall and Rob Rogers. Caller is Al Frazier. The group has members from Taylor, Thorndale, Coupland, Thrall, Elgin, Rockdale and Lexington. Jeanne Sparlin, spokesperson, said visitors are welcome. Call 512-898-5192 or e-mail kountrysquares@gmail. com for additional directions. KOUNTRY SQUARES—The Kountry Squares dance group continues to meet at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except fifth Thursdays) in the Salty community church. From left are Sue Rogers, Matthew Hall, Velma Marx, Leroy Marx, Belle Carroll, Jim Carroll, Amanda Hall and Rob Rogers. Caller is Al Frazier. The group has members from Taylor, Thorndale, Coupland, Thrall, Elgin, Rockdale and Lexington. Jeanne Sparlin, spokesperson, said visitors are welcome. Call 512-898-5192 or e-mail kountrysquares@gmail. com for additional directions. The Reporter news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Thorndale Jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country and Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 22.

“This will be the last show for 2010 as we do not have a December show, but will continue with the show in January,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist.

The Jamboree is every fourth Monday except in December. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open with its usual homemade pies, sandwiches, sausage wraps and drinks. “Come enjoy the great music and the good food,” Menzel said.

St. Joseph’s Bazaar set here December 4

Members of the Ladies Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4 beginning at 9 a.m.

This annual event will be held at the church’s Education Building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale. It concludes at 1:30 p.m. with raff le drawing and door prizes.

“There will be baked goods, arts, crafts and a silent auction for your shopping pleasure,” said Kelley Zapata, publicist. “The kitchen will have chicken stew, chili and sandwiches for sale with free coffee to enjoy while shopping.”

Genealogy society’s dues due by Jan. 26

Milam County Genealogical Society will have no meeting 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.

The society’s annual Christmas social will be at the home of Gene 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

Linwood gardeners see Brookwood facility

Linwood Acres Garden Club met Nov. 10 for a trip to Brookshire to visit Brookwood, a Christian facility for adults with functional disabilities. Some of them live at the facility and others come in to work daily. They make pottery, cards, stone work and have a very good nursery.

Members lunched at the tea room and shopped at the gift shop. Carrie Beth Cantu was the organizer for the trip. Eleven members participated.

Preparations are being made for the Zone II Garden Club meeting which the club will host on Nov. 18 at Peace Lutheran Church. Shawn Walton will give the program on “Frogs of Central Texas.”

The club will meet at Diane Fishero’s for a Christmas Party. Each member will bring a gift for a teenager for Christmas Roundup.

Tip: Splashy and dependable color is easy—use potted plants. Move them in and out of displays as needed.

To clean sticky sap from your hands and clothes after pruning trees, put a little vegetable oil in your palms and rub briskly. Finish with soap and water.—Billie Noack, reporter

Perry story topic for Thursday Reading Club

Thursday Reading Club members held their third meeting of the 2010-11 year at the home of hostess Corinne Parker. Donna Mitchell, president, conducted the business meeting.

Thirteen members were present to hear a program given by Annette Stone. This year’s program of study is “Memories –George Sessions Perry,” a look at some of the short stories Perry wrote for the Saturday Evening Post.

Mrs. Stone’s topic was a Perry short story, “Saturday Afternoon,” written May 26, 1952, about Rockdale. Mrs. Stone discussed Perry’s Saturdays in Rockdale during the early and mid-1900’s and she described Perry’s writing career as a novelist and a journalist as he traveled across America writing his Cities of America series.

Next meeting will be hosted by Eleanor Weems on Dec. 9. The Christmas program will be presented by Lois Lantz.–Geri Burnett, reporter

Retired teachers hold Thanksgiving meeting

Milam County Retired Teachers Association met Nov. 10 at Peace Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Rockdale for their annual Thanksgiving celebration.

Pre-dinner music was provided by Jamie Larson, president. Don Allphin, District VI vice-president, and Allphin’s wife Janet.

Larson conducted the meeting, Albert Whiteside gave the opening prayer and Ted Hubert led the pledges to the state and American flags.

Liz Haisler, director of the SPJST Assisted Living facility in Taylor, presented a program and film. Don Allphin presented some pending legislation at the state level, effective in 2011 pending legislative approval. Committee reports were also heard.

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron. It will feature a semi-formal fellowship and sing-along. Members are asked to bring a Christmas ornament and family and guests of members are invited.—Bram Younts, publicist, 254-697-1672.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

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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