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.”
Music club features patriotic numbers
Matinee Musical Club held its November meeting in the home of Gloria Thrasher with Tami Stockton as co-hostess. Refreshments were served and the collect was recited, followed by the singing of the song of the month led and accompanied by Lisa Loewe.
Members will be singing at St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.
The meeting’s program, “America’s Most Popular Patriotic Songs,” was presented by Nancy Anton.
Marie Gest played “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Members sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” accompanied by A nton who played a piano arrangement of “America The Beautiful.”
Gloria Thrasher played “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and the “Battle Hymn” was performed by Donnie Rinn. Flutist Leah Thomason played “God Bless America” with group singing. The final number was a recording of “Ballad of the Green Beret.”
The meeting was closed by the group singing the NFMC benediction, accompanied by Lisa Loewe. Matinee club is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Dixie Whitmore, reporter
Crown gardeners meet at Matherne residence
Ten members of Crown Garden Club met at the country home of Judy Matherne for the November meeting. The program was a discussion of caterpillars, butterflies and other garden creatures.
The group voted to give a donation to the Milam County Child Protective Services to use for Christmas gifts for the foster children in the county.
Mrs. Matherne served refreshments and door prizes were won by Euteva Talley and Patricia McKee.
The Christmas meeting will be a covered dish luncheon at the home of Mrs. McKee and a Chinese Christmas gift exchange will be featured.—Peggy Cooke, reporter
Genealogy society’s dues due by Jan. 26
Milam County Genealogical Society 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
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.