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The MARC Run Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at The Ranch.
The meet ing w ill d iscuss the organization of the 10th annual MA RC Run that w ill be held April 2, starting from The Ranch. This fund-raiser is to assist The M. A.R.C. Center (Milam Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.).
The M. A . R . C. Center is a 501C3 non-profit organization that serves Milam County adult residents with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
“These are some very special people in our hearts and we want to make the 10th annual run the biggest and best yet,” said spokesman Charles Starr.
Anyone who would like to help w ith this fund- raiser is asked to attend the meeting. If you want to help and are unable to attend, please call or email Charles Starr at 512-540-2561 or cr_ email@example.com.
You do not have to ow n a motorcycle to help w ith this fund-raiser, he said.
Black Jack VFD business, training
Black Jack Volunteer Fire Depar tment President Jesse Smith said the depar tment’s business meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. each second Tuesday and its training meeting is held at 7 p.m. each fourth Monday.
Relay For Life sets meeting Jan. 17
The next committee meeting for Relay For Life of Milam County will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Gatti’s Pizza in Rockdale. Items to be discussed are Relay University and the group’s booth at the annual Tejas Art and Book Festival.
For more information contact Kim Jeter at 760-7194.
VistaCare Hospice works many wonders
In preparation for National Hospice Awareness Month in Februar y, VistaCare Hospice spokesperson Dana Goodwin offers the following message:
“What if there was one medication that improved quality of life and mood, prolonged survival, lessened depressive symptoms, decreased pain, treated sleep disturbance, improved family satisfaction, addressed psychosocial, emotional and spir it ua l pa in, led to documented end-of-life preferences, lessened end-of-life aggressive care?
“No medication can do all of this, but hospice can,” Goodwin said.
For more information, call toll-free 1-866-VISTACARE.
Town & Country Club to meet on Thursday
THORNDALE—Thorndale Town and Countr y Club w ill meet in t he home of Et hel Seelig in Thorndale on Thursday, Jan. 13, where dues will be collected and activities for 2011 planned.—Darleen Tucker, secretary Buckholts VFD sets ‘Hee-Haw’ fund-raiser
BUCKHOLTS—The Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department will stage a fund-raiser, “Buckholts Cotton Pickin’ Hee-Haw Show,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the Buckholts SPJST Hall.
“This is to raise funds to offset ongoing expenses for the Buckholts VFD, said Gary Klepas, department spokesman.
For more information call Kleypas at 254-593-2314.
Kountry Squares now dancing each Thursday
Several members of the Kountry Squares square dancing club attended a dance in Lago Vista Dec. 29. The event was called Two Black Eyed Peas in a Pod and featured callers Gary Bible and Brad Caldwell.
About 100 squares from clubs in central Texas participated.
Kountry Squares dances every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month) at the Salty Church, between Thorndale and Rockdale, at 7:30 p.m.. Visitors are welcome. Call 898-5192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional directions. Also, www.dancewithsam.com/ schedule.php} provides information about dancing central and south central Texas.— Jeanne Sparlin, reporter