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THOR NDALE—Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4009 and Auxiliary will sponsor the monthly Thorndale Country and Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, Jan. 24 at the VFW Hall on North FM 486 in Thorndale.
“There will be lots of good live music and entertainment to begin our shows for 2011,” said Marjorie Menzel, spokesperson.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food—including sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, chips, homemade pies and drinks. The show begins at 7 p.m. with the Jamboree House Band and other guest entertainers. “Come out and enjoy the music, food and fellowship,” Menzel said.
Help for the Homeless
THORNDALE—Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4009 of Thorndale is holding a clothing and personal hygiene drive to benefit the homeless veterans of Travis, Milam and Williamson counties.
“ This is being done to commemorate the signing of the Vietnam Peace Treaty,” said Post Commander Gerhardt Korn.
Donations of clothing and personal hygiene products will be received at the VFW post home in Thorndale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.
For more information, call Korn at 254-718-6811 or Quartermaster Kenneth Menzel, 898-2830.
Band spaghetti supper
The annual Rockdale High School Band Boosters Spaghetti Supper is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7th in the junior-high commons.
To-go plates will be available at the commons starting at 4:30 p.m. that day.
Tickets are priced at $7 each.
The evening will feature performances by all RISD bands, ranging from the sixth- grade beginners band to the RHS varsity band.
The annual event is the year’s major fund raiser for the Band Boosters organization.
Thursday Reading Club
Thursday Reading Club members held their fifth meeting of the 2010-2011 year at the home of hostess Barbara Thompson.
Donna Mitchell, president, conducted the business meeting. She reported to the 15 members present that the club members had contributed over 1,600 volunteer hours in 2010. Volunteer hours will continue to be collected and reported to the state federation during the 2011 year.
Continuing the program of study, “Memories—George Sessions Perry,” Lois Fry presented a program on “Why Doesn’t Texas Join the Union,” a story written for the Saturday Evening Post by George Sessions Perry on June 6, 1953.
Next meeting of the Thursday Reading Club will be hosted by Carole Simank on Feb. 10. The program will be presented by Geri Burnett.—Geri Burnett, reporter
Milam County Genealogical Society will host its first meeting of 2011 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Citizens National Bank conference room.
On the agenda is nomination and election of officers. Members and potential members should make sure their dues are paid by Tuesday’s meeting in order to be able to vote. Dues are: Individual $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 for MCGS), mailed to the treasurer, Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity
Milam Retired Teachers
Milam County Retired Teachers Association met Jan. 11 at the Oriental Kitchen in Rockdale. President Jamie Larson opened the meeting, Ted Hubert gave the invocation and Eldon Ball led the pledge to the flags.
Molly Berger, health care committee chair, led the group in exercises. Committee reports were heard.
Guest speaker was Dr. Albert Campbell, District 6 TRTA state legislation committee chair. He spoke on the state budget shortfall and how it will impact retired teachers.
TRTA’s annual convention will be April 12-14 in San Antonio. March 23 is TRTA visiting day at the state capitol.
Nex t meet ing w ill be at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Rockdale General Store.—Bram Younts, co-secretary
Linwood Garden Club
Linwood Acres Garden Club met Jan. 12 at a Bit of History. Joy Graham, Bit of History owner, Mary Phillips and Billie Noack were hostesses. Lucile Estelle gave a program on the history of Apache Pass and surrounding areas. Denise Doss helped with the slides and Joy Graham described crops that were planted.
Nineteen members and two visitors attended. A nominating committee was named, and also a committee to plan the club’s participation in the Tejas Festival on March 5. The club will have a tent at the First Baptist Church parking lot on US 79 with plants, yard art, books and other items.
“Spring Happening,” the club’s card party/luncheon, will be held April 27. A soup and pie luncheon was served by the hostesses.—Billie Noack, reporter
BUCKHOLTS—The Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department will stage “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 BVFD,” said Gary Klepas, department spokesman. For more information call Kleypas at 254- 593-2314.
‘Team Captain U’
Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a “Team Captain University” from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 5 in the Citizens National Bank community room in Rockdale, event chair Kim Jeter announced.
Anyone who needs any extra data about Relay and what it’s about is asked to attend. Breakfast pastries will be provided.
For more information, contact Jeter at 512-760-7194.
Sunshine ‘n Shadows Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Eddie Davidson at 446-6316.