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Alcoa Retirees Club

Alcoa Retirees Club will have its first meeting of 2011 on Thursday, March 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockdale. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a brief meeting and meal at 6 p.m.

Yearly dues of $10 per retiree will be collected, plus $2 for hall rental. A catered fish meal will be served.

Members whose names begin M-Z should bring dessert.—Lanell Spence, publicity

Town and Country Club

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Town and Country Club will hold a bake sale at the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce Arts and Crafts Show, Airing of the Quilts, and Classic Car Show on Saturday, March 26. To pre-order a pie made by Betty Ballew, call 446- 6320.

Linwood Garden Club

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9 and will be a trip to Killeen to visit Oma’s Garden Pflanzen Nursery.

“Spring Happening,” the club’s card party/luncheon fund-raiser, is scheduled for April 27.—Billie Noack, reporter

Milam Aggie Moms

Milam County Aggie Moms are having a fund-raiser to help provide scholarships to Milam high school seniors who will be attending Texas A&M University, Susan Fuchs announed.

Tickets are being sold and can be purchased from any Aggie Mom or call Debbie Vansa, 254- 697- 5057, or Jean Darby, 512-983- 0033.

Four items in the fund-raiser include an Aggie quilt, a Benjamin Knox framed print “Future Aggies;” an Aggie game table and a $100 Visa gift card. Drawing for prizes will be held April 16.

The quilt will be on display at the following locations: Cameron Classic Bank, Feb. 28-March 4; Rockdale Classic Bank, March 7-1; Rockdale Citizens National Bank, March 14-21.

The group will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 5 in front of Antique Queens in Rockdale. Tickets for the drawing and Milam County Aggie Mom cookbooks will also be sold, Fuchs said.

Matinee Musical Club

Matinee Musical Club met in the home of Jo Ann Bradford with Joyce Ford as co-hostess for the February meeting. President Leah Thomason presided and gave roll call with 13 members present.

Guests, Julie Jenkins and Leanna Applegate, were welcomed. The collect was recited, followed by the Song of the Month led by Lisa Loewe.

Texas Federation of Music Clubs will meet in Waco March 31, a state meeting hosted by District 4. Gloria Thrasher announced that the Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform in Cameron Sunday, March 6.

Leah Thomason was program leader for the evening and showed a video on New York Export Opus Jazz by Jerome Robbins. The program for March will be the Keyboard Melody Makers, piano students of Dixie Whitmore.

The meeting closed with the NFMC benediction led by Lisa Loewe. Hostesses served a table of refreshments.

Matinee club is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Dixie Whitmore, secretary/reporter

China Paint Club

The Cameron China Paint Club met for their regular meeting on Feb. 25. The club will hold a bake sale near the Cameron post office on April 1, the beginning of the Easter weekend. Items will be offered on china plates handpainted by club members.

Also discussed was a May 24-26 seminar led by Peggy Harrup whose studio is in Salado. The seminar will be held at Carolyn Boyd’s new studio near her home.

A class meeting to be taught by Susan Thumm will be held this summer, as well as a seminar by teacher Janet Nelson who specializes in painting animals.—Inez Sladek, reporter

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