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BOOT QUILT—The Thorndale Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will award this boot quilt in a fund raiser to benefit the Airing of the Quilts Show, to be held at the TACC Building March 26. From left are quilt committee members Sarah Beard, Donna Johnston and Rosalie Biar. Donations are $1 each or six for $ 5 and may be purchased from any Chamber or quilt committee member or by calling Darlene Tucker at 898-2727. The quilt will be awarded during the annual barbecue cookoff June 25. BOOT QUILT—The Thorndale Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will award this boot quilt in a fund raiser to benefit the Airing of the Quilts Show, to be held at the TACC Building March 26. From left are quilt committee members Sarah Beard, Donna Johnston and Rosalie Biar. Donations are $1 each or six for $ 5 and may be purchased from any Chamber or quilt committee member or by calling Darlene Tucker at 898-2727. The quilt will be awarded during the annual barbecue cookoff June 25. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

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.


LIONS—Milano Lions Club president Arthur Kelley (R) presents a certificate of appreciation to club member Sandra Dworaczyk for a program presented to the club on Thursday. Dworacz yk spoke about a seed project conducted by Milam County Master Gardeners and also about autism. LIONS—Milano Lions Club president Arthur Kelley (R) presents a certificate of appreciation to club member Sandra Dworaczyk for a program presented to the club on Thursday. Dworacz yk spoke about a seed project conducted by Milam County Master Gardeners and also about autism. Members whose names begin M-Z should bring dessert.—Lanell Spence, publicity

RVFD scholarship

Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will again sponsor a scholarship this spring.

Eligible sons and daughters of fire department and auxiliary members may pick up applications for the annual scholarship at the RVFD fire Station. Deadline for submitting application and essay is April 5. For more information, contact Bea Williams at 446-4172.

Sons of Hermann

CAMERON—The meeting of Cameron Sons of Hermann Lodge 140, originally set for March 15, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Bea’s Kitchen, 101 E. Main Street, Cameron. All members are urged to attend the dinner meeting and fellowship.— William Korenek, publicist

Tamale feast Friday

Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled its tamale dinner fund-raiser for 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the fire station. Adult plates will be sold for $7.50 and kids plates for $4.50. Plates include sides, dessert and drink. Tamales will also be sold for $8 a dozen (mild or hot).—Katie Hall, secretary

Town and Country Club

THORNDALE—Thorndale Town and Country Club met in the home of Rosalie Turner Feb. 10 with 14 members and a guest, Rosalie Biar, present. Chinese Valentines, a game, was played with gifts for all.

Members planned a bake sale at the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce Quilt/Car/Crafts show Saturday, March 26. Betty Ballew will make pies to order (all 446- 6320.

Plans for a MARC Center July 4th celebration were finalized. Members will make gifts for MARC clients and serve refreshments.

Rosalie demonstrated a “Welcome” shovel with seasonal interchangeable attachments, and served refreshments.

A Feb. 24 meeting was held at the Salty Church Annex with Sydney McWilliams hostess to 14 members who played bingo for prizes. Cheer cards were sent to Mildred Weise and Larry Lehman, a sympathy card was sent to Allene Paris on the loss of her granddaughter, and a birthday card was sent to Lucille Towery.

Betty Atkins, Sydney McWilliams and Nina Montebaro comprise the recreation committee. The club served the family meal after the funeral of Nancy Hair, granddaughter of Allene Paris

Happy birthday was sung to Dorothy Palm. Mrs. McWilliams demonstrated a fan made by Norma Caffey, dolls in crocheted dresses made by Sis Strong, a Christmas wreath made by Sis Strong, and served refreshments.—Darleen Tucker, secretary

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 announced.

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 will be held April 16.

The quilt will be on display at the following locations: Rockdale Classic Bank, March 7-11; Rockdale Citizens National Bank, March 14-21.

MasterPeace concert

MILANO—The Milano Senior Citizens will sponsor a concert by MasterPeace Quartet, an acclaimed Southern gospel group, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18 at the Milano Civic Center.

Adult advance tickets are $8, a family ticket is $15, and children (under age 12) ticket is $5. Call 455-3402 or 455-9232 for ticket information.

Quartet members are Scott Williams, Josh Wallace, Glenn Cruey and Jason Miller.

SPJST domino winners

The SPJST State Straight Domino Tournament was held Saturday, March 5, 201 at the SPJST Lodge in Buckholts. Listed below are the results:

1st place—Bill Smetanka and Edwin Malcik, Lodge 24, Cyclone.

2nd place—Jimmie Coufal, Lodge 47, Seaton, and Alan Tschoerner, not a member.

3rd place—Doris Svoboda and Jerry Cabla, Lodge 24, Cyclone.

4th place—Demetra Shiller and Gilbert Shiller, Lodge 48, Beyersville.


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