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Genealogy society to meet here Tuesday
Milam County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Citizens National Bank. Charles Hubert will present the program. Members with surnames beginning A-P will be responsible for refreshments. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity
Thursday Reading Club holds ‘dinner with gents’
The Thursday Reading Club members held their 53rd annual “Dinner with the Gents” meeting Thursday, May 12 at the home of Barbara Thompson. Fifteen members and their guests were served a meal catered by Lee’s Landing. Hostesses were Eleanor Weems, Donna Mitchell and Barbara Thompson.—Geri Burnett, reporter
Monthly senior bingo offered at Manor Oaks
Manor Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center will host a Community Senior Bingo (age 55 and over) on the last Wednesday of every month, beginning May 25.
Time w ill be 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. on the north side dining room, according to Missy Morse, spokesperson. For more information call 512-562-0027.
Woodmen of World lodge meeting Thursday
MILANO—Woodmen of the World Milam Count y Pec an Lodge 237 will hold its regular monthly business meeting Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Milano Community Center in downtown Milano. For additional information, contact Jane Yoakum, secretary, at 446-5110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milano Opry’s second anniversary show ahead
MILANO—The Milano Opry will hold its second anniversary show Saturday, May 21 at Milano High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7, spokesperson Lynn Martin said.
Admission is $7 with children age 10 and under admitted free.
Concessions will offer barbecue sandwiches, sausage wraps and chicken salad sandwiches, along with their homemade pies.
Guest performers are Paula Fleming, Paul Schlesinger and Bobby Mikulin. House band members are Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Robert Lawhon, Gary Beard, Will Fountain,
Hannah Fountain and Lynn Martin.
The Opry’s first scholarship will be presented during intermission. “This is a family-oriented country/ gospel music show,” Martin said.
Sunshine Quilt Guild to meet on May 26
Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26 in the fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
“ Visitors are welcome and we will be working on special projects,” said Eddie Davidson, publicist.
Burleson Opry ahead Saturday at Chriesman
CHRIESMAN—The Burleson County Opry is held each second Saturday in Chriesman, on FM 1363 between Milano and Caldwell. The show will be at 7 p.m. in the Chriesman Civic Center. Admission is free and food is available. For more information call Royce Barber, 446-6644.
Thorndale BBQ Cookoff scheduled June 24-26
THORNDALE—The 21st annual Thorndale Firemen’s BBQ Cookoff will be held June 24-25-26 at Thorndale City Park.
Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday will be a softball tournament. Call Michael Becker, at 512-228-0249, for entry information and details.
BBQ Cookoff categories are beef brisket, pork ribs and chicken. There will also be a Jackpot Bean and Cook’s Choice competition. A new jackpot category will be a Margarita contest Friday evening. For details call Tammy Pickett, 512-269-3598.
Saturday, June 25, will be the Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be food booths in the park. For details call Cindy Hughes, 512- 760- 0669.
A lso Sat urday w ill be t he Thorndale Firemen Ladies Auxiliary Turkey & Dressing meal beginning at 11 a.m. inside the Fireman’s Hall.
Saturday also offers horseshoe, washer and domino tournaments, games for the kids, food booths, music, and opening ceremonies presenting Miss Thorndale and her court.
There will be two dances at the City Park Pavilion: Friday, June 24, 8 p.m. to midnight, music by People’s Choice; Saturday, June 25, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., music by Chris Brade. Tickets will be $10 at the gate for all (ages 5 and under free). All children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Linwood Garden Club meets at Gilless home
Linwood Acres Garden Club met on May 11 at the home of Margo Gilless. Joy Graham and Billie Noack were co-hostesses. The group visited the gardens of John and Sharon Shoemake and Joy and Hal Reagan as well as Margo’s.
Each member brought a box lunch. Boxes were decorated and numbers were drawn to determine who got each box lunch.
A business meeting was held to report on the successful Spring Happening. The scholarship chairman reported that the club has a winner of its $750 scholarship to be given to a high school senior.
Officers were installed for the next two years by Lorraine Drake. They are Margo Gilless, president; Billie Noack, vicepresident/ program chair; Janice King, secretary; and Johnnielyn Brown, treasurer.