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Sandy Creek Cemetery homecoming Sunday

The annual Sandy Creek Cemetery homecoming will be held Sunday, June 5 at Sandy Creek. Registration and acceptance of contributions for cemetery maintenance will begin at 10:30 a.m.

A covered dish lunch w ill start at noon with a business meeting to follow. If you are unable to attend, contributions can be mailed to: Travis Yoakum, 256 CR 360, Milano TX 76556-2652.

For more information, please call Travis Yoakum at 446- 5110.

Kristi’s Krusaders 2nd annual MS rally June 25

MILANO–The second annual Kristi’s Krusaders “Rally for the Walk...Walk MS 2011” is set for Saturday, June 25 at Nat’s in Milano, event coordinator Kristi (Ditto) Bode has announced.

The all day event will include a motorcycle ride, bike show, door prizes, barbecue plates, live and silent auctions and T-shirts for sale.

Motorcycle ride registration starts at 8 a.m. with the first bike out at 10 a.m. Barbecue plates will be ready about noon, Bode said.

The group is selling tickets for a Remington model 770 with synthetic stock, stainless barrel, bolt action four-shot clip, bushel 3x9 scope, boar sighted, choice of calibers (243, 270 or 30- 6). Tickets are $5 each and the winner will be announced June 25. (Need not be present to win.)

For more information or to donate, c ont ac t Bode, 25 4- 813-2194;, Amber Ditto, 254- 214-3042; or Marie Bakken, 254- 718 - 0133. A ll proceed s benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

New Riding Club sets trail ride on Saturday

Rockdale R iding Club w ill hold a trail ride on Saturday, June 4 at noon at Rockdale Fair Park.

“Bring your horses and come on out with us and have fun!” said Jermaine Robertson, spokesperson.

Rockdale R iding Club is a newly organized group. For more information on meeting times and more, call Carolyn Cooper at 512-760-0861.

Crown Garden Club tours Brenham sites

Members of Crown Garden Club receently toured Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham where day lilies were in full bloom and climbing roses on towers. Members chose some plants and gift shop items to take home.

Lunch was on the deck at the “pastoral” Southern Flyer Restaurant at the Brenham Airfield.

Next, members watched ice cream being made at the Blue Bell Creamery and were treated to the f lavor of their choice.— Patricia McKee

Hermann Sons ‘Hugs From Home’ support

Cameron Lodge 140 of the order of S on s of Her ma n n, at a recent meeting, voted to donate $ 200 to t he Sons of Hermann “Hugs From Home” project which sends care packages to the men and women of the armed forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Members also voted to accept t wo member t ransfers f rom the Temple lodge, Edith Marie and Glenn Clayton Banzof of Buckholts.

Members honored for birthdays during the first quarter of 2011 were David Ehler, Susan Ehler, Mark Duffy, John Duffy, Netliee Korenek and Tom Beery. Honored for anniversaries during the quarter were John and Theresa Duffy and Ike and Netilee Korenek.

J.T. Talley and Douglas Buck were awarded certificates of achievement and check s for membership recruitment. Judy York announced that the goal is 12 new members for the coming year.

Next Lodge 140 meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the home of David and Susan Ehler. Members are asked to bring card tables and chairs for the dinner meeting.—Willie Korenek, lodge historian

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 night. 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.

Ben Arnold/Elm Grove Cemetery meeting Sun.

The Ben Arnold-Elm Grove Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p. m. Sunday, June 5 in the Ben Arnold Church. “All persons with loved ones buried at this cemetery are invited to attend,” said Judy Rice, secretary.

Monthly senior bingo offered at Manor Oaks

Manor Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center hosts a Community Senior Bingo (age 55 and over) on the last Wednesday of each month.

Time is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the nor th side dining room, according to Missy Morse, spokesperson.

For more information call 512- 562-0027.

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