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Genealogy society

Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Citizens National Bank in Rockdale. Eugenia Newton will present the program. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

Sunshine Quilt Guild

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9: 30 a. m. Thursday, June 23 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Visitors are welcome—Eddie Davidson, publicity

2nd MS rally Saturday

MILANO—The second annual Kristi’s Krusaders “Rally for the Walk...Walk MS 2011” is set for Saturday, June 25 at Nat’s, two miles west of Milano on US 79. The day will include a motorcycle show and ride, door prizes, live and silent auctions, T-shirts for sale, barbecue dinner and a dance with music from The Earlywine Band, organizer Kristi (Ditto) Bode announced.

Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. and the first bike will be out at 10 a.m. Barbecue plates, also available to go, will be ready about noon. A silent auction will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a live auction to start at 4.

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.)

Proceeds will benefit the National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society. Last year’s event raised over $15,000.

For more information: Kristi Bode, 254- 813- 2194; Amber Ditto, 254-214-3042; or Marie Bakken, 254-718-0133. Bode, a 1996 graduate of Milano High, was diagnosed w ith MS t wo years ago

Kountry Squares dancers

Several members of the Kountry Squares Square Dancing Club attended the Texas State Square Dancing Convention in Tyler June 9-11 when approximately 50 squares attended, including dancers from the Austin Square & Round Dance Association and other associations in Texas and other states.

Al Frazier, the caller for Kountry Squares, called a tip in both the Mainstream room and the Plus Dancing Room.

Kountry Squares dances at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month) at the Salty Church. Visitors are welcome. Call 512-365-1997 or email for more information and directions.

Liberty Cemetery Assn.

The Liberty Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3 at the Liberty Church. “Bring your favorite picnic lunch and delicious dessert and join us for this annual event,” said Judy York, secretary.

Annual dues of $25 per grave for cemetery maintenance are due. “Costs of maintaining the cemetery continue to rise and the monetary support continues to decrease,” she said.

Persons with family or loved ones buried at the cemetery, or those who have plots reserved, are asked to send maintenance dues of $25 per site to: Frances Gilliland, treasurer, Liberty Cemetery Association, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron TX 76520.

Democratic Women

Next meeting of the local chapter of Texas Democratic Women will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the United Steel Workers of America Union Hall in Rockdale.

For more information call Mary Ridgway, provisional president, at 512-773-1765.

Purpose of the group is to network and launch a grassroots effort to support state and local Democrats in the 2012 elections.

Chicken fried steak meal

THORNDALE—Members of the Thorndale VFW Auxiliary will serve their annual chicken fried steak meal on Saturday, June 25 during the Thorndale BBQ Cookoff. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. in the air-conditioned VFW Hall, FM 486 north. Plates will include chicken fried steak, gravy, green beans, potatoes, tea and desserts, priced at $8.

Jamboree—On Monday, June 27 VFW Post 4009 and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the monthly Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree, held at the post home every fourth Monday except in December. “There will be lots of good music and food. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist.

The kitchen will be serving sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade desserts and drinks.

Veterans aid workshop

TAYLOR—SPJST Assisted Living, 505 East Lake Drive in Taylor, will hold a free VA Aid and Attendance Workshop on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. “This workshop has assisted many seniors, veterans and their widow(er)s to learn more about their benefits,” said Greg McDonnell of U. S. Benefits Analysts.

Special music concert

Everyone is invited to a special music concert by “Rimshot”, comprised of musicians Roy Pilgrim, Jerry Williams and Dr. Mike Holt. Featured guest will be Julie Smith from Cameron. The concert will be held at Chriesman Community Center on Saturday, June 25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is free, a love offering will be taken. Delicious meal plates available.

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