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Historical Society chili supper ahead Nov. 12th

The annual Rockdale Historical Society chili silent fund raiser is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the New Salem Clubhouse in Fair Park, according to Bert Dockall, organization president.

Dockall said chili is priced at $ 8 per bowl, including drink, and is available to eat-in or take out.

Desserts will also be sold.

The chili luncheon is a major fund raiser for the historical society, which operates the restored I&GN Historical Depot- Museum.

Warehouse of Horrors raises $5,832 this year

Milam County CrimeStoppers annual Warehouse of Horrors raised $5,832 to assist the organization’s crime fighting efforts Friday and Saturday.

Brent Davidson, CrimeStoppers president, said there were 826 visitors during the two-day run.

He expressed appreciation to all volunteers who staffed the event and those who donated food and drinks to the volunteers.

Luminant CAP set to meet in Lexington

LE X INGTON— Communit y members are invited to the Nov. 14, 2011 meeting of the Luminant Community Advisory (LCAP), according to Diane Sheridan, facilitator.

She said LCAP will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an update on Three Oaks Mine, the Sandow Power Plant, and the annual report on emissions.

The meeting will be held at the Three Oaks Mine office, 7207 West FM 696, between Old Lexington Road and FM 619.

To RSVP or obtain details, contact Diane Sheridan, CAP facilitator, at 800/484- 9212 x 4127 or DBSheridan@aol.com.

Volunteers seek names for Thanksgiving lunch

Volunteers are seeking names of needy persons in advance of the community’s annual free Community Outreach Dinner (formerly New Hope Thanksgiving Dinner).

The event is scheduled for Nov. 19 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Serving, pick-up and delivery will begin about 11 a.m.

“We served over 1,000 dinners last year and, since our goal this year is 1,200, we needed more room,” spokesman, James King said.

“More sponsors and volunteers are needed for this huge undertaking,” he said.

Anyone with names of persons needing to be served should contact the following:

King, 446-7296, Pearlie Mack, 446-6626, Doug Williams, 512- 760- 0128, Deborah Crawford, 512- 760- 5241 or Vera Rivers, 512-289,1311.

Bike ride to benefit Christian cycle group

A “Run for the Son” patch ride motorcycle event to benefit the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) gets under way at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Caldwell Walmart.

Ralph Sifuentes of Rockdale, president of Heaven’s Highway Riders, CMA chapter 893, said registration begins at 9 a.m.

“Cost is $15 per driver and $5 per passenger, with patriotic patch included,” he said.

“Those who return with required items will be included in a prize drawing,” he said.

All proceeds go to the CMA.

For more information cont act Sifuentes at 512-229- 8684 or e-mail Emily Ditto at ssditto@gmail.com.

Theatre group forced to re-schedule event

Scheduling conflicts with C.H. Yoe’s theater department along with the high school band’s trip to state marching competition have forced Milam Community Theater to reschedule its fall production, according to board president Kyle Deal.

Instead of opening “A Few Good Men” this weekend, the show will be staged Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at the Williams Civ ic Center.

“Many of the people involved in our show are also involved with these two high school events,” he said.

“ We were prepared to deal with the high school show, but the state marching contest just introduced too many variables for our cast and limited production staff.”

The revised plan will see MCT’s annual membership reception held on Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at about 7 p.m. The show will go on stage at 8 p.m.

The Dec. 10 show will be at 8 p.m. and the curtain for the final performance will be 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 12.

Tickets for all performances will be available at the door.

Buddy Oney Toy Run scheduled Dec. 3rd

The sixth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 3, beginning at The Ranch, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.

Fee is $15 per rider, $20 per rider and passenger or a new toy valued at $20, he said.

The fee also includes a meal.

“ You don’t need to ow n a motorcycle to support this ride,” he said. “Bikes, trikes , cars and trucks are welcome.”

Short-sleeve T-shirts will be available for sale the day of the run for $20, while long-sleeve shirts are available for pre-order at $25 each, with a deadline of Monday, Nov. 7.

Call Cynthia at 512-698-2784 or Charles at (512)-540-2561 to place an order, Starr said.

Stops are at The War Horse Saloon in Thorndale, Noack Bar in Noack, Pancho and Lefty’s in Hare, Cliff’s Tavern in Rockdale, Nat’s in Milano and back to The Ranch, he said.

Starr said the event is sponsored by Bad to the Bone Riders.


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