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Ag Boosters’ annual stew meal set Sunday

THORNDALE–Thorndale Ag Boosters will hold their third annual stew luncheon fund-raiser on Sunday, Jan. 8, according to Lori Fisher, spokesperson.

Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Fireman’s Hall. Stew will be $5 per pint, dine-in or drive-through to-go line.

There will also be a silent auction and desserts will be available for donations.

Linwood Acres club holds Christmas party

Linwood Acres Garden Club held its Christmas party at the home of Billie Noack with Johnnielyn Brown, Melba Caffey, Margo Gilless, Janice King and Mary Phillips as co-hostesses.

Eighteen members, 3 associate members and 2 guests attended. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and hot cider were ser ved before the meal. Dining tables were decorated with four different themes or tablescapes.

“Winter Wonderland” was one of the tablescapes and included a woodland setting with candles, a holly tree, red birds and Christmas China featuring red birds.

A snow scene glittering of crystal, candles and white china portrayed the tablescape for “White Christmas.”

“ Santa Claus is Coming to Town” topped a table with Spode China, Santa Clauses, greenery and candles.

“Deck the Halls” tablescape was set with Lenox Christmas China and a centerpiece of Poinsettias, holly and candles.

Each table sang the song associated with their theme. An ornament exchange was held.

Nex t club meeting w ill be Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Rockdale General Store. A program on “Garden Crafts” will be presented by different members. A miniprogram of “It’s a Small World” will be presented by Margo Gilless. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with coffee being served at 9:30. Visitors are welcome.—Janice King, reporter

Jenke wins garden club’s top-decor honors

LEXINGTON—The Jenke household, 821 Main Street, won the Lexington Garden Club’s Best Decorated Yard contest.

Jennifer and Paul Biehle, 1005 Wesley Street, placed second. Third was a yard much smaller than the top two at the west corner of Fifth and Caldwell streets.

Honorable mentions went to two homes on Rockdale Street, the Jatzlau and Willrich homes.

Business displays recognized include Brokers Realty, with a light display that changed in sync with music; Texas Skydiving Center, with an aviation-themed display; and Boettcher Enterprises, featuring a huge inflatable Santa.

Lexington Garden Club organizes the annual contest. Prizes are sponsored by Round Top State Bank.

Kountry Squares will start lessons Jan. 12

Kountry Squares square dancing will start lessons at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 with an open house and lessons will officially start at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kountry Squares dance at the SPJST Rest Home in Taylor, 501 East Lake Drive (use the main entrance and employees w ill direct you to the meeting room).

Kountry Squares has members from Rockdale, Taylor, Thorndale, Coupland, Thrall, Elgin and Lexington. Members dance every Thursday (except the 5th Thursday of the month). Visitors are welcome. Call 512-943-0307 or email for additional information.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays each month, according to Greg Nichols, chaplain. Meeting location is 115 N. Central in Cameron.

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