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Meals on Wheels volunteers needed

Rockdale Multi Service Center (Senior Citizens Center) needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels, according to Carolyn Cooper, center director.

“We need volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday,” she said, “and it takes only 35 to 45 minutes. Anyone interested, please call the center, 446-2666 and ask for Carolyn or Brenda to get more information.”

VFW sets program on Vietnam Jan. 28

Attention all veterans of the Rockdale area:

You are invited to an observance and presentation on the Vietnam War to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Rockdale VFW Post 6525 home, 978 West US 79 in Rockdale.

“We will be serving free hot dogs and hamburgers at 6 p.m.,” said James Adcock, post commander.

Milano Opry to kick off new year Saturday

MILANO—The Milano Opry will kick the new year off on Saturday,

Jan. 21 at Milano High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7.

Admission is $7 (children age 10 and under free). Special guests artists will be The Tuckers (Johnny, Cheryl and Holly) of Waco.

House band members are Johnny Foster, Gary Beard, Michael Wall, Ab Woods, Michael Herod, Will Fountain, Billy Barnett and Lynn Martin.

“Come early and eat,” said Lynn Martin, publicist. “Hamburgers and fries are on the menu along with homemade pies, so load up the car with family and friends and come see ‘A Big Show in a Small Town’.”

Noon Lions to hold 71st anniversary party

Rockdale Noon Lions Club will hold a 71st anniversary party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Allan Miller’s house. The January board meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Busy Bea Cafe.

The annual Lions Pancake Supper will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21 with Mike Pruett chairing the event.—Kathy Cooke Martin, publicity

Reading club meets at Stone residence

Thursday Reading Club held its January meeting at the home of Annette Stone with 13 members enjoying refreshments and a program presented by Barbara Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson’s program provided background information on Italy, the setting of the novel, Ciao Bella: A Novel by Gina Buoniguro. She then gave a summary of the book. In keeping with the club’s course of study for the year, “Favorite Books from Around the World,” the setting of the novel was WWII Italy.

Donna Mitchell, president, led the business meeting. The club will hold its next meeting on Feb. 9 at the home of Geri Burnett. Eleanor Weems will present the program.— Geri Burnett, reporter

Milano Lions to mark 25th anniversary

MIL A NO— Milano Evening Lions Club members will observe the club’s 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Milano Civic Center, event chairman Eldon Ball announced.

The club organized and installed 28 founding members on Jan. 10, 1987. Ball said a special invitation is issued for the charter members to attend and take part.

Current and all former members and their guests will need to make reservations for the meal by contacting Ball, 448 CR 338, Milano TX 76556, telephone 455-6451, or club secretary Nell McMinn, 125 N. Main St., Rockdale TX 76567, telephone 446-4000. A $10 registration fee will include a pork loin meal catered by Touch of Elegance.

There will also be presentations of 25-year certificates and attendance pins. Speaker for the event will be attorney Wayne Fisher.

Milam genealogy society to elect slate on Tuesday

Milam County Genealogical Society will hold its first meeting of 2012 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Citizens National Bank conference room in Rockdale.

On the agenda will be nomination and election of officers. Members and potential members should pay their membership dues by the Jan. 24 meeting in order to vote. Fees are: Individual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, and supporting membership $25.

Dues may be paid at the start of Tuesday’s meeting.—Linda Whorton, publicity

GOP Women plan Independence Dinner

CAMERON—Republican Women of Milam County will hold an Independence Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Cameron VFW Hall, according to Karen McDermott, spokesperson.

“We invite everyone to come and enjoy a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, plus hear speakers who are running for county and state offices,” she said.

Cost of the dinner is $50 per plate and tickets are available from any Republican Women of Milam County member. “Join us to celebrate living in a country where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is our foundation,” McDermott said. For more information, call Marilyn Johnson, 512-862-4419; Karen McDermott, 254-697-4898; or Lois Ammerman, 446-5509, or visit

Sunshine quilters to meet January 26

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Eddie Davidson at 446-6316.

Town & Country Club sets 2012 meetings

THORNDALE—Thorndale Town & County Club met Jan. 12 at the home of Ethel Seelig in Thorndale with 15 members and 3 guests attending. Members welcomed two new club members.

Games of bingo were played with prizes going to the winners. A birthday card was signed by members and sent to life member Jamie Fish.

Members reported on their recent trip to Georgetown to tour the home of Sue Smith who decorates her home for Christmas, opens the home for tours and donates the money to local charities.

Club president Donna Harris appointed recreation co-chairs Lanette Tucker and Sarah Lincoln and program co-chairs Margie Menzel and Ethel Seelig.

Members selected dates to host the club meeting for the 2012 year and also voted to hold a bake sale at the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show and Quilt Show on Saturday, March 24.

Mrs. Seelig demonst rated antique canning jars used as candle holders, earrings made from recycled beads, and a patriotic plaque, and served refreshments. Next meeting will be hosted by Sidney McWilliams at her home in Rockdale on Thursday, Jan. 26.—Darleen Tucker, secretary

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, the group’s chaplain.

Meeting location is 115 N. Central in Cameron.

Milano Exes again set ‘scholarship fund cruise’

MILANO—A five- day Carnival cruise starting Oct. 22 will provide the Milano Ex-Students Association scholarship fund with $100 for each cabin booked via the association. FMI contact

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