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Milano country jamboree Saturday
MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country & Gospel Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Milano Civic Center with musicians and listeners invited, according to Tena Galbreath, publicist.
“We are starting our 49th year,” she said, “and admission is still free.”
Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
Rockdale Multi Ser vice 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 Saturday
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.
Noon Lions set pancake and bacon supper Feb. 21
The 12th annual Rockdale Noon Lions Club Pancake Supper will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Busy Bea Cafe, according to Mike Pruett, event chair.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12. Children 5 and under eat free.
Rockdale Noon Lions are cel - ebrating 71 years of service to the community. — Kathy Cooke Martin, publicity
Reading club’s next meeting February 9
Thursday Reading Club will hold its next meeting on Feb. 9 at the home of Geri Burnett. Eleanor Weems will present the program.
Milano Lions to mark 25th anniversary
MILANO— Milano Evening Lions Club members will obser ve 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.
Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday
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.
Crown Garden Club elects 2012 officers
Crown Garden Club held its January meeting at the home of Euteva Talley. Plans were made for 2012 and new officers were elected: President, Yvonne Yount; vice-president, Joyce Skinner; secretary/treasurer, Martha Newman; assistant secretary/treasurer and yearbook chairman, Nancy Marburger; reporter, Peggy Cooke.
The club voted to again be a sponsor for the Tejas Festival on March 4. Members will participate in the Festival’s gardening segment which will be held in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. It will include educational exhibits, a plant exchange and plants and garden items for sale.
After Mrs. Talley served refreshments, members were treated to a tour of her yard and greenhouse where a huge donkey ears Kalanchoe was the highlight. Door prizes were won by Mrs. Newman and Mrs. Marburger.
The club’s February meeting will be a luncheon at the home of Mrs. Cooke with Jean Haupt co - hostess.— Peggy Cooke, reporter
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 McDermot t, 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. For more information, call Marilyn Johnson, 512- 862- 4419; Karen McDermott, 254-697-4898; or Lois Ammerman, 446-5509, or visit www.milamgop.org.
MCJLA sets Feb. 5 date for BBQ chicken dinner
CAMERON—Milam County Junior Livestock Association is holding a BBQ chicken meal fund-raiser on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron, according to Gail Hollas, spokesperson.
Plates will be $8 and will include 1/2 chicken, green beans, buttered, parslied potatoes, bread, tea and all the trimmings. ”You pay at the door plates will be available for dine-in or to-go,” Hollas said.
For more information, call David or Sandra Waiser at 979-219-4092 or Jennifer Hanke at 254-541-4699.
Town & Country Club to meet here Thursday
THORNDALE—Thorndale Town & County Club’s 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.