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SONS OF HERMANN OFFICERS—Sons of Hermann Cameron Lodge 140 installed officers recently at a ceremony in the Schwertner lodge. From left: Jason Ehler, vice-president; Maxine Stoebner, finance committee; Willie Korenek, trustee; Nanette Wells, secretary-treasurer; David Ehler, president; Sherilyn Buck, reporter; Douglas Buck, secretary treasurer. SONS OF HERMANN OFFICERS—Sons of Hermann Cameron Lodge 140 installed officers recently at a ceremony in the Schwertner lodge. From left: Jason Ehler, vice-president; Maxine Stoebner, finance committee; Willie Korenek, trustee; Nanette Wells, secretary-treasurer; David Ehler, president; Sherilyn Buck, reporter; Douglas Buck, secretary treasurer. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. E-mail to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

Milano Lions ‘25th’ celebration Thursday

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. Speaker for the event will be attorney Wayne Fisher.

Matinee Musical Club

Matinee Musical Club held its January meeting in the historic home of Barkley Alford with Annette Griesbach as co-hostess.

After members enjoyed a table of refreshments, roll call was taken and President Lisa Loewe, pianist, accompanied the singing of the song of the month.

Leah Thomason gave an informative program on the National Federation of Music Clubs, taking members on a journey through time with songs and history from the Federation’s founding in 1898 to the present. She presented a wide variety of songs and musical styles. Performers included the following:

Elisabeth Thomason, pianist, “Maple Leaf Rag”; Annette Griesbach, vocalist, “Pack Up Your Troubles”; Shelby Thomason, vocalist, “Caro Mio Ben”; Jo Ann Bradford, pianist, and Lee Thomason, trumpet, “When the Saints Go Marching In”; Leah Thomason, flutist, “Nights Soliloquy”; Pat Owen, Tami Stockton, and Donnie Rinn, vocalists, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” with Lisa Loewe, pianist, and Lee Thomason, trumpet; The Thomason family, vocalists, medley of TV theme songs; Sophie Thomason, vocalist, “Reflection”; and Elisabeth Thomason, pianist, Brahms “Intermezzo.”

Matinee is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Pat Owen, reporter

Lions pancake supper

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

First Saturday music

CHRIESMAN—Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys will provide country and gospel music at the Chriesman Community Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

Admission is free, food is available, and smoking and alcohol are prohibited.

Band members are Maze, guitar, dobro and banjo; Royce Barber, fiddle; Mark Morgan, bass; Ronnie Mann, guitar and vocals; Roy Pilgram, lead guitar and vocals; and Jimmie Boedeker, vocals and master of ceremonies.

GOP dinner set Feb. 9

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.

BBQ chicken meal

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, dine- in or to- go,.

Town & Country Club

THORNDALE—Thirteen members of the Thorndale Town & County Club met Jan. 26 at the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce. Guessing game prizes were won by Laura Locklin and Susan Drabek. A birthday card was sent to Allene Paris who was voted a life member.

Hostess Sarah Lincoln demonstrated a candy bar reindeer treat used for favors by her grandson, and also soft drink bottles with gift tags attached denoting soft- drink brands. She also served refreshments.

Next club meeting will be hosted by Sidney McWilliams at her home in Rockdale at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.— Darleen Tucker, secretary


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