Milano country jamboree ahead Saturday at 7 p.m.

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country & Gospel Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in the Milano Civic Center, sponsored by the Milano Senior Citizens.

Tena Galbreath, publicist, said all musicians are invited to participate and listeners are welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Masons’ 5D barrel race for scholarship Sunday

Rockdale Masonic Lodge No. 414 will hold a 5D Barrel Race with $500 added Sunday, April 1 at the Fair Park arena, according to Bob Stephens, lodge junior warden.

“This event raises money for the lodge’s scholarship fund,” he said.

Exhibitions, at $ 5, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the 5D Barrel Race ($30 entry) will start at 2 p.m. with equal payout and 1/2- second splits.

Hamburgers will be for sale. Riders can pre-enter with no payment by calling Robin Galbreath at 512-569-1742 or visit

‘Spring Happening’ coming up April 18

The annual “Spring Happening” sponsored by Linwood Acres Garden Club is just around the corner.

“Make plans to join us on Wednesday, April 18 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for our fabulous salad luncheon,” said Janice King, publicist.

Theme for this year’s event is “Friendships in Bloom.”

“There will drawings for door prizes at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30,” King said. “Many unique items donated by members of the club will be available at our silent auction.”

Tickets are $7 again this year. For tickets, call Johnnielyn Brown at 446- 4292 or Janice King at 446-4262.

Music Club hears program by students

Matinee Musical Club held its March meeting at First Presbyterian Church. A program was presented by members of the junior music club, the Keyboard Melody Makers, from the studio of Dixie Whitmore.

Most of the young pianists played both a secular and religious selection. Performers were Mattie Fisher, Peyton Shuffield, Brian Blanchard, Abigail Olson, Allyson Page, Robby Whitehead, Ashton Betchan, Geritt Davenport and Mary Unnasch.

Matinee club is a member of the Texas and National Federation of music clubs.— Pat Owen, reporter

Crown gardeners meet at Marburger residence

Crown Garden Club held its March meeting at the home of Nancy Marburger. The program was a discussion involving all members with a theme of “What is your favorite plant and why?” and “ What do you do special to take care of it?”

Refreshments were served and members toured the Marburger lawn and garden. Door prize plants were won by Peggy Cooke and Yvonne Yount.

The group met again Monday at Garden Treasures where they enjoyed seeing the plants and garden accessories and were treated to punch and snacks provided by Deborah Stephens, owner.

The April meeting will be a field trip to the Bryan/College Station area with a visit to the gardens of Mike Vidrine, former Rockdalian and now a Master Gardener. He will also accompany them to the Master Gardeners’ plantings at Texas A& M.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

4-H club sets bake sale April 6 at RFCU

Rockdale 4- H Club members will hold an Easter Bake Sale from 8 a.m. until noon or “sold out” Friday, April 6 at Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

“This is a fund-raiser for the club to help with materials and supplies throughout the year and scholarship opportunities,” said Yvette McCoy, leader. “The 4-H’ers will offer a variety of sweets and desserts that are sure to make your Easter weekend extra special,” she said. “The club greatly appreciates your support.”

La Escuelita plans annual cookoff April 14

La Escuelita Association will hold its annual Spring Cookoff on Saturday, April 14 on the La Escuelita grounds just east of the KC Hall off US 79.

“This is the annual spring cookoff and fund-raiser for La Escuelita Association,” said Olivia A. Parker, publicist.

Cookoff categories are brisket, pork, chicken and beans. Entry fee is $15 per category. Cookers may set up at 7 a.m. and cooking will begin at 8 a.m.

A horseshoe tournament will start at noon, with a $10 entry fee. Music by Play List, organized by Fred Silva, will offer a wide variety during the day.

Plates for sale beginning at 11:30 a.m. will include $ 8 meat plates (brisket or picadillo taco or sausage wrap), fideo, beans and a drink. Individual items will be brisket or picadillo taco, $ 3 each; sausage wrap, $2.50; fideo $1 a bowl; beans $1 a bowl; pickles $1 each; water or tea $1. No soft drinks will be sold but attendees are welcome to bring their own. A variety of baked goods will also be for sale.

In addition, there will be arts and crafts vendor booths available for $10 per space (contact Dee Lerman, 446-6833 or Julie Smith, 760-5927). No food vendors or glass containers will be allowed.

For more information call 446- 6833.

“All donations of supplies or funds will be appreciated,” Parker said.

Lexington cemetery annual meeting Sunday

LEXINGTON—Lexington Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in the Woodson Community Building at Lexington, according to Pat Lerche, spokesperson.

VFD Auxiliary taking garage sale donations

MILANO—Members of the Milano VFD Ladies Auxiliary will hold their spring garage sale April 12-14. The Civic Center/Fire Station will be open at 8 a.m. beginning Monday, April 9 for donations.

With ample storage room, members can accept donations now. Call Lois Love at 455-7915, Carolyn Vinton at 512-429-0364 or 979-224- 0227, or Jane Yoakum at 446-5110. If someone wants the items left at 3 p.m. on Saturday, call one those same numbers.

Thorndale Cheerleaders holding chance fundraiser

THORNDALE—The Thorndale varsity cheerleaders will hold a chance ticket fund-raiser, according to Lori Fisher, spokesperson. Drawing will be held during the Thorndale Athletic Banquet on May 9. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5. Prizes are: 1st, Mossberg 100 ATR .30 - 06; 2nd, Mossberg Maverick 88 12 Gauge; 3rd, $ 50 Walmart Gift Card; 4th, Sunday lunch for two with drinks at Downtown Cafe; 5th, Sassy Up gift basket.

Republican women to meet on Tuesday

Republican Women of Milam County will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the Senior Citizens Center in Milano.

“This will be a combined meeting with the Milam County Tea Party Conservatives featuring our local republican candidates as well as several candidates in the state and federal elections,” said Bill Whitmire, party chair.

Special Guest will be Tom Leppert, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. A businessman and private sector conservative, Leppert is the former Mayor of Dallas, former CEO of Turner Construction, and a former White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan.

“This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for voters to meet candidates involved in the local races and learn more about the various candidates in the state and federal elections,” Whitmire said. “The public is welcome.”

For more information call Whitmire at 254- 482- 0354, or Marilyn Johnson at 760-7606.

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