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Kay Theater memories sought for grant app

Kay Theater Foundation, restoring Rockdale’s 1947 downtown movie theater into a community events center and performing arts venue, needs your memories.

The Kay operated from 1947 into the late 1950s when it closed.

“The Foundation is preparing an application for a fund grant and needs to hear from people with their memories of the Kay,” said Leanna Applegate, Foundation board member.

If you have any information or special remembrances—humorous or interesting—about the Kay, email them to Geri Burnett at

Nmotion pizza kit fund-raiser under way

Nmotion Dance Team members are now selling their annual pizza kit fund-raiser for competition. The fund-raiser will continue until Oct. 17.

“Orders can be placed at the studio or through any dance team member,” said Desiree Marshall, RHS Golden Girls drill team director and owner/ director of Nmotion Dance.

Tdale Masons fish fry Sunday, Fireman’s Hall

THORNDALE—Thorndale Masonic Lodge 978 will hold a fish fry fund-raiser for its scholarship fund Sunday, Oct. 14 at Fireman’s Hall. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until “sold out.”

Plates, $9 each, will consist of hand-battered, fried Texas catfish and all the trimmings, available for dine-in or to-go. Desserts will be available for a donation.

“Everyone is encouraged to come out to support the local masonic lodge and get yourself a delicious meal,” said Barton Felton, spokesman.

Crown Garden Club

The September meeting of the Crown Garden Club was hosted by Carolyn Burford at the meeting room of Rockdale General Store.

Mrs. Burford presented a program on “Texas Native Bees.”

The club’s October meeting will be a field trip.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Republican women

CAMERON—Republican Women of Milam County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Budget Host Hotel, Cameron. Speakers will be Dr. Charles Schwertner, candidate for State Senate District 5, and David Puryear, candidate for 3rd Court of Appeals. The meeting is open to anyone interested.

Sharp Cemetery Assn.

The Sharp Cemetery Association will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Sharp Presbyterian Church annex. FMI: Clyde Hargrove, 446-6149.

Rice Cemetery meeting

CAMERON—Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc.’s annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the cemetery (SH 36 to CR 241, Cameron).

“Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs,” said Irene Angell, spokesperson. Send donations to Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc., 3965 S. Hwy. 77, Cameron TX 76520.

FMI: 254-697-4119 or 254-697- 1095 or email

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Members will be making baby blankets. Visitors and new members are always welcome, said Eddie Davidson.

Genealogy Society

Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in the conference room at the rear entrance of Citizens National Bank, Rockdale, at 7 p.m.

Members whose surnames begin with Q through Z will be in charge of refreshments. Linda Whorton will provide drinks, ice, plastic/paper goods.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Grief support meetings

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesdays, according to Greg Nichols, bereavement coordinator. Location is Standards Hospice, 115 N. Central, Cameron. FMI: 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.

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