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Prize winners listed from annual bazaar

Prize winners at the annual Christmas bazaar sponsored Saturday by the Ladies Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been announced as follows: iPad, Leo Dubey; quilt, Carl Hudson; $250 gift card, Buddy Brogger; $200 gift card, Barbara Hormuth; $125 gift card, Mary Alvarez; $100 gift card, Gus Coehlo; $100 gift card, Tony Alvarez; $100 Brookshire Bros.card, Soto (last name unreadable); wrought iron cross, Lois Labay; four $25 certificates to Lee’s Landing, Helen Zapata; $50 gift certificate to Taqueria Banda’s, Pat Barcak; $50 gift certificate to Gatti’s Pizza, $Evelyn Janak.

Ladies Society spokesperson Mary Helen Ortega expressed appreciation to all prize donors, volunteers and attendees for making the bazaar “a big success.”

Hospital Auxiliary’s yule luncheon Dec. 14

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Tickets are on sale for $10, may be purchased from Auxiliary members or at the front desk at Richards Memorial.

Relay For Life meeting Thursday at Busy Bea

Relay For Life of Milam County will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, event chair Tiffany Parker announced.

The meeting will be held at Busy Bea Cafe in Rockdale.

Teen grief support group to met Thursday

A grief support group for teens ages 12-18 will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Rockdale High School Library. The support group is for those who are coping with the loss of a family member or close friend. All teens are welcome, including those who are just beginning the grief journey and those who have been on it awhile.

The goal is to find healing through an opportunity to ask questions and share with peers who are going through the same experience. The group meets the first Thursday of the month. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served.

FMI, contact group facilitators Deborah L. Bland, LCSW at 512-760-5922, Lynnette Guerra, LPC at 713-806- 1433, or Karen Muston at 512-760- 8543.

Sunshine quilters to meet December 20

Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Visitors are welcome, said Eddie Davidson, publicist. FMI: 446-6316.

Band Boosters set bake sale Saturday

Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their annual bake sale fund-raiser Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through the 6 p.m. Christmas parade.

The sale will be held in the Antique Queens parking lot. Needed are baked goods donations from all Rockdale ISD band musicians, grades 6 through 12. Donors are asked to decorate and package their baked goods with a “Musical Blue & Gold Christmas theme.”

Cookies, cakes, breads, breakfast tacos, candied nuts, pies and more are needed. They should be dropped off at the Antique Queens parking lot by 7:30 a.m. Boosters will price the items as they arrive. Volunteers are also needed to man the booth.

Contact: Rhonda Wagner, 512-760- 5410, or Monette Schweitzer, 512- 760-6118 or visit the Rockdale Band Booster Facebook page for details.

Special Needs Christmas party set for Friday

All family and friends of a special needs person are invited to the Special Needs Support Group’s third annual Christmas party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Rockdale Christian Church fellowship hall, 1406 Sager Road in Rockdale.

There will be a special performance by Whitlee Casey and also holiday refreshments, door prizes, games and more.

Please RSVP to Denitra Lewis-Rideaux at, 512- 446-4910 (home) or 512-626-6583 (cell) or Teresa Mireles at 512-446- 5408.

Genealogy society plans Christmas party Dec. 10

Milam County Genealogical Society’s final meeting of the year will be a Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the home of Eugene and Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale. Members are encouraged to attend and bring a $15-$20 gift (genealogy related if possible) for exchange following a meal and Christmas program. For directions or for a ride, call 446-5102 the day of the party.

Members who have volunteered, or want to volunteer, to bring food items to serve with the meal should contact Patricia McKee, 446-5102, by Friday, Dec. 7.

Members and potential members should make sure their dues are paid by the first meeting next year, Jan. 22 to be eligible to vote for officers. Dues are: Individual $15, family $20, senior citizen $10, supporting member, $25. Dues may be paid at any meeting, mailed to MCGS, c/o Lucy Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale TX 76567 (or dropped off at the library for MCGS), or mailed to treasurer Florene McDaniel, 6246 CR 314, Rockdale TX 76567.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Crown Garden’s yule meeting set Dec. 20

Members of Crown Garden Club will hold their Christmas luncheon and gift exchange on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the home of Patricia McKee.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Grief support meetings held monthly, Cameron

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.

Buckholts Lions busy with projects

BUCKHOLTS— Members of the Buckholts Lions Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 6 with dinner provided by the Zajicek family.

The club’s annual food drive, held jointly with Buckholts ISD, collected 1,150 pounds of food, all distributed in the Buckholts area. Thanks to BISD, Buckholts State Bank, Pirtle Insurance, City Hall and Circle V for support. The Pre-K class at BISD received the most food donations and won an ice cream party.

A club bake sale of donated items Nov. 16 at Buckholts State Bank raised $338.

A club face-painting booth at the BISD Fall Carnival resulted in 68 faces being painted with Lions helping.

A RAP program continues in Pre-K/ Kindergarten classes. Samantha Marrs read to the groups during November.

A Lions committee put up a Christmas tree Dec. 1 in the community center.

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