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Annual Milano VFD chili supper Saturday

MILANO—The annual Milano Volunteer Fire Department chili supper is set for Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Milano Civic Center/ Fire Station. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Costs are $7 for adults and $3 for children 11 and under. Meal will include chili, crackers, dessert and drink.

There will be musical entertainment, including fiddler Paul Schlesinger, at 5 p.m. Live and silent auctions will be held.

MVFD members are also selling tickets for prizes, available for $5 each or six for $25. Prizes include: Henry Golden Boy 22 caliber LR, Taurus Public Defender .45-410, Remington 700 .270, Marlin 336w 30-30, Remington 870 shotgun, H and R Pardner shotgun, Mossberg 817 17 HMR, Garmin Nuvi 2350 GPS, Leatherman Surge Multitool and $75 Academy gift card.

Drawings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 during the chili supper. All prizes received in gift cards. Winners pay sales tax and need not be present to win.

Club’s annual plant sale/exchange ahead

Linwood Acres Garden Club will hold its annual plant exchange and sale during the Tejas Festival on March 2 in the former Henry’s Garage building (northeast corner of Main and Bell downtown).

A special feature will be 500 free trees donated by Alcoa.

Yard art and decorated pots made by garden club members will be for sale. There will be an area for children to plant a seed to take with them and watch mature.

The club’s fund-raising item is a cement garden bench. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Linwood Acres is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this event go back into community through gardening and beautification projects, charitable donations to civic organizations, and scholarships

February meeting—The February club meeting will be held at home of Marie Freiling Wednesday, Feb. 13. Guest speaker for will be Deborah Stephens of Garden Treasures will discuss “curb appeal.”

Fellowship starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10. All visitors all welcome. Contact Margo Gilless at 446-4757 or Janice King at 446-4262 if you would like to join us.—Janice King, reporter

Milam GOP Women Reagan Day Thursday

CAMERONĀ­— Republican Women of Milam County (RWMC) will host their annual Reagan Day and Texas Independence Day Celebration on Feb. 7. A 6 p.m. mixer will feature local elected officials plus state and federal representatives of Milam County.

Supper will be served at 6:30, prepared by the Kostrums. Speakers will begin at 7 p.m., capped off with special guest Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

A silent auction will be filled with donated items from elected officials and community members. This is the only fund-raiser the Republican Women will have this year and support is urged. Proceeds will go to help candidates in future elections and for community events such as the “Old-Fashioned Rally in the Park” and to support local schools with unfunded projects.

For tickets ($50 each) contact any RWMC officer or call Bill Whitmire, county GOP chair, 254-482-0354. Anyone wishing to donate an auction item or be a sponsor should call either Marilyn Johnson, 512-760-7606, or Karen McDermott, 254-482-0228.

Locklin Cemetery meeting set March 2

THORNDALE— Locklin Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 in the Senior Citizens Center at Thorndale.

Locklin Cemetery is located in the San Gabriel community off FM 486, north of Thorndale.

Genealogy society sets meeting February 26

Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the conference room of Citizens National Bank, Rockdale. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Woodman lodge to meet February 21

MILANO—Woodmen of the World Milam County Pecan Lodge 237 will hold their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Milano Community Center, according to Travis Yoakum, spokesperson.

A covered dish meal will be served. “Invite your friends and plan on an evening of fellowship,” Yoakum said. FMI: Jane Yoakum, lodge secretary, 446-5110 or

Grief support group for teens now meeting

A grief support group for teens ages 12-18 meets each first Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockdale High School Library. The group is for those who are coping with the loss of a family member or close friend.

FMI: facilitators Deborah Bland, 512-760-5922; Lynnette Guerra, LPC, 713-806-1433; or Karen Muston, 512-760-8543.

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, 602 N. Travis Street in Cameron. FMI: 254- 284-0045, extension 2013.


‘Denim & Diamonds’ dance set February 23

THORNDALE— Relay for Life of Thorndale will host a family friendly dance from 6 until 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Fireman’s Hall. The “Denim & Diamonds” dance admission will be $5 per person at the door.

“Dads bring your daughters, moms bring your sons, come as a family, couple, or a group,” said Deana Caffey, publicist. “Refreshments will be provided and there will be dance contests during the evening. Wear your best denim dancing clothes or your best diamonds for an evening of making memories while helping us to find the cure for cancer.”

There will be a photo opportunity for $5 a photo. FMI: Call Caffey, 512- 898-5189 or 512-468-3500.

Relay For Life sets golf tourney March 16

CAMERON—Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a golf tournament on March 16 at Cameron Country Club.

The two-person scramble event will start with an 8 a.m. tee time. Skins are optional, and entry fee is $70 per person (includes cart) or $60 per person (without cart). An awards ceremony will follow.

FMI: or call 512-919-1888.

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