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KC FREE-THROW WINNERS—Knights of Columbus Rockdale Council 7014 held their annual free-throw competition on Saturday, Feb. 9. Jamarr Zamora, (pictured far right), of Rockdale, was the district winner in the boys 10-years-old division. Other district winners were (left-right): Paysee Crow (girls 10-years-old), Patrick Crow (boys 11-years-old), Shylan Prado (girls 13-years-old), Keely Prado (girls 14-years-old), all of Rogers. These winners will go on to compete in the Austin Diocesan competition on Feb. 24 in Austin. KC FREE-THROW WINNERS—Knights of Columbus Rockdale Council 7014 held their annual free-throw competition on Saturday, Feb. 9. Jamarr Zamora, (pictured far right), of Rockdale, was the district winner in the boys 10-years-old division. Other district winners were (left-right): Paysee Crow (girls 10-years-old), Patrick Crow (boys 11-years-old), Shylan Prado (girls 13-years-old), Keely Prado (girls 14-years-old), all of Rogers. These winners will go on to compete in the Austin Diocesan competition on Feb. 24 in Austin. The Reporter welcomes news from local organizations. There is no charge. Email to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446-5317.

Milano Opry Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Opry Show will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at Milano High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and show will start at 7.

“Come early and eat,” said Lynn Martin, publicist. “We will have hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches (BBQ cooked by Lee’s Landing in Rockdale), along with our famous homemade pies.”

Guest per formers will be “ The Tuckers” (Johnny, Cheryl and Holly) from Waco and Sophie Thomason from Rockdale. House band members are Billy Barnett, Michael Herod, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Lynn Martin, Gary Beard and Johnny Foster. Donny White of Milano is emcee.

Plant sale/exchange

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.—Janice King, reporter

Masons set fish fry

CAMERON—San Andres Masonic Lodge 170 in Cameron will hold its ninth annual fish fry luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bea’s Kitchen.

Tickets are $8 each (dine-in or carry out). Plates will include hand-breaded catfish, pinto beans, hush puppies, coleslaw and a homemade dessert.

A silent auction will also be held. Proceeds from the event will benefit the lodge and cleanup of the historic Port Sullivan Cemetery.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Milam Retired Teachers

GAUSE— Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Gause Baptist Church.

A program “ Texercise— Hear t Healthy,” will be provided by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. FMI: 254-697-1672.

Woodman lodge meeting

MILANO—Woodmen of the World Milam County Pecan Lodge 237 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Milano Community Center.

A covered dish meal will be served. FMI: Jane Yoakum, lodge secretary, 446-5110 or t.yoakum@att.net.

Genealogy society

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.

4-H CF steak meal Feb. 24

Rockdale 4-H Club will hold its annual chicken fried steak meal and silent auction fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the New Salem Clubhouse in Fair Park, according to Paul Luckey, spokesperson.

Dine-in or to-go plates available. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any Rockdale 4-H member.

Rummage sale March 2

CAMERON—Cameron Arts & Service League will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in Methodist Church fellowship hall on West Third Street. Proceeds will be used for local service and scholarships. FMI: Lynne Hornung, 254-697-4173.

BBQ chicken meal

Rockdale Project Graduation will hold a BBQ chicken dinner fund-raiser Sunday, April 21 at the Rockdale KC Hall, according to Debbie Brinkley, spokesperson. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., dine-in or carry-out.

Tickets are $8 per plate and are on sale now from any Rockdale Project Graduation Senior.

FMI: 512-446-5884.

Locklin Cemetery Assn.

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

Town & Country Club

THORNDALE—Town & Country Club members met at the homes of Ethel Seelig and Betty Atkins during January and planned 2013 events.

Members will continue hosting a July Fourth party for clients at the MARC Center. Members also planned their Christmas party, family night and luncheon dates. Fund-raising for the club’s three charities was discussed.

Five guests attended the two meeting: Jean Hejl, Lillie Olsen, Shirley Story, Phyllis Denman and Pat Oeser.

Next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 14 at the home of Donna Harris. Visitors welcome. FMI: Sarah Lincoln, 898- 2163.

Music benefit Feb. 23

CHRIESMAN— Chriesman Community Center will host a country/ gospel music program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 to benefit the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department and CrimeStoppers.

Musicians Roy Pilgrim, Jerry Williams and Mike Holt, plus others, will perform. Food will be available.

Chriesman is on FM 1363 off SH 36 between Milano and Caldwell. FMI: Don Cook, runninc@earthlink.net, or Bettye Perry, 979-255-5507.

Grief support meetings

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesdays. Greg Nichols is bereavement coordinator. Location is Standards Hospice, 602 N. Travis in Cameron. FMI: 254-284-0045, extension 2013.

Grief support for teens

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.

RELAY FOR LIFE

‘Denim & Diamonds’ dance planned Feb 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.”

Photos will be available for $5 each. FMI: 512-898-5189 or 512- 468-3500.

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 (without cart). Awards ceremony will follow.

FMI: cheyenne.overby@cancer.org or call 512-919-1888.


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