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Milano Jamboree set Saturday at 7

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in the Milano Civic Center, according to Tena Galbreath, publicist.

“All listeners and all musicians are invited to attend and can perform if they desire,” she said.

Admission is free and concessions will be available.

Retired teachers donate books to area schools

Milam County Retired Teachers Association donated 635 books at the end of the school year to public schools in Rockdale, Thorndale, Gause, Milano, Cameron, Buckholts and to Rockdale Head Start.

Books were delivered to these schools to be given to individual students or to the school libraries. The librarians and students will use these to improve reading comprehension, test scores and to have reading materials available for use over the summer. Donations were made possible through donations to the MCRTA book fund.

Nursing facilities in Rockdale and Cameron also received book donations as well as other materials during May. Manor Oaks in Rockdale, Cameron Nursing Center and Winnie L. Nursing Facility Cameron, and also Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, shared a total of 534 books. These included novel, drama and non-fiction, both paperback and hard cover.

MCRTA makes these donations to help both youth and adults have reading materials to improve their quality of life. These services are an ongoing community outreach of MCRTA.

FMI: Frank Middleton, 512-446- 2724 or (cell) 512-636-5311.

Crown Garden Club visits butterfly project

Crown Garden Club met in Milano at the home of Martha Newman for a June luncheon with Barbara Valek serving as co-hostess. A salad buffet was served with a variety of lettuces, grilled chicken and fresh fruits for a “make your own” salad. Dessert was another buffet with chocolate cake, lemon cheesecake and fruit cobbler with whipped cream.

The club supplied metal signs for the recycling bin at the First Christian Church parking lot. The signs read “Leaving paper outside the bin is littering, not recycling.” (See photograph above.) It was reported that the signs have helped to keep trash and other items from the property. The club thanks Carolyn and Frank Burrough for their work on this project.

Luncheon entertainment was provided by Abigail Olson of Milano at the piano. She is the 10-year-old granddaughter of Mrs. Newman.

Following the meeting the group visited the butterfly garden at the Bailey Bank Building in Milano. The garden was also being visited by many butterflies. The garden is the first stage planned for the remodeling of the bank building which will have memorial and honor brick walkways and other outdoor features between the building and the post office.

Door prizes of homemade edibles were won by Mrs. Valek and Yvonne Young.—Peggy Cooke, reporter

Sunshine Quilt Guild

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will be making medicine bags for the VA Hospital. FMI: Edna Davidson, 512-446-6316.

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.

Liberty Cemetery Assn.

The annual Liberty Cemetery Association picnic and meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at Liberty Church, according to secretary Judy York.

“If you have family or loved ones buried at the cemetery, we would like to see you attend the meeting and bring your delicious picnic lunch and join in on renewing old friendships or making new ones,” York said.

Those unable to attend this year and but who would like to continue support of maintaining the cemetery may mail a contribution to Frances Gilliland, treasurer, Liberty Cemetery Association, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron TX 76520.


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