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4-H Clubs collecting soldier care packages

Rockdale 4-H Club is collecting items for care packages for soldiers. Rockdale 4-Hers are working with other 4-Hers from across the county, according to publicist Yvette McCoy.

The group will be in front of Walmart in Rockdale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 collecting items, including snacks, toiletries, books and more. A full list can be found at http://milam. agrilife.org/files/2011/07/Military-Community Service-May-2013.pdf.

“We will also be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for Operation Huggables, which are donated to children of military parents when they are deployed,” McCoy said.

FMI: McCoy, 512-446-2842, or Susan Dean, 512-446-2845.

All community support is greatly appreciated and if you are unable to drop off, please contact us and we will pick up donations,” McCoy said.

Milano Jamboree ahead Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. in the Milano Civic Center with all musicians and listeners welcome, announced Tina Galbreath, publicist.

“You may perform if you wish,” she said. Admission is free and refreshments are available. FMI: 512-446- 5286.

Music club tackles square dancing here

Matinee Musical Club held the first meeting of this club year in the home of Denise Starnes with Karen Cast as co-hostess.

The refreshment table followed a country western theme as a lead-in to the evening’s “fun and lively” program. Douglas and Janice Caffey and Al and Connie Frazier led members through some square dance moves and taught the fundamental terms used in this dance form. Members enjoyed several dances with Al explaining the moves and doing the calling.

President Lisa Loewe took roll call and led the Collect and the business meeting that followed. The meeting closed with the singing of the NFMC benediction song, accompanied by pianist Dixie Whitmore.

Matinee Club is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Pat Owen, reporter

Milano VFD Auxiliary fall garage sale Oct. 3-5

MILANO— Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual fall garage sale Oct. 3-5 at the new Milano VFD/Shelter building, 305 E. Avenue C (US79/ TX36), spokesperson Jane Yoakum said. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5.

The building will be open starting Monday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m. to accept donations for the sale.

FMI: Jane Yoakum, 446-5110; Lois Love, 455-7915; or Carolyn Vinton, 979-224-0227.

La Escuelita’s annual cookoff set for Oct. 12

La Escuelita will hold its annual fall cookoff on Saturday, Oct. 12.

There will be menudo, chili, and barbecue beef, chicken and pork cookoff categories, plus horseshoe and washer pitching tournaments. Breakfast tacos will be available in the morning, plus vendor booths.

FMI: Dee Lerma, 512-446-6833.

Bushdale Cemetery meeting set October 5

Bushdale Cemetery Association will hold their annual business meeting at Peace Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

“If you have loved ones buried there, we would encourage you to meet with us,” said Velmalene Williams, spokesperson. “A covered dish luncheon will be served following the meeting.

FMI: call 361-293-5662.

Rice Cemetery annual meeting set October 12

CAMERON—Rice Cemetery Foundation’s annual meeting will be held at 11 am. Saturday, Oct. 12, according to David Angell, spokesman. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish for lunch and lawn chairs for seating.

Donations for cemetery upkeep can be mailed to Rice Cemetery Foundation Inc., 3965 South Hwy 77, Cameron TX 76520.

FMI: 254-697-1095.

Thorndale Masons set fish fry on October 6

THORNDALE—Thorndale Masonic Lodge No. 978 will hold a fish fry scholarship fund-raiser on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Fireman’s Hall. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until sold out.

Cost is $9 a plate, dessert included. “You can eat at the hall or get your plates to go. The lodge encourages everyone to come out to support the local Masons and get yourself a delicious plate of fried catfish,” said Barton Felton, spokesman.

Rockdale Noon Lions set scholarship golf Oct. 12

Rockdale Noon Lions Club’s annual Lions Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 at Rockdale Country Club, with Ron Montgomery tourney chairman.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to the club’s scholarship fund that benefits RHS seniors each spring.

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will be working on individual projects and also continue making medicine bags for the VA Hospital. Visitors are welcome. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 512-446-6316.

Cub Scouts holding annual popcorn sales

Cub Scout Pack 789 will continue its annual popcorn sales fund-raiser through Oct. 7, according to Pete Rubio III, leader. To order contact any Pack member.

Minerva Community Center meeting Monday

MINERVA—The annual Minerva Community Center meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the center, 378 CR 232 Loop.

“We invite everyone in the Minerva area to come and participate in the decision making process for the center,” secretary-treasurer Deborah Dean said. “A new trustee will be elected for a three-year term.” FMI: 512-446-3111.

Dime Box Lions set festival, mini-marathon

DIME BOX—The annual Dime Box Black Bridge Festival Oct. 4-5, a Lions Club- sponsored event, will feature a barbecue cookoff, parade, craft and swap booths, and the 36th annual Mini Marathon (10K and 2 mile runs and a 2-mile walk).

Other events will be a chili/soup/ hot dog supper, Dime Box ISD Choir, street dance, and a 42 tournament.

The Mini Marathon will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, followed by food, music, the parade and games.

Festival theme is “ Welcome to Paradise.” A Hawaiian luau will be hosted by the Lions. Proceeds benefit Lions projects and Black Bridge Park. FMI: Rhonda Pharis, 979-777- 8682, or rhondapharis@yahoo.com.

Deanville FVD’s 36th fund-raiser October 13

DEANVILLE—The Deanville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 36th annual fund-raiser Sunday, Oct. 13 at the fire station, corner of FM 1112 and Hwy 60.

Barbecue pork, beef, chicken, sausage and red-ring sausage will be ready at 7 a.m. Plate lunches of fried chicken and all the trimmings will be served starting at 11 a.m.

Other events: Country store and sweet shop, games and train rides for kids, auction at 2 p.m., washer tournament and drawing for prizes.

FMI: R.J. Smith, 979-324-2930, or Vinelda Schwartz, 979-567-0419.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON— Standards Hospice sponsors 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 Street, Cameron. FMI: 254- 284-0045, extension 2013.


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