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‘Team Tammy’ costume contest, dance Thursday

MILANO—”Team Tammy,” a Relay For Life team from Milano, will host a costume party and dance Thursday, Oct. 31 at Milano Civic Center, captain Tammy Storey announced.

The team will offer hot dog meals for sale (two hot dogs, chips and drink for $5) starting at 5 p.m. at the center. Admission for the dance is $3 per person (ages 3 and under free).

Costume contest at 8 p.m. Age divisions: 5 and under, 6-12, 13 and up (including adults). Prizes for top male and female in each division. A silent auction will also be held. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

FMI: Tammy Storey, 936-245-4813, Karen Coldiron, 512-760- 0563 or Marie Bakken, 254-718-0133.

American Legion plans motorcycle run Nov. 9

Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 will host a motorcycle fun run on Saturday, Nov. 9 as a fund-raiser to help with the completion of the new post building.

Registration will start at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 6525 in Rockdale (West US 79), with the first bike out at 11:30 a.m and last bike in at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 per rider ($25 with passenger). T-shirts for the event will be $20.

Riders will start from VFW Post 6525 and make stops at Brushy Creek in Thorndale, Cactus Rose in Taylor, Apache Pass Bar & Grill on FM 908 north of Rockdale, Noack Bar and Cliff’s Tavern.

Food will be provided at the end of the run at the VFW Post and there will also be an auction. FYI: Les Davenport, 512-760-7436.

American Legion, KCs ‘Casino Night’ Nov. 16

American Legion Carlyle Post 358 and Rockdale Knights of Columbus Council 7014 will co-host a “Casino Night” on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the KC Hall, on US 79 just east of Rockdale.

Cost is $100 per player and $25 for non-players. No one under age 21 will be admitted. A limited amount of tickets are available for pre-sale.

Grand prize will be $2,500 and there will also be 25 $100 prizes. A meal and drink tickets are included in the admission charge. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. and last until the 11 p.m. auction.

For tickets: Les Davenport, 512- 760-7436, or Nick Guzman, 512- 446-3285.

Historical Society sets annual chili feed Nov. 16

Rockdale Historical Society will hold its annual chili meal fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

The meal will feature homemade chili and desserts, available to eat in or take out. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the historic Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum.

Place of Hope sets first Run for Life’ Nov. 16

Place of Hope Pregnancy and Resource Center will host a “Run for Life 5K Diaper Dash” on Saturday, Nov. 16, starting and ending on Bell Street behind its building at 231 E. Cameron Ave. in Rockdale (also behind the post office).

Registration will start at 8 a.m. that morning with a kids half-mile run at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk/phantom for adults starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be cash prizes for top winners.

Entry fees is $20 before Nov. 8 and $25 after Nov. 8. The kids run entry fee is $10 before Nov. 8 and $12 after that date.

Entry forms can be found at Place of Hope, Snap Fitness and Citizens National Bank-Rockdale. Online registration is available at

FMI: contact Place of Hope, 512- 446-2220 or

Annual Buddy Oney Toy Run set December 7

The 8th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by Bad To The Bone Riders of Rockdale, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Ranch, 415 W. Hwy 79, in Rockdale, according to organizer Charles Starr.

This annual ride in honor of the Late Buddy Oney benefits the needy children of all Milam County by giving 100 percent of the proceeds to Milam County Child Protective Services and Rockdale Christmas Roundup.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with first bike out at 11 a.m. Ride fee is $15 for rider ($20 with passenger) or a new toy valued at $20. Ride fee includes food after ride for all participants of the ride.

Long-sleeve ride souvenir T-shirts will be for sale by pre-order only for $25. Order deadline is Nov. 4. Orders can be placed by calling Cynthia Ferrell, 512-698-2784. Short-sleeve shirts will be available on the day of the ride for $20.

Ride stops will be at Bob’s Steak House in Cameron, Cliff’s Tavern in Rockdale, Cyndi’s Hawg Hang Out in Hogg, Nat’s in Milano and The Ranch in Rockdale. The last bike in will be at 4:30 p.m. at The Ranch.

“At this point we will have a meal provided by Brady’s Pest Control and Crew. We will also have a 50/ 50 drawing, DJ music and door prizes,” Starr said.

FMI: Starr, 512-540-2561, or Neal Ferrell, 512-299-7446.

Linwood Acres club hears tree program

Linwood Acres Garden Club met at the home of Carrie Beth Cantu with 13 members, one associate member and four visitors present. Co-hostesses were Cantu, Jeanette Hudson and Johnnielyn Brown. They served an array of brunch items with coffee, tea and freshly squeezed limeade.

Ron Hudson gave a program on trees, explaining tree selection based on soil, water availability, sunlight requirements and what trees are best for the local area. After his talk members joined him to plant a tree.

Club trip— Next club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 will be a trip to the Butterfly Garden in Milano with lunch to follow at Morning Star Ranch. Anyone wishing to make the trip are invited to call Janice King, 512-446-4262. For those who would like to carpool, members will meet at First Baptist Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and leave promptly at 9:15.

Crown Garden club enjoys country visit

Members of the Crown Garden Club enjoyed a visit to the home and garden of Michelle Fletcher for the October meeting. She is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and, along with husband Randy, have used a lot of natural, green and recycling ideas in their indoor and outdoor areas.

Randy was working on a rainwater collection system for watering the gardens during the club visit. The Fletchers use natural fertilizer from their horses and their compost bins.

Mrs. Fletcher said she used the five “B”s in planning the gardens. They are birds, bees and butterflies, (with food and water for all), bellies (vegetables and herbs for cooking and eating) and beauty (pleasing to the eye). She has carried out all these priorities in the spaces.

The November meeting of the club will be at the home of Patricia McKee and will feature a program by Williamson County Master Naturalist Sterlin Barton on Ferdinand Lindheimer, German-Texan botanist who is considered the father of Texas botany. He left Germany in 1801 and came to the United States in 1834 as a political refugee. He arrived in New Braunfels in 1844 and spent most of his time collecting plants in the central and southern areas of Texas. He is credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species.

Visitors and new members are welcome to meetings of the club which are on the third Thursday of each month.

FMI: Yvonne Yount, 512- 446- 5453.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

La Escuelita meeting Saturday on the grounds

An meeting for the La Escuelita organization will meet Saturday, Nov. 2, according to spokesperson Dee Lerma. The meeting will start at 2 p.m. at the La Escuelita grounds, located on US 79, just east of KC Hall in Rockdale.

Yours Truly to meet Monday at First Baptist

Yours Truly will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, according to spokesperson Dolores Sonntag. Malda Burns, local counselor, will be the guest speaker. There will also be food and door prizes. Causal dress. Nursery provided.

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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