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TRAIL TALK—Local historian and Thorndale-area resident Joy Graham gave a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center, the second segment of a two- part presentation on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail. Graham noted that the Trail runs across the land on which she and her husband reside. TRAIL TALK—Local historian and Thorndale-area resident Joy Graham gave a program to the Milano Evening Lions Club on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Milano Senior Citizens Center, the second segment of a two- part presentation on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail. Graham noted that the Trail runs across the land on which she and her husband reside. The Reporter publishes news items from organizations free of charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512-446-5317.

American Legion, KCs ‘Casino Night’ Saturday

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.

Milano Opry to hit stage Saturday at high school

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at Milano High School, organizer Lynn Martin has announced. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7.

“Bring the whole family and come hungry as we will have hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches with fries, drinks and homemade pies,” Martin said.

Guest performers will be 11-yearold Abby Taylor of Houston, Emily McCoy of Rockdale, A.T. Shuffield and Michelle Swanson, both of Cameron, and Rian Castillo of Elgin. House band members are Billy Barnett, Michael Wall, Ricky Blagg, Johnny Foster, Gary Beard, Lynn Martin and Donny White as emcee.

“ Come help us end 2013 with a knock-out show. Bring the entire family and enjoy ‘a big show in a small town’,” Martin said.

Retired teachers group to meet November 21

Milam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, according to secretary Alma Lue Wenzel.

“This will be our Thanksgiving luncheon so bring a covered dish,” Wenzel said. Guest speaker will be from the Texas State Library and speak on the library’s “Talking Book” program.

“Members are reminded to bring a book or donations for ‘Books for Children.’ Also, if you have something unusual, bring for ‘What is it?’ We will also elect officers for the coming year,” Wenzel said.

Three Missions Chapter DAR meeting Tuesday

Three Missions Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale.

“We will celebrate our 20th year as a chapter of NSDAR. Anyone interested in knowing about DAR is invited,” regent Alma Lue Wenzel said.

FMI: Wenzel, 254-605-4009.

Crown gardeners to hear program on Texas botany

Crown Garden Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 at the home of Patricia McKee and hear a program by Williamson County Master Naturalist Sterlin Barton on Ferdinand Lindheimer, German-Texan botanist considered the father of Texas botany.

Lindheimer 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 club meetings which are on the third Thursday of each month. FMI: Yvonne Yount, 512- 446-5453.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Relay For Life sets golf tourney Saturday

CAMERON—Relay For Life of Milam County will hold a golf tournament fund- raiser Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Cameron Country Club, 1901 E. 21st St.

Tee time will be 10:30 a.m. for the four-person scramble. Entry fee is $200 a team and includes two mulligans per player. Bogey is good.

Sausage wraps and bottled water will be provided for golfers, and also for sale. Other features will be a bounce house and silent auction.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

FMI or to register: Cheyenne Overby, 512-919-1888 or cheyenne.overby@cancer.org.

Buckholts Lions holds annual food drive

BUCKHOLTS—The Buckholts Lions Club food drive began Nov. 1 and will run through Nov. 20. The club will have a food donations booth at the school’s Fall Festival.

Containers are at different business for community residents to drop off donations.

Lions will hold their annual bake food drive at the Buckholts State bank on Nov. 22. If anyone has any pastries/bake goods they would like to donate, contact Margaret Green or Christopher Marrs by Nov. 20.

Lions District Governor Frank Kinald presented service chevrons to: Kinder Chambers and Mar y Len Chambers (15 years), Lamerle Zajicek (25 years), Margaret Green (15 years) and Louis Sakewitz (25 years). The governor’s presentation was about the past, present and future of Lionism.

Next club meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 with dinner provided by the Zajicek family (executive meeting at 6 p.m.)– Chris Marrs, reporter

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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