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RMH Auxiliary yule luncheon tickets on sale

Tickets for the annual Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas luncheon are now on sale, according to president Jody Manning.

Tickets are $8 each and this year’s menu will include barbecue. Tickets can be purchased at the RMH front desk.

This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall (corner of Hillcrest and Summit) in Rockdale.

FMI: Manning, 512-446-4526.

Special Needs Christmas party planned on Dec. 3

All family and friends of a special needs person are invited to the Special Needs Support Group’s fourth annual Christmas party from 6 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Patterson Civic Center, 609 Mill Avenue in Rockdale.

“Everyone is invited to come and visit with Santa and his helpers and also enjoy fellowship, holiday refreshments, door prizes, games, activities and more,” said Denitra Rideaux, spokesperson.

RSVP to Rideaux at denitral@sbcglobal.net, 512- 446- 4910 (home) or 512-626-6583 (cell) or Teresa Mireles at 512-446-5408.

Germaine Cares plans to help a local family Germaine Cares Founda-

tion, named in honor of the late Germaine Dawson, plans to assist one family with Christmas presents and also a free Thanksgiving meal.

TaNisha McKenzie, spokesperson, said the Foundation would like to provide Christmas presents to the children of a family this holiday season and make Christmas a little brighter for that family.

“Also, we would like to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a local family,” she said.

Those interested in assisting with either the Thanksgiving meal or the Christmas presents may contact McKenzie at info@germainecares.org, or call her at 512-619-9005.

American music topic for Matinee Club here

Matinee Musical Club held its November meeting in the home of Gloria Thrasher with Lisa Loewe as co-hostess. After refreshments, President Loewe led the business meeting. Dixie Whi tmore accompanied the singing of the song of the month. In federation moments, Annette Griesbach reviewed the duties and responsibilities of members and how to be a vital part of the club. Mary Jane Boyd was welcomed as a new member and presented her pin.

On display was a quilted throw, made by Annette Griesbach and Donnie Rinn, which will be used in our club’s fund raising. The quilt’s pattern follows this year’s theme, “ The Quilt of Music”.

Marie Gest presented the program, “A Parade of American Music,” which included 10 different musical styles. Members performed selections from each category with many dressed in clothing or costumes depicting the style or time period of the song.

The meeting was closed with the singing of the NFMC Benediction Song accompanied by Dixie Whitmore. Matinee is a member of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs.—Pat Owen, reporter

Reading Club continues short story program

Thursday Reading Club met Nov. 14 at the home of Dana Caf fey. Four teen members enjoyed the meeting, desserts and a program presented by Barbara Thompson.

The program was on the short story, “Janus,” by Ann Beattie. The course of study for this year is “ The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”

Club president Joan Ratliff led the meeting. The Dec. 12 meet ing wi ll be held at the home of Lois Lantz. Dorothy Bergeron is in charge of the Chr istmas program.— Dana Caffey, 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.

Florida Boys concert Dec. 5 in Somerville

SOMERVILLE—The Ladies Auxi liary of the Somervi l le Volunteer Fire Department will present the Florida Boys in a gospel music concert at 7 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Somerville American Legion Hall. Proceeds benefit the fire department. FMI: 979-596-1466 or 979-596-2453.


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