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Tanglewood VFD fish fry set Friday

TANGLEWOOD—The Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry and auction fund-raiser at 5 p.m. Friday, March 21 at the department, 1041 West County Road 415.

Proceeds will go to the TVFD scholarship and general department fund. Adult and takeout plates will be $8 and children $5 (sides included).

Thorndale Jamboree to launch 19th year

THORNDALE—The Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will present the Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, March 24 at the VFW Post Home on North FM 486 in Thorndale.

This show was star ted in March 1995 and has been held every fourth Monday of the month except in December. “Thanks to a lot of very talented musicians and lots of volunteers, we have completed 18 years of shows and are starting the 19th year,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist.

The Jamboree will feature many musicians from the past and some new ones. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the kitchen serving sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and more. Music will start at 7 p.m.

Milano Jamboree planned March 29

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Milano Civic Center. Admission is free.

Listeners and musicians are welcome. Musicians wanting to participate may tell the master of ceremonies when they arrive. Refreshments will be available.

Genealogy society elects 2014 slate

Milam County Genealogical Society met Feb. 24 with 13 members present. The following officers were re-elected to serve for 2014:

President, Sterlin Bar ton; vice-president, Shellie Sorenson; secretary, Lanell Spence; treasurer, Florene McDaniel; program chair, John Brooks; publicity, library chair and newsletter editor, Linda Whorton.

The group discussed goals and plans for the year as well as research projects now underway.

The Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Rockdale General Store meeting room in west Rockdale. Refreshments will be provided by members with surnames A through P, with paper goods, ice and drinks provided by Charles and Marie Hubert. Visitors are welcome.— Linda Whorton, publicity

La Escuelita sets egg hunt April 5

La Escuelita has set its second annual Easter egg hunt for April 5 and it is open to the public. It will be held at the La Escuelita grounds on US 79, just east of Rockdale.

Egg hunting will include age divisions 5 and under and 6-10 years.

The gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot dogs and punch/tea served from 11 a.m. to noon and the egg hunt from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Music will be provided by Daniel Reynosa.

Casarones (confetti eggs) will be for sale, but in a limited supply, first come, first serve.

Crown Garden Club field trip March 27

Crown Garden Club’s next meeting will be a wildflower field trip on Thursday, March 27. New members are welcome. FMI: Yvonne Yount, president, 446-5453.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Medical scholarship applications ready

Application forms for the Bootsie Peebles Memorial Medical Scholarship, given annually by the Thursday Reading Club, are now available at the Rockdale High School counselor’s office and at The Rockdale Reporter.

The scholarship is available to Milam County graduating seniors or to students already enrolled in the medical field at a college or vocational school.

Applicants must have a permanent Milam County address (can be the address of a parent or guardian). Application deadline is April 15 at the RHS counselor’s office or at The Rockdale Reporter.

Donations sought for church windows

Salty Cemeter y Association is seeking donations to replace the windows in the Salty Church sanctuary. An estimated $300 is needed for each of the 12 windows.

Memorial donations (any amount) may be made to Salty Church/Cemetery Fund in care of Rebecca McWilliams, 230 CR 447, Thorndale TX 76577. Designate donation “ Window Fund.” FMI: McWilliams, 512- 446-6114.

Sunshine quilters to meet March 27

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27. Members will be working on Easter projects, according to Eddie Davidson, spokesperson.446-6316.


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