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Gause VFD to hold fall fund-raiser Saturday

GAUSE—The Gause Volunteer Fire Department will hold its fall fund-raiser Saturday, Dec. 9 offering chili, hot dogs and Frito pies, dine-in or take-out.

Serving will start at 11 a.m. and continue until “sold out.”

A $6 meal deal includes entrée with drink and desert. Items will also be sold separately. Members will also be selling VFD T-shirts, caps and magnets.

All proceeds benefit the Gause VFD.

Historical Commission to meet 10 a.m. Monday

Milam County Historical Commission members will hold their bi-monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Marlow Baptist Church, located east of Cameron.

There will be a business meeting followed by a program presented on the history of the church.

FMI: Beth Brooks, 512-213- 8108.

Alcoa Retirees’ Christmas meeting set December 14

Next meeting of Alcoa Retirees Rockdale will be Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Alcoa Lake Training Center.

“This will be our Christmas meeting,” said Doug Williams, spokesman. “Set up will start at 3 p.m. and volunteers are needed,” he said.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. A short business meeting will begins at 5:45 and the meal at 6 p.m.

“There will be no gift exchange but retirees are asked to bring canned goods which will go to the Rockdale Christian Services food pantry,” Williams said.

Master Naturalists set training classes, trips

El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is planning a series of weekly training classes for new members, from Jan. 4 until the end of March.

Classes will be held at the Milano United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays with four field trips planned on Saturdays.

Don Travis, spokesman, said classes and field trips will provide training in water conservation, mammalogy, botany, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, wildscapes, climatology and more.

Visit, and look at the chapter’s page on Training for more details. Contact any chapter class leader to enroll before the Dec. 15 deadline.

FMI: Dorothy Mayer, 254-482- 3235, or Pamela Neeley, 254- 482-0822.

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