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Project Grad meeting set Wednesday at 5:30

A Project Graduation panning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Rockdale High School Cafeteria. Parents of RHS seniors are encouraged to attend, said Dawn Boyd, spokesperson. FMI: call Boyd at 512-917-3702.

Milano Opry to hit stage Saturday at high school

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 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 Will Fountain, A.T. Shuffield and Michelle Swanson. House band members are Billy Barnett, Michael Herod, Michael Wall, Ricky Blagg, Johnny Foster, Lynn Martin and Donny White as emcee.

“Come see ‘a big show in a small town’ and then after the show follow us out to the Rockdale Fair,” Martin said.

Alpha Tau Delta selling ‘cow chip’ tickets here

It’s time again for the Alpha Tau Delta cow chip fund-raiser. For $10, your name will be placed on a board for the chance to win $1,000, said Brooksy Fisher.

“On Sunday after the Fair (Oct. 20), a cow will be released into the rodeo arena. There will be spots marked off and where ever she decides to do her business, the name on that spot will win of $1,000,” Fisher said.

Alpha Tau Delta is a service sorority where it’s members strive to better the community of Rockdale.

FMI: Fisher at 512-619-9575 or

Scout round up in Thorndale on Oct. 23

THORNDALE—There will be a scout round up from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Thorndale Elementary School library.

FMI: Pete Rubio III, 512-429-0186.

Sunshine quilters to meet on Oct. 24

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will be working on individual projects. The VA medicine bags made last month were a big success. Visitors are welcome. FMI: Eddie Davidson, 512-446-6316.

Place of Hope sets first ever ‘Run for Life’

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

Genealogy society to meet here Tuesday

Milam County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the conference room of Citizens National Bank-Rockdale. Sara Proctor is in charge of the program.

Members whose surnames begin with Q through Z will be responsible for refreshments. Paper goods, drinks and ice will be provided by Linda Whorton. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

American Legion to hold motorcycle run Nov. 9th

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 the VFW Post 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 for single rider ($25 with passenger). T-shirts for the event will be available for $20.

Riders will start from VFW Post 6525 and make stops at Brushy Creek Bar in Thorndale, Cactus Rose bar 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 to c0-host ‘Casino Night’

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, contact Les Davenport, 512-760-7436, or Nick Guzman, 512- 446-3285.

Reading Club continues short story program

Thursday Reading Club met Oct. 10 at the country home of Leanna Applegate. Twelve members enjoyed the meeting, desserts and a program presented by Eleanor Weems.

The program was on the short story, “Wild Plums,” by Grace Stone Coates. The course of study for this year is “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”

Carole Simank, vice-president, led the meeting. The Nov. 14 meeting will be held at the home of Dana Caffey. Barbara Thompson will present the program.—Dana Caffey, reporter

Annual Buddy Oney Toy Run set December 7th

The 8th annual “Buddy Oney” Toy Run, sponsored by The 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 the 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 and orders can be placed by contacting Cynthia Ferrell at 512- 698-2784. Short sleeve shirts will be available on the day of the ride for $20.

The 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.

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.

‘Team Tammy’ costume contest, dance Oct. 31st

MILANO—”Team Tammy,” a Relay For Life team from Milano, will host a costume party and dance Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Milano Civic Center, 400 W. Avenue E in downtown Milano, team captain Tammy Storey announced.

The team will offer dinner while trick- or-treating, offering hot dog meals for sale (two hot dogs, chips and drink for $5) starting at 5 p.m. at the civic center.

Admission for the dance is $3 per person, with ages three and under getting in 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 from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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

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