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‘American Legion post’s motorcycle run Saturday

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 VFW Post 6525 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 per rider ($25 with passenger). T-shirts for the event will be $20.

Riders will start from VFW Post 6525 and make stops at Brushy Creek in Thorndale, Cactus Rose 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.

Place of Hope sets first ‘Run for Life’ Nov. 16th

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

2nd El Camino Real talk ahead Tuesday at Milano

Milam County historian and Salty community resident Joy Graham will present the second segment of a twopart program on El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7th in the Milano Senior Citizens Center.

A meal will be served. The program and meal are free to the public and will be hosted by the Milano Evening Lions Club. FMI: James Walker, 512- 455-6342,

American Legion, KCs ‘Casino Night’ Nov. 16

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.

Historical Society sets annual chili feed Nov. 16

Rockdale Historical Society will hold its annual chili meal fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

The meal will feature homemade chili and desserts, available to eat in or take out. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the historic Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum.

Rockdale club hears program on folk music

Matinee Musical Club met Oct. 21 in the home of Marie Gest with Judy Hudson co-hosting. Following refreshments, President Lisa Loewe led the business meeting and the song of the month was accompanied by pianist Dixie Whitmore.

Leah Thomason presented the program, “Folk Music Through the Talent of Percy A. Grainger.” Music Club members performed songs in the traditional folk method and then listened to the recordings of Grainger’s interpretation of the folk songs.

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

Annual Buddy Oney Toy Run set December 7th

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

Ride stops will be 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.

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 who is 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

Linwood club to visit Milano butterfly garden

Linwood Acres Garden Club’s next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 will be a trip to the Butterfly Garden in Milano with lunch to follow at Morning Star Ranch.

Anyone wishing to join the trip are invited to call Janice King, 512-446- 4262. For those who would like to carpool, members will meet at First Baptist Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and leave promptly at 9:15.

Sunshine quilters to meet November 21

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the fellowship hall of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

“This will be our annual Thanksgiving get-together,” said Eddie Davidson, spokesperson. FMI: 446-6316.

Grief support meetings held twice monthly

CAMERON— Standards Hospice sponsors grief support group meets 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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