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Thorndale VFW to host Jamboree on Monday

THORNDALE— VFW Pos t 4009 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, Jan. 27 at the VFW Hall, FM 486 North.

“Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to come early for the good food served from the kitchen, including sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and drinks,” said Marjorie Menzel, publicist.

Music will start at 7 p.m. featuring the Thorndale Jamboree House Band and special guest performers.

The Jamboree is held every 4th Monday of the month except in December. “Please come enjoy an evening of good music,” Menzel said.

Milano Jamboree ahead Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Milano Civ ic Center with all musicians and listeners welcome, announced Tina Galbreath, publicist.

“ You may per form if you wish,” she said. Admission is free and refreshments are available. FMI: 512-446-5286.

Genealogy society sets meeting, election Tuesday

Milam County Genealogical Society will hold its first meeting of 2014 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the conference room of Citizens National Bank in Rockdale. Officers will be elected and installed. Paid-up membership dues are required to vote. Dues can be paid at the meeting.

The society’s free seminar conducted by Lynna Kay Shuffield on Saturday, Jan. 18, was well at tended. She provided lessons on scrap-booking family history and an extensive class on working with the Find A Grave website, a free site owned by Ancestry.com, with no charge for registering. The internet address is: www. f indagrave.com.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Crown Garden Club hears about yard art

Crown Garden Club started the new year with a meeting at the home of Nancy Marburger with 10 members present. Michelle Fletcher was welcomed as a new member.

Members decided to continue to donate dog food to the local animal shelter this year.

They also heard a report on the community paper recycling bin which is an ongoing project of the club. The bin is located at the back of the First Christian Church parking lot on Bell Street.

Mrs. Marburger presented a program with pictures of a variety of projects which could be used as yard art. She displayed an example of a bird seed or water container made of recycled plates, saucers and even a tea pot which she and her sister made. Members had many questions, comments and suggestions for yard art projects.

An angel food cake with a choice of toppings was served with sandwiches and veggies, coffee and tea.

Next meeting will be Feb. 20 at the home of Peggy Cooke. New members are welcome and those interested can call Yvonne Yount, president, for information 512- 446- 5453.— Peggy Cooke, reporter

Sunshine quilters to meet on Thursday

Sunshine n’ Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a. m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will discuss projects for the coming year, according to Eddie Davidson, publicist. She said visitors are welcome. FMI: 446-6316.

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.


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