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Bremer County, Iowa

Bremer County, Iowa will hold a luncheon at Rosie’s Restaurant, 2100 E. Griffin Pkwy (FM 495), Mission at 11 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 11. Contact Sam Smith at (319) 269-9308 for questions. For information call Elroy Streich at (319) 352-2183.

RGV Chapter of Bounders of America

The RGV Chapter of Bounders of America will meet at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. 2nd St. McAllen on March 10 at 1 p.m. For more information call Bob Heiser at (325) 374-2720.

Good Sam RV Club

All members of the Good Sam RV Club will hold a rendezvous at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 10, at Peter Piper Pizza, 1043 Expressway 83, Alamo. For more information call Ray Fink at (402) 733-8972.

Winnebago Product Owners

The Minnesota Winnebago Club, owners of Winnebago Products, and their guests, will meet for lunch Mar. 10 at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s on N. 2nd Street. For questions call (612) 578-2854.

Sons of Norway

The monthly meeting of the Sons of Norway will be held Saturday, Mar. 12, at 1 p.m. at Junction Cafe, 11S. Cage Blvd, Pharr. Join the group for lunch and fellowship. Call (956) 585-5846 for information.

HitchHiker Owners

HitchHiker owners and previous owners will meet for food, fun and fellowship at Mr. Gatti's, 4100 N. 2nd St, in McAllen Mar. 14 at 11 a.m. For questions, please call Judy Whitley (307-421-0999) or Dennis Shackelford (307-421-0999).

Nebraska Winter Texan Breakfast

A Nebraska Winter Texan Breakfast will be held Tuesday, Mar, 15, at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Loop, Pharr, at 8:30 a.m. No reservations required.

Des Moines East High School

Graduates of Des Moines, Iowa’s East High School will meet Mar. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Junction Café, one-half block south of Bus. 83 on Cage Blvd. (US 281), and Park Street. For information call Jim or Linda McPherson at (515) 537-3664.

St. Urho’s Dinner

The annual RGV St. Urho’s Dinner will be held Wednesday, Mar. 16 at noon at Harold’s Kountry Kitchen, 2111 E. Bus.83 in Donna. Join Finns & Friends to celebrate Finland’s patron saint who is said to have driven the grasshoppers out of Finland to save their corn crops.   For questions contact Sandie at (218) 780-6394. No reservations necessary.

Submarine Veterans

Submarine Veterans will get together at Junction Café on Cage. Blvd. in Pharr on Wednesday, Mar. 17, at 11 a.m.

Teamsters Reunion

A Teamsters Reunion will be held Saturday, Mar. 19, at Ann’s Restaurant, on Bus. 83, San Juan at 10 a.m. Call (262) 749-4001 for information.

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