Daily Archives : September 20, 2016

APS assists elderly by putting resources in hand

By Kiera Pixler Correspondent Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly (65 and older) and persons with disabilities (18-64) who have a substantial impairment. APS Supervisor Diana Matute said, “We make referrals to community agencies…

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Bell County thanks City of Copperas Cove for assisting in time of need

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After the Bell County Commissioners Court was called to order Judge Jon Burrows recognized the efforts Copperas Cove Police Communication Section for their help during a loss of 9-1-1 services in Bell County in August….

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Master Gardener Sale helps community grow

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent The rain didn’t stop people from lining up to purchase plants from the Bell County Master Gardener fall plant sale. On sale were fall plants and trees, and vendor and children’s booths supplemented the sale. It…

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Ysabel (Garcia) Ramirez

Ysabel (Garcia) Ramirez, 92, of Belton passed away at her home in Belton on September 11. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 1010 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Belton with Father Kim…

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Donald James “Chunky” Kessler

Funeral services for Donald James “Chunky” Kessler, 75, of Belton were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 10, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Deral McWhorter officiating. Burial followed at the Flint Creek Cemetery. Mr. Kessler died Wednesday,…

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George Cockrell

George was born in Sparta, Texas to Roy Sylvester Cockrell and Laura Maude Oswalt Cockrell. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He graduated from Belton High School. He worked for the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, TX…

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Royce Boren

Royce Boren, 83, of Belton passed away on Tuesday, September 13, in Belton. A memorial service for Mr. Boren will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home chapel in Belton with Charles…

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CenTex P-20 connect communities, opportunities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher More than 20 people gathered for a pancake breakfast on Friday morning at Harris Community Center to learn and discuss how their organization can be instrumental in the regional P20 council. The Central Texas P20…

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Praise in the Park grows in Belton

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent What has started as a small but mighty group of friends wanting to get involved in a more public way, is sure to evolve into a crucial part of the Belton community. The camaraderie and love…

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Belton High teacher among 183 nationally trained in Holocaust education

Special to the Journal Students of Rebecca Kidder, of Temple, Texas, a teacher at Belton High School in Belton, will be acquiring valuable lessons of the Holocaust this school year due to their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer…

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