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Caregivers to learn, connect, grow at Alzheimer’s symposium

Special to the Journal On Friday, April 24 caregivers from across Central Texas will gather at the Mayborn Convention Center for the 3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter and Sodalis Elder Living. Taking…

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Special needs children play, socialize at Play Day

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal Children with special needs from all over Central Texas enjoyed fun in the sun at The Children’s Special Needs Network “Play Day” held at Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children on Hwy 2484 in…

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BISD students earn high school, college credits

Special to the Journal Through partnerships with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Temple College, the Texas Bioscience Institute and the University of Texas-Permian Basin, Belton ISD juniors and seniors can take classes that allow them to earn high school and…

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Belton firefighters, MDA rally for Fill the Boot

Special to the Journal Members of the Belton Fire Department and Belton Professional Firefighters Association Local #4506, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve…

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School board discusses middle school electives

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Five members of the Boy Scouts of America Belton Troop #117 began the Belton Independent School District (BISD) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening with the posting of the colors and leading the…

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Helping Hands celebrates volunteers, partners

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal More than 130 people turned out for Helping Hands Ministry’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon last Friday. “This is a chance for all of our volunteers to come together in one place for us to…

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Jana Sharpley takes post as President of S&W Healthcare Foundation

Special to the Journal Jana L. Sharpley, CFRE, is the new of president of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. Sharpley began her work today as the foundation’s top executive, a development and fundraising organization that provides philanthropic support for…

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UMHB Counseling receives second accreditation

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate School of Counseling has been recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) with the accreditation of its Marriage, Family & Child…

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UMHB Honor Society members win at National Convention

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduate Kelsey Kunk and seniors Elizabeth Stefanski and Kelsey Belcher spent their spring break at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society’s annual convention in Chicago. All three participated…

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HoT Goodwill launches spring-cleaning campaign

Texas Department of Transportation With a particularly cold winter nearing an end, millions of Americans are gearing up for the annual de-hibernation ritual known as spring cleaning. This year, Heart of Texas Goodwill is encouraging people to think of the…

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