Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps honored in Belton
By Grayson Edds
Bang the drum and sound the horn! The Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps made a stop (or two) in Belton last week on their way to (and from) Houston and San Antonio over the weekend.
Their field production “mOZaic” incorporates – you guess it – the Wizard of Oz theme with excerpts from The Wizard of OZ: 1939 Theatrical Version, The Wizard of OZ: 2010 Andrew Lloyd Webber Adaptation, The Wiz (1978 motion picture), Wicked (2003 Broadway production), Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dead Mau5, and Skrillex.
By Christine Foster
As you begin to read this article, you will think it is about horses, therapists, and mental health, but that is only a small part of the story. This is a story about intangibles - the intangible bond between man and animals, specifically horses.
This is a bond that, although unspoken, can work to heal the emotionally and psychologically hurting, wounded, or scarred. The challenge that is presented and this solution have been addressed by an international organization called the “Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) which establishes standards in equine-assisted counseling and provides training and certification for practitioners.
By Grayson Edds
Leaving a gift for the benefit of others is philanthropic, but when that gift benefits hundreds of children within our own community it becomes a noble act.
A sizeable gift in the amount of $25,000 was left to Altrusa International when Edith Brown, a charter member of the club from 1959-2011 and club president in 1961-62, passed.
And although Altrusa had the ability to use these funds in a variety of different ways, they felt it best be put to use to support the community children by donating the funds to the Ralph Wilson Youth Club’s Moment in Time campaign in effort to assist the club to reach their goal of $2.7 million for new club facilities.
Special to the Journal
Recently, representatives of the Bell County Bar Association attended the State Bar Annual meeting in Dallas. During the awards lunch, the Bell County Bar Association received a ‘Stars of Bars’ Merit award for its Adoption Day events. Executive Directors Cindi Parker and Cynthia Champion were present with State Bar President Buck Files to receiving the award.
Since 2009, Bell County has participated in National Adoption Day events held throughout the State of Texas and the nation and have formalized more than 90 adoptions. A large percentage of Bar members participate in the yearly events by donating funds to help offset the cost, or by allowing their staff to assist on the day of the event.