By Halley Harrell
Several children had their spirits lifted at a vintage plane and car show Sept. 14 at the Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.
The show was hosted by Flying Vikings, an organization whose mission is to touch lives through aviation. At each event, chronically ill or physical disabled children go up in planes, but not as passengers. Through Flying Vikings, these kids get to fly the planes.
By Christine Foster
In 1961, when James Burrell joined the Belton School District as a special education teacher, he also launched a second career; that of being a BISD school bus driver. Still driving his bus today, Burrell can be found climbing aboard his vehicle at the bus depot at 7 a.m. on weekdays. Burrell spent 38 years as an educator but has been part of the transportation department for 52 years.
Special to the Journal
The Belton Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a $500 College scholarship to the Miss Flame contestant chosen to represent Belton Fire Department in the Bell County Fire Chief’s Association Annual Miss Flame Contest.
Applicants must reside within the Belton Fire Department response area. Applicants competing for Belton Miss Flame do not need to obtain a signature from the Fire Chief. Chief will sign the form after the Belton Miss Flame has been selected.
The completed application must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20th, 2013.
Applications must be delivered to:
Belton Fire Department
Station No. 2
420 Sparta Road
Belton, Texas 76513
By Grayson Edds
During last week’s Commissioners Court meeting, the court approved the County Clerk’s docket to be available on the Internet through iDocket.com, a free service to the county, and this week the District Clerk was approved to use the same system.
The primary purpose of this is to put the docket online for the public to use, and thereby reduce the number of phone calls as well as reduce foot traffic coming in to inquire about these items. Neither service will cost the county.
In other agenda items, the Bell County Burn Ban is still in effect, and is estimated to remain so until it’s reviewed again on Sept. 23.
The County also entered into a property buying agreement with Region 4 Education Service to become a member of the Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), which will allow the county to procure goods and services through contracts awarded by TCPN that have met the appropriate bidding requirements.
They also entered into a contract with Texas Fleet Fuel through TCPN for fuel, fuel cards, and related services beginning Feb. 1, 2014 for five years.
Commissioners Court meetings are held weekly at the Bell County Courthouse in Downtown Belton.