• November 23, 2014

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Dog paws make me thankful for my dogs

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ll know that we’re bombarded with 30 days of thankfulness every November. I’ve often wondered why this isn’t a 365 thing.

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Talented teen leads in cheer, JROTC

With the smile of a cheerleader and the leadership of a platoon sergeant and unarmed commander, Copperas Cove High School junior Elizabeth Bardwell is experiencing life in two different worlds.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Talented teen leads in cheer, JROTC
Posted: November 21, 2014

With the smile of a cheerleader and the leadership of a platoon sergeant and unarmed commander, Copperas Cove High School junior Elizabeth Bardwell is experiencing life in two different worlds.

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Cove FFA members advance to district contest
Posted: November 21, 2014

The odds of Copperas Cove Future Farmers of America members winning, or placing, in the area Leadership Development Events on Saturday are heavily in their favor.

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1987 incident prompts woman to write book
Posted: November 21, 2014

First-time Cove author Penney Rivers dedicated her book, “A Thumb in God’s Eye,” to her grandmother, who taught her to see people beyond their skin color.

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Dog paws make me thankful for my dogs
Posted: November 21, 2014

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ll know that we’re bombarded with 30 days of thankfulness every November. I’ve often wondered why this isn’t a 365 thing.

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Community Calendar
Posted: November 21, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 21

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Friday 11/14/2014
Military family shares Thanksgiving meal at elementary school’s annual luncheon
Posted: November 14, 2014

Turkey was one of students’ favorite Thanksgiving things, according to a table full of kindergartners at House Creek Elementary School’s Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 6.

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Student is role model to others
Posted: November 14, 2014

Shane Richey is described by his teachers as a student who is the total package — smart, athletic, hard-working and kind to others. The fifth-grader at Martin Walker Elementary School likes spending time with friends, playing video games, riding his bike, doing science and math, and playing and watching football.

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Cove High Knitting Club gaining in popularity
Posted: November 14, 2014

High schools are full of clubs: There are math, science, art, and even chess clubs.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Students ‘storm the castle’ through reading
Posted: November 14, 2014

Castles, kingdoms and medals of honor. These are the motivators to ignite students’ love for reading in Readers’ Kingdom at Martin Walker Elementary School through the “Books and Beyond” and “READO” reading incentive programs. 

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First and always dream: To be a mystery novelist
Posted: November 14, 2014

My one dream I have always had is to be a mystery novelist.

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Posted: November 14, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

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Friday 11/07/2014
Student’s art inspires others
Posted: November 07, 2014

Morgan Tolles is not your average artist.

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Community Calendar
Posted: November 07, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 7

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Jelly beans and people have a lot in common
Posted: November 07, 2014

People and jelly beans are essentially the same.

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Friday 10/31/2014
4,500 come out for safe trick-or-treat event
Posted: October 31, 2014

Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation and the Chamber of Commerce turned the Ogletree Gap Park into a safe trick-or-treat haven on Oct. 24.

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Community Calendar
Posted: October 31, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

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‘Unique’ teen follows artist dream
Posted: October 31, 2014

From the outside, you can tell Brice Garcia is quite different from the average person. She wears a patched costume jacket and steampunk goggles. What people don’t realize is she’s actually wearing her passion on her sleeve, literally.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Girl wrestles to save her father’s life
Posted: October 24, 2014

Ariel McDonald’s father was a four-time All-American wrestler throughout high school and college and she, herself, has competed in national tournaments. But it’s more than just following in her father’s footsteps for this Copperas Cove High School freshman. It is literally a matter of life and death.

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DECA twins operate booming business
Posted: October 24, 2014

Necessity is the mother of invention and a broken cellphone is what led twin brothers at Copperas Cove High School to open their iPhone repair business.

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Friends of Library plans series of fundraisers
Posted: October 24, 2014

The Copperas Cove library will enter the fiscal year with thousands of dollars cut from its annual budget, but the Friends of the Library, an organization that serves as a liaison between the library staff and the Cove community, are stepping in to raise funds.

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Public school all new for Cove seventh-grader
Posted: October 24, 2014

It’s a whole new world for Copperas Cove Junior High School seventh-grader Zachary Hoyle.

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Community calendar
Posted: October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

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Friday 10/17/2014
Kids find fun at SMILE Halloween party
Posted: October 17, 2014

Capt. America, wrestler Rey Mysterio and Capt. Jack Sparrow showed up ready for fun at the Special Memories in Life Everyday Halloween party Tuesday for special-needs children at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School.

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Parents, students learn organizational skills
Posted: October 17, 2014

Bardreatiss Jose was ready to learn more organizational skills to help her three sons succeed in school.

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S.C. Lee JHS choirs perform at fall concert
Posted: October 17, 2014

Almost 200 S.C. Lee Junior High School choir students shared their musical talents at the annual Fall Choir Concert on Tuesday at Lea Ledger Auditorium at Copperas Cove High School.

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Bullied teen now student leader
Posted: October 17, 2014

She was bullied because she did not wear skinny jeans or have a weave. But one Copperas Cove High School student has learned beauty is only skin-deep and has taken her skills to lead the senior class at the high school.

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Pumpkins add fiber to dog’s regular diet
Posted: October 17, 2014

Can y’all seriously believe it’s the middle of October already?

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Community Calendar
Posted: October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

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Friday 10/10/2014
Cove holds National Night Out events
Posted: October 10, 2014

Community crime fighting starts with community unification, according to an article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal about National Night Out supporters. And that is exactly what the nationwide program promotes.

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Special Education students learn real-world skills
Posted: October 10, 2014

Kyliegh Courtland gently laid the green ribbon down on the glass, ensuring it was straight in all of the corners. The 17-year-old sophomore closed a screen over the ribbon, picked up a brush full of blue paint, and swiped it across the screen. She lifted the screen to inspect her work.

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Cove standout is National Merit Scholar semifinalist
Posted: October 10, 2014

BELTON — Kayla Kemp, who went to Copperas Cove Middle School and now goes to Providence Preparatory School at Belton’s First Baptist Church, has earned the distinction of National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

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HS freshman leads the way in active life
Posted: October 10, 2014

Whether through Scouting, his church, or at Copperas Cove High School, expect to see freshman Chris Armstrong leading the way.

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First Presbyterian Church celebrates 50th anniversary
Posted: October 10, 2014

Fifty years ago in October 1964, the New York Yankees won the World Series, the Rolling Stones appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and on World Communion Sunday — Oct. 4 — 39 people gathered at the Copperas Cove Theater for the first service of the First Presbyterian Church.

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Community calendar
Posted: October 10, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

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Friday 10/03/2014
Immanuel Lutheran marks 120 years
Posted: October 03, 2014

Just outside Copperas Cove city limits sits Immanuel Lutheran Church, “at the mountain with the cross,” the picturesque country church was first built in 1894.

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Students aglow at homecoming dance
Posted: October 03, 2014

Across the country, a growing number of homecoming dances are canceled due to low ticket sales and/or loss of interest. But not in Copperas Cove.

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Cove seniors feel like royalty after homecoming
Posted: October 03, 2014

Jessica Temples and Daniel Hernandez walked a little taller when they entered Copperas Cove High School on Monday. Temples and Hernandez were crowned as the homecoming queen and king at the Sept. 26 football game.

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ZombieFest prepares for second year
Posted: October 03, 2014

Downtown experienced a zombie outbreak last year, and We Deliver LLC hopes this year will see even more of the undead crawling around the city. The second annual Zombie Fest Cove is Oct. 10-12 at Ogletree Gap Park, 1878 U.S. Highway 190.

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Explore mysteries by Charles Todd at library this month
Posted: October 03, 2014

I always hear the phrase “a family that prays together, stays together.” Any thoughts on the phrase “a family that writes together, stays together? What comes to my mind is author Charles Todd.

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News briefs
Posted: October 03, 2014

Gospel Explosion fundraiser Oct. 18

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Friday 09/26/2014
Student an all-star on, off diamond
Posted: September 26, 2014

Since age 3, S.C. Lee Junior High’s Colby Jost has carried a baseball in his hand. In fact, he has been pitching, hitting and running on the diamond almost since he could walk.

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Library offers extra help for students taking online courses
Posted: September 26, 2014

Every Monday night, I picked up my Godson Tyler and headed to the library to seek out the latest book or DVD we could check out.

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Community calendar
Posted: September 26, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26

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Friday 09/19/2014
KCCB recognizes September Yard of the Month
Posted: September 19, 2014

The Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful organization recognizes an “above average” residential landscape during the Yard of the Month award season. This award is given to qualified residents of Cove.

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‘Smiles all around’ at new dental office
Posted: September 19, 2014

“Smiles all around” was the theme of the Sept. 9 ribbon-cutting at Benchmark Family Dental in Copperas Cove.

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Class prepares Cove residents for disasters
Posted: September 19, 2014

It’s not a question of IF a disaster will happen, but when and how well-prepared you’ll be, said Gary Young, deputy fire chief of the Copperas Cove Fire Department.

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Community Calendar
Posted: September 19, 2014

FRIDAY

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News briefs
Posted: September 19, 2014

Military Officers Association

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Student’s life busy on, off the track
Posted: September 19, 2014

Kelsey Dane’s life is like a blur to most people. Literally. The life of the 15-year-old cross-country and track runner is as busy off the track as it is on.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Activities at center keep Cove seniors busy
Posted: September 12, 2014

During the week, about 50 seniors will take part in one of the many activities at the Copperas Cove Senior Activity Center.

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Library events continue without pause
Posted: September 12, 2014

Well, with school underway and in full swing, the library is not missing a beat. Monthly events are back.

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High school star excels at Baylor
Posted: September 12, 2014

She is the success story every school wants to point to. She is attending Baylor University on a full $67,000 scholarship, majoring in forensic psychology.

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Community calendar
Posted: September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

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Friday 09/05/2014
New director up to challenge of new job
Posted: September 05, 2014

Pastor Brian Hawkins is getting “his feet wet” and loving every minute of it as the incoming executive director of Cove House. He just started two weeks ago and refers to the management change as “very exciting.”

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Preteen’s love of golf runs deep
Posted: September 05, 2014

She may be petite in stature, but Elle Fox swings with a lot of power and sends a message to her fellow competitors that she is a force to be reckoned with.

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Co-owner of Boss Hog taxidermy enjoys the human side of his business
Posted: September 05, 2014

John Bowman doesn’t plan to get rich from his taxidermy business, but he does want to make people happy.

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Breakfast book big help in kitchen
Posted: September 05, 2014

There is one thing I love more than books and a great baseball game: Breakfast. I mean, can you blame me? Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but it is delicious any time.

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Community Calendar
Posted: September 05, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014

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