Lutheran church plans barbecue

The Men’s Club of the Immanuel Lutheran Church will have its annual barbecue at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The menu consists of brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost of the meal is $10 for an adult, $5 for children 5-11 years old and free for children 5 and younger.

The public is invited. Immanuel is at 922 Lutheran Church Road, Copperas Cove.

For more information, call (254) 547-3498 or go to

AgriLife Extension offers well screening

The Texas Well Owner Network, in partnership with the Coryell County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Leon River Watershed, Texas Water Resources Institute and with support from the Texas State Soil and Water Conversation Board, is providing a water well screening for residents June 10 at the Coryell office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Samples need to be turned in by 10 a.m. and will be screened for common contaminants. The cost is $10 per sample.

A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at the Coryell County Commissioner’s Courtroom at 205 S. Seventh St. in Gatesville. Pick up a sample bag and sampling instructions from the Coryell County A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 303 Veterans Memorial Loop in Gatesville.

For more information, call Pasquale Swaner at (254) 865-2414.

Mother Neff park schedules trail day

To celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, Mother Neff State Park will hold a trail day hike from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday June 1.

The exhibits and the hike are free; however, there is a $2 entrance fee to the park for each person age 13 or older. The first 75 hikers will receive a bottle of water sponsored by the Mother Neff State Park Association.

For more information, call (254) 853-2389.

Robertson Avenue Baptist Church has 'fun-filled week'

Enjoy a free fun-filled week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m June 9-13 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church, 305 East Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove. Free kids meals will be served from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Bible stories, music, crafts, carnival snacks will be available for children in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth. For more information, call (254) 547-3155.

Oakalla VFD plans fish fry and auction

There will be a fish fry and auction at the Oakalla Volunteer Fire Department Saturday June 1. Fish will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The auction starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years old.

Auction items will include hand-crafted items, metal arts, western décor, plants and donated items from local businesses and community members. There will also be a rifle raffle during the auction. For questions, donations or directions, email Jeanie Smith at, Wendy Weeks at or call Skeeter Smith at (512) 556-3996.

CTAS to host free public star parties

The Central Texas Astronomical Society will host free public star parties from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Overlook Park outside Belton, The Waco Wetlands outside Waco and the Hubbard City Lakes Park in Hubbard. CTAS members will provide telescopes for public viewing. Guests are also welcome to bring their own, along with a lawn chair and a flashlight. For more information, go to

Saddle Club schedules competition

The Copperas Cove Saddle Club is holding a high point competition on Saturday June 1 at the Cove Saddle Arena, 2821 Boys Ranch Rd. Sign up is at 10 a.m. and the ride is at 11 a.m. For more information, call Tony Pospisil at (254) 577-6187 or e-mail

Ladies Auxiliary sets awards ceremony

The Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 will present awards to the Patriotic Art winner at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3 at Hummer Hall, 1506 Veterans Ave., Copperas Cove.

VFW post and auxiliary members are invited to attend, along with families, teachers and friends of the Patriotic Art contestants. Ladies Auxiliary members are asked to bring dessert. Ice cream and punch will be provided. For more information, call Juanita Workman at (254) 652-9080.

Crime Stoppers pays for tips

Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes. All callers will remain anonymous.

For more information, call (254) 547-1111 CASH FOR CLUES or go to

To submit items for Community Briefs, email or call (254) 501-7470. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact Alex Cole at or (254) 501-7470

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