Boys & Girls Clubs to host meeting

In an effort to determine the future of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Copperas Cove, a meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 501 S. Main St.

The Boys & Girls Clubs have three locations in Cove: at each of the middle schools and at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School. The lease on the elementary school location ends May 31 so that club is looking for a new home.

The Cove Boys & Girls Clubs also need board members, having only two active board members. Eight are needed to retain the clubs’ nonprofit status. Prospective board members and other volunteers must be able to pass a background check.

For more information, call 254-699-5808.

New Burger King to host grand reopening

The old building may be gone from the site, but the new Burger King is open and doing volume business, according to Matt Bars, director of operations.

In conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, the restaurant will host a grand reopening at 3 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the new location.

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, there will be music, food tasting, face painting, a balloon artist, and a raffle for prizes such as a flat screen television.

The new Burger King is at 1001 E. U.S. Business U.S. Highway 190.

It is open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday; and from 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday. The dining room closes at 10 every night.

Lions Club golf tournament scheduled for March 24

The Copperas Cove Lions Club will host its 30th annual golf tournament March 24 at the Hills of Cove Golf Club.

The cost per golfer is $60 with a four person scramble format. The cost includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch and more.

The tournament includes prizes for the longest drive and the ball closest to the pin. If any golfer hits a hole in one, the prize is a $40,000 vehicle sponsored by Hoffpauir Chevrolet of Lampasas. There will also be door prizes.

Sponsorships are available for donations ranging from $50 to $1,000.

Registration for the tournament is due by March 16.

Information is available by contacting Sherry Rhoades at 254-547-8801 or via email at

Star Group recognizes veterans In March

On March 3, Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will recognize a number of Vietnam veterans at their monthly gathering.

The veterans will be presented with a welcome home-thank you package, which they had not previously received.

The gathering will begin at noon at the Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans office, 202 S. Fourth St., Copperas Cove. For more information, call Sheila Timmons at 214-676-8871.

Cove ISD State of the District lunch scheduled for Thursday

The Civic Center will be the location for the annual Copperas Cove Independent School District State of the District luncheon March 1, beginning at 11:30.

The State of the District report will cover CCISD’s progress in academics, fine arts, transportation, finance, athletics and infrastructure, among other topics.

Giovanni’s Restaurant will provide the meal for this adult business luncheon.

The event is free, but reservations are required by today. Call Maria Sanchez at 254-547-1227.

CCISD plans college fair

High school and junior high students from the Copperas Cove Independent School District and their families are invited to a college fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Copperas Cove High School, 400 S. 25th St.

“Planning for life after high school can be stressful and it takes help,” said CCHS senior counselor John Avritt.

Avritt is promoting the third annual event as an opportunity for all students and families to meet admissions representatives and recruiters from universities and colleges from across the state.

“Families can also get some great information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA,” Avritt said.

There will also be opportunities for students to meet representatives from the armed services, learn about local scholarships, meet a military benefits expert and receive information on CCISD’s Early College Program.

Rabbit Fest vendor applications available

Vendors interested in participating in the 2018 Rabbit Fest at City Park can now submit their applications.

This year’s event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will take place May 17-20.

The weekendlong festival will feature a parade, a car show, a carnival, live entertainment and rabbit show.

Arts, crafts, promotional and food vendors can download an application from the Rabbit Fest website at

Organizations wishing to participate in the Rabbit Fest Parade may also submit an application.

Additional information is available by calling the chamber at 254-547-7571.

Nominations sought for weekly spotlight

In an effort to highlight the broad range of people in the community, readers are encouraged to email nominations for the weekly “In the Spotlight” column in the Copperas Cove Herald.

People who dedicate their efforts to community service or have made a unique impact on the city through their life or business are ideal for this feature.

Couples who have been married 50 years or more, or those celebrating a 100th birthday could also be recognized.

Send the individual’s name, email address and/or phone number to

Fundraiser for KCCB scheduled for Saturday at Applebee’s

A flapjack breakfast fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s restaurant, 2525 E. U.S. Business U.S. Highway 190.

The breakfast will benefit Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful and will offer all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes.

Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased by contacting Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful at 254-547-4242 or

Coryell County burn ban temporarily lifted

The current low risk of wildfires due to recent rains has prompted Coryell County to temporarily lift its burn ban.

The burn ban is lifted until sunset Monday unless other action is taken by the Coryell County Commissioners’ Court.

The restriction against burning remains in effect if winds are forecast to be 23 mph or greater.

The county sheriff’s office should be notified at 254-865-7201 by those planning to conduct a burn.

Registration for Lemonade Day begins

Lemonade Day will take place the first weekend of May, but registration for the event has begun.

The mission of Lemonade Day is to inspire youth to become business leaders, community volunteers, social advocates and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.

The Fort Hood Area Lemonade Day committee organizes lemonade stands in Killeen, Copperas Cove and surrounding communities.

Registration forms and more information are available at

254-501-7568 |

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