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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 4:30 am

Military Order of the Cootie

Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 13 and Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at VFW Post 8577 in Copperas Cove. Incoming officers will be installed.

High school reunion 1960-1966

The combined classes of 1960 through 1966 of Copperas Cove High School will hold a class reunion May 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Farm-to-Market 2657 in Kempner.

Visitation begins at 2 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The class of 1964 is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Contacts are:

  • Class of 1960 — Julie (Logan) Smith at 254-547-2548.
  • Class of 1961 — Margaret (Krempin) Martin at 254-518-2257.
  • Class of 1962 — Judy (Berry) Bowen at 254-338-2000.
  • Class of 1963 — Harris Carroway (no number).
  • Class of 1964 — Faye (Litchfield) Powell at 254-547-3618.
  • Class of 1965 — Alice (Hoover) Stamper at 254-718-3733.
  • Class of 1966 — Maydean (Harrison) Brown at 254-547-9555.

Job hunter information

If you are looking for a job in the food service industry, you can now complete your Texas Department of Health Services accredited food handlers program online in three languages including Mandarin Chinese, English and Spanish. The website for this class is foodsafetyonline.tamu.edu. The cost is $15 per person.

Preventive health screenings

LifeLine, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host its affordable, noninvasive and painless health screenings at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hillside Ministries Cove Campus at 2602 South Farm-to-Market 116.

Five screenings that scan for potential health problems will be offered.

All five screenings last between 60 and 90 minutes.

To register, call 1-888-653-6441 or visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

Spring break camp

The city of Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a spring break camp from Monday to March 14 at the civic center at 1206 West Avenue B. The camp is from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Cost is $70 per child.

The camp is for children ages 5 to 12 years old.

Registration can be completed through Monday by visiting the Parks and Recreation office at 1408 Golf Course Road or go to teamsideline.com/copperascove. Contact Parks and Recreation at 254-542-2719.

Irish celebration

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring an Irish celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, two miles south of U.S. Highway 190 on Farm-to-Market 2657, just past FM 2808.

Dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. BYOB.

Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Holy Family Church Office. Only 100 tickets are available.

Contact Jim French at 254-547-6809.

Performance at library

Copperas Cove Library features Heather Dale from 7 to 9 p.m. March 19.

Dale is a Canadian singer/songwriter who fuses traditional stories with a mix of Celtic folk, world music and rock influences.

 There is no admission charge; however, a $10 to $15 donation per adult is suggested. All proceeds go to the performer.

Contact the library at 254-547-3826.

Lions club golf tourney

The Copperas Cove Lions Club will host the 26th annual golf tournament on March 29 at the Hills of Cove Golf Course.

The four-person scramble is open to teams and individuals.

Entry fee is $50, which includes a meal, green fees and cart.

Prizes include cash, a 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT and a flat-screen television.

Call the Hills of Cove Golf Course at 254-547-2606.

Music Educator Award

Applications are now being accepted for the second annual Music Educator Award, which is presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

To nominate a local teacher for the national award, go to GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com.

Deadline for nominations is March 31.

The award is open to current music teachers, and anyone can nominate the teachers.

Young American Patriotic Art

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 8577 is accepting entries for the Young American Patriotic Art competition.

Participants must submit entries to the scholarships chairman or the Ladies Auxiliary president by March 31.

The art scholarship competition is open to high school students in Texas, including home-schooled students.

Foreign exchange students are not eligible.

Contact Karen Kaylor at 254-547-5619 or go to ladiesauxvfw.org.

Nursing Scholarship Program

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 8577 is participating in the Nursing Scholarship Program for the Department of Texas Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW.

This year, Texas is giving out three scholarships: first place is $2,000, second place is $1,500, and third place is $1,000.

Submit a double-spaced typewritten 300 words or fewer essay on “Why you chose a nursing career.”

All entries need to be submitted to Joyce Weideman by April 1.

Any nursing student accepted as a nursing senior for fall 2014 academic session qualifies as long as the student is attending a Texas college or university and is a U.S. citizen with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Application forms and instructions may be obtained from LA 8577 Nursing Chairman Joyce Weideman at 254-383-8809.

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