CenTex MOAA chapter to host events

The Central Texas chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Reservations can be made online at www.centexmoaa.org.

The speaker will be retired Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas R. Gault, the chief of operations for Texas State Veterans Cemeteries.

He will talk about the cemeteries, future plans and upcoming events.

The chapter’s annual fundraising raffle is Oct. 21.Tickets can be purchased from any Centex MOAA board member or by calling 254-722-2161.

Each ticket is $5 or $20 for five tickets.

First prize is a Colt M-4 Carbine Model LE 6920, donated by Bill Owen and Larry Warnock. Second prize is one night in the Historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio and a $500 gift certificate to be used in the hotel spa, dining room or bar, donated by Lloyd and Amy Thomas. Third prize is a $400 gift certificate at L&R Meats, donated by Barge Property Management.

Funds from the raffle will be used to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors accepted into a university ROTC Program.

The chapter also provides leadership awards to Junior ROTC students each year.

The seven high schools in the area are sent application packages early in 2018.

One is for $1,500. A $1,000 scholarship will be given to two graduating high school seniors in 2018.

Applicants must submit an essay and a copy of high school transcript through their first semester senior year, a letter of all extracurricular activities including employment (emphasis on leadership), and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator, an essay on the designated topic.

If selected, the student must provide documentation that they were accepted into a college ROTC program for any branch of the military.

Funds will be distributed when the CenTex MOAA Scholarship Chairman receives confirmation the selectee is enrolled in a college ROTC program.

Coryell Co. Historical commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The Coryell County Historial Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the Main Street Annex, 800 E. Main St., Gatesville.

New business includes the Prairie View Cemetery marker application.

Compiled by Jennise Colin Ventura

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