Mural to be unveiled

The Five Hills Arts Guild will unveil the mural at the corner of Avenue D and Main Street at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The project began in October, with the finishing touches added last week. The sepia-toned historical panoramic mural is painted to resemble an old photograph and includes some historic figures of Copperas Cove interspersed with a few modern-day faces and figures from the town today. Information on the mural unveiling is available by contacting Catherin Blashack at 254-833-3630 or by going to

Volunteers sought for waterway cleanup

A waterway cleanup is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday Organized by Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful, interested volunteers should plan to meet in the library parking lot, 501 S. Main St., to receive assignments. Supplies, water and T-shirts will be provided to all participants. Information is available from Silvia Rhoads, KCCB executive director, at 254-547-4242 or at

Sip, Shop and Socialize event set for Saturday

The K Curvy Closet, 1312 Georgetown Road, will host Sip, Shop and Socialize from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the store. The event is a chance to come out and enjoy the day, with free giveaways, free wine and hors d’oeuvres. The boutique features clothes, jewelry and handmade craft items. For more information, call 254-833-7350 or go to

Cove Lions to host golf tournament

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, the ball closest to the pin, and if any golfer hits a hole in one, the prize is a $40,000 vehicle sponsored by Hoffpauir Chevrolet. There will also be door prizes. Sponsorships are available at costs ranging from $50 to $1,000. Registration for the tournament is due by March 16. Information is available from Sherry Rhoades at 254-547-8801 or at

Healing service for veterans next week

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be sponsoring a veteran healing service at 6:20 p.m. March 14, led by the Rev. David Peters of Austin, a veteran. The service is for all active-duty service members and veterans and their loved ones. The event is open to the public. The church is at 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, contact Dwight Gray, 254-291-5079 or

Free booster seat checkup next week

The Copperas Cove Fire Department will host a free booster seat checkup from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main fire station, 415 S. Main St. Parents will learn how to select the appropriate car seat for their child, properly secure it in the vehicle, harness the child correctly and make certain the car seat is in best location in the vehicle. Adults are advised to bring the child, to ensure the car seat check is accurate. The event is co-sponsored by Texas Kid Safe, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. For additional information, call Keith Reed at 254-202-6545.

SKYWARN class to be held March 19

A SKYWARN class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B, according to Cove deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator Gary Young. National Weather Service meteorologists will teach the class. Topics includeof thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure and identifying potential severe weather features. Basic severe weather safety will also be discussed. Cove emergency management staff will provide information about disaster preparedness as part of the class. Seating is limited for the free event. Online registration is available at

Cove council meetings to be broadcast

When the City Council moved to a new facility in the Technology Center last year, the ability to broadcast council meetings live was temporarily lost. With the installation of the required cabling and equipment, the council’s meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month will again be broadcast on the government access channel, which is Spectrum cable channel 10, beginning at 5 p.m. A rebroadcast of the meeting will run at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Kevin Keller, Cove public information officer.

Knights of Columbus offer fish fry Fridays

Every Friday during Lent, the Knights of Columbus Council 6658 will host an all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fry from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the council hall, 6830 Farm-to-Market 2657. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 are free.

GO GREEN! art festival set for March 16-17

The Five Hills Art Guild GO GREEN! festival will take place March 16-17 at City Park. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 16, visitors to the festival can browse displays from 50 vendors, from jewelers to artists to food. March 17 activities begin at 10 a.m. and run through 6 p.m. A variety of entertainment will be offered, including a step competition, local dance groups from Gymkix, the Double C’s Square Dance Club and the Central Texas Belly Dancers. The Pandemonium Steel Drum Band will play March 16, with Rare Dog and Katy Starr with D/Madness performing March 17. For more information, go to the Five Hills Art Guild website at

Rabbit Fest vendor applications available

Vendors who are interested in participating in the 2018 Rabbit Fest at City Park in Copperas Cove are invited to 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, car show, carnival, live entertainment and rabbit show. Arts, crafts, promotional and food vendors can download an application from the Rabbit Fest website at Those wishing to participate in the Rabbit Fest parade can also submit applications. Additional information is available by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 254-547-7571.

Lemonade Day registration continues

Lemonade Day will take place the first weekend of May, but registration for the event is ongoing. 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 additional information is available on the Lemonade Day website at

Vacancies on Cove advisory boards

The Copperas Cove Quality of Life Advisory Board currently has a vacancy for an alternate position. The Library Advisory Board has multiple vacancies. Applications for the vacant positions are due April 16 and are available at 914 S. Main St., Suite C, or on the city’s website at Additional information is available by contacting city secretary Lucy Aldrich at 254-547-4221 or

Nominations sought for weekly spotlight

In an effort to highlight the broad range of people in the Copperas Cove 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 honor. Couples who have been married 50 years or more, or those celebrating a 100th birthday could also be featured. Send the individual’s name, email address and/or phone number to:

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