Animal Shelter hosting free adoption event today

The Animal Shelter will host its monthly free adoption event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The shelter is at 1601 North First Street/ North Farm-to-Market 116.

During the event, the adoption fee for all adoptable dogs and cats will be waived. An adoption agreement that requires the animals to be spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped will still be required.

This month’s event is co-sponsored by Applebee’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Just Glocks, which are providing limited gift certificates for adopting families.

For information, contact the Animal Shelter at 254-547-5584.

City accepting applications for Quality of Life Advisory Board

The city is accepting applications to fill positions on the Quality of Life Advisory Board. The purpose of the City Council-appointed advisory body is to act in an advisory capacity to the council with advice and recommendations on policies, rules, programs and regulations relating the administration of the public park and recreation facilities to include the city golf course.

The board provides advisory oversight of public playgrounds, athletic fields, walking trails, recreation centers/facilities, golf course and other facilities and activities on any of the properties owned or controlled by the city.

The advisory body consists of eight members and three alternate members, appointed to staggered terms consisting of one and two-year terms. The board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday.

Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Applications are available at 914 South Main St., Suite C, or on the city website, under “Online Resources” and then “Forms and Applications.”

For information, contact City Secretary Lucy Aldrich at or 254-547-4221.

Copperas Cove Young Professionals to host 2 events in June

There is a new group in town— The Copperas Cove Young Professionals. This is a young organization in this city, just getting started. There are other YP groups in neighboring cities, and now there is one here.

There will be two events scheduled per month – one is a Sip and Social held the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Bella Sera restaurant at 609 East Business U.S. Highway 190. The other is a Business Breakfast on the fourth Friday at 7:45 a.m. at Lil Tex restaurant at 502 South Main St., where guest speakers will be present.

Just a few things to note:

  • YP’s is looking for guest speakers. If interested in speaking at a meeting, contact the chamber via telephone or email: 254-547-7571 or
  • Employees are encouraged to attend these networking and educational meetings.
  • Attendees should dress professionally for the meetings.
  • Always bring business cards to the meetings.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 254-547-7874 or

Special-needs group meets second Wednesday of month

The Special Needs Support Group meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each second Wednesday of the month at the Copperas Cove Public Library, 501 South Main St.

Killeen Heights Vet Center offers therapy classes at Cove Terrace

Killeen Heights Vet Center is sponsoring free therapy classes (group or individual) at Christian Freedom Ministries at 340A Cove Terrace Shopping Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call Bridgette Herron at 254-953-7100.

Legionnaires meet once a month

American Legion Post 582 is now meeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 in Copperas Cove every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. All legionnaires are welcome.

Solid Waste Transfer Station extends hours for Saturday

The city’s Solid Waste Department has extended normal operating hours and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The transfer station at 2605 South Farm-to-Marmet 116 has extended the hours to assist customers unable to dump during traditional weekday hours. All standard rates and regulations will remain in effect during this single day event. For information, contact the Solid Waste Department at 254-547-4242.

Copperas Cove farmers market to be held Thursdays until Oct. 26

A farmers market is held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday until Oct. 26 in City Park by the duck pond/ Festers House at 1206 West Avenue B. About 23 vendors offer items including fresh produce, honey, fresh eggs, homemade artisan lotions, soaps, jewelry, fresh salsa, hot sauce, baked goods, organic pet treats, interior decorating items and more. To become a vendor, contact Heather Bryan at

Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association pancake breakfast is July 1

The Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. July 1 at Applebee’s. All proceeds will benefit the police department. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Arnold or Diana Ochoa at or 254-547-5480.

Food Truck Festival set for July 29

The first Food Truck Festival will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 29 at the Ogletree Gap Preserve at 1878 Post Office Road. Events at the festival include gourmet food trucks, live music, beer tent, adult games and a kids zone. Space is limited. To register a food truck, contact Heather Bryan at

Pidcoke church to host garage sale, Aug. 5, auction and potluck Oct. 21

Church Yard Sale

United Methodist Church’s seventh annual communitywide garage sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5.

Vendors setup is at 6 a.m. around the church or at their location in the Pidcoke area. There is no vendor charge.

Proceeds will be used to purchase backpacks of school supplies for children in need in Gatesville, Copperas Cove, Kempner.

Last year 75 backpacks were given to children in first through fifth grades, and this year the church hopes to raise enough funds to provide 100 backpacks.

Pidcoke is halfway between Copperas Cove and Gatesville on Farm-to-Market 116. For more information, call Rex Hooten at 254-547-6673.

Auction and PotLuck Dinner

Pidcoke United Methodist Church 11230 Farm-to-Market 116 North will host its Lord’s Acre auction and potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Both new and homemade goods will be auctioned with proceeds going to support community outreach. Bring a potluck dish to share.

Contact Margaret Martin at 254-518-2257 to donate items. For more information, call 254- 760-2288 or go to

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