2013 Big Bass Contest

Whether an avid angler or recently lured into the world of fishing, this is your chance to sink your hooks into a reel winner. The heaviest catch wins a Rod and Reel Combo. The contest is open to all, and registration is available at the Sportsmen’s Center Pro Shop, Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Road, Building 1937, for $2 per participant. Fort Hood fishing permit and state license are required to participate. Participants can also weigh-in their catch at the Sportsmen’s Center Pro Shop. Call (254) 532-4552.


It’s Board Game Night and Chess Club from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Casey Memorial Library, Building 3203 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. All are invited to come and play board games. Some of the games available are chess, checkers, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble, dominos and Pictionary. Games will be available at the Reference Desk.


The Crown Royal Nascar Simulator will be on display from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Class VI store and the Clear Creek Main Exchange.

Through March 16

Participate in Teen Tech Week at the Casey Memorial Library, Building 3203 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Come in and take the texting challenge, or see if you can figure out 20 different phrases in texting language. Get all of them correct and win a prize.


The Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. and will be discussing “The Longevity Project” by Howard Friedman. Bring a lunch. The book club will be held in Room 156 in the library annex. The Casey Memorial Library is located in Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Call (254) 287-2716.

March 15

Ben Hogan Classic

The Ben Hogan Foundation wants to say “Thank You” to soldiers and their families for their service. Register for a day of free fun and entertainment at the Courses of Clear Creek’s Ben Hogan Classic. The event includes a 10 a.m. four-person scramble (30 teams maximum), 2 p.m. junior clinic (ages 5 to 15, 125 youth maximum), prizes, dinner and a 5:30 p.m. live performance from Jolie Holliday & Band. The event is completely free; registration is required to participate, with the exception of the concert, which is open to all DoD ID card holders. Children must be registered for the junior clinic by Monday and must have a parental guardian present at all times during the clinic. The Courses of Clear Creek is located in Building 52381, Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road. For more information or to register, call (254) 287-4130.

March 15

Come out and celebrate spring at the Casey Memorial Library with our Spring Fling. There will be different stations with activities such as a ball toss, crafts, a duck pond, popcorn and a bounce house. The Casey Memorial Library is located in Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Call (254) 287-2716.

March 16

Dust off your Stetsons, polish your rhinestones and get ready to put a little jingle in your spurs, because Horsin’ Around at BLORA is having its 1st annual Wild West Hoedown for Spring Break at BLORA Ranch. Enjoy trail riding, barbecue and drinks, followed by a hoedown with DJ Tony Sandate (Tejano Outlaw). The all-day party kicks off with trail riding starting at 8 a.m., viddles served at 5:30 p.m. and boot scootin’ starts at 7 p.m. Make your reservation today: $80 per person or $150 per couple. There will be something for everyone, including pony rides and petting zoo throughout the day for the kiddos, and door prizes throughout the night.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (254) 681-9788 or go to


BLORA Paintball Course

BLORA Paintball Course is now open weekends. BLORA Paintball is open to all, 10 years of age and older. Youths ages 10-17 require a guardian’s signature. The course is open Saturday and Sunday, and many holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The course may be reserved for groups on weekdays. Call (254) 287-2523.

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program presents employer visits from 9 to 11 a.m.:


Wyotech: Technical School

Ocean Corp: Technical School

ATDS: Truck Driving School

Cybertex Institute: Technical School

Upcoming ACAP seminars, from 1 to 5 p.m.:

Today: Federal Resume: Resume/Application

Monday: Own Your Own Business: Be Your Own Boss

Job fairs

March 19: Visit the Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Club Hood, Building 5764 on 24th Street and Wainwright Drive.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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