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Friday 08/26/2016
A little drop can pay big dividends
Posted: August 26, 2016

“Peppermint is great for relaxation,” said Erica Schicke Gonzalez as she dispensed a drop of peppermint essential oil onto the hands of each person present at her essential oils class Saturday.

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17 Heights High students receive TBI lab coats
Posted: August 26, 2016

TEMPLE — Now in its 11th year, the Texas Bioscience Institute welcomed its largest-ever contingent of new high school juniors last week during the annual white coat ceremony.

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Nolanville’s first book exchange site dedicated outside church
Posted: August 26, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Give a book, take a book is the motto of the worldwide Little Library Program, and number 43276 is the new designation of Nolanville’s first Little Library, located outside the First United Methodist Church on Avenue I.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Recreation director enjoys giving back
Posted: August 19, 2016

Jeff Achee 27, works as the Harker Heights recreation superintendent and lives in Belton.

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Community Back to School Rally set tonight
Posted: August 19, 2016

The fourth annual Community Back to School Rally is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Harker Heights High School Track.

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Harker Heights High welcomes freshmen
Posted: August 19, 2016

With get-to-know-you activities, building tours and a lot of smiling, welcoming faces, the Killeen ISD’s four high schools welcomed a new freshman class a week prior to the start of school.

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Heights library eases back-to-school transition with game night
Posted: August 19, 2016

Laughter ensued at the Stewart C. Meyer Library in Harker Heights last Thursday, as children and parents enjoyed a “Family Feud” style game night.

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Friday 08/12/2016
HH gardening class looks at composting
Posted: August 12, 2016

Composting was the topic of discussion at the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Gardening Class on Monday.

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Friday 08/12/2016
Beautician wants help for north side
Posted: August 12, 2016

Esther Denise Benjamin 57, owns Denise’s Hair Design in Killeen, lives in Harker Heights.

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Students at annual Skipcha Elementary camp conduct service projects
Posted: August 12, 2016

Through service, guest speakers and group discussion, student leaders at Skipcha Elementary School dove deeper into what it means to lead.

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Vision XXI class tours area health care facilities on Medical Day
Posted: August 12, 2016

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI Class of 2016 journeyed to three separate facilities on their Aug. 4 Medical Day field trip.

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Friday 08/05/2016
Local woman enjoys caring for children
Posted: August 05, 2016

Day care owner Angela Sunday Cobb, 29, lives and works in Harker Heights.

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Mobile home park has ‘Kids Safety Day’
Posted: August 05, 2016

Residents of Big Oaks Mobile Home Park gathered in the shade Saturday morning from 10 a.m to noon for a Kids Safety Day.

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Shadow puppets make lasting impressions at summer library program
Posted: August 05, 2016

Many attendees at the Harker Heights Public Library’s Wednesday morning shadow puppet show came with the expectation of seeing cute, simple puppets for the kids. What everyone was completely unprepared for was the intricate, witty show that unfolded before their eyes.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Local cashier likes to help others
Posted: July 29, 2016

Ariana Welch, 18, lives in Harker Heights and works as a cashier at Bahama Bucks in Harker Heights.

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Chamber prepares for Food, Wine Brew Fest
Posted: July 29, 2016

The pace of preparation for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Eighth Annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest picks up daily as the staff expects the attendance to reach the 6,000 mark this year.

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Kids learn about the joys of food science at Heights library event
Posted: July 29, 2016

Large saucers of pizza dough flew through the air at the Stewart C. Meyer Public Library Wednesday morning, soaring into a crowd of ecstatic kids.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Local writers showcase their works at Heights library’s ‘Authors’ Fair’
Posted: July 22, 2016

With an abundance of writing talent in the area, local authors showcased their works on Saturday at the “Authors’ Fair” at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Game show teaches kids financial literacy
Posted: July 22, 2016

Children in attendance at the Harker Heights Library’s “Is the Price Right?” game show night last Thursday may have been learning about the value of money as they participated in the program’s activities, but they barely noticed — they were having too much fun.

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Area performer wishes Heights had a mall
Posted: July 22, 2016

Jokia Williams, 28, performs in Harker Heights and other areas, and lives in Killeen.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Fitness center fundraiser benefits Red Cross
Posted: July 15, 2016

A fundraiser sponsored by Anytime Fitness in Harker Heights on Saturday attracted more than 40 residents, vendors and clientele of the new gym.

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Soldier enjoys giving back to community
Posted: July 15, 2016

Ronnie Russell, 40, lives in Killeen and is CEO of Texas Black Pages, serving Harker Heights and other Texas cities.

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Nolanville church celebrates Christmas in July
Posted: July 15, 2016

Christmas was celebrated in July for the third year in a row Saturday at the Nolanville First United Methodist Church.

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Professional magician Todd McKinney brings show to Heights library
Posted: July 15, 2016

Say goodbye to the same old boring card tricks, coin tricks and rope tricks. None of that was in Todd McKinney’s Marvelous Magic Show on Wednesday.

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Friday 07/08/2016
CTC Enactus team seeks applications for small-business project
Posted: July 08, 2016

The Central Texas College Enactus team is looking to assist a struggling small business and is accepting applications for its Step Up for Small Business Project. The program is designed to strengthen the foundation of a troubled business to improve its practices for long-term success and sustainability.

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Business owner finds peace in cleaning
Posted: July 08, 2016

Yomi Hardison, 43, lives in Killeen, works in Harker Heights

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Heights library visitors all abuzz about bees
Posted: July 08, 2016

Kim Lehman is no stranger to honeybees or sharing with children and adults. She is a storyteller, musician and beekeeper and even talks with smaller groups about the science of honeybees. In those classes, participants get to look at honeybees through microscopes and learn the mystical story of honey production.

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Heights library hosts kids’ version of ‘Price is Right’ TV game show
Posted: July 08, 2016

“Come on down,” shouted Lisa Youngblood, library director, to a room filled with more than 120 excited children at “Is the Price Right?” free event Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Local woman started her business for her children
Posted: July 01, 2016

Sonoma Marion, 32, lives in Killeen, is a vendor at the Harker Heights Farmers Market in Harker Heights with SMarion.

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Actor makes magic with Houdini portrayal
Posted: July 01, 2016

Always a crowd favorite, actor Duffy Hudson returned in his one-man show on the life of the great magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini at the to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library on June 24.

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CTC offers special planetarium shows July 4
Posted: July 01, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, will open at 4 p.m. Monday with a full schedule of full-dome and laser light shows.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Joe McDermott entertains large crowd
Posted: July 01, 2016

Award-winning singer and songwriter Joe McDermott took center stage at the Harker Heights Public Library / Activities Center last Wednesday and entertained more than 130 children plus 40 adults.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Heights JROTC cadets learn skills, taste military life at Fort Hood
Posted: June 24, 2016

FORT HOOD – High school students from eight Texas high schools, including Harker Heights High, learned leadership skills and tasted military life last week during the Phantom Warrior Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge at Fort Hood.

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Local woman dreams of own business
Posted: June 24, 2016

Michelle Williams, 35, lives in Killeen, helps people with computer issues in Harker Heights and surrounding areas.

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Archaeologist gives talk at Heights library
Posted: June 24, 2016

Julia Ramsey, 13, loves to play in the dirt, but to her, it’s a classroom where she can discover treasures centuries old.

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Central Texas College to offer College for Kids classes in July
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Central Texas College Continuing Education department has opened registration for its College for Kids classes to be offered in July.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Heights students have key roles in KISD’s musical ‘The Lion King’
Posted: June 17, 2016

This year’s Killeen ISD summer musical, “The Lion King,” is set for show times at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 at the Killeen High School auditorium.

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Class offers tips for defeating fire ants
Posted: June 17, 2016

Warm weather mixed with rain is fire ant season, bringing the ants above ground, where they build dirt mounds.

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Local woman works 2 jobs while at CTC
Posted: June 17, 2016

Elexus Williams, 21, lives in Harker Heights and works at JC Penney and Wal-Mart in Killeen

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Heights player, coach serve local communities
Posted: June 17, 2016

TEMPLE — Some high school coaches and athletes considered it a privilege to mix their competitive, athletic nature with a chance to serve the community and exercise Christian values.

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Friday 06/10/2016
8 KISD elementary libraries, mobile unit reaching out to children
Posted: June 10, 2016

Mixing summer reading with technology and play, eight Killeen ISD elementary libraries are reaching out this month to children and their family members.

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Local woman enjoys making people over
Posted: June 10, 2016

Latoya Thomas. 33, lives in Copperas Cove and works in Harker Heights doing two of her businesses, Landi Mari Jewelry and Accessories and Lay You Out Image Consulting.

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Library kicks off Monday Game Time event
Posted: June 10, 2016

Monday Game Time has begun at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Students pack library for end-of-school party
Posted: June 10, 2016

More than 175 Eastern Hills Middle School students turned up the level on fun at the annual End of School Year event at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Activity Center on June 2.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Student’s favorite sport is baseball
Posted: June 03, 2016

Easton Culp, 11, lives in Harker Heights and attends Union Grove Middle School in Harker Heights.

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Cavazos Elementary teacher takes Lemonade Day honors
Posted: June 03, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Cavazos Elementary School third-grade teacher LaShundamarie Reeves is teacher of the year for the community Lemonade Day entrepreneurship program.

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Heights students use their eye for design
Posted: June 03, 2016

Looking for ideas to spruce up a drab office space, the principal of Meadows Elementary School sought out some talented designers.

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Memorial Day crowd has fun in, out of water at Carl Levin Park
Posted: June 03, 2016

Good things happened in and out of the water at Carl Levin Park on Memorial Day weekend. The outdoor swimming pool opened on Saturday, drawing swimmers, floaters and sun worshipers of all ages to the pool.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Restaurant owner loves giving back
Posted: May 27, 2016

Halo Bradshaw, 40, lives in Nolanville and works at Chaos with a Vue in Harker Heights.

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Mayborn Science Theater schedules Memorial Day matinees
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater is open Monday for three afternoon Memorial Day matinee shows.

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Heights swimmers tackle rookie triathlon
Posted: May 27, 2016

Looking to strengthen their off-season workout, a large group of Harker Heights High School swim team members took on a triathlon.

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Mother-daughter team operating new restaurant in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

Contrary to its unusual name, Chaos with a Vue is a relaxed, cozy and friendly neighborhood-type small bar and restaurant that serves a diverse menu of seafood and pasta.

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Friday 05/20/2016
It’s OK to have a favorite pet; just love the other ones, too
Posted: May 20, 2016

I am emotionally invested in all of our pets, which should come as no shock to anyone who knows me or reads my columns.

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Local social worker loves to paint
Posted: May 20, 2016

Mary Cannon, 43, works at New Centre Hospice in Harker Heights and lives in Killeen.

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36 Heights, Nolanville, Belton residents among CTC grads
Posted: May 20, 2016

Central Texas College held its spring commencement ceremony today at the Bell County Expo Center. More than 450 graduates received associate degrees in science, arts, applied science as well as certificates of completion. Keynote speaker for the event was Belle Wheelan, Ph.D. and president of CTC’s accrediting body — the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Graduates also heard welcoming remarks from Brig. Gen. Rodney Fogg, commander of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Hood.

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Junior Ambassador earns top class rank
Posted: May 20, 2016

Seun Fashina, president of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors, has been selected as the valedictorian of Harker Heights High School, according to Gina Pence, president and CEO for the chamber.

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Heights library schedules reading program, related activities this summer
Posted: May 20, 2016

Get in the game and read this summer. Participate in the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library summer reading program through the summer reading club and with the related special programs and activities scheduled during the entire summer. Visit the library website at www.ci.harker-heights.tx.usor call 254-953-5491 for information.

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Skipcha team places first in KISD Elementary Science Olympiad
Posted: May 20, 2016

In celebration of discovery, exploration and everything that makes science a blast, 28 teams from Killeen ISD elementary schools competed Saturday in the district’s fifth annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

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