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While most of us associate Valentine’s Day with a plethora of heart shaped boxes of chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries, Easter is actually the holiday where crème- filled chocolate eggs and cute chocolate rabbits draw us in the most with our tastebuds and our wallets.

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While the dancing teachers drew plenty of excitement, it was the high school cheerleaders and football players that really fired up the young crowd during a pep rally last Friday at Harker Heights Elementary School.

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As the school year accelerates its springtime descent into summer and teachers and students prepare for a little fun and rest, those in charge of hiring for school districts press into the challenge of preparing for a new year.

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Among all the other classes offered by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department is a woodcarving class for seniors. The class, offered once per week on Tuesday mornings, is open to people of all skill levels, including beginner, and can turn the simple whittling of a block of wood …

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In recognition of National Vietnam Veterans Day, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1000 last Friday hosted its second annual National Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorative Breakfast at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3892 in Harker Heights.

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Construction of the $46.1 million Stillhouse Water Treatment Plant — which will serve Harker Heights and Nolanville customers — is behind schedule because of frequent rain events, engineers said this week.

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The city of Harker Heights’ Parks and Recreation department has some great programs for people looking to get out and about, and while most are familiar with their sports programs, their programming for seniors is quite wide and varied.

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Harker Heights City Council members and city staff met Tuesday for a workshop at the Dana Peak Park’s Comanche Gap Pavilion to discuss the potential lease of the park, which is more than 600 acres of Army Corps of the Engineers property located at 3800 Comanche Gap Road.

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The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department has an adaptive sports program for children, once named Superhero Adaptive Sports and now known as Harker Heights Ability Sports, which is designed for children with special needs between the ages of 5 and 22.

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The Harker Heights Public Library has been providing fun activities for Spring Break week for kids of all ages, and Tuesday afternoon saw a new, never-before-been-done program the library called “Level Up Day.”

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The Harker Heights Police Department has announced that Sgt. Eugene Cuthbert, the 2018-19 Police Officer of the Year, will join Chief of Police Phil Gadd in receiving personal awards at the 100 Club of Texas 36th Annual Awards Banquet set for April 6 at the LINE Austin Hotel.

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As part of its spring break programming, and as an extension of Science Club, the Harker Heights Public Library and children’s librarian Amanda Hairston brought a very cool program to area children on Wednesday afternoon called “The Science of Jenga.”

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