Purple Heart City

The city is now the first city in Bell County — and the fourth in the state — to bear the Purple Heart City designation. Mayor Mike Aycock presented Earl Williams, commander of Chapter 1876 Military Order of the Purple Heart, his wife Doris Williams, president of the ladies auxiliary, and John Footman, former state commander of Texas, with a proclamation on Tuesday officially making the city a Purple Heart City.

Closed for the holiday

Harker Heights and Nolanville city halls and offices will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday.

Nolanville road closures

Avenue H from Main Street to 10th Street will be reconstructed to a curb and gutter road. The rehabilitation of Avenue H will improve drainage, include a sidewalk and add some new lighting. Avenue H from Main Street to 10th Street will be closed to through traffic. Residents who live off of Avenue H between Main Street and 10th Street will be allowed access to their homes. Signage and a detour route will be set up to direct traffic around the 439 Spur to 439 and back down 10th Street.

Class explains downfalls of New Year’s resolutions

BarBara ‘BB’ Crawford is offering a free class, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. today at Heritage Park Fitness where she will discuss saying no to New Year’s resolutions and will help attendees to create systems to achieve their desired results in 2014 instead. Learn the easy Simple Solutions tools to no longer be held emotionally hostage by stress, guilt, frustration, and regret. Call 949-933-0915.

Holistic Health Fair set for Saturday at library

Start the new year off right by visiting the Holistic Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, 400 Indian Trail. Attendees will gain information on holistic wellness options available in the community. Call 254-953-5491.

MLK community breakfast on Monday

The Harker Heights Community Church will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast at 10 a.m. on Monday. The breakfast will feature a discussion about Dr. King’s legacy and what it means today. The event is a free and open to the public. The church is located at 202 East Beeline Lane in Harker Heights. Call 254-


College prep class to help teens, parents

High school teens and parents are encouraged to start getting ready for college now. The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail, is having a free college prep class to help prospective college students find free money, build resumes and improve test scores from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Space is limited. Call 254-953-5491 or register at the library.

Bill Kozlik ’s retirement reception

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend retirement reception for outgoing Chamber President Bill Kozlik, 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Church Parish Hall located in Harker Heights. Serving as president more than 15 years, Kozlik is leaving the chamber after adding more than 600 members and implementing numerous programs. His last day is Jan. 31.

Seed swap Jan. 25

Bring clearly labeled seeds, bulbs or plant cuttings (no hybrid seeds) and swap with a neighbor from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. This opportunity will allow the average gardener to create a beautiful garden this spring. There will be activities for the children and local area businesses present. Call Sarah Mylcraine at 254-953-5466 or email smylcraine@ci.harker-heights.tx.us

Workshop for families of inmates

The Killeen chapter of the Texas Inmate Families Association will present their first Parole Packet Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at American Legion Post 223, 208 South Park St. in Killeen.

The workshop will provide information about the parole process and the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, workbook and parole packet example. Cost is $50 for members or $85 for nonmembers, which includes membership. The organization strengthens families through support, education and advocacy. To register, go to www.tifa.org or call 512-371-0900.

Yoga retreat promotes balance, heart health

During a heart healthy escape from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 1, participants will find balance and strength through yoga and will also enjoy a vegetarian meal. This short retreat will leave attendees feeling refreshed and renewed. Please bring a yoga mat, water and wear comfortable clothes. Register at the Harker Heights Stewart C. Meyer Public Library or call 254-953-5491.

Families can celebrate at annual Valentine’s dance

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. Families will enjoy dancing, snacks and activities. For more information call 254-953-5435.

Classical guitarist to perform Feb. 28

Renowned for his musical commitment and grace, award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher brings his subtle artistry to Harker Heights Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

AARP Smart Driver  Program on Tuesday

The Belton Senior Activity Center will be sponsoring the AARP Smart Driver Program from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class size will be limited to 20. Attendees must bring their AARP membership card and driver’s license when they report at 11:45 a.m. to complete paperwork for the class. The Belton Senior Activity Center is located at 842 S. Mitchell Street, Belton, Texas.

Compiled by Vanessa Lynch

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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