• January 18, 2017

Marie Rivers

Marie Rivers
  • Marie Rivers
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Marie Rivers, an Army veteran, graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Along with writing feature stories for KDHConnects, she enjoys tennis, sewing and photography. She is currently researching the Chinese language and plans to write a book about its heritage and similarities to other ancient cultures. She and her husband, Ron, have lived in Killeen since 1997.
Heights High ends summer with big bash

Last Friday, Harker Heights High School had its first Back to School Bash.

The rally, sponsored by the Rotary Club, also introduced head football coach Jerry Edwards and his family.

Belton seniors share lunch, trade stories

BELTON — Seniors in the New Beginnings support group met at Jake’s Chinese Buffet on Aug. 19 to celebrate the birthdays of Mel Groth and Rosa Hernandez, group organizer. Ten group members, including two older than 90, joined the lunch crowd and caught up for the first time since July’s meeting.

“We haven’t seen each other since a month ago, so everyone share something with the group to update us,” Hernandez said. “Tell us what has been going on in your life since we last met.”

Belton group reaches out to mourners

Senior citizens who suffer the loss of a loved one can receive comfort, sympathy and restoration at “A New Beginning,” a grief support group that meets monthly in Belton.

Rosa Hernandez started the group in 1998 and continues to moderate the meetings. Group members range in age from the mid-50s to 93 years old, she said, and all have developed a special bond of friendship.

Caregivers get tips for dealing with Alzheimer’s

A program sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association on July 11 gave family members, caregivers and medical workers useful tips and resources to help them care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The program, led by Amelia Frank, communications and program specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association, was held at Bella Sera in Copperas Cove.

Bell-ringing commemorates Fourth of July

While others were gathering with their families and headed to local lakes and rivers to celebrate Independence Day, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 in Copperas Cove conducted a bell-ringing ceremony.

“Every year the VFW and many veteran organizations have a bell-ringing ceremony to commemorate Independence Day,” said Karen Taylor, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8577.


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