Thomas joins American Angus Association

Lauren Holly Thomas of Gatesville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with nearly 25,000 active adult and junior members.

Cedar Crest hospital welcomes new doctor

Dr. Shibu Kuncheriah recently joined Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton as child and adolescent medical director.

Kuncheriah received his Doctor of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He also received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Temple School of Pharmacy and graduated magna cum laude. He completed a child and adolescent fellowship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and an adult psychiatry residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Kuncheriah worked as a psychiatrist at Ohio Valley Medical Center and provided outpatient psychiatry at community mental health and wellness centers in Ohio and West Virginia. Kuncheriah is licensed in Texas and four other states.

Georgetown Rotary gifts accessible van to BiG

On Aug. 2, the Georgetown Rotary Club presented Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG) with a van featuring wheelchair capability. The Allstar Series Starcraft Bus is handicap-accessible for 14 passengers and two wheelchair slots. With a 14-passenger, handicap-accessible vehicle, BiG will be able to transport all of their participants together to a movement class once a week, to the Community Montessori School where they have their horticulture enterprise and to deliver products to the various shops and markets where they sell their BiG products.

BiG is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, providing participants the chance to grow and become empowered through three primary enterprises: horticulture, pottery and consumable goods.

Kaylor named Wingman of Choice at Air Force base

Tech. Sgt. Robert Kaylor recently was named Wingman of Choice at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.

In receiving the honor, officials said, “Kaylor has consistently demonstrated the values of a wingman as described in AFI 36-2618 Chapter 4 by filling in as the acting first sergeant for the 365th Training Squadron while the first sergeant was gone. ... Kaylor jumped into action when news of a squadron member’s family was involved in a serious vehicle accident. He immediately rallied funds to aid the family while organizing local church member’s assistance as well.”

Kaylor is the son of retired Air Force Master Sgt. Donald Kaylor and Karen Kaylor of Copperas Cove. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters and a son.

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