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Don’t pass on reading ‘Is There Life after Football?’

Don’t pass on reading ‘Is There Life after Football?’

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Your favorite player was out for most of the season.

Plant seeds of success in your garden

Plant seeds of success in your garden

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It’s Tuesday and a beautiful day outside as I write my column. I’ve been walking around in my yard, examining my flower beds, and decided to f…

Get hooked on British baking show

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While getting ready to watch the Season 5 premiere of “Downton Abbey” earlier this month, I stumbled upon the end of “The Great British Baking Show.”

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Furniture Liberty Hill TX Ledger Furniture 254 547-1027

Furniture Liberty Hill TX Ledger Furniture 254 547-1027

tel. 254-547-1027

104 E Avenue D Copperas Cove, TX 76522, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Liberty Hill, Tx loves furniture from Ledger Furniture Store. Welcome to Ledger Furniture Your Local Store for Furniture in Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Temple, Waco, Gatesville, Lampasas, Austin, Georgetown and all areas in between. Visit Ledger Furniture for all of your home and office furniture needs. We have a great selection of sectionals, recliners, entertainment centers, bedroom sets, casual and formal dining rooms, living rooms, bedding, home office furniture, pictures, art, gifts and accessories. We carry top name brands including La-z-boy, Lane, Broyhill, Pulaski, Riverside, Flexsteel, Steve Silver, Universal, Mayo, TempurPedic, Sealy, and many more. Our showroom includes a design center, with hundreds of fabric samples. We can help you design a custom piece to fit your current decor. Our design center is just one of the many reasons to visit our showroom. We are a La-z-Boy Comfort Studio with a huge selection of recliners to try. We are also a Flexsteel Gallery. If you are shopping for Waco furniture, Killeen furniture, or furniture in Temple, Gatesville or Lampasas, consider the short drive to Copperas Cove where you will find the coolest old store in Central Texas. We deliver within a 125 mile radius of Copperas Cove to Waco, Temple, Killeen, Gatesville, Lampasas, Georgetown, Harker Heights and beyond. About Ledger Furniture Your Local Store for Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Temple, Waco, Gatesville, Lampasas, Austin, and Georgetown Area Furniture Ledger Furniture opened in 1950 in a small storefront on Main and Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas. Lovett Ledger, respectfully nicknamed "Sir",  brought his young family and a truck full of furniture to Copperas Cove from nearby Florence.  We carry name brand products from quality manufacturers including Simply Amish, La-z-Boy, Broyhill, Lane, Pulaski and Riverside. We focus on presenting a selection of both traditional and contemporary furniture, and on stocking those special accessories that make a house into a home. Ledger Furniture still provides custom order service, and is proud that our staff brings expertise from years of experience and world travel. When you come in to Ledger Furniture, you'll immediately feel a homey, happy atmosphere -- we want to help you achieve your personal dream for your home. Our showroom is large enough to accommodate your distinctive taste but small enough to offer personalized service. Here is just some of what our customers say:  "Great Staff. Not only knowledgeable of products, but helpful in knowledge of area. We've just moved here and all staff was helpful and made us feel welcome. Thank You very much." - Christine & Eugene M. "Once again you have done a perfect job of finding the furniture that I wanted and treated me like royalty. You will always be My Furniture Store! The Ledger family knows how to treat people right." -  Jennifer P. "Very Competitive Prices. Excellent Customer Service. Very Good marketing and excellent advertising values to get us to purchase the product. Thanks!" - Raul S. "As a prior customer, I knew I'd come back in if we decided to get anything else. Glad we did! We got a great deal on 2 recliners. Your sales personnel, Diane, was great! A special thanks to your delivery men. They were nice and very careful of  our doorways, and explained some of the features of the recliners. Thank You!!" - Herb & Ellie W.   We Live Here!! We Shop our Town!!

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It's About Time | 254-554-2421| Killeen

It's About Time | 254-554-2421| Killeen

1705 Florence Rd , Killeen, TX 76541

Tax Preparer Harker Heights, TX 254-432-5724 Derland Bahr CPA

Tax Preparer Harker Heights, TX 254-432-5724 De…

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581 Pan American Dr., Site 7, Harker Heights, TX 76548

Derland G. Bahr, CPA is a full fledged CPA firm that offers Tax, Accounting, and Payroll Services.  Derland has worked for CPA firms since March 2007, where he specialized in tax services for individuals and businesses, as well as bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses.  He decided to launch his own business in 2014 in order to provide cost efficient and professional service to individuals and businesses.  The firm is built around three central tenets: professional service, reasonable prices, and quick turnaround. Derland received an MBA (with an emphasis in Accounting) from Midwestern State University in December 2006, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA.  He received CPA certification with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in the Summer of 2009. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in ministry from Abilene Christian University.  Before going to work in accounting, he was a minister for nine years in Archer City, TX from 1998 to 2007.  He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1990. He, his wife, and his four children live in Harker Heights. We would love to have an opportunity to meet with you and see what we can do for you.  Please call to set up a free initial consultation at 254-432-5724.

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Editorials / Letters to the Editor

Heights reader says next president should be former military leader

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Reader says French cartoonists must learn free speech is not absolute

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Countywide tax not best way to fund expansion of Expo Center

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Two percent may seem like a small figure, but it’s looming large for Bell County officials.

Briefs

Information sought in Belton homicide

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BELTON — Crime Stoppers and the police department are asking for the public’s help to solve a case involving the Dec. 19 death of John Hayes H…

Wet roads, speeding drivers cause accidents

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BRUCEVILLE-EDDY — A string of accidents Thursday morning on Interstate 35 near mile marker 318 in McLennan County not only delayed traffic but…

Quick action after knife reported in Cove school

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COPPERAS COVE — Once the district became aware of a weapon on campus Wednesday, school officials took quick action to address the issue and no…

Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria's biggest city, dozens killed and wounded

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria's biggest city, dozens killed and wounded.

Mosul strikes are start of new effort against Islamic State

Mosul strikes are start of new effort against Islamic State

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An uptick in airstrikes in northern Iraq this past week marks the beginning of a broader effort to disrupt Islamic State sup…

Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Army's tools for identifying troubled soldiers would not have flagged the man who shot to death three people and …

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged o…

Sri Lanka's once-powerful ex-president faces backlash

Sri Lanka's once-powerful ex-president faces backlash

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Their friends have deserted them. Their houses have been raided. Their power — near-absolute on this island nation j…

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultra…

Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, verse…

ICC lawyer, activists accuse Nigeria's Buhari of violence

ICC lawyer, activists accuse Nigeria's Buhari of violence

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Dutch lawyer at the International Criminal Court and Nigerian rights activists said Thursday they have evidence showing …

AP sources: US not sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen

AP sources: US not sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chaos in Yemen is adding yet another challenge to President Barack Obama's drive to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, with ad…

Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

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PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen.

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration ov…

Pelosi: Boehner invite to Netanyahu inappropriate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the House Democrats said Thursday that Republican Speaker John Boehner blundered when he invited Israeli Prime…

Gun maker gets Newtown lawsuit moved to federal court

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to feder…

A legacy remembered, continued: Speaker emphasizes importance of perseverance

A legacy remembered, continued: Speaker emphasizes importance of perseverance

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The adversity against Martin Luther King Jr. came in many forms, said Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard, the guest speaker at Thursday’s observance o…

$850M investment in infrastructure across post

$850M investment in infrastructure across post

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The Army may be tightening the budget, but its continued investment in Fort Hood is clear just in the number of construction projects underway…

Marriage hard work no matter the time period

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Last week, I had the honor and the privilege to interview a lovely Temple couple — Keifer and Sammie Marshall — who have been married 67 years…

What's Happening at Fort Hood

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Through April 15

Fort Hood continues with Memorial Park upgrades near III Corps Headquarters

Fort Hood continues with Memorial Park upgrades near III Corps Headquarters

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Fort Hood’s Directorate of Public Works continued renovations to Memorial Park this year.

John Hopkins' scientists get a look at vets’ brain injuries

John Hopkins' scientists get a look at vets’ brain injuries

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Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered what a traumatic brain injury suffered by a quarter-million combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan l…

U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty

U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty

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TUBMANBURG, Liberia — Near the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vas…

Living

Sundance doc 'Hot Girls Wanted' explores amateur porn

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Teen" is the most searched term in online pornography, and thousands of young people enter the amateur porn industry e…

Sundance First Look: 'When Harry Met Sally' with a twist

Sundance First Look: 'When Harry Met Sally' with a twist

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — At the Saturday night premiere of her sexy, very funny and surprisingly sweet comedy, "Sleeping with Other People," dir…

'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.

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Lisa Youngblood

Lisa Youngblood

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Lisa Youngblood, library director at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, uses "Hank the Cowdog" puppet to demonstrate how puppets can be used as an outlet for children during a Puppets in Education workshop at the library on Saturday, January 24, 2015. on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Kim Trott makes a puppet

Kim Trott makes a puppet

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Kim Trotter, a lead teacher at Clear Creek Child Development Center, makes stick puppets during the Puppets in Education Workshop held at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Puppets in Education Workshop

Puppets in Education Workshop

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Attendees participate during the Puppets in Education workshop at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Woman of Distinction

Woman of Distinction

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From left, Julia Arnold, resource development executive for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and Sherry Hoffpauir present flowers and an invitation to Monica Hull, director of business development for the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation, to a March 12 banquet at Central Texas College where Hull will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for selfless service and as a role model to girls by the Girl Scouts. Hull was honored Thursday’s Cove EDC regular meeting.

Cove Relay For Life

Cove Relay For Life

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Mandy Oster, youth ambassador for the Copperas Cove Relay For Life committee, reviews handouts to give out at the Relay For Life kickoff Saturday at the Copperas Cove Public Library meeting room. Relay committee members and representatives from the American Cancer Society were on hand to promote the relay and register teams.

Seed swap at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library

Seed swap at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Pu…

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Zoe Rascoe, with the Central Texas Master Naturalist group, shares information Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, with Zoe Geringer, a 5-year-old Killeen resident, during the seed swap at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

Rugby at A&M-Central Texas

Rugby at A&M-Central Texas

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Ruggers Capt. Rick Briggs Jr., one of the members of Texas A&M-Central Texas's team, and Amitan Rubin, a member of the Fort Hood Rugby Club, show their support at Thursday's news conference.

Rugby at A&M-Central Texas

Rugby at A&M-Central Texas

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Steve Hanik, second left, CenturyLink's regional market development in Killeen presents $15,000 to Texas A&M University Central Texas staff to be used to get its rugby team off the ground.