Walmart to host blood drive today

The Copperas Cove Walmart hosts a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. today in the parking lot on the bus.

All donors will receive a $3 coupon to Casa Ole.

Carter Blood Care is offering blood donors a pint of Blue Bell ice cream. Donors who give blood in July can go to the great rewards page on Prizes include a bed and breakfast getaway to Brenham and a year's supply of Blue Bell ice cream.

Potential blood donors can volunteer at age 16 with a parent's consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit.

All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and present a photo ID each time. Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Carter Blood Care at (800) 366-2834 or

Church plans Gospel Music Jamboree

Robertson Avenue Baptist Church will host a Gospel Music Jamboree from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

If you are a singer or have a group who would like to share their gospel music, call Tommy Clark at (254) 289-3155 or the church office at (254) 547-3155.

The church is at 305 E. Robertson Ave. in Copperas Cove.

Meeting set about transportation needs

The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting to discuss funding for the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Grant Program from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 31 at TxDOT's Waco District Complex in the Operations building conference room, 100 S. Loop Drive in Waco.

The focus of the meeting will be on transportation needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities in the district. This area includes the counties of Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Limestone and McLennan. For comments or more information, call Greg S. Davis at (254) 867-2877.

Senior center offers diabetes workshops

The Copperas Cove Senior Center offers free diabetes self-management classes from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Copperas Cove Senior Center is at 1012 North Drive. To sign up or for more information, contact patient engagement and safety research at (254) 215-0451 or (254) 215-0457 or

Crime Stoppers pays for tips

Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes. All callers will remain anonymous.

For more information, call (254) 547-1111 or go to

Legal aid interviews set for Wednesday

Representatives from Lone Star Legal Aid will interview clients from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Coryell County Annex, 205 S. Seventh St., Gatesville. This is a free service for representation of low-income residents of Coryell County in civil legal matters. Potential clients are asked to schedule appointments.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (254) 939-5773, extension 2134, or email

Holy Family church plans car wash

The Youth Ministry Program of Holy Family Catholic Church will have a World Youth Day fundraiser car wash in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28. The cost is by donation only.

Teens are raising money to visit Brazil next summer.

The church is at 1001 Georgetown Road in Copperas Cove.

Republican club meets Thursday

The Republican Club of Coryell County meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Copperas Cove Public Library, 501 S. Main St. The club will host a candidate forum for the upcoming 25th Congressional District runoff race. Wes Riddle and Roger Williams will attend. A meet-and-greet starts at 6 p.m., followed by the forum at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Bob Adams at (254) 216-0318.

Fire department planning free camp

The Copperas Cove Fire Department is looking for girls and boys entering the eighth grade to attend the department's annual Mentoring Industrious Minds & Educating Students camp. The free camp is from July 30 to Aug. 3. Applications are available at the Central Fire Station, 415 S. Main St.

The camp is a weeklong, job-related mentoring program. The program specifically identifies math and science applications to the fire service as a career, hoping to spark student interest in these academics.

Kids also learn how to extinguish a fire using a portable extinguisher, how to provide basic first aid, how to save themselves and others in a smoke-filled building and participate in several hands-on projects such as hose streams, breathing apparatus, and search and rescue drills.

For more information, call (254) 547-2514.

To submit items for Community Briefs, email or call (254) 501-7470. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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