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 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 that specifically identifies math and science applications to the fire service as a career. Participants 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. For more information, call (254) 547-2514.

Copperas Cove Dems hold meeting

The Democrats of Copperas Cove will meet at Lil' Tex Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Following a 'dutch treat' supper and social, the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Central Texas Workforce Development Board executive director Susan Kamas is guest speaker. Please RSVP to

Cooties to visit VA hospital in Temple

The Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 13 and the Auxiliary will make their monthly VA Hospital Visit in Temple on Tuesday.

The vehicle will leave the VFW 8577 at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lex Atnip at (254) 628-0513.

Luau set for July 28 at Cove civic center

The Filipino American Association/Organization of Central Texas is throwing a luau at the Copperas Cove Civic Center from 6 p.m. to midnight July 28. Entertainment is provided by The Ply Mic Dance Group. There will be island food and entertainment. Tickets are $20 (age 11 and older) and $10 (age 10 and younger). Last chance to purchase tickets is Monday. No tickets are sold at the door.

For more information, call Edith (254) 291-6104, Norma (254) 681-0473, Erlinda (254) 289-5895 or Wayne (254) 371-7182.

Low-cost shot clinic July 29 at civic center

The Second Chance Animal Shelter in Killeen is providing a low-cost shot clinic at the Copperas Cove Civic Center on July 29. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. with shots from 9 a.m. to noon.

Services offered are Canine DHPPC, Feline FVRCP, Rabies, Feline Leukemia, Wellness Exam, Canine Influenza: $10; Canine Bordetella: $8; and microchipping: $20.

For more information, call (254) 526-6200.

Community Agency Network to meet

The Greater Coppers Cove Community Agency Network is holding its regular meeting at Grace United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. July 30.

A representative from the Department of State Health Services will be the guest speaker. All community help agencies and the general public are welcome.

For more information, call (254) 547-6753.

Senior center offers diabetes workshops

The Copperas Cove Senior Center recently launched "Better Choices, Better Health" workshops and 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, call (254) 215-0451 or (254) 215-0457 or email

TxDOT to discuss grant programs

The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss funding for the Section 5310 Elderly and Disabled Transportation Grant Program from 2:30 p.m. 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 within the Waco district, which includes Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties.

For comments, concerns or more information, call Greg S. Davis at (254) 867-2877.

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

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