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If the numbers from previous years are any indication, several thousand area residents are set to visit the First United Methodist Church’s 11th annual Pumpkin Patch before it closes for the year on Halloween. Several hundred people have already visited just during the opening weekend, and t…

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The Killeen/Fort Hood area may finally felt fall temperatures when a cold front moved through the area early last week and temperatures this week should remain relatively low, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive $773.1 million in sales tax allocations in October, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

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New car sale numbers in Bell County continue to lag when compared to last year’s numbers, according to September's Freeman Auto Report.

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The Killeen school district superintendent made a surprise announcement about plans to seek another taxpayer-funded school bond while the district is still spending $426 million from the 2018 voter-approved bonds.

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Temple is expected to receive $1.92 million in sales tax revenue in October. Belton, one of several Central Texas cities in Central Texas to post double-digit percentage point increases compared to this time frame last year, will receive $488,561, a significant 12.40 percent increase from last October’s allocations.

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The Fall Festival for Children with Special Needs and Their Families is in its ninth year and going strong.

The 2019 event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Central Texas Christian School, 4141 W. FM 93, Temple.

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A special “send off” for Temple Police Chief Floyd Mitchell is planned 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Temple Independent School District Administration Building’s board room.

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The jury trial for Coby Sebesta, accused of murder, is scheduled for Dec. 2.

Sebesta, 25, of Waco is charged with strangling and killing his uncle, Mark Sebesta, 59, of Temple.

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Superhero caregivers will be celebrated at the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas’ third annual Caregiver event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Central Texas Council on Governments, 2180 N. Main St., Belton.

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The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas, the designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Bell County, will be available to meet with Medicare beneficiaries concerning health and prescription drug plan options for 2020.

Trained and certified benefits counselors will be available on a walk-in basis only from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29; and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 in Conference Room D9, Central Texas Council of Governments building, 2180 N. Main St., Belton.

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 The Milam County Triad Senior Expo will be 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday , Oct. 16, at the Rockdale KC Hall, U.S. Highway 79, 655 Texas St.

The Senior Expo is designed to showcase how businesses, organizations and community-based agencies make Milam County a “Senior Friendly” place to live.

With more than 45 vendors, attendees can pick up information on nutrition and fitness, housing, pharmaceuticals and volunteer opportunities, as well as learning about retirement communities, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, Medicare, Medicaid, wellness and prevention, and much more.

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No one is more interested in the well being of an individual than themselves. That holds true for physical and mental health, financial and social health, as well.

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Twelve local chili cooks gathered Saturday at the Killeen Community Center, not only to compete for best chili, but to help raise money for the Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity.

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The Central Texas College Continuing Education department is offering two classes aimed to enhance the success of business owners and customer service providers. The first is a one-day class entitled Presentations That Work and What Not to Do. It is beneficial to both the business community …

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The Central Texas College Nursing and Allied Health department is currently accepting applications for its evening/weekend Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 12 so students can attend the pre-admission session in February. Two program pre-requisites must…

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LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY — A teacher at Academy Elementary School was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, Superintendent Billy Harlan confirmed Friday.

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive in Killeen Monday to examine the Killeen Police Department’s administration, personnel, operations and support services.

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While the cool temperatures and added moisture are much appreciated, the cold front that arrived in the wee hours on Friday resulted in some changes in United Way Day of Caring projects.