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Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 12:00 pm

Support the fight against cancer at the Community Market from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the Killeen Special Events Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

The Shine Team Garage Sale has a new name this year, but the event is still focused on raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Vendor space is available for $40 for clubs, organizations and small businesses who want to sell goods and support the cause. Items also are needed for the garage sale and this year's auction.

The Shine Team has a truck at 601 E Farm-to-Market 2410 (corner of Wampum and FM 2410 at the light) in Harker Heights to take donations. Drop off gently used valuables so that they can be sold to advance the fight against cancer. Please, no mattresses, large appliances or junk.

All money raised by the Shine Team during the Community Market will go to the 2012 Relay For Life and The Robert S. Love Foundation "Love Cures."

For more information, call the Shine Team Realtors at (254) 690-4321.

College hosts blood drive on Thursday

Texas A&M University-Central Texas is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with its Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Carter BloodCare bus will be in the parking lot at 1901 S. Clear Creek Road in Killeen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Geneice Nichols at (254) 519-5496.

Potential blood donors can be 16 with a parent's consent; those 17 and older can give independently. There is no upper age limit for giving. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID. It's also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood. For more information about donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call Carter BloodCare at (800) 366-2834 or go to carterbloodcare.org.

College hosts golf tournament April 27

Entries are being accepted for the 20th annual Jim and Lois Anderson CTC Foundation Golf Tournament sponsored by VALIC. The four-person scramble starts at 9 a.m. April 27 at the Courses at Clear Creek at Fort Hood. Entry fee is $80 per person or $320 per team and includes green fees, cart, lunch and two mulligans. Entry is limited to the first 25 teams and the deadline is April 19. Teams/players registering early will receive access passes to Fort Hood. Those registering later will have to pick up their access pass at the Fort Hood Welcome Center at the main gate.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Iraqi Freedom Endowed Scholarship Fund. Entry forms and more information are available at the CTC Foundation office (Bldg. 108) or by calling 526-1662.

Speech team open house today at CTC

The Central Texas College Speech Team will hold its annual "Night Before Nationals" open rehearsal at 6 p.m. today as it prepares for the 2012 Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament later this month.

The event will be in the CTC library and is free and open to the public. Student speakers will perform pieces in the various competition categories, including extemporaneous speaking, limited prepared speaking, prose interpretation and public address.

Missing boy's body found in pond

CLEVELAND - Authorities said a missing toddler whose disappearance launched a four-day search in the woods and dangerous bayous near Houston was found dead.

Liberty County spokesman Rex Evans said the death of 2-year-old Devon Davis appears accidental.

The boy's body was found Saturday in an algae-covered pond about 300 yards from the home where the Davis family moved just two weeks ago.

Investigators said April Davis told them she put her son down for a nap Tuesday before going to sleep herself. She awoke to find the front door open and Devon gone.

Evans told the Houston Chronicle the family had just driven from Virginia and was probably exhausted.

The search for the toddler included about 100 people and sharpshooters to protect them from alligators and snakes prowling the area.

Southwest Airlines evacuates airport

DALLAS - A Southwest Airlines spokesman said a suspicious device found on an airplane caused Dallas Love Field to be evacuated for nearly an hour before authorities determined it was a false alarm.

Paul Flaningan said Sunday a Southwest crew member found the device on an empty plane getting ready to fly to Amarillo. Flaningan said he didn't know what the device was but that the owner came back to retrieve it.

Flaningan said Love Field was closed for nearly 45 minutes before the airport was up and running again Sunday afternoon.

- Herald staff, wire reports

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