An African proverb maintains it takes a village to raise a child. But what if the village itself needs rescuing? What if the village has no clean water, no opportunity for employment, no schools, no way to break the chains of poverty that have shackled generations. In the East African republic of Tanzania, one of every 16 children is an orphaned child, according to UNICEF. Three million orphans live in Tanzania today.
Women in law now have a place to call their own in Bell County with the formation of the Bell County Women’s Bar Association that meets monthly. Founded last March by criminal defense attorney Mary Beth Harrell, it is still a work in progress.
Anne Potts Jackson’s office at the Bell County Justice Center is filled with family, professional and private mementos. There are the coins she received from various military installations where she was asked to speak. An engagement photo of her and husband, Michael L. Jackson Jr. Lt. Col. USAF (retired) sits next to their wedding photo.
Associate Dean Amy Randolph-Chernis, of CTC’s Evening and Weekend College has been in Killeen for only four months. She is trying to get used to the Texas heat, which is quite different from the four seasons of Elkhart, Ind., where she was born and raised.
Walking into the paneled office of Dr. Glenda O. Barron, president of Temple College, it’s hard not to feel just a bit intimidated. For a moment, it feels like being called into the principal’s office for an unknown offense. Within moments those “déjà vu” feelings give way to a smile and firm handshake as Dr. Barron greets her guest.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a rural financing cooperative with loan specialists who understand the needs of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners because they live and work in the areas they serve. Lone Star Ag Credit has built and maintained long-standing traditions of strength, stability and service since they were established in 1917.
In 2014, Lott, Vernon & Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants (LVC), celebrates its 60th Anniversary serving the Central Texas community. With over 30 professionals and offices located in Killeen, Temple and Copperas Cove, the staff takes pride in offering clients outstanding professional accounting services. From its inception in 1954, the philosophy of LVC has revolved around the basic concept of exceptional quality and comprehensive accounting and financial services to their clients.