Don and Helen Rowland’s home in Temple is filled with mementos from a life well shared for 50 years. Asian art is juxtaposed with Southwest Native American imagery and wall hangings. But the most prominent of all their collections, except maybe Don’s golf clubs, is Helen’s collection of more than 100 camels, some big, some small, some ceramic or china or stuffed toy camels — her favorite animal and a memory of her life in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she met Don, just a little more than 50 years ago.
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Rows of rooftops from new subdivisions are popping up around Killeen and Harker Heights, supplanting the farms and ranches that once marked this area. From country rustic and modern, to sleek and contemporary, there is a home style to fit every budget and fulfill a homebuyer’s wish list.
One hundred forty years after the last cattle, cowboys and chuck wagons meandered down the Chisholm Trail through Central Texas you can still find purebred longhorns grazing along the historic route. Longhorn rancher Judy Hundley is helping to preserve that legacy.
Lorrie Smith ties a brightly colored jingle apron around her waist. A fitness instructor at the Lions Club Senior Center in Killeen, she is about to guide a room full of seniors through a Zumba lesson.
Lupita Bluhm de Saldivar, her daughter Sophie, her cousin Julia MacLaughlin and friend Obdulia Cazares gather around the island in Saldivar’s kitchen for a tamalada (tamale-making party). The four women take on the role of tamaleras, people who make the tamales, and are ready to get started on a traditional Mexican food made from scratch. The tamalada is as much fun as it is work, as family members and friends all pitch in to make this annual holiday treat.
Lisa Taylor, manager of the Sammons Community Center in Temple, is putting finishing touches on plans for this year’s senior holiday dinner to be held Dec. 8 at the Frank W. Mayborn Center. Open to seniors 50 and older, this event draws up to 600 people for an evening of fellowship, dinner, dancing and games.