Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Welcome Council plans a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Morning Star Management, 4201 W. Stan Schlueter Loop. Support for this new chamber member is encouraged by either attending the event in person or online by viewing a Facebook Live stream. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Buckley plans update

State Rep. Dr. Brad Buckley is scheduled to present a legislative update during a Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. For more information, contact the chamber.

Harker Heights food, wine event coming up

Just around the corner is the 11th annual Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Festival at Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. FM 2410. From 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, the park is to be filled with chefs, food vendors, wine and beer makers offering taste treats and culture from around the world, along with dozens of Texas wines and craft beer, and live musical entertainment. Visit http://www.hhfoodandwine.comfor more information.

Vista College offering two new programs in response to growing demands

Vista College, which has a campus in Killeen, has opened enrollment for two new online degree programs: Associate of Applied Science for Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist, and Associate of Applied Science for Medical Administrative Assistant.

The online Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist program is designed to provide instruction in the basic requirements and practices needed to accurately compute and maintain records and reports related to general ledger, accounts payable, receivables, distribution of wages, and employee benefits, along with skills that focus on professionalism, communication, and problem-solving. Graduates may find entry-level employment in bookkeeping or financial clerking. These positions could involve working with the government, accounting firms, business offices, or financial companies. Program graduates are prepared to take the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Uniform Payroll Certification exam, leading to the Payroll Certification designation.

The new Associate of Applied Science Degree for Medical Administrative Assistant is a program focused on front-office duties and administrative functions within healthcare organizations. The program provides a combination of academic theory and technical skills that are necessary for today’s medical office environment, along with an emphasis on professionalism, patient relations, critical thinking, adherence to the ethical and legal requirements of a medical practice, and proper communications skills. For more information, go to, or call 1-866-442-4197.

Temple College offering six healthcare-related courses this fall

The Temple College Business and Continuing Education Division is now taking registrations for six healthcare-related courses to be offered this fall: Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Billing & Coding, Phlebotomy Technician, Dietary Management, EKG Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant.

A Certified Nurse Aide course will be offered Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 24 and continuing through Dec. 14. The course fee is $929.

Medical Billing & Coding will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 26, and ending Jan. 13, 2020. The fee for this course is $2,139.

A Phlebotomy Technician course will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 to 9:15 p.m. beginning Aug. 26 and ending Dec. 2. The fee for this course is $1,829.

Part one of a three-part Dietary Management program will be offered Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4 and 18. This program meets regulatory requirements for training of food service supervisors in nursing facilities and provides the ServSafe Food Safety Certification. The fee for this course is $280.

An EKG Technician course will be offered Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 14 and ending Dec. 14. The fee for this course is $1,845. Clinical Medical Assistant will be offered Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 28 and ending Feb. 29, 2020. The fee for this course is $2,895.

All classes will be in Berry Hall on the Temple College campus in Temple. For more information, or to register, call 254-298-8625 or visit

Stonetree Golf Clubs hosting fundraiser for new teen mentoring and sports program

Sponsors, donations, and players are being sought for the first-ever ImPossible Golf Invitational, set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Stonetree Golf Club in Killeen. Vantonio Fraley, executive director for ImPossible Paradigm Shifters Youth Mentoring & Sports, says the golf tournament is designed to raise funding to open a teen center and community sports program. “We feel (this) will reduce violence, allow more teens to compete in sports, provide them a safe place, and give them additional positive support away from home,” Fraley says. ImPossible (I am Possible) is a teen mentoring and sports organization serving the teens of Harker Heights, Ft. Hood and Killeensince 2016. . Education, entrepreneurship, and sports are the foundation of ImPossible, with teens offered training classes on jobs creation and such 21stcentury jobskills as coding, e-commerce, website building, etc. For more information, e-mail, or contact Van Fraley at 254-534-8387.

Belton Chamber of Commerce monthly events

Chamber Coffee Connection, the last Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Belton Chamber of Commerce office, 412 E. Central Ave. Enjoy coffee and meet new people while learning about what is going on in the community.

Shakers & Stirrers – High-Speed Networking Lunch, the third Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a different business location each month. Have lunch, meet new people and business connections, and play networking games. Registration for this event is required. Contact the Chamber for more information.

Business After Hours, the first Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m., at a different business location each month. Network and mingle with other like-minded people in a relaxed environment after hours. Contact the Chamber for details on this event.

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