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Cornucopia: Trip to College Station

Cornucopia: Trip to College Station

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by: Betty Weiss

PETE and ARLYS HILLIARD made a trip to College Station a few weeks ago to see their granddaughter, Kimberly Hockenbrocht, receive her “white coat.”  Kimberly, who will begin her third year in the Texas A&M’s veterinary program, was one of about 120 students taking part in the traditional 100-year-old  “White Coat” ceremony.  Receiving the coat signifies that a student has reached the half way point in their training and will begin actual hands on treatment of animals. The ceremony was held on campus at the Rudder Theater with a reception following at the Rudder Exhibit Hall.

Kimberly’s parents, Roger and Alyson Hockenbrocht were also present for the special occasion.  Congratulations to Kimberly!

Belated congratulations to two local couples who celebrated their wedding anniversary in April:  MORRIS and PATRICIA ROBERTS were married 20 years on April 4,1996 in Austin. DENNY and JANE BARR married 34 years on April 10, 1982.

It’s April, so it must be time for the SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE presented by the Friends of the Harker Heights Stewart C. Meyer Library.  As always, there will be tables stacked with books that have been categorized as much as possible in all genres – mystery, young adults and children, history, arts & crafts, westerns, religion, politics, self-help, romance, and the list goes on.  There will also be racks of books sorted by best selling authors.  “When is your next sale?” is an often-asked question by satisfied customers every year.  And with prices so low – topping out at $1.00 – you can buy your reading material for the next six months or more.  Bring the kids, your tote bag, and come browse and buy at the big Book Sale on April 30, from 8a.m.-2p.m.

KATHY’S KITTIES in sponsoring a Red Carpet event at the VFW Post #9191 located at 307 Zephyr Road in Killeen on Saturday, April 16.  Doors will open at 7:00p.m. and tickets will sell for $5. A buffet will be served, and many activities such as: a dance contest, blackjack tournament, cake walk, door prizes, and a chance to bid on an autographed copy of the new book written by Jackson Galaxy from TV’s “My Cat from Hell.”

It’s your chance to help support the area kitties that need food, shelter, and medical care.  Albert Einstein once said that a society could be judged by the way it treats its animals.

Summer is officially just about six weeks away.  Time to unfold the road maps, tune up the car, check flight schedules, and start daydreaming about a vacation destination.  One place you may want to consider is Santa Fe, New Mexico.  With a multi-cultured population of over seventy thousand, the state’s capital is a jewel for sightseeing with glimpses into history tucked in and around most corners.  Consider staying at the Inn & Spa at Loretto and your room may be one that looks out on the Loretto Chapel, which is famous for it’s mysterious helix-shaped spiral staircase.  Visit the Santa Fe Opera House, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and the Palace of the Governors.  The Plaza in Old Town is lined with vendors selling unique pieces of jewelry and lovely artwork.  Take time to enjoy the views of the Rockies and take a spin out to Taos.

“It is good to be reminded that each of us has a different dream” – an old Native American proverb.


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