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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Harley Davidson exhibit coming to Bell County Museum

By Lindsay Starr Platt
Evening Star

County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows introduced Michelle Mears the interim director of Bell County Museum who presented the 2016 Annual Bell County Museum Report.
“Bell County Museum is doing well. We reach a lot of people, especially kids. We had 11,075 visitors this year which was up from the 10,796 visitors we had last year,” said Mears. “It is a wonderful museum. Hopefully, by the end of February, we will have a new director. We plan to have eight exhibits this year. We will have two exhibits on World War Two this year and another in 2018. We will have a Harley-Davidson exhibit opening on March 28. We will be working with the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee and our local Horny Toad dealership. We will be looking for community members to loan antique Harley-Davidson bikes for the exhibit.”
The commissioners approved the report from Mears. Judge Burrows joked that the Harley-Davidson exhibit might bring a different crowd to the museum.
Commissioners also approved a contract with Kiser Arena Specialists in the amount of $10,000.00. Kiser will provide consultation on the special arena dirt to be used in the new warm-up and performance arena areas of the Expo Livestock/Equestrian Facility in the expansion.
Commissioners authorized Killeen Crushed Stone as the primary vendor and Superior Crushed Stone as the secondary vendor for Base Material for the Road & Bridge Department.
The County Auditor was authorized by the commissioners to advertise for Aggregate for the Road & Bridge Department
The county commissioners met for a workshop following the regular meeting. Regular agenda items were discussed at the workshop as well as the mention of upcoming county events.
Upcoming events for the county that were mentioned at the workshop included:
Belton Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at Bell County Expo Center at 6 p.m. on January 12.
Dedication of the Historical Marker for the Cora Anderson Building of the Bell County Public Health District will be held on January 20 at 10 a.m. at 509 South 9th Street in Temple.
Temple Chamber of Commerce will host a Salute to Business Dinner, with Senator John Cornyn on January 27 at the Frank Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. The event will begin with a social at 5:45 p.m. and the dinner will be at 7 p.m.


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