VFW FISH FRY JAN. 10 TO BENEFIT YOUTH FAIR
VFW Post 3278 and Auxiliary will hold a fish fry fundraiser to benefit the Brown County Youth Fair from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at VFW Post 3278, located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood. The meal will consist of fried fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, beans and relish at $10 a plate. Advance orders can be made by calling the VFW at 325-646-8113. Please call prior to Friday. Delivery will be available in the Brownwood and Early areas beginning at 10:30 a.m. or you are welcome to come to the Post and have lunch. For delivery of meals please call 325-646-8113.
HILL KADING TO SPEAK AT BCRW MEETING JAN. 10
The Brown County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Brownwood Country Club. Guest speakers will be Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill and City of Brownwood Chief of Police Ed Kading, who will discuss how the Brownwood Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Department continue to work together to help reduce crime in our community, budgets and how unfunded mandates effect the budgets. Brown County Republican Women’s Club 2020 Officers will also be installed during the meeting by Robert Porter, Brown County Republican Party Chair. The 2020 Officers are: Amy Seymour, President; Cheryl Jones, Vice-President; Kelsey Martin, Secretary; and Joyce Leidig, Treasurer. You do not have to be a member to attend. Cost of the luncheon is $14 per person to be paid at the door. Please RSVP Dianne Fryar at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 325-642-2705 by Wednesday, Jan. 8.
DOLLAR GENERAL GRAND OPENING IN EARLY JAN. 11
The Early Chamber of Commerce will welcome Dollar General to Early as it invites the public to attend the grand opening event this Saturday, Jan. 11. There will be ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. with free giveaways to the first 200 customers. Dollar General will also be giving away a total of 50 gift cards ($10 amounts) and a hot dog lunch to be served at 11 a.m.
WITSOC MEETING AT FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP CHURCH JAN. 12
At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Freedom Fellowship Church in Early, Walking in the Shadow of Christ, Inc. (WITSOC) is having a group meeting for all veterans, spouses, children, grandchildren, families and close friends so that they may understand the veteran. WITSOC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps veterans with PTSD, TBI and any other traumatic event that happened while they were serving our country. For more information, call Floyd Dale Stearns (325-430-8815), Chandra Stearns (325-430-9258), Ron Clemons (325-646-3436) or Larry Pullin (325-642-0579).
CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY BAND REHEARSALS BEGIN AT HPU JAN. 13
The Central Texas Community Concert Band will begin rehearsing for the spring 2020 season on Monday, January 13. Rehearsals will be held at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Complex on Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The band is composed of local high school students, college students, area musicians and older adults who still have the desire to play and make music. Frank Nelson, assistant professor of music and director of bands at HPU, will lead the group along with several guest conductors from the area. The HPU Davidson Music Complex is located on the Howard Payne University campus. For more information, contact Nelson at 325-649-8502 or email@example.com.
CENTEX SOCCER REGISTRATION ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 22
Registration for the spring season of the Centex Soccer Association is ongoing through Jan. 22. The season will take place from Feb. 18 through April 18. The registration fee is $45 for the first child, $40 for the second, and $35 for each additional child. All registrations after Jan. 22 will require an additional $15 late fee. The draft will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the fair barns. For more information, text Jessica Alvarado at 830-719-6660.
BROWNWOOD'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS SET FOR JAN. 24
Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes will give his annual State of the City address at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, Jan. 24. The luncheon will take place at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $16 per person and includes lunch. Mayor Haynes will recap the city happenings for 2019 and will talk about upcoming projects for the new year. The luncheon is open to the general public. Reservations are required and payment can be made in advance at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or at the door. Register by calling the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or go online at BrownwoodChamber.org.
KEEP BROWNWOOD BEAUTIFUL SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS
Keep Brownwood Beautiful (KBB) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower the citizens of Brownwood through education and participation to take responsibility for their community environment. KBB operates with a Board of Directors, one part-time paid coordinator and volunteers. In order to continue serving Brownwood, KBB needs Board Members. Without a functioning Board of Directors, KBB will need to stop their many community programs. This is where you come in! If you have an interest in continuing to make Brownwood and surrounding areas a healthier and more vibrant place to live, please go to our website, www.kbbtx.org, and review what the responsibilities are as a board member.
BRMC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Do you seek opportunities to help others? Do you have a loving and giving heart? If so, you are needed! Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers are looking for both men and women to assist patients and families in seven different areas of the hospital. You would then be trained in any area you choose. If you are interest in becoming a Volunteer, please call Andrea Lee, 325-649-3392.