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Belton Tigers’ 2013: Pulling Together

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

Each team in Belton Athletics has a motto their team lives by during a season. The 2013 Belton Tigers Football Team is no different.

The 2013 motto is: “Pulling Together”.

What exactly is “Pulling Together”?

Paysse finishes 3rd at Texas Junior State Championships

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

When a Class 5A State Champion golfer says a golf course is tough, people tend to believe it’s true.

Belton senior Andrew Paysse was able to tame the shrew of the Ram Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin for the first two rounds, carding 72 and 69 on the Par-71 course for a one-under par lead.

2013 Senior Expo Preview

 

At the Bell County Expo Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the annual Senior Expo sponsored by the Belton Journal will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Passport to Adventure”.

 

The Senior Expo is a day for Senior Citizens to gather and have a fun time while getting tons of information that they need for free. More than 100 booths with information for seniors age 50 and up will be set up this year with a number of games and door prizes to be given away. A wellness center will be on sight to get a health screening and flu shots, which are needed every season. There will also be at least one informative seminar hosted by medical professionals.

 

Last year, the Senior Expo attracted more than 800 attendees, and this year's grand prize is a flat screen TV.

 

“This event at the Expo Center is always crucial for us seniors,” William Alexander said. “My daughter forced me to go, but I’m glad I did. It really does give a large amount of information on health related issues or things to prepare for that some of us may not know about, like cataracts and daily exercise routines to keep your body healthy or even just tips on having to move into an assisted living home. I recommend for anyone that hasn’t gone to go.”

 

Some of the information that will be available at the booths this year are: government programs seniors are eligible for, possible caregivers, daily exercise routines, senior healthcare, places for assisted living, senior centers and activities, healthy diets, travel agents for vacations and/ or cruises, eye health, patient safety for seniors, Alzheimer’s facts, jobs after retirement, and much more.

 

Booths are still available for booking, if you would like to inquire about one, call (254) 939-5754

 

The Voice of Central Texas: James Harrison

 

By Devin Corbitt

Journal Reporter

 

James Harrison was not born in Belton, but since moving here in 1971, it has certainly become his home.

James was raised in Hampton, Virginia. He joined the Army when he was 18 years old and served for three years, including a tour in Vietnam, before he was stationed in Fort Hood.

Ministry names Volunteer of the Year

 

By Christine Foster

Journal Reporter

“Helping Hands Ministry of Belton seeks to share the Gospel of Christ Jesus by providing relief and resources to every family in need in the community.”  This is Helping Hands’ vision and with 33 churches and 175 volunteers giving 23,557 volunteer hours, the ministry’s mission meets almost all their goals.

BISD school board accepts High Point Elementary during July meeting

By Christine Foster

Journal Reporter

  The July 29 meeting of the Belton school board covered a number of issues with reports from the close of last year and the projections for the coming year.  The meeting was held at the new Highpoint Elementary School and the first order of business was a tour of the facility.  Grade levels at this school are indicated by a color-coding system in the halls. 

Razorbacks finish 5th at TTAB State Playoffs

 

By Tony Adams

 Sports Editor

  The Belton Razorbacks of the Belton Youth Baseball Association finished in fifth place overall at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association 10U State Tournament held at Northam/Wilson Park in Temple.

Reigning Class 5A golf champ heading to Texas A&M

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

 Three months ago, Belton High School celebrated its third golf individual championship when Andrew Paysse captured the Class 5A State Championship with a 67-71=138.

Kantro named Officer of the Quarter

By Grayson Edds

 Managing Editor

  After a rough and trying week for law enforcement in Central Texas, Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis took the podium during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting to bring the Council a bit of good news.

Genesis Day

Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps honored in Belton

By Grayson Edds

 Managing Editor

Bang the drum and sound the horn! The Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps made a stop (or two) in Belton last week on their way to (and from) Houston and San Antonio over the weekend.

Their field production “mOZaic” incorporates – you guess it – the Wizard of Oz theme with excerpts from The Wizard of OZ: 1939 Theatrical Version, The Wizard of OZ: 2010 Andrew Lloyd Webber Adaptation, The Wiz  (1978 motion picture), Wicked (2003 Broadway production), Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dead Mau5, and Skrillex.