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Family sets up garage sale to help Moore

 

By Grayson Edds

 

Managing Editor

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, the Journal ran an article about Danielle Fuchs, 12, who was so touched by the tragedy in Moore, Okla., that she insisted on seeing it herself and then made a resolution to raise money to help those affected. She set a goal of $2,000 and set out going door to door in Belton neighborhoods asking for donations. But she didn’t stop there. She has also hosted raffles for donated items from businesses around town that found her heart and her goal worthwhile. She sold tickets for drawings including Scentsy items, dinner for 20 and about 30 other prizes. She set up a table at Market Days with her mother, Shauna, who makes and sells her own line of jewelry.

MPR City Council retreats, devises plan

By David Tuma

Publisher

City council members of Morgan’s Point Resort went on a retreat at Summers Mill recently. They spent Friday night and all day Saturday learning about themselves and each other and came up with a prioritized list of needs for the community.

Parks & Recs Department hosts disc golf tournament

 

By Christine Foster

 

Journal Reporter

 

 

What do you do on a beautiful, breezy Saturday morning at Heritage Park in Belton? If you’re a disc golfer, you sign up for Belton’s second tournament this year; and that’s exactly what 57 competitors did on Saturday.  The organizers of this event are hoping that a permanent disc golf facility will be built in Belton.

RWYC, TxDOT settle for property

By Grayson Edds

Managing Editor

The Ralph Wilson Youth Club’s court date on Friday revealed a settlement between RWYC and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on seven of the 11 acres that the existing RWYC sits on. The remaining land will be RWYC’s to dispose of.

“We reached an agreement with them and we’re excited about that,” said Charlie Kimmey.

Sheds Onsite builds reputation for broken promises

Special to the Journal

BBB has received numerous complaints about a Central Texas builder named Jay Curtis Slayton. His small building construction business is known as Sheds On Site, but the promised structures are often nowhere in sight after he receives customers’ money.

Unique marketing idea brings shoppers downtown

By David Tuma

Publisher

It wasn’t that long ago that local retail business in Downtown Belton did not exist other than Vintage Daze and Cochran, Blair & Potts. Small businesses pay the bills nationwide and locally and there just wasn’t a lot Belton had to offer. Belton has always been a great place to live, just, at times, since the 1980s not the greatest place to run a successful business.

Buddy Ball summer season in final stages

By Broden O’Banon

Sports Writer

The 2013 First Baptist Belton Buddy Ball season’s fourth week was full of great anticipation and sportsmanship.

The players from all six teams helped to encourage not only players that were teammates, but opponents as well. The first two games featured the four teams of younger players coming out full of energy and eager to play.

Impressive summer workout numbers key topic at BAAC

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

The impressive summer workout participation numbers were one of the highlights of the Belton Athletic Advisory Council Meeting held Monday night at South Belton Middle School.

Belton athletic director Rodney Southern informed the attendees at the meeting that in the six weeks of summer workouts overseen by the Belton coaching staff, the program averaged 278 athletes a day during the period. Of the 278 participants, 77 of those were female athletes.

Lady Tigers volleyball ready for strong 2013

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

The Belton Lady Tigers volleyball started their preseason camps on Monday in preparation for a pair of weekend scrimmages and Monday evening regular season, non-district game against Round Rock Stony Point at Tiger Gym.

Belton head coach Stacy Meyers returns for her second season at the helm, following her assumption of a 2011 squad that won a single game in district and five for the season to finish last season in the top four of the District 8-5A mix in 2012.

Shadrick trio give strong efforts at AAU Nationals

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

  The Shadrick family traveled to Michigan for the 2013 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics. The cold and rainy Michigan weather hampered many performances, but there were many to speak of.

 The event took place at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, a suburb of Detroit.

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