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The Cochlear Booth

On September 24th, the Belton Expo Center will be holding the 2013 Senior Expo.
The Senior Expo has a large variety of booths set up throughout the center, all of them offering information for senior citizens regarding, healthcare, assisted living options, insurance, senior activity centers, and more. Amongst those booths is Cochlear. One in three people over the age of 65 have hearing loss that hearing aids can’t help with. Cochlear is a manufacturer of implantable hearing solutions when hearing aids are no longer enough. Cochlear implants are implanted into the inner ear where the nerve deafness occurs, and provides direct electrical stimulation to the auditory nerve. It delivers sound in a way that mirrors the natural hearing process.

Grant received for 9th Ave. bridge project

By Grayson Edds

 Managing Editor

The City of Belton was proud to announce the receipt of a $1.25 million grant from TxDOT last week.

 The grant will assist in the 9th Ave. bridge project, which will help to relieve traffic congestion on Main St.

 “We’re halfway there,” said City of Belton’s Public Information Officer Paul Romer. “The grant is going to pay for the hike and bike trails across it.”

2013 marks centennial of tragic flood

By Christine Foster

 Journal Reporter

  On Dec. 2, 1913, Nolan Creek flooded. Evidently, the river’s rising waters were not a concern to the residents of Belton as the river often rose to high levels and then gradually receded. On this particular day, however, as the river rushed over the porch of the William and Yettie Polk home, William Polk became concerned and advised his wife to take the children and move to higher ground.  According to Jeff Woolley, the Polk’s great grandson, Yettie did not feel this was a dangerous situation as she had seen the water flowing over their porch many times.

Altrusa assembles hygiene kits for Project Apple Tree

By Christine Foster

Journal Reporter

  Aug. 12 is Apple Tree Day for 1,350 needy children who attend a BISD school.  These kids will be treated like royalty that day thanks to Project Apple Tree founder Jeannette Kelley and close to a thousand volunteers.

Bell County honored by Texas Historical Commission

By Tony Adams

 Journal Reporter

  The Bell County Historical Commission was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service. The award was presented at Bell County Commissioner’s Court on Monday.

LBYC hosts sailing course on Lake Belton

By Devin Corbitt

Journal Reporter

  This weekend two local students completed the Lake Belton Yacht Club’s (LBYC) last Summer Small Boat Sailing Course of the year.

 This four-day class teaches participants everything they need to know to operate the club’s sailboats and stay safe in the water.

McGuire Tire to open mid-August

By David Tuma

Publisher

McGuire’s Tire will be the latest business to open in Belton with the opening of their second location on Lake Road near mid-August. McGuire’s has been in business in Temple since 1947 and has a strong customer base in Temple and Belton.

MLK Street renaming fails for second time

By David Tuma

Publisher

The quest to have a street named in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. failed for the second time in Belton. 

Owners of property along North Alexander and South Davis streets voted on a poll that ended Friday to rename the streets.

Postal Service food drive raises 5,800 lbs

By Christine Foster

 Journal Reporter

  The National Association of Letter Carriers teams up with the Campbell Soup Company once a year to help eradicate hunger in the U.S.  This “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign is thought to be “the largest one day food drive in the nation, and probably the world.”

God is not through with us yet

LOOKING UP • JOE BAISDEN

One of the most encouraging statements in all of the Bible is found in verse 2 of 1 John chapter 3.  The old King James Versions reads:  “It doth not yet appear what we shall be.”  The New International Version:  “What we will be has not yet been made known.”

 Christians are under construction.  They will not be finished until they come to see the Lord face to face.  The verse continues:  “But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

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