By Wesley Ashton
This past Saturday Central Texas Baylor Women hosted an annual brunch to honor Paula Goode Lohse, as the twentieth woman to receive the Distinguished Baylor Woman award. This award is given to one Baylor alumna, who has demonstrated outstanding service to their community. Previously named Distinguished Baylor Woman of Central Texas from Belton were Jeannette Kelley, Mary Long, Dr. Jean Kemp, Stephanie Turnham, Debbie Potts, Judy Owens and Dr. Karen Clemons, who was named Baylor Woman at Heart in 2008.
By Devin Corbitt
When Ivy Foster first experienced a Zumba class, she was instantly hooked.
After that, she decided to pursue a personal goal and become certified to lead her own classes. Initially, she subbed for Zumba instructors at the Harker Heights Community Center and Trinity Baptist Church, but she has now found a new home right here in Belton.
By Grayson Edds
As with other city entities, the Belton Police Department is working to stay abreast with technology to stay in touch with the community.
“We’re pretty cognizant that the way people communicate these days is different than the way they used to,” said BPD Chief Gene Ellis. “Landlines are rare and people like to be anonymous when they make phone calls. We felt like it was important as we move forward in the preventative policing model to reach out to the community to create additional communication tools.”
By Devin Corbitt
For Valentine’s Day this year, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services decided to bring a little extra love to seniors in assisted living facilities in the Belton area.
Throughout the week before, Visiting Angels provided supplies to students from Skipcha Elementary in Harker Heights, High Point Elementary in Belton and Meredith-Dunbar Elementary’s Early Childhood program in Temple.