The students of Woodland Heights Elementary are getting a special treat this year for Halloween.
The School Nutrition staff of Mary Barnes, Anne Vedrode, Anita Casey and Elvia Ibarra spent extra time baking and decorating "finger cookies" for the students. The cookie used a Snicker Doodle recipe and the crew added red piping gel and an almond slice. The pastry concoction was the talk of the school on October 31.
The Brownwood Police Department is pleased to report another successful Drug Take–Back Program. On Saturday, October 29, 2011, members of the Brownwood Police Department and City of Brownwood Waste Water Treatment Plant teamed up to collect unused/expired medication.
This year a wide variety of medications was collected ranging from over-the-counter antacids to doctor prescribed, strictly–controlled pain medicine, stated officials. Pills, capsules, liquids and creams were all turned in at the two drop off locations, Wal-Mart and the BISD Administration Building. At the Brownwood Law Enforcement Center, the drugs were packaged and weighed.
“This year we received approximately 231 pounds; a great success,” said Assistant Chief James Fuller. “The Brownwood Police Department would like to thank everyone involved in this event and encourage the community to remain cautious when handling expired medications.”
Exercise mixed with costumes and prizes, that is how local fitness gym Fit By Faith and friends enjoyed the Halloween evening. Everyone who participated received an award. The best awards went to 1st place winner Sherry Bentson with her “Dr. Oops” Costume. She won goodies from Nature’s Medicine and a month membership. Second place was Kara Keeter who won a basket of goodies from Natures Medicine.
Out for some seasonal fun, the Brownwood News crew dressed up as video game legend Mario and the gang (Luigi, Waluigi, and Princess Peach) and set out to find a Halloween adventure of their own.
The Early High School Marching Band participated in the area marching band competition on Saturday, October 29 in Belton.
Military & Family Support Group members, with the help of community volunteers, will start sorting and packing Community Christmas Boxes of Support for the Military at the Early Lions Club Building on Garmon Drive on Thursday, Nov 3 and Friday Nov 4 from 10:00 am to about 2:00 pm and Saturday Nov 5 starting at 9:00 am. Boxes of support from the community for Military registered for the program can be picked up by family and friends on Saturday, Nov 5 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. For those not able to pick up the box of support, arrangements have been made for the box to be mailed or delivered.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 31, 2011.
Tuesday, October 25
*5:35pm-Brownwood Police received a report of theft. According to the report, the complainant identified his elderly mother as the victim and a relative as the suspect. Stolen was a 3G iPhone 8G along with its cover, the report states.
Thursday, October 27*10:44pm-A Brownwood Police officer made a traffic stop in the 500 block of 7th Street. According to the report, after the officer saw an open container of alcohol sitting in plain view on the front right passenger seat, he issued both the driver and passenger citations for the open container.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County’s Wheels and Deals reverse raffle event is underway and the public is urged to buy tickets now for a chance to win a new vehicle.
The Brownwood Area High School Eligible Team won the Burleson Fall Double-Header Elite League Championship Sunday, October, 30th. The team is comprised of players from Brownwood, Early, and Anson. Coaches are Ceto Salazar, Jose Salazar, and James Ledbetter.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free regional risk management seminar from 8:40 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Comanche Community Center, 100 Indian Creek Drive in Comanche.
"2011 has been a real test of all Texas agricultural producers' risk management plans and strategies," said Whit Weems, AgriLife Extension agent in Erath County and a seminar coordinator. "The purpose of this seminar is to allow producers to examine their current risk vulnerabilities as well as possible future opportunities. Rather than the standard market outlook programs we usually have, this one will address the bigger picture issues of finances, marketing, legalities and the increased production risks many producers are now facing."
The Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program announces the 2011-2012 Board of Directors and 2011-2012 staff members.
The Board of Directors are pictured above: (back row left to right)Tim Espinoza-President, Ann Willard-Treasurer, Sterling Lentz, Jeannette Pattillo-Vice President, Pam Jenkins, Katherine Palmer-Secretary, Jessica Hardy-Director and (front row left to right) Sharon Podeweltz, Linda Boothe, Evy Winn. Not pictured is Clint Patrick.
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