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CTC Foundation accecpting scholarship applications
Special to the Leader-Press
The Central Texas College
(CTC) Foundation announced it is
now accepting online applications
for scholarships to be awarded in fall
2013 and spring 2014 semesters.
Applications will be accepted
online now through 11:59 p.m. on
March 31, and the scholarships will
be awarded near the end of the cur-
rent spring semester.
All applicants must have applied
to CTC and have a CTC student ID
number to apply for a scholarship.
Applicants will also need to use the
e-mail address they have on file with
CTC and must create a password in
order to access the application. By
completing one application, students
will be eligible for more than 150
available scholarship awards.
Applicants can visit ctcd.acade-
micworks.com for the application
and to view a complete list of avail-
The CTC Foundation offers
about 170 need- and merit-based
scholarships which provide almost
150 awards to competitively selected
students every year.
For more information, contact
the CTC Foundation office at 254-
526-1662 or e-mail kathleen.mcdon-
By MARY MAYBURY_
Photo by CORRISA JACKSON
The Network hosted the grand opening of Barley and Hops, a new brewery supplier Wednesday evening.
New brewery brings DIY spirit to Cove
By CORRISA JACKSON_
Homemade beer flowed continu-
ously from the tap at the grand open-
ing of Barley and Hops Wednesday
George Duncan, owner of the
brewery, said the day of his grand
opening had been pleasant and suc-
“Fve met new friends,” he said.
“Fve been able to talk about brewing
beer all day. I hope the rest of the
week is like today.”
Duncan even brewed a special
batch of beer specifically for the big
night, and encouraged visitors to give
it a taste.
“That beer was bom on the 12th
of December,” Duncan said. “It’s
been patiently waiting for its debut
The grand opening of the store,
located at 2210 E. Hwy 190 Suite 4,
was held by The Network, a group of
Copperas Cove business owners ded-
icated to promoting shopping locally
and connecting among businesses.
James Keenan, owner of Jim’s
Lawn Care, said he attended the grand
opening to support the new business
as well as learn more about the organ-
Randy Glenn, a driver of a
Rochester armored car for a company
in Killeen, said he came to support
Duncan because he used to be his
“He’s a friendly guy,” Glenn
said. “He’ll give you the shirt off his
back if he had to. Him and his wife
Jackie Duncan opened her gift
shop, The Outpost Texas, last month
in the same building. Working down
the hallway from her husband makes
me feel as if they are working togeth-
er, she said.
“I am so excited for him,” she
said. “And he’s having so much fun.
You’d think he’s been doing this all
Toward the end of the evening,
Duncan said he had learned more
from others who brew their own beer
as well as talking to beginners.
“Every man wants a job where he
can drink beer all day,” Duncan said.
“And I’ve got that job.”
The new officers of the Copperas
Cove Scottish Rite Club were sworn in
Monday at the meeting held at Lil’ Tex
Guest speaker and installing officer
was Claude Ervin, executive chairman
of the Valley of Waco Scottish Rite Bod-
ies. Ervin is also the personal represen-
tative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector
General in Texas. Ervin gave the club a
short biography on himself, and how he
came into his current position.
“My desire to help people and be a
good citizen stems back to when I was a
kid,” said Ervin. “I didn’t have a silver
spoon. The men in the community made
sure I had a job and clothes on my back.
These gentlemen have since passed, but
I am still trying to pay them back today.”
Ervin also encouraged the members
to get out and raise money for the com-
Ervin said he was proud of the
accomplishments of the Waco Scottish
Rite Club and that the club was fortu-
nate to have good stewards of the
The club has given away $1.4 mil-
lion since January 2000, he added.
“Money has no value if you’re not
doing something with it,” Ervin said.
“But you can’t out-give God. Sometimes
my wife and I will do something and it
will come back in kind. It is amazing
what you can do when you don’t care
who gets credit.”
Following the remarks by Ervin, the
club held the installation of officers’ cer-
emony. Among those inducted was pres-
ident David Wooldridge, first vice presi-
dent Ron Singleton, second vice presi-
dent Mike Lang, third vice president
Robert Walker, secretary John Moltz,
treasurer Richard Love, chaplain Bill
Chenoweth, outer guard Marty
Rodriguez, and directors Mike Barrett,
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Texas Watershed Steward workshop to be held in Navasota
Special to the Leader-Press
NAVASOTA - A Texas
Watershed Steward workshop
on water quality issues related
to the Brazos River basin will
be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 24 at the Texas Small
Farmers and Ranchers Tech-
nology Center, Carver Com-
munity Center Campus, 1602
S. La Salle St. in Navasota.
The no-cost training is
open to anyone interested in
improving water quality in the
Navasota region, said program
coordinators. Participants are
encouraged to preregister at
The Brazos River basin
area will be the focus of the
Texas Watershed Steward
workshop to be held Jan . 24 in
Navasota. (Texas A&M AgriL-
ife Extension Service graphic)
The workshop is spon-
sored by the Texas A&M
AgriLife Extension Service
and the Texas State Soil and
Water Conservation Board as
part of the Texas Watershed
Steward program. It is being
held in coordination with the
Texas Small Farmers and
Ranchers Community Based
“The workshop is
Watershed Steward workshop to be held Jan . 24 in Navasota.
designed to help watershed
residents improve and protect
their water resources and gain
a better understanding of how
water quality in the Brazos
River Basin is managed,” said
Galen Roberts, AgriLife
Extension program specialist
and coordinator for the Texas
Watershed Steward program.
Roberts said the workshop
will include an overview of
water quality and watershed
management in Texas, but pri-
marily will focus on water
quality issues relating to the
Brazos River Basin, including
current efforts to help improve
and protect it.
“The Brazos River Basin
extends from New Mexico to
the Gulf and includes the
Navasota River watershed,
which drains into the Brazos
just west of Navasota,” said
Kim Hall, AgriLife Extension
agent for Grimes County. “The
Brazos River is a source for
irrigation and municipal drink-
ing water, as well as wildlife
habitat for many species.”
The training will include a
discussion of watershed sys-
tems, types and sources of
water pollution, as well as
ways to improve and protect
water quality, Hall said. There
also will be a group discussion
on community-driven water-
shed protection and manage-
“The Navasota River
below Lake Limestone to its
confluence with the Brazos is
on the state list of impaired
waters for elevated levels of
bacteria,” Hall said. “It first Watershed Steward workshop
appeared on that list in 2002.” to learn about the dangers of
Hall encouraged stake-
holders to attend the Texas See RIVER, Page 7A
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