United Way of Central Texas Healthcare Marketplace Navigators are able to assist Bell and McLennan county residents with questions regarding health insurance and options for coverage for 2018. In addition to providing information, Navigators are available to assist residents with enrollment into a Marketplace health plan, and applying for lower-cost options, or an exemption from the shared responsibility payment, should they qualify.

Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage ends December 15, 2017. To make an appointment to meet with a Navigator, please call the United Way of Central Texas office at 254-778-8616 or email info@uwct.org.

Magnolia blood drive

Carter BloodCare hosts a blood drive Saturday at Magnolia Market at the Silos from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, call 366-9822.

NAACP

Waco NAACP will holds its annual meeting Dec. 11 in the education center at the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, 100 Texas Ranger Trail.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include the organization’s annual report to members.

For more information, call 733-5261.

Rotary Club meeting

Teri Holtkamp, executive director, will present a program on The Cove at the Monday meeting of the Waco Rotary Club. The Cove helps homeless students in the Waco area.

The meeting begins at noon at Waco Lions den, 1716 N. 42nd St. Lunch costs $12. Call 776-2115 for more information.

Moody HS blood drive

Moody High School will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 11862 South Lone Star Parkway in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Sherri Moody at 853-3622.

Submit items for Briefly in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax to 757-0302; or email to goingson@wacotrib.com.

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