World War II veteran Morris Barker will be the speaker at a meeting honoring veterans at the McLennan County Republican Women’s meeting Nov. 15. The special event is set for 11:30 a.m. in Brazos Room C of the Waco Hilton, 113 S. University Parks Drive.

Reservations for the meeting are due by Thursday. Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Make reservations by contacting Rosemary Stovall at 855-3773 or

Veterans Day event

All active duty military personnel, retirees and veterans receive free admission to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame on Saturday in observance of Veteran’s Day. Valid ID or documentation of service is required.

Family members receive discounted admission Saturday.

CRRC dinner and movie

The Community Race Relations Coalition will host Dinner and a Movie on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church’s parish hall, 305 N. 30th St.

The film screened will be “Daughters of Destiny” with discussion following. The event is free and open to all. Dinner is provided by the CRRC board, with donations accepted. You must reserve a space by calling 717-7903 or by emailing


The Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., will host its annual Teach-A-Rama on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the East Waco Development Corporation, 713 Elm Ave.

Three Waco ISD principals, Julie Sapaugh, Joseph Alexander, and Ed Love, will share their views and strategies for achieving success on their respective campuses. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, call 744-5800.

Toastmaster meeting

Waco Early Bird Toastmaster meets Wednesday from 7-7:50 a.m. at the Association of General Contractors, 4500 West Waco Drive.

All are welcome. For more information, call 855-4409.

Pecans for sale

The Beverly Hills Lions Club is selling 1-pound bags of shelled pecan halves for $10.50 each Wednesday.

Call Joe Frank Holder at 753-6380.

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

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