The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo presented by H-E-B is looking to fill its 2018-19 Sweetheart roster with young women from Waco and surrounding areas with a heart to serve the community.

The selection of the Sweethearts is based on personal interviews, personality, congeniality, poise and communication skills. Eligible Sweetheart contestants can also compete for the title of Miss Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo.

Applications can be picked up from a local high school counselor, at or in the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Office at 4601 Bosque Blvd. All applications are due to the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Office by noon Friday.

The Beat Divas

McLennan Community College’s Steinway Series will present The Beat Divas in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ball Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $5. Call 299-8283 for more information.

Reicher open house

A Reicher Catholic High School open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11. Attendees will be able to talk with faculty, staff and parents; receive information on curriculum, tuition, financial aid and services; learn from students about athletics, clubs and student life; and tour the facilities.

Door prizes, including a PlayStation 4, will be given away. For more information, call 752-8349.

VFD chili dinner

The Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department will have a chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the fire department, 132 Wilcox Drive.

Tickets are $8 each. For more information, call 315-1159.

Dinner, Dance and Delight

First Lutheran Church will have its annual fundraiser, “Dinner, Dance and Delight,” Feb. 10 at the Lacy Lakeview Civic Center, 505 E. Craven Ave.

Advance tickets are $20 for singles, $30 for a couple and $80 for a table of six. At the door, tickets are $25, $35 and $90, respectively.

Baris Italian Restaurant will cater, with music by DJ Jim Alvarado. A silent auction will be held, with proceeds benefiting Compassion Ministries of Waco and Mosaic.

Call 752-4583 by Sunday to get tickets.

Submit items 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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