The Hewitt Lions Foundation hosts a benefit golf tournament April 6 at Twin Rivers Golf Course, 1000 Bear Ridge Drive.

Entry fee is $85 for a single player or $300 for a four-man team. Tee time is noon.

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of an additional Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screening machine. The machine will be used to provide free vision screening for children and adults in the community.

To register, contact Jim Swanson at 666-5970.

GOP women

Janet Jackson, president of the Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association, will speak on election training and convention preparation at the McLennan County Republican Women’s meeting on March 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Brazos Room of the Waco Hilton, 113 S. University Parks Drive.

Jackson wears many hats in Texas politics. In addition to being president of TRCCA, she is the chairwoman of the Bosque County Republican Party and has served as the state Republican executive committeewoman from Senate District 22. Her political focus has been on training county parties and election personnel.

The cost of the meeting is $17 and includes lunch. Reservations are due by March 8 by contacting Rosemary Stovall at 855-3773 or

Avery Stone benefit

There will be a benefit for Avery Stone, a 2-year-old from West who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Christmas Day 2017, on March 11 at KC Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive, in West.

A barbecue brisket lunch will be serviced, and a raffle and silent auction will be held. All proceeds will go directly to the family to help with medical bills. Lunch is $10.

Call 709-3250 for more information.

Free legal service

Greater Waco Legal Services presents its First Monday Legal Advice Clinic March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dewey Community Center, 925 N. Ninth St.

Appointments are preferred, but not required.

Health tips

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and Area Agency on Aging are hosting an information luncheon March 21 at the public health district office, 225 W. Waco Drive.

“Chew on This,” is a free opportunity to learn practical tips to manage health and improve well-being. It takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-register by calling 750-5435.

Submit items in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702- 2588; fax to 757-0302; or

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