Angel Morales crosses the finish line at the Gallop or Trot 5K Saturday at City Park. Morales was the first runner to finish the timed event. Just under 300 runners participated in the event, with many heading over to a health fair at the Civic Center after the race.
By John Clark
Last year, nearly 500 happy and excited young men and women received diplomas after graduating from Copperas Cove High School. Back in 1975, when a gallon of gasoline cost 44 cents, the average new car was sticker-priced at $4,250, a new house went for $39,300, and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Dallas Cowboys 21- 17 to win their second consecutive Super Bowl title, the number of seniors leaving good ol’ Cove High was a little smaller.
The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs lost their first game of the season last Friday, falling to Sachse High School 48- 16. The Mustangs jumped out in front of the Dawgs 21-3 in the first quarter and led 27-6 to improve to 4-0 on the season. Copperas Cove drops to 2-1 on the year. The first game of the season against A&M Consolidated was canceled due to lightning.
Jenna Fitzgerald her husband Liam and their five-month-old son Brennan take a breather at the Gallop or Trot 5K race Saturday at Cove City Park. Fitzgerald was the overall winner in the women’s division. A record number of runners – 299 – showed up for the race, an increase of 27 percent over last year’s number. Angel Morales of Killeen was the men’s winner with a timed 18:30.
By JOYCE HAUK
The flapjacks were flying and the sausage was frying as people lined up to heap the fixin’s unto their plates Saturday at Mount Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 595, located at 802 North First Street in Copperas Cove. . Breakfast was served from 8 a.m. until noon for a donation. All proceeds went to benefit Copperas Cove and Central Texas charities. Anabella Jorstad, 12, of Kempner was along with her father Jesse. “My dad is a member of the Masons and I am a member of the Rainbow Girls (a Masonic youth service organization) in Waco,” said Jorstad as she waited for a fresh batch of pancakes.
By JOYCE HAUK
Fall is officially here and with it some people’s favorite holiday – Halloween. Halloween is one of the most fun and highly anticipated holidays where folks transform themselves into different characters from the traditional witches and vampires to super heroes, fairies, princesses or the macabre. In Copperas Cove, one won’t have to go far to delve into hundreds of costume ideas. Wicked Wally’s costume store at 252 Cove Terrace Shopping Center, Suite C&D, has opened its doors for persons of all ages to get them ready for those costume parties, haunted houses or masquerades.