AdventHealth Central Texas hosted a reception and graduation ceremony May 8 for nurses who completed the hospital’s 12- week residency program.

Blood drive nets 55 pints

The American Red Cross Lampasas Community Blood Drive on Monday at First Street Church of Christ collected 55 units of blood, which local coordinator Laresa Fowler Yick said is enough to save as many as 165 lives.

Lometa L-M Garden and Civic Club will not hold its annual picnic at the Lometa Regional Park this year, but instead members will have a called business meeting May 18 at 7 p.m. at the garden club building.

New Beginning of Restoration and Hope, a pregnancy resource center at 1920 South U.S. Highway 183, is hosting an art competition for all ages.

Crew builds tree house at library

Dean Caffey of Backyard Fun Factory works last week on the roof of a tree house in the shaded area adjacent to the Lampasas Public Library parking lot. The redesigned library park space may open to the public about mid-June, said Library Foundation of Lampasas, Texas President Judy Lansford.

Principal Wes Graham has released the names of students honored for their academic work and character displayed at Kline Whitis Elementary School over the third nine-week period.

MARIAH ELLENBURG | COURTESY PHOTO Cedar Hill Healthcare Centre residents Bessie Preece, left, and Joan Hethcock pose for a photo during the center’s recent “COVID Campout.”

Cedar Hill Healthcare Centre residents Bessie Preece, left, and Joan Hethcock pose for a photo during the center’s recent “COVID Campout.” About 20 of the center’s residents participated in a free camping-themed photo shoot, and all 40 residents will take part in the campout theme for a nursing home week observance this month.

Due to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Central Texas College has announced its courses originally scheduled as face-to-face classes at its Central, Fort Hood and Service Area campuses will be delivered as online courses for the summer 2020 semester.

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