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                                                                         Wildflower Capital of Texas

Military Appreciation Luncheon to Feature Ft. Hood with Brigadier General
Paul L. Wentz              by Nancy Glover, City of Temple Office of Tourism
   Join the Temple Chamber of                                                                  and deployed the DISCOM (Division
Commerce's Military Affairs                                                                    Support Command) to Iraq in
Committee to honor and thank our                                                               February 2004 in support of Operation
Fort Hood soldiers during the 2008                                                             Iraqi Freedom. From July 2005 to July
Military Appreciation Luncheon on                                                              2007, BG Wentz served as the
Thursday, September 18, at the Frank                                                           Executive Officer to the Commanding
W. Mayborn Civic & Convention                                                                  General, Army Materiel Command.
Center. Lunch will be served at 11:30.                                                         BG Wentz's awards and decorations
The program will begin at noon and                                                             include the Legion of Merit, the
feature keynote speaker Brigadier                                                              Bronze Star, and the Combat Action
General Paul L. Wentz, Commanding                                                              Badge.
General of the 13th Sustainment                                                                   Tickets and table sponsorships are
Command Expeditionary.                                                                         still available for the luncheon. All
   An Ohio native and West Point                                                               sponsorship levels provide a portion
graduate, BG Wentz has held many                                                               of free tickets to Fort Hood soldiers.
positions in the United States Army                                                                For more information, contact
and served in Germany, Canada,                 Southern Command. In June 2003, he              Sarah Hylander at the Temple
Panama and at the Pentagon as the              assumed command of the First                    Chamber of Commerce by calling
Senior Liaison Officer for the U.S.            Infantry Division Support Command               773-2105.

Welcome Leadership Temple 2009 Class! andLaura Leigh Whitnell, ChamberandCommerce
                                       by
                                          justice, arts and recreation,
                                                                        of
                                                                           social
    Leadership Temple is a Temple              take on present and future leadership
Chamber of Commerce committee that             roles.                                          issues. Program resources will come from
is intended to bring together individuals         Leadership Temple develops commu-            community leaders, specialists in urban
with outstanding leadership capability         nity knowledge and leadership skills            and professional fields, and academicians.
that represents an assortment of the           beginning with an Orientation and               The classes will combine lectures, open
Temple community. This committee is            Ropes Course followed by a sequence             discussions, on-site visits, and group inter-
aimed at skilled men and women who             of nine all-day classes scheduled               action.
actively contribute in community roles         throughout the year. Included are pro-             Join us in welcoming the Leadership
                                                                                               Temple Class of 2008-2009.                     Melissa Tyroch               Ben Pamplin
and have a desire to develop their com-        grams on the city, local economy, gov-                                                                                      Heart of Texas
                                                                                               Congratulations!                              Baird, Crews, Schiller,
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Senior Games Once Again Come to Temple Keep Temple Beautiful Receives Award
by Nancy Glover, City of Temple Office of Tourism                                                                    KTB continues to make strides that enhance the city of Temple
                   The City of Temple is very excited about hosting the 2008
                                                                                                                     by Tanya Gray, Executive Director of Keep Temple Beautiful
                         Scott & White Texas State Senior Games on September
                         19-28. The events will be held in a variety of venues                                                            In recognition of its commitment to the community, Keep
                       throughout the city. The Senior Games have been held in                                                         Temple Beautiful was awarded the "Sustained Excellence
                          Temple for a total of eight years, with 2007 being the                                                       Award" and was recognized as a Gold Star affiliate at the Keep
                          most recent. Temple has hosted as many as 1700 ath-                                                          Texas Beautiful annual conference held in Dallas this year. The
                         letes from around the state, a record number of entrants                                                      Governor's Community Achievement Award program is one of
                      for the Texas Senior Games.                                                                                      the most prestigious environmental awards in Texas. Each year,
    Athletes from around the state have been busy qualifying for the state compe-                                                      nine winning communities share $1 million in landscape prizes
tition by competing in local games throughout the year. Residents of Bell and                                        from the Texas Department of Transportation for their outstanding efforts to
adjoining counties who are 50 years of age or older, however, do not need to                                         keep their communities beautiful. In 2006 KTB was
pre-qualify in order to participate. All participants in this year's State Games                                     one of the winners of the overall GCAA award.
will have the opportunity to qualify for positions at the National Senior Games                                      Eligibility requires that in order to apply again an
in San Francisco in 2009.                                                                                            organization who has won prior can not be consid-
    The purpose of the Texas State Senior Games is to promote the health and                                         ered for the GCAA for 3 years.
fitness of senior Texans through participation in regular exercise programs,                                            However, that same organization can be recog-
recreational activities and athletic events. This year's games will include nation-                                  nized for their constant achievements in the commu-
al qualifying events, such as archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling,                                      nity. The Sustained Excellence Award is only given
golf, horseshoes, racquetball and race walking. Recreational events include bil-                                     to communities who received a score of 90 or above
liards, football throw, pickle ball, table tennis and dominoes.                                                      on their GCAA application.
    After a long day of competition, athletes will be treated to several social                                         The Governor's Community Achievement Awards
events including the Wild West Welcome Dance, A Night at the Races,                                                  are presented to communities in nine population cat-
Celebration of Athletes, the Hall of Fame Banquet and The Temple Hoedown.                                            egories that have the best grassroots environmental
Local residents are encouraged to register by calling 298-5775 or visiting                                           programs in the state. They are presented on the basis of a group's community
www.temple-srgames.net.                                                                                              leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and
                                                                                                                     cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and property improvement.

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                       Chamber Calendar
August 5  Business Showcase Meeting
                 Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
           Temple Downtown Development Alliance Meeting
                 Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
           5 Minute Networking
                 Time: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
                 Cost: Early pay: $15-Members, $30-General Admission
August 6 New Member Orientation
                 Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
           State of the State Luncheon
                 Time: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
                 Where: Hilton Garden Inn                                                               Welcome to Temple!
August 7 Military Affairs Committee Meeting                                                             by Susan Howe, Temple College
                 Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
                                                                                                          The Temple College Board of Trustees has
August 8 Women in Leadership Meeting                                                                   named Dr. Glenda Barron as president of
                 Time: 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm                                                               Temple College. Dr. Barron has 13 years of
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom                                           teaching and management experience at the col-
August 12 Workforce Development Committee Meeting                                                      lege level and 20 years of service at Texas
                 Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am                                                                Higher Education Coordinating Board. She
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom                                           replaces Dr. Marc A. Nigliazzo who left the col-
August 13 Business Networking Breakfast                                                                lege in June after 13 years as president to accept
                 Time: 6:45 am- 8:00 am                                                                a position as vice president of the University of
                 Where: Temple College Pavilion                                                        New Mexico.
           Bloomin’ Temple Committee Meeting
                 Time: 10:00 am- 11:00 am                                                              Courtesy photo by Scott Gaulin, Temple Daily
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom                                           Telegram
           Business After Hours Committee Meeting
                 Time: 11:30 am- 12:00                                                                                                               • Portraits
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
           Red Carpet Ambassador Committee Meeting                                                                                                   • Commercial
                 Time: 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm                                                                                                             • Aerial
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
                                                                                          Specializing in environmental portraiture on a 14 acre outdoor studio
August 20 Total Resource Campaign Victory Party
                 Time: 11:30 am- 12:00 pm                                                       Molly Cripe               Sue Steakley, Owner
                                                                                                Assoc. Photographer     A Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman
                 Where:
                                                                                          (254) 773-0988              (www.photographicsunlimited.com)
August 21 Chamber Board Meeting
                 Time: 8:00 am- 9:30 am
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
           Business After Hours                                         INDECO SALES
                 Time: 5:15 pm- 7:00 pm                                Closeout Warehouse
                 Where: The Duck Tavern, Ltd.                           NEW OUTLET
                                                                          STORE
August 31 Communications Meeting
                 Time: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
                                                                                                 805 East 4th St., Belton
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
September 2 Temple Downtown Development Alliance Meeting
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                 Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom                  • Office • Home • School
           5 Minute Networking
                 Time: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
                 Cost: Early pay: $15-Members, $30-General Admission
September 4 Communications Meeting
                 Time: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
            Military Affairs Committee Meeting
                 Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
                 Where: Temple Chamber of Commerce Boardroom


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            Welcome JULY New Members!                                                Denim & Diamonds-Todd George
                                                                                     4501 South General Bruce #55
Baskin-Robbins Franchising, LLC             Marlandwood Floors- Tony Mahan           Temple, Texas 76502
Scott Mellon                                969 Marlandwood Road #103                (254) 773-7055
1717 Royal Oaks Drive                       Temple, Texas 76502                      Family Pet Clinic-Rena Dunahoo
Waco, Texas 76710                           (254) 771-2170                           5233 South 31st
(254) 640-5861                              www.marlandwoodflooring.com              Temple, Texas 76502
www.baskinrobbins.com                                                                (254) 771-0331
                                            Payroll Systems of Texas- Paula Moerbe
Bell County Carpet Cleaners-Timothy Eiser   5400 Bosque Blvd. #500                   www.myvetonline.com
120 N. Muel House                           Waco, Texas 76710                        Central Texas Aging & Disability
Belton, Texas 76513                         (254) 772-2259                           Resource Center- Lydia McGhee
(254) 933-8989                              www.payrollsystemsoftexas.com            2180 N. Main
www.bellcountyflooring.com                                                           Belton, Texas 76513
                                            Texas Roadhouse- Brian Ross
Cen-Tex Property Management-                624 N. General Bruce                     (254) 770-2358
Peggy Martin                                Temple, Texas 76504                      www.centraltexasadrc.org
412 Lake Road                               (254) 773-0033                           McDonald’s #3011- Hal Leverson
Belton, Texas 76513                         www.texasroadhouse.com                   1601 West Adams
(254) 931-6808                                                                       Temple, Texas 76504
                                            Terminix International- Terry Shelton
McDonald’s- Hal Leverson                    2117 Airport Road                        (2540 774-8896
3403 South 31st                             Temple, Texas 76504                      www.mcdonalds.com
Temple, Texas 76502                         (254) 778-1679                           Jirasek Realty/Pamela Shafer
(254) 774-8896                              www.terminix.com                         513 S. 1st
www.mcdonalds.com                                                                    Temple, Texas 76504
                                            Kingdom Properties- Tim Gibson
Floors and More- Debbie Trbula              PO Box 2732                              (254) 770-0996
1321 South IH-35                            Temple, Texas 76503                      www.pamelasproperties.com
Belton, Texas 76513                         (254) 624-3667                           Ralph Sheffield Campaign TX House
(254) 933-3443                              www.timgibsonproperties.com              District 55- Ralph Sheffield
Tisdale’s Jewelry & Collectibles-           Michael Magana, Attorney at Law-         10 W. Adams
Horace Tisdale                              Michael Magana                           Temple, Texas 76501
2807 West Adams #A                          2315 S. Loop 121                         (254) 791-5551
Temple, Texas 76504                         Belton, Texas 76513                      www.sheffieldforstaterep.com
(254) 771-3311                              (254) 933-0200
Bryan Properties- Jared Bryan               Papa Moran’s Pizza, Wings, & Subs-
11783 Bonnie Lane                           Denise Whitman
Belton, Texas 76513                         6173 W. Adams
(254) 231-5191                              Temple, Texas 76502
Mr. Mike’s Pizza Works- Mike Daniel         (254) 742-7788
1407-G S. 31st                              Olive Garden- Lloyd McPherson
Temple, Texas 76504                         3625 S. General Bruce Dr.
(254) 771-5100                              Temple, Texas 76504
TRAVELHOST- Kris Tooley                     (254) 774-1266
PO Box 7657                                 www.olivegarden.com
Waco, Texas 76714                           HOT Volleyball- Thomas Craig
(254) 772-9194                              913 N. Dancer
T-N-T Striping- Troy Davis                  Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
22251 Wolfridge Road                        (254) 394-2101
                                            www.hot-vb.com
Killeen, Texas 76549
(254) 793-0070                                                                       ‘07 TRC Winners: New England in the Fall
TRC Still Making Waves                                                               by Richard Schneider and Patti Oldham, TRC Winners
by Laura Leigh Whitnell, Chamber of Commerce                                             Our Total Resource Campaign trip at the end of October began with a flight
  The Temple Chamber of                     $17,850, Patti Oldham, Centraland        to Boston, MA. That night, we took a haunted, historical tour of old Plymouth
Commerce’s Total Resource Campaign          Title Company, with $15,063, and         and its earliest cemetery. Carrying lanterns lit with candles and with a witch as
is continuing to prosper,                                Richard Schneider, Jupe     our guide, we were informed of the good and evil spirits that haunt the ceme-
accumulating positive                                    Feeds, Inc., with           tery, some of the old stores and even the houses.
amounts of sponsorships.                                 $14,050.                        Our second day was spent touring the Cape Cod area. We walked the 1,000
Out of our five teams                                       We still have a number   foot scenic boardwalk in Sandwich, MA to the beach of Cape Cod Bay. A little
competing for the highest                                of events that need spon-   further up the peninsula, we arrived at the town of Chatham. Founded in 1665,
amount of money pro-                                     sors, including 5 Minute    it is a quaint little town with its New England style houses and churches. The
duced, the winner as of                                  Networking, Business        group felt we had stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting as we walked along
now is Bourdon Wooten’s                                  Networking Breakfast,       Main Street. Our last stop was Provincetown, at the very tip of the peninsula.
team, Blue Crush, with                                   and Business Showcase.      There, from one of its many sand dunes, we viewed the Atlantic Ocean and one
$32,950. Close behind is                                 Companies have the          of the area's classic lighthouses.
Charlie Kimmey’s team, the Galveston        opportunity to either sponsor an event       Sunday, we drove to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and enjoyed
Gators, with $21,200, and in third          or provide food for an event. If your    the fall colors on a drive that included a historical covered bridge and the coun-
place is Dave Hermann’s team, the           company is interested in sponsoring an   try lane following it. What beautiful scenery!
Destin Destroyers, with $18,413.            event, you can find our contracts on     The Total Resource Campaign is an annual sponsorship campaign by the
   Out of every person working on the       our website under the Total Resource     Temple Chamber of Commerce. As volunteers work to achieve the campaign
Campaign, our top three producers are       Campaign link, or call Joni Lang at      goal, they also work towards their personal goals, including a group trip for the
Gil Hollie, Scott & White, with             (254) 773-2105.                          highest producers. For more information, please contact the Chamber.
Friday, August 1, 2008                                                                                                                      Temple Daily Telegram / 5

                                                                                                                                     by Shannon Gowan, City of Temple

Pignetti’s by Mary Collier, Members Choice of Central Texas Federal
           Credit Union
                                                                                         Did you know that we have our very own "One Stop Shop" for printing, high-
                                                                                      volume copy jobs and mail processing here in Temple? MailMax Printing is a
   For over five years, Pignetti's has been a successful factor in the revitaliza-    full-line print and mail company that is dedicated to quality and customer satis-
tion of downtown Temple. This premier eating establishment is known for its           faction.
unique Mediterranean ambience, delicious Italian cuisine, and broad selection of         MailMax Printing specializes in four color digital printing and offers a full
wines. Owner Clinton Harwell is proud that his                                        range of printing services. Typesetting and graphic design, printing of letterheads,
restaurant has received the Award of Excellence                                       envelopes and business cards, as well as
                                                                                      statement print processing, variable data
by the renowned Wine Spectator for the second
                                                                                      printing and personalized letters are a few
year in a row. Pignetti's is also included in the                                     of the many high quality services offered
Top 4000 Wine Lists in the world.                                                     at MailMax Printing.
   Clinton states, "I never aspired to have a                                            Their dependable staff not only can
restaurant, but I love fine dining, and I love wine, so this was a natural step for   print your job for you, they can also help
me." He believes he is fortunate to have dedicated staff that shares his passion      you get it to your customer on time.
for offering the best of everything to the patrons of Pignetti's.                     Many enjoy turnkey solutions where
   Pignetti's celebrates Wednesdays with a wine tasting that includes two white       MailMax processes your data to print, assemble, sort, and mail the project.
wines and two red wines paired with hors d'oeuvres from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.               "We have an experienced staff of individuals that strive to provide our cus-
Several times a year, their now-famous Wine Dinner features a four-course din-        tomers with the best possible solution for their printing needs as well as other
ing experience consisting of four distinguished wines complemented by special-        related services," states General Manager Phil Roach.
ly selected food items. On August 14, Pignetti's is excited to host a Beer Dinner,       For print, mail and more, contact MailMax Printing at (254) 778-9148, or visit
featuring a selection of beer and food chosen to enhance one another.                 them at their new industrial park location at 2335 Industrial Blvd., Suite A. A full
   Pignetti's is located at 14 South 2nd, in the heart of downtown Temple. For        description of their services can also be found at www.mailmaxprinting.com.
more information, call 770-0502.
                                                                                      Altrusa International, Inc.
                                                                                      by Ashley Bland, Texell Federal Credit Union
                                                                                         Altrusa International Inc., of Temple is an association of pro-
                                                                                      fessionals who are committed to patriotism, efficiency, and serv-
                                                                                      ice. Chartered in 1960, Altrusa International Inc., of Temple, has
                                                                                      been contributing to reaching community needs and initiating projects to meet
                                                                                      them.
                                                                                         The theme for the 2008-2009 club year is "Building the Spirit of Altrusa".
                                                                                      Altrusa President Ginger Tolbert says, "The goal is to create a better awareness in
                                                                                      the community of what the needs are and how much can be accomplished by
                                                                                      working together."
                                                                                         Altrusa has several ways they will be building the spirit this year. Plans are
                                                                                      underway for the annual Taste of the Holidays luncheon and style show, the club's
                                                                                      primary annual fundraising event. Last year, Altrusa's main focus was Child Abuse
                                                                                      Awareness and they provided $10,000 to the Families in Crisis shelter in Temple
         Thank You JULY Renewals!                                                     to furnish a kitchen with appliances and accessories.
                                                                                         Projects being funded by Altrusa this year include personal care kits for pre-
Able-i Illumination                       Lifegate Christian Fellowship               kindergarten to high school students in the Belton and Temple area with Project
All Sports Trophy                         M&M Glass & Mirror, Inc.                    Appletree; sponsoring kids to attend Camp Dreamcatcher; sponsoring six schools
AT&T                                      Dr. Harry B. Macey, Jr.                     for the Junior Master Gardener Program; and providing calculators, caps, and
Thomas S. Allen, CPA/PFS                  MacroAir Technologies LLC                   gowns to Project Heartbeat.
Centex Quality Glass                      Michna’s Bar-B-Q & Restaurant                  Altrusans are given the opportunity to participate in meaningful projects while
Centroplex Sweeping                       MooreCo., Inc.                              learning developing talents in service and leadership. Ms. Tolbert says the best
Certishred Inc.                           Nan Vaden’s Temple Temps, Inc.              thing about being an Altrusan is "the feeling of accomplishment associated with
Coca-Cola Enterprises                     Don Nelson                                  making a difference in a person's daily life and being part of such a talented and
Communities in Schools, Bell-Coryell      Paperdoodles!                               hard-working group of women."
   Counties, Inc.                         Prudential Synergy Realtors/                   To learn more about Altrusa or the 2008 Taste of the Holidays, visit the club
Crossroads Distribution, Inc.                Janie Reed                               website at altrusatemple.com.
The David Nix Agency                      Realty Executives
Eagle Systems, Inc.                       Scott & White Worth the Wait
Enterprise Rent-A-Car                     Service Vending, Inc.
Financial Service                         Spherion Staffing Services
Gorden Eye Associates, P.A.               Stain & Stamp, Inc.
Harrison Legan’s Hieronymus, Ptg.         State Farm Insurance/Barry Harper
Hartman ABC Pest Control, Inc.            Tarver & Blythe, Attorneys
ID Theft Solutions of America/            Temple Daily Telegram
   Mark Labaj                             Texas State Optical-Market Loop
ID Theft Solutions of America/            Village at MeadowBend
   Jason Lavender                         Walgreens
ID Theft Solutions of America/            Westgate Park Apartments
   Carl Worley                            Wildflower Real Estate
Jupe Feeds, Inc.                          William T. Wilson, Attorney at Law
K&W Insurance Agency                      Woodbridge Crossing Apartments
6 / Temple Daily Telegram                                                                                                                        Friday, August 1, 2008

State of the State Luncheon August 6th
by Don Owens, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Career Services
   It's that time again for the annual Temple Chamber of Commerce, "State of
the State" luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th. This year's featured
speaker will be our own state representative, the honorable Dianne Delisi.
Representative Delisi has been a dedicated and untiring champion for this area
and the state of Texas for over 17 years. The annual event is designed for
Chamber members and area residents to hear a report on state government and
pending issues.
   Ms. Delisi has represented Temple and the citizens of the 55th District since
1990, and has recently announced she will not seek her tenth term in the Texas
House. She serves as Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and is a
member of the Committee on Public Education. She has also served ten years
on the House Appropriations Committee, four of which she was appointed Vice
Chair and a member of the budget writing conference committee.
Representative Delisi has authored invaluable legislation for Texans including
issues regarding education, healthcare, law enforcement, transportation and
responsible budgeting.
   She has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Legislators twice, Texas
Teachers Legislative Star Award, Texas Guardian Award by the Federation of
Independent Business, Texas Medical Association's Best Legislator Award and
the Lone Star Leadership Award by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, to
name a few.
   Tickets are $25.00 for Chamber members and $35.00 general admission. For
reservations or additional information, contact the Chamber's Event
Coordinator, Sarah Hylander, at 773-2105.

       The Life Plan Designed For                                                  Getting Known in Your Community
                                                                                   by Randy Garrett, Director, Temple Business Incubator
           Your Final Needs                                                           Networking... getting your name               There are also other networking
                                                                                   and face known to the public, meeting         groups in the community that are
 Death is inevitable for all of us, and just like death, we will all have          people who are potential customers            smaller because they allow one mem-
                              final expenses                                       and referral sources, people who can          ber from each industry. Members of
                       that will have to be paid.                                  help you. It's always good to be              these groups provide some moral sup-
                                                                                   known in your local community, no             port and a mutual referral base. The
                   SPJST is pleased to announce a policy                           matter how long                                                       most famous of
                  that helps meet those types of expenses.                         you have been in                                                      these is Business
                                                                                   business, but it                                                      Networking
            The Final Expense Plan                                                 is especially
                                                                                   important when
                                                                                                                                                         International,
                                                                                                                                                         with chapters in
                                                                                   you are starting                                                      many towns.
           Our new plan doesn’t limit the beneficiary                              out. There are several options for you.       Other Temple groups include
                   on where the money is used.                                        The Temple Chamber of Commerce             Community Business Alliance and
             Your beneficiary can determine exactly                                provides multiple networking events           Champions in Action. These groups
                  how the money is to be spent.                                    throughout the year, but there are three      are similar in their networking basics,
   Whether it is for final medical expenses, funeral costs, or a                   monthly events you should consider.           but can vary in their style and person-
  living spousal benefit, the decision rests with the beneficiary                  The Business After Hours is a large,          ality.
                       and not a third party.                                      informal way to mingle with business             Access to all of these groups
                                                                                   folks. The monthly Business                   requires membership dues, but every-
               Let a friendly SPJST agent show you                                 Networking Breakfast is a more struc-         one welcomes first-time guests.
               how our Final Expense Plan will work                                tured opportunity, but very upbeat and           Call Randy Garrett, 298-8781, for
                                                                                   welcoming. The Five Minute                    more information on these groups, to
                      for you and your family.
                                                                                   Networking is a very structured, fee-         provide details about your networking
                                                                                   based lunch hour event. Contact the           group, or to learn how the Temple
                                                                                   Chamber or see their website for              Business Incubator can assist you in
                                                                                   details for these great opportunities.        starting a business.




                  Call us at (800) 727-7578                                                                                   Brad Phillips       254.770.8057
                                                                                                                              Professional Inspector License #1797
                 or visit our Home Office at                                                                                  Kelly Hankins      254.721.0326
              520 North Main Street in Temple                                                                                 Professional Inspector License #4519
                                                                                                                                       HOMESPEC1.com
                               www.spjst.com
Friday, August 1, 2008                                                                                                                 Temple Daily Telegram / 7

                                                                                       Program Helps Kids Build Skills for Life
                                                                                       by Susan Howe, Temple College    Your business can help out some great kids and
                                                                                       enjoy a special meal, too! Big Blue D.R.E.A.M.S. (Developing Real
                                                                                       Employment And Management Skills) began in the 2004 school year as a voca-
                                                                                       tional training program for students with moderate to severe disabilities at
                                                                                       Temple High School. Students in this program prepare catered meals to busi-
                                                                                       nesses and clients throughout Bell County.
                                                                                          Their catering clients include the Children's Special Needs Network, the
                                                                                       Department of State Health Services (Children with Special Health Care Needs
                                                                                       Division), Region 12 Educational Services, Bell County Judges and
                                                                                       Commissioners Committee on Individuals with Disabilities, and various depart-
                                                                                       ments in TISD.
                                                                                          Meals typically cost $3.75 a person, and special meals can be prepared upon
                                                                                       request. Catering services are available to organizations, businesses, and indi-
                                                                                       viduals who are interested and the meals can be delivered by BIG Blue
                                                                                       D.R.E.A.M.S. or picked up by clients from Temple High School.
                                                                                          Other aspects of Big Blue D.R.E.A.M.S. entail a greenhouse maintained by
                                                                                       the students as well as other vocational worksites located in the community of
                                                                                       Temple and at Temple High School.
                                                                                          For the upcoming school year, 19 students will participate in the Big Blue
                                                                                       D.R.E.A.M.S. program; however, Big Blue D.R.E.A.M.S. works in conjunction
                                                                                       with students in other programs such as Temple High School Student Council,
                                                                                       students enrolled in the vocational work program, and occupational preparatory
                                                                                       classes.
                                                                                          For further information, please contact Teresa Peña and Kristen Zajicek at
                                                                                       254-215-7038.


Downtown Treasure
by John C. Perry, Contentus Media Group
   The new has found the old in downtown Temple. The Design Center of
Central Texas, which was launched in May of this year, is housed in one of the
oldest buildings in town, the Cotton Exchange Saloon building at 116 South 1st
Street. For Karen Steeves and her partners, it was love at first site for one of the
oldest buildings in Temple, built in 1894. Karen, originally from Austin, saw the
potential of downtown Temple and felt it was just the place to launch her new
business.
   The 4,800 square foot two-story building was completely remodeled, but
with careful care to preserve as much of the original as possible. The original
tin roof on the ground floor was saved and offers a striking entrance into the
Design Center. While remodeling, they found a newspaper from 1912 on the
second floor walls, apparently used as wallpaper.
   The Design Center of Central Texas was created with the idea that you don't
have to travel to Dallas or Austin to select building materials and furnishings.
Whether you're building a brand new home to tackling a remodeling project,
they have everything you might need from appliances, flooring, lighting fix-
tures, plumbing, windows, and more.
   A number of local builders take advantage of the Design Center's numerous
displays by sending their new home customers to the Design Center. It is also a
remodeler's paradise where Karen and her staff are there with expert advice and
suggestions. Whether you want to do it yourself or use one of the contractors
associated with the Design Center, the opportunity to browse through their
many samples and floor models just makes the job that much easier.
   Rarely do you find it all, but at the Design Center of Central Texas you have
expertise and so many examples of home building items, furniture, fixtures, all
together in a single location, framed in a wonderful historic setting.

    5120 S.
    General
  Bruce Drive
     Phone
    778-4271

				
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