Coupland Civic Organization

On Monday, Feb. 25, the Coupland Civic Organization will hold its monthly meeting in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. We are pleased to welcome Prissy Rumel, who will discuss the Lone Star Polocrosse Club, located 5 miles east of Coupland. The Club is gearing up for the 2019 season and will be hosting Polocrosse playdays March 2-3, April 6-7, and June 1-2 at their field on FM 1466.

Rumel will explain the game of Polocrosse, which is similar to polo and lacrosse and offers levels for all ages and abilities. A player needs only one horse to play Polocrosse. She also will discuss the activities of the Lone Star Polocrosse Club, which has regular practices every weekend.

The club has some of the best Polocrosse coaches in the country, and two of the club members will travel to Australia in mid-April to represent the U.S. at the Polocrosse World Cup. The club will arrange Polocrosse clinics for horse clubs and associations.

On Jan. 28, the Coupland Civic Organization held its official annual meeting. The CCO board is hosting a free supper of sloppy joes and homemade cookies at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.

President Susan Schmidt reported on the CCO’s 2018 activities. Caboose Coordinator Barbara Piper presented the status of the restoration of the historic caboose, and Treasurer Mike Schneider discussed finances. Coupland Mayor Jack Piper presented “the state of the City.”

Following the business meeting, author Coupland native Jim “Kicker” Garry, who now lives in Wyoming, gave a humorous presentation of ranching and cowboy stories from our area and from the Old West. His first two books are “This Ol’ Drought Ain’t Broke Us Yet” and “The First Liar Never Has a Chance.”

His third book, which is being reprinted, is “Weapons of the Lewis & Clarke Expedition.”

City of Coupland

The Coupland City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed zoning ordinance on Thursday, March 14, at 5:45 p.m., in the meeting room of the Coupland Fire Station. Following the hearing, the regular monthly city council meeting will be at 6 p.m. The council meets on the second Thursday of every month.

City information is on the website

Coupland School

The Coupland School PTA will host Dinosaurs Live! Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the school. This is a family fun free event with eight life-like dinosaurs and activities. In addition, there will be for-purchase activities including a dino-slide, face painting, concessions, and souvenirs.

The school Theatre Program will present The Adams Family, the Musical, on April 12 in Taylor at the Main Street Events Center Auditorium directed by Annie Violette.

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s next two Potluck dinners will be on Feb. 24 and March 24. The potlucks are on almost every fourth Sunday, and everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share. The Sunday service starts at 10:15 a.m., and the potluck begins a little after 11 a.m.

The popular bi-monthly Senior Citizens Luncheon will be on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A free home-cooked meal will be followed by visiting, bingo, and ‘42’ dominos. All area senior citizens are welcome.

St. Peter’s installed Bonnie Sladek as a new member of the Church Council on January 20. The officers will stay the same: Kim Nelson remains President, Barbara Piper continues as Secretary, and Ted Wittliff is Financial Secretary.

New Sweden Church

On March 6, New Sweden will observe Ash Wednesday with services and Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Marilyn Samuelson reports that each Wednesday thereafter during Lent, there will be a meal at 6 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. Samuelson says, “Everyone is welcome to all services and events at New Sweden Lutheran, located at 12809 New Sweden Church Road.

Planning is underway for the New Sweden Heritage Center annual celebration, to be held on Saturday, April 27. Watch for details closer to the date.

Coupland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD)

The annual CVFD Chili Supper fundraiser will be on Saturday, March 2, from 5 p.m. until sold out, at the Coupland Fire Station. This is the 31st anniversary of this important event. The firefighters start early in the day making the delicious home-made chili, which comes in medium, hot, and three-alarm. There also will be home-made desserts, silent auction, and f ire truck tours. Donations to the Chili Supper support training, equipment, and other essential supplies.

Hermann Sons Life Coupland

Glenda Gebert reports that the Hermann Sons Life Coupland will meet Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the Coupland Fire Station. “Everyone is asked to bring snacks to share,” she says, and adds, “Officers for 2019 will be installed. All members are encouraged to attend.” For more information contact the local president, Lena Ging, at 512-468-0072.

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