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National Guard To Help Local Community Chest
Apr05

National Guard To Help Local Community Chest

Local Food Bank Getting Needed Help,  Late Saturday evening, Judy Moore, the Executive Director of the Community Chest, announced that the local food bank will receive much needed assistance from the National Guard. Judy said, “It has been a challenge to keep the food bank doors open in recent weeks.  We’ve only had five people and volunteers who have being carrying the weight of our...

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Community Chest Changing Food Bank Service Dates
Mar31

Community Chest Changing Food Bank Service Dates

Effective April 1st, the Hopkins County Community Chest “Food Pantry” will only be open for drive-in assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The change will allow the staff to better assist clients.  “Unlike businesses and stores who have closed,  our intent is to continue operating through the  COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that these times are exactly when our clients need us most. We ask for your patience as we...

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Community Chest Wins North Texas Food Bank “Excellence in Innovation” Award for REACHOut Program
Oct26

Community Chest Wins North Texas Food Bank “Excellence in Innovation” Award for REACHOut Program

As Executive Director of  Community Chest, Judy Moore is always trying to come up with better ways to assist the needs of the low-income population in Hopkins County.  While studying a 2016 list of Community Chest clients, she noticed that most had in-town Sulphur Springs addresses. She developed an idea to offer the services of Community Chest to the outlying areas of Hopkins County to see how it was accepted. It has turned out to be...

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TXU, Community Chest Partner To Assist Those in Crisis
Oct20

TXU, Community Chest Partner To Assist Those in Crisis

TXU Energy Aid has partnered with Hopkins County Community Chest to enable assistance for those in crisis to pay utility bills. A check presentation took place Tuesday morning at Community Chest on Linda Drive. Kim Campbell, with TXU, said they would partner with Community Chest following changes made in local agencies who serve those in need. TXU chose to partner with Community Chest because the agency is not tied to those with low...

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Tira News – April 9, 2020
Apr09

Tira News – April 9, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Tira resident Judy Moore, director of Hopkins County Community Chest, and her son, Gene, lost their house to fire on Tuesday, April 7. Their neighbor, Janie Lewis, reported that firefighters from Tira, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, Dike, Klondike, Hopkins County, and Delta County fire departments came to fight the destructive fire. She adds that a lot of other people stopped by to help and shared that the Salvation Army...

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Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze
Apr08

Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze

Donations Accepted Thursday At Community Chest For Residents A Tira residence was destroyed by a blaze Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Emergency dispatchers were first contacted at 3:35 p.m. April 7; the caller reported the FM 1536 home was reported to be fully engulfed flames. Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike and Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched. Hopkins County EMS and Hopkins...

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Grocery Supply Company Inc Charity Golf Donation
Oct18

Grocery Supply Company Inc Charity Golf Donation

On October 16, 2019, GSC Enterprises, Inc. held its 31st annual charity golf tournament at The Tribute and Old American Golf Club in The Colony, TX. The company raised $105,000.00 that was presented to seven local and regional charities. These charities included Morgan’s Mercy Mansion, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Child Advocacy Center, Community Chest, Heart of Hope and The SSISD Education Foundation. Represented: Heart of...

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Nine “Fruit of the Spirit” Recipients Honored by Colorblind Ministries During 3rd Annual Banquet
Sep17

Nine “Fruit of the Spirit” Recipients Honored by Colorblind Ministries During 3rd Annual Banquet

With former Dallas Cowboys Everson Walls as speaker, inspiring gospel music by Kenya Chaffer and a beautifully served banquet meal,  it was truly an event to be enjoyed and remembered. Pastor CJ Duffey of Colorblind Ministries envisioned this recognition a few years ago, to honor indivuduals in the spirit of love, fellowship and service to the community.  In 2016, Duffey organized the first Fruit of the Spirit Awards and Banquet for...

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Poverty in Hopkins County: Health, Food, Housing, Programs
Sep10

Poverty in Hopkins County: Health, Food, Housing, Programs

By Jim Rogers With a number of local arrest reports showing “homeless” and other visually evident signs of poverty’s affect, KSST News has begun an examination of the local poverty rate and its impact in Hopkins County and the communities and cities that comprise the county. Although the following article, the first of several, is not an exhaustive view of poverty, it does cover information that should cause local residents to...

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Meeting Ms. Hopkins County Senior…Contestants 1,2
May30

Meeting Ms. Hopkins County Senior…Contestants 1,2

This will be the first of four reports on the interesting women competing for the title of 2018 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic. The contestants represent women age 60 and older who live, work and volunteer in Hopkins County. These reports are taken from interviews between the ten contestants and Enola Gay on the KSST Morning Show during the week of May 29-June 1, 2018. The public is invited to attend the Pageant on Saturday June 9...

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