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Dinner Bell Today With Some Changes
Apr01

Dinner Bell Today With Some Changes

The First United Methodist Church will be providing ready-to-go meals today, starting at 11:45 AM. This is a necessary retooling of the popular Dinner Bell program started in 2012. “Everyone’s safety is our first priority,” said Judy Gilbreath. Rev Ed Lantz had this to add, “We want to welcome everyone, but at the same time we also need to keep everyone safe. We have some new rules, and they are for...

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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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Dinner Bell for April 1, 2020
Mar31

Dinner Bell for April 1, 2020

A big thank you to the Cross Country Cowboy Church and the Lions Club, Community Partners while we were closed. CHANGE, we must in these times. Meals will be prepared and packaged to go. They can be secured under the covered walk way at the northern edge of the First United Methodist Church campus. There is no inside dining until further notice. Dinner Bell’s mission is to feed and not endanger the health of our friends. Drive...

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Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases
Mar19

Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases

March 19th, 2020 In a scheduled teleconference this morning, the Hopkins County Emergency Management team updated KSST News on conditions of the newly mandated crowd limits and COVID-19 concerns. As of 11:15am, NO new positive test results have been returned on local citizens. The team reiterated the need for social distancing and the restrictions on social gatherings to no more than ten people. Judge Newsom shared that his experience...

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Calvary Baptist Church Cancels ‘In Person’ Service
Mar19

Calvary Baptist Church Cancels ‘In Person’ Service

Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, TX has cancelled the ‘In Person’ Sunday March 22nd, 2020 service. Everyone is encouraged to view the service via Facebook Live. The link should be available on their Facebook Page.

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Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mar18

Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18th, 2020 Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge, issues an emergency declaration for the citizens of Hopkins County. This Declaration issues a State Of Disaster for the county. This will last for seven days unless extended, as it will be evaluated by county commissioners as soon as Monday, March 23rd. Events in Hopkins County will now be limited to have no more than 10 people in a social gathering. This undoubtedly will affect a...

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Davis St. Baptist Church Cancels Next 3 Services
Mar17

Davis St. Baptist Church Cancels Next 3 Services

Davis St. Bapstist Church will not have services on the following dates: Wednesday, March 18th, Sunday, March 22nd, and Wednesday, March 25th.

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Dinner Bell at the First United Methodist Church Cancelled For 2 Weeks

Dinner Bell at The First United Methodist Church will not serve meals the next two weeks, March 18, 2020 and March 25, 2020. Large groups are being discouraged from assembling due to the worldwide pandemic. Future meals and the serving of them will be discussed in the next week. DINNER BELL IS NOT SUSPENDING the serving of weekly meals. We value the health and welfare of both those who come to eat and those who prepare the meals. A...

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AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship
Mar12

AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship

Press Release AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today launched a webpage containing educational materials and resources for volunteer security teams to legally and effectively protect houses of worship. The webpage at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/houses-worship details Texans’ constitutional rights, necessary laws and licenses related to carrying firearms, and training resources for security volunteers in houses of...

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Wildcats Baseball Team Plays Well in Wylie East Tournament But Final Game Is Disappointing
Mar09

Wildcats Baseball Team Plays Well in Wylie East Tournament But Final Game Is Disappointing

After a nice tournament run to get into the championship game at the Raider Classic in Wylie East, the Wildcats Baseball Team came close to winning but a late rally by Dallas Lake Highlands spoiled the day Saturday, March 7. Jaxon Chaney drove home two runs in the bottom of the fifth to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Lake Highlands scored three runs in the last two innings to win, 4-3. After the game, Wildcats Coach Jerrod Hammack...

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