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Dinner Bell Menu for September 16, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for September 16, 2020

The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church, community members and corporate sponsors, like this weeks sponsor Cross Country Cowboy Church, we have been able to serve over 60,000+ meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in February 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal

give the Church a call at 903/885-2185

Dinner Bell Menu for Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Dinner Bell remains a GRAB and GO operation with meals distributed under the covered driveway (porte cochere) on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus starting after 11a.m. on Wednesday where you can pick up your meal.

MENU

Chicken Pot Pie with biscuit topping

Veggie & Green Salad with Ranch cup

Buttered biscuits

Pineapple bars

Dinner Bell Cares for the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County Please take care of yourself. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear MASKS over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. STAY SIX FEET FROM OTHERS. Stay home as much as is possible. KEEP HEALTHY!!! WE WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Dinner Bell Menu for September 9, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for September 9, 2020

The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County.  Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church, community members and corporate sponsors, we have been able to serve over 60,000+ meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in February 2012.  

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal give the Church a call at 903/885-2185  

Dinner Bell remains a GRAB and GO operation with meals distributed under the covered driveway (porte cochere) on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus starting after 11a.m. on Wednesday where you can pick up your meal.  

MENU  

Baked chicken thighs  

Wild rice casserole 

Green beans 

Garden salad 

Buttered French toast 

Assorted cookies

 

Dinner Bell Cares for the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County Please take care of yourself.  Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear MASKS over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public.  STAY SIX FEET FROM OTHERS.   Stay home as much as is possible.  KEEP HEALTHY!!!  WE WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!  


Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Dinner Bell Menu for September 2, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for September 2, 2020

The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County.  Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors like  this week’s sponsor ALLIANCE DOCUMENT SHREDDING, we have been able to serve over 60,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in February 2012. 

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give the Church a call at 903/885-2185 

Dinner Bell remains a GRAB and GO operation with meals distributed under the covered driveway (porte cochere) on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus starting after 11a.m. on Wednesday where you can pick up your meal. 

MENU

Mexican Lasagna 

Pinto Beans 

Crunchy Romaine Toss 

Tortillas    

Chocolate Cherry Cake 

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Dinner Bell Menu for August 26, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for August 26, 2020

Dinner Bell remains a GRAB and GO operation with meals distributed under the covered driveway (porte cochere) on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus starting after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

MENU

One Skillet Sausage and Rice Dish

Roasted Squashes

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Toss

Buttered French Bread Slices

Lemon Cake To Die For

Dinner Bell Cares for the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.  PLEASE WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC.  WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND STAY SIX FEET FROM OTHERS.  KEEP HEALTHY!!!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Day Of Prayer, Fasting Observed Aug. 19 In Sulphur Springs

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Day Of Prayer, Fasting Observed Aug. 19 In Sulphur Springs

More than 50 people gathered around the courthouse steps on Celebration Plaza at lunch Wednesday in observance of a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” in Hopkins County. The prayer session was held in accord with similar prayer meetings conducted across Northeast Texas during the noon hour on Aug. 19, 2020.

Observation of Aug. 19, 2020 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting in Hopkins County

Religious leaders from local churches lead the prayer, asking God for the “healing that we need in our nation in both physical coronavirus and spiritual and other ways.”

Judge Robert Newsom said historically, especially in American history over the centuries, when “people of God have been lead by their governmental leaders to humble themselves to pray and seek His face and fast, God has responded.”

“That’s what we’re counting on today. It’s not anything that any of us can do. It’s God. There is no vaccine on the horizons right now for the COVID-19. We need an intervention by God Himself. So that’s what we’re counting on today,” Newsom said, prior to reading a proclamation calling for the day of prayer and fasting. “So as I read this I want you to understand that I am very humbled to be here today, as we all are, before a mighty God, who can stop the COVID-19.”

Newsom started the proclamation citing 2 Corinthians 7:14, scripture for healing of the land. He then noted the manner in which the novel coronavirus 2019 has spread from its detection in China in December 2019 across the world, including to Hopkins County and Texas, to the point it was declared a world-wide pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11

Joel Tiemeyer and Robert Newsom

The virus has affected the general health of people of all ages and groups, especially the elderly, at school, work, churches. It’s affected the economic stability of citizens, homes and families.

Newsom called on the “Creator of All to extend His Favor and Blessings upon the government, the schools, the economy, the health of our community, the businesses, the farmers, our children, our elderly, and all of our citizens with the prosperity, joy and peace that only God can give.”

Newsom concluded the proclamation by urging county residents to “set aside the day of August 19, 2020 as a historic day of humility, prayer, and fasting before God that, by His mercy and grace upon this county, the plague of Covid-19 be broken and that this day we, as His people, repent of our sins personally and as a community, that He might send His refreshing Holy Spirit upon us and heal our people and heal our land.”

The Way Bible Church Pastor Joel Tiemeyer, who helped promote the prayer session, cited James 5:16-18, which emphasizes the power of prayer, “as we gather together and as we unite our faith together.”

In addition to Tiemeyer and Newsom, pastors from 4 local churches and Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley were among those to offer up a prayer in humbleness for a common cause, in hope for healing through Christ. The session closed with those gathered reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

Day of Prayer and Fasting in Hopkins County

Sulphur Bluff ISD Off To A Good Start With Health, Safety Precautions In Place

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Sulphur Bluff ISD Off To A Good Start With Health, Safety Precautions In Place

District Receives Assistance Purchasing Technology; Adds Full Time Officer To Start Campus Police Department

Sulphur Bluff ISD student began the new school year Tuesday, with multiple health precautions in place, and has some additional safety precautions and renovations in the works including starting a campus police department. The district also received help with purchase of new technology.

Back to School

SBISD’s first day of classes went well, according to Superintendent Dustin Carr, with most students opting to return to campus for in-person classes on Aug. 18. This year’s high school enrollment is one of the largest groups the district has had in a while, with over 85, according to Carr.

The district has numerous safety precautions in place, including social distancing signs, requiring kids from grade four and up to wear face masks or coverings. Electrostatic disinfectant is being used to provide a protective cover on surfaces for 30 days, and daily disinfectant spraying is also being implemented. Hand wipes are used in classrooms. Hand-sanitizer is available inside and outside of each class.

Carr said there have only been a few instances where a student has forgotten to put their masks, but were quick to comply with the reminder to be diligent in the practice as an added precaution for their safety as well as that of teachers, other students and their families.

As of Tuesday afternoon, those at SBISD remain health. No one “involved with the main campus” has had health problems yet, but the district has a plan in place should someone test positive for COVID-19, Carr reported Tuesday afternoon.

Only about a dozen students have opted for the asynchronous online learning option offered this year. The district through the Operation Connectivity offered through TEA was able to order Chromebook laptops and hotspots for half the cost of the devices.

“This is a huge help to our district, by doubling the buying power,” Carr said.

This will be especially helpful for the students who live far out in the county. The district is still waiting on some of the technology to arrive, but is “making do” until then.

Teachers in addition to their conference times, will be working to carve out time during the day to help and interact with the students who are working from home, according to Carr.

He praised the teachers and staff who worked so hard the last couple of weeks to get things ready for the start of classes this year, especially the online learning aspects this year.

“I couldn’t be prouder. I appreciate them. I have a great group of folks here,” Carr said.

New District Teachers

Included among the district employees are three new teachers.

John Toppings

John Toppings is the new special education teacher. He is originally from Paris, where he graduate high school in 1989. He earned an Associate of Science from Paris Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at Stephen F. Austin University and a Teacher Certification in Special Education at  Texas A&M-Texarkana. He has attained professional development in autism and behavior management. From 2003-2007 he was employed at Clarksville ISD as a Life Skills Instructor. He then spent the next 7 years at Paris ISD working in the area of transition, assessment, inclusion, credit recovery and life skills. For the last 4 years, he was employed as a behavior teacher at New Boston ISD.

Zachry McDaniel

Zachry McDaniel is the new high school science teacher and coach. This will be his first year teaching. McDaniel is a 2016 graduate of DeKalb High School. He graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 2020 with a degree in Biology.

Kayla Anderson also joins the faculty as a new elementary physical education teacher, world geography teacher. Anderson also will be the head softball coach and assistant volleyball coach. She is from the Mount Vernon area and attained her education at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Safety Renovations, Installations

Sulphur Bluff ISD also this year will be implementing several safety renovations and installations.

Film will be placed over doorway window, making visibility one way, from the inside out as a protective measure.

At the end of the month, the district will be putting up fencing thanks to a safety and security grant. The perimeter of the campus will be fenced, which will allow the district to close off the area around the playground at the front of the property, preventing people from just walking from the parking lot onto the playground.

The biggest safety addition this year is the hiring of a full time SBISD police officer, who will officially start a campus police department. SBISD for the past couple of years has worked with local law enforcement agencies, paying off-duty deputies and police officers to serve as school officers.

Toney Hurley

Carr said he feels “pretty fortunate” to be able to employ Toney Hurley as SBISD’s first full-time officer, who is tasked with obtaining certification from the state to become an officially recognized SBISD Police Department.

Hurley retired from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as a deputy and chief investigation. His career in law enforcement also includes serving Texas and Southwest Cattle Rangers Association as a special ranger. Hurley has been involved with the school district for a long time. He has served on the school board and his children grown up in the school district. He is in the process of . Hurley will serve as police chief once the department is officially established.

Dinner Bell Menu for August 19, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for August 19, 2020

John and Mary Heilman are the Community Partners

Dinner Bell is still distributed from the porte cochere (covered driveway) on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus starting around 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday.

MENU

Chicken and Rice Salad Nested on a Bed of Lettuce

Green Bean Salad with Fried Almonds and Feta Cheese

Marinated Homegrown Tomato Chunks

Buttered French Bread Slices

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

DINNER BELL  cares about the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. PLEASE WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC.  WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND STAY SIX FEET FROM OTHERS.  KEEP HEALTHY!!!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Dinner Bell Menu for August 12, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for August 12, 2020

VFW Post 8560 is the Community Partner.

Dinner Bell is still distributing meals under the covered driveway on the Northeast corner of the First United Methodist Church campus after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

MENU

Chicken Salad, Tuna Fish and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Individual Bag of Potato Chips

Chili Cheese Frito Corn Salad

Watermelon Cubes

Pecan Pie Cake

DINNER BELL cares about the citizens of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. PLEASE WEAR MASKS in PUBLIC. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN and STAY SIX FEET from others. KEEP HEALTHY!!!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Dinner Bell Menu for August 5, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for August 5, 2020

Ladies of The First Presbyterian Church is the Community Partner.

The Dinner Bell Feeding Ministry at The First United Methodist Church remains a Grab and Go distribution from the covered driveway (porte cochere) at the Northeast corner of the church campus. Meals are given after 11:00 every Wednesday.

MENU

Hamburger Steak with Brown Onion Gravy

Parsleyed New Potatoes

Purple Hull Peas

Garden Salad

Buttered French Bread

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Dinner Bell cares about the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County  PLEASE WEAR MASKS IN  PUBLIC. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND STAY SIX FEET AWAY FROM  OTHER PERSONS. STAY HEALTHY!!!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

Dinner Bell Menu for July 29, 2020

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Dinner Bell Menu for July 29, 2020

Our Savior Lutheran Church is the Community Partner

GRAB AND GO is still the distribution method for the Dinner Bell Ministry at the First United Methodist Church. Serving time is after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday under the covered driveway at the Northeast corner of the church campus.

MENU

Baked Chicken Salad

Lady Cream Peas

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Cornbread Muffins

Assorted Bar Cookies

DINNER BELL cares about the people of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.  PLEASE WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND STAY SIX FEET from other persons.  STAY HEALTHY!

Covered Driveway where you can pickup your meal.

Please take care of yourself. Stay six feet from people. Wash your hands often, often, often. Wear a covering over your mouth and nose when you must be out in public. Stay home as much as is possible. I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WHEN THIS QUARANTINE IS OVER!!!


The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185