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Award Recipients Announced in the 2020 “Help a Child” Benefit
Oct20

Award Recipients Announced in the 2020 “Help a Child” Benefit

Each Autumn since 2007, Wade Bartley has organized the local Help a Child Benefit, designed to raise funds for important non-profit organizations which help children. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center both provide important services in helping children who are disadvantaged due to circumstances beyond their control. Among those services are legal assistance for children who have suffered physical...

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Help-A-Child Benefit Still Scheduled, But May Require Modifications For 2020
Jul31

Help-A-Child Benefit Still Scheduled, But May Require Modifications For 2020

With so many annual event events being canceled or postponed, organizers for the annual Help-A-Child Benefit report the 2020 event is, at this point, still planned to take place as scheduled in 2020, but could look a little different. Help A Child logo “This year’s plans are to continue on with the activities. They may be a little bit limited. They may be a little bit changed from last year. With everything going on this...

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12th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Plans Dual Fundraisers for Charity
Sep12

12th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Plans Dual Fundraisers for Charity

Twelve years ago, Wade Bartley found a way to put on a fun farm-related event and help some charitable organizations at the same time. He called it simply the “Help a Child Benefit” and it has grown from a small tractor pull, chili cookoff and auction to a much-anticipated Fall event for families across and beyond the county. Last year, a new and different separate event was added to help in the fundraising called “Date Night at The...

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Help-A-Child Chili, Brisket, Ag Mech Contest Winners at 2017 Benefit
Oct25

Help-A-Child Chili, Brisket, Ag Mech Contest Winners at 2017 Benefit

2017 HELP A CHILD CHILI & BRISKET WINNERS AND PRIZE SPONSORS 1st Place Chili –INTERSTATE BODY SHOP Sponsored by: INTERSTATE BODY SHOP 2nd Place Chili—SULPHUR SPRINGS PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS Sponsored by: Association Local 3237 3rd Place Chili—SULPHUR BLUFF EASTERN STAR Sponsored by: Sulphur Bluff Eastern Star CHILI PRIZE SPONSORS: INTERSTATE BODY SHOP CNB of YANTIS JAY HODGE CHEVROLET 1st Place Brisket—DEEP SOUTH Sponsored...

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Como-Pickton FFA Teams Place at State Fair, Donate to Help-a-Child Benefit
Oct20

Como-Pickton FFA Teams Place at State Fair, Donate to Help-a-Child Benefit

According to Michael Bowen, Ag Instructor and FFA Sponsor, the Como Pickton FFA teams competed at the State Fair of Texas Agricultural Mechanics Show. The students also donated a shop-built BBQ Smoker to be auctioned at the Help-a-Child Benefit on October 21 in the Civic Center arena. Here is their report. Specialty Equipment Trailer – 2nd in class exhibited by Parker Cummings and Daniel Galvan Portable Milking Parlor –...

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Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off Saturday Morning
Oct08

Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off Saturday Morning

Saturday morning was busy, busy, busy for those involved with the annual Help-A-Child Benefit! Chili and dutch oven cobbler cooks were at work early this morning and ready to feed the crowds around 11 am. Lake Country Antique Tractor Association kicked off their tractor pulling around 9 am and were still going steady around noon. FFA projects were ready to be auctioned off and many were anticipating the Stone Groove Band featuring...

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9th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Saturday, October 8, 2016
Oct06

9th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Saturday, October 8, 2016

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the 9th Annual Tractor Pull and Chili and Brisket Cook-off will be held at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. All proceeds benefit children at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, and the Southern Christian Home for Children in Arkansas. At 9 a.m., the Antique Tractor Pull & Show will be held inside the Civic Center and conducted by the Lake County Antique...

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USFDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Down To 6 Months of Age
Dec08

USFDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Down To 6 Months of Age

FDA NEWS RELEASE — December 8, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the updated (bivalent) Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to include use in children down to 6 months of age. “More children now have the opportunity to update their protection against COVID-19 with a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, and we encourage parents and caregivers of those eligible to...

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Hopkins County Community Once Again Comes Through For United Way, Agencies It Helps
Nov10

Hopkins County Community Once Again Comes Through For United Way, Agencies It Helps

The Hopkins County community has once again come through for United Way and the 18 agencies it will help with funds from the 2022-2023 campaign. Hopkins County United Way officers and campaign workers extend heartfelt thanks to all for their contributions, which have helped make this another successful campaign year. Hopkins County United Way campaign workers cheer as other volunteers turn in and report on contributions received over...

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Community Invited To ‘Be the Service’ By Helping With Thanksgiving Food Program
Nov03

Community Invited To ‘Be the Service’ By Helping With Thanksgiving Food Program

Area churches have come together again this year, through the Hopkins County Christian Alliance, for the purpose of serving the community through the annual “Be the Service” project. The community, for a number of years, has helped provide for those in need all of the food needed to provide a Thanksgiving meal, completely free. This includes a Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings and groceries that one might need to...

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