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The Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels Ministry (MOWM) is excited to announce that after a nationwide search for a new President and CEO, Kari Kietzer has joined the organization in the top leadership role. “Ms. Kietzer joins Meals on Wheels Ministry with myriad experiences positioning her to manage with a high level of expertise and leadership, and we are proud to announce her as the new President and CEO of this nearly 45 year old East Texas service organization,” announced Mr. Joshua Ebright, MOWM Chairman of the Board. more
A Bullard mother is continuing to keep the memory of her son alive through an annual school supplies donation event, which recently began for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. According to event organizer Lindsey Denney, the mission of keeping the memory of her son, Colton, alive is the foundation of the fourth annual Backpacks 4 Colton campaign. more
The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management have been working diligently on an updated Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county for more than a year. On Tuesday, July 17, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved the Smith County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $759 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of July. The report released by the Texas Comptroller’s office stated the figures released for July represent an 11.6 percent increase in local sales tax figures from the amount released statewide in July 2017. more
Thanks to a generous donation, Meals on Wheels delivered more than just food Thursday, July 19, as volunteers visited their clients. Beverly and Jimmy Lusk are members of the community who have always been good donors to Meals on Wheels in Whitehouse, according to site director Carol Arnold. “Whatever I need, all I have to do is call her and she will provide the need,” Arnold said of Beverly Lusk. more
After months of planning and fund-raising for a splash park, the donor of the $100,000 original contribution to the project was revealed as Diane Layne at the Troup city council meeting Monday, July 23. Layne, along with her grown children Mickey and Sheri Layne, Amanda Layne and Jeff and Angie Hammonds, have chosen the name Joe Layne Family Splash Pad. more
The Whitehouse Food Pantry, also known as Philadelphia Blessing, is conducting its annual school supply drive for the approximately 300 children of client families. The community is asked to open their hearts and donate whatever possible so these children in need will have what is necessary for a successful school year. more
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