Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
BONHAM, TX -- The Fannin County Children's Center celebrated 20 years of helping area children Thursday night.
The community came out to the center to enjoy the festivities and enjoy the kids' artwork.
The Children's Center has been active in the county working to raise awareness of child abuse and help hundreds of abused and neglected kids. Executive director Sandy Barber says this is a way to thank volunteers, donors and partner agencies.
"We've done a lot of good over the years and we've really been a part of stopping the abuse and helping kids to heal and find safe places and things like that. And my hope is though that we'll continue to do this work, and that we'll continue to be supported by the community and that we'll continue for many more years to come to help kids," Barber said.
Barber says fewer cases of child abuse have been reported over the last year. But she fears the cases aren't decreasing, just fewer people are reporting them.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.