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A new group has started in Howard County. It is made up of peo­ple of all ages and gen­ders who want to be bet­ter than they are. The fo­cus of the fledg­ling or­ga­ni­za­tion is to en­gage in mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions that pro­mote per­sonal growth. Ad­di­tion­ally, the yet to be named or­ga­ni­za­tion will plan and ex­e­cute worth­while ac­tiv­i­ties within the com­mu­nity. There is no mem­ber­ship fee and at­ten­dance is not taken. The only re­quire­ments are that you be pos­i­tive or want to be more pos­i­tive than you are, con­sider your­self to be a good per­son but want to be bet­ter than you are, and that you have a de­sire to help oth­ers be bet­ter too. Child­care is avail­able dur­ing the dis­cus­sion time if you let us know. Top­ics to be avoided in­clude Re­li­gion and Pol­i­tics, though we can dance around them.

The un­named group is be­ing spon­sored by the lo­cal Ma­sons and it meets in the Ma­sonic Lodge on the court square. It is not nec­es­sary that you have any ma­sonic af­fil­i­a­tion to par­tic­i­pate in this Growth Group. All Covid-19 safety pro­to­cols will be fol­lowed as de­fined by lo­cal, state, and fed­eral au­thor­i­ties. At this time re­fresh­ments will not be served but you are wel­come to bring your own and not share. The next meet­ing is Sept. 17, 2020, at 7 p.m. at 219 South Main Big Spring, Texas. For more in­for­ma­tion write to Colonel.Allen.M.Mor­ris@ Gmail.com or just come to the meet­ing.

• The Coa­homa Ag pro­gram is col­lect­ing do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able goods to help with the on­go­ing re­lief ef­forts for the vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Laura through Fri­day, Sept. 4. Some items needed are blan­kets, clothes, canned beans, canned pasta, pet food, clean­ing sup­plies, med­i­cal sup­plies, baby wipes, and cases of bot­tled wa­ter. Other sug­ges­tions in­clude dry ce­real, canned fruits, canned veg­eta­bles, canned juice, ready to eat canned soups and meats, peanut but­ter, crackers, nuts, gra­nola and en­ergy bars, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, sea­son­ing, and oats. First aid and clean­ing sup­plies would be wel­come in­clud­ing first aid kits, toi­let pa­per, moist tow­elettes, garbage bags, dish soap, alu­minum foil, pa­per tow­els, pa­per plates and cups, food stor­age bags or con­tain­ers, flash­lights, tool kits, mos­quito re­pel­lent, rain gear, plas­tic sheet­ing, rope, duck tape, man­ual can opener, and strikeany­where matches.

Also ap­pre­ci­ated would be do­na­tions of baby sup­plies such as di­a­pers, wipes, for­mula or baby food, bot­tles, and rash oint­ment. Pet sup­plies are also needed in­clud­ing pet food, leashes and col­lars, wa­ter and food bowls, and car­ri­ers. Items can be dropped off at the Coa­homa High School Ag build­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ash­ley Pierce at apierce@coa­homa.esc18.net.

• 9/11 Me­mo­rial Ser­vice is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at SpringCree­k Fel­low­ship. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to at­tend.

• West Re­gion Cot­ton Mar­ket­ing Up­date: U.S. Mar­ket Out­look is set for Tues­day, Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. To find out more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact the Howard County Ex­ten­sion Of­fice for more de­tails or for as­sis­tance with th­ese meet­ings.

• Coa­homa Lion’s Club Trade Day will be held Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Down­town Coa­homa. There will be food, arts & crafts, an­tiques, col­lectibles, cloth­ing, and more. This will be in con­junc­tion with Coa­homa City Wide Garage Sale. Please prac­tice so­cial dis­tanc­ing at six feet and face masks are rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 432-394-4287.

• The Life Cen­ter in Big Spring is help­ing moms and dads with a Di­a­per Day Give­away! Call for a five minute phone ap­point­ment and a pickup time for free di­a­pers, wipes and for­mula. 432-606-5041.

• The Se­nior Sup­per Club has come out of hi­ber­na­tion to re­sume its nor­mal Tues­day evening din­ners. The Come-One-Come-All group will be meet­ing on Tues­days at 5 p.m. and or­ders will be placed around 5:30 p.m. af­ter much so­cial­iz­ing from a dis­tance. The Se­nior Sup­per Club is an in­for­mal group of folks from Howard County who meet at least weekly and some­times more for Dutch-Treat food at dif­fer­ent area restau­rants. Some­times the group also meets for cards, domi­noes, or desserts and fel­low­ship. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Colonel.Allen.M.Mor­ris@Gmail. com.

• St. Vin­cent de Paul will be open the fol­low­ing dates be­gin­ning May 2020. Food dis­tri­bu­tion will take place the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and other as­sis­tance will take place the third Thurs­day of each month from 10:30 a.m. un­til 12:30 p.m. Both dis­tri­bu­tions will take place at 1009 Hearn at SVDP Build­ing.

• Isa­iah 58 will be open on Tues­days from 9 a.m. un­til 11 a.m. fur­ther no­tice, for the safety of their vol­un­teers and those they serve. Those re­ceiv­ing ser­vices are asked to en­ter the park­ing lot on 9th Street and exit onto Scurry. Please bring a form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with you to pick up food. Masks are re­quired and those re­ceiv­ing food boxes will need to place boxes in their own ve­hi­cles un­til fur­ther no­tice. All th­ese ef­forts are be­ing put in place to help slow the spread and en­sure the safety of those vol­un­teer­ing and those re­ceiv­ing ser­vices.

• City of Big Spring of­fices will re­main open by ap­point­ment and elec­tronic means only ef­fec­tive Sun­day, March 22, at mid­night. Th­ese of­fices in­clude: City Hall (432-264-2401); Fi­nance Depart­ment (432-264-2513); Pub­lic Works Depart­ment (432-264-2501); Hu­man Re­sources Depart­ment

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