Alternative gifts meet needs around world

Instead of new gadgets or designer jeans, some in the area will get livestock and water wells for Christmas, but the gifts aren’t for them exactly. The alternative gifts will go to those in need around the world and help make their quality of life better long after holiday decorations have been put away, the jeans have worn out and the gadgets are outdated.

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THF gives grants to 17 local health groups

For many, the Christmas season a time for giving, not only to friends and family but also those who are in need. In keeping with that tradition, and creating a new one, the Texoma Health Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to local health organizations and support groups that serve the Texoma community.

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Bells beats Trenton for 1st place

TRENTON — Katie Branam and the Bells Lady Panthers felt like they hadn’t played their best basketball following a five-point district win against Sam Rayburn earlier this week, and they knew they had to refocus and set the tone early in Friday’s game at state-ranked Trenton.

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