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Search Is On For Texas's Outstanding Senior Volunteer

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  • Whitesboro moves forward with plans to build $1 million equine arena

    Whitesboro moves forward with plans to build $1 million equine arena

    WHITESBORO, TX -- Tuesday night Whitesboro City Council voted to move forward with building a $1 million arena. City officials met again Wednesday morning to reach out to local land owners and begin seeking legal and financial counsel. Carla Peacock is going into her fourth year serving as president of the Dal-Worth Appaloosa Horse Club, but she's only been in the Texoma area for nine years. "Up in the north east, you have a limited window when you can show,” said Peacock. “So we showed pret...More >>
    WHITESBORO, TX -- Tuesday night Whitesboro City Council voted to move forward with building a $1 million arena. City officials met again Wednesday morning to reach out to local land owners and begin seeking legal and financial counsel. Carla Peacock is going into her fourth year serving as president of the Dal-Worth Appaloosa Horse Club, but she's only been in the Texoma area for nine years. "Up in the north east, you have a limited window when you can show,” said Peacock. “So we showed pret...More >>
  • Nipp Pleads Not Guilty In Carter County Court

    Nipp Pleads Not Guilty In Carter County Court

    ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of leading authorities on two separate high speed chases through two southern Oklahoma counties was back in court today. James Conn Nipp pleaded not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.The charge stems from a chase in Carter County that happened on January 22.Nipp is also accused of running from authorities in Love County last July.Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were in the car with Nipp that night.T...More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of leading authorities on two separate high speed chases through two southern Oklahoma counties was back in court today. James Conn Nipp pleaded not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.The charge stems from a chase in Carter County that happened on January 22.Nipp is also accused of running from authorities in Love County last July.Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were in the car with Nipp that night.T...More >>
  • Latest Wreck On Sharp Curve Near Davis Shuts Down I-35

    Latest Wreck On Sharp Curve Near Davis Shuts Down I-35

    MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- An overturned semi shut down the part of Interstate 35 after troopers say the driver was going too fast around a curve.Troopers say if drivers don't start slowing down, accidents like this will continue to happen. Truck driver Jerry Harris is just glad nobody else was hurt. "It could of been a heck of a lot worse," said Harris.The truck driver lost control along an on ramp curve near Davis, Oklahoma to merge onto I-35 southbound when troopers say he was going to fast. OHP...More >>
    MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- An overturned semi shut down the part of Interstate 35 after troopers say the driver was going too fast around a curve.Troopers say if drivers don't start slowing down, accidents like this will continue to happen. Truck driver Jerry Harris is just glad nobody else was hurt. "It could of been a heck of a lot worse," said Harris.The truck driver lost control along an on ramp curve near Davis, Oklahoma to merge onto I-35 southbound when troopers say he was going to fast. OHP...More >>

Everyday, Texas senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here's your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program. 

Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

"Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily," said Tim Dungan,  owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Texoma. "Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities – important elements of healthy aging."

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes between Jan. 15 and March 1, 2014, at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners' designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest's official rules, visit  www.SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can alternatively be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

 For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network's services, call your local Home Instead Senior Care at 903-893-1100.