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Lone Oak Texas

Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds of Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization is expanding its transitional housing program and planning a new rehabilitation facility for men.

Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, director of the faith-based, non-profit group Community Seeds, says the organization's incubator kitchen, which will allow for the preparation of cottage-industry foods, and country store are expected to be complete by the end of the summer.  And he says Community Seeds is planning to add to its transitional housing units, and provide health services for those who live there.

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Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, previews the annual Branded Ranch Rodeo beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs.  It's a major fund raiser for Community Seeds, a faith-based organization that helps people get on their feet.

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Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds -- the non-profit, faith-based charitable organization in Lone Oak -- says the organization is now able to offer limited cash assistance to those needing helping in making their rent or utility payments, and he says the organization has an abundance of vegetables to give away from its community garden.

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The director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, Bert Cooper, says the charitable organization should be ready to open its incubator kitchen and "country store" in downtown Lone Oak by the end of August.  The incubator kitchen will allow individuals to legally prepare food products for sale.  The kitchen and store will be in one of the oldest buildings in East Texas, built in 1849. 

Branded Ranch Rodeo

Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, says the organization benefits from the Branded Ranch Rodeo Saturday (May 19) at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs.  A day full of family-oriented, Western activities begins at 10 a.m.

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Mayor Doug Williams relates the history of Lone Oak, its economic characteristics, and his hopes for the future of the city.

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Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, the director of Community Seeds, says his organization is developing a community, or incubator, kitchen in Lone Oak, where citizens will learn to cook food for sale to the public, and where the food can be prepared.  Community Seeds is an "outreach organization, providing care for the less fortunate."