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Judy Rudoff and Amy Stark of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce relate plans for the church's annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 to 1 Thursday (November 28).  The church typically serves about 200 people on Thanksgiving.  The church is located on State Highway 24, across from Texas A&M-Commerce.  For more information on the event, call (903) 886-3220.

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Autumn Johnson, the director of Campus Recreation at Texas A&M-Commerce, discusses strategies for managing the stress that some people feel in relation to Thanksgiving and other holidays.

Community Thanksgiving Meal Marks 25 Years

Nov 3, 2016
The First United Methodist Church in Cooper will open the doors to the Fellowship Hall for a free Thanksgiving Day lunch provided by many community volunteers.
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This Thanksgiving will mark 25 years that the First United Methodist Church and other community members have provided a lunch for people in Delta County and surrounding areas. 

The event began when a few church members decided that people that lived alone and those with limited resources needed to have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal and good fellowship.  Since that time 25 years ago, the meal has opened its doors to anyone who would like to come.


Hunt County Agrilife Family and Consumer Science agent Sarah Latham says there are ways to keep Thanksgiving from adding unwanted pounds to your frame.  For one thing, she says limit the feasting to one day, not three or four.  Another tip is to wait 20 minutes after eating before going back for seconds, because it takes that long for your body to realize it's full.  Also, she says be careful not to leave leftovers on the table for very long after the

Counting her blessings

Nov 28, 2013
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This is the time of year for reflection and giving thanks for the blessings life has to offer.

Amy Phillips was kind enough to share her journey. At this time 17 years ago her seven month old son, Luke, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.

“I am truly blessed this Thanksgiving,” said Amy Phillips on her life-changing event. “He [Luke Phillips] was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Dallas and prepared for surgery.”

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"Let me tell you, this is as far north as my family would like to go," says Columbian-born Dr. Adolfo Benavides about his recent move to Greenville to accept the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

On this episode, Dr. Dan Jones introduces us to Benavides, and the two discuss plans for helping to keep A&M-Commerce a "forward-looking" institution.

Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Service

Nov 14, 2012

A community Thanksgiving service will once again be hosted in Delta County.