Local Toy Drives This Friday & Saturday

The Lufkin Marine Corps League will conduct a two day toy drive this Friday and Saturday at the Walmart Super Center in Lufkin from sun-up into the evening both days.

We need your help desperately! Applications for toys are up substantially so monetary donations and toys are very much appreciated. Come see us and help put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children this Christmas!

Angelina Co. Drop off Locations

Nacogdoches Co. Drop off Locations

Trinity Co. Drop off Locations

Disaster Areas Declared

flood_Dis_areaGovernor declares state of disaster in a number of local counties due to flooding
(AUSTIN) — As flooding continues to impact parts of East and Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in the following counties: Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler. The Governor also elevated the activation level of the State Operations Center (SOC) in Austin, and is urging Texans to stay on high alert and immediately heed any warnings from their local officials related to this severe flood threat.

“Flooding resulting from historic rainfall in East Texas is having a significant impact on residents,” said Governor Abbott. “The State of Texas continues to do everything it can to assist all the counties affected by this severe weather, and my thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted. I want to thank the first responders for their quick response to this disaster and ask that residents heed the warnings of local officials, particularly concerning evacuation notices.”

To read Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration, click here.

Sept 15, 2015 Odd and Ends

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. This new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.Joseph-Amazing-Coat-DramaFilled with unforgettable songs: including “Go Go Go Joseph”, “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door”, it is a timeless story of victory over obstacles that encourages us all. Half-price tickets will be offered for youth 17 and under. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph” “A brilliant celebration of words, music and color.”

Angelina Co. Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Gun Training for Churches: Recent shootings across the country have made the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office move into action to help local churches. Next week, the law enforcement agency will be holding an active shooter training for places of worship on how to handle active shooter situations. The event is next Thursday and starts at 10 a.m. at the convention center in downtown Lufkin. It is free for all churches but you must RSVP early by calling the sheriff’s office. (KTRE News)

Make a joyful noise! Sunday afternoon, The Inspirational Praise Sing-Off will raise praise and worship to an all new level as our community fills the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center with beautiful and joyful sounds. Teams of vocal talent from all over our community will create an event that you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendar for this spectacular Sunday! Be sure to arrive an hour early to see the Inspirational Praise Dancing from 1:00pm-1:45pm.

Stories from PrayerWorks

  • Answered Pray, 09/09/2015 -Thanks to everyone that prayed for me. I got a job better than I had. I am going to be helping Families with Domestic Violence. Something I never thought of doing, but the Lord new what I enjoyed doing and that is helping people. Keep the Faith even when you can’t see an answer the Lord is Faithful.
  • His word is alive, 09/10/2015 – When I sing (or listen to) God’s word, I am so much more free in my spirit. The enemy’s crew cannot come in, when we have God abiding there. His word is alive, powerful and is willing. I will Bless you as I can. I thank all who volunteer or otherwise just work at KSWP or KAVX. I have your stations on my prayer list daily. God Bless all from an 80 years young gal.
  • Awesome Radio Station, 09/11/2015 – Don’t know what I would do without KSWP in my life and the encouragement it brings to me. Praise the Lord and Thank You Jesus!

Your Privacy Protected But Do You Feel Safe: A federal appeals court just ruled that the Patriot Act does not allow the National Security Agency’s vast collection of millions of Americans’ phone records. The Patriot Act was put in place after the 9/11 attacks to allow for broad government surveillance tools to combat terrorism. The court decided to not stop the program and sent the case back to a lower court, suggesting that the lower court wait for Congress to debate the law, as parts of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1.

 

Random Observations of Your World

The Journey Magazine Spotlight: You could help a family in need with a prom dress & What’s coming in February.  Listen for feature with Stephanie Oliver at 6:35am & 8:35am today.

Call ADAC for more detailson how to donate a prom dress or accessories 936-634-5753 in Lufkin or 936-564-2446 in Nacogdoches.

Day 3 – Creative ways to connect with your sweetheart: Ideas for the “Planner” & the more “Spontaneous” (families.com – blog)

What Your Blood Type Says About Your Personality: It can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. (Foxnew.som – Associated Press)

KTRE plans some changes for broadcasts: Is it true that KTRE is doing away with all their local news broadcasts except for the one at 6 p.m.? The answer is no. – Lufkin will keep a full newsroom. (Lufkin Daily News)