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Volunteers Needed

We would love to have your help to serve your community.  If you have special skills, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc., please contact us right away so we may place you where you are most needed.  Sign up as a Volunteer! See you soon!  ...

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Christmas in Action restores house fit for a ‘King’

A 65-year-old Cleburne woman said she is counting her blessings twice after Christmas in Action volunteers spent Saturday morning restoring the home she has lived in the past 25 years. CIA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that repairs homes for elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in Cleburne. Shortly after...

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Rain Fails to Dampen Pastors' Spirits

Wednesday’s steady drizzle revived rather than subdued the morales of several Cleburne area pastors hard at work in the 800 block of North Wilhite Street. “Because I always feel called to serve, a servant of Jesus,” First Mt. Zion Pastor Willie Stevenson when asked why he was running around in...

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Cleburne chamber honors businesses during annual banquet

Tom O'Neil Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 2015 board Chairman Tom O’Neil gives his last remarks to his outgoing directors at the 97th annual chamber banquet on Thursday night. Highlighting some of the successes of 2015, the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce honored several members for their outstanding service to the community....

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Lions learn about Christmas in Action

Christmas in Action Treasurer Cassie Dunson spoke to the Cleburne Lions Club on Oct. 28 at the Cleburne Conference Center about the organization and its biggest fundraiser, the chili supper and dance. Since 2000, CIA has been repairing homes in Johnson County. “Christmas in Action repairs homes for the elderly...

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Christmas in Action repairs roof of home

Christmas in Action, a Cleburne Christian ministry organization, started the process of repairing the roof of a mobile home on Wednesday. Homeowner Sheila Ray, 60, has been living in the home since 2000. As she raised her three children, she developed severe arthritis, which caused her to have a bad...

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Christmas in Action and 6 Stones team up to help community

The weekend began with music and cheers as volunteers gathered in the Caddo Street Grill parking lot to start two days of giving back. The 6 Stones Ministry, Christmas In Action and the city of Cleburne joined forces with more than 350 volunteers to help families in Cleburne struggling to...

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CHRISTMAS IN ACTION Celebrates 15 Years

Christmas in Action (CIA) celebrates their 15th year of refurbishing and providing emergency repairs for homeowners in the Cleburne community. The all-volunteer board has coordinated over 300 projects in the last 15 years. Some of the original board members still serve on the board. President, Paul Hinman, boasts the success...

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United Way Day of Caring sparks youth involvement

Young volunteers were doing heavy lifting for the 10th annual United Way of Johnson County Day of Caring event on Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers teamed up to donate their time to help. There were five projects for volunteers to choose from, ranging from planting gardens to cleaning up overgrown...

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Odessa church group marks third Cleburne visit

A dozen teenagers and several adults from New Life Church in Odessa joined forces with city workers and Cleburne’s Christmas In Action program on Thursday and Friday to lend a helping hand. Unseasonably cooler weather on both days lent the perfect conditions for outdoor work. “We knew they were...

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Packing it in

Measuring what Dianne Packwood has accomplished on the job is easy. Since she came aboard as executive director, United Way of Johnson County’s annual goal rose from $250,000 to $475,000 in 2013. The agency met or exceeded its annual goal in eight of those years, raising nearly $4 million. And...

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