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The mission of Opportunities, Inc. is to provide developmental and support services which assist individuals in attaining a full life in the community.

DECEMBER 2011 - VOLUME LVIII

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Norah was to be a “Christmas gift” for her family in 2009, but she entered the world much earlier than expected! Melissa and Jason Dean were surprised and concerned when their fourth child, Norah, was born 15 weeks premature in September. Her lungs were not strong enough to perform on their own and she was put on a ventilator. After a seven month long hospital stay, she was released to go home. Her family quickly turned to Opportunities ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) for help. For over eighteen months, therapists have provided Norah with speech, occupational and physical therapies; along with specialized training at her home to help her reach her full potential. This adorable little girl is walking, playing and talking saying her favorite words, “hey baby”. Proving again, that “early intervention” is the key! After 29 years of serving children and families in Bowie County six new counties of Titus, Camp, Franklin, Morris, Cass and Red River are also benefiting from Opportunities early intervention services. In this Christmas season, we give thanks to our many friends, volunteers and contributors who have enriched the life of Norah and others who have developmental delays and disabilities. Thank you for being a blessing to Opportunities.


Evaluation

Physical Therapy

Nutritious Meals


Speech Therapy

Nursing Care

Family Services

Occupational Therapy


A Giving Heart From race cars to the latest electronics, most children have big dreams and long lists for their birthday. For one special young lady, though, giving to others is at the top of her list. Lydia Lee, daughter of Ashley & Lance Lee, embodies a spirit of compassion. On her 7th birthday, Lydia asked her friends to donate coats and jackets for children at Opportunities. This selfless act ensures that 30 children in need will stay warm during the winter months. Thank you to Lydia and others in our community who share the spirit of the season with children and adults who have special needs.

Paws of Joy The Opportunities Senior Day Center provides families with peace of mind. They feel secure in knowing that their loved one is cared for in a spacious facility designed specifically for adult day care. Seniors receive nutritious meals, snacks, exercise and socialization activities, such as Pet Therapy. Studies have shown the positive impact of pet therapy on the physical and emotional health of seniors. Stroking the back of a dog improves motor skills and can encourage physical activity. Interaction with pets fosters socialization and promotes a positive change in self-esteem. Many seniors become more responsive during and after pet therapy and the visit gives them something to look forward to. Opportunities has been fortunate to have a Therapy Dog volunteer who brings warmth and joy to the Senior Day Center. Karen Cannon and her Labradoodle, Ellie, come to the Senior Day Center twice a month and they keep clients delightfully entertained. Seniors love to pet and shake hands with Ellie and her visit encourages clients to talk and interact with one another. Karen and Ellie contribute to the quality of services in Opportunities Senior Day Center and we appreciate their dedication.


Annual Aut umn Luncheon The Opportunities Foundation Board welcomed guests to Pam & Gregg Orr’s beautiful home, and members of the Angel Guild assisted in another successful Autumn Luncheon. Pam Elliott of Culinary Creations treated guests to a delicious fall menu, and gorgeous floral arrangements created by David “Scooter” Raney accented the tables. In its 28th year, Autumn Luncheon raises awareness of the services provided by Opp, and we are thankful to the many friends who support this event each year. The Opp for Lunch cookbook is a beautifully-bound collection of recipes from the past Autumn Luncheons, and it makes a wonderful gift. To purchase a cookbook for $20 and makes a wonderful gift for the holidays. To purchase a cookbook contact the Development Office of Opportunities at 903.791.2270 or development@oppinc.org.


2011 INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Sponsors Platinum Truman Arnold Companies Patterson Dental Clinic

Sliver

GOLD Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

EZ Mart Stores Inc. Jack B. Kelley Enterprises Southern Refrigerated Transport Wholesale Electric Mil-Way Federal Credit Union

Bronze AEP SWEPCO Bancorp South Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys Center Point Energy CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Collom & Carney Clinic Commercial National Bank DOMTAR

Flanagan Financial Planning Group Guaranty Bond Bank Keil & Goodson Lance Lee, Attorney at Law McLarty Ford Miller Co. Abstract ML James Construction Mr & Mrs. Joe Crane

Offenhauser & Co. Orr Chevrolet - Honda Patton, Tidwell & Schroeder Red River Lumber Company Regions Bank/Morgan Keegan Thomas & Thomas Wadley Regional Medical Center Wells Fargo

Corporate Alexander’s Jewelers Andrew Curry, DDS Arklatex Forklift Daines Insurance & Financial Services Day & Zimmerman Fay J. Packaging Floyd Capital Management

Glazer’s Distributors H & N Landscaping Haltom & Doan Judge & Mrs. Leon Pesek, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gene Joyce Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Martin Mr. David Williams Quinton Miner, DDS

Regional Systems Schimming Companies Southwest Arkansas Telephone Coop. TEXAR Federal Credit Union Texas Roadhouse Tri-State Iron & Metal Co. Vanco System, Inc.


Donations & Contributions July 1 - Nov 11, 2011

Pat Abernathy Susan Addison Jane Ann Agan Lynn Akins Brad Akins Brooke and Scot Akins Albertson’s Amanda Albright Lara Alexander Greta Alexander Debbie Alkire Carolyn Allen Rhonda Allen Kate Anderson Ruth and Allen Archambault Mitun Balasekaran Courtney Barham Kaye Baxter Pam Beck Sue Beck Patsy Bell Deidra Bennett Janie Bishop Becky Blake Betty Bostick Tracy Boudreaux Billy Fox Branson Carlton and Dorothy Braudaway Claudia Bright Margaret Bruce Monica Bruner Jane Bruner Cindy and Jim Bunch JoAnne Bunn Linda Burke Donna Burnett Gayle Burrow Sarah and Norm Bush Business Women’s Garden Club Karen Cannon Polly Carnation Beverly Carter Joan and Jack Carter Central Assembly Of God Molly Chambers

Robin Clark Margaret Cobb Melanie Cockerell Gail Cogbill Linda Cogbill Susan Cogell Jeanne Connell Jeanie Conway Lucille Cook Kathi Couch Mary Couch Elaine Cowling Char Crane Stephanie Crane Florence Crank Caroline Craven Melissa Creech Cindy Crisp Maggie Culbertson Nona Culpepper Caroline Curry Donna Curtis Cute As A Bug LE Jane Daines Carol Dalby Sharon Daniels Barbara Davis Peggy Davis Tonya Davis Lisa Day Mindy Day Vicki Delaughter Vicki Deskin Jennifer Dietze Anne Douglas Winnie Duncan Norma Durrant Gail Eichler Katy Elkins Kaye Ellison Evergreen Garden Club Joyce and Melvin Fagan Janet Farnham First Presbyterian Church Jill Flanagan Helen Floyd

Joy Fontaine Sarah Fricks Mimi Fuller Whitney Fuqua Bess Gamble Williams Clarice Gary Ashley Gibbs Kristen Giles Lessie Gleason Julia and David Glenn Iretha Glover Sally Goesl Jackie Gooding Linda Grace Bobbie Graham Martha Granberry Remica Gray Diane Green Patricia Green Alice Griffin Glenda Griffin Dorothy Griffin Sherry Grounds Bobbie Guillot Mary Ellen Gwinn H & N Landscaping Becky Halcomb Dee Hale Eli Hampton Marjorie and Joe H. Hampton Rosemary Hardy Jeanne Harrel Margaret Harrell Lori Harrelson Babs Harrison Lynlee Harvey June Hatchett Sherry Hawkins Suzy Heath Lauren Hehmeyer Prissy Hickerson Dena Hill Kathy Hillis Betty Hlavinka Suzy Hlavinka Ruby Hlavinka Carol Jane Hoffman Frances Holcombe

Janis Holliday Amanda Horton Peggy Howard Sonja Hubbard Hubbard-Watlington Foundation Lou Ella Humphrey Sada Hutcheson Wanda Ingram Diana James Stephanie James Daniel Johnson Catherine Jones Jennifer Jordan Mary Kay and Gene Joyce Mary Jumper Susan Keeney Jana Kennedy Alice Kern Hazel Kittrell Jeannine Knight Peggy Kososki Bob Krayl Anita Kurichety Nancy Lacy Marilyn Lane Dorothy Langdon Annell Langdon

Jean Lattimore Sue Lavender Jan Lavender Martha LaVoice Lindy Lawrence Amber Lawrence Deborah Lee Ashley and Lance Lee Gina Leeper Wanda Looney Pam Lott Amy Mahadi Janice Martin Marie Martin Gayle Martin Dolly Marting Margaret Mathis Alix Matteson Martha and David Maurer Judy May Suzanne McAnally Barbara McCash Lil and Hayes McClerkin Pam McCoy Liza McCubbin Lee Ann McCulloch Arwen McDaniel

Linda McDaniel Pam McDaniel Betty McGee Camille McGinnis Darrah McGuire Roberta McMahon Barbara McWilliams Becky McWilliams Cassy Meisenheimer Vicki Melde Sarah Meredith Martha Merrill Dottie Miller Jean Miller Sue Mills Barbara Miner Stacey Miner Julie Mitchell Bess Mobley Patti Moore Patricia Moore Carolyn Moreland Judy Morgan Mary Lou Morriss Martha Morriss Patsy Morriss Gay Moss Gloria Mugno Kathryn Murphy


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Donations & Contributions July 1 - Nov 11, 2011 Jean Nailling Pat Nance National Analysis Worldwide Susan Nawrocki Gretchen Nichols Billie Nipper Shannon Nix Martha Norton Joan Nowlin Mary Ann Oden Kirsten O’Donnell Olive Garden Francine Orr Leah Orr Pam and Gregg Orr Kathryn Osborne June Owen Shirley Owens Janie Pappas Teensy Parsons Katherine Patterson Lois Patterson Danielle Patterson Peggy Patton Carolyn Payne

Linda Pearcy Tamar Pennington Beth Pesek Leon Pesek Rebecca Phillips Ennis Phillips Nina Phillips Doni Phillips Glenn Pillow Caren Poole Cindy Porter Michelle Porter Charlotte Potter Hollan Potts Martha Prieskorn Mindi Pruett Jon Purifoy Virginia Raffaelli Patricia Ralston Shannon Reardon Kerry Ribble LaWanda Rich Sharon Richter Sue Richter Nancy Robbins Kay Roberts

Kim Roberts Monica Robertson Jane Rochelle Lori Rochelle Eileen Rothwell Dimple Royal Nancy Rutledge Nancy Sadowski Nancy and Ben Sandefur Rosie Sanderson Julie Sanderson Jaqueline Saporito Debbie and Alan Schimming Karen Schmidt Gwenn Schnipper Mary Schroeder Amy Schulz Carol Scott Sarah Sealy Sylvia Seibold Renee Sheppard Ann Shilling Becky Shinn Bertha Shipp

Michelle Shores Stephanie Shuffield Patty Smith Kathy Smith Jenni Smith Claudia Snow Lisa Soyars Beth Sparks Betsy Spencer Millicent Stafford Betty Sterle Kathy and Ned Stewart Brittanie Stone Marietta Stroud Target Chris Terry Texarkana Area Community Foundation Texarkana Elks Lodge #399 Texarkana Law Wives Janice Thomas Jane Thomas Thomas & Thomas Melanie Thornton

Julie Tidwell Mary Tidwell Nancy Tommey Paula Tompkins Jill Treadway Carol Trigg Two Sprouts Melinda Vammen Lynnlee and Bart Vance Sandy Varner Patricia Wagy Sylvia Waldrop Mel Walsh Sherri Waters Tiffannee Watson Joyce Watson Wayne Garrison Charitable Trust Mary Katherine Weber Treva West Charlotte West Rosemary White Bettie White Linda White

Margie Whitehead Ruth Ellen Whitt Betty Wilhite Marita Williams Kathryn Wilson Mary Beth Womack Melba Wood Jolly Woosley Denise Wright Gayle Wright Elizabeth Wyrick Donna Yarber Stacy Yates Junie Young Genie Young Lillie and Charles Young Doris Ann and Damon Young Kristian Young Mary Ellen Young Tara Zwermann

Honorariums July 1 - Nov 11, 2011 Friends of Sharon Arnett Tom & Dee Buffington

Robin Clark Amber and Brian Clark Jimmy Cobb Staff of Opportunities, Inc.

Randy Ford Patricia & Joe Lane

Linda & Harrison Grace Molly & Dennis Chambers Christine Greenwood Janice & Jerry Martin Julie and Dick Hall Patty & B. Smith

Lorna J. Harris Rachel & William Harris Inez Kemp Eunice Kreher Jan Leanice Martin Janis Parker Judy Morgan Carol & John Dalby Endsley Norman Stephanie & Reese Shuffield Opportunities Board of Directors Carolyn & Ken Morehouse

Pam Orr Susan Brown Tamar Pennington Patty & B. Smith Leon Pesek, Sr. Annette & Winford Dunn Megan Schroeder Jim Rule Patty Smith Jay Fulbright Marietta & John Stroud

John Stroud Caroline & Andrew Curry Texarkana Law Wives Dolly Marting Jack Williams Patty & B. Smith


A Tribute to Shirley Pesek The loss of our friend, Shirley Pesek, will be greatly felt by many at Opportunities. A tireless volunteer, Shirley dedicated her time and talents to support the children and adults of Opportunities. She was a charter member of the Opportunities Foundaiton Board and she spent her life supporting our mission. The Pesek’s son, Michael, who was born with developmental disabilities, was one of the first children to receive daily specialized services. For over 45 years, the Pesek Family has strongly supported children and adults who have special needs and Opportunities is grateful to have received many generous gifts in memory of Shirley. Thank you.

Memorials Susan & Jeff Addison Anita & Truman Arnold Pansy & Jerrell Baird LaCrecia & Dean Barry Martha & Bill Bean Dorothy & William Beaty Betty & James Bostick Bowie Co. Comm. Supervision & Corrections Department Ronald Braswell Margaret & Charles Bruce JoAnne & Larry Bunn Scottie & Robert Burnett Marguerite & Ray Burrows Joan & Jack Carter Katy Caver Martha Chandler Jim Chiarizio Gail & Jimmy Cobb Anita Colvin Kellee & Bruce Condit Lucille Cook Mary & Larry Copeland Karen Coulter Stephanie & Ford Crane Jane & Eddie Daines Carol & John Dalby Sharon Daniels

Cecilia & James Davis Dorothy Davis Brenda & Ronald Dold Annette & Winford Dunn Norma & Fay J. Durrant Sandra & Robert Edgin Bunn Fawcett Helen & Ben Floyd Paula & Michael Foster Gateway Garden Club Cookie & John Gender Melanie & Andrew Gloster Jackie & William Gooding Danny Gray Dorothy & John Griffin Dee Hale Brent Haltom Norma Harrison John Hawkins Barbara & Robert Hay Suzy & John Heath Joy Hicks Betty & Charles Hlavinka Frances Holcombe Janis Holliday Howard Jumper & Yazel Investment Group, LLC Sada & Fred Hutcheson

Stephanie & Royce James Clyde Jones Mignon & Burney Jones Mary Kay & Gene Joyce Michelle & Chris Karam Susan Keeney Carolyn & Cordell Klein Bonnie & David Lamb Susan & Dennis Landreaux Annell & Gary Langdon Langdon & Davis Jan & George Lavender Ashley & Lance Lee Jane & Greg Long Janice & Jerry Martin Margaret Mathis Glenn & Gene McAuley Lil & Hayes McClerkin Pam McCoy Lee Ann & Buddy McCulloch Mary & David McDonald Camille & Rob McGinnis Ruth & Jim McKinney Juanita McMillion Jo & Al Melde Sue Mills Carolyn & Ken Morehouse Martha & Josh Morriss

Suzanne & Glenn Moses Mickey Nicklas Martha & Fred Norton Kirsten & John O’Donnell Barbara & David Oubre Debra Pastore Molly & Brian Pate Connor Patman Mary & John Patterson Peggy & Kirk Patton Joy Peek Opal Peek Kim & Clay Roberts Jerre & Bill Roberts Jane & Jerry Rochelle Lori & Jerry Rochelle Dimple & Jack Royal Phyllis Russell Rosemary & James Henry Russell Nancy & Ben Sandefur Joyce Schiessl Debbie & Alan Schimming Megan & Trey Schroeder Sylvia Seibold Ann & Charles Shilling Gloria Shimanek Frances Shipp

Michelle and Todd Shores Larry Sims Patty and B. Smith Beth and Jerry Sparks Betty Sterle Marietta & John Stroud Emily Tarr Mary Taylor Marsha & Barry Telford Texarkana Law Wives Paula & William Tompkins Jill & Gary Treadway Joe Tyler Charlotte & George Vasser Diane & James Warren Betty & Jack Watkins Joyce Watson Nancy Webb Sara & Bob Weber Linda White Wanda Whitehead Mary & Jeff Williams Marlane Wisdom Kristie Wright Genie & Jeff Young Donna Young Alice & Stephen Young


Memorials July 1 - Nov 11, 2011 Roxie Adams Janie & Rick Bishop Johnny Aldridge Amber & Brian Clark Sharon Arnett Dorothy & William Beaty Dee & Tom Buffington Joan & Jack Carter Suzy & John Heath Bertha Shipp Patty & B. Smith Jerry Wyatt Donna Young James Howard Atkins Jean Lattimore Charles Attaway Sara & Bob Weber Helen Bailey Joan & Jack Carter

Lee Bennett Erin, Will, Melanie & Andrew Gloster Bert Bloomfield Evelyn Pinkner

Jetta Court Joan & Jack Carter Melanie & Andrew Gloster Jackie & William Gooding Janice & Jerry Martin Ruby Dougan Gail & Don Peace Jackie Douglas Jean Lattimore L.D. Estes Donna Young

Mary Ford Joan & Jack Carter Patty & B. Smith

Marjorie Ann Franklin Melanie & Andrew Gloster Frances Gilbert Jackie & William Gooding Dr. Barry Green Janis & Eddie Robbins Donna Young David Hendrix Charlotte Humphrey

William Hermann Carol Ann Letterman

Heather Banks Brennan Melanie & Andrew Gloster Joe Herndon Winnie Stone Janann Gleason Sandra Case Janet Hoag Donna Young A.E. Andrews Deborah Cherry Gail & Jimmy Cobb Susan Cogell Janie Rick Bishop Sylvia Seibold Ruth Clement Bettye Hayes Donna Young Teasley Maggie Lane Cobb Patricia & Joe Lane Bertha Shipp Donna Young

Louise Coker Margaret & Charles Bruce Joan & Jack Carter Pam McCoy Burton P. Cook Carol Ann Letterman

Carolyn Terry Margie & Robert Whitehead

Cyril Hubnik Melanie & Andrew Gloster Kathy Johnman Caroline & Andrew Curry

Ryan Johns Melanie & Andrew Gloster Jackie & William Gooding

Josie Jones Melanie & Andrew Gloster Bob Keaton Joan & Jack Carter Caroline & Andrew Curry Joe Kennedy Linda & Bob Pearcy Dr. James Bates Kittrell Gale Gill Donna Young

Buddy Lane Bertha Shipp Dorothy Lawrence Gale Gill Stephanie & Royce James Donna Young Fred Lipsey Wayne Fenton

Joe W. Lovelace Joan & Jack Carter

Pat Lusk Elizabeth & Brent Lusk Sharon Luton Joan & Jack Carter Mary & Bill Tidwell

Mary Jo Maly Suzanne & R. D. Sherrill Shirley Martinez Elizabeth & Brent Lusk

Linnie Maxwell Lil & Hayes McClerkin David May Suzy & John Heath

Robert McDowell Joan & Jack Carter Paula & William Tompkins Pauline Moore Paulette McIntyre Kerry Moore Patricia Moore Gayble Moss Bertha Shipp John Mugno Donna Young

Cleophus Nard Staff of Opportunities, Inc.

Debra Young Oliver Patty & B. Smith

Pete Peacock Melanie & Andrew Gloster Gail & Don Peace Kevin Quinn Michelle & Todd Shores Rufus Robbins Donna Young

Tommy E. Roberts, Sr. Wayne Fenton

Cindy Cook Sandefur Donna Young Ruth Sims Joan & Jack Carter Mary & Bill Tidwell Penny Smith Susan & Charles Potter Joyce Stephens Janice & Jerry Martin Gerald Thomas Rick & Janie Bishop

Marzelle Townsend Carol Ann Letterman Herman Walker Donna Young

Ronnie Ward Linda & Bob Pearcy

Brandon Warren Linda & Bob Pearcy

Patrick Watson Don & Paula Watson

Peggy White Linda & Bob Pearcy Danny Williams Joan & Jack Carter Lori & Jerry Rochelle

Amanda Fussell Woodman Opal Peek Donna Young Dr. Charles Yarbrough Jean Yarbrough William Yarbrough Jean Yarbrough


Memorials July 1 - Oct 31, 2011

Texarkana Funeral Home Clement Abadie Ginger Adams Paul Akins LaRhonda Alexander Charles Attaway Melvin Barnes Willis Beene James Bell Robert Bowden Johnny Braden Betty Brooks Jenefer Bruce Bobby Bruce Diana Burns Emmaline Burton Sibitha Caddenhead Thomas Carter Lee Claborn Johnny Clements Jacquelin Cole Byron Cook Steven Davis Billy Davis Mary Delk Eva Dupree Katherine Elam Violet Fomby John Fountoulakis William Fox Russell Freeman Roxanne Freund Geraldine Gaulden James Giles Richard Golightly Reba Grubbs Nettie Hampton Glenda Hardin Melba Harris Paul Harvey Melanie Hickerson

Christene Hicks Janet Hoag Yvonne Holt Virgil Hoskins Arthur House Jessie Irvin John Jackson Kathryn Johnmann Wesley Johns Bobby Joe Keaton Doris King Mary Kirkland June Klumpp Walter Knox Mary Jane Latham Frances Lawler Margie Lee Tamae Leeper Mary Lemoine Joan Lester Fannie Lewis LaVerne Lynn Mary Maly Pebble Mathews Gary Matthews Linnie Maxwell Don McCaskill Mitchell McCormick Lelah McFerrin Colin McGregor Estell Michael Mary Mitchell Pauline Moore Ronald Nelson Claborn Newton Glorias Oliver Nelda Paschal William Pelfrey Shirley Pesek Marjorie Pickering

Chapelwood Funeral Home

Marlene Poole Sybil Presswood Robert Price Robert Price Sarah Purtle Cliff’Don Raper Jesie Resendiz Derrell Reynolds H.G. Rhea Florine Richardson Willa Riera William Roberts William Robinson Harold Sailor Donnie Sanders J.T. Scott Jessie Shepherd Lola Siren Steven Smith Mary Stanley James Stephens Charles Sullivan Bobbie Taylor Barbara Timmons Mary Townsend Ethel Turner Jessie Upchurch Bennie Waggoner Frank Walker Gertrude Walls Lloyd Walraven Dorothy Walraven Zachary Warren Mary White Danny Williams Clara Williams Ludovika Williams Edgar Wood Ronald Wright Otha Yates

Delilah Bills Berton Bloomfield Delora Bourne Beulah Brewington Byron Brower Christine Burke Helen Burrus Constance Caudle Willian Chick Owen Clemmer Julian Cranfill Willie Curtis Marvin Downs Eleannor Drautz Mary Ebert Charles Edwards Wesley Freeman James Freeze Pam Gardner Wilma Gaston Dorothy Goodwin Ronnie Goodwin Frances Hargrove David Harrington

Bates Rolf Funeral Home Charles Baird Gerald Birdsong Carolyn Bonham Ayden Brown Iris Cunningham Louise Davis Stanley Elliott Beulah Ferrant

William Gay Henry Hanna Larry Hatley Claudia Hawley Thomas Hodge Bonnie Ingram James Jordan Lillie Joshlin

Boyce Kruse Gilbert Lugo Morris Miller Eva Minyard Kenneth Nelson James Nix Arthur Obenoskey Leonard Olson

Brenda Sanford Julius Smith Patty Smith May Spivey Thelma Thompson Betty Vest Kattie Wagner Paula Walls Carol West

David Higley Merri Hill Patsy Holder Mary Hutchison Barbara Johnson Travis Johnson John Johnston Vivian Kackley Rosemary Kasner David Kearns Bruce Kinney William Lollar Donald Matthews Correne McKeever Mary Jane McKown Rebecca Merritt Thomas Miller Thomas Morris Paul Mueller Carol Nowlin Kusumben Patel Willis Pipes Tonya Pool John Porterfield

Thomas Richardson Florine Rogers Joanne Schmidt Paulette Shealy Maudie Shelton Sharon Sheppared Oatis Smith Martha Smith Bobby Stevens Mattie Stickler Betty Stoker James Sunderlin Lorene Teeter Kenneth Thomas Carolyn Vaughn James Walbeck Marna Ward Patrick Watson Peggy White Margaret Wood Milton Wright Tony Wright Jessie Yeager Jacque Yonkey


6101 North State Line Texarkana, TX 75503 903.791.2270 www.oppinc.org Return Service Requested

Board of Directors Martha Norton, President Lance Lee, Past President Buddy McCulloch, President Elect Clay Roberts, Treasurer Lisa Shoalmire, Secretary Joe Crane Glenn Moses Carol Dalby Chad Patterson Steve Harrelson Leon Pesek, Sr. Sonja Hubbard Mike Shepherd Gene Joyce Treva West Jerry Martin David Williams Hayes McClerkin Genie Jones Young Pam McCoy Winford Dunn, Judy Morgan Legal Advisor Kristen Dillard

Foundation Board Stephanie James, Chairman Pat Abernathy Patsy Bell Jeanie Conway Lucille Cook Caroline Craven Winnie Duncan Jane Feinberg Mary Kay Joyce Ashley Lee Lil McClerkin Pam McCoy LeeAnn McCulloch Karin Meredith Judy Morgan

Gloria Mugno Joan Nowlin Pam Orr Sharon Richter Lois Patterson Tamar Pennington Nancy Sandefur Debbie Schimming Michelle Shores Kathy Stewart Paula Tompkins Mel Walsh Gayle Wright Doris Ann Young

“Angels” of Opportunities Guild Danielle Patterson, Chairman Brooke Akins Cindy Bunch Amy Cavazos Melanie Cockerell Maggie Culbertson Caroline Curry Lisa Day Mindy Day Karrah Dickeson Jill Flanagan Whitney Fuqua Ashley Gibbs

Lori Harrelson Lynlee Harvey Amanda Horton Jennifer Jordan Casie Keyes Amber Lawrence Alix Matteson Darrah McGuire Cassy Meisenheimer Stacey Miner Gay Moss Kirsten O’Donnell Pam Orr Katherine Patterson

Hollan Potts Mindi Pruett Shannon Reardon Kim Roberts Monica Robertson Susie Rogers Renee Sheppard Stephanie Shuffield Tammy Turk Melinda Vammen Melissa Wright Kristian Young Mary Ellen Young

Opportunities, Inc. does not discriminate in employment or provision of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political belief, sex, marital status, age, veteran status, or disability.


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