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PRESS RELEASE: November 18TH, 2003

The monthly meeting of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) was held Monday evening at the Nocona Church of Christ Annex. The MOPS Moms heard a delightful and interesting talk given on “Traditions in the Home”. Judy Hall of Bowie gave a very heartwarming presentation about the importance of traditions. “Whether you start your own or rely upon generations of family ones, traditions are something that make you feel good and warm, sort of like cuddling up with a cozy blanket,” said Hall. She also related some of her own family traditions and MOPS Moms then had the opportunity to talk about some of their important family customs. After a meal and wonderful craft project of Jelly Jar Pin Cushions the MOPS Moms discussed a couple of upcoming fundraisers. One of which will be a baby quilt raffle and the other is having a dessert booth near the Nocona Rural Fire Department Fish Fry during Nocona’s Downtown Christmas Celebration on December 5th. If you are an interested Mother of a Preschooler (birth to 5 years) please contact Darci Woodyard at 825-5451 or email for more information. Meetings are held every third Monday evening from 6pm-8pm at the Church of Christ Annex in Nocona. Childcare is provided, however, places are limited; please contact MOPPET Coordinator Nell Ann McBroom at 987-3304 for more information. The next MOPS meeting will be a Christmas Ornament Exchange on December 15th at 6pm .

By Darci Woodyard

We are so excited to get this MOPS year started and we are so proud to have YOU as part of our charter group! Let me just say a HUGE thank you to our very dedicated and tireless steering team and mentors! They have been busy attending other MOPS groups, putting together forms, planning budgets, purchasing toys, and painting classrooms so we can get off to a great start! God will surely bless the fruits of their labor.

I hope you are just as excited about being a part of a wonderful group of ladies who are all striving to be better moms. As I have gotten to know more of you, it thrills me to know the amount of talent and passion that so many of you have. Through MOPS, we can grow as individuals which will help us turn out better families, better churches, and a better community.

There are so many opportunities for moms to grow as leaders within MOPS. Even if you do not feel like a natural born leader, there is a place for you to serve in some way. All you need is the passion to improve yourself, your church, and/or your community. 

We have some fun things planned for you and your children this year. October 20th from 6-8:30 PM will be our first meeting in which we will be celebrating Halloween. Troy Magruder and Chris Cox of the Nocona Police Department will be discussing the importance of safety while Trick or Treating.

We have a great opportunity to help support our local policemen that night. Both these guys are very dedicated to helping make Nocona a better place for raising our children.

I hope this year will be filled with laughter, maybe occasional tears, and most of all, lasting friendships as we all strive to become better moms ...because mothering matters!


Upcoming Events:

December 15, Christmas Party - Ornament Exchange

January 19, June Brown, New Year Resolutions:  Better Budgeting at Home

February 14, MOPS & POPS Night Out


Lisa Paschall, 7
Kandi Walker, 9
Terrie Callarman, 20

Money Matters 
by Karen Cox, Finance

Remember the registration fee to MOPS International was discounted from $20 to $15, thanks to the scholarships we received. If you registered, you have received a great package containing two books for moms, a Veggie Tales video, and coupons and other goodies. You will also start getting the weekly emails from MOPS.

The $5 per meeting pays primarily for MOPS and Moppets supplies, creative activities supplies, meeting decor, and small gifts for guest speakers, just to name a few. We will still be needing to do fundraisers to try to start holding back some money for next year so we can keep our fees low.

Keep in mind the next two due dates for fees will be Jan. 5 and March 15, in which $25 will be due each time. Keep in mind that if money is ever an issue for you, contact me and I will be able to work with you.



MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)® is a chapter of MOPS International® and is chartered locally by Nocona Church of Christ, 300 Cooke Street
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