An Introduction with Lt. Sherry Hooper

Hello my name is Lt. Sherry Hooper, and I am the new commanding officer for The Salvation Army here in Bishop.


I started going to the Salvation Army when I was thirteen years old, and fell in love with it. I have served in the ministry through The Assembly’s of God, as well as the Salvation Army.
This past June, after two years of attending the school for officers training, I received my AA in Ministerial, and  Ordination of Pastoral in the Salvation Army.  I am very blessed and count it a privilege to be serving the people of the Bishop community.

KIBS and KBOV Radio and the Bishop Kmart are once again teaming up with the Salvation Army for the 13th Annual “Coats for Kids” donation drive! Please donate both new or gently used coats for kids of all ages at the Bishop Kmart. With each donation, enter free drawings, no purchase necessary. Other coat drop offs include the Suddenlink office, Bishop Nursery, and Carl’s Jr. in Lone Pine and Mammoth Lakes. No child should suffer from the cold…please donate to the 13th annual KIBS-KBOV Salvation Army “Coats for Kids” drive today!

Salvation Army Events

November 12th – Salvation Army Coats for Kids Promos begins

November 18th – “ Coats for Kids” Live Broadcast at Suddenlink – Bishop 8-10 a.m.

November 21st – ESTA “Stuff-a-Bus” food collection begins on transit vehicles.

November 21st – Thanksgiving Food Box Distribution

November 25th – Bell Ringing begins – Black Friday (More Volunteers are needed, please call 760-872-2124 and speak to Lt. Sherry or Robert)

November 26th – “ Coats for Kids” Live Broadcast at Bishop Nursery – 10- 12p.m.

December 1st & 2nd – Salvation Army Christmas Applications Resume

December 3rd – “ Coats for Kids” Live Broadcast at Bishop Kmart – 10- 12p.m.

December 3rd – 10th Annual “Stuff-a-Bus” event at Kmart 10-12p.m.

December 11th – Last Day to Donate Coats

December 17th – Salvation Army Service Club Christmas Kettle Challenge

December 19th – Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Coats, Toys, Food

December 24th – Salvation Army Last Day of Kettles

Every Sunday 10 a.m. Free Community Breakfast at Salvation Army


The Salvation Army’s Current Programs

1. Tuesday                 Men’s Bible Study                6:00pm – 7:00pm
2. Wednesday            Women’s Bible Study           6:00pm – 7:00pm
3. Thursday                Women’s Ministry                12:00pm – 1:30pm
4. Friday                    JFish-Young People              6:00pm – 8:00pm




Railroad Express

Laws Hosting the “Railroad Express”

The bishop chamber of commerce, laws museum and many community groups invite families to enjoy a new holiday event this Saturday, December 12th. The Event will take place from 10:30am to 3:30 pm.  “Railroad Express” at laws museum will feature train rides, live entertainment based on the favorite polar express story, kids crafts and activities, plus visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It’s going to be a magical time for children and families so don’t miss it! Tickets are just $10 and $5 for kids 12 & under. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased in advance at the bishop chamber, 690 N. Main street. Tickets will also be available at laws on Saturday. The new “railroad express” is co-hosted by laws, bishop chamber, southern California Edison and Inyo county. Many community groups are assisting including Altrusa, girl scouts and dozens of talented volunteers. For more information, call 760-873-8405.