The 2013 Dairy Festival Queen is Kennedy Potts. Kennedy, the daughter of Kerry and Kristen Potts, was sponsored by the Junior Waverly Club. Reilly Hale was first runner up and she captured the scholarship for best talent. Bailie Modesitt was second runner up and Magan Smith was third runner up.
The Dairy Festival day began with the 5K Milk Run starting at Buford Park. Sulphur Bluff and Texas A&M-Commerce track and cross country runner Everett Wilder won the event for the fifth straight year. Again his college teammate Ross Hicks was second and Nathan George was third. 8-year old Matti Bridges won the Kids’ Dairy Dash. In the Dairy Foods Contest, Patsy Neal dominated the Seasoned Cooks division with three blue ribbons and a best of show with her cranberry ribbon cheesecake. Audrey Greenway had two blue ribbons and a red one in the Experienced Cooks Division and she had Best of Show with Baked Mashed Potatoes with Bacon. Ten-year old Brooklyn Burnside had a blue ribbon and best of show with a yummy avocado dip in the Beginning Cooks Division. The Hopkins County Dairy Classic featured 105 head of a variety of cows plus there were 17 more entered as Dairy Classic heifers that will be sold Thursday at 1 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Dairy Auction.
A badly decomposed body found under a bridge in southwest Lamar County Thursday morning has been identified as 27-year old Tramaine Jarrod Kellum, who had been reported missing Monday. Cause of death is still pending. Authorities are still trying to find the man’s silver 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Roger Brooks, CEO of Destination Development International and an expert on developing downtowns, will make a presentation to the Sulphur Springs City Council Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the city airport meeting room. The council is expected to consider hiring Brooks as a downtown consultant.
The Sulphur Springs Public Library has three big events planned this week. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. they’ll be bringing Storytime puppets to the downtown square. Wednesday an Afternoon with the Author will take place at the library from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. featuring Curtis French, author of Winning Words, Devotions for Athletes. Thursday a Storytime from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the library will focus on exotic, wild and endangered animals.
At a meeting of the city of Sulphur Springs Downtown Revitalization Board Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, the board is expected to elect a chair and vice-chair. The board will also take up design compliance sign applications at 113 Gilmer and 208 Main Street and a façade grant request for 109 Gilmer and 200 Main Street.
The Como-Pickton School Board will hear a report on preliminary STAAR End of Course scores for the district from the Curriculum Director at a regular meeting Monday night at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the high school library.
Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo will host a softball camp Tuesday through Thursday at Lady Cat Park. Girls entering second through fifth grade will have camp from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and girls entering six through ninth grade will have camp from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Cost is $50.