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Blackwood Quartet Appearance at Reilly Springs Community Center on August 18, 2018
Aug14

Blackwood Quartet Appearance at Reilly Springs Community Center on August 18, 2018

During Memphis’ Elvis Week, the Blackwood Quartet of Memphis, Tennessee is on tour in Texas. The world-famous group will be appearing in Hopkins County on Saturday August 18, 2018.  Elvis Presley and the Blackwood family history goes back a long way to the early Memphis gospel music scene, before Elvis became the King of Rock and Roll. As a youth attending gospel singings at the Ellis Auditorium, Elvis met his idols the...

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Local Hospital Observes National Breastfeeding Month with an August 17 Event
Aug09

Local Hospital Observes National Breastfeeding Month with an August 17 Event

About three years ago, Christus Mother Francis Hospital in Sulphur Springs implemented the “Texas Ten-Step Program” which advocates education and support for moms of newborns who are interested in breastfeeding their babies. The program puts goals in place which help moms be successful in giving their babies the best start to a healthy life. From this program, a local support group got started. BIBS, or Breastfeeding is...

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Fun for Students, Families Aug 10 During Back to School Fair at Hopkins County Civic Center
Aug07

Fun for Students, Families Aug 10 During Back to School Fair at Hopkins County Civic Center

The 2nd annual Back to School Fair for all Hopkins County students and families is set for Friday August 10, 2018 inside and outside the Hopkins County Civic Center. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, in addition to distribution of backpacks and school supplies, there will be free health services, food and entertainment. Qualifying families will have packets reserved for them at the Back to School Fair on August 10th. For the kids, there will be...

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“The Courtyard”, a Proposed Residential/Business Enterprise for Downtown Sulphur Springs
Aug03

“The Courtyard”, a Proposed Residential/Business Enterprise for Downtown Sulphur Springs

As we have mentioned here before, Billie Ruth Standbridge loves her hometown’s downtown district so much that she built her home there. Now, upon moving into the new residential/business construction this Spring, “Ms. Downtown” has unveiled another project, “The Courtyard” for the 200 block of Main Street in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  The Courtyard will offer upstairs apartments for downtown dwellers and...

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Tumbleweed Smith’s “Sounds of Texas” Radio Program Celebrates 50 Years
Aug02

Tumbleweed Smith’s “Sounds of Texas” Radio Program Celebrates 50 Years

Tumbleweed Smith’s “Sounds of Texas” radio show is observing it’s 50th year on the air. It is syndicated across the state of Texas. KSST 1230 AM in Sulphur Springs joined the syndicate early on.  Now with 13,000 archived programs, the first broadcast aired on August 1, 1969 in Big Spring, Texas, Tumbleweed’s hometown, where he was News Director at the radio station there. In a couple of months, he had...

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Free Seminars on Medicare, VA Benefits Scheduled for Senior Citizens in August 2018
Aug01

Free Seminars on Medicare, VA Benefits Scheduled for Senior Citizens in August 2018

  MEDICARE AND YOU on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Senior’s Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas Rich Dalbey and Jay Copeland with Copeland Insurance came to the Senior Citizens Center to answer questions local Seniors have about Medicare. Snacks and door prizes were also part of the free event. About 20 persons attended.                 LAW SCHOOL LUNCH  Monday Aug 13, 2018 at 12 noon...

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Applications Being Taken for Chamber’s Adult Leadership Class For Fall 2018
Aug01

Applications Being Taken for Chamber’s Adult Leadership Class For Fall 2018

Lynda Hager, a veteran ambassador for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging applications for the 28th Class of Adult Leadership. A class is forming which will meet on August 29 for the first of nine sessions. Applications must be completed and returned by August 15 at the Chamber office, 300 Connally Street, downtown Sulphur Springs, according to Chamber Director Lezley Brown. The concept of Adult Leadership training...

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Sulphur Springs Seniors Center Offers Donated Dog Food Supplies to Local Srs
Jul31

Sulphur Springs Seniors Center Offers Donated Dog Food Supplies to Local Srs

According to Karon Weatherman, local senior citizens who are dog owners can take advantage of donated dog food supplies today. Just go by the Senior Center at 150 MLK Drive in Sulphur Springs and pick up a bag. There are several varieties. Operation Kindness was the donor, and Roy Singleton delivered...

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2018 Senior Prom Followed the Yellow Brick Road to Priceless Memories, Growth in Building Fund
Jul30

2018 Senior Prom Followed the Yellow Brick Road to Priceless Memories, Growth in Building Fund

The much-anticipated 2018 Seniors Prom was fun for all and blessed with talent, a host of volunteers and numerous sponsors which assured a memorable evening. For the 100 attendees, there were celebrity photos, lots of prizes, a dinner amidst theme decor, naming of Prom King and Prom Queen, and special entertainment by the Senior Entertainment Group. The dinner menu consisted of Chicken Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Providence...

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Two Local Back to School Events  Planned For Saturday August 11
Jul30

Two Local Back to School Events Planned For Saturday August 11

Here are two separate Back to School giving events scheduled in Sulphur Springs, Texas on Saturday August 11, 2018. A Back to School Clothing Drive, sponsored by Hope Family Fellowship, is going on through August 6 for new and gently used clothing in boys and girls sizes for kindergarten through sixth grade. Donations of clothing are welcomed and are tax deductible. To make a donation of clothing, contact Wanda Reed at 903-348-2887 or...

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