Twelve Fun Things To Do with the Kids over the Holidays
Dec04

Twelve Fun Things To Do with the Kids over the Holidays

Worrying about how to keep the kids busy this holiday season? Try these twelve tips to create a lot holiday fun and even more memories! Christmas light looking: Travel around town, or make a trip to Santa Land in Tyler, Tx. Don’t forget the Christmas music! Decorate the tree: learn how to create fun garland here, make a clothespin snowflake ornament, rustic elf pine-cone ornament, create a cute walnut Santa ornament Take a day...

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A Brief History of Black Friday
Nov24

A Brief History of Black Friday

By Savannah Owens The day after Thanksgiving, commonly called Black Friday and regarded as the first day for many people’s Christmas shopping.  The term was first used to describe a stockmarket crash in September of 1869. The first instances of the term “Black Friday” being used to describe the day after thanksgiving was in 1950’s Phillidelphia. Police officers worked non-stop to try and regulate the massive...

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Symphony League Auction: Huge Success
Nov20

Symphony League Auction: Huge Success

By Savannah Owens The Symphony League Auction was held on Saturday November 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm. There were a bunch of unique home items, great Christmas gifts, gift-certificates, tasty looking food items, and much more. Phones rang all night long as people called in to bid for items. Bill Owens, dressed as Uncle Sam, was one of the six people manning the phones and enjoying every minute the action.   A quilt was in high...

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Veterans Day Celebration Finalizes Memorial Through Dedication
Nov12

Veterans Day Celebration Finalizes Memorial Through Dedication

By Savannah Owens The Veterans Day Remembrace Ceremony took place Saturday Nov. 11th, at 11:00 am at the Celebration Plaza. The Hopkins County Marine Corps League unveiled the newest and final edition to the memorial benches that surround the soldier statue. 245 crosses lined the grass next to the courthouse. Each cross represented one soldier that had given his life in service for his country. The names of all of the casualties from...

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The History Behind Veterans Day
Nov11

The History Behind Veterans Day

By Hannah Shackelford Parades. Flags. An extra day off work. Perhaps a visit to a semi-distant relative who was/is in the Armed Forces. Maybe even a trip to a cemetery to refresh the flowers left over from Memorial Day. Here in America, we’ve all celebrated Veterans Day in some form or another. Even if we didn’t grow up in a home whose members were an active part of the military, we all have experienced the parades and the...

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Veterans Day Assembly at Sulphur Springs High School
Nov10

Veterans Day Assembly at Sulphur Springs High School

By Savannah Owens On Friday November 10th, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Sulphur Springs High School hosted an assembly to honor the veterans from our community. Josh Williams, assistant superintendent for SSISD, took time to honor each branch of service men and women from the: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as the spouses of the veterans. Jaci Reed beautifully sang the National Anthem,...

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Lowes Heroes Project Donation to Lil’ 4’s
Nov03

Lowes Heroes Project Donation to Lil’ 4’s

Lowes has a company program in every store, called the Lowes Heroes Project. This program allows Lowes to help out underfunded community projects and non-profit organizations. Assistant Store Manager Michael Farrell, is in charge of the Sulphur Springs program. Lowes Heroes Project’s newest recipient was the Lil’ 4’s. Lowes donated an insulating roof, and walls. Earlier they also donated two wall unit Air...

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5th Annual MADD Glow Walk
Oct07

5th Annual MADD Glow Walk

By Savannah OwensThe 5th Annual Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Glow Walk was held Saturday September 30th, 2017, at Celebration Plaza. With over 150 participants forming nine teams and some individual walkers the square was packed with people wanting to bring awareness, support victims and their families, and remember their loved ones. They raised $16,000, of their goal of $19,000. Many of the businesses in Sulphur...

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Shannon Oaks Church Pumpkin Patch: Now Open
Oct02

Shannon Oaks Church Pumpkin Patch: Now Open

  The Shannon Oaks Church Pumpkin Patch opened this past weekend on Sept. 30th, 2017, and will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm until October 28th. The pumpkin patch will house a special “Pumpkin park” which includes fun activities for the whole family such as face painting, games, pumpkin bowling, mazes paintball, and more. This event is open to the public, and admission is $5 for everyone over...

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Friday Night Highlights: 9-30-17
Sep30

Friday Night Highlights: 9-30-17

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