Coleman Park To Host State Softball Tourneys This Weekend
Jul09

Coleman Park To Host State Softball Tourneys This Weekend

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SOFTBALL.mp3"] Listen to the Interview State tournaments for girls softball Dixie Angels, ages 9-10, and Belles, 13-15 begins Friday, July 11th at Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. at Field 1 at Coleman Parak. Gate fees are Weekend Tournament pass for Friday and Saturday $25. Kids $10. Games begin at 9 a.m. for morning games...

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WILD HOGS IN SCOUT CAMP JULY 10, 2014, # 1340

Did anyone besides me get their days mixed up this July 4 weekend? Seemed like I was a day off one way or the other half the time. Most communities celebrated with activities including fireworks. Charleston had an all-day volleyball tournament then unbelievable fireworks after dark. There were hundreds on the Charleston Square. Thanks for our great country and let’s hope she stays strong. From my ledger in 1986. (Scoutmaster Marion...

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Return Of The Grasshoppers
Jul01

Return Of The Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are once again bothering Hopkins County residents’ in-town gardens and out of town fields. AgriLife Extension Agent Dr. Mario Villarino says there are just a few options for treating gardens growing food. He says one option is to use a net to cover the garden. Dr. Villarino says weed control reduces grasshoppers that like to eat weeds and lay eggs in them. Call 903 885-3443 with questions. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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Second Annual Tomato Festival
Jul01

Second Annual Tomato Festival

The second annual Tomato Festival will take place at the Celebration Market Saturday evening, July 5th on the Plaza. Those who bring three samples can have tomatoes judged in pear, cherry and large categories. In addition there will be a tomato recipe and dish preparation contest for main dish, side dish, salad and salsa with divisions for all age groups. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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OSMETERIUMS AND ORANGE DOGS JULY 3, 2014 #1339

B.G. Smith of Port Neches came to Cooper Lake a few years ago to catch largemouth bass. While he was here he bought a copy of The Cooper Review, liked the paper, and bought a subscription. Every few weeks he sends me an email and his love of the outdoors is evident. Recently he saw strange looking caterpillars on his lemon tree and after searching the internet found they change into swallowtail butterflies. These caterpillars have a...

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July Programs at Cooper Lake

June is in the rear view mirror and straight ahead is July! And right off the bat is July 4th weekend. If you haven’t made your reservations for camping that weekend you need to make them soon. There are a handful of sites still available. There will be several additional programs being offered over the weekend that might be of interest, and whether you are a camper or just want to come out for the programs we look forward to having...

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Coons and Canoes #1338

A few days ago we traveled to Galveston for our annual June fishing trip and following are some of the high lights: Monday’s departure time coincided with a norther and heavy rain that stayed with us almost all the way. Our travel trailer wasn’t quite level enough at the campground to suit Jean and I had to raise up one corner and put one sheet of toilet paper under it. Not really. Fished Tuesday at Retillion Road Beach and used...

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Amateur Radio Club Annual Field Day

The Hopkins Rains County Amateur Radio Club will have its annual Field Day beginning at noon Saturday. The 24-hour event concludes at noon Sunday. Local ham operators will be set up in mall space between Atwood’s and Brookshires. During the 24-hour period, club members will attempt to make as many contacts as they can by any communication system with other radio operators all over the globe. The local radio operators also encourage...

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Keep Cool Paddling Texas

It’s one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor recreation in the state. And now, finding a place to put in or take out a kayak or canoe is a lot easier since Texas Parks and Wildlife has added several new paddling trails so folks can stay cool this summer and see nature up close. Paddling is Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Outdoor Activity of the Month for July. With 60 paddling trails now in the state, Texas Parks and Wildlife...

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Statewide Boat-draining Rule Takes Effect July 1

ATHENS – Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas. The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. It applies to all types and sizes of boats whether powered or not: personal watercraft, sailboats, kayaks/canoes, or any...

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