Ms. Hopkins County Sr. Classic Pageant is June 4
May23

Ms. Hopkins County Sr. Classic Pageant is June 4

Nine ladies from the Hopkins County area who are 60-Plus have entered competition for the Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2016 title. They will be judged on their interview with Judges, their Philosophy of Life and in talent and evening gown presentations. Former and current title holders will be there to provide entertainment, wit and wisdom. Mistress of Ceremonies will be Enola Gay Mathews. 2016 contestants are:  Nancy Bolton,...

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Picking up Steam for Ice cream!
May23

Picking up Steam for Ice cream!

Do you make delicious homemade ice cream? Has anyone told you that it’s the best? Then, now is the time to enter your best in the 15th annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off! It’s free to enter…just turn in your entry form to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, then take your ice cream to the Civic Center grounds on June 11 at 4pm, right after the Dairy festival Milking Contest. There are...

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Veteran Rides for Recognition..S.S. To D.C.
May23

Veteran Rides for Recognition..S.S. To D.C.

In his 74th year of life, Sulphur Springs resident and military veteran Dell Francis plans to ride his bicycle to Washington, D.C. to draw awareness to his 74 shipmates who were lost during the Viet Nam conflict. His desire is that their names be added to the Viet Nam Veteran’s Wall where he believes they belong. You can lend support by attending a send-off on Celebration Plaza at 12:30 noon on Friday June 3, 2016. Dell will...

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How Do Local Students Feel About Obama’s “Bathroom Decree”?
May20

How Do Local Students Feel About Obama’s “Bathroom Decree”?

On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Obama Administration sent out a decree for all public schools in the nation. The decree stated that all public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom they identify with or lose federal funding. On average, the nation’s K-12 school districts receive around 10% of all their funding from the federal government. The decree won’t just impact funding for K-12 public school...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn
May20

Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn Tira Mayor Floyd Payton has submitted his resignation, due to health issues. The City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. They consider filling Mayor Payton’s position and appointing a new member to the council, to fill the vacancy, in addition to conducting their regular quarterly business. Martha Payton expects that Floyd will be able to come home from rehab by...

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“Made to Lead” Workshop for Summer 2016
May20

“Made to Lead” Workshop for Summer 2016

Chanda Fulgium, Senior Vice-President of Healogics, has created a free four-week leadership initiative for Sulphur Springs entitled “Made to Lead”. Anyone may attend the sessions. Fulgium bases her workshop on business leadership training which can positively affect company culture. Curriculum for the course will be based on Lance Wallnau’s “seven mountains of cultural influence” to show how anyone can...

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Controlling Fleas Requires Multi-Step Process
May19

Controlling Fleas Requires Multi-Step Process

When dog and cat owners notice their pet excessively scratching, biting, and licking, many of them associate these signs with fleas. With so many products on the market for flea treatment and prevention, finding the right product to treat your pet and house can be both intimidating and confusing. Controlling fleas is a multi-step process and often involves assistance from your veterinarian, especially in severe cases. For every flea...

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New Business: Sulphur Springs Imaging Center
May19

New Business: Sulphur Springs Imaging Center

Roy McGahee’s new outpatient clinic, Sulphur Springs Imaging Center, opened during 2016 to serve the Hopkins County area. Bringing over 30 years of experience as a radiologist, the clinic offers patients new options in sonogram, X-ray, CT scanning and MRI services. Roy also operates five similar clinics around Northeast Texas; in Longview, Rockwall, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant and Paris, with Sulphur Springs as the sixth of the...

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Animals of the Week: The Brady Bunch
May19

Animals of the Week: The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch consists of pure-blooded Heeler Alice and her puppies: Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marsha, and Jan. Alice is two years old while her puppies are two and a half months old. “The Sheriff’s Department brought in Alice and her six babies who are named after the “Brady Bunch” kids since there are three male and three female,” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch said. “Somebody had found them out...

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Heath Tips for 2016
May19

Heath Tips for 2016

16 Health Tips for 2016 The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals to dedicates themselves to a healthy lifestyle in 2016, and provides these food, nutrition, and physical activity tips to help you: 1)      Eat Breakfast.  Start you morning with a healthy breakfast that includes at least three food groups.  Try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla or a...

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