Help-A-Child Saturday at the Bartley Auction
Oct17

Help-A-Child Saturday at the Bartley Auction

The 7th annual Help-A-Child event takes place Saturday at the Bartley Auction Complex on Highway 19 south. Events include a morning Antique Tractor Pull and Show, a Chili and Brisket Cookoff and an evening Hot Rod Tractor Pull. Funds raised benefit the Southern Christian Home in Arkansas, the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children....

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“Updated” Stew Sites Set Record, Fall Festival Begins
Oct17

“Updated” Stew Sites Set Record, Fall Festival Begins

A record number of cooks, 154 in all, will be competing at the 45th annual World Champion Stew Contest next Saturday. Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell is calling the event Stew Fest because of the reuniting of stew and Fall Festival. At a Stew Cooks’ meeting this week, Ms. Caddell announced that in January a committee would be formed to plan the 50th anniversary Stew Contest coming in five years. The 45th annual Stew...

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Fall Festival Parade Saturday Morning
Oct16

Fall Festival Parade Saturday Morning

The annual Fall Festival Parade is coming up Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Fall Festival Committee Member Melonie Bello is in charge of the Parade and she says it will be wonderful this year. Anyone in the Parade wanting to be judged will need to fill out an entry form. Others are encouraged to just show up. The route will be from Buford Park along Connally to the plaza and then out Gilmer to Auto Zone....

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Dr. Darren Arnecke on the Care Unit at Memorial Hospital
Oct15

Dr. Darren Arnecke on the Care Unit at Memorial Hospital

Physical, occupational, and speech therapies present a challenge for those in need of rehabilitative care. For those needing rehab, time, travel, and comfort are often a priority in choosing where and when the service is provided. For those who perform the rehab, the challenge of proper facilities and tools is paramount. Dr. Darren Arnecke, Doctor of Internal Medicine and medical director for the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Rehab...

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Coach Abron Prepares For Hallsville
Oct15

Coach Abron Prepares For Hallsville

Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron agrees that the defense played well when the game was on the line against Greenville last Friday. The Lions did manage some late scores to close the gap some. Concerning Hallsville this Friday, Coach Abron says the Bobcats have an excellent scheme for running the ball. He adds they also have a big tall receiver who is a threat. Coach Abron says they are hard to prepare for....

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot
Oct15

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot

Monday the Hopkins County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution supporting Proposition 1 on the November election ballot. The Proposition would utilize some of the funds out of the state Rainy Day Fund for highway construction. Some people oppose any use of Rainy Day Funds except for dire emergencies but County Judge Robert Newsom says lack of highway funds is a serious situation with so many people moving to Texas...

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United Way 2nd Report Meeting
Oct15

United Way 2nd Report Meeting

After a second report meeting Tuesday, the Hopkins County United Way is just about where they were last year, which proved to be an incredibly successful fund raising year. With fewer than usual workers present, a total of $3,601 was reported bringing the two-week total to just shy of $25,000. Campaign Chair Chris Voorheese, a successful softball coach, used lots of sports metaphors Tuesday while swinging a bat and leading a United...

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Coach Young Talks About Hallsville
Oct14

Coach Young Talks About Hallsville

Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young says the offense was efficient Friday against Greenville. The Wildcats rolled up 558 yards and scored 50 points. Coach Young adds the offense played at a great pace. Still Coach Young says the Wildcats must be on top of their game against a tough Hallsville defense Friday. He says the Bobcats are well-coached running Head Coach David Plunk’s system that has roots in Sulphur Springs in the...

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Wildcat Marching Band Garners Top Marks
Oct14

Wildcat Marching Band Garners Top Marks

Wildcats Marching Band Director Charles McCauley says the band’s hard work last week really paid off. McCauley says the band had strong performances Friday night and twice Saturday at a Mt. Pleasant contest. The band got the top scores of all 1s. The band earned third place overall and was the top Class 5A band. The Wildcats Band will perform at a final contest Saturday in Prairiland at 2:15 p.m. UIL competition will be on October...

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Senior Citizens Day During Fall Festival
Oct14

Senior Citizens Day During Fall Festival

Karon Weatherman, Director of the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, is in charge of Senior Citizens Day during Fall Festival. It will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at the Senior Citizens Center. Ms. Weatherman has scheduled a LCR Tournament. LCR is a popular game at the center. For $8, a person can buy into the tournament and have lunch. Cash prizes will go to...

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