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Cumby FFA Placed 7th out of 70 Clubs during Area VI Leadership Development

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Cumby FFA Placed 7th out of 70 Clubs during Area VI Leadership Development

According to Dayton Wood, President of the Cumby FFA Chapter, the team had already placed 2nd at District earlier this Fall in Radio Broadcast contests, and that placement allowed them to advance to Area competition on November 14, 2018. Using scripts they developed during workshops and working as a broadcast team, they faced down students from 70 other schools to bring home 7th Place. However, they did not fulfill their dream of making it to the State level this year. Wood and his two teammates will graduate in Spring 2019, and feel certain that next year’s team will keep up the momentum for Cumby. Additionally, Wood placed 4th in Senior Creed Speaking at the Area contest, and was proud to bring home that designation to his school’s FFA Chapter. Wood plans to major in Ag Communications when he enters college, and to get experience and training in Radio and TV broadcasting along the way. Meantime, Wood and the Cumby FFA Chapter are preparing for livestock shows and judging competitions in the coming Spring. Congratulations to all the students in the Cumby FFA Chapter!

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Community Players, Inc., presents, “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” for the Holidays.

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Community Players, Inc., presents, “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” for the Holidays.

     The latest production presented by The Community Players, Inc., is “Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” a Yuletide farce written by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears, and published by Samuel French.      “Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” Community Players, Inc’s, live theater production will have performances December 7th through the 9th, and December 14th through the 16th.  Friday and Saturday night showtimes are at 7:00PM, and the Sunday matinee will be at 2:00PM.  Performances will be at Main Street Theatre, 225 Main Street, downtown Sulphur Springs.        Reservations can be made online at www.communityplayersinc.com, or by calling 903-885-0107.  “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” will be directed by Brenda Payne and Barbara Grubbs.  Don’t miss it.

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Impaired Driving: A Deadly Danger at Thanksgiving By Johanna Hicks

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Impaired Driving: A Deadly Danger at Thanksgiving By Johanna Hicks

               Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have joined forces this Thanksgiving holiday to remind drivers that whether under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol, any form of impaired driving is deadly and dangerous — and illegal.  The message is clear: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive Sober During Thanksgiving.                Too often, while celebrating with family and friends over Thanksgiving weekend, impaired drivers get behind the wheel, but whether impaired by alcohol, marijuana, or anything else, it can be deadly to drive under the influence. No one should ever take that risk.  Drunk driving-related crashes spike during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the NHTSA, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday week — Wednesday, 6 p.m., to Monday, 5:59 a.m. — making it the deadliest holiday on not only Texas roadways, but across the U.S.                In fact, during 2017, more than one out of every three traffic fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday week involved an alcohol-impaired driver.  Also, a new threat is emerging: Drug-impaired driving. From 2007 to 2016, marijuana usage doubled among drivers killed in crashes, and in 2016, 42 percent of the drivers killed in fatal crashes who were tested revealed to test positive for drug-use while driving.                   Excessive alcohol and drug intoxication are also prevalent over Thanksgiving, due in part to cultural phenomenon’s like “Blackout Wednesday” and “Danksgiving,” which highlight and even encourage the heavy consumption of alcohol and marijuana throughout the holiday weekend.  That is why this Thanksgiving holiday, the NHTSA and its partners are doing even more to save lives on the road. A nationwide social media blitz, featuring the hashtags  #BoycottBlackoutWednesday and #DitchDanksgiving, will help deliver some new life-saving messages into the public conversation and encourage positive actions that can help reduce the danger of impaired driving on the roadways.                   Impaired driving, in any form, is illegal in all 50 U.S. states. Whether a person is feeling a little high, buzzed, stoned, wasted, or drunk, he or she is impaired and should never get behind the wheel.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s “Watch UR BAC” program recommends these simple tips to stay safe on the road while celebrating this Thanksgiving: ·        Choose non-alcoholic beverages – hot cider and hot chocolate are good cold-weather beverages. ·        Plan a way to safely get home before the Thanksgiving festivities begin. ·        Always designate a sober driver. ·        If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation. ·        Download the NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, which helps identify a sober ride home and a location for pickup. ·        If a driver on the road appears impaired, contact local law enforcement. ·        If someone you know is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe, sober travel arrangements to where they are going. By working together, everyone involved can save lives and help keep America’s roadways safe. Please join or start the conversation to reduce the danger of impaired driving by sharing the life-saving message: “Drive Sober During Thanksgiving,” and by using the hashtags #BoycottBlackoutWednesday and #DitchDanksgiving on social media this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Focus on friends, family, and thankfulness – and as I always tell my kids (even though they are now adults), make wise choices! Twogether In Texas                Christmas is a popular time for couples to get engaged.  This can be an exciting time, but also the beginning of a stressful time of planning, finding a venue, hiring professionals, considering finances, and much more.  “Twogether in Texas” to the rescue!  This is a marriage education workshop to help couples prepare for a lifetime of marriage.  I offer the workshop three times each year, and the next one is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m., at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston Street, in Sulphur Springs.  Topics will include:  marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goal setting.  The workshop is open to engaged couples, seriously dating couples, and married couples.  Engaged couples have an extra bonus, because a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license will be given at the conclusion of the workshop.  Coffee, water and refreshments will be served during the morning sessions, followed by lunch, which is complementary to all couples.  More refreshments will be served during the afternoon sessions, so no one will leave hungry! We are currently taking reservations, so if you or someone you know, might be interested in attending, please call 903-885-3443. Closing Thought “Don’t use time or words carelessly.  Neither can be retrieved” – Lecrae Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax...

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Children’s Museum Receives Tobacco Grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare

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Children’s Museum Receives Tobacco Grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare

(November 14, 2018, Commerce, Texas) – The Children’s Museum’s MEGALung is traveling to schools throughout Hunt County. As the recipient of a recent Tobacco Grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare, the Children’s Museum is bringing their one-of-a-kind lung to classrooms. As part of the instruction, students have the opportunity to sit inside the 8 foot tall MEGALung. Such lung diseases as cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, and bronchitis can be seen on the giant lung. Instruction in the classroom includes the students’ ability to measure their oxygen level and blood pressure through using oximeters. Through the lessons on maintaining healthy lungs, students learn that tobacco use, either inhaling, through secondhand smoke, or other products, is the top cause for not only lung, but also other types of cancers. They learn that lung cancer has the highest occurrence of any cancer in Hunt County. According to DataUSA, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80 percent of deaths caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Inside the Mega Lung “We hope that the impact of walking through the giant lung combined with the information on maintaining a healthy lung will make a lasting impression on the students. We hope they will go home and share the information with their families,” said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum. “The funds from the Tobacco Grant are being used to improve the health in Hunt County.” The MEGALung has also been taken to Health Fairs and schools in Fannin and Lamar counties. For information on bring the giant lung to your school or event, call the Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055. For additional information, contact: Sharline Freeman, Executive Director Northeast Texas Children’s Museum NW Corner Culver and Highway 50 Commerce, Texas 75428 Telephone: (903) 886-6055 or (903) 456-4789 Email: [email protected]

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Hopkins County EMS Presents: “Fill the Box” Blanket Drive

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Hopkins County EMS Presents: “Fill the Box” Blanket Drive

“Fill The Box” Blanket Drive Presented By: Hopkins County EMS Where: Sulphur Springs Walmart When: November 22, 2018   6pm-Midnight November 23, 2018    7am-Noon All Blankets will be donated to Safe- TCrisis Center.  New or Slightly used blankets accepted.   Free Hot Chocolate  

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VIII

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VIII

Yes friends… it’s true. KSST is giving away 4 tickets to the Cinch United Finals Rodeo coming to Sulphur Springs November 15th, 16th, and 17th. To enter, comment on this post, and make sure you ‘Like’ our Facebook page. The tickets are good for any date. The winners will be announced on and contacted via Facebook. Tickets can be picked up at the KSST Studios, 717 Shannon Rd during regular business hours (8 – 5, M – F).

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VII

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VII

Yes friends… it’s true. KSST is giving away 4 tickets to the Cinch United Finals Rodeo coming to Sulphur Springs November 15th, 16th, and 17th. To enter, comment on this post, and make sure you ‘Like’ our Facebook page. The tickets are good for any date. The winners will be announced on and contacted via Facebook. Tickets can be picked up at the KSST Studios, 717 Shannon Rd during regular business hours (8 – 5, M – F).

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VI

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Cinch United Finals Rodeo Ticket Giveaway VI

Yes friends… it’s true. KSST is giving away 4 tickets to the Cinch United Finals Rodeo coming to Sulphur Springs November 15th, 16th, and 17th. To enter, comment on this post, and make sure you ‘Like’ our Facebook page. The tickets are good for any date. The winners will be announced on and contacted via Facebook. Tickets can be picked up at the KSST Studios, 717 Shannon Rd during regular business hours (8 – 5, M – F).

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Dinner Bell Menu For November 14, 2018

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Dinner Bell Menu For November 14, 2018

Dinner Bell November 14, 2018 Community Partner:   The Knights of Columbus Menu: Turkey, Dressing and Giblet GravySweet Potatoes Green Beans with Caramelized OnionsWinter Fruit Salad Yeast RollsPumpkin PiePumpkin Fluff (no added sugar dessert) The Dinner Bell community wishes to thank our weekly friends for joining us for a meal.Same time (11:45 a.m.). Same place (Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church). As we celebrate our national holiday let us remember the many blessings we are privileged to share. Be THANKFUL with us!

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Hamilton Bake Sale Going on Now

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Hamilton Bake Sale Going on Now

A part of the annual Fall Festival at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX, the Hamilton Bake Sale started Friday morning at 8:30.  Goodies will be on sale until noon today.  You can visit them at 301 Church St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

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