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“Spring Concert” Holds Songs, Surprises and Celebration…20 Years of NE Texas Choral Society

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“Spring Concert” Holds Songs, Surprises and Celebration…20 Years of NE Texas Choral Society

Get your tickets! There will be just two performances of the “20 Years, 20 Hits” Spring Concert by the Northeast Texas Choral Society during the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2018.  Nearly 100 voices strong, the singers themselves are joyfully marking the 20th anniversary of community choral singing in the Sulphur Springs and Northeast Texas region, and celebrating it’s profound effect as one of the arts we can enjoy locally. You are encouraged to bring your children and youth for the concert experience too! Carol Allen says the formation of the choir was not an overnight thing, but it was a “God thing”. She finds the privilege of directing the choir remains as precious and as exciting to her as it was that first year in 1998.  With praise for the members of the Board of Directors, all of whom are singers, she describes them as being loyal, talented and hard-working. Within each semester, this “well-oiled machine” works closely with Carol prepping for weekly rehearsals, e-mailing group communications to singers, ordering of music and costumes, fitting of costumes, arranging for orchestra accompaniment, photography and newsletter preparation, setting up and decorating in the performance venue, ticket sales and hospitality in the front lobby, food prepared for backstage meals, and striking the stage and transportation/storage following the final performance. If you would like to become a part of the Choral Society, auditions will be held in August for the next semester, the 2018 Christmas Concert. Tickets for the “20 Years, 20 Hits” concert are $15 adult and $5 children, for Saturday May 5 at 7 pm or Sunday May 6 at 2 pm, in the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium inside the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Tickets are available from any Choral Society member, at local banks and at www.singerscount.org, and on Facebook/ northeasttexaschoralsociety.    

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Free Jazz Music Concerts This Weekend 

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Free Jazz Music Concerts This Weekend 

The Denton Arts and Jazz Fest is an annual three day festival open to everyone, and is hosted in Quakertown Park, just off the downtown square. The Festival is free to enter and family friendly. The festival includes “seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting. The Concert committee asks that you leave your pets at home, and coolers are prohibited. Come out and enjoy the fun! Headliners include: Randy Brecker, Los Lobos, and Brave Combo. For more information check out their website. Dates and Times: Fri, April 27th, 3pm – 11pm Sat, April 28th, 10am – 11pm Sun, April 29th, 11am – 9pm

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Nationwide “Dentistry From the Heart” Ministry Coming to Sulphur Springs

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Nationwide “Dentistry From the Heart” Ministry Coming to Sulphur Springs

Dr. Matthew Johnson and the staff of Summit Dental in Sulphur Springs, Texas is leading a group of nine local dentists and their office staff in a free dental ministry on Friday April 27, 2018. Working in teams, they will be providing as much dental care to persons who sign up for it, as they can in one day’s time. Their work will be mainly in extractions and fillings. Persons in line for the annual free dental program will be shuttled to Summit Dental offices by van from Davis Street Baptist Church. Dozens of people are expected to be served during the 6th annual “Dentistry From the Heart” one-day charity event in Sulphur Springs. In order to qualify for the free dental services, you must sign up. Sign-ups open at 4pm Thursday April 26 in the Family Life Center/Gym of Davis Street Baptist Church. (Be aware that a line for sign-ups may begin to form earlier in the day on Thursday). Once you complete the sign-up,  you will be given an approximate time when you will be seen by a dentist on Friday. You will need to be back at the Davis Street Baptist Church gym early on Friday morning to await your time slot. While you wait, you will have access to restrooms, comfortable seating and snacks. The church family will also take this time to minister to anyone who would like to talk with them. Dr. Johnson expressed his appreciation for Sulphur Springs, Texas, which he calls “the perfect town in which to live, work and raise a family”. He said he has been blessed since moving here a few years ago. He feels he speaks for his fellow dentists in noting a measure of satisfaction gained from donating his professional skills and services on behalf of the community during the annual Dentistry From the Heart event.

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North Hopkins Stew and Auction

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North Hopkins Stew and Auction

The annual North Hopkins Stew and Auction is to be held on April 26th in the NH Cafeteria. Complementary stew will be served starting at 6 pm followed by the live auction. The auction will feature items built by students throughout the year as well as items that were donated by local businesses in support of the schools FFA program. Over the course of the year the students have worked diligently to complete many projects and are excited to show case their hard work. NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction NH Stew and Auction The North Hopkins FFA Chapter attends numerous competitions and events during the year. Such as Career Development Events, Ag. mech. Shows, Leadership Development Events, and livestock shows. They are able to attend these events due to the support and generosity of their community and their support at the Stew and Auction. The North Hopkins FFA implores you to come out and enjoy free chicken or beef stew and support their growing...

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HC Master Gardeners Present A Basic Home Vegetable Gardening Workshop through the Extension Service

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HC Master Gardeners Present A Basic Home Vegetable Gardening Workshop through the Extension Service

Gardening is for everyone. Learning to do it right gives high yields in produce and in satisfaction! Hopkins County Extension Agent Mario Villareno and Master Gardener Robert Suson will be on hand as Master Gardener Susie Faltachek presents the program to interested persons assembled at the Extension office on April 24, 2018 at 7pm. Cost of the workshop is $10. The most seasoned gardeners are usually the ones who consistently use smart, simple skills that work, like selecting the right site for your garden placement. Vegetables need a lot of sun! Veteran Northeast Texas gardeners know already that weather can be very unpredictable here, and often a garden planted too early can get “bitten” by a late-Spring frost.  What should you plant in your garden? That depends…on the size of your plot, type of soil, amount of shade and many other factors. How much should you water? You can learn the answers to these and other frequently asked questions during the workshop. And if you miss the workshop, you can get your answers from the Hopkins County Extension office any time of year, including other topics like container gardening, raised-bed and “lasagna” gardening. As a Master Gardener, Susie Faltachek had an opportunity to expand her area of expertise and she selected Vegetable Gardening as her project. She gathered a group of nine Master Gardeners to act as volunteers in the community training project. Upon completion, she will have earned a Certified Vegetable Gardener rating. These types of opportunities and more are available through the Hopkins County Extension office as part of the Texas Agri-Life Extension Program. Robert Suson is a Master Gardener who believes in butterflies. On his property, he leaves space for milkweed to flourish so that it  cans serve as a host plant for Monarch butterflies, and he encourages others to do so. Sulphur Springs is on the edge of the migration path of Monarchs heading to Mexico. We can passively assist in this miracle of nature by not robbing them of their required habitat for a few short weeks during the Spring. Other types of butterflies require other types of vegetation. Find out more about these and join the Master Gardeners in their efforts. On the morning of Saturday April 28, the Master Gardeners will perform community service with the annual Plant Swap, to be held on the parking lot of Bright Star Vet Clinic at 744 Gilmer Street, across from Brookshire’s. Bring any seedlings or cuttings you’d like to swap, or just come and get healthy plants, cuttings and seedlings grown by these seasoned gardeners. A small donation toward the chapter’s work in the community is appreciated. For more information, contact the Extension office at 903-885-3443.  

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Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet: A Celebration with Food, Fun, and Loved Ones

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Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet: A Celebration with Food, Fun, and Loved Ones

The Annual Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet was held on Saturday, April 22nd, at the ROC in Sulphur Springs.  There was about 200 in attendance. The Guests were served Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls Cake, Pie and Pear Dump Cake.  The Mistress of Ceremonies was Elaine Harrison. The Music was given by: East Caney Youth Choir and Buddy and Ina Gore, Psalm 100. The Special Speaker was Lucinda Benton. Thank You to the Sponsors: 1st Choice Home Health, Texas Heritage Bank, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Grocery Supply and East Texas Physical Therapy. Thank You to 1st Baptist Church for the use of the ROC to hold the Banquet. Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges Bridges

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3 Students Advance to State: Miller Grove 1A Region 3 UIL Academic Results

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3 Students Advance to State: Miller Grove 1A Region 3 UIL Academic Results

Miller Grove ISD administration launched a plan three years ago to win the district championship in academic UIL and start qualifying students for the state meet on a regular basis. This is a process, and we took a huge step this year. We were able to win the district championship this year and have qualified three students for the state meet. The One Act Play advanced to regionals for the first time and the school placed 7th in the region, which is the highest finish for the school. We are proud of what these students have been able to accomplish and are excited for the future. Accounting – Team finished 2nd Natalie White – 3rd State Qualifier Jorja Bessonett – 8th Harli Watson – 15th Calculator Applications Grant Earp – 32nd Current Issues and Events Kobe Robertson – 42nd Feature Writing Rosa Schones – 4th State Alternate Headline Writing Demi Weatherford – 3rd State Qualifier Latino History Essay Cami Froneberger State Qualifier Lincoln Douglas Debate Grant Sharp – 5th Jolee Fox – 6th Literary Criticism Jordan Clinton – 5th Demi Weatherford – 36th Mathematics Albert Serrano – 42nd Ready Writing Jordan Clinton – 4th State Alternate Social Studies – team placed 8th Jordan Clinton – 20th Matt Brignon – 26th Kobe Robertson – 34th Spelling and Vocabulary Haley Wren – 19th Other competitors that advanced to regionals and competed. Andi Resendiz-Ready Writing Emely Velazques-Editorial Writing Natalie White-Poetry Interpretation Jocelyn Helterbrand-Prose Interpretation Cassidy Seaney – Prose Interpretation Alexis Serrano – Poetry Interpretation Garrett Hannah – Lincoln Douglas Debate Alexa Pelerose-Informative Speaking James Quigley-Persuasive Speaking One Act Play Advanced to regionals where Cassidy Seaney received All Star Cast and Margaret Smith was Honorable Mention Cast.    

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Dinner Bell Menu For April 25, 2018

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Dinner Bell Menu For April 25, 2018

DINNER BELL MENU April 25, 2018 Today we remember a strong force from the beginning of the Dinner Bell Ministry. Sharon Kay Hughes involved businesses and individuals in the ministry by creating the Community Partner program. Through monetary support and oft times meal service, Community Partners undergirded the weekly meals. Her influence was also felt in producing the cookbook, “Feed My Sheep.” Sharon lost her courageous battle with A L S last Thursday, April 19. Her handprints will forever be on The Dinner Bell Ministry. Community Partner of the Week Chicken Spaghetti Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squashes Garden Salad Buttered French Bread A Lemon Cake to Die For Citrus Pudding (sugar free offering) Same time (11:45 a.m.). Same place (Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church). Served at 11:45 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.

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Photos from UPRA Rodeo

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Photos from UPRA Rodeo

Last Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, UPRA held their annual rodeo. Events included; celebrity steer riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, calf and steer scrambles, calf-roping, and much more! The rodeo clowns kept the audience laughing at their crazy antics all night long. There were concessions available and Audience members could also ride a mechanical bull. UPRA Rodeo 41 UPRA Rodeo 42 UPRA Rodeo 43 UPRA Rodeo 44 UPRA Rodeo 45 UPRA Rodeo 1 UPRA Rodeo 2 UPRA Rodeo 3 UPRA Rodeo 4 UPRA Rodeo 5 UPRA Rodeo 6 UPRA Rodeo 7 UPRA Rodeo 8 UPRA Rodeo 9 UPRA Rodeo 10 UPRA Rodeo 11 UPRA Rodeo 12 UPRA Rodeo 13 UPRA Rodeo 14 UPRA Rodeo 15 UPRA Rodeo 16 UPRA Rodeo 17 UPRA Rodeo 18 UPRA Rodeo 19 UPRA Rodeo 20 UPRA Rodeo 21 UPRA Rodeo 22 UPRA Rodeo 23 UPRA Rodeo 24 UPRA Rodeo 25 UPRA Rodeo 26 UPRA Rodeo 27 UPRA Rodeo 28 UPRA Rodeo 29 UPRA Rodeo 30 UPRA Rodeo 31 UPRA Rodeo 32 UPRA Rodeo 33 UPRA Rodeo 34 UPRA Rodeo 35 UPRA Rodeo 36 UPRA Rodeo 37 UPRA Rodeo 38 UPRA Rodeo 39 UPRA Rodeo 40...

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A Chance to Visit Heritage Park and See Amazing Art for FREE: TODAY, Saturday April 21st

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A Chance to Visit Heritage Park and See Amazing Art for FREE: TODAY, Saturday April 21st

By: Savannah Owens The 6th Annual Heritage Park Youth Art Show Exhibition is on display at the Heritage Park Chapel, Today, Saturday April 21st, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Susan Carey, Hopkins County Historical Society Member, is leading the exhibit.  The exhibit is completely free for the public to view. “This is one of the few times it is totally free to visit the park” Carey said. The art is inspirational, thought provoking, and fun to view. The artwork, submitted by middle and high school art students from all over Hopkins County and open to all students. The schools represented include: North Hopkins, Cumby, Brightstar, Como-Pickton, Sulphur Springs, Sulphur Bluff, Miller Grove, and some home schooled students.  Many of the students are involved in an AP art class. Carey mentioned “The Brightstar art teacher, Sarah James, is just getting started with the art [program] but Brightstar almost gives Sulphur Springs a run for their money. North Hopkins and Sulphur Springs already have strong programs but the other schools are catching up fast!” Stop by to see even more of the artwork not captured in these photographs! Heritage Park Youth Art Show 38 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 41 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 42 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 43 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 44 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 1 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 2 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 4 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 6 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 7 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 8 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 9 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 10 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 11 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 12 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 13 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 14 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 15 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 17 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 18 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 19 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 20 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 22 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 23 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 24 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 25 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 26 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 28 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 29 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 30 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 32 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 33 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 34 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 35 Heritage Park Youth Art Show 37 There are many different categories ranging from charcoal drawings, to 3D painted sculptures. Carey said that some years they’ve even had “ceramics, jewelry, wood things, [and] mosaics.” This year they had some beautiful submissions in photography. “You never know what’s gonna come through the door.” Carey joked. They are hoping to continue to expand the program if the Society can raise enough funds for the new building, which will include a banquet/exhibit hall which will allow them to host an even bigger show next year! This Year Best in Show goes to Kateryna Takaromoya, 10th grader, for creating this drawing. Her technique impressed the judges as the light reflecting in the shadows is “very advanced and difficult to do well.” Congratulations Kateryna. There are usually 2-3 judges that are all professionals in the industry, sometimes it’s an art teacher, professional painter, or gallery dealer.  Carey explained that Jerry Lee and Mike Elliot have been “very generous with their time and advice” on this exhibit. Carlie Penson, Treasurer, exclaimed “The artwork is amazing!” The descriptions on the artwork provide more information to the thought behind these creative pieces. The attention to detail in all of these pieces is wonderful! There are portraits, landscapes, still life paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more! This sculpture is called “Sewing Tractor” and was created out of an old sewing machine, a spoon, and gears. This piece was created to combine the artists “favorite color and favorite animal”. A secret about this piece is the small reflection of a piano, and violin in the eyes. Students may pick up their art pieces until 5:00 pm Saturday, April...

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