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Dinner Bell Menu For March 27, 2019

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Dinner Bell Menu For March 27, 2019

Dinner Bell March 27, 2019 IHOP is the Community Partner Menu: Pancakes, Butter and Syrup Bacon Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole with Homemade Salsa Fresh Fruit Come have Brunch with us. Perfect for a new Spring Day.Same time (11:45 a.m.). Same place (Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church).Our doors will be open and the WELCOME mat is out. Hope to see you.

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Tri County RFL Plans April 6 Dinner for Cancer Survivors

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Tri County RFL Plans April 6 Dinner for Cancer Survivors

Tri County Relay For Life Committee will honor cancer survivors at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6 with a special survivors dinnner, at Shannon Oaks Church, 1113 East Shannon Road.“This is for survivors and their caregivers. This is a new location for us,” said Tri County RFL Committee Chair Gina Giguere.This will be a special time for cancer survivors to fellowship with others who have battled or are also battling cancer, whether for one day, one month, a year, 10 years or more. This battle is celebrated and support offered for cancer survivors over a free event meal dinner.Sandy Reed will be the guest speaker for the evening, which will also feature live entertainment, games and giveaways.This free meal is open to all cancer survivors and caregivers in Hopkins, Franklin and Wood counties. At the April 6 dinner, cancer survivors will also have an opportunity to register for this year’s Relay for Life, and will receive a survivor shirt to wear at RFL. The 2019 RFL will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 with the opening ceremony, and cancer survivors and caregivers opening laps around the walking path at 7 p.m. RFL will continue until 2 a.m. Saturday, May 11, on Celebration Plaza. This year’s theme is “Wish Upon A Cure,” which is all things Disney, according Giguere. RFL is the premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. As of this week, 55 participants on 15 teams had raised $8,441.55. Tri County RFL’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the ACS. To register as an individual or team for RFL, go online to relayforlife.org/hfwtricotx, or call Johnna West at 903-335-2322 or Gina Giguere at 903-573-2064 for more information about team registration.

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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

Letters of invitation to the 14th Annual Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet went out this week to every senior citizen in Hopkins County who is or will be 90 years of age by Dec. 31, 2019. Anyone who fits in that category who didn’t receive a letter is asked to contact Karon Weatherman at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center at (903) 885-1661 to be added to the list. “The only way that I found out who is 90+ is by someone telling me or when I see a photo in the newspaper that someone is having a 90th birthday celebration,” said Karon Weatherman, program and marketing director for the Senior Citizen’s Center. Currently, Weatherman has 217 names on the list of individuals age 90 and older, but says there’s room for more. The 14th Annual Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. at “The ROC ”at First Baptist Church, located at 115 Putman St. in Sulphur Springs, Texas again this year. Each honoree with receive a certificate of recognition marking this milestone. The honoree and their family members will also be treated to lunch. “If you are not able to attend the banquet you are welcome to send someone in your place to accept your certificate of award. Please RSVP by April 13. We need to know how many people will be attending and how many family members will be attending with you so we can plan for the seating and food preparation,” Weatherman said. RSVP to Karon Weatherman at the Senior Citizens Center, by calling (903) 885-1661 or send an email to [email protected]

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Shadow Renaissance High Tea Fundraiser March 31st

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Shadow Renaissance High Tea Fundraiser March 31st

On March 31st, a fundraiser for Shadow Renaissance Festival will be held. There will be tea sandwiches, cupcake shepherds pies, many different selections of scones, fruits, cheeses, 6-8 different teas and the event will close with a wine tasting by Phinesse Farms. Tickets are priced at $25 per person and this event is for 21+. High Tea Flyer

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Dinner Bell Menu For March 20, 2019

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Dinner Bell Menu For March 20, 2019

Dinner Bell March 20, 2019 The V. F. W. local post is the Community Partner  Menu: Shepherd’s Pie Roasted Vegetables Garden Salad Yeast Rolls Pecan Pie Cake Butterscotch Pudding (the no added sugar dessert) Make Dinner Bell a Spring Break outing. Your out of school children are very welcome. Same time (11:45 a.m.). Same place (Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church). Hope to see you for good food and great visiting

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PJC Regents commend students, learn of enrollment increase

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PJC Regents commend students,  learn of enrollment increase

Paris Junior College Students at Regent meeting Paris Junior College was well represented at Community College Day at the Texas Capital late last month with students from all three campuses participating in the special event in Austin. While in Austin for Community College Day on Jan. 30, the students were able to meet Rep. Dan Flynn and Rep. Gary VanDeaver. PJC Regents recognized Cyan Burkhart, Kyson Hogue, Sylvia Feijen, Tabitha Kelly, Johnathan Stevenson, and Giselle Benitez at their recent meeting, commending them for representing the college. “I really enjoyed the personal tour from Rep. Flynn,” said Benitez. “It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot.” “Having Rep. Flynn explain the history and having such a good background on everything was really eye-opening,” said Kelly. “My favorite thing was getting personally recognized on the House floor by Rep. Gary VanDeaver.” All the students took turns sharing their impressions of the day with the regents and thanked them for the opportunity to attend. “We had the best students there,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “They made us proud.” More good news was received with the spring enrollment report of 4,629 students. This is an increase of 4.54 percent in contact hour generation and in head count of 7.8 percent. Applied Sciences was up 10 percent over the previous year and the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center had an increase of 40 percent.  “They were given their goals, and they worked to keep every student they could,” said Dr. Anglin of the workforce instructors and the 10 percent increase. “They did an amazing job and got their numbers up.” In other business, the Regents:  • Approved the Student Center Renovation bid from Heritage Construction for $428,300 and including Alternate 1 for bathroom renovation at $45,800. • Regents opted for a minimal tuition increase of $1 per credit hour, meaning that a student taking 15 hours will see a tuition increase of $15 for that semester. The increase takes effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, starting with the fall semester. Tuition for dual credit courses will remain unchanged. • Received a report on the Board of Trustees Institute attended by Regents Louise Taylor and Jim Bell. Taylor served on a panel, along with Dr. Anglin and El Paso Community College, to discuss being a Texas Mathematics award recipient.  “It was very informative,” said Bell. “This college was highly recognized; they kept mentioning PJC, PJC, which made you sit up a little bit straighter.”

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Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks

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Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks

Living with Asthma                More than 1.5 million people in Texas are affected by asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, this number does not include those who have the disease and have not yet been diagnosed. So, what exactly is asthma and what can you do about it?                Asthma is a disease that causes the airways of the lungs to tighten and swell, making it difficult to breathe.  When this occurs, it is referred to as an asthma attack and is often accompanied by coughing or wheezing.  While asthma attacks only occur when triggered, the disease itself never goes away.  Common asthma triggers, as stated by the CDC include: ·        Tobacco smoke ·        Dust mites ·        Outdoor air pollution ·        Cockroach allergens ·        Pets ·        Mold ·        Smoke from burning wood or grass ·        Sicknesses such as the common cold or flu Asthma is most common among children and young teens; however, adults can have it too. While asthma requires a diagnosis from a medical doctor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists recommend watching for these warning signs: ·        Frequent cough attacks ·        Difficulty breathing after physical activity ·        Chest tightness ·        Wheezing ·        Family history Depending on the severity of the asthma, a doctor may prescribe medicine to help with the attacks. To help mitigate and prevent asthma attacks, following some steps are recommended.  First of all, know what triggers your asthma and do your best to stay away from them.  If medications has been prescribed, take your medications as ordered by the doctor.  Track your asthma and recognize warning signs that may show that it is getting worse.  Always seek medical attention if your asthma is getting worse or if your attacks are becoming more frequent. County 4-H Contests                This is a super busy time of year for our Hopkins County 4-H members!  Last month, numerous 4-H members exhibited in the NETLA Junior Market Show (and did very well, I might add!)  The month of March offers the opportunity for 4-H’ers to participate in a variety of events and contests.  In addition to club meetings, archery events, and the Tractor Supply 4-H Paper Clover campaign, our 4-H kids are busy preparing for the County 4-H Fashion Show, Food Show, Educational Presentations, Public Speaking, Fashion Story Board, Food Challenge, and Share-the-Fun contests.                We will be sending a team of four to the State Fairgrounds in Dallas on March 22 to compete in the District 4-H Food Challenge.  A total of 71 teams from northeast Texas will be competing for the top 3 spots in each age division.  Our Hopkins County team is comprised of Diego Childs, Eliana Moreland, Rylie Carroll, and Lena Reyes.                On March 26, many of our 4-H members will exhibit their skills and talents as they participate in the other 4-H contests at the Extension Office.  The Food Show contest includes an interview with a panel of judges, as well as required entry forms and exhibition of their selected dish (breads & cereals, nutritious snack, fruit & vegetable, or main dish).  The Fashion Show includes an interview, required paperwork, and modeling the garment (either construction or consumer buying).  For Educational Presentations, the 4-H member selects a topic and presents information using posters, models, power point (senior 4-H members), and other visuals in front of the judges and parents.  Participants have a limit of 12 minutes.  Public Speaking consists of giving a speech on any selected topic without the use of visuals or props.  A time limit of 7 minutes is given.  Share-the-Fun is similar to a talent competition.  4-H members may select from one of 12 categories, and are given a time limit for setting up, presenting, and taking down any props, music equipment, etc.                 All these opportunities help 4-H youth gain confidence in speaking before an audience.  Through the process, they learn about various projects and have fun while doing so! Closing Thought Begin with the end in mind.  Everything you do in life is created twice:  first in the mind, then in reality – Stephen R. Covey Recipe of the Week BBQ Pepper Steak Ingredients: ·        3 medium bell peppers – green, red, yellow – cut into strips ·        1 small onion, cut into strips ·        One pound boneless beef top round steak, cut into strips ·        1 garlic clove, minced ·        ½ teaspoon pepper ·        3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce ·        ½ cup barbeque sauce ·        2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice Directions: 1)      Heat large skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, on medium heat. 2)      Add bell peppers and onion; cook and stir for 6-8 minutes.  Transfer to large bowl and cover to keep warm. 3)      Add meat, garlic and pepper to skillet; cook and stir for 3 minutes. 4)      Add soy sauce; cook until meat is done. 5)      Stir in barbeque sauce and cook for another 3 minutes. 6)      Toss meat mixture with vegetables and spoon over warm rice to serve. Nutrition information per serving: (serves 4) 320 calories; 4 g dietary fiber; 50 mg cholesterol; 570 mg sodium; 29 g protein Source:  Dinner Tonight.org Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family & Community Health Agent P.O. Box 518 1200-B W. Houston Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 Phone: 903-885-3443 [email protected] 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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Hearts of Life Animal Rescue Adoption Event and Bake Sale

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Hearts of Life Animal Rescue Adoption Event and Bake Sale

Hearts of Life will have an adoption event and St. Patrick’s Day themed bake sale on Friday, March 15th, from 10am-3pm at Petsense in Sulphur Springs. Hearts of Life Animal Rescue Adoption Event and Bake Sale

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Cumby PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

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Cumby PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN  ROUND UP

Cumby Elementary School will be registering new students for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Parents/Guardians will need to bring their child’s birth certificate, proof of residency in the district, social security card, up to date shot record and proof of income. We cannot accept your child until all information is provided.

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KSST Proud To Cover The Wildcats

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KSST Proud To Cover The Wildcats

Extending our 72 year tradition of local sports and news coverage, KSST and Sports Director Don Julian will be in San Antonio to cover the appearance of the Boys Basketball team in the State Tournament. Unfortunately, no videotaping or live video streaming is allowed at the State Tournament as the UIL has all of the video rights to those games. Audio streaming is available through the homepage of KSSTradio.com and all of the play-by-play action will be available on KSST 1230AM, as always. Stay tuned for highlights, updates, and photos from San Antonio as well. KSST is proud of our community and looks forward to covering the next 72 years of local events.

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