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Shadow Renaissance Festival,Tournament Coming to Shadow Ranch!

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Shadow Renaissance Festival,Tournament Coming to Shadow Ranch!

   Shadow Renaissance Festival will be a 3 day event, July 27-29, featuring vendors, activities for the whole family, and the main attraction – full contact jousting featuring The Knights of Valour with Shane Adams from the hit TV show Full Metal Jousting on History! There will also be a Nobleman’s Feast with the knights before each of the two shows for VIP ticket holders! Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of kids and adults with disabilities and/or debilitating situations in their lives and to make a positive difference in the lives of staff, volunteers, and community. Shadow Ranch is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Sulphur Springs, established in May 2010. Ms. Marion Cox, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Shadow Ranch Center, is coordinating the event which will be staged at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Because of the excitement generated by the sport of jousting and due to the numerous area families struggling with the realities of caring for a disabled child or family member, proceeds will fund ongoing efforts to make equine therapy, or hippotherapy, available and affordable. Find out more on Facebook or contact 214-604-8005 or [email protected]                       

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Carter Blood Care Needs Donations in N E Texas Region

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Carter Blood Care Needs Donations in N E Texas Region

Why are donations of all types of blood needed more during the summer and vacation months? Let’s find out! Lanie Wright, a consultant with Carter Blood Care in the Tyler Regional office, visited on the KSST Good Morning Show with Enola Gay to talk about the importance of giving donations of blood, especially during the summer months. Lanie stressed that while the need for blood increases during the vacation and holiday periods due to accidents on the roadways and elsewhere, the  volume of blood donations actually goes down in the summer due to vacations and school being out for high school and college students.  Students age 16 and older provide about 30% of blood donations on the average, according to Carter Blood Care. All types of blood…O Positive and Negative, B Positive and Negative, A and AB…are in demand all the time. Donations of type O Negative are especially sought as this blood type can be utilized by persons with any type of blood, and by emergency victims whose blood type may not be known. Fighting the disease of cancer takes a lot of blood too. “Cancer doesn’t take a break” for children and adults in hospitals across our region in need of healthy blood. The average daily need of Carter Blood Care’s Northeast Texas Region requires 1,000 donors per day. Often, they reach that goal, and stores of blood and platelets are usually ample. Frequently, up to five blood drives per day are conducted in the Tyler region alone. Just one unit of blood can save three persons. However, Carter Blood Care wants to remind you that your “gift of life” is more than that. You are asked to “give for life” which means donate blood often. Healthy donors can give a unit of blood every 56 days, and “avid donors” do just that. Recently, a “Battle of the Badges” took place, a friendly competition between first responders and City of Sulphur Springs employees. This contest yeilded 44 units of blood, collected at the Carter Blood Care mobile unit on the Jay Hodge Chevrolet dealership lot.  Lanie gives us a “thumbs up” for the generosity of the local donors. To find out more about donating blood or scheduling a blood drive, go to carterbloodcare.org.    

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2nd Annual CANHelp’s Back to School Fair for Hopkins County, August 10th, 2018

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2nd Annual CANHelp’s Back to School Fair for Hopkins County, August 10th, 2018

CANHelp is sponsoring a Back to School Fair. The 2018 Back to School Fair is scheduled for Friday, August 10th from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center. In addition,we are seeking community service agencies, schools, churches, and other local organizations to participate in the 2018 Back to School Fair to offer information about activities for children/youth and family services that are offered in our area. For Profit businesses that support our local communities are also welcome. There will not be a cost for a booth. All of the information for the 2018 Back to School Fair may also be downloaded from CANHelp beginning June 15,2018.  The completed Booth/Sponsorship Form must be returned to: CANHelp, P.O. Box 214, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 or emailed to [email protected]  Application deadline for a booth only is July 23rd, 2018.If you would like to be sponsor, please ensure form is returned by Monday, July 3, 2018 to ensure your organization can be included in event communications and on marketing materials. We’re looking forward to your participation in this community event that will have the potential to reach thousands of local school aged children and their families.   Shanna Martin, M.A. Executive Director CANHelp & 2-1-1 Texas North East Region www.canhelponline.org www.facebook.com/211canhelp www.twitter.com/canhelp IP # 54750 Phone: (903) 885-9797 ext. 1 Fax: (903) 439-2270

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Updated: “Whipped Challenge” Is New Dairy Festival Food Contest

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Updated: “Whipped Challenge” Is New Dairy Festival Food Contest

Extension agent Johanna Hicks and her office staff and volunteers knew it was a great idea…and Saturday June 16 proved it! All eight teams of local food-minded people were hungry to win when they entered the three-round creative competition. First they attended an orientation and reminder of the rules, then the teams were turned loose to find their preparation tables. The audience included local foodies and fans enjoying the shade on the grounds of the Civic Center complex. (Video presentation below.) The four-member teams worked together to decide their recipe, the food products needed and the cooking or mixing equipment necessary to prepare it. Once preparation time was up, teams presented their creations to the judges, for tasting and scoring. Who’s the “Whipped” Champ? The “Udder Chaos” team of Myra Watson, Susan Smith, Mary Ellen Hoybook and Jajan Davis. Winning in second place was the team made up of SSISD school board members, and claiming the consolation prize was the Cody Drug team. Although this contest was the prototype and there were naturally some bugs to be worked out, the contest ran as smoothly as milk, everyone had a great time and there were plenty of onlookers. Naturally, as a Dairy Festival event, dairy foods ruled the day as at least two dairy products were required in every recipe turned in by the teams. All foods, supplies and equipment were provided for the teams (except knives for chopping) and quick work by volunteers kept the pantry filled and utensils washed and ready for the next round. Judges were Lyndsey Caldwell Pamer, Ben Spraggins and Barbara Palmer. Emcees were Cindy Lancaster and Tracy Fox. After the contest, Johanna and her volunteers had goodie bags for every participant filled with helpful tools and information for people who love to cook!        

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TAMUC Offers Summer Fun for Almost Everyone

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TAMUC Offers Summer Fun for Almost Everyone

By Laura Owens Texas A&M Commerce is hosting their FALL New Student Orientation this summer.  Students arrived on June 14th to find energetic upperclassmen who were eager to help them get started. Students experienced several informational sessions around the campus, took identification card pictures and set up accounts.  The day ended with a rally in the auditorium and special interest sessions. The day was filled with fun and camaraderie. New students were introduced to the TAMUC Mascot, Leo the Lion and the school spirit hand sign. Orientation Ambassadors -also known as the “O-Team,”entertained new students with several creative ways with skits, dance sessions and dance off competitions.  Some of the speakers included: Student Government Association Representative; Grace Slayter, Dean of Students; Dr. Thomas Newsome, and University President & CEO; Dr. Ray M. Keck III. Dr. Keck was very personable, telling students “Don’t hesitate to approach me, I like it! Getting to know you is exactly what I want.” He then proceeded to point to several students in the crowd saying, “I want to get to know you, and you, and you, and you too! Let’s all get to know each other this year!”  Dr. Keck encouraged students to be successful and to enjoy their time as they study at TAMUC. KSST spoke with Avis Clark, TAMUC 1 Stop Shop Student Access Information Desk Receptionist, “We plan to have several Orientations this summer. Currently we are scheduled for June 21st and 22nd, June 29th and 30th, and July 5th and 6th.” There are many summer events happening at or through TAMUC : June 16th       Twin Oaks Farm for Experiential Learning (formerly known as the blueberry farm) opens at 9:00 a.m. June 19th      Finding Dory (the movie) will be showing at the MRC Pool 8:00p.m. June 20th     TAMUC Planetarium Show (Cosmic Adventure 1:00 & 2:00pm, & Dawn of the Space age  2:00pm) June 27th     TAMUC Planetarium Show (Robot Explorers 1:00 pm, & Astronaut 2:00pm) June 28th      VET NET Symposium – (Women in the Military) 8:00 a.m. in the Sam Rayburn Center, 2nd floor July 10th       Hairspray Group Trip to the Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas July 13th        TAMUC Planetarium Show (Secrets of Gravity 7:00pm) August 11th   Sundae Study Break – Ice cream in the RSC Atrium 11:00a.m. The University also has a  full recreation center and swimming pool available most days included with the price of a gym membership. Avis enthusiastically added, “If you would like to take classes in the Fall there is still time to sign up and attend an orientation.  Just give us a call at 903 886 5000 or contact us online at www.tamuc.edu. We would love to help you get involved!” TAMUC orentation 17 TAMUC orentation 18 TAMUC orentation 19 TAMUC orentation 20 TAMUC orentation 21 TAMUC orentation 22 TAMUC orentation 1 TAMUC orentation 2 TAMUC orentation 3 TAMUC orentation 4 TAMUC orentation 5 TAMUC orentation 6 TAMUC orentation 7 TAMUC orentation 8 TAMUC orentation 9 TAMUC orentation 10 TAMUC orentation 11 TAMUC orentation 12 TAMUC orentation 13 TAMUC orentation 14 TAMUC orentation 15 TAMUC orentation...

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Dinner Bell Menu For June 20th, 2018

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Dinner Bell Menu For June 20th, 2018

DINNER BELL MENU June 20, 2018 Community Partner City National Bank Menu: Beef and Chicken Fajitas with traditional toppings Pinto Beans Seasoned Rice Sopapilla Cheesecake Butterscotch  Pudding (no added sugar dessert) Served Wednesdays at 11:45 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.

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2018 Senior Ice Cream Freeze Off: Sign Up Today!

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2018 Senior Ice Cream Freeze Off: Sign Up Today!

Please see attached Flyer for the 2018 Ice Cream Freeze Off that will be held on Thursday, July 12th at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center. If you would like to enter a Freezer Full of Ice Cream Please call or email Karon Weatherman at (903)-885-1661.  Please tell her what flavor you will be making. Please have your Ice Cream here early so we can have everyone lined up and ready to serve at 2:00. The Judges will be the Senior Citizens that attend. If you have never been to one of my Freeze Offs I give all the Seniors who attend 3 Poker Chips.  There will be a bowl in front of your Ice Cream.  The Seniors will come around and you will serve them a TASTE of your Ice Cream.  After Tasting all of the different Ice Creams they will put a Poker Chip into the bowls of their 3 Favorite Ice Creams.  We will count up the Chips and the 3 Ice Creams that got the most Poker Chips Wins the Prizes for ….. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places. It is always a FUN Time for everyone. There are several Ice Cream  Scoops but you might want to bring your own just in case. Please let Karon Weatherman  know ASAP if you want to compete.

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“Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive This Saturday in SS

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“Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive This Saturday in SS

First responders know how important it is to have a safe and abundant community blood supply. Carter Bloodcare is bringing a mobile unit to Sulphur Springs, Texas to be placed on the Jay Hodge Chevrolet lot on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 8am til 3pm. Members of law enforcement, fire and emergency teams will enter into friendly competition for the most donations of “the gift of life”, and invite the public to get involved.  Anyone who donates blood on Saturday can “vote” for the first responder unit they wish in the friendly competition. All donors will receive a Battle of the Badges Local Hero T-shirt and a buy one-get one voucher to a Texas Rangers game.  All types of blood are needed. Donations of B Negative blood for a local 11-year-old leukemia victim, Hailey Geraci, can also be made at Saturday’s drive as well. In a press release, Carter Blood Care informs that supplies of blood can run low during the summer months. Potential donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-based photo ID when donating. Donors may be age 16 with parental consent, and persons age 17 and up may give independently. For more information, contact carterbloodcare.org

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Queen Jaci Plans College, Career Onstage in Musical Theater, Business

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Queen Jaci Plans College, Career Onstage in Musical Theater, Business

She’s loved singing, dancing and acting all her life. Her first big break to fame was a local one, as the 58th Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen, crowned in 2017. Jaci has absolutely loved the role, and hopes that the new Dairy Festival Queen will have as much enrichment and enjoyment wearing the crown as she has. Now, Jaci plans to take her singing, dancing and acting skills to school at the University of Central Oklahoma, located at Edmund, Oklahoma,  to pursue a major and degree in Music and Musical Theater, with a minor in Business and Communications. After that, she hopes to get into the musical theater business or start her own company. It is interesting to her how this plan formed. Early on she had been accepted at a Texas university, and had even arranged for housing there for the Fall 2018 semester. But in February 2018, she attended a TETA  (Texas Education Theater Association) convention in Galveston where she came in contact with theater directors from all over the place.  She received calls back from many, but the University of Central Oklahoma music department sounded just right. She went to visit the school and changed courses at that time. She feels it was a “God thing” because she had been praying about making the right choices and steps toward the career she was dreaming of. Jaci thanks her mom and her dad, her grandparents and relatives for support through her Dairy Festival year and Senior year. Career-wise, she thanks all her local mentors in singing and stage, and especially Amanda Thompson Brandenburg, Josh Thompson and their mother Linda for guidance and encouragement during her high school years. Jaci is an only child as was her mom, and she does include having a family as part of her future, after getting her career grounded. Will we see her on the Broadway stage? She hopes so, as it’s “definitely part of my plan!”  Good Luck, Jaci! Jaci will make her final appearance as Dairy Festival royalty when she crowns the new Queen on Saturday June 16, 2018 at 7pm.  The Coronation Pageant will be held inside the SSISD Auditorium at the Civic Center in Sulphur Springs. Tickets are $10 at the door.      

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Video Presentation: Preview of Benefit Album Set for Caps and Flasks; Pullen, Cortez Present Ajaneece Johnson

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Video Presentation: Preview of Benefit Album Set for Caps and Flasks; Pullen, Cortez Present Ajaneece Johnson

A preview of an album being produced by a Sulphur Springs High School graduate, Santiago Cortez, will be presented at Caps and Flasks Friday, June 15, 2018, 9 p.m. until midnight. When the album of Cortez original music is produced, one half of the proceeds will be given to needy families in Sulphur Springs. Tristan Pullen, also a SSHS grad and well known local actor/director, says Ajaneece Johnson, who  began her career as a background singer for Usher and is now a singer/song writer, will present two songs that will be on the album Friday night. Johnson, from Detroit, Michigan, is preparing for her own singing tour. Johnson primarily sings soul and R & B but also enjoys incorporating various cultures into her music. She said she is excited to be a part of Cortez’s and Pullen’s community project. Johnson and Pullen met in college and collaborated on a movie. Pullen wrote the script that is now being turned into a novel. Johnson wrote the music for the movie trailer. Pullen and Johnson visited with KSST News Thursday afternoon.

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