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Chamber Connection March 12, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

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Don’t forget to cheer on the Spring Fever Bike Rally Participants, Saturday from 9-2! If you aren’t on the route, come to the square around noon and cheer them on! They would love to see you!

Reserve your space now on the New Printed & Online Map
The Chamber of Commerce is happy to have partnered with Community Matters, Inc., and award-winning publisher, on this all-new, redesigned map publication. This map will be a detailed street map of Sulphur springs, Hopkins County and will include insets for Como and Cumby. We will have continual distribution for over 18 months. The map will have larger ad sizes, expanded distribution and an online interactive map! If you would like to schedule a 10 minute appointment to see the quality of the new printed map and the online interactive map features, please contact Brandon Burton at 903-689-0808 or email him at [email protected]

Don’t miss these activities at the Sulphur Springs Library:
Lone Star Legal Aid and Sulphur Springs Public Library have teamed up to offer an intake clinic for free legal services on March 18, 1-4pm at the library – 611 Davis Street North. Lone Star Legal Aid offers help to persons with low incomes for civil, non-criminal issues – Veterans benefits, custody and child support, divorce and family issues, employment, food stamps and other benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, wills, bankruptcy, consumer issues, education, federal income tax matters, housing, Social Security disability and estate planning. Call 903-785-8711 for application information or visit for more information. Additional clinics to follow.

Lone Star Writing Workshop is a free training seminar, taught by publisher Bobbie Shafer and author Cathy Myers. The 3 hour presentation includes a slide program of editing your work, formatting your manuscript, forming characters, plot arcs and promoting your work. Please join us at Sulphur Springs Public Library, Saturday April 9th from 9:30 to 12:30.

Are you preparing to take the Texas Driver’s Permit test? Why not practice before the big day? On the Sulphur Springs Public Library site you can access 10 free permit practice tests (English and Spanish)and access to the online handbook. There is also a Q&A which answers important questions about applying for the driver’s test. Additionally, there are practice tests and handbooks for Motorcycle and CDL too!

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes
The 2015 spring series will take place March 24, 26, 31, April 2, and April 7, at the Hopkins County Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs at 1:30 p.m. Topics covered will help individuals have better management of their diabetes. The cost for the entire series is only $25, payable at the first session. Please contact the Extension Service at 903-885-3443 to sign up.

Medical Genetics Testing
Learn how a simple cheek swab can determine how well your medications may (or may not) be working for you. Thousands of people have used this test to prevent adverse drug reactions. It is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurances. This seminar will be held on Thursday, March 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ROC (Recreational Outreach Center), 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs. Please bring a list of current medications, insurance information, and doctor’s contact information. For more information, call Brad Hollatz, Patient Services Manager, 214-693-0724.
H.C. Sheriff Butch Adams’ 5th Annual Meet & Greet and Easter Egg Hunt, March 28th
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Meet and Greet and Easter Egg Hung, sponsored by the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association and the Hopkins County D.A.R.E. Program. The event will take place March 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:30am for up to 10 year olds, prize eggs, bounce houses, clowns and entertainment provided. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks provided shortly after the Easter Egg Hunt! Best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament—April 10th @ SS Country Club…Mark Your Calendars!

Dentistry from the Heart, Saturday, April 17th!
April 17th, Sulphur Springs area dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental office assistants, area businesses and volunteer support are all coming together to bring dental care to those in need, right here in our community. Every year, individual dentists and practices across the country donate their time and resources to host this event! We are very fortunate to have our local dentists do this in Hopkins County. For more information you may visit We will include the details as we receive them!

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop
The next session will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension Office. The workshop is free and engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license. Topics covered will be marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by local businesses. Please call 903-885-3443 to reserve seats.

Kids’ Safe Saturday
This popular event will take place on Saturday, April 18, at Buford Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids’ Safe Saturday will provide exhibits, games, prizes, and food. Exhibits will include sun safety, water safety, stranger danger, and much more! Even though the event is targeted toward families with children ages 12 and under, make plans to bring your entire family!

7 Star Travel Center offers CNG Station
7 Star Travel Center, located at 1600 West Shannon Road on exit 122 off I-30, will provide fast-fill CNG for heavy duty trucks as well as medium and light duty vehicles. The station will have four fueling lanes with two CNG fast-fill dispensers. For more information, please contact Tim Williams at 888-676-7771.

Looking for a Job? I have several businesses in town looking for energetic, honest, hard-working salespeople. If you are interested, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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