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Monday January 18, 2021 is MLK Day, a Day of Service

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday which honors the slain civil rights leader. Because it is a federal holiday, most federal and state employees have the day off. Locally, you will find most city and county government offices closed and no postal service or banking services. Around Hopkins County, many schools are observing a student holiday, while other schools are holding classes today. Some local businesses may be closed today.

According to Dr. Lavelle Hendricks, a Professor at Texas A&M University, Commerce and Pastor of East Caney Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins County, the 2021 MLK Day can best be observed by doing acts of service for others. Use social distancing and stay safe while doing acts of kindness in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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