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Weekly Announcements August 16-22, 2021

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Hopkins County Community Chest and Food Bank has announced it will temporarily suspend the weekly food distributions through August 31, due to COVID precautions. Families who receive food distributions are asked to be patient and await further information from the Hopkins County Community Chest and Food Bank.

According to Tammy Reardon, organizer of Terrific Tuesdays, beginning August 17, 2021, the weekly respite program will be on pause for the time being, due to Covid concerns. The safety and health of the members of the Terrific Tuesdays Club is the #1 priority of the program.

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society proudly announces that their website is back up and running. Following updates, the site hcgstx.org is now ready, and apologies are extended for inconveniences while the site was down. When you visit, you will notice a Members Only section, which requires a password to access.

Parents of SSISD students are being notified that meals will be offered on all SSISD campuses this school year at no cost, under the Seamless Summer Option. USDA guidelines allow the free meals for every student this school year. Only Middle and High School students need submit an online application, which can be found at Meal App Now. Parents of Pre-K through 5th grade SSISD students need not make application for meals during the 2021/2022 school year.

SSISD HeadStart and Pre-K students can meet their teachers on Monday August 16 from 4-6pm.

Sulphur Springs ISD first day of school is Wednesday August 18, 2021.

SSHS students can pick up schedules through Tuesday August 17 during morning or afternoon time frames. Sulphur Springs High School students have Meet the Teacher on the afternoon of Tuesday August 17.

SS Elementary students have a Back to School Bash and Parent Orientation on Monday August 23. Primary campus students have a Back-to-School Bash on Tuesday August 24, 2021.

Saltillo students start class on Monday August 16.

Yantis ISD plans an Outdoor Parent/Teacher meeting on Tuesday August 17 from 6-7:30pm. First day of school at Yantis ISD is August 19.

North Hopkins ISD Elementary and Secondary students have Meet the Teacher on Monday August 16 from 5-6:30pm. First day of school at North Hopkins ISD is Wednesday August 18, 2021.

Cumby, Miller Grove, Como-Pickton and Sulphur Bluff ISD classes have already gotten underway for the Fall semester.

On Wednesday August 18, the Carter Bloodcare Bus will on the front lot of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs to receive donations of the gift of life. Blood donations are greatly needed now. To donate blood, make a reservation by calling 903-438-4380.

A free COVID-19 clinic is being held each Friday morning in the lobby of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, from 9-11am. All 3 types of vaccines are in plentiful supply.

The 4-H Achievement Banquet will be held on Saturday August 21, 2021 at the Hopkins County Civic Center, The banquet will recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members. Families are invited. Tickets are $2 person, Reserve your tickets by Wednesday August 18 by calling 903-885-3443

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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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