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Outgoing Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Vender Wright
Jun09

Outgoing Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Vender Wright

A servant’s heart and an encouraging smile are the first things you notice when you meet Vender Wright, a 2019 contestant in the local seniors pageant. Little did anyone know what lay ahead for all of us in the months to follow in 2020, the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Vender’s crown encouraged her even further in assisting people in need and doing what she could to ease the loneliness and isolation of homebound seniors...

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Vender Wright Crowned Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2019
Jun03

Vender Wright Crowned Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2019

Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2018 Mary Ivey crowns Vender Wright the 2019 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic. Vender Wright was crowned Saturday night as the new Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic at the end of the end of the pageant which showcases the beauty, vitality, spirit, and talent of women age 60 and older. Wright had the audience clapping and singing along during the talent contest as she encouraged everyone to...

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Kylene Claypool Crowned 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic
Jun05

Kylene Claypool Crowned 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic

Kylene Claypool was crowned the 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant winner. She also was named Most Talented at the June 4, 2022 pageant – not bad for a lady who claims to have no talent. She told KSST in a recent interview that she laughed when Pageant Coordinator Karon Weatherman asked her about her talent for the pageant. “I don’t have a talent. I made up one.” As planned, she warmed the audience up by...

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A Dozen Contestants Featured In 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant On June 4
Jun03

A Dozen Contestants Featured In 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant On June 4

The Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant this Saturday, June 4, 2022, offer a dozen beautiful vibrant contestants all age 60 or older a chance to shine. Ladies will be judged on Best Personality, Philosophy of Life, Best Talent, Best Interview and Best Evening Gown. The contestant who sells the most tickets will receive a prize. Awards will also be given for Ms. Congeniality, Sprint Award and the Clydene Fielden Memorial...

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Ladies Age 60 And Older Sought To Complete in the Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant
Mar16

Ladies Age 60 And Older Sought To Complete in the Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant

Ladies age 60 and older are being sought for participation in the 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant Saturday evening, June 4, 2022, at the Civic Center. (Left) Pageant Director Karon Weatherman, Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2021 and Ms. Hopkins County Senor Classic Wilma Thompson and Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic 2019 Vender Wright. “It is a fun and memorable evening. You will make new friends and have the...

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 Ms. Texas Senior Classic State Pageant Names Vender Wright 2nd Runner Up
Sep30

 Ms. Texas Senior Classic State Pageant Names Vender Wright 2nd Runner Up

A royal evening was celebrated during the 2021 Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant held in Tyler, Texas on Saturday September 25th. Reigning Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Wilma Thompson was among the competitors. So was 2019 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Vender Wright, who was named Second Runner-Up. Here is a list of the ladies who were crowned, and some photos from the State Pageant, which celebrates the grace and beauty of the...

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Hopkins County Native Wilma Thompson Crowned 2021 Ms. Hopkins County Sr. Classic!
Jun14

Hopkins County Native Wilma Thompson Crowned 2021 Ms. Hopkins County Sr. Classic!

“Changing the Face of Aging” is the theme of the Ms. Senior Classic Pageant, open to ladies age 60 and older. Director Karon Weatherman, 2021 ‘Queen’ Wilma Thompson and 2019/2020 ‘Queen’ Vender Wright Outgoing Vender Wright blessed everyone with her rendition of “Just Stand” Ten contestants initially entered, but due to various circumstances, only seven were able to be present on June 12...

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Thompson Crowned 2021 Ms Hopkins County Senior
Jun13

Thompson Crowned 2021 Ms Hopkins County Senior

Wilma Thompson was crowned 2021 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Saturday evening by 2019-20 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Vender Wright, and will advance to the state pageant later this year. Thompson, 87, said not only was this her first time to participate in the Hopkins County Pageant, it was her first time to compete in anything of the sort. “I’m just shaking all over. I didn’t expect this,” Thompson told at the...

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No Ms. Hopkins County Senior Pageant in 2020!
Jul15

No Ms. Hopkins County Senior Pageant in 2020!

Pageant organizer Karon Weatherman announced the cancellation of the 2020 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant, which had been moved to August 2020. Here is the announcement which Karon sent out. I hate to but I am going to have to Cancel the 2020 Ms Hopkins County Pageant this year. I had already moved it from June to August, due to COVID-19 precautions. The Ms Texas Senior Classic Pageant had already been cancelled for 2020, so...

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Mother’s Day ‘Wave Parade’ Hosted by Hopkins Place
May12

Mother’s Day ‘Wave Parade’ Hosted by Hopkins Place

On the morning of Friday May 9, 2020, a crowd from the community lined up to bring cheer and joy to the residents of Hopkins Place in Sulphur Springs. They did this by parading past in their vehicles, circling the facility, honking, waving and displaying hand-made signs of “We Love You”, “Happy Mother’s Day!” and other wishes for the special day. According to Administrator Rachel Gilbert, “among our...

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