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Hopkins County Community Chest Closed Until January 18, 2022
Jan04

Hopkins County Community Chest Closed Until January 18, 2022

According to the Director of the Hopkins County Community Chest, the temporary closure the next two weeks is due to Covid-19. Heather White became the local Community Chest Director in April 2021, and her job has continued an important local role filled previously by Judy Moore. In an e-mail to KSST, White stated that the 217 Linda Drive facility will re-open as planned on January 18, 2022.  “We ask that clients come to pick up...

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A Love Affair With Western Swing Music
Dec24

A Love Affair With Western Swing Music

Enola Gay in Western Swing Hall of Fame at Festival Enola Gay Mathews shares her own story of how Western Swing music, the Official Music of Texas, became a career-long interest for her, and her plans to continue following the music genre. I’ve got a love affair going with Western Swing music. According to my mom, I probably heard it before I was even born, as she danced to it in her youth back in wide, wild  West Texas. Western...

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Fun and Friends At KSST Retirement Reception For Enola Gay Mathews, 32-Year Employee
Dec24

Fun and Friends At KSST Retirement Reception For Enola Gay Mathews, 32-Year Employee

Enola cuts the first slice of the cake, assisted by long-time fellow employee Dollie Kelly On December 22, 2021, just two days before her last day on the air, KSST owners and staff held a Retirement Reception in Enola Gay Mathews’ honor in the KSST Channel 18 TV studio. Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers read a proclamation from Sulphur Springs City Council, recognizing Enola Gay for her long tenure and outstanding performance...

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Judge Robert Newsom Makes Holiday Visit to Good Morning Show with Retiring Enola Gay
Dec22

Judge Robert Newsom Makes Holiday Visit to Good Morning Show with Retiring Enola Gay

“At one time, I sat in your chair at the KSST control board”, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom quipped with Enola Gay during the December 22, 2021 Good Morning Show. “When I was in high school, I was a member of Radio Workshop. That was KSST’s educational program for high schoolers during weekday evenings, where we could sign up for a couple of hours shift and ‘dee jay” the rock n roll hits of the...

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Holiday Closures for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County
Dec22

Holiday Closures for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County

Here is a list of closures and changes affecting Sulphur Spring and Hopkins County residents during the holiday season 2021. More information will be added as it comes in to KSST. The Sulphur Springs Post Office will be closing at 1pm on Friday December 24, and remain closed through the weekend. There will be no postal service on Saturday December 25 and no package delivery on Sunday December 26 by Postal carriers. Guaranty Bank will...

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Several Youth Participate in the “Wreaths Across America” Local Project to ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ December 18 in City Cemetery, 8 Others
Dec20

Several Youth Participate in the “Wreaths Across America” Local Project to ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ December 18 in City Cemetery, 8 Others

Local student and 4 H’er Diego Childs places a wreath and pays honor at a veterans grave The wet and windy morning did not deter participation in the annual Wreaths Across America commemoration event in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery and Mel Haven Cemetery on Saturday December 18, 2021. In fact, more than 800 hundred wreaths were placed by volunteers upon the marked graves of veterans within the vast cemetery in an amazingly...

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HC Genealogy Society Library Plans an Active New Year, Many Benefits for Membership
Dec15

HC Genealogy Society Library Plans an Active New Year, Many Benefits for Membership

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society’s Research Library, located inside the Sulphur Springs Public Library at 611 North Davis Street, operates with a vibrant group of volunteers eager to help the public with their research needs. Due to flooring renovations going on in December along with the holiday closure schedule, the doors to the HCGS Research Library will not be open during the final weeks of December. However, a bright...

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Wreaths Across America Will ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ Nationally, Locally Saturday Dec. 18
Dec14

Wreaths Across America Will ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ Nationally, Locally Saturday Dec. 18

A snowy view of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery Everyone is invited to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 18, 2021, for an observance which honors fallen military laid to rest in cemeteries across America. At the conclusion of a brief ceremony, hundreds of beautiful live fir wreaths adorned with red bows will be distributed throughout the cemetery to be placed on graves marked with a small flag....

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Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!
Dec14

Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!

The Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association accepts a donation from Engie to go towards Blue Santa 2022 On Saturday December 11, 2021, the Blue Santa spirit was alive and well as Distribution Day finally arrived in Sulphur Springs! That day, volunteers had the joy of packaging and placing the asked-for items into the vehicles of the families being served. A massive process in itself, Distribution Day marked the end of a 5-week...

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SS Elementary Choir to Sing at Seniors Center on Tuesday December 14 at 11:30am, All Invited!
Dec14
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