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Star Gazing and Dark Skies at Cooper Lake State Park!
Nov24

Star Gazing and Dark Skies at Cooper Lake State Park!

Experience Dark Skies and the Cosmos at Cooper Lake State Park! Cooper, TX— When was the last time you stopped to gaze into the heavens at night?  For most Americans, the once common activity is now no more than a distant cultural memory, or maybe an unsatisfying upward glance towards a fussy glow with maybe a dozen stars and planets visible: Not an awe-inspiring experience.  Rewind a hundred years and in most locations on...

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Miss UPRA Sarah Dalton, Former Winnsboro Rodeo Royalty, Appears at Finals Along with Miss Teen UPRA
Nov23

Miss UPRA Sarah Dalton, Former Winnsboro Rodeo Royalty, Appears at Finals Along with Miss Teen UPRA

Sarah Dalton, Miss UPRA 2020 18-year-old Sarah Dalton was crowned Miss UPRA in November 2019 in Hopkins County and she has proudly worn that crown during the most unusual year in UPRA history! Sarah’s competition career began a little differently than most. A brief four years ago, having never ridden a horse before or been active in rodeo interests, she expressed an interest in “queening” and was mentored by friends...

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VFW To Offer Free Lunch to First Responders, Needy on Thanksgiving Day
Nov23

VFW To Offer Free Lunch to First Responders, Needy on Thanksgiving Day

Phillip Gabbert, Chaplain and Adjutant of VFW Post Home 8560 of Sulphur Springs and his fellow officers are spearheading a “Pay it Forward’ Thanksgiving meal for First Responders on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, 2020. starting at 11:30am, til it’s all gone. The traditional Thanksgiving take-out plate can be picked up in a drive-thru fashion at the covered entranceway of Patriot Hall, located at 1 Veterans...

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How Families Can Sign Up For ‘Blue Santa 2020’
Nov19

How Families Can Sign Up For ‘Blue Santa 2020’

The Blue Santa Toy Drive is an annual partnership of Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs Law Enforcement and Empty Stocking. This year’s sign-up process to receive toys in the Blue Santa Toy Drive for children of families in need of assistance is being conducted on-line only. Qualifying families can get on the list to receive Christmas gifts for their children ages 1-16. Please go to www.canhelponline.org to see the sign-up...

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All-District Volleyball, Academic Honors Announced
Nov18

All-District Volleyball, Academic Honors Announced

Numerous volleyball players in Hopkins County earned All-District honors for this season. (For full lists of all students from all schools receiving honors see below.) Raylee Mathis of North Hopkins was selected the Offensive Player of the Year. Neely Hammond of Cumby and Lainey Burnett of Miller Grove shared the top Defensive Player Award. Best Setter was Lauren Bullard of Miller Grove. The Top Libero Award was shared by Abigail...

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Save the Date! Sat. Nov. 21 for SS Symphony League Radio/TV/Facebook Auction!
Nov17

Save the Date! Sat. Nov. 21 for SS Symphony League Radio/TV/Facebook Auction!

Board members Sharla Campbell and Adam Teer explain to Channel 18 TV viewers how the Auction works Get ready for some fun while staying safe and social distancing! The annual Symphony League Auction is the best way to shop-from-home and help a good local cause. It’s also a traditional way to kick off the holiday season! For 29 years, the Sulphur Springs Symphony League has offered unique, quality items in a fun bid-to-own style...

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Golden Agers Gift Tree is Up!
Nov16

Golden Agers Gift Tree is Up!

By Karon Weatherman, Director of Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Ctr. The Golden Agers Gift Tree will be up at the Senior Citizens Center by Monday, November 16th . If you would like to Adopt a Senior Citizen for a Christmas gift, please come by and choose a name off of the Tree. I wasn’t going to do a tree this year and then I thought that, of all the years, THIS YEAR is when the Seniors most need something Special in their...

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Hopkins County Christian Alliance Plans a Free Thanksgiving Meal Box for Local Families in Need
Nov15

Hopkins County Christian Alliance Plans a Free Thanksgiving Meal Box for Local Families in Need

Local pastors are teaming up in a “Be the Service” community food mission for the Thanksgiving season. Pastor Joel Tiemeyer, Reverend H.B. Nash and others on the mission team will distribute a Thanksgiving Family Box which will include a frozen turkey and holiday sides to any family in need. The Hopkins County Christian Alliance “Be the Service” Thanksgiving food distribution drive-thru will be held Saturday...

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Mexican Dinner Fundraiser for the Mexican Children’s Refuge, a Mission of Sue and Jerry Machetta of Yantis
Nov12

Mexican Dinner Fundraiser for the Mexican Children’s Refuge, a Mission of Sue and Jerry Machetta of Yantis

Fundraising event: Friday November 13, 2020 from 4:30 til 8pm at Lake Fork Baptist Church Family Life Center, 9483 FM 515 at Alba, Texas. You are invited to a fundraiser Mexican dinner benefiting a children’s charity which is near and dear to the hearts of a Yantis couple, Jerry and Sue Machetta. Along with other volunteers, the couple travels to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico a few times each year to give one-on-one help to the...

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U S Marine Corps Celebrates 245th Birthday November 10
Nov10

U S Marine Corps Celebrates 245th Birthday November 10

Members of the Hopkins County detachment of the US Marine Corps League Detachment 1357 celebrated with a breakfast reception and birthday cake on November 10, 2020, commemorating the Corps’ 245th birthday. Members of the Hopkins County Marine Corps League Detachment 1357 holding breakfast reception at Pioneer Cafe in downtown Sulphur Springs. According to member Tommy Allison, the USMC League is a Congressionally chartered...

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