Savannah Owens, Author at Ksst Radio
PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off
Jun08

PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off

By Savannah Owens PETA representatives were outside the Shannon Oaks church front lawn with signs protesting use of cow milk and encouraging veganism. However, the protests did not deter the hungry crowds. The church has hosted the Ice-Cream Freeze off at their location for the past three years, but this is the first year the Freeze off was taken over from the Chamber of Commerce and run by Shannon Oaks church members. The church...

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Hopkins County Dairy Festival Celebrates 60 Years
Jun08

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Celebrates 60 Years

Hopkins County is celebrating it’s 60th Dairy Festival Anniversary. This is a time honored tradition that brings many visitors to Sulphur Springs to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. This year’s theme is “Over the ‘Mooon’ in Dairyland”. The opening ceremony was yesterday at 12pm. Schedule of today’s events: Dairy Festival Parade at 10am Hopkins County Jr. Dairy show at 10am Bobby McDonald...

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Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild
May26

Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild

By Savannah Owens What is going on with all these wild hogs? KSST set out to find out the best ways to manage the hog problem. We spoke with Extension Agent Mario Villarino, TAMUC’s Dr. Johanna Delado-Acevedo, and Wild Boar Outfitters Owner, Marcus Keith to get to the root of this major problem. Don’t be confused by the names! Wild hogs, Wild pigs, Feral pigs, etc. all are the same animal.  However: wild hogs are not Javelinas. “Wild...

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Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom
May26

Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom

By Savannah Owens Flags decorated downtown businesses and multi-generational families were out enjoying the nice weather this Memorial day weekend. Many Sulphur Springs residents also celebrated Memorial day with the annual Red, White and Brews festival on the square on Saturday night. But Memorial day is more than a day off or a fun event on the square. Memorial day is for honoring the soldiers who have died serving their country,...

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Late Night Sports: Friday March 15th, 2019
Mar16

Late Night Sports: Friday March 15th, 2019

Wildcats Baseball 9, Greenville 2 Wildcat Jaxon Chaney pounded a grand slam home run and a three-run homer to power the Wildcats’ baseball team past Greenville, 9-2 in their home district opener at Wildcat Park Friday night (March 15). Chaney’s three-run shot was a part of a five run first inning that put the Wildcats up 5-0. His grand slam in the bottom of the sixth made it a 9-1 game. Jace Burchfield also drove in a run...

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Commerce Tennis Tournament-Big Wins for SS
Mar16

Commerce Tennis Tournament-Big Wins for SS

Sulphur Springs secures 1st place in the Boys and Girls Division. Emily Dick 1st place Consolation Girls Singles Zoe Wilson 3rd place Girls Singles Savannah Lilley and Paige Miesse 1st place Consolation Girls Doubles Carlos Lopez / Jeauxleigh Cantu 1st place Mixed...

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Meal a Day Menu for March 11th-15th
Mar11

Meal a Day Menu for March 11th-15th

Meal A Day Menu March 11th  – March 15th Monday Taco Soup Crackers Tossed Salad Tuesday Chicken Tenders Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Green Beans Roll Wednesday Chili Cheese Dogs Pickle Spears Cole Slaw Fritos Thursday Chicken Pot Pie Broccoli Pickled Beets Friday Sliced Ham Cooked Cabbage Pinto Beans Corn...

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Tira News March 1, 2019
Mar01

Tira News March 1, 2019

By Jan Vaughn I appreciate Mick Petty letting me know about the burial of Zelma Hargrave McCullough. Her memorial service was held on February 21, 2019, under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. Please be in prayer for her family. Mick, also, informed me that a huge cedar tree blew down in the old section of the Tira Cemetery. It will be removed when the ground is not so wet. Joyce Dodd reports that the next Bible study at the...

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You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks
Feb28

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes!             As many of you know, our youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 ½ and our world was turned topsy turvy!  When I re-entered the career as Extension Agent several years ago, my passion was diabetes education.  Our son was my inspiration for helping others manage diabetes....

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Pesticides and waterways By Mario Villarino
Feb22

Pesticides and waterways By Mario Villarino

Recent rain in Hopkins County has created large portions of stagnant water that creates a challenge to landowners when trying to maintain them. National Pesticide Information Center stated: When you look at a glass of water, you are looking at a world traveler. Water evaporates off the earth and circles the globe as clouds and vapor. It is deposited as rain and snow. Rain and snow melt then flow down streams and rivers into estuaries...

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