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Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday
Apr08

Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday

Bob Evans Foods is will be offering free food for families on Good Friday. The company will be bringing two 18-wheeler trucks loaded with egg and potato products to be given away in bundles to the first 2,400 families who arrive, completely free of charge, on April 10. Families will be able to get a bundle of groceries April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center Arena. This is a drive-through process; people are not to leave...

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Chamber Connection- April 9
Apr08

Chamber Connection- April 9

By Lezley Brown, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Here are a few things I wanted to share with you today… I’m seeing some of the most beautiful and heartwarming things happening in our community. We have such good people doing such good things. Keep it up, my friends… I think we are in for a long haul. But don’t think about the long haul, just think about today. How can I make today awesome for someone? My youngest...

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Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr08

Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] In addition to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families are also having to deal with unexpected financial concerns.  For many people, the situation has been just as...

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What To Know Before Taking On A Backyard Poultry Flock
Apr07

What To Know Before Taking On A Backyard Poultry Flock

By Dr. Mario Villarino Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 Backyard chicken flocks for meat or egg production are a growing trend among rural, suburban and even urban dwellers, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Craig Coufal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension poultry specialist and associate professor in the College of...

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Paris Junior College Joins Online East Texas Giving Day
Apr07

Paris Junior College Joins Online East Texas Giving Day

On April 28, Paris Junior College will join over 143 nonprofit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day.  For the third year a generous anonymous donor has stepped up to match up the first $5,000 raised. Pre-scheduled gifts began coming in on Monday, April 6. “On April 28, from 6 a.m. to midnight, PJC Alumni, former students, friends, businesses, and everyone with a passion to help others are...

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Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App
Apr07

Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announces Texas WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program. It is also updating the MyTexasWIC app to ensure Texans who need access to nutritious food will be able to find it in their local grocery stores. “Grocers assure us they can meet this increased demand and have supply...

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Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19
Apr07

Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. Texas...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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On Being Kind: Mom’s Birthday Wave Parade!
Apr06

On Being Kind: Mom’s Birthday Wave Parade!

Mrs. Marjorie West was turning 91, and each birthday has been an opportunity for her four daughters and the numerous grand-and great-grandchildren to show their love and appreciation of their ‘Nannie’. This year was different though, because of social distancing. How were they going to have a celebration she would enjoy AND keep it a secret? Leave it to a schoolteacher! Johnna West, Lee Gifford, Carol Crowson and Ann Lary...

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Dr. Blake Cross, Family MD Speaks on CHRISTUS Clinic Avenues for Keeping Patients Healthy When Needing to See Their Doctor
Apr06

Dr. Blake Cross, Family MD Speaks on CHRISTUS Clinic Avenues for Keeping Patients Healthy When Needing to See Their Doctor

Dr. Blake Cross has been a Family Medicine practitioner with the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs since 2019. His office is inside the Medical Plaza building next to the hospital at 105 Medical Circle. Dr. Cross called the KSST studios on Monday April 6, 2020 with encouraging information about protections in place for patients needing to see their doctor during the current COVID-19 health crisis. The following...

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