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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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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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National Guard To Help Local Community Chest
Apr05

National Guard To Help Local Community Chest

Local Food Bank Getting Needed Help,  Late Saturday evening, Judy Moore, the Executive Director of the Community Chest, announced that the local food bank will receive much needed assistance from the National Guard. Judy said, “It has been a challenge to keep the food bank doors open in recent weeks.  We’ve only had five people and volunteers who have being carrying the weight of our...

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Lake Fork’s ‘Patriots Sporting Challenge’ to Benefit ‘Folds of Honor’ Has Been Postponed Til 2021
Apr02

Lake Fork’s ‘Patriots Sporting Challenge’ to Benefit ‘Folds of Honor’ Has Been Postponed Til 2021

from Garry Schnabel, PSC Board Chairman We are sorry to report that we are postponing our 2020 Lake Fork Challenge event so as not to exacerbate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Like most, we have been monitoring the spread of the virus and following closely the recommendations of the President, his team of advisors and CDC. While we realize that up to this point the incidence of the disease has been low within our geographical area,...

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‘Claws for a Cause’…SS Rotary Club’s Annual Crawfish Boil Cancelled
Apr02

‘Claws for a Cause’…SS Rotary Club’s Annual Crawfish Boil Cancelled

The annual Crawfish Boil fundraiser planned by the Sulphur Springs Rotary Club has been cancelled for Spring 2020. ‘Claws for a Cause’ tickets purchased and sponsorships will be refunded. Everyone is urged to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Yantis Catfish Classic Set for May 3/4 Postponed Til Fall
Apr02

Yantis Catfish Classic Set for May 3/4 Postponed Til Fall

Jerry E. Miller, former Mayor of Yantis and Director of the Yantis Catfish Classic announced that the 2020 Catfish Classic Tournament has been postponed and will now be held on the first weekend in October 2020, from The Minnow Bucket Marina on Lake Fork. If you have already entered the tournament, contact the Minnow Bucket to move your reservations to the October 3/4 dates. The annual Classic has long served as a well-attended...

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Cancellations/Closures on Community Calendar
Apr02

Cancellations/Closures on Community Calendar

If your church, group or non-profit organization has an announcement for the public, please send it to us at [email protected] Or you can print or write out your announcement and leave it in the message box on the KSST front door, and we will make the announcement for you. As of April 1, 2020, Hopkins County officials are reporting three cases of Coronavirus in the county. Local Emergency Management officials urge everyone to follow...

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Dinner Bell Today With Some Changes
Apr01

Dinner Bell Today With Some Changes

The First United Methodist Church will be providing ready-to-go meals today, starting at 11:45 AM. This is a necessary retooling of the popular Dinner Bell program started in 2012. “Everyone’s safety is our first priority,” said Judy Gilbreath. Rev Ed Lantz had this to add, “We want to welcome everyone, but at the same time we also need to keep everyone safe. We have some new rules, and they are for...

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