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MADD: Win a Smoker and Trailer Friday

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MADD: Win a Smoker and Trailer Friday

MADD will be at Freddy’s Fast Cash 10AM till 3PM Friday June 21st, 2019. Swing by, purchase your chance to win the smoker/trailer combo, grab a free hot-dog, and support Mother Against Drunk Driving. Hot-dogs ready at 12PM; get’em before they run out. Need a loan? Talk to Freddie and get a chance to win cash money. Drawings at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM.

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J.D. Franklin Honored At Street Unveiling, Ceremony

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J.D. Franklin Honored At Street Unveiling, Ceremony

J.D. Franklin was honored Monday morning for his many civic contributions during a ceremony at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which concluded with an unveiling of J.D. Franklin Drive. Franklin’s family, friends, church and community members gathered to recognize Franklin and celebrate the renaming of Jackson Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to College Street as J.D. Franklin Drive Monday. Gloria and J.D. Franklin Sulphur Springs City Council at the June 4 meeting approved remaining of that section of street, noting that the community had given support for the change by signing a petition in favor of J.D. Franklin Drive. The ceremony featured singing, a welcome and note of the occasion by Rev. Jason L. Lindley who approached the city about renaming the street in honor of the “living legacy,” and presentations by Sulphur Springs City Councilman Freddie Taylor and other community leaders. Several donned blue t-shirts with white writing to reflect the street sign, which was unveiled with clapping and appreciation from community members Monday morning, June 17. J.D. Franklin with family during the official unveiling of the street renamed in his honor. Hopkins County Commissioners were in court Monday morning during the ceremony, but sent a proclamation to be presented during the celebration of the community leader. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom read the proclamation into the record, urging “all citizens of Hopkins County to acknowledge the presentation of this prestigious recognition to such a deserving individual.” Newsom said he’s had the privilege of knowing Franklin for a long time, and described him as “one of the best, finest people I know.” Community members were invited to join the Franklin family at Morning Chapel MBC after the unveiling for refreshments.

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Dinner Bell Menu For June 19th, 2019

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Dinner Bell Menu For June 19th, 2019

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is this week’s Community Partner Sour Cream Enchiladas Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice Frijoles Salsa Roasted Corn, Black Bean, Avocado and Lettuce Salad Warmed Tortillas and Butter Macerated Strawberries and Blueberries with Cream Topping Same time (11:45 a.m.). Same place (Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church).Enjoy a nice lunch, visit with friends and relax. Hope to see you. If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185

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Rachel Bramlett Crowned 2019 Dairy Festival Queen

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Rachel Bramlett Crowned 2019 Dairy Festival Queen

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival culminated Saturday with the crowning of the 2019 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen during the annual pageant. Rachel Bramlett, daughter of Mark and Brenda Pope, was named the new queen. After a few comical moments in which 2018 Dairy Festival Kaitlyn Ferrill had difficulty getting the crown to turn loose from its secure position in her hair, Ferrill placed it atop Bramlett’s head. As the 2018 HCDF queen, Bramlett also received the queen’s scepter, was draped with a sash, will receive a $1,250 scholarship, and received flowers and a silver bowl. She also received the talent award, for which the winner also receives a $500 scholarship. Selected as first runner-up was Maddie Nordin, daughter of Mellissa Foster and Jason Goldsmith. Nordin also was recognized for selling the most tickets to the pageant. She received flowers, a silver bowl and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Ashlyn Bimmerle, daughter of John and Katie Bimmerle, was not only the second-runner up. She also was named Miss Congeniality. She received flowers, a sliver bowl and a $750 scholarship as the second runner-up. Third runner-up was Katey Brown, daughter of Chris and Lezley Brown. She received flowers, a silver bowl and will receive a $500 scholarship. Annmarie Gunn, daughter of Jay and Dawn Looney and Brandon and Amanda Gunn, was recognized for being second for tickets sales. In addition to the talent competition, the pageant included an evening gown segments and interview. Contestants too were required to construct a float to participate in the parade, milking contest, attending the opening ceremony and to sell tickets. Those who were able were encouraged to donate their time at all Dairy Festival events, including the hot air balloon rally and media flight. The Hopkins County Dairy Festival will return June 12-20, 2020. Michael Branch and family perform during Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen’s Pageant. Craig Roberts serves as master of ceremony at the 2019 Hopkins County Dairy Festival...

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Las Lecheras Meet Whipped Challenge With Creative Dishes

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Las Lecheras Meet Whipped Challenge With Creative Dishes

Las Lecheras met the challenge Saturday at the Dairy Festival’s timed, creative cooking competition. Ana Aguilar Shew, Jessie Aguilar Redding, Yadira Aguilar Caruthers and Victoria Shew took home the first place prize of a classic Dutch oven and goody bags from the Whipped Challenge. The team went three rounds of food preparation, crafting and servings a creative dessert that put them in ahead of fellow finalists, the Butter Chaos team consisting of Myra Watson, Mary Ellen Hoybook, Maleta Reynolds and Jajan Davis. Las Lecheras win the 2019 Whipped Challenge It was a tough competition that started with six teams. Each of the teams, consisting of at least four members each, was required to prepare and submit using the ingredients provided a dish for judging. Two teams were eliminated after each round, leaving only two team competing in the final leg of competition. Each course had to include at least two dairy products. Teams were allowed to bring their own standard equipment such as knives, mixing utensils and small appliances which can be used in the preparation of the courses. Teams were given 30 minutes to create a recipe, slice, dice, blend, mix, cook and otherwise prepare the course and get the plated entry to the judging table. Taste, appearance and plate-appeal were among the criteria used by the panel of judges. The Rosemary Society and Gouda Group were eliminated after the first round, in which teams prepared an appetizer using ingredients such as cranberries, avocados, bread and M&Ms. After the main dishes which included canned lunch meat were plated and judged, the Legend Dairy and Alliance Bakers teams were out, leaving only the Las Lecheras and Butter Chaos. Las Lacheras came in just ahead with their dessert to win the...

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‘A Living Legacy’ Celebration Honoring J.D. Franklin To Be Held Monday, June 17, At Morning Chapel MBC

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‘A Living Legacy’ Celebration Honoring J.D. Franklin To Be Held Monday, June 17, At Morning Chapel MBC

J.D. Franklin A ceremony is scheduled Monday morning in honor of “A Living Legacy,” Sulphur Springs resident J.D. Franklin. The service will begin at 9 a.m. June 17 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St. Sulphur Springs City Council at their June 4 meeting granted Minister Jason Lindley’s request to honor the community leader while he is alive by renaming a section of Jackson Street after Franklin. Franklin, 82, is an accomplished businessman and civic leader, whose roots in Sulphur Springs run deep. Franklin is a 1956 graduate of Douglass High School. He married Gloria Nash on his birthday in 1959. They have been married for 60 years and raised five children, who all attended college and received a bachelor’s degree and some achieved master’s degrees as well. In addition to working for 30 years at Rockwell Company, he also had his own lawn care service. He more recently came out of retirement and is employed with the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Maintenance Department. Franklin’s community involvement has included serving on the city council from 1975-1979, including serving as the first African American City Commissioner in 1975 and being elected as the first African American mayor of Sulphur Springs in 1978, City Councilman Freddie Taylor told the council during the June 4 meeting. J.D. Franklin J.D. Franklin has been an active member of the Masonic Columbia Lodge #81 for more than 60 years and of Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church for more than 55 years, including becoming a church deacon in 1972. When Lindley asked to honor Franklin, city officials told him to get those along that stretch or road to sign a petition showing whether they were in favor or against the proposal, as their addresses would be impacted by the street name change. The petition was presented to residents, businesses and churches in the area, asking for their support for the renaming of Jackson Street in honor of J.D. Franklin. That was presented to city officials. Sulphur Springs City Council approved changing the name of Jackson Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to College Street to J.D. Franklin Drive. A ceremony honoring Franklin will be held at his home church at 9 a.m., with participation from church and community leaders. All will be invited to the March to Unveiling Ceremony of J.D. Franklin Drive. Refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall afterwards.

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Channel 18 Enola with Queen Kaitlyn: Friday, June 14, 2019

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Channel 18 Enola with Queen Kaitlyn:  Friday, June 14, 2019

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Ceremonial Send-off For Veterans Honor Flight

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Ceremonial Send-off For Veterans Honor Flight

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom recognizes U.S. Navy Veteran Ronnie Whitlock and U.S. Army Veteran Keith Klein, who departed at 9 a.m. Friday on Honor Flight DFW for Washington, D.C., where they will tour the veterans memorials and attend a banquet. Many filled Celebration Plaza just before noon Thursday to honor two local Vietnam veterans with a send-off for a Veterans Honor Flight this weekend. U.S. Army veteran Keith Klein and U.S. Navy veteran Ronnie Whitlock’s trip from Dallas Fort Worth to Washington, D.C., is at least the seventh from Hopkins County in 10 years. The pair are to depart at 9 a.m Friday for a 38-hour trip, in which they will see the veterans memorials and be honored at a banquet and other surprises designed just for this group of veterans. Ronnie Whitlock grew up in Cooper joined the Navy in 1963, right out of high school. He served two years in Japan as well as 16 months aboard the USS Oriskany CVA-34. He said he was “on the USS Oriskany when it blew up.” He saw many cities in Japan, and also during his tour spent some time in the Philipines. He said he got an “early out,” 30 days ahead of schedule. Whitlock is married to wife Modna Ruth, and is the son of Dobbin and Lima Whitlock. The couple currently resides in Nelta community. Keith Klein said he was drafted in 1964, then joined the Army. He served in Libya for 10 weeks, then departed for Ethiopia, for 13 months “making maps and preparing for the next war.” He then was sent to Sudan for four months and Liberia for 12 months. He also was sent to Siberia before his term of service ended in 1967. He was an aircraft mechanic. Klein then married his wife, Frances. They have one son, John, and daughter-in-law, Leighann who is a nurse, and one grandson, Ethan. Keith was an assistant high school principal, having moved to Hopkins County from Greenville in 1972; Frances is a retired educator who taught most of her 34 years at Bowie Elementary. Whitlock and Klein are brothers-in-law from Hopkins County. “I am curious. I can’t wait to see it. I am thrilled to death. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, the trip of a lifetime,” Whitlock said. Klein too said he is looking forward to the trip to D.C. “I’ll get to go and see all these memorials we’ve never seen,” Klein said. Each will have a butler or guardian, who will carry everything for them and accompany them on the flight. The ceremony Thursday featured the pledge to the flags, lead by Hopkins County Veterans Service Office Danny Davis, the National Anthem sung by Leann Carpenter Oliver, an opening prayer by League Street Church of Christ Minister Jerry Savage, and opening and closing remarks by County Judge Robert Newsom. Veterans from each branch of the military were asked to stand as the song for their branch as the military salute played. Judy Rawson Heaps, who has been a member of the DFW Honor Flights Board since her dad’s participating in the very first Honor Flight in 2009. Polly Swatsell provided flags for those in attendance at the ceremony to watch. The ceremony can be viewed on KSST’s YouTube...

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Channel 18 Veterans Honor Flight Sendoff: Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Channel 18 Veterans Honor Flight Sendoff:  Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Channel 18 Enola Queen Contestants 7, 8, & 9: Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Channel 18 Enola Queen Contestants 7, 8, & 9:  Thursday, June 13, 2019

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