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Do you remember?

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2008: Lanky the Clown started a balloon animal that morning at the Fall Festival. Lanky was be at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center grounds that Saturday.

SH 11 to Commerce getting its stripes

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PARIS — The Texas Department of Transportation, Paris District, of which Hopkins County is a part, announced road work and repairs for this week for the county.

Recent tackle theft sends reminder to watch belongings

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Kentucky bass pro Matt Robertson and his wife, Kassie, were a long way from their home in Kuttawa last week when they got an unexpected crash course in dealing with cops, robbers and a whole bunch of adversity. Their story spread like a wildfire on social media and eventually surfaced on the East Texas evening news. It was the kind of publicity a young bass pro had rather not get.

Como-Pickton CISD cancels Fall Festival

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After speaking with local health authorities and out of “an abundance of caution,” Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District announced Tuesday afternoon that the annual Fall Festival is canceled for 2020.

NHISD employee tests COVID-19 positive

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North Hopkins Independent School District officials announced Tuesday an employee who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was last present in North Hopkins ISD Thursday, Sept. 10. Due to privacy requirements, the district will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify them.

Back to College

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Paris Junior College - Sulphur Springs Center Math Instructor Charla Holzbog lectures her statistics class during the first week of the fall semester on campus. Social distancing is being practiced in all classrooms. For information about degree or career opportunities, call 903-885-1232 to talk to an advisor. Courtesy/PJC - Sulphur Springs

School Lunch Menus

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NORTH HOPKINS Monday—Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick, chicken and waffle or cereal with cinnamon toast. Lunch: Country bowl with rolls.

Recognition

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Sedrick Sims (right) was recognized as Como-Pickton CISD’s Elementary Student of the Month at the district’s Monday night board meeting. Elementary Principal Linda Rankin (left) described him as a “hard worker” with “a beautiful smile that he shares each and every day.”

Church Calendar

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To add your regular church event or special service to the weekly church calendar, email news@ssnewstelegram.com or call 903-885-8663. The News-Telegram encourages readers to verify any event listed and cautions everyone to follow the current guidelines set forth by the CDC and local government and health officials before attending any event.

Author Lee Strobel to speak at fundraiser

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Northeast Texas Heart of Hope, A Pregnancy Resource Center is holding their fall fundraiser this week, Festival of Life. This year, the nonprofit organization will bring international best-selling author Lee Strobel.