Blue Santa toy drive Nov. 30, Dec. 1

This year’s Blue Santa toy drive will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot. Families in need of assistance with gifts for children ages 1-16 can sign up through CANHelp’s website,, until Dec. 4. Proof of identity, Hopkins County residency and income is required.

Anniversary ribbon cutting held


The local VFW Post 8560 hosted an anniversary ribbon cutting celebration Tuesday, Nov. 10. They now are now offering food and beverages in the Canteen.


Miller Grove ISD principals go the extra mile

Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series to honor Hopkins County school principals. Principals form the backbone of any school administration, and Miller Grove ISD thinks their principals do so many little things that add up to make the Hornets’ experience successful.

Saltillo ISD students earn honor roll kudos

A HONOR ROLL First grade Emma Davis, Nicole Moreno, Ayden Payne, Britley Rosson, Haylyn Simmons and Callie Walker Second grade Jaxton Brock, Aris Cline, Aubrey Coleman, Shane Mellema, Toni Tanton and Hannah White Third grade Aiden Cabrera, Angelica Gonzalez, Dacey Neal, Kaden Olvera, Genesis Rios, Harley Rose, Jacelynn Simmons, Emma Womack and Levi Womack Fourth grade Allen Cartwright, Asra Cline, Madeline Don Juan, Nate Garmon, Kaleigh Knotts, Daniel Marquez, Bo Pipkin, Nora Smith, Hannah Thompson and Marshall Tully Sixth grade Connor Corbin, Jaelynn Miller, Kevin Moreno, Katie Olvera, Addi Pipkin, Kenzi Pipkin, Mason Stillwagoner and Lucas Womack Seventh grade Lani Dean, Kallie Potter, Tobin Potter, Shelbi Ricketson, Kayden Vanrijn and Amberly White Ninth grade Cristian Trejo 10th grade Yadhira Alonso, Julianna Giles, Ridge Johnson, Makensa Morris, Luke Ritter, Jacob Sexton and Ethan White 11th grade McKenna Gurley, Will Gurley, Nora Martinez, Andrew Redburn, Brianna Tawil and Trinity White 12th grade Chandler Bain, Josey Bench, Chris Boekhorst, Ofelia Cabrera, Bianca Castro, Paisley Kastner, Brittney Peeples, Anna Reeder, Alyssa Smith, Maddie Smith, Garrett Tarver and Kristina Wade AB HONOR ROLL First grade Adalyn Bos, Anna Castillo, Madison Emmett, Zaylynn Rollins, Hadassah Thompson and Collin Tully Second grade Stantyn Albritton, Allie Calderon, Daniel Castillo, Brendyl Davison, Zaylie Emmett, Cooper Gentry, Gracyn Leahy, Kimberly Mata, Kelton McClure, Diego Mendez, Maverik Mohl and McKinzey Willhite Third grade Rebecca Cabrera, Ulysses Camarena, Grace Campos, Stella Haley, Collin Minick, Allyson Ramirez, Ava Reynolds, Eliana Romero, Bella Scott and Ethan White Fourth grade Jeimy Castro, Will Dean, Davrian Ford, Camila Medrano, Casey Minick, Mary Orteza and Madilynn Rollins Fifth grade Braxton Bounds, Karla Martinez, Kinley McCoy, Yisset Moreno, Selina Perea, Bailey Redar, Colton Ricketson, Alex Sutton, Ava Underwood, Mya Underwood, Colby Walker and Hallie White Sixth grade Jessica Castillo, Rina Castro, Diego Gonzalez, Yadiel Mata, Justina Myers, Shania Shine, Grant Speir, Audrey Speir, Colston Taylor and Jackson Tully Seventh grade Jasmine Alonso, Justin Cabrera, Shawn Dennis, Boone Johnson, Rylie Wartenbee and Dakoda Womack Eighth grade Jonas Beadle, Jazmin Castro, Desi Cupp, Yasmin Garcia, Heston Gilbreath, Michael Gonzalez-Sierra, Grayson Gurley, Sara Martinez, Kelsie Minick and Ethan Sexton Ninth grade Olyveah Allen, Josh Butler, Caden McGill, Cali Morris, Ryleigh Redar and David Whitworth 10th grade Coy Collins, Colby McCoy and Gunner Tarver 11th grade Cindy Alvarez, Eli Godwin, Elena Heukels and Raegan Speir 12th grade John Harvick and Levi Rippy.

PJC JobReady courses provide quick start for high demand positions

Paris Junior College is joining community colleges across Texas to meet the needs of Texans who need to upgrade their skills amid the current economic crisis. Through the Texas Community College Teachers Association, PJC has partnered with JobReady to offer high-quality skills training at an affordable price.