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Skills Camp now open for student registration

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The Hopkins County Community Health/Wellness Alliance has offered “Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness” for 10 years; however, due to COVID-19 and the large number of campers and staff involved, the camp was cancelled for 2020. I have been providing weekly programs for the Sulphur Springs ISD Summer Camp, which reaches approximately 10-15 kids with each lesson. We emphasize social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and so far, the students seem to be enjoying the experience.

East Texas Junior tour nearing end

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The East Texas Junior Golf Tour was at Mount Pleasant Monday, and with only two regular season tournaments left, all the golfers were scrambling to get into the top 20 to get invited to the 36-Hole Tour Championship on next week. In the Tour Championship, the golfers get to ride golf carts and use caddies for advice and help.

Serving Community Needs

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Members of Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post 8560 and American Legion Post 66, both in Sulphur Springs, jointly sponsored a blood drive Saturday in the parking lot at Brookshire’s in Sulphur Springs with (from left, standing) Post 8560 Commander Richard Nail, Post 66 Commander Andy Lowen, VFW’s Art Romanat and William Cassy (sitting). The bloodmobile collected 30 units of blood during the event.

Blotter Briefs for July 1, 2020

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The following reports are based on arrests conducted with reports filed by Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Tuesday and included:

For the Record - July 1, 2020

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The following reports are based on logs documenting calls received by Hopkins County emergency communications staff from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Animals healing people

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“If you’d asked me two years ago about having a dog in the station, I’d have told you that you were crazy,” Jeff Sanderson, crew chief at Hopkins County EMS said. But the opportunity to have a therapy dog on the team fell into his lap—almost literally—and it’s already proving to be a benefit. “I was always kind of leery about the whole therapy dog thing, but when you do the research about what they do for people, it’s really pretty cool.”

Benefit for Summer

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Folks gathered Saturday afternoon at BackStory Brewery for their second annual BBQ Cook-off to benefit the Sam Kopal Memorial Scholarship Fund. Attendees enjoyed barbecue tasting, craft beer, live music and a raffle.