Opinion

Random thoughts from Dave

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This recent snowstorm really got me thinking about getting old. I’m sure you’re wondering how snow can make a 58-year-old man think about how old he’s getting. Well, let’s just say as of now, falling in public is no longer on my list of things I’m glad I haven’t done. Yeah, we’re just going to scratch that baby off my list, but we’ll get to that later.

When sharing reconnects people

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Dear Annie: My husband has been insulin dependent for 56 years and must avoid COVID-19, so I have stayed at home during the past 10 months, away from people as well. One morning, I wrote how I felt and then decided to post it on Facebook. I was right — many people were feeling the same way. The responses I received were so heartwarming. The ones from my son, who is 40, and from a friend for 50 years were my favorites. Here's my post:

Golf tournament registration open

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Great news!!! It’s time to register to play golf in the 32nd Annual Hopkins County Golf Tournament! We are mailing registration forms to our members this week. If you are interested in playing, call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515 to reserve your spot. We will have morning and afternoon tee times available, but they go fast!

Gala postponed, will be rescheduled

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. In honor of American Heart Month – the month of February – we encourage you to check on your heart!

Farm boy to legend in 21 years

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On Feb. 22, 1878, Sam Bass and his gang pulled the first train robbery in Texas history hitting the Texas Central at Allen Station 24 miles north of Dallas.

From giving to grinch

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Dear Annie: I have a good one for you, Annie. This past Christmas, I assembled Italian-dinner care packages for two of my neighbors, with jars of my homemade sauce, homemade meatballs, Italian bread and boxes of spaghetti. For one of the neighbors, I also included a nice candle and a throw blanket. She had knee surgery last year, and I wanted her to know I was thinking of her. She has three grown sons so I included a lot of meatballs and sauce. To the other neighbors, I gave just the sauce and meatballs. The young children in that family wrote me a thankyou note.

Chamber golf tournament to be held in April

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Here we are! We’ve landed in February, and the year is moving fast. I have a save the date for you. Please save the date for our annual Chamber Golf Tournament on Friday, April 9. Let’s hope for beautiful weather and so much fun!!

Texas Capital Highlights

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COVID-19 VACCINE PACE RISES WHILE STATEWIDE HOSPITALIZATIONS DROP The number of people in Texas hospitalized with COVID-19 has declined more than 28% in the past month, according to the Texas Department of Health Services. As of Feb.