Opinion

Christmas Market next weekend

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 2020 has been a year for the history books, and now… here we sit preparing for Thanksgiving Day! The Friday after Thanksgiving is a day often referred to as Black Friday. It was named Black Friday because it described the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Many people shop Black Friday, and that’s fantastic. However, this year is unlike any we have ever seen before, and our local businesses need you more than ever. Our small business owners are giving everything they’ve got to live their dreams, and we in return, can benefit from those dreams! Hopkins County offers wonderful local shopping! Please make sure you spend at least some of your shopping at your favorite local place… stores, restaurants, venues, all of them. We love our Small Businesses, and we want them to continue to thrive and be successful in all they do.

Not too late for flu shots

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. We would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! FLU SHOTS: IT’S NOT TOO LATE Flu shots are available at CHRISTUS Trinity Clin ic, 105 Medical Plaza.

Smartest outlaw makes a dumb mistake

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Determined to succeed where his predecessor had failed, Texas Ranger Capt. Lee Hall arrested King Fisher on five counts of murder on Nov. 19, 1877. Had the smartest outlaw in the Lone Star State finally run out of luck?

Goodwill hosting food drive to donate to local pantries

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I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2021 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is, they include an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you in the next few weeks to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory. The rates are affordable and one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her. I’m proud to produce this book telling all about the place we love. I hope you will join me in the journey!

Teach a man to fish

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and retired. We have always had a special relationship with our 27-year-old grandson, bailing him out financially whenever he was in a tight situation. However, he just recently asked for big help with his rent, utilities and other expenses since he changed jobs again. His new job sounds very promising, but history tells us that something bad will happen with this opportunity as well.

Son invited ex to live with us

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Dear Annie: I am a 58-year-old woman who shares a split-level house with my adult son, "Brad." Brad lives downstairs in what is essentially a separate two-bedroom apartment with his 10-year-old daughter, although it's technically one unit. Brad and I split the rent evenly.

Hospital offering 12-week contracts

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Tis the season to join the CHRISTUS Health - Northeast Texas team for a 12-week contract. For a limited time, you can earn premium pay rates with our Winter Surge Nursing Plan.