Special Stew shirts available for order


I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be canceled. The answer is: We don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe.

Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week. Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials. We will all sit down together to make a decision.

Until then, we have something fun for you! Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482. We are bringing these back by popular demand! These are not the shirts that will be sold for the 51st annual contest (BRACE yourself for those!), but these shirts celebrate Stew and the location in which it is held. You may purchase these in short sleeves, long sleeves and hoodies in light gray or royal blue. Call the Chamber to place your order! Deadline to order is Friday, Aug. 14 by noon.

The deadline is here for the upcoming Adult Leadership class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information and to get an application, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903- 885-6515. Deadline to apply is August 1st.


Kjc Beauty Supply, 1217 Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration at noon Monday, Aug. 10. Please make plans to stop by to learn about this new business and welcome them to Hopkins County. Please wear a mask if attending.


Goodwill is having a Bottled Water Donation Drive July 15-Aug. 15. They are collecting cases of water (six bottles or more) to deliver to homeless shelters and food banks. They will accept water donations at our local store at 1320 Shannon Road west in Sulphur Springs.