Opinion

Busting ballot blunders

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Dear Annie: Recently, you published a letter in which someone recommended putting a stamp on an election ballot, even if it had already had prepaid return postage, in order to hasten its delivery. That isn’t how it works.

Pre-order for the Stew Drive-thru

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Have you ever wanted to judge stew in the Hopkins County Stew Contest? Here is your chance! We are looking for individuals to serve as judges in this year’s Stew Contest. If you are interested, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

Orthopedic surgeon welcomed at hospital

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs is excited to welcome Dr. Chris Meltsakos, our new orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. Dr. Meltsakos is accepting new patients at 103B Medical Circle.

From passive-aggressive to patient and adventurous

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Dear Annie: I have been married for 34 years. Like all couples, there have been ups and downs. We have seen several counselors over the years to work with us in tough times. During those times, we still had intimacy in our marriage. We are now going on 15 months with no intimacy at all. She just says she can’t because she does not feel connected to me.

Generous millionaire flat broke at end

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The eccentric Texas oilman sat in a dark theater on Oct. 4, 1926 watching overpaid stagehands try to make “The Ladder,” a play about reincarnation, presentable for Broadway audiences.

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Dear Annie: Sunday, Oct. 4, marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week. As someone who has been impacted by a mental illness, I wanted to share the following warning signs of mental illness, courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Judges needed at stew contest

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Have you ever wanted to judge stew in the Hopkins County Stew Contest? Here is your chance! We are looking for individuals to serve as judges in this year’s Stew Contest. If you are interested, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

Flu shots available for clinic patients

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Are you an existing patient of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic? Take advantage of our drive-thru flu clinic 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. You do not need to call ahead, but should be an existing patient and bring your insurance card with you. The location of the drive-thru is the circle drive under the awning, directly in front of the hospital by the main entrance.

He needs support, not rescuing

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Dear Annie: I have a dear male friend, “Trey,” who is in quite a predicament. Some background on him: He suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of his mother when he was a child.