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Vehicle burglaries continue in city PDF Print E-mail
Written by By KERRY CRAIG, News-Telegram Staff Writer, kerry@ssecho.com   
Monday, 27 June 2016 15:49

With another dozen vehicle burglaries reported Thursday night and early Friday morning, Sulphur Springs police expressed frustration at the growing number and asked everyone once again to be sure their cars and trucks are locked and to be aware of what is going on around their neighborhoods.

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Main Street Theatre: Fighting off the zombies in Wonderland PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JON LANCE, News-Telegram Media Editor, jon.lance@ssecho.com   
Monday, 27 June 2016 15:47

Time to take on the living dead.
Grab some survival gear because students at Main Street Theatre are mixing the zombie apocalypse, “Alice in Wonderland” and the land of Oz together in an all-out battle of survival in a hybrid production of “Alice in Zombieland.”

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John and Mary Ellen Little win senior ice cream social PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 27 June 2016 15:38

Flavored ice creams were the hit of the day at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center’s Ice Cream Social, which drew 16 freezers of homemade ice cream and plenty of seniors more than happy to judge them. Bragging rights in the freeze-off were awarded to fruit and nut flavored treats.

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Man killed in Tuesday crash identified PDF Print E-mail
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Written by From Staff and Wire Reports   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:56

Authorities have identified the man who died Tuesday morning as a result of a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 11 east as James Robert "Jim Bob" Burns of Brashear.

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Precinct 1: Erosion causes another bridge closing on CR 1170 PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Kerry Craig, News-Telegram Staff Writer, kerry@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:49

Erosion caused by runoff from recent rains has forced Hopkins County Precinct 1 Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker to order another county road closed due to problems with two culverts.

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17 Chihuahuas rescued from Como residence PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Kerry Craig, News-Telegram Staff Writer, kerry@ssecho.com   
Monday, 27 June 2016 15:41

Seventeen Chihuahua dogs were rescued from squalid conditions at a Como residence Thursday morning in a joint effort by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and an SPCA representative from Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

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SSISD: ECLC security upgrade, maintenance dept. skid loader approved PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor, faith@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:58

Approval was given for upgrades to the security system at Early Childhood Learning Center, the next stage in the Sulphur Springs Independent School District’s security upgrade schedule, as well as the purchase of a new skid loader for the maintenance department.

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Lezley Brown takes chamber reigns PDF Print E-mail
Written by By BUTCH BURNEY, butchb@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:49

Sulphur Springs native Lezley Brown, full of energy and ideas, took over the reigns of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce this week.

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Sadie Evans crowned Dairy Festival royalty PDF Print E-mail
Written by By BRENDA PEREZ, News-Telegram Intern, brenda@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:47

Sadie Evans, daughter of Jason and Angie Evans, was crowned the 2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Saturday night, securing her status with a title-winning performance of “No Good Deed” from Broadway's “Wicked.” 

Queen Sadie also received the award for talent and the $500 scholarship that goes along with it as well as a $1,000 scholarship for being crowned royalty.

The 57th Annual Dairy Festival Pageant was held in the newly-remodeled auditorium of the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Saturday night

The most memorable part of the journey to being crowned Dairy Festival queen for Evans has been, “the practices, just getting to sit in the audience while the other girls were performing and spending time with the girls. We weren't best friends before this and I have gotten to grow closer to them.”  

Evans also looks forward to spending more time with the younger kids and encouraging them. “Being Dairy Festival queen will allow me to do that,“ she said. 

She will represent the Dairy Festival and Hopkins County at other pageants, official appearances and ribbon cuttings for the next 12 months as she completes her senior year at Sulphur Springs High School. After that, Queen Sadie plans to attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a degree in musical performance and songwriting.

The queen’s court includes:

  • First runner-up Emma Boyett, who played “Beauty and the Beast” on the oboe, was awarded a $750 scholarship.
  • Second runner-up Ann-Marie Winborn, who performed an interpretive dance to “Home” by Aron Wright, received a $500 scholarship.
  • Third runner-up Lauren Helm, who used sign language to interpret the contemporary song “Revelations,” received a $250 scholarship.
  • Alexis Howard, who performed a lyrical dance to “Garden” by Needtobreathe, was named Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.

Ann-Marie Winborn sold the most tickets with 230 sold. Story Thompson sold the second-most tickets. 

Other contestants were Tahtiana King and La'Mier Pryor.

The theme of the 2016 Dairy Festival “Dance to the Moosic” inspired many floats among the “Moovers and Shakers” (pre-school chldren) and businesses in the community.

The award for first place kiddie float went to Anndi Jones and Brady Thomas for their float, “Square Dance 'til the Cows Come Home.” The award for second place float went to Kinley Grand-Lienard and Fox Martin for their “Swing Era” float. The award for third place float went to Sophie Pickett and Maverick Morton for their “Wooden Western” float. All Moovers and Shakers took home participation trophies handed out by 2015 Queen Sidney Dietze.

Businesses in the community also received awards for their floats. The award for first place commercial float was awarded to Melba's Creations and first place non-profit went to First Baptist Church for their “Submerged” Vacation Bible School float.

Before the judges handed in the envelopes with their decisions, 2015 Dairy Festival Queen Sidney performed “Out of Hiding” for her final performance as royalty.

When the moment came and the name of the 2016 Dairy Festival Queen was announced, “I laughed because I was so relived and excited,“ Queen Sadie said. “I have to thank my parents, the Dairy Festival Board and my sponsors, Dial Study Club and Askins Propane. I also want to thank Dawn Doyle Jones who helped with my talent, and Rose of Sharon who loaned me all the items for the set for my talent.”

 
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