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There’s something good here . . .
Remember to put out a sack of canned goods for the post office’s 19th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign Saturday. With the economy in a slump, more people than ever rely on local food banks, churches and community chests for basic items. It feels good to do good.

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The 2011 graduating class of Sulphur Springs High School earned $2.75 million in scholarships. That money will go a long way to educate our future community and business leaders.

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Check out this weekend’s Variety for a feel-good story about a man who honored a promise to his brother. Make sure you have a Kleenex handy.

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Sometimes, the universe surprises us with very special gifts. The important thing to remember when the stars align is to enjoy every minute of the good fortune that comes your way.

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Hopkins County Memorial Hospital realizes the quality of their staff. They recently held an Employee Appreciation Picnic to thank them for their service.

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Speaking of the hospital, the Volunteer Auxiliary has been providing much-needed services for the past 50 years. That’s what I call a commitment.

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About 350 of Jimmy Buffett’s most loyal fans are gathering next weekend for the 5th Annual Frisco Feeding Frenzy. The party starts Friday afternoon and ends sometime after midnight on Saturday. While having a great time and seeing the world’s richest beach bum perform their favorite happy music, these parrotheads will also be doing some serious fundraising. In the past 4 years, they’ve donated over $57K to various charities. Phins up!

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My son’s coming home today. We’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day a little late, but it will be sweet. I don’t think there’s anything better than hearing your child say, “Mama, I’m coming home – will you fix a meat loaf?” He’ll be with me at the Buffett show ... it’s a family tradition. I took my mother, Madeline McCrary, who owned The Bandbox in Winnsboro for 30 years, to a Buffett show for her 60th birthday. In 2006, she went down the slide twice at the tailgate. My mother knows how to have a good time.

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There’s a Folk Festival going on in Heritage Park tomorrow. Students from Como-Pickton’s elementary and junior high school have been researching colonial times. Some plan to appear during the event in period costumes and some will be available to discuss various occupations of the time.

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Miller Grove Cemetery received a historical marker recently. So many county cemeteries have been lost. It’s great to see how this small community has worked to save an important part of our history. Check out this weekend’s Variety for the complete story.
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