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There’s something good here . . .
A reader submitted the following via our website, www.mySSnews.com:

“I was thinking maybe something nice could be said about city officials in the newspaper somewhere. We had a tree fall on our house power lines on Saturday recently and cut off all our power.

“We were able to get an electrician out to fix it and everything but we were told that we could not get any electricity hooked up until a city inspector came out and put a green tag on it.

“Being that it was Saturday we were told that it would be Monday before that could happen.

“After some frantic phone calls around town we contacted the police department dispatcher and told them our plight. A little while later we received a phone call from a city inspector named Andy (never did catch the last name), he spoke to the electrician and told him that he would be out that afternoon and sure enough he came out and put a green tag on the work and we contacted the electric company and got our power back on. We still have to get permits and such filed because offices were closed but those are just mere formalities. I just wanted to say a very big thank you to the inspector that helped us out in our time of need when he really didn’t have to and to all the other people that were so kind to help us as well.”

There’s something good here . . .
The community is coming together to make sure that no child heads off to their first day of school without the proper supplies. What a lovely project.

There’s something good here . . .

We’re having so much fun with the “Romantic Evening in Dallas” contest. When the Dallas Symphony learned how much interest there was in the giveaway, they offered an additional set of tickets for the Sunday performance to our subscribers. And that’s not all. They have upped the ante yet again. Details to be revealed in Monday’s edition of the News-Telegram.

And remember, the evening includes a lovely dinner at The Capital Grille in the beautiful Crescent Court complex on Maple Ave.

Sunday at midnight is the deadline, so head over to the website (www.mySSnews.com) and enter.

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We’re lucky to have such dedicated firefighters in our city, county and surrounding areas. Think about how hot it’s been and then think about how hot it must be out there fighting a fire. The next time you see one of the guys, let him know how much you appreciate his dedication.

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Dr. Temple Grandin is coming to Sulphur Springs in October. This is a good thing because she’s a respected expert in the art of animal science. She’s also remarkable because she has Asperger’s and autism and has shared her story with the world via several best-selling books and an award-winning HBO movie. Watch upcoming editions of your News-Telegram for an interview with Dr. Grandin.

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Heads up. Carthage native Brandon Rhyder will be in concert at Catfish and Country during the annual Hopkins County Fall Festival next month. The Texas country artist is set to release a new CD, “Live at Billy Bob’s,” next week.

Joining Rhyder for the performance is Rich O’Toole, an up and coming kid from Houston who’s just released a new CD called “Kiss of a Liar.”

If you’re missing the authentic sound of country rock, give these guys a chance. They’re working hard to keep the tradition of Texas music alive.


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Speaking of the Fall Festival, Karon Weatherman has set up an art contest and show for Hopkins County seniors as part of the annual event. I’m excited to be part of the judging panel that includes local artists, art teachers, experts and enthusiasts.

For information about the show or inquiries related to Hopkins County Senior Citizens Day during the Fall Festival, contact Weatherman at 903-885-1661 or at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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