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Saturday, April 18

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the Hard Times Band. Special guests will be Hanah Breck, Hailee Kristi and Christopher Hollis to celebrate Enola Gay's 20th anniversary of organizing Jamborees. Cost is $10 person. Optional supper is available at 6 p.m. in the Reilly Springs Kitchen. The address is 109 CR 1439. For information, contact 903-438-3568.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

 

Sunday, April 19

SPECIAL SERVICES will be held  at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services at First United Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Rd. Bro. Gary Carter, Texas District Global Missions director from Lufkin, will be ministering. For more information, call the  church phone at 903-885-5781 or Pastor Michael Davis at 307-371-8943.

CONCERT FEATURING Sunday Drive, a three-member ICM award winning group out of Knoxville, Tenn., will be held at 6 p.m. at Elm Ridge Church, located on State Highway 11 east in Como. 

LADIES BIBLE Class wll be held at 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Children’s worshipis also held at 11 a.m. the third Sunday of every month.

DIVORCE CARE, a 26-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, April 20

JURY PANEL called for service at 9 a.m. in Judge Will Biard’s 62nd Judicial District Court does not need to report for duty. That jury session has been cancelled, according to District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN’s Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each Monday at First Baptist Church’s The ROC on Gilmer Street.

YOUNG AT Heart meets at 10:30 a.m. with a covered dish lunch served at noon at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. Everyone young at heart welcome. Meets the third Monday of the month.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, April 21

FISH FRY fundraiser will begin at 11 a.m. at Lord’s Way Church, 806 Freeman St.The menu includes a plate of fish, fries, beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and desssert for a $7 donation. For information, call 903-243-5450 or 903-243-1622.

BOARD OF Directors for Servants of Hope Ministries will host a Farewell Party honoring the Maynard family on from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coffee Off The Square. Jerry and Ginger Maynard and their three daughters, 16-year-old Morgan, 45-year-old Kasie and 9-year-old Lauren are moving to Costa Rica to build a children’s home for serverely abused and neglected children. The community is invited to stop by and “bless them with your hugs, prayers, support and encouragement as they embark on this great adventure.” For more about Servants of Hope Ministries, visit http://www.servantsofhopeministries.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CEDAR CREST Christian Church, 200 Airport Road, has a Lady's Sewing Group that meets the first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month starting at 9 a.m. All are welcome. You don't have to be able to sew, you can come and fellowship.

LINE DANCING class for beginners will be taught by Wanda Wilson Miers at 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center; the class if free but enrollment is required. Journaling will also be held the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 66 meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to attend. 

WANNA BEES Circle of quilters meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cedar Crest Church, located at 200 Airport Road (corner of North Davis Street and Airport Road).

MOPS (MOTHERS of Preschoolers) meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Shannon Oaks Church for food, fellowship and fun. Meetings are open to all moms with children in kindergarten or younger. For more information, call Amy Ritland 903-395-0353 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COMMUNITY PLAYERS’ regular business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Main Street Theatre, 227 Main St. New members welcome.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT of Health, 1400 College St., offers immunization services the first three Tuesdays of each month. Parents may call 903-885-6573 for an appointment all other times. Bring your child's immunization records.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught by Sue Griffin from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, syrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, April 22

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior adults ages 50 and older are invited to attend. Cost is $4. Snack bar will be open. For more information, contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661.

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, and 42 is played at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 9 a.m. Call Beulah at 903-885-8755.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, April 23

REHOBOTH BAPTIST Association and First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs are sponsoring an “Evening of Music with the Calvary Boys Quartet, beginning at 5 p.m.  with dinner for a $7 donation, and the concert at 6 p.m., the at Purley Gates Ranch in Mount Vernon. Door prizes will be given away. Call Rehoboth Baptist Association office at 903-885-2868 to reserve a dinner reservation at Purley Gates Ranch.

CROSS TIMBER Cowboy Church will hold a revival from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 23-25. Rodney Josey of Dike will be the speaker and Danny Francis and Aaron Parker will provide music April 23. Danny Childress of Bogota will be the speaker with music by Justin Harod April 24. Bo Potts of Dike will be the speaker and provide music April 25. Refreshments served afterward.

CARTER EYE Care Center will be at the Senior Center in their BUS from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Screenings are free and take less than 10 minutes. No appointment necessary.

NORTH HOPKINS FFA will hold a stew supper and auction beginning with serving of the stew at 6:30 p.m., with the auction to follow, in the school cafeteria. The agriculture department has constructed various projects that will be auctioned off after supper, along with items donated by local businesses.

HOPKINS COUNTY Master Gardeners meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the AgriLife Extension Building, 1200B Houston St. Potential master gardeners are invited to attend. For more information, call Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997. For information on becoming a master gardener, call the AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443.

HOPKINS COUNTY Historical Society meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Heritage Park. Members and guests welcome.

UAW LOCAL 967 retirees meet every fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the hall located on Jack Finney Blvd., just west of L3 in Greenville, for bingo and fellowship. Lunch will be provided.

MIDDLE SCHOOL E-students Bible study will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Thursdays at Sulphur Springs Middle School library (permission from principal.)

BRIDGE IS played every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of the first and third Tuesdays, at Pizza Inn.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class), at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, April 24

CROSS TIMBER Cowboy Church revival continues from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 24-25. Danny Childress of Bogota will be the speaker with music by Justin Harod April 24. Bo Potts of Dike will be the speaker and provide music April 25. Refreshments served afterward.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us,” a free step-by-step yoga workout for with Peggy Cappy, will be held every Monday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center. Phone: 903-885-1661.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Saturday, April 25

BRASHEAR BAPTIST Church Youth Chili and Stew Contest will begin at 6 p.m. in the church’s family life center. Also to be auctioned will be home décore, tools, plants, gift baskets, gift certificates, baked goods and other items. The community is invited to stop by and partake of all-you-can-eat of the entries for a donation.

CROSS TIMBER Cowboy Church continues 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 23-25. Bo Potts of Dike will be the speaker and provide music. Refreshments served afterward.

RICHLAND CEMETERY Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at New Richland Baptist Church. The program will be the Horton family. A pot luck meal will follow the meeting.

10TH ANNUAL Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone age 90 by the end of 2015 is invited to the banquet which includes lunch, music, entertainment and a speaker. Each honoree will receive a certificate of recognition.  RSVP to Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the Senior Citizens Center in advance to allow for seating and food preparation

KID'S FISHING Derby for ages 5 to 13 years starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration in front of the park headquarters at Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Unit. Parent or guardian must accompany the child.

SONG LEADERS practice and order of service practice  begin at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 1300 League St. in Sulphur Springs. VE exam sessions are available at the meeting. Weekly public information net is Mondays at 7 p.m. Everyone invited. Contact Ed Olague, K5OLA, to test for new license or an upgrade. Call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

COW COUNTRY Carvers Club meets on Saturdays in the Grist Mill at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., from 8 a.m. until noon.

 

Sunday, April 26

CYPRESS DISTRICT Congress of Christian Education Youth Revival “3 Nights of Glory” will begin at  6 p.m. April 26 and at 7 p.m. April 27-28, at Cypress District Center, 901 Como St. Registration fee for churches is $75. Sunday revivalist is St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Pastor and Congee Dean Troy Young. Monday revivalist is Muddy Creek Baptist Church Pastor and President of Ministers’ Conference Jerry Williams. Tuesday Revivalist is Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Pastor and Congress President Johnny Harris. Sister Linnie Wright is congress secretary; Kirthell Roberts is moderator.

SAINT JAMES Catholic Church-SS Knights of Columbus will have a free breakfast at 10 a.m. the last Sunday of each month in the parish center adjoining the church. While the breakfast is free, any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated.

SCLERODERMA SUPPORT Group meets the last Sunday of every month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Paris Regional Hospital (South Campus) in the Conference and Education Complex Building #3, facing the 900 block of Austin St. in Conference Room C. Contact: 903-739-9578.

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race, April 26, May 10 and 31, June 14, Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. No charge for March 29. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Contestants must attend seven of 10 Play Days and all three events to be eligible for year-end prizes. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

DIVORCE CARE, a 26-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, April 27

CYPRESS DISTRICT Congress of Christian Education Youth Revival “3 Nights of Glory” continues at 7 p.m. April 27-28, at Cypress District Center, 901 Como St. Registration fee for churches is $75. Sunday revivalist is St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Pastor and Congee Dean Troy Young. Monday revivalist is Muddy Creek Baptist Church Pastor and President of Ministers’ Conference Jerry Williams. Tuesday Revivalist is Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Pastor and Congress President Johnny Harris. Sister Linnie Wright is congress secretary; Kirthell Roberts is moderator.

SHAWLS OF Love, an RSVP and Cypress Basin Hospice-sponsored group, that knits and crochets prayer shawls for hospice patients, meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

LONE STAR Heritage Quilt Guild meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, April 28

CYPRESS DISTRICT Congress of Christian Education Youth Revival “3 Nights of Glory” continues at 6 p.m. at Cypress District Center, 901 Como St. Registration fee for churches is $75. Sunday revivalist is St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Pastor and Congee Dean Troy Young. Monday revivalist is Muddy Creek Baptist Church Pastor and President of Ministers’ Conference Jerry Williams. Tuesday Revivalist is Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Pastor and Congress President Johnny Harris. Sister Linnie Wright is congress secretary; Kirthell Roberts is moderator.

WOODMEN OF the World meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught by Sue Griffin from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, syrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, April 29

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior adults ages 50 and older are invited to attend. Cost is $4. Snack bar will be open. For more information, contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661.

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, and 42 is played at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 9 a.m. Call Beulah at 903-885-8755.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, April 30

MIDDLE SCHOOL E-students Bible study will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Thursdays at Sulphur Springs Middle School library (permission from principal.)

BRIDGE IS played every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of the first and third Tuesdays, at Pizza Inn.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class), at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Sunday, May 3

DIVORCE CARE, a 26-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

 

Thursday, May 7

FINAL TEAMS meeting before Relay For Life will begin at 6 p.m. at League Street Church of Christ. Teams should plan to turn in RFL items and receive final information pertaining to the upcoming RFL.

 

Saturday, May 9

MEET AND Greet for Hopkins County’s new veterans affairs officer will begin at 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. All veterans and community members are invited to stop by and get to know Danny Davis, first sergeant in the United States Air Force.

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the church building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive.

 

Sunday, May 10

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race May 10 and 31, June 14, Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Contestants must attend seven of 10 Play Days and all three events to be eligible for year-end prizes. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

DIVORCE CARE, a 26-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

 

Monday, May 11

AMERICAN CANCER Society Paint the Town Purple will be held Monday, May 11, to raise awareness for the work of ACS and in celebration of Relay for Life the following Friday night. Area groups, churches, businesses and families are encouraged to decorate their homes, buildings, storefronts and offices with as much purple spirit as possible to show support for ACS and RFL. One home or office will be selected for having the Most Relay Spirit.

 

Friday, May 15

RELAY FOR Life of Hopkins County will begin at 7 p.m. Friday on Celebration Plaza and continue until about 7 a.m. Saturday. The community is invited to stop by, show support, enter teams, make donations, participate in activities, the candlelight vigil at dark and walk.

 

Sunday, May 31

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race May 31, June 14, Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Contestants must attend seven of 10 Play Days and all three events to be eligible for year-end prizes. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Sunday, June 14

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race June 14, Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Contestants must attend seven of 10 Play Days and all three events to be eligible for year-end prizes. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Saturday, June 27

42 TOURNAMENT will begin at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. For information, contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sunday, Aug. 2

DIVORCE CARE, a 26-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

 

Sunday, Sept. 13

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Sunday, Sept. 27

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Sunday, Oct. 11

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Sunday, Oct. 25

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

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