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Wednesday, Sept. 17

CHERRY GROVE Baptist Church’s revival will continue at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16-17. The guest speaker will be Pastor Troy Young of St. Luke Baptist Church. Pastor C.L. Moore invites everyone.

SULPHUR BLUFF Beta will hold its 28th annual induction ceremony from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Sulphur Bluff school cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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.

 

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

HOPKINS COUNTY Genealogical Society’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the HCGS Library on Main Street. Dr. Deborah L. Burkett, retired educator and author of “Quilts and Their Stories Binding Generations Together,” will speak on "Using Old Photographs and Quilts in Family History and Genealogy Research." The public is invited to attend.

TIARA CLUB, a single ladies club, will meet at 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twisted S. Contact: 903-8885-6891.

CANCER OUTREACH support group will be held at Weaver Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. For information, call Eleshia Rupey at 903-243-1259. 

HOPKINS COUNTY Detachment 1357 Of The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. New members welcome. Call Derb 903-582-2263, for more information.

IN THE Heart of a Parent, a support group for those grieving the loss of a child, will be held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at League Street Church of Christ, 1100 South League St. For more information, call Liz Etzkorn at 903-439-0592.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the activity room and information center at Pioneer Crossing, located at 668 Gossett Lane (the street that leads into Coleman Park). Programs are presented for those who have other challenges with movement, speech, sleep and mental difficulties. For more information, contact Bobbie Miller at 903-440-3192. 

“ENERGIZE AND Fun” will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday at Pacific Park by Trinity Harvest Church. The event is designed to provide a “fun place for people of all ages to come for a small free meal, games and encouragement.”

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 allowed. 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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class 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, Sept. 19

BENEFIT CONCERT for Gary McLarry will begin at 7 p.m. in Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Auditorium. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and older. Concessions will be available for additional donations. Raffle tickets for an AR-15 are available for $5 each or five for $20 during the first half of the show; the drawing will be held during intermissions. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary McLarry is experiencing end stage renal failure and waiting for a transplant; all proceeds will go to McLarry to help with medical expenses.

FRESH FRUIT Fridays begins at 9 a.m. followed by Bingo at 9:30 a.m. by Vibrant Home Health Care the third Friday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. “Yoga for the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. Phone: 903-885-1661. Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center.

HOPKINS COUNTY Marketers Association meets the third Friday of each month at noon at Pizza Inn.

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.

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, Sept. 20

YANTIS FIRST Baptist Church monthly men’s breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Danny Christenberry, a long-time area resident, agricultural businessman and camp president of the Gideon’s camp in Sulphur Springs, will be the guest speaker. Contact the church office at 903-383-2393 for more information.

OPERATION R.U.F.F. (Reading Using Furry Friends), a free program designed to let children read “stress free” to a trained therapy dog, is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 North Davis St. For more information about Operation R.U.F.F. or SSPL call 903-885-4926, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.sslibrary.org.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Masonic Lodge will be having a spaghetti dinner fundraise at 5:30p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at 107 Oak Ave.  The dinner will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, toast, salad and dessert for a $10 donation per plate. Proceeds will be used to help restore the lodge’s historic building.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club meets the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 p.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. on frequency 146.68 negative offset, PL151.4. 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.

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at 109 County Road 1439. Performing Sept. 20 will be the Birthright Blues Project, a blues outlaw ad country folk group. Admission is $5 per person. Musicians who would like to appear on the Jamboree may contact Enola Gay at 903-438-3568 or reillyspringsjamboree.com.

PINE FOREST United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month to give groceries to all who are in need. Pine Forest UMC is located on FM 269 (Weaver Road), halfway between Interstate 30 and Pickton.

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, Sept. 21

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Road, will hold a revival starting at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, and continuing at 7 p.m. Sept. 22-24. Brother Mike Herring of Louisiana will be the special speaker. For more information, call 903-885-5781 or Pastor Michael Davis at 307-371-8943.

HOUSE OF Prayer’s 5-Year Homecoming will feature “the Jubilaires” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will be a lunch in the McClanahan building after morning services. There is no admission charge. House Of Prayer is located 2 miles east of Emory on FM 515, across from the water tower. For more information, call Donna Underwood at 903-612-4025 or Senior Pastor Kenneth Ishmael at 214-499-6972.

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 allowed. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

GRACE GROUP of Alcoholics Anonymous begins at 7 p.m. on Sundays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking allowed. Call 214-236-9091 for information.

 

Monday, Sept. 22

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church’s revival will continue at 7 p.m. Sept. 22-24. Brother Mike Herring of Louisiana will be the special speaker. For more information, call 903-885-5781 or Pastor Michael Davis at 307-371-8943.

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.

EVENING CLASSES of Community Bible Study, an interdenominational Bible study for the community, will begin meet at 7 p.m. in the chapel at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. The group will study I and II Corinthians; classes for women, men, couples, and youth are available.

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 allowed. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Fit and Strong will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the center.

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.

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.

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, Sept. 23

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church’s revival will continue at 7 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Brother Mike Herring of Louisiana will be the special speaker. For more information, call 903-885-5781 or Pastor Michael Davis at 307-371-8943.

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

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.

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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday ($2 cost per class); and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. on 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.

GRACE ALANON Group, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking allowed. Call 214-236-9091.

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. on 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, Sept. 24

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church’s revival will continue at 7 p.m. Brother Mike Herring of Louisiana will be the special speaker. For more information, call 903-885-5781 or Pastor Michael Davis at 307-371-8943.

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

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 every Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 p.m. on 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 El Charro.

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, Sept. 25

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

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.

TUBBY ADKISSON Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach from Hunt Regional Healthcare will be at Spring Village Shopping Center the third Thursday of each month to offer mammographies. All insurances accepted by Hunt Regional Healthcare system accepted for the screening, including Medicare and Medicaid. Payment resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who pay cash; call 903-408-5720. Appointment required: register by calling 903-408-5010.

“ENERGIZE AND Fun” will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday at Pacific Park by Trinity Harvest Church. The event is designed to provide a “fun place for people of all ages to come for a small free meal, games and encouragement.”

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold an 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 allowed. 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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class 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, Sept. 26

ALZHEIMER’S MINI Walk will be held at 10 a.m. at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab. Proceeds benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY Party sponsored by Linda Mobley of At Home Health and Wesley House/Wesley Oaks begins at 10:45 a.m. the fourth Friday of every month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Bingo is also played beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. Phone: 903-885-1661. Phone: 903-885-1661.

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 program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Phone: 903-885-1661. Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center.

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.

 

Sunday, Sept. 27

TANYA "KWINI" Childs-Souleimane will present "Healing Yourself is a Gift-How I did It," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She will talk about her latest publication, giving her story, her struggle of weight loss and "physical healing." For more information about this event, contact Event Coordinator Johnie Childs at 903-335-7140. For more information about Childs-Souleimane, call Kwini Souleimane Productions at 972-288-3988 or 972-897-3736, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go online to www.ckwinsouleimane.com.

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, Sept. 28

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.

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 allowed. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

GRACE GROUP of Alcoholics Anonymous begins at 7 p.m. on Sundays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking allowed. Call 214-236-9091 for information.

 

Monday, Sept. 29

EVENING CLASSES of Community Bible Study, an interdenominational Bible study for the community, will begin meet at 7 p.m. in the chapel at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. The group will study I and II Corinthians; classes for women, men, couples, and youth are available.

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 allowed. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Fit and Strong will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the center.

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.

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.

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, Sept. 30

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

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS will hold an Alzheimer’s Mini Walk at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class) at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. on 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.

GRACE ALANON Group, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking allowed. Call 214-236-9091.

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. on 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, Oct. 1

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

ROCK CREEK Health and Rehab will hold an Alzheimer’s Mini Walk at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

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 every Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 p.m. on 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 El Charro.

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, Oct. 2

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

HOPKINS PLACE will hold an Alzheimer’s Mini Walk at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

HOPKINS COUNTY Beautification Program Committee meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in the judges' quarters at Hopkins County Courthouse. Contact Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997 for more information. Everyone is welcome. 

VETERANS OF Foreign Wars Post 8560 and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold meet at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall. Supper will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-885-4666.

"SPOKES FOR Hope," the Sulphur Springs Chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn to eat; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Contact President Randell Hughes at 903-438-1036.

FRIENDS OF the Sulphur Springs Public Library welcome donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and videos in good condition. Collection time is the first Thursday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the back door of the library, next to the drive-up book drop. For more information, call Pat Lawrence at 903-885-4506.

CYPRESS BASIN Hospice hosts a monthly grief support group which is open to the public and free of charge the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cypress Basin Hospice office, 207 Morgan St. in Mount Pleasant. The support group allows participants the opportunity to talk about their loss and spend time with others who have experienced similar situations. One-on-one grief counseling is also available. For more information, call 903-577-1510.

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

SULPHUR SPRINGS Masonic Lodge #221 will hold its regular stated meeting the first Thursday of each month at the Lodge Hall on Oak Avenue. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

“ENERGIZE AND Fun” will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday at Pacific Park by Trinity Harvest Church. The event is designed to provide a “fun place for people of all ages to come for a small free meal, games and encouragement.”

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold an 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 allowed. 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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class 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, Oct. 3

9TH ANNUAL Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium will be held at the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce starting at 5 p.m. for displays and presentation, adjourning at 8 p.m. Registration on Saturday, Oct. 4 will be at 8:15 a.m., panel forum at 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. will be the John Winfield Premier of first public showing of his newest Cotton Belt painting (Winfield is a nationally known rail artist), reservation-only lunch at noon and the 1 p.m. keynote address by author and rail historian John Strapac. For more information, go to cottonbeltroute.com or call 903-886-8066 or 903-274-9177. 

WESLEY HOUSE/Wesley Oaks will hold an Alzheimer’s Mini Walk at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

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.

BINGO WILL be called by Sunny Springs staff starting at 9:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. “Yoga for the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center.

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.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 7

SENIOR CITIZENS Center will hold an Alzheimer’s Mini Walk at 9:30 a.m. during “Fit and Strong” Proceeds will benefit Terrific Tuesdays.

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Exas AgriLife Extension Office. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

WALK TO Remember benefitting Terrific Tuesday will be hosted by KSST Radio at 6 p.m. at The Gardens at Memorial, located west of Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The goal is to raise $10,000 for Terrific Tuesday while remembering those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, senility and stroke. Cost to participate is $20. For more information or to register contact Karon Weatherman at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 903-885-1661, or KSST Radio Station at 903-886-3111. Donations also accepted.

MEET ME in the Stacks, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s Teen Author Series, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through December. Rachel Caine, author of the “Morganville Vampire” series, will be October’s featured author.

 

Friday, Oct. 10

“HOMECOMING PIZZA Party” will be sponsored by Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab at 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Senior citizens are invited show support for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats over pizza.

 

Sunday, Oct. 12

SALTILLO COMMUNITY Homecoming will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Saltillo school cafetorium, 150 County Road 3534, with a time of greeting and fellowship. A barbecue lunch will be served at 12:20 p.m. Bring vegetables, salad or dessert to complete the meal. Cups, plates and eating utensils furnished. The structured program is scheduled from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. After the program, another period will be provided for visiting. Members of Saltillo High School classes of the years 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004 and 2014 will be honored. Community members and classmates died during the last year will be recognized. Call 903-537-2386 or 972-772-3070 to acknowledged individuals during the memorial segment. Call 903-537-2386 or email the Saltillo ISD at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

TEEN COURT of Hopkins County will meet at 6 p.m. at Hopkins County Courthouse. Anyone interested in become a member, sponsor, donating to or for more information about Teen Court may contact Amy Griggs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 903-348-1392.

8TH ANNUAL Senior Citizens Expo will be hosted by Hopkins County Marketers Association from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of the Nazarene, 1300 South League St. Free health screenings and information available on a number of topics. Flu shots will also be available. 

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office.

 

Friday, Oct. 17

SULPHUR BLUFF PTO Halloween Carnival will include a stew from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., booths from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and bingo from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or late. Raffle tickets are being sold for a $205 Visa gift card; each student will be given 10 tickets to sell for $1 each or six for $5. The raffle drawing will be during the carnival; the ticket-holder does not have to be present to win.  A Monster Mash costume dance for students in grades nine through 12 will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight in the foyer of the new gym.

SULPHUR BLUFF ISD will release classes early Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 in observance of the school’s Halloween carnival and the Hopkins County Fall Festival.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 21

SENIOR CITIZENS Day at the Fall Festival which begins at 10:30 a.m. with an LCR tournament, followed by lunch. Cost is $8. Cash prizes will be given, along with other door prizes.

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office.

 

Thursday, Oct. 23

TUBBY ADKISSON Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach from Hunt Regional Healthcare will be at Spring Village Shopping Center the third Thursday of each month to offer mammographies. All insurances accepted by Hunt Regional Healthcare system accepted for the screening, including Medicare and Medicaid. Payment resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who pay cash; call 903-408-5720. Appointment required: register by calling 903-408-5010.

 

Friday, Oct. 24

SULPHUR BLUFF ISD will release classes early Oct. 24 for the Hopkins County Fall Festival.

 

Saturday, Oct. 25

EARL W. MARTIN 42-Tournament will be hosted at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $10 per person. CAsh prizes will be awarded to winners. Call 903-885-1661 for more information.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 28

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office.

 

Friday, Oct. 31

SENIOR CITIZENS Center will host a Halloween party at 11 a.m. complete with special lunch of goblin (taco) stew, flatted bat wings (crackers) and rat snacks (cheese). There will also be a costume contest with prizes for the most original, funniest, scariest and best all around costumes.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 5

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office, if the campaign goal has not already been met. 

 

Monday, Nov. 10

“41ST ANNUAL Christmas Joys Holiday Program: Everything Old is New Again,” will be put on by Texas AgriLife FCS Extension Agents at 1:30 p.m. and repeated at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Dairy Museum. Call Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 (not the Dairy Museum) to reserve a seat. The $5 fee, which covers demonstrations, booklets with instructions on all demonstrations and recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, gift-giving ideas, goody bags, refreshments and door prizes, is payable at the door. Space is limited to 85 per session.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office, if the campaign goal has not already been met.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold its weekly campaign report meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office, if the campaign goal has not already been met.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 11

FREE BREAST-FEEDING Class will be offered free for expectant mothers the second Tuesday of every other month in the OB Conference Room at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Call the OB department at 903-439-4091 to register.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

MEET ME in the Stacks, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s Teen Author Series, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through December. Shannon Messenger, author of “Skyfall” series and “Keeper of the Lost Cities” series, will be November’s featured author.

 

Thursday, Nov. 20

TUBBY ADKISSON Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach from Hunt Regional Healthcare will be at Spring Village Shopping Center the third Thursday of each month to offer mammographies. All insurances accepted by Hunt Regional Healthcare system accepted for the screening, including Medicare and Medicaid. Payment resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who pay cash; call 903-408-5720. Appointment required: register by calling 903-408-5010.

 

*Saturday, Nov. 22

TWOGETHER IN Texas, free marriage education workshop, will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B West Houston St. Married couples, engaged couples and seriously dating couples will receive information on communication, conflict resolution, money management and goal setting. Refreshments served. Engaged couples who attend one of the sessions will receive a certificate for a $60 waiver upon applying for a marriage license, dropping the license fee from $82 to $22 per couple. Sign-up required. Call 903-885-3443 or 903-885-3726.

 

Thursday, Dec. 11

MEET ME in the Stacks, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s Teen Author Series, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through December. Lindsay Cummings, author of “The Murder Complex” series, will be December’s featured author.

 

Thursday, Dec. 18

TUBBY ADKISSON Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach from Hunt Regional Healthcare will be at Spring Village Shopping Center the third Thursday of each month to offer mammographies. All insurances accepted by Hunt Regional Healthcare system accepted for the screening, including Medicare and Medicaid. Payment resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who pay cash; call 903-408-5720. Appointment required: register by calling 903-408-5010.

 

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