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* The News-Telegram recommends contacting groups regarding scheduling of regular weekly and monthly meetings during holidays as special times and cancelations are not always reported to the News-Telegram.

 

 

Wednesday, July 1

VACATION BIBLE School continues from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 1-3 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2016 FM 2285 (Peerless Highway). The theme is “Diving Deeper for God’s Treasure.” For more information, call 903-885-6356.

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, July 2

OPEN HOUSE help session for parents and guardians of returning Sulphur Springs Independent School District (who will be in grades 1-12) will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 7, 13 and 30, at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. This will help parents/guardians who do not have computer access or who need help completing the back-to-school online registration process required for all students. All others may complete their forms on their SSISD Skyward Family Access account before school starts.

VACATION BIBLE School continues from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 2-3 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2016 FM 2285 (Peerless Highway). The theme is “Diving Deeper for God’s Treasure.” For more information, call 903-885-6356.

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.

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 welcome. 

VETERANS OF Foreign Wars Post 8560 and its Ladies Auxiliary will 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.

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.

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 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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.

 

 

Friday, July 3

VACATION BIBLE School continues from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2016 FM 2285 (Peerless Highway). The theme is “Diving Deeper for God’s Treasure.” For more information, call 903-885-6356.

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 starting at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Phone: 903-885-1661. “Yoga for the Rest of Us” will be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.; all ages welcome. 42 is played at noon 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, July 4

PEERLESS CEMETERY Association will be holding its annual memorial day and business meeting at 11 a.m. at Peerless Cemetery. A barbecue lunch will follow the meeting.

42 WILL be played at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Pastor Ralph Caraway and St. Louis Baptist Church members will be special guests. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church is located at 225

Parkins St.

VFW POST 8560 will host a hamburger, hot dog and  fresh curly fry cookout in honor of Independence Day on July 4. Food will be served from 12 p.m. to 3 pm. This event is open to the public. The post will open at 11 a.m.

POTTS FAMILY Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. at Greenivew community building. Bring a covered dish to share at lunch.

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, July 5

GREENVIEW Cemetery Memorial Day will begin with a business meeting at 10:30 a.m., then morning worship at 10:45 a.m.  A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

OLIVE BRANCH Missionary Baptist will celebrate the Rev. Leon Sr. and his wife Paula Gossett’s 10th anniversary of service at the church at 3 p.m.

TIRA HOMECOMING program and business meeting will begin inside the Tira United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish luncheon at the picnic tables on the grounds. Contributions toward the upkeep of the cemetery can be given that day or mailed to Tira Cemetery Association, c/o Floyd Payton, 1601 County Road 4612, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

LADIES BIBLE Class will 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. 

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, July 6

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and Yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Call 903-885-1661 for more information.

IT’S YOUR Mission Monday, part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, is designated for people to make it their mission to choose a book at Sulphur Springs Public Library each Monday in July. Each child who checks out a book with his/her own card gets to choose a prize in our treasure chest.

ACTS OF LOVE Volunteer Group meets for lunch at 11 a.m., followed by the program at 11:30 a.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the first Monday of each month for a program.

MEL HAVEN Cemetery Society meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the H.W. Grays Building in Pacific Park.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Self Help Group, Broken Angels meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Greenville Public Library, located at 1 Lou Finney Blvd in Greenville. The group is a part of the Lone Star Chapter of MS. For information, contact facilitator Jeanne Smith at 903-413-7754 or online at www.mssupport.webs.com.

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, July 7

STORY TIME is offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and 6 p.m. each Thursday at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Children will make blaster cuffs for “those cool superhero moves” July 7 and July 9 as part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.

BRIGHT STAR Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Visitors welcome.

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 .

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 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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught at10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam 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, July 8

BINGO WILL be played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, and 42 at 12 noon Wednesdays and Fridays, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Call 903-885-1661 for more information.

SILVER LEOS Writers Guild, a group whose goal is to create and improve writing opportunities for themselves and others, meets from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month at the Alumni Center on the Texas A&M Commerce campus. "Encouraging Writers to Tell Their Story," the Guild invites all interested parties to attend and learn more about membership/activities.

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, July 9

STORY TIME is offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and 6 p.m. each Thursday at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Children will make blaster cuffs for “those cool superhero moves” July 9 as part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.

NORTHEAST TEXAS Gluten Intolerance Group (formerly Gluten Free group) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Locations vary and will be announced monthly.

HOPKINS COUNTY Post 66, The American Legion, meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce conference room, corner of Connally and North Davis St. Members and eligible veterans are encouraged to attend. Call 903-440-4292.

J.M. “MATT” Barton Camp #441 of the Sons of Civil War Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive; phone, 903-885-1661. For more information, call Charles D. Bolding, SCV chapter president, at 903-365-2388.

CARRIAGE HOUSE Manor’s Family Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the sun room at the end of Hall 1. Family members of residents are urged to attend. Family Council's goal is to provide support and special programs for residents and family members alike.

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 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); and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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, July 10

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” will be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., bingo is palyed at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and 42 is played at 12 noon Wednesday and Thursday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. 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, July 11

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Free Lunch and Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. For more information, contact Sequita Mosley or Jackki Moore at 903-885-8511. Song leaders practice and order of service practice will be held at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

UNITED DAUGHTERS of the Confederacy meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

CAPTAIN DAVID Philips Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Visitors are always welcome.

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, July 12

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, July 13

OPEN HOUSE help session for parents and guardians of returning Sulphur Springs Independent School District (who will be in grades 1-12) will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 13 and 30, at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. This will help parents/guardians who do not have computer access or who need help completing the back-to-school online registration process required for all students. All others may complete their forms on their SSISD Skyward Family Access account before school starts.

IT’S YOUR Mission Monday, part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, is designated for people to make it their mission to choose a book at Sulphur Springs Public Library each Monday in July. Each child who checks out a book with his/her own card gets to choose a prize in our treasure chest.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and Yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Phone: 903-885-1661.

FIC INVESTMENT Club meets at noon the second Monday of each month at Pizza Inn on Mockingbird Lane.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance will hold monthly meetings the second Monday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe on the downtown square. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. The group also meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy.

BEREAVED PARENTS Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the TU Electric Building located at 635 Clarksville St. in Paris. Call 903-785-7781 or 903-784-2011.

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, July 14

STORY TIME is offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and 6 p.m. each Thursday at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Children will finish the Storytimes off with “the iconic superhero cape” July 14 and July 16 as part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.

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.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Area of Retired School Personnel meets at 11:15 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month during the school year, except January, at Home Plate Restaurant (the old Burton’s Restaurant). President Tommy Long will present an informational and organizational meeting; a Dutch treat lunch will follow. No reservations necessary; all retirees welcome. For more information about SSARS, contact Bonnie Burtch at 903-885-9152.

NAACP (NATIONAL Association for the Advancement of Colored People) meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Cypress Building, 400 Como St.

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 is offered 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); a water color painting class will be taught at from 10:30 a.mevery Tuesday; and bridge is played the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam 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, July 15

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 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, 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, July 16

STORY TIME is offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and 6 p.m. each Thursday at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Children will finish the Storytimes off with “the iconic superhero cape” July 16 as part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.

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.

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 is offered 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), and bridge is played every Thursday 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, July 17

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.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us” will be held every Monday and Friday at 1 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, 42 is played at 12 noon Friday and Wednesday at the center. Phone: 903-885-1661. Fresh fruit Friday is the third Friday of each month 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.

 

Saturday, July 18

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, with the RS Kitchen open from 6 p.m. for a full meal and concessions available for a fee. Admission to the Jamboree is $10 per person. The Jamboree is a non-smoking, non-alcohol family-friendly environment, staged at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 County Road 1439. For information, contact Enola Gay at 903-438-3568 or go online to 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, July 19

OLD SALTILLO Cemetery Association will hold the annual cemetery meeting and memorial service from 10:30 a.m. to noon across from the cemetery at Old Saltillo United Methodist Church on County Road 3357. Mike Briley will lead congregational singing, accompanied by pianist Lisa Lowry. The invocation will be given by the Rev. Jack Wallace. A business meeting with the annual report of activities, financial report and electin of three members for three years. A memorial tribute will be given for those interred over the last year, with a presentation by Kelli McAfee Traver; Shirley Gibbs will be the guest speaker; benediction by the Rev. Vic Casad. Bring a full meal to share.

LADIES BIBLE Class will 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 worship is 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. *Ends Aug. 2

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, July 20

IT’S YOUR Mission Monday, part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, is designated for people to make it their mission to choose a book at Sulphur Springs Public Library each Monday in July. Each child who checks out a book with his/her own card gets to choose a prize in our treasure chest.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Yoga is offered at 1 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Phone: 903-885-1661.

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, July 21

BRETT ROBERTS’ Heroes Around the World Magic Show will be held at 2 p.m. at City Hall and at 6 p.m. at Sulphur Spring Public Library, as part of SSPL’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program. No sign up is required for the 2 p.m. show. However, seating is limited for the 6 p.m. show so sign up is required.

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.

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 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 at  10:30 a.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, styrofoam 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, July 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 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, 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, July 23

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.

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 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); and Bridge is played every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., all 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, July 24

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” will be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.; bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday; 42 is played at 12 noon Fridays; and the monthly birthday party is held at 10:45 a.m.t he fourth Friday of each month, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. 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, July 25

“IT’S A Grand Affair” Senior Citizens Prom will bgin at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for admittance; contact 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 weekdays for tickets.

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, July 26

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.

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. *Ends Aug. 2

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, July 27

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

IT’S YOUR Mission Monday, part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, is designated for people to make it their mission to choose a book at Sulphur Springs Public Library each Monday in July. Each child who checks out a book with his/her own card gets to choose a prize in our treasure chest.

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, July 28

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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.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, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished. Bridge is played every second and fourth Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

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, July 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 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, 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, July 30

OPEN HOUSE help session for parents and guardians of returning Sulphur Springs Independent School District (who will be in grades 1-12) will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. This will help parents/guardians who do not have computer access or who need help completing the back-to-school online registration process required for all students. All others may complete their forms on their SSISD Skyward Family Access account before school starts.

HERO TOWN, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s “hero version” of a community read in will be held from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. at the library. Local heroes will be reading to kids, showing what real heroes do every day — care. Each child who turns in a reading log will receive a prize. Top reader prizes for SSPL’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program will also be presented. Hot dogs have been donated by Grocery Supply Co. and drinks by Brookshire’s for this event.

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.

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 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. A men’s barbecue will begin at 12 noon July 30 at the center.

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, July 31

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 WILL be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., bingo is played at :30 a.m. Wedneday and Friday, and 42 is played Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King. 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, Aug. 1

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.

PRIDE OF Columbia, Heroines of Jericho Court 490 meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at Trinity Oaks Apartment community center, 610 Woodlawn St. Must be in white attire. Questions or concerns may be directed to Nitri Adams at 903-348-3622.

COMMUNITY BLOOD drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in Carter Blood Care’s mobile unit, which will be parked in the Memorial Medical Plaza parking lot. For an appointment, call 1-800-DONATE4 (800-366-2834).

CUMBY FOOD pantry will be open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cumby Community Room on Main Street in Cumby. Interested families should bring proof of a Cumby mailing address, proof of income and Social Security numbers. The pantry is sponsored by First United Methodist, Cornerstone Baptist and First Baptist churches of Cumby and Mt. Zion Church.

SSHS CLASS of 1963 meets at the Red Barn at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for breakfast. Friends are welcome.

 

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.

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.

 

Thursday, Aug. 13

TRINITY HARVEST presents Kidz Glow Out from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 13-15, for ages 5-12, at the church, located at 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

 

Friday, Aug. 14

KIDZ GLOW Out continues from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, at Trinity Harvest Church, 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

 

Saturday, Aug. 15

KIDZ GLOW Out continues from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Trinity Harvest Church, 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

 

Saturday, Aug. 22

42 TOURNAMENT (originally scheduled June 26) has been rescheduled for 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, 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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