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 Tuesday, March 28

CANCELED: THE jury panel called for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Hopkins County Court-at-Law does not need to report for duty. That panel has been canceled, according to Hopkins Clerk Debbie Shirley.

DIAMOND SET, the 60+ ministry of First Baptist Church-Sulphur Springs, will hold its monthly meet at 11:30 a.m. Free blood pressure checks and information will be available from Legacy Hospice from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Carrolton First Baptist Church Senior Adult Choir will present a special music program. The luncheon meal is $5 per person. All senior adults invited.

BRIDGE IS played at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday and on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month; Fit and Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Tai Chi offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and watercolor painting is taught from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday (the class if free but participants must bring a water bowl, styrofoam plate, 8x10-inch piece of cardboard and two brushes), all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

IRS CERTIFIED AARP volunteers will be preparing 2016 income tax returns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through April 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. There are no charges and AARP membership is not required to participate. Bring photo ID, last year’s tax return and a Social Security card for each person named on the return. Questions may be addressed to Cheryl Spears at 903-885-8932.

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

GALE HAGUE’s Lone Star Express Band will be featured at a Senior Citizen Dance held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Arbala Community Center. Bring finger food. Admission costs $5.

ALANON GROUP, a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church at 129 College St. No smoking.

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 Worley at 903 439-8449 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, March 29

DIVORCE CARE, a 13-week seminar and support group designed to for those who are experiencing divorce or separation, will be held from 6 p.m. until about 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays in the basement of First United Methodist Church-Sulphur Springs. Childcare available if needed. Contact Debbie Young at 903-243-1235 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 42 played at noon every Wednesday and Friday; and Step by Step Yoga Workout with Peggy Cappy is offered at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE LUNCHES are offered at 11:45 a.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 with their batteries at the CANHelp Community Thrift Store, 613 Gilmer St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Donations should be placed in the bin just inside the door. Call 903-885-9797 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.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 9 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Call 903-450-6445 for information.

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

 

Thursday, March 30

PRAYER ON the Plaza, a non-denominational prayer group, meets at 12 noon for approximately 30-45 minutes near the Veteran's Memorial. The purpose is to promote unity of different Christian churches and groups in the Sulphur Springs area. Anyone is welcome. Each month a different church or organization will bring a short devotional thought followed by small groups forming for brief prayer time.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Alcoholics Anonymous group will hold a open meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, the white building just east of the church at 129 College St. 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 every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; tai chi begins at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday; and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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, March 31

ASKEW FAMILY’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morning Chapel Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St. Get a chopped beef sandwich, chips and a drink for a $5 donation, ddoubles for $8 or a plate for $8. For pre-orders, call Tarra at 903-243-9017. Delivery available in town.

FISH FRY will begin with serving at 6 p.m. Fridays in March and April 7, at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. Knights of Columbus will offer all catfish, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, okra, beans, tomato relish, tea, coffee, desserts and more for $15 for all-you-can-eat of fish; $12 for a regular plate and $7 for a child’s plate, each all-you-can-eat of everything except fish. For additional information, call 903-885-1222.

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.

STEP BY Step Yoga Workout with Peggy Cappy is offered at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday; and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every 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, April 1

BROTHER RON Rice will be the featured speaker at special worship services at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at First United Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Road.

J‘n’L Band will perform at 8 p.m. at VFW Post 8560. A $5 per person cover will be charged; no one younger than 21 will be admitted.

MILLER GROVE FFA’s annual stew and Auction will be held April 1 at the school. 

 

Tuesday, April 4

BROTHER RON Rice will be the featured speaker at special worship services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  at First United Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Road.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students will be conducted during regular school hours, weekdays, April 4-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

WALK OF Hope and Candlelight Vigil for victims and survivors of crime will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Celebration Plaza during Natinal Crime Victims’ Rights Week by SAFE-T Crisis Center. The walk begins at 5 p.m. at the courthouse steps and the candlelight vigil will follow at 5:30 p.m. If it rains, the event will be at The ROC, 115 Putman St. For more information, call 903-439-0325.

 

Wednesdsay, April 5

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 5-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

 

Thursday, April 6

SULPHUR SPRINGS Church of the Nazarene’s Annual Plant Sale, the major fundraiser for the church teens, will be held from 7 p.m. until dusk April 6-8 on the front lawn of the church, 1300 South League St.

CUMBY ELEMENTARY School will be registering new students for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Parents/guardians should bring their child's birth certificate, proof of residency in the district, Social Security Card, shot record and proof of income. Call 903-994-2260, ext. 2245, for more information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION deadline for the 5th Annual Tanner Higgins Warrior Run is April 6. Cost increases from $40 on April 6 to $50. Register online at rctregister.com until 8 a.m. April 7. The Warrior Run will be held April 8 at Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Unit.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 6-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

 

Friday, April 7

SULPHUR SPRINGS Church of the Nazarene’s Annual Plant Sale, the major fundraiser for the church teens, will be held from 7 p.m. until dusk April 7-8 on the front lawn of the church, 1300 South League St.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 6-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

FISH FRY will begin with serving at 6 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. Knights of Columbus will offer all catfish, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, okra, beans, tomato relish, tea, coffee, desserts and more for $15 for all-you-can-eat of fish; $12 for a regular plate and $7 for a child’s plate, each all-you-can-eat of everything except fish. For additional information, call 903-885-1222.

REACHOUT, A program of Hopkins County Community Chest in which counselors bring all of the services offered at the main office to rural communities visits a different community, will be offered from noon and 3 p.m. the first Friday each month at Miller Grove Methodist Church. Assistance will be same as that offered at HCCC in Sulphur Springs. No appointment is necessary. Potential clients can call HCCC at 903-885-34523 for more details.

STORYTIME FOR Preschoolers will be held at 10:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of each month during the school year at Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 North Davis St. Books, songs, stories, puppets and guest authors will be featured. Direct questions to 903-885-4926.

 

Saturday, April 8

SULPHUR SPRINGS Church of the Nazarene’s Annual Plant Sale, the major fundraiser for the church teens, will be held from 7 p.m. until dusk on the front lawn of the church, 1300 South League St.

GIVE BACK DAY to benefit the Tanner Higgins Military Memorial Fund will be held at Redneck Roadhouse. The business will donate a percent of proceeds from meal purchases to the fund all day April 8.

EAST TEXAS Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Tyler Public Library at 2 p.m. There will be a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the society instead of a formal program. Past members are invited to tell about the early days of ETGS. A “show and tell” of items of interest from the past, especially the unusual or photos, etc. will be part of the day.

5TH ANNUAL Tanner Higgins Warrior Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Cooper Lake Sate Park South Sulphur Unit. Packets can be picked up at 7 a.m. Racers, families, friends and supporters should park in one of the two large parking lots at Gulls Bluff Day Use Area. Hopkins County Military Coalition will post colors at 8:15 a.m. Cost for anyone not already registered for the walk will be $50 on April 8.

KARAOKE NIGHT begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8560.

 

Monday, April 10

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 10-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

 

Tuesday, April 11

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 11-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

 

Wednesday, April 12

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours, weekdays, April 12-13, in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

 

Thursday, April 13

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND Pre-k roundup for new to the district students continues during regular school hours in Miller Grove Elementary Office. The enrolling child be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 or be 5 years on or before Sept. 1 for kindergarten. Bring the students birth certificate, Social Security Card and most current immunization records; enrolling person’s driver’s license; and proof of residence or plan to complete a transfer request. 

REACHOUT, a program of Hopkins County Community Chest, in which counselors bring all of the services offered at the main office to rural communities visits a different community, will be offered from noon and 3 p.m. the second Friday each month at Como Methodist Church.  Assistance will be same as that offered at HCCC in Sulphur Springs. No appointment is necessary. Potential clients can call HCCC at 903-885-34523 for more details.

FRIDAY FRIENDS quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, located at 1000 Texas St.

 

Monday, April 17

ROSS AND SHOALMIRE, elder law attorneys will present "Make the Most of Your Benefits ... Medicare Coverage and Appeals" during the quarterly Basics at Brunch, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Free brunch provided by Carriage House Manor and At Home Health Care.

 

 

Saturday, April 22

12TH ANNUAL Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet will be held from12 noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center, known as The ROC, 115 Putman Street. All local residents 90 or older are invited to attend and be recognized for reaching that milestone. Invitations were sent out. Anyone that age who did not receive a letter can contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661to let her know.

 

Saturday, May 6

MILLER GROVE Cemetery’s annual memorial day and homecoming will be held May 6 at Miller Grove United Methodist Church. Those with family or friends buried in the cemetery are welcome to attend.

 

Friday, May 12

JEWELRY RAFFLE winners will be drawn at noon May 12. Raffle tickets are available at the Senior Citizens Center for $1 each or six for $5 for chances to win a natural black lip shell cameo pendant or one of two The Tree of Life pendants with natural birthstones. Proceeds go toward the building fund for a new Senior Citizens Center.

 

Saturday, June 10

8TH ANNUAL Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant will begin at 6 p.m. at League Street Church off Christ, 1100 South League St. in Sulphur Springs. Ladies must be 60 or older to enter. Judging includes judges’ interview, philosophy of life, evening gown (or nice Sunday outfit) and talent show. To enter the pageant, contact Karon Weatherman at 903-886-161.

 

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