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CPHS students win Pan American Student Forum Scholarship

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Erica Grimaldi and Yasmin Diosdado won the Spanish Club Pan American Student Forum Scholarship at Como-Pickton High School. This is the first time in the past 10 years that they awarded the scholarship to two people from the same school district. The scholarship is for  $1,000 per semester up to two years.

On the Dock

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Cliff Herriage spends time with his extended family by taking his stepmother-in-law Gale Jones fishing at Coleman Park on a chilly Tuesday morning. As a cold front continues to hit Hopkins County, tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 46 with northwest winds from 5 to 10 mph. 

Day of fishing with friends turns tragic for SSHS senior

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A Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat varsity football player and band member drowned Saturday during a fishing and swimming outing in a private pond on County Road 1185 with other team members Saturday afternoon.


Yantis Catfish Classic set for May 2-3

Early sign-up closes Tuesday for YVFD fundraiser

The annual Yantis Catfish Classic will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, at the Minnow Bucket on Lake Fork. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Yantis Volunteer Fire Department.



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The April 25-26 News-Telegram Neighbors feature profiles retiring SSISD educators Becke Anderson, Beth Shurleff and Sarah Briley. They share their advice, memories and challenges of the job.

Thank you ladies for more than 60 combined years of dedication to our children and schools.

The News-Telegram would like to recognize as many retiring school personnel in Hopkins County and Yantis in this section as possible before school ends. Any retiring school staff who would like to be included in Neighbors who has not yet received a questionnaire should contact Faith Huffman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 903-885-8663 to request one. 

Those who already have questionnaires are asked to get them filled out and returned to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or the News-Telegram office, 401 Church St., as soon as possible so we can get them all in by the end of the school year.

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